|A hard drive with FICSIT data. Analyze it in the MAM to salvage its contents.|
|Unlocked at||MAM - Hard Drive Research|
Hard Drives are special parts obtained from Crash Sites used to unlock Alternate Recipes (see below). Crash Sites can be located using Object Scanner after Radio Signal Scanning has been researched in the MAM.
Each Hard Drive can be researched in the MAM and results in a choice of one of three alternate blueprints, chosen from the pool below. There is currently a bug that can result in lost hard drives if the player is modding the game. See Current Issue below for details and solutions.
There are 96 Crash Sites, which means a total of 96 Hard Drives can be obtained. Two Hard Drives can be used for pioneer inventory expansions, and 4 can only be obtained using Quantum Computers and Superposition Oscillators only obtainable during the timed event FICSMAS. This leaves 90 for alternate recipes without the event and 94 with the event. Currently, there are 89 Alternate Recipes, leaving 1 Hard Drive unused; 5 unused if the save participated in the FICSMAS event.
|Unused Hard Drives
remaining without FICSMAS
|Unused Hard Drives|
remaining with FICSMAS
- 1 Alternate recipes
- 2 Non-recipes from Hard Drives
- 3 Important notes
- 4 Alternate recipe analysis
- 5 Detailed analysis and powerful combinations
- 6 Usage
- 7 Tips
- 8 External links
- 9 Current issues
- 10 History
- 11 See also
Alternate recipes[edit | edit source]
Alternate recipes generally require different input materials than the original, trading between raw material consumption, space, power, simplicity, and availability of material.
The set of blueprints to choose from is determined randomly at the beginning of the scan. Because of this, the player can keep re-rolling to get the desired blueprint by saving the game before researching a hard drive, then loading the save and waiting for another 10 minutes if the choices are undesirable. The recipes are determined at the beginning of the scan and are only shown to the player after the research concludes.
The selected alternate recipes are unlocked immediately after it is chosen. All alternate recipes can be only used in factory buildings, none in the Craft Bench; therefore, parts like Compacted Coal cannot be hand-crafted.
To allow an Alternate Recipe to be shown up after a Hard Drive research, the prerequisites as shown below must be fulfilled, whether it is Milestone, Research, or other Alternate Recipe. This means if a player builds a factory that requires certain alternate recipes that they have not yet unlocked, they may need to find more Hard Drives than they anticipated to unlock the prerequisites blocking their intended alternate recipes.
Note: It appears that several alternate recipes can be unlocked at Tier 3, Tier 4, or through the MAM, but cannot actually be made until Tier 5. These either involve a fluid (Water) or 3-4 parts, requiring the Refinery or Manufacturer respectively, both Tier 5 machines. Likewise, the two Alloy Ingot recipes are available by default but require Tier 3 Foundry.
In the table below, the Prerequisites are the conditions that are required for a recipe to be able to appear in the research result choices, while the Milestone in italic is the additional requirement that the recipe can actually be automated in a machine.
Non-recipes from Hard Drives[edit | edit source]
Besides Alternate Recipes, two inventory expansions can be unlocked:
|Inflated Pocket Dimension||+6 Inventory Slots||Tier 2|
|Inflated Pocket Dimension||+6 Inventory Slots||Tier 5|
Important notes[edit | edit source]
- The Hard Drive research is repeatable, as long as there are remaining alternate recipes to unlock.
- Each alternate recipe can only be unlocked once, it will never appear in the selection screen again once it has been selected.
- If a Hard Drive is researched, and there is nothing more available to unlock (either due to every recipe being unlocked or no more recipes being currently available due to milestone/MAM research progress), the Hard Drive will be returned after it is analyzed with the following message: "The analysis of Hard Drive is completed! No new research is available. Try again later after further progress. Your Hard Drive has been returned to you.".
- The game does not list what recipes were unlocked in one place, the Codex has to be searched for that.
Alternate recipe analysis[edit | edit source]
The next section below is scheduled to be removed and replaced by a more mathematical approach and transparent calculation. Refer to the individual item pages for more detail. Some of the notable parameters are:
- Weighted Point: the weighted consumption rate which is calculated by:
(resource consumption rate / maximum extraction rate) * 10,000. The lower the better.
- For example, if a certain recipe path requires 10 Iron Ore / min, and the max mining rate of Iron Ore is 70380 / min, then
WP = 10 / 70380 * 10000 = 1.42. The 10,000 multiplier is arbitrary chosen to make the numbers more readable, since most of the WP values fall in 1e-4 to 1e-5 ranges.
- As water is almost everywhere, it is set to WP = 0.
- A low WP indicates low amount of weighted resources is needed.
- Energy per item: how much power is consumed for the entire production chain. The lower the better.
- Energy is the product of Power and time. It is the summed every steps involved, normalized at 60 / min of the final product.
- The energy spent for mining each type of ore or raw resources is also included in per-ore basis. Each ore has a specific mining energy, calculated as if the entire map is fully mined with appropriate overclocking.
- The energy for extracting water is also included.
- If more than 1 alternate recipes are involved to produce the upstream ingredient, the energy for that alternate recipe path is included in the calculation.
- Space: refers to building space, excluding belts and pipes. The lower the better.
- It is summed for all buildings for every steps involved for the production, including all alternate recipes. The building space, or building area is calculated by L x W, in m2, which can be found in individual building page.
- The areas for belts, pipes, Power Lines, etc are not included since they are subjective to player's design.
- The areas for miners and extractors are not included.
- Alternate recipes for ingredient: if there are multiple ways to produce its ingredient, the recipe with the lowest WP is chosen.
- For example, to craft Iron Wire, Pure Iron Ingot is chosen.
- If exception is to be made, it will be mentioned under this section.
- This is when the reduction in WP is too small compared with the increasing complexity, or if large amount of rarer resources are involved.
- For example, Quickwire Cable has the lowest WP, but the default recipe will be used nonetheless, when Cable is used as an ingredient for other items.
- The best trait for each of the recipe will be highlighted in bold for visibility.
- The crafting speed of a particular alternate recipe is not considered, as it can be breakdown into space saving or power saving when the production rate is normalized at 60 / min.
- If there is only a sole recipe, whether it is alternate or not, to automate a certain product, then analysis will be skipped for that item, unless new recipes are added for it.
- Similarly, alternate recipes for coal will not be analyzed as both recipes can never be fully automated.
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Resource-efficient recipes[edit | edit source]
You should use these recipes when progressing towards the end game. These recipes are highly resource-efficient, they get the most product out of every single raw resource input. Or if not, they usually are to be used in conjunction with other alternative recipes to be useful as a 'group'. Sometimes, these recipes can be very difficult to be set up due to their complexity, and usually, that also means you need to provide a strong power grid before using them. Besides that, you probably need a lot of building space.
- Alclad Casing: Reduces Bauxite cost by 33% using Copper.
- Cast Screw, Steel Screw: "Cast Screw" has the same ratio of Iron Ingots to Screws, but removes the need to make Iron Rods first, and produces 25% faster as well. Prioritize "Cast Screw" first for increased production speed. "Steel Screw" is ultimately more resource-efficient, producing nearly five times as many Screws per Iron Ingot when combined with "Solid Steel Ingot", at the cost of more steps in the production chain and requiring coal.
- Caterium Computer: mixed with original recipe: The alternate recipe is preferred, however, Caterium can get used up quickly and this is where the original recipe comes in handy to make up for it.
- Cheap Silica: Limestone is much more common than Quartz, and this creates more silica per Quartz deposit at the cost of increased power consumption and transport of Limestone.
- Classic Battery: Cuts down Sulfur, is faster, doesn't need Alumina Solution to be provided and doesn't output byproduct Water. However, requires Plastic and Wire. When compared to the standard recipe chain, "Classic Battery" uses 50% less Bauxite and 40% less Sulfur, while using more Coal, Quartz, Copper, and Crude Oil. Use "Electrode Aluminum Scrap" with the byproduct from manufacturing Plastic for this recipe chain for maximum efficiency and to get rid of Coal.
- Cooling Device: Halves the required Nitrogen Gas and replaces Water and Rubber with Motors. Slightly increases demand for power and Heat Sinks.
- Compacted Coal: Not a real alternative, because it allows you to make a new item. Used for Compacted Steel Ingot and Fine Black Powder to improve resource usage and production speed, and mandatory for the production of Turbofuel using either recipe. Compacted Coal can be used directly in a Coal Generator to convert Sulfur into electricity but Turbofuel is more efficient overall, at the cost of being more complicated to set up.
- Copper Rotor: Increased production speed and less Iron and power per part at the cost of adding Copper.
- Diluted Packaged Fuel, Diluted Fuel: Adds Water to *triple* the Heavy Oil Residue -> Fuel conversion ratio. Combine with "Heavy Oil Residue" for extremely efficient Crude Oil -> Fuel conversion ratios. This recipe is part of a loop that maximizes the utilization of Crude Oil for power using "Turbofuel", and "Compacted Coal", or for Rubber and Plastic using "Recycled Rubber" and "Recycled Plastic". Non-packaged Diluted Fuel is all-round better, as it is simpler and more power-efficient.
- Electrode Aluminum Scrap: Better conversion rate of Alumina Solution to Scrap and exchanges Coal for a minimal amount of Crude Oil.
- Encased Industrial Pipe: Uses ~33% fewer Steel Ingots per unit, but produces 33% fewer beams per minute as well. Saving on steel is worth the additional Assemblers. Stators, Steel Rotors and many other recipes also use Pipes rather than Beams, which can simplify production.
- Fertile Uranium: The efficiency of this recipe varies dependent upon the Nuclear Power system goals:
- Maximum Power (Plutonium Fuel Rods are burned in a Nuclear Power Plant): This recipe is produces more power per unit uranium because Plutonium Fuel Rods produce more power than Nuclear Fuel Rods. This is because they are consumed by reactors at half the rate for the same amount of power. This also uses no Silica and less Sulfuric and Nitric Acid per unit Non-Fissile Uranium produced. Couple "Fertile Uranium" with "Instant Plutonium Cell" and "Plutonium Fuel Unit" to increase the yield of Plutonium Fuel Rods by 2.29x per unit Uranium, relative to the standard recipe chain.
- Zero Waste (Plutonium Fuel Rods are sunk in an Awesome Sink): This recipe uses 2.5x the Sulfuric Acid and 1.5x Nitric Acid to convert the same amount of Nuclear Waste to Non-Fissile Uranium, while also using more Uranium that could otherwise be converted to Nuclear Fuel Rods for power. The downstream resource requirement to then convert the larger amount of Non-Fissile Uranium to Plutonium Fuel Rods makes this recipe extremely inefficient for this purpose. Use the standard recipes for Non-Fissile Uranium, Plutonium Pellets, and Plutonium Fuel Rods to maximize nuclear waste consumption and minimize resources required to make Plutonium Fuel Rods.
- Fine Black Powder: Requires less of each resource and power per part compared to the original recipe.
- Fused Quickwire: Caterium is much more precious than Copper, so yes.
- Heat Exchanger: Uses 20% less Aluminum Ingots (if combined with Alclad Casing), 25% less power and produces 33% more items per minute by adding Crude Oil.
- Heat-fused Frame: Doubles crafting speed and reduces Aluminum Ingot cost by 25% but increases Nitrogen Gas cost by 28% by requiring conversion to Nitric Acid, as well as adding the requirement for Fuel.
- Heavy Encased Frame: Requires slightly more limestone than the original, but is otherwise much more resource-efficient.
- Heavy Oil Residue: Substantially improves the Crude Oil -> Heavy Oil Residue conversion ratio. Combine with "Diluted Fuel" for extremely high Crude Oil -> Fuel ratios, which can be used for very efficient Turbofuel or Plastic/Rubber (via "Recycled Plastic"/"Recycled Rubber") production.
- Infused Uranium Cell: mixed with original recipe: The alternate recipe is preferred, use the original recipe to boost the production if Quartz and Caterium are insufficient.
- Insulated Crystal Oscillator: A little bit of Crude Oil is worth it to save on Quartz.
- Instant Plutonium Cell: Slightly reduces Non-Fissile Uranium cost, while greatly reducing overall per unit Uranium cost of Plutonium Fuel Rods by removing the Nuclear Waste allocation for Plutonium Pellet production.
- Iron Wire: Removes the need to utilize Copper in many recipes, but is slightly less resource-efficient than the original. Can be used with Stitched Iron Plate for the most efficient Iron-only Reinforced Iron Plate production.
- Uranium Fuel Unit mixed with original recipe: The alternate recipe is preferred, unless Crystal Oscillators are insufficient.
- Polyester Fabric: Necessary to automate the production of Fabric and its products, such as Filters.
- Pure Aluminum Ingot mixed with original recipe: Removes the need for Silica (Raw Quartz) and decreased power consumption at the cost of 25% fewer ingots from the same amount of Scrap. Quartz and aluminium are the most valuable resources, so the right balance needs to be found with these recipe (somewhere around 50-50, depending on your production scenario).
- Pure Caterium Ingot, Pure Copper Ingot, Pure Iron Ingot, Pure Quartz Crystal, Wet Concrete: Substantial increase in conversion ratio by just adding Water. Requires using Refineries for ore processing, though. "Copper Alloy Ingot" may be "Pure Copper Ingot" until Copper Ore is fully utilized, due to production footprint and substantially reduced production speed per building.
- Plutonium Fuel Unit: Produces 1.5x more Plutonium Fuel Rods per input Plutonium Cells, at the cost of very expensive pressure conversion cubes.
- Radio Connection Unit: Simpler setup than Radio Control System but uses more Caterium. Raw Quartz used is compensated by the Bauxite reduction.
- Recycled Plastic, Recycled Rubber: More complex, but way better than original recipe. Use both along with Heavy Oil Residue and Diluted Fuel for extremely efficient Crude Oil to Plastic/Rubber production (~3 Rubber/Plastic per Crude Oil, compared to original 0.67 Rubber/Plastic per Crude Oil)
- Silicon Circuit Board: More parts per minute, less power, and no Oil involved, at the cost of adding rare Quartz.
- Sloppy Alumina: Slightly improves the Aluminum Ingot per Bauxite ratio (from 83.3% to 90%), while also simplifying the setup by eliminating the Silica byproduct.
- Solid Steel Ingot: Produces approximately 67% more Steel per Iron Ore (if also using Pure Iron Ingot).
- Steamed Copper Sheet: Half the Copper Ingots per Sheet just by adding Water. Requires processing in a Refinery rather than a Constructor, however.
- Stitched Iron Plate: The most resource-efficient recipe. Combining with "Iron Wire" removes the need for Copper Ingots, at the cost of a very small reduction in raw resource efficiency.
- Turbo Blend Fuel: Removes the need for Coal and saves Sulfur, but uses more Crude Oil due to requiring Petroleum Coke. Combine with "Diluted Fuel" for maximum efficiency. Compared to "Diluted Fuel" + "Compacted Coal" -> "Turbofuel", this recipe chain uses 66.7% more Crude Oil, 37.5% less Sulfur, and 72.2% less water. It has a drastically simplified setup due to no need for any "Compacted Coal" Assemblers or as many Water Extractors, and it requires less than half as many buildings. The severe reduction in buildings also makes it more power efficient than the equivalent "Heavy Oil Residue" -> "Diluted Fuel" -> "Turbofuel" chain. "Turbo Blend Fuel" is more resource-efficient because Sulfur is much scarcer than Crude Oil, and more valuable in higher-tier recipes, such as Batteries and Nuclear Power.
- Turbofuel: Useful for pre-nuclear setup. "Turbofuel" is preferred over "Turbo Heavy Fuel", as it has a better conversion rate from Heavy Oil Residue. Combine with "Heavy Oil Residue" and "Diluted Fuel" for extremely efficient Fuel Generator supply, with the ability to run ~148 Fuel Generators (22,222 MW) from just 300 Crude Oil per minute.
- Turbo Electric Motor: Useful for large scale Turbo Motor production. Removes the need for Cooling Systems (therefore, Nitrogen Gas) reduces Aluminum Ingot cost. However, requires some Caterium and more Steel.
Situationally useful, but not resource efficient recipes[edit | edit source]
You're probably going to use a few of these recipes during the mid-game. They may provide a small boost or even slightly worse resource conversion ratio compared to the base recipe, but their recipe simplicity, space compactness, or power reduction can prove them to be useful to save you in certain situations.
- Biocoal, Charcoal: Useful if Coal is in shortage and Biomass and Wood are in excess. However, it is recommended to craft Wood into Biomass for other uses instead.
- Caterium Circuit Board: Can be useful in mid-game, however Silicon Circuit Board is more efficient in the late game.
- Quickwire Stator, Fused Wire: Useful in mid-game where Caterium is plenty. Take note that Caterium is a bit more rare than Copper, so in the long run these recipes will hurt your efficiency.
- Coke Steel Ingot: A method to get rid of excess Heavy Oil Residue. Safety precaution such as an overflow system is recommended to prevent jamming the Oil production upstream.
- Crystal Computer: Useful in mid-game where Quartz is still in excess. Caterium Computer is a more resource-efficient alternative.
- Iron Alloy Ingot, Copper Alloy Ingot: When paired together, they produce more ingots compared to separated production chains. In late-game, pure ingot recipes are more efficient. On their own, "Copper Alloy" is much more useful than "Iron Alloy", as Iron is more than twice as common as Copper, so effectively turning Iron into Copper is extremely useful mid-game.
- Plastic Smart Plating: Involves Oil which is a limited resource, hurting its utility in late-game, but can be useful in mid-game as it is 5x faster and twice as efficient per Reinforced Iron Plate and Rotor used.
- Polymer Resin: Greatly increases Crude to Polymer ratio and Polymer production speed, at the cost of Heavy Oil Residue or Fuel output. Can be useful for supplying a Polyester Fabric factory, but is substantially less efficient compared to the Recycled Plastic/Recycled Rubber combo for producing Plastic and Rubber (see above).
- Instant Scrap: Although it requires Sulfur, its bauxite efficiency is tied with using both Sloppy Alumina and Electrode Aluminum Scrap for most efficient. Also increases power but decreases number of machines. Also allows for a slightly more simple setup than one using Alumina Solution; can setup the Sulfuric Acid 1:1 with the Instant Scrap Blenders.
- Rigour Motor: Useful in mid-game. In late-game, Crystal Oscillators are to be spent in more important recipes.
- Silicon High-Speed Connector: Uses Raw Quartz instead Caterium Ore. Useful for mid-game where Quartz is still in excess.
- Compacted Steel Ingot: Can be used to reduce Coal demand, as it requires only 45% as much Coal per Steel Ingot, at the cost of requiring an equal amount of Sulfur and an Assembler making Compacted Coal for every 2.22 Foundries. However, Sulfur may be required for other, more important recipes.
- Steel Rod, Steeled Frame: Useful if Coal is plenty. Steel Rod, in particular, produces 3.2x as many Iron Rods per minute for the same number of Constructors and produces six times as many Rods per Iron Ingot if using the "Solid Steel" alternative recipe, at the cost of requiring one Coal per six Iron Rods produced.
- Steel Rotor: Shares the same types of ingredients as the default Stator recipe, which can significantly simplify the production setup. Utilizes less than half of the overall Iron at the cost of a little bit of extra Coal if combined with "Iron Wire". Faster production speed than the base recipe.
- Turbo Heavy Fuel: Useful for pre-nuclear setup. Much simpler to set up than the normal Turbofuel recipe, however, it is far less resource-efficient. Additionally, the default recipe can be greatly combined with more alternate recipes that aren't compatible with this one.
- Coated Iron Canister: Replaces Plastic with Iron Plates and Copper Sheets. Although it saves on valuable Crude Oil, Iron and Copper might be needed elsewhere.
- Steel Canister: Replaces Plastic with Steel Ingots. Can be used if there is little Crude Oil and excess Steel.
- Automated Miner: Useful if large amounts of Portable Miners are required, otherwise it is significantly cheaper to craft them manually.
- Electric Motor: Similar complexity to original recipe. Saves on Steel using Caterium and Copper, which could make it useful based on raw resource availability.
Inefficient recipes[edit | edit source]
These recipes should generally be avoided as their disadvantages are greater than the advantages they provide, and they are not resource-efficient. They may still have good uses in niche situations, however.
- High-Speed Wiring: The complexity involved does not justify the speed boost.
- Bolted Frame, Bolted Iron Plate: Improved production speed conserving power, but both are less resource efficient, which means less parts are produced in the end.
- Caterium Wire: This removes the need for Copper Ore in Wire creation, but at the cost of rarer Caterium Ore. Fused Wire and Iron Wire (see above) are generally preferred.
- Coated Cable, Insulated Cable, Quickwire Cable: All involve Oil which is a limited resource. The usage of Refineries also means they will eat away a good chunk of your power capacity.
- Coated Iron Plate, Steel Coated Plate, Adhered Iron Plate: All involve Oil which is a relatively rare resource.
- Electrode Circuit Board: This recipe will use up your Crude Oil quickly, but removes the need for copper.
- Electromagnetic Connection Rod: Increased production speed comes at the cost of adding Crude Oil and increasing usage of Caterium (or adding Quartz if using alternate Silicon High-Speed Connector recipe).
- Fine Concrete, Rubber Concrete: Limestone is abundant and there is rarely a good reason to use alternate recipes involving rarer resources.
- Heavy Flexible Frame: Less Coal and Iron per item at nearly double the rate, but at the cost of adding Oil, which is a much rarer resource than either.
- OC Supercomputer: There is no reason use so much aluminium to produce supercomputer.
- Flexible Framework: Involves Oil which is a limited resource.
- Seismic Nobelisk: Crystal Oscillators are used in more important recipes.
- Crystal Beacon: The requirement for Quartz and Coal does not justify its speed boost. Also, the original Beacon recipe can be purely Iron-based if Iron Wire is used.
- Electromagnetic Connection Rod: Being faster and only saving one Stator, it adds the requirement for Manufacturers and the usage of Plastic and extra Cables or Silica, making it all-round worse over the default recipe.
- Turbo Pressure Motor: Uses a lot of Nitrogen Gas, as well as increasing the requirement for most raw resources, especially Bauxite and Coal. More complex than the default recipe or Turbo Electric Motor, giving no reason to use it over either recipe.
Detailed analysis and powerful combinations[edit | edit source]
Diluted Packaged Fuel cycle[edit | edit source]
This combination uses Heavy Oil Residue -> Diluted Packaged Fuel to increase the Crude Oil -> Fuel conversion ratio by 4.5x. Combining this fuel conversion with Compacted Coal to yield Turbofuel greatly improves energy generation, allowing a single oil node to supply over 11x as many Fuel Generators at maximum usage, compared to the normal Crude Oil to Fuel recipe. Even relative to directly using the Fuel produced by the Diluted Fuel combination, Turbofuel increases the number of generators that can be supplied by 2.78x, at the cost of requiring Coal and Sulfur input for the Compacted Coal. The final ratio is 148.15 Fuel Generators (22,222 MW) for 300 Crude Oil and 480 Sulfur and Coal per minute, which can be accomplished, via overclocking, off of a single Oil node of normal or pure quality, and a single node each of Sulfur and Coal at pure quality, or two each at normal quality, using Miner Mk.2s.
The Diluted Fuel recipe skips the packaging and unpackaging by mixing the Water and Heavy Oil Residue directly in a Blender, it is also more energy-efficient.
Recycled Plastic/Rubber[edit | edit source]
In addition to power generation, combining the above recipe with Recycled Plastic and Recycled Rubber will improve your ratio per crude oil. The idea is to have half the output of Recycled Plastic feeding the Recycled Rubber production, and vice versa. This does require the system to be "primed" which can be sped up by sending the full output of one side to the other initially. With the system equalized you can achieve 12 resources per crude oil ( [2.667 recycled plastic + 3.333 residual plastic] x 2 for the rubber ). The original recipes yield 0.667 resources per crude oil, plus the need to remove Heavy Oil Residue from the system for continuous production.
A major benefit of this recipe: If one resource of the combined recycler system is not fully utilized, the usable output of the other will increase as the unused side overflows. Thus, there is no need to build the system asymmetrically.
Uranium fuel[edit | edit source]
The base conversion rate of Uranium to Uranium Fuel Rods is 100:1. Uranium Ore converts to Uranium Pellets at 1:1, Uranium Pellets convert to Encased Uranium Cells at 4:1 and Encased Uranium Cells convert to Uranium Fuel Rods at 25:1. In total, this allows a single normal Uranium node (600/m using a Mk.3 Miner at 250%) to supply 30 Nuclear Power Plants, for a total of 75,000 MW of power. The alternate recipes Infused Uranium Cell and Uranium Fuel Unit drastically improve this ratio. Infused Uranium Cells convert Uranium Pellets to Encased Uranium Cells at an 8:7 ratio (compared to 4:1, a 250% improvement), and Uranium Fuel Unit converts Encased Uranium Cells to Uranium Fuel Rods at a 50:3 ratio (compared to 25:1, a 50% improvement). This increases the number of fuel rods generated by 5.25x, allowing a single normal Uranium node to supply 157.5 Nuclear Power Plants, for a total of 393,750 MW of power. This increases the maximum sustainable nuclear power output from 225 GW to 1181 GW.
Alloyed ingots[edit | edit source]
Using Iron Alloy Ingot and Copper Alloy Ingot together can yield significant increases in both for the same input. Normal smelting yields one Ingot per Ore input. Iron Alloy Ingot increases yield to 2.5 Ingots per one Iron Ore, at the cost of requiring an equal amount of Copper Ore. Copper Alloy Ingot increases the yield to two Ingots per one Copper Ore, at the cost of requiring half as much Iron Ore. If used together, the net number of Ingots is increased by 2-2.5x, depending on ratios of usage between the two recipes.
Solid Steel Ingots[edit | edit source]
Using the normal recipe, one Steel Ingot is produced per Iron Ore and Coal input. Using Solid Steel Ingot combined with Pure Iron Ingot can increase this yield to 39 Steel Ingots for 14 Iron Ore and 26 Coal input. This is 2.79x as efficient with regards to Iron Ore, and 1.5x as efficient with regards to Coal.
Compacted Steel Ingot combined with Compacted Coal can be used instead to ease the demand on Coal at the cost of overall yield (relative to the Solid Steel Ingot recipe) and Sulfur. It provides 10 Steel Ingots for six Iron Ore, three Coal, and three Sulfur. Relative to the normal Steel Ingot recipe, this is 1.67x as efficient on Iron Ore, and 3.33x as efficient on Coal. Relative to the Solid Steel Ingot recipe, this produces only ~60% as many Steel Ingots per Iron Ore input, but requires only 45% as much Coal *per Ingot* (at the cost of requiring an equal amount of Sulfur).
As part of the Heavy Encased Frame chain, use Pure Iron Ingot -> Solid Steel Ingot -> Encase Industrial Pipes -> Heavy Encased Frame to see the cascading effect of resource-saving. See Heavy Modular Frame#Tips for more info.
Iron Wire[edit | edit source]
Best paired with Stitched Iron Plate and default Beacon recipes to see its usefulness.
Usage[edit | edit source]
AWESOME Sink[edit | edit source]
Tips[edit | edit source]
- Research within the MAM continues regardless of a MAM being present on the map, also multiple MAMs may be constructed. Therefore, when a Hard Drive has been acquired, the player may build a MAM at the crash site, load the Hard Drive in, and then remove the MAM, continuing their search for further drives without building a backlog of Hard Drives to research (or, if they acquire drives faster than a rate of one per 10 minutes, can significantly reduce the amount of drives in their backlog). Only one Hard Drive can be researched at a time, meaning multiple MAMs cannot be used to research more than one Hard Drive at a time.
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Current issues[edit | edit source]
- If the player is modding and the game is saved while a Hard Drive is being scanned, loading that save will result in the Hard Drive disappearing from the MAM without giving any recipes or inventory upgrades.
- It is advised to not quit the game while a Hard Drive is being scanned to avoid losing any Hard Drives.
- If a Hard Drive has been lost this way, they can be edited into the save using a save editor.
- Using a save editor can allows the user to spawn as many hard drive as the user intended, into a spawned container, or
- Using the save editor to instantly unlock desired, if not all, alternate recipes.
- Details on a permanent fix should be directed at the modding community.
History[edit | edit source]
- Patch 0.4.0.0:
- Rebalanced alternate recipes in Tier 7
- Implemented new alternate recipes: Alclad Casing, Automated Miner, Classic Battery, Cooling Device, Diluted Fuel, Electric Motor, Fertile Uranium, Heat-Fused Frame, Instant Plutonium Cell, Instant Scrap, OC Supercomputer, Plutonium Fuel Unit, Radio Connection Unit, Radio control System, Silicon High-Speed Connector, Sloppy Alumina, Super-State Computer, Turbo Blend Fuel, Turbo Pressure Motor
- Removed Radio Control System
- Both Inventory expansions now give 6 slots instead of 5
- Patch 0.3.6:
- Introduced two alternate recipes for the Empty Canister
- Can no longer be trashed with the inventory trash slot
- Patch 0.3.1.0: The 30 new alternate recipes added in 0.3 can now actually be unlocked
- Patch 0.3:
- Almost all recipes (including alternate recipes) have been adjusted
- 30 new alternate recipes have been introduced (but aren't properly implemented and cannot be actually unlocked)
- Renamed Expanded Pocket Dimension to Inflated Pocket Dimension, unlock requirement is now Tier 5, not Tier 5 - Industrial Manufacturing
- Patch 0.2.1.1: Clients should be able to see Hard Drives in Drop Pods again
- Patch 0.1.14: Introduced a few alternate recipes
- Patch 0.1.7:
- Adjusted the Alternate Recipe for Compacted Coal
- Old: 2 Coal + 2 Sulphur
- New: 3 Coal + 3 Sulphur
- Adjusted the Alternate Recipe for Turbo Fuel
- Old: 5 Fuel + 2 Compacted Coal
- New: 5 Fuel + 4 Compacted Coal
- Adjusted the Alternate Recipe for Compacted Coal
- Patch 0.1.5:
- Introduced several new alternate recipes
- Alternate recipes can no longer be hand-crafted
- Fixed the milestone cost of the Alternate Heavy Modular Frame
- Reduced the Quickwire cost of Quickwire alternate recipes
- Patch 0.103: Fixed the Hard Drive research crash
- Patch 0.1: Adjusted a few alternate recipes
- Patch Closed Alpha 4: Now researchable and gives Alternate Recipes
See also[edit | edit source]