Turtle Chargers

Started by Scoopta, Aug 14, 2018, 04:09 am

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Scoopta

Aug 14, 2018, 04:09 am Last Edit: Aug 14, 2018, 06:29 pm by Scoopta
Turtle Chargers is a mod that allows you to charge(refuel) your CC turtles using IC2 EU. The mod requires both IC2 and either ComputerCraft or CC: Tweaked to be installed. It's only available for MC 1.12.2. The EU conversion rate is 128EU per turtle movement.

Usage
  • Equip an IC2 Energy crystal as an upgrade to a side to get a Chargey Turtle
  • Wrap the crystal as a peripheral
  • Call either [icode]charge(number)[/icode] or [icode]chargeFrom(string, number)[/icode] against the peripheral

[icode]charge(number)[/icode] takes a number to specify the amount to pull from the currently selected inventory item

[icode]chargeFrom(string, number)[/icode] takes a side and the amount to pull. The side you're pulling from should have the output of a power storage item like an batbox or MFE facing into it. Please note that turtles are considered tier 3 items and you should NOT connect them to an MFSU unless you want an explody turtle on your hands. Would this be a good time to say HAYO!

Download
You can download the latest build from bitbucket.

HydroNitrogen

Very nice! This can be very useful in IC² worlds..

What's the EU conversion rate to turtle movements?

And how does [icode]coal -> electric generator -> energy crystal -> turtle[/icode] compare to [icode]coal -> turtle[/icode]
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Scoopta

Quote from: HydroNitrogen on Aug 14, 2018, 08:29 amVery nice! This can be very useful in IC² worlds..

What's the EU conversion rate to turtle movements?

And how does [icode]coal -> electric generator -> energy crystal -> turtle[/icode] compare to [icode]coal -> turtle[/icode]
I updated the post to include the conversion rate which is 128EU/movement. As far as efficiency when using straight coal compared to going through EU you're better off using straight coal. A single piece of coal gives 80 movements normally. An equivalent 80 movements will cost roughly 10k EU but a single piece of coal in a generator only provides 4k EU. I didn't want it to be a flat conversion. It's more designed for convenience when you're mid game and have other sources of power. Also do note that a single redstone dust can be used for 800EU worth of charge as I follow traditional IC2 mechanics.

HydroNitrogen

Ah alright, that's not too bad at all! I was slightly worried that it would compare to be cheaper than using direct coal, which may be a bit unbalanced. But like this, I think it's pretty well defined. Nice!
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