sábado, 17 de septiembre de 2011

Buildcraft 2.2 preview

Hi people, Spacetoad just released a preview video of the upcoming features in the new version of Buildcraft (I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you waiting for it, though, since Minecraft 1.8 was released a few days ago). Here you are:

For those of you who don't wanna watch the full video (now), here are most of the important parts:

  • New pipes: new kind of pipes will be in the mod. Liquids will have their own pipes (I think those will be variants of the existing ones), and energy will be transported through another set of pipes (energy generated by engines, that is).
  • The refinery: now we extract oil, but it needs to be refined into fuel (yellow-tinted liquid) before the iron engines can use it. A refinery needs energy to work (and raw oil, of course XD).
  • Cooling. Engines will now have a bar for water to cool (at least, the iron engines...).
Personally, the part about energy being transmitted through pipes is something I find a little too premature, since its only use (at least in the video) seems to be powering the refineries right now, while the other "techno-advanced" mod (Industrialcraft 2) have tons of machines feeding from electricity. However, it's more than likely that for BC 2.2's release new uses for energy will be there, so let's wait.

On a sidenote, I found Eloraam has a blog, and new features will come with the new version of RedPower (like new ores and blocks). Since she has tin and copper ores, I was worried about the interaction with Industrialcraft 2, but she's good: there was already an answer in her blog (made by herslef):
Copper and tin ores may be confusing for a version or two if you’re running both RedPower World and IC², but I’ve already designed a solution. I’m working on a module for MinecraftForge called the Ore Dictionary, which will allow mods to share common resources. That way, if you install IC² and RedPower World at the same time, you’ll only have one set of Copper and Tin ores.

So that's all for today. I'm expecting a tiring and busy weekend (not only we have the local festivities, today's afternoon I have to help some friends and we'll go to have some fun later, and tomorrow I have an Eclipse Phase game to master, but I have tuesday's fireworks to count with and more stuff...). However, I'll try to give you something new along next week.

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