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    Default Tekkit beginner guide for Equivalent Exchange

    I've noticed that the Tekkit wiki and the EE(Equivalent Exchange) wiki lack a specific guide to EE, and though I should write one.

    Starting off
    Typically the first thing you will probably want to do is construct a shelter of some sort. This can really be whatever you want, and most likely won't interfere with this guide. The first items you will want are as follows: Diamond, Glowstone, Glass, Obsidian, Redstone, and Tools (Iron+). Diamond and glowstone are the hardest to achieve, but you may be able to procure some from another player.(If you ask me in-game (dionvc), I can definitely give you some.) You will need to get some coal and iron first. These items are not too hard to find, and should not be a problem. Once you have the coal and iron, make an iron pickaxe. You will need this to mine diamonds, glowstone, and obsidian.

    Diamonds, Glowstone, and Obsidian
    It doesn't matter which order you find the two in. My recommendation would be to get glowstone first. On this server, you will need to go to the survival world (/w survival) to go to the nether. While in the nether, be careful and avoid dangerous situations. You will need 28 glowstone dust (7 Glowstone blocks) to ensure you will not be returning to the nether (although more will not hurt). Once you have the 6 glowstone blocks, return to the world you were previously in by using the /w (nameofworld) command. You should be returned to where you left the world. Now, you will need 15 diamond, which may take a little bit of mining to get. Try to take a water bucket with you so you can make obsidian when you find lava. Remember to stay below layer 15 when looking for diamonds. While looking for diamonds keep in mind you need obsidian and redstone. Once you have 15 diamonds, some redstone, and 4 obsidian you are ready.

    Collector & Condenser
    The first thing you will need is a Energy Collector. This costs 6 glowstone, 1 diamond block, 1 furnace, and 1 glass. The recipe is as follows:
    Energy Collector:
    GS GL GS
    GS DB GS
    GS FU GS
    GS=Glowstone GL=Glass FU=Furnace DB=Diamond Block
    Place the collector down, and directly above it place the Glowstone (if you are having trouble placing it without opening the UI of the collector, hold shift while placing). You can now make glowstone out of coal, although it takes a long time. The next thing you will build is a alchemical chest, and use it to make a energy condenser. The condenser allows you to use neighboring power collectors to generate items. First, make low covalence dust, medium covalence dust, and high covalence dust. Each recipe makes 40 dust, so you will have plenty leftover. Put the extra in storage for later.
    Low covalence:
    CO CO CO
    CO CO CO
    CO CO CL
    CO= Cobble CL=Charcoal
    Medium Covalence:
    IR RD EM
    EM EM EM
    EM EM EM
    IR= Iron RD= Redstone Dust EM=Empty
    High Covalence:
    DI CL EM
    EM EM EM
    EM EM EM
    DI=Diamond CL=Coal EM=Empty
    Now, you will need to make an alchemical chest. The alchemical chest is just a larger version of the normal chest, and is used in several recipes.
    Alchemical Chest:
    LC MC HC
    ST DI ST
    IR CH IR
    LC=Low Covalence Dust MC= Medium Covalence Dust HC=High Covalence Dust ST=Stone DI=Diamond IR=Iron CH=Chest
    And now you have the items needed to make a Energy Condenser.
    Energy Condenser:
    OB DI OB
    DI AC DI
    OB DI OB
    OB=Obsidian DI=Diamond AC=Alchemical Chest
    Place the condenser directly next the Energy Collector. Now you can dupe items, but at a slow pace. As you progress, you can upgrade your duping setup. In order to dupe you must have the item you want to dupe, and proceed to place it in the slot at the top left corner of the UI of the Energy Condenser. When you have enough, you can manufacture more energy collectors. Also, placing scrap items you do not need (dirt, cobble, gravel, etc...) into the Energy Condenser while it is duping will spend them on advancing the duping speed.

    Recommendations for the future include:

    • Upgrading Energy collectors to MK3
    • Building a Red Morningstar
    • Building a Red Katar
    • Enhancing your duper with Anti-Matter Relays
    • Red Matter Armour

    How to setup an enhanced duper (With Blocks, Not crafting):
    Layer 1
    EM EM EM EM EM
    EM EM EM EM EM
    EM EM E3 EM EM
    EM EM EM EM EM
    EM EM EM EM EM
    Layer 2
    EM EM EM EM EM
    EM EM E3 EM EM
    EM E3 A1 E3 EM
    EM EM E3 EM EM
    EM EM EM EM EM
    Layer 3
    EM EM EM EM EM
    EM E3 EM E3 EM
    E3 A1 EC A1 E3
    EM E3 A1 E3 EM
    EM EM E3 EM EM
    Layer 4
    EM EM EM EM EM
    EM EM E3 EM EM
    EM E3 A1 E3 EM
    EM EM E3 EM EM
    Layer 5
    EM EM EM EM EM
    EM EM EM EM EM
    EM EM E3 EM EM
    EM EM EM EM EM
    EM EM EM EM EM
    Solution for mining with a Red Morningstar
    When mining with a red morningstar it will be time consuming to drop all the worthless items (cobble, dirt, gravel), so build an alchemical bag and a gem of eternal density. Place the gem of eternal density into the alchemical bag. Now, whenever anything is put into the bag, it will be converted into the next tier of item from iron->diamond->dark matter->red matter. Remember that useful items will be destroyed as well. DO NOT PLACE THE ALCHEMICAL BAG INSIDE OF ITSELF.
    Tips
    • Charge up tools (red morningstar, red katar, philospher's stone) with 'V'.
    • Change modes of tools with 'C'
    • Most actions with tools (Besides normal mining) require an energy source. Mobius fuel, redstone, atternalis fuel, glowstone dust, or coal all seem to work. Remember some fuel will be consumed faster than others.

    Broken/Bugged/Disabled Features (Please note that these items only include EE items)

    • Transmutation Table- The table does not display any items on the right hand side, and placing items in the right hand side does nothing. Placing items in the burn slot will dispose of them permanently. ATTEMPT USE AT OWN RISK.
    • Diving Rod- All versions may bug and not display results. The item will attempt to pop out of inventory occasionally. Use is not recommended, but no harmful effects exist.
    • Hyperkinetic Lens, Catalytic Lens- The 'r' feature on neither of these items work properly (projectile will shoot but do nothing). The right click feature works rarely. Changing modes may occasionally work. Use with caution.
    • Switftwolf's Rending Gale- Disabled due to glitches.
    • Ring of Arcana- Unable to be made due to Swiftwolf's Rending Gale being disabled.
    • Watch Of Flowing Time- Disabled, most likely due to feature conflicting with other player's experience.
    • Hurricane Boots- Disabled due to Swiftwolf's Rending Gale being disabled
    • Gravity Greaves- Disabled due to Watch of Flowing Time being disabled
    • World Anchor- Does not function at all (Does nothing) Normally would keep chunks loaded while you are offline.


    This is shortened guide to set you onto the path of duping. The normal guides all had extra things that were unneeded/do not function properly in SMP. The transmutation table and the Divining Rod Especially. I will expand this guide later. Thanks for reading, leave comments, questions, and suggestions of content below.
    Edit1: Fixed the Recipe Key for Low Covalence Dust
    Edit2: Added Broken, Disabled, and Bugged Features
    Edit3: Added more Broken, Disabled, and Bugged Features
    Last edited by dionvc; 22-06-12 at 01:47. Reason: Added Broken, Disabled, And Bugged Features


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    A great write up, thank you for sharing!
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    Are you sure you checked the right wiki? I've noticed there's a second Tekkit wikia for some reason, that's a lot smaller and less informative. The proper one (The Tekkit Wiki) does contain helpful guides to starting with EE. (Also, Low Covalence Dust requires Charcoal specifically, not Coal. High Covalence Dust does need normal Coal.)


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    I did check that wiki, but I never found the guide. What should I do with this then?
    EDIT: Also, I wrote this guide because a lot of other guides mentioned features that are broken on the server (Transmutation Table, Diving Rod, etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by dionvc View Post
    I did check that wiki, but I never found the guide. What should I do with this then?
    EDIT: Also, I wrote this guide because a lot of other guides mentioned features that are broken on the server (Transmutation Table, Diving Rod, etc.)
    Keep it here, it's a fine, compact introduction. Maybe add some pictures later on.

    Another useful topic would be features that are bugged/broken/disabled, like the rings and amulets and stuff, the ones you pointed out, and the world anchor (apparently).

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    Thank you SO much for this quick start guide. After playingmany, many hours of Minecraft and watching a lot of the Tekkit videos I decideto bite the bullet and d/l the pack myself. I started Tekkit (and have no ideaif I am even supposed to do that because after I started my world I keptreading in forums that Tekkit was for MP and Technic was for SP but I wasn'tswitching at that point) Anyway I managed to get a quarry built, but I want acollector and condenser set up, I want to get oil wells drilled, I want to trya lot of the stuff available and you just made starting out a little easier. Ikeep putting off making the bigger and better things because I really didn’tknow what I was doing. I ended up wandering around and mining the past twoweeks and now have stacks and stacks and stacks of the good stuff!! So I thinkI am more than prepared to get a lot done. I played a lot of Minecraft with myfriends on my 360 but once I got the PC version there was no looking back. Noneof them have it so I am on my own. This will help get me on the right track!Thank you!!!!


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