I have a few ideas:
A machine that compresses stuff into other stuff, and works at the same speed/input of a grinder. Can compress 2 sand into 1 sandstone, rather than the wasteful 4 sand needed to make 1 in crafting.
-Separator (extractor, if you will)
A machine that extracts up to 4 different types of products from one input. Can be used to remove Mythril from Doped Silicon, and separate Lead, Uranium, and Thorium from stuff described next. Possibly crafted with 2 grinders, a stainless-steel wire-mesh, and 6 stainless steel ingots or something.
Instead of lame Uranium ore - why not make it (just a little bit) harder to get that expensive Nuclear Reactor Fuel, in exchange for a few more awesome features? The ore looks like more of a dense ore with a stone vein in it, rather than stone with an ore vein in it. It drops 8 clumps of ''radioactive stuff'', and when each is put in a separator, it gives 2-4 Lead nuggets, 1-2 Uranium nuggets, and 1-4 Thorium nuggets - all explained next.
A heavy element, only stackable up to 36 dusts, 18 nuggets, or 2 blocks. For use in Neutron guns (a component of a breeder reactor), and safer Radiation shielding for Nuclear Reactors/Breeder Reactors. 2 dust in a compressor gives 1 nugget, 9 nuggets in crafting gives 1 block.
A very radioactive element, only stackable up to 18 nuggets or 2 blocks. Can be put into a separator to give 2-4 Enriched Uranium dust, and 1-2 Lead dust.
A dust, that is more enriched than a Uranium nugget. Can be placed in a compressor to give 1 Uranium Fuel pellet, and 3 of those in crafting can be crafted into a Uranium Fuel rod. Dusts can only be stacked up to 36, pellets up to 36, and rods up to 1. Rods are more of a single-piece-in-a-slot device, for use in nuclear reactors, so they are not stackable and have a self-damage value (registered as tools, not items)
Thorium is stackable up to 18 nuggets. Placing a nugget into a separator gives 2-4 Enriched Thorium dusts, and 1-2 Lead dusts.
A dust, that is more enriched than a Thorium nugget. Stackable up to 36. Can be placed into a compressor to give a Thorium pellet, stackable up to 1 even though it is registered as an item (so that only 1 can be placed in each slot of the Breeder Reactor). Those pellets can be placed into a Breeder reactor, and very, very slowly, they will turn into Plutonium pellets.
This is a much more efficient Nuclear Fuel than Uranium. Pellets are stackable up to 36, and crafting 3 of those gives a Plutonium Fuel Rod. The fuel rods are registered as tools, just like Uranium fuel rods. They can take 4x as much damage points as a Uranium fuel rod, but produce the same rate of energy production as Uranium fuel rods.
This unique generator is capable of slowly fissing Uranium/Plutonium fuel rods, to give off energy, and Nuclear Waste once the rods are used up. Instead of ''burning'' the fuel, they slowly damage the fuel rods 1 point every minute, Uranium being able to take 240 ''hits'', and Plutonium takes 960 ''hits'', each ''hit'' producing 100 EU. It must have at least 2 water nodes next to it, or it will slowly heat up (would be nice if there's a bar in the GUI that shows heat of the reactor) and upon reaching it's Max. Heat, it will turn all blocks neighboring it (AND itself) into Lava sources, and will set aflame all flammable blocks in a 5-block range). If the reactor used up all of the fuel rods in it, or the fuel rods have been removed, it will not gain any more heat, and will slowly cool down.
A more advanced type of Nuclear Reactor. It must be properly cooled just like a normal reactor, or it will turn itself and all neighboring blocks into Lava source blocks, and set on fire all flammable blocks within a 5-block range. There are 9 slots in the GUI, the one in the center is for a Uranium fuel rod, and the others for up to one (1) Thorium pellet. Every 10 minutes, the Uranium fuel rod gains 1 damage, and there is a 1 out of 25 chance that one of the Thorium pellets inside will turn into a Plutonium pellet each time the Uranium fuel rod is damaged. The reactor stops working if there are no Thorium pellets inside it (not if the slots are empty - if the Thorium has all been converted to Plutonium and/or or there is no Thorium to convert in the reactor, it will shut down). It does not consume or generate any energy.
A very volatile, deadly waste product of Nuclear power. It can not be destroyed. When a fuel rod in a reactor is used up, it turns into this. These rods are only stackable up to 9, have no damage value, and can be crafted into blocks that are stackable up to 1. It can not be placed in chests or any storage unit of any kind. It can not be pulverized with the /pulverize command, as that is cheating. The blocks can only be placed, and anything within a 5-block range of them will be hurt by 1/2 heart per second, in a 2-block range 2 hearts per second. There is an ABM running on them, that will turn the waste into Lead blocks, but the chance is EXTREMELY low and it takes a long time between ABM runs. It may take more than a year for 4 blocks out of 8 to turn into Lead.
I'm not ''demanding'' these, I am just suggesting some ideas. These would be awesome if added to your mod.
Last edited by SegFault22
on Tue Oct 09, 2012 22:01, edited 1 time in total.
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