This is actually good to hear - you didn't hit problems until further along than I have checked (I'm only up to coal coke)! That probably won't last long But in any case, consistent with my feeling for the mod status.Therax wrote:I started a new map, and the first progression breakage I've found is in the first graphite powder recipe, which still requires granitic-ore. Along the same lines, crude sulfur extraction requires lead-ore.Repofme1 wrote:I have an update ready now, and it's definitely playable up to the burner lab and first coal coke technology. Likely much further, but I haven't tested to find exactly where it breaks. I know this isn't very far, but like I said, my effort has been going into reorganizing, and it is already paying off - handling the mod now feels much more efficient.
There are a few more recipes that take bauxite as an ingredient, but bauxite is no longer autoplaced, only laterite.
So, unable to get out of the burner age in the current state. For the moment I've switched this recipe to use coal instead, which is probably completely geologically impossible (I'm no geologist!), but I'll continue testing and putting fixes into my hotfix mod published on the mod portal along the lines of eradicator's earlier effort for 1.5.1.
You're actually pretty spot on about coal and graphite. The reason I switched it from XM 1 to 2 is that while graphite *can* occur with coal, it is much more available/practical/etc. from other rocks. And no matter the source, smelting is not the way to get it out - that would just burn the graphite Ultimately it will be washed from stone, since reducing conditions can metamorphose carbonate rocks into graphite, and I don't want to pile more products on other starting resources that are already used a lot.
Laterite (actually a rock type IRL) is to be a near direct replacement for bauxite, I just haven't replaced it in the recipe definitions. Formally, my training is in materials engineering, but I have a lot of side interest in rocks, minerals, chemistry, industrial production... can you tell?