Emasher Posted July 10, 2013 Share Posted July 10, 2013 Engineer's Toolbox Download Changelog Current Version: 126.96.36.199 For Minecraft 1.6.2 Have you ever had to run a wire, pipe or cable through a wall, but didn't want to leave a huge hole in it? Perhaps at some point you've wanted to run multiple cables or pipes through a single tile, or maybe you've wanted to build a single block ore-processor. I'm sure at some point you've wanted to build a machine that can harvest obsidian instantly, and ever since zombies discovered that wooden doors can be broken, you've probably wanted a way to toggle open iron ones using a single block device. Engineer's Toolbox provides the means to do all of that, and more, lots more. The mod is based around a single block called a socket, which can have a module installed on each of its six faces. There are over 50 modules to choose from and they cover everything from redstone logic gates to bouncing mobs around in the air (See the full list below). You can design and build your own machines to do many tasks that other mods would take several blocks (or even different mods) to accomplish, in a single, or at least very few blocks. This allows for much more compact, cleaner builds. Each socket has three internal inventories and three internal tanks to store items, and fluids, respectively. There's also an internal capacitor to store energy, three internal redstone circuits to pass redstone signals between sides, and three internal redstone latches to store a redstone signal. This might sound complicated but you can easily configure you modules to use whichever of them you need using a tool called the socket remote. Engineer's toolbox doesn't have any complicated GUIs that need configuring (in-fact, there are no GUIs whatsoever for the time being), everything can be done using the remote's various modes, quickly and easily. All the various options are even colour coded (don't worry, there's a config option for our colour blind friends). Sockets are compatible with BuildCraft facades. They also work with both BuildCraft's MJs and Industrial Craft^2's EUs, (1 MJ = 2.44 EU) so you can quite easily use sockets as power converters. Not only that, but when dismantled with a BuildCraft compatible wrench (one is included in the mod), sockets retain the contents of their tanks and inventories, as well as all their energy, so you can use sockets as portable energy storage devices, tanks, or whatever else you can think of. The mod also adds a tool called a redstone wand which can be used to deploy short lived redstone emitting orbs into the world, which you can use to test out your contraptions. For more information, please visit my wiki. As far as modpacks go, feel free to use Engineer's Toolbox in any modpack, as long as you're not selling the pack or violating the Minecraft EULA in some other way. It would be nice to get a head's up, but it's certainly not required. If you like this mod, check out my other mods here. For the latest updates on all my mods, consider subscribing to me on Twitter. You can download Engineer's Toolbox here. Keep in mind that it requires EmasherCore, which can be downloaded from the same page. To install it, simply place the .zip file in your mods folder (EmasherCore is NOT a coremod and simply goes in the mods folder). Be sure you have the latest version of Minecraft Forge installed as well. I do have plans to release an API for Engineer's Toolbox at some point, but it isn't ready yet. Basically, it will allow other mods to add their own modules, and possibly some other things. If anyone has made a video spotlight, or added support for Engineer's Toolbox in their texturepack, let me know, and I'll update this post with a link to it. Examples Below are a few examples of the sorts of machines you can build using sockets. This barely scratches the surface of what you can do with them, let alone what you will be able to do with them as more content is added to the mod. Keep in mind that blocks from several other mods are used in these examples, including some from Thermal Expansion, BuildCraft, IC^2, Forestry, as well as some of my own mods, AS#B and GasCraft. Route different resources through a single block: Build a quick and convenient obsidian harvester: Create portable energy storage blocks that work with both BuildCraft and IC^2 power: Build complex redstone circuits using logic gates and other redstone sensitive modules: Build a single block ore processor: Build an automated GasCraft algae farm: Input or output energy, fluids, and items through a single face: Blow up your friends with a landmine: Harness the power of a river: And if you don't have a river, power your base using cows: Here's a full list of the modules you can currently craft: Item Input Item Output Item Ejector Item Distributor Item Detector Inventory Interface Vacuum (suck up items) Fluid Input Fluid Output Fluid Extractor Fluid Distributor Tank Interface Fluid Detector Energy Input Energy Output Multi Input Multi Output Redstone Input Redstone Output Redstone AND Redstone OR Redstone NOT Redstone NAND Redstone NOR Redstone XOR Redstone XNOR Redstone Latch Toggle Redstone Latch Set Redstone Latch Reset Redstone Timer Redstone Delayer Redstone State Cell Pressure Plate Button BUDS (block update sensor) Burner (ignites fires) Breaker (breaks blocks) Advanced Breaker Spring (bounce mobs around) Deadly Flashing Blade (damage entities) Water intake (infinite water source) Lava intake (cobblestone generator) Water Cooler (solidify lava) Freezer (make ice) Furnace Grinder (think macerator) Energy Indicator Energy Storage Upgrade Advanced Energy Storage Upgrade Solar Panel Hydroelectric Turbine Piezoelectric Tile Self Destruct System (BOOM!) 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