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6:13 AM
Two of the ultimate hybrids made last night hooked up to two MFSUs - that's all I need to handle the load of a very upgraded and overclocked thermal centrifuge. So, 12 more of the radioisotopes to fuel, and my power system is done :)
 
6:31 AM
Hrm, well, if I can find a way to automatically ensure that the thermal centrifuge only runs during the day, that is :)
 
7:07 AM
@TimPost Daylight detector from vanilla :)
 
 
3 hours later…
9:58 AM
There's the solar plant. Two of those ultimate hybrids (512 EU/t / 64 EU/t night or rainy) feeding into 3 MFSUs, and then stepped down from HV, MV to LV for distribution.
The hybrids have a 1,000,000 EU buffer as well.
 
@TimPost do you transport LV over long distances? I know they changed a lot, but it used to be a lot more efficient to transport EV/HV over long distances and then step down locally
 
@Jochem Nope. Any more than say 15 or 20 blocks, even with glass fiber cable, you see the effects of the drop - more profoundly with every block after
If you're going to go long distance, 4096 or even 8192 EU/t is the way to go.
 
nod the loss was (and apparently is) per packet per distance, so the bigger the packets, the lower the overall loss :)
 
If you carefully place some MFSUs along the long distance distribution paths, you have the makings of a good 'sub station' layout. The storage and retransmitting of the power alleviates the loss, and easy to use with just a couple of transformers placed down.
I hope they get the analyzer working (finally) in IC2 experimental, because you really need that to be able to figure out at what point to place more energy storage to eliminate the loss.
 
have you looked into the P2P gates at all for long distance stuff?
afaik, that uses a flat conversion cost
(from AE2)
 
10:14 AM
Not yet, but only because I haven't needed to. I think I will just so I can know how it works, but more practical means exist for satellite locations (especially with ender tanks and the cheap cost of geothermal generators)
Also, quantum bridges are not cheap unless you sort of cheat with cobble generators.
 
I doubt they intend you to manually mine the 2 million cobble you need for the singularities though :)
 
I did something incredibly dumb. Those transformers? Yeah, that line out leads straight down to the basement to the high side of my other bank of MFSUs. Why I made them and placed them completely escapes me.
The green side is the out on these, right? (sphax changes it)
 
10:32 AM
I can never remember... I thought they had one out and 5 ins
 
Yep. It's orange in the default ic2 textures, just making sure I didn't reverse them and kaboom when I turn on the splitter :)
 
I'm pretty sure (from watching dw20, so no personal experience there...) that they haven't re-enabled explosions from over-voltage yet
 
I should try in creative because I'm so careful that I'd otherwise never know for certain
 
even if they don't, I'd still set it up properly, they might update and enable it at some point
 
10:51 AM
Hmm. I've got about 35 machines at power tier 1, to pipe through 512 EU/t to everything, I'd need three transformer upgrades per machine. Just over 100 upgrades. Let me see how expensive these things are.
Kind of. Each needs two gold insulated cables, an electronic circuit (which is 6 copper insulated cables), an EV transformer which is a machine casing and two more insulated copper cables, then a bunch of glass. I've got thousands of copper ingots, close to a thousand gold, and one harvest of my rubber tree farm should be enough rubber.
I'll need to mine about 600 more iron ingots and that can be my weekend project.
Though it's sort of a waste, as over half my power comes from LV sources.
What can one do with 700 blocks of u-238?
Other than build a giant radioactive barn or something
 
lol, other than a self-destruct system for when you're done, I can't really think of anything
 
TAINT MANAGEMENT! Brilliant.
 
 
2 hours later…
12:45 PM
Oh and yeah. Remember 2001, where the monolith first appeared? Here's the Minecraft version:
 

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