Energy system with MCreator

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Energy system with MCreator
Sat, 03/14/2020 - 15:46 (edited)

Hello, I wanted to share here my developments of my own energy system.
Before commenting, please read this warning : energy systems already exist with/without MCreator, but every energy system works differently and I'll try as much to not copy existing energy systems. But before this, thanks to Wes for giving me the idea to do it, and I hope you don't mind if I create my own energy system, and of course, it will be quite different from yours...

Now, we can start!
For now, the system is quite basic because I'm working simultaneously on other projects. This topic is going to be updated, but updates aren't going to be on this main message. So if you're coming here like 2 weeks after the beginning of my topic, I suggest you go read the comments to see updates.

Right now, I have created a solar panel of tiers 1 and it can store 1 000 EL (energy levels). Its battery is temporary because It charges on day, only if it has a sky access, and during night, it discharges. As long as it will have EL power, it will also deliver redstone power (so it also works like an advanced vanilla daylight sensors)

First preview :
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Edited by Max094_Reikeb on Sat, 03/14/2020 - 15:46
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Nice
Mon, 03/16/2020 - 20:44

Nice

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Updates! It's been a while …
Wed, 03/18/2020 - 17:12

Updates!
It's been a while (4 days) since I started this topic and I finally have a news for you.

I created a new block : the Battery. For now, it can store an unlimited amount of EL but later, I'll maybe do stuff like Tiers or something to separate blocks and abilities. The Battery, if placed next to a Solar Panel, can store the EL the panel gets. But if we destroy the Battery, EL are lost forever. That's why I created the Portable Battery. It can be placed in the GUI of the Battery, and can also store an unlimited amount of EL.
As you will see in the preview, the GUI of the Battery is not done yet, it will allow us to see the current amount of EL of the Battery. Same for the Portable Battery, it's not done yet, and the description of the item will allow us to know its current storage (instead of right click with it in the air).

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can you release procedures?
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 07:26

can you release procedures?

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can you release procedures?
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 08:41

can you release procedures?

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crispy_chips1234 and Dodo…
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 12:08

crispy_chips1234 and Dodo_Studio, I'll release the workspace when I'm done.

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Time for update! I took some…
Thu, 03/26/2020 - 21:30

Time for update!
I took some time to think about what to add later (and feel free to give me some ideas in comments) but with MCreator 2020.2, I focused on what was really important.

I modified the Battery block. Now there are 2 slots, the old one, to transfer EL to the portable battery, named "output" and a new one, to do the opposite! (named "input") I also added in the Battery GUI a way to see the current amount of EL in its storage. And finally, I added a description to the portable battery, when you select it in your inventory, you see in its description the number of EL stored.

The last thing is something I added, a new power source. I love water so I needed to add a Water Turbine. It generates power only if it has water in front of him, and in its back. (where the holes are) Same as the Solar Panels, the Battery needs to be placed next to it to store the power.

Video preview :
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WOKSPAAAACE OR YOU WILL BE…
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 07:33

WOKSPAAAACE OR YOU WILL BE DESTROYED BY THE ARMY OF EVIL CHIPS AND POTATOES! MUAHAHA!
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he does not have to
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 10:41

he does not have to

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I know, I was joking
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:20

I know, I was joking

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If you want you can send me…
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 17:17

If you want you can send me Energy generator procedures and I will make Energy Converter from my VP to your EL and Vice Versa, because yep you are heading in the good direction :)

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Well sounds good! We could…
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 17:19

Well sounds good! We could both do that, do you have any Discord?

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Offcourse :D Hidan#3712
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 17:34

Offcourse :D
Hidan#3712

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I`m sorry to ask this but…
Wed, 04/08/2020 - 15:53

I`m sorry to ask this but how did you make the block emit Redstone in the first video?

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Big update! Today, I'm…
Thu, 04/09/2020 - 15:10

Big update!

Today, I'm introducing to you a really big update (maybe the biggest of all) because it's been a while since I'm working on this mod and also a while since last update...

First of all, I started to modify things : the Water Turbine has new textures and a new way of functionning, and I finally made a Tiers 2 for the Solar Panel. You can also see the abilities of a block in its description. (how much it generates and stores)

I created a new blocks and new items! The EL converter will make us able to convert EL to VP, and in the future, to RF and other energies from Forge Energies. The last EL generator is the Heat Generator. I also made the first machine: the Compressor. (it has 2 recipes for the moment)

Last but not least, I added items to make the recipes! That's why I created the Machine Casing. Now, all blocks, except the EL Converter, are mostly based on Tin. Tin Ore spawns between layer 50 and 0, but it's not that frequent..

In the future, I also plan to release one update per month so, feel free to comment and to give any idea I could add to the mod!
And of course, here's the preview video.