I have some nether iridium.
And I even took IC2 and all it's associated mods out of the pack.
Not sure what it's good for now...
No, you're incorrect. It is confusing tho. There's regular Iridium Ore Blocks, which are square, just like your Nether Ore Blocks except they're the usual overworld stone gray and not the nether red color. And then there is IC2 Iridium Ore, which is the spherical white ball thing in your inventory. You can't place it down and you can only find them in chests, but the white balls are what you need to make Iridium Plates, there's a crafting table recipe for the Plates, doesn't even require a machine to make em.It's ok, it isnt the same as IC Iridium anyway. I got all excited about finding it till I realized it can't be used to make Iridium plate for Quantum armor. It's use is limited to making Advanced Solar panels.
I see no recipe for this in NEI, that is where I got the information I based my statement on. If you're saying that the Another One Bites the Dust ore (that is what nether Iridium ore turns into, the grey iridium ore you're talking about) can be turned in to IC Iridium, I would like to see some proof of that as that would be fantastic. I have a game with many stacks of this ore.No, you're incorrect. It is confusing tho. There's regular Iridium Ore Blocks, which are square, just like your Nether Ore Blocks except they're the usual overworld stone gray and not the nether red color. And then there is IC2 Iridium Ore, which is the spherical white ball thing in your inventory. You can't place it down and you can only find them in chests, but the white balls are what you need to make Iridium Plates, there's a crafting table recipe for the Plates, doesn't even require a machine to make em.
Your 2 Nether Iridium Ore blocks turn into 6 regular overworld Iridium Ore blocks if you use the process I described, and then you can process those 6 Iridium Ore blocks into 12 IC2 Iridium Ore (the white balls) using IC2 processing machines (Macerator, Ore Washing Station, Thermal Centrifuge). I think I said 2 blocks makes 6 of the Iridium "white balls" in my previous post, but it's actually 12 of em. TE Induction Smelter will triple, and then IC2 will double.
But even 12 Iridium Ore white balls aren't enough to make Quantum. You'll either have to run a quarry for a huge amount of time to randomly collect the white balls out of random-loot chests, or else you have to go the Recycler-MassFabricator-Replicator route to make more white balls.
Dang, I was really hoping I was wrong on this one and that it was simply just a recipe that NEI didn't show. IC has made getting quantum armor so much more difficult than other comparable armor that it's not even worth considering.Let me fire up my game so I'm not misleading you, I'll find the exact recipes for ya.
Yeah I see what you're saying, the ore blocks can't give IC2 Iridium balls, they can only give Iridium Ingots. That would seem to be an oversight, there wouldn't appear to be any potential exploit to make Iridium Ore (the IC2 white balls) equivalent to Iridium Ingots (which as you note are only useful for Advanced Solar Panels mod). That's a shame.
I ran my Ender Quarry as much as possible (thousands of chunks) and thus I had about 30 of the white balls. You really only need one of em to copy it (in the IC2 Scanner) and make a Pattern Disc for use in the IC2 Replicator/Pattern Storage combo... but it's not a small project unless you have the luxury of weeks and months to wait for a few machines to make UUmatter.
Sorry if I confused ya or got your hopes up. My whole purpose for dealing with Iridium at all was for making Solar Panels, so I guess that's why I never bothered to notice the Iridium ingots aren't equivalent to the Iridium balls.
As far as my research showed me, Scrap Boxes provide the biggest speed boost for the Mass Fabricators (perhaps the only speed boost?). Keeping up with the cobblestone feed is the hardest part, it takes 2 stacks of the ExtraUtil upgrades in the cobblegen nodes, and I also had to break up the Recycler supply lines and use 6 EnderChests because EnderIO conduit can't pull cobble out of one quickly enough. LOLAlso, why do you use scrap boxes? Can you not just convert cobblestone etc to scrap? A bunch of Extra Utilities nodes making cobble and then sending it to the recycler would seem a lot easier.