This mod provides a small selection of "basic" materials and items that other mods should use when possible -- things like steel bars and chains, wire, plastic strips and sheets, and more.
The whole idea here is to eliminate duplication from mod to mod, and reduce recipe conflicts.
Most of the items in this mod came from Home Decor, Pipeworks, Technic, and Gloopblocks, some of which are intended as direct replacements for similar items, along with a few new bits and bobs that I hope modders will find useful.
Basically-speaking, if two or more mods provide some equivalent item, and it's something basic that other mods could make use of, and it's something that could have otherwise made a good addition to minetest_game such that everyone should have that item, then those duplicate items and their recipes should be removed from their respective mods, a single such item and recipe added to this mod instead, and those mods made to depend on this one.
All item names begin with , and all of them have aliases back to their original names, where applicable.
In order shown in the image above, they are:
- brass_block, brass_ingot, cement_block, chain_brass, chain_steel, chainlink_brass, chainlink_steel, concrete_block
- copper_strip, copper_wire, empty_spool, energy_crystal_simple, gear_steel, gold_wire, heating_element, ic
- motor, oil_extract, padlock, paraffin, plastic_sheet, plastic_strip, silicon, silver_wire
- steel_bar, steel_strip, steel_wire, terracotta_base, wet_cement
...or browse the code: https://gitlab.com/VanessaE/basic_materials
Dependencies: Minetest 0.4.17 or later and a corresponding copy of minetest_game (well default therefrom anyway).
License: LGPL 3.0 for code, CC-by-SA 4.0 for media and everything else.