This mod can be broken down into 3 main areas:
There are 7 new gems the mod brings to the table. In order from weakest to strongest, they are:
<Type> - <Durability> - <Harvest Level> - <Armor Durability>
Turquoise - 64 - 1 - 5
Onyx - 128 - 1 - 7
Amethyst - 256 - 2 - 10
Citrine - 512 - 2 - 14
Emerald - 1024 - 3 - 19
Ruby - 2048 - 3 - 26
Sapphire - 4096 - 3 - 40
Each gem can be crafted into the complete tool and armor set as well as decorative gem blocks. Also included are the complete set(including vanilla materials) of a new tool called a Scythe. The Scythe harvests a 7x7 area of tall grass/flowers/leaves in a manner similar to the Sickle from Red Power 2.
In addition to the base gem tools, 3 new tools have been added:
Super Shovel: Digs out a large section of targeted material in one blow. Useful for obliterating a gravel vein when mining.
Super Pickaxe: Mines the whole vein of any targeted ore. Any block ID listed in the config will be mined as such. Default config is set up to include vanilla ores plus a majority of ores included by the FTB packs.
Hammer: Mines a 5x5x5 cube centered on the block broken. Any veins of ore encountered(as defined by the config for the super pick) will also be mined in their entirety even if they extend outside the initial cube.
Thor's Hammer: Mines 1 chunk of all ores and drops them at the targeted block. Durability: roughly 4 chunks. Recipe includes 3 each of the gem blocks, and diamond and iron blocks. I leave it up to you to figure out the recipe.
All 3 tools will drop all broken blocks at the location of the targeted block.
Gem Tumbler: A machine that refines the raw gems that come from mining the ores into refined gems that can be crafted into the tools and armor. Uses gravel as 'fuel'.
There are several machines whose purpose is to gather resources from otherwise fairly useless materials including dirt, gravel, and sand.
Sifting Machine: Fill it with gravel sand or dirt and it will sift out the valuable metals and gems you care about. Has a chance to drop everything from flakes of metal up through whole diamonds and emeralds.
Sluicing Machine(Planned):Use water to extract the last bits of valuable resources from your sifted dirt and sand. Will consume water and produce mud as a byproduct.
Pressure Cooker: A high heat furnace fueled solely by blaze rods. Its purpose is to smelt down metal flakes into nugget and diamond chips into usable diamonds.
This part of the mod adds a few new machines as well:
Composter(Planned): This machine requires direct sunlight, a steady supply of biomatter(saplings, seeds, etc) and will produce organic compost for use in the Aerator.
Aerator(Planned): This machine is used to combine mud, organic compost, and sand to create dirt.
We have a wiki over at kg6jay.info/wiki
0.5.10/0.6.2 - Added ability for vanilla tools and armor to be smelted down in the Pressure Vessel to give the raw materials back based upon percentage damage the tool/armor has sustained.
Added blaze powder as a 1 smelt fuel for the Pressure Vessel
Added soul sand to the sifting machine, will sift into blaze rods, blaze powder, gunpowder, ghast tears, magma cream, nether quartz and sand.
The Planned machines will be implemented.
1.6.4 Latest(1.0.22_Dev) - Direct
1.6.2 Latest(0.6.2) - adf.ly Direct
1.5.2 Latest(0.5.11) - adf.ly Direct
1.5.1 Latest(0.1.14) - adf.ly Direct
1.4.7 Latest(0.0.118) - adf.lyDirect
1.5.2 0.5.7 - adf.ly Direct
1.5.2 0.5.4 - adf.ly
1.5.2 0.5.1 - direct
1.4.7 0.0.96 - direct
1.4.7 0.0.90 - direct
Requires Forge 184.108.40.2061+(1.6.2), Forge 220.127.116.113+(1.5.2), Forge 18.104.22.1684+(1.5.1) or Forge 22.214.171.1244(1.4.7)
Put the zip into your mods folder as per usual for forge mods.
Pressure Cooker GUI:
Tools and Armor:
Tools and Armor:
Code, Textures - kg6jay
Textures - PaiKurosaki, LazDude2012
Suggestions, comments, feedback is always welcome.
I give permission for the TechCraft FTB pack to use this mod. All others wishing to include the mod in your pack please contact me first.