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TEKKIT HELP! NEXT STEP (2) and then some!

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THE LINKS IN THE TUTORIAL ARE TO The Tekkit Wiki (http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/The_Tekkit_Wiki). THE LINKS ALL HAVE THE RECIPES.

These steps are all going by my speed and don't forget that you can take things at your own speed that you are comfortable at.

This tutorial is the next step after the STARTING OFF tutorial (http://www.planetminecraft.com/blog/tekkit-help-and-then-some-my-first-tutorial/)
  1. By this time you should have a generator connected to a batbox powering a macerator and, if you built one, an electric furnace. This next step will get you as far as having a set of basic machines, alternative energies, and some basic EE (Equivalent Exchange) machines.
  2. You should start by mining a ton. also make sure to have a rubber tree orchard. you should make an extractor (http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Extractor). If you put a sticky resin in the extractor, it extracts 3 rubber. Hook it up to the batbox.
  3. now, your generator should be munching up quite a bit of fuel. This step will be to get some solar panels (http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Solar_Panel_(IndustrialCraft)). for this, you need another generator, 2 electric circuits, glass, and coal dust. you already know how to make a generator, for 2 circuits, you need 1 ref. iron, 6 rubber and 2 redstone. if you don't have redstone you cant go much farther in tekkit. when you have all this, put them together and put a solar panel up somewhere where there is nothing above it. connect a copper wire to the solar panel and connect it to the batbox. (remember, the solar panel is only working at day)
  4. During the rest of your tekkit game you should make solar panels whenever you can. you can then add them together to make LV, MV, and eventually HV solar arrays. I will go into this in a farther tutorial.
  5. because you now have an unlimited energy source, you can move on to the last of the basic machines: compressor. you need smooth stone, refined iron, and another circuit. hook it up to the batbox when your done.
  6. if you don't have any, you need diamonds. next youll make an energy condenser (http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Energy_Condenser). an energy condenser uses EMC (the "currency" of EE). every object has an EMC, or a value. stone, grass, sand has one, where as diamond has about 8000. when you make one your next step should be a quarry. a quarry takes 11 diamonds, so you need to find, or condense, quite a bit.
  7. A quarry is the first buildcraft machine you make in this tutorial; it needs power (in this case we'll use steam engines), and a place to store the goodies you get from the digging. when you have the quarry built, start it up and place up to 3 steam engines (http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Steam_Engine) so that the pump end faces the quarry. these engines (like generators) eat up a lot of coal. Throw some coal or charcoal in and give them each a redstone signal and the quarry will start making itself a frame. you should have a cobble/stone pipe (http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Cobblestone_Pipe) connected to the top surface of the quarry and going to a chest. the chest should be a double because the quarry brings up a LOT of stuff. For a tutorial on using landmark look at the HELPFUL THINGIES section of the tutorial below. A diamond pipe(http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Diamond_Pipe) sorts the items that go through. right click it to access the sorting menu. I suggest putting in a diamond pipe somewhere along the quarry pipe and the chest to send dirt and gravel and other useless material to the energy condenser.
  8. OPTIONAL: The final part of this tutorial will be for an Energy collector (http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Energy_Collector). An energy collector collects light and converts it to EMC. If an energy condenser is next to one, it builds up EMC to the object you are condensing. this takes a diamond block, so it is quite expensive early game.

  • Since rubber wood only gives you 3 planks, you can throw them in the extractor and get a rubber; you can do the same with rubber tree saplings.
  • LV (Low Voltage) MV (Medium Voltage) HV (High Voltage) are very expensive solar arrays. One LV array is worth 8 regular panels, MV is worth 8 LVs (64 regular), HV is worth 8 MV (512 regular).
  • Copper wires lose quite a bit of energy. the ideal wire to use for solar panels is Glass fibre cable (http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Glass_Fibre_Cable). it takes a diamond for 4 however.
  • in late games, the quarry is fastest if powered by converted EU. you can convert EU by using an Energy link. connect an EU cable to one side and connect Conductive pipes (http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Conductive_Pipes) to the other end and then to the quarry.
  • LANDMARKS: (http://thetekkit.wikia.com/wiki/Landmark) Landmarks let you customize the area a quarry digs up. you only need 3 landmarks for 3 corners of a rectangle. place them down and make a rectangle (NOTE: they all need to be on the same height). right click the middle one and it will define a red line connecting them all. place your quarry next to one of the landmarks to set it up.
  • since energy condensers use light, placing a glowstone directly above one will give it infinite light.
  • late game, many players set up "diamond makers". these use energy collectors around an energy condenser to constantly make diamonds.

If you need more help I am making an "Intermediate" tutorial (More buildcraft, upgrading, more EE) and eventually an Advanced tutorial.
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07/29/2013 1:59 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Nerd
minecrafter8777 avatar
make more!
07/29/2013 2:01 pm
Level 36 : Artisan Cowboy
silentsam5 avatar
Arrg haven't played tekkit in ages, perhaps I should get into it again?
08/13/2013 8:36 pm
Level 19 : Journeyman Nerd
minecrafter8777 avatar
Yeah that be cool
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