A modification for Minecraft that provides crafting, mining, and building automation.

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How can I clean up item drops on my server?

I'm running a private Minecraft server for a few friends. It's running the SMP technic pack for Minecraft Beta 1.8. We've started building some rather complex machines which produce a large amount of ...
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Is there a way to prevent pipe overflow in Buildcraft?

In the Technic Pack, especially with BuildCraft, a common problem I have when setting stuff up is that I end up filling up a machine, and then it starts overflowing if the machine fills up, or is ...
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Solar powered quarry in Tekkit?

I am trying to build a quarry in Tekkit 3.1, but I am unable to figure out how to power it if I want to use solar panels. Basically, nothing I try seems to give it power. I've found a bunch of ...
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What happens to items in pipes when a chunk is unloaded?

I have a quarry, which keeps its chunks loaded, outputting into buildcraft pipes. If I were to disconnect from the server, what would happen to the items in the pipes in the chunks that were unloaded? ...
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Are BuildCraft and IndustrialCraft compatible with each other?

I installed IndustrialCraft into my BuildCraft game, as I would like to have electric (or some other renewable energy powered) engines using the IndustrialCraft power running my buildcraft custom ...
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Can a silk touch pickaxe be used in a quarry?

Silk Touch isn't exactly a rare enchantment, but it's far between enough that I'd rather not waste a silk pick in an experiment; I'm hoping someone else has tried this (with success). The main ...
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What happens when a quarry mines a chest?

I have a quarry mining above an abandoned mine. There's a good chance eventually the quarry will mine a chest block. Will the quarry suck up the chest with its contents, or just the chest?
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How can I up the quarry chunk loading limit?

When I try and place a quarry with a large area I get the following: Quarry size is outside the chunk loading bounds or too small 251 (25) [BUILDCRAFT]the quarry at 28 68 284 will keep 2 chunks ...
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Does a quarry keep chunks loaded after it has finished?

After a quarry has finished its dig (reached bedrock or lava), will the chunks be unloaded or will they remain loaded until the quarry block is removed?
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How is MJ distributed?

Let's say I am generating 50MJ/t and I connect a quarry (max 55MJ/t) and a Pulverizer (max 4MJ/t). Will it send the full 4MJ/t to the Pulverizer and the rest to the quarry? Does it look at the total ...
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Can quarry borders overlap in buildcraft?

Can I lay down a quarry which shares a frame border with another quarry, or will it get stuck trying to make the frame?
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Horrible Lag in Technic/Tekkit?

Overview So, I'm playing Tekkit and Technic, and it seems like there is horrible lag. The lag is so terrible that I died trying to kill a wolf on Peaceful. I have an average of 2-3 fps for the first ...
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Can I use a steam engine to extract items from chests or automatic crafting tables?

The BuildCraft wiki is rather light on information, but I need to know: is it possible to use a steam engine to extract items from chests or automatic crafting tables without the engine blowing up? If ...
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How can I make Buildcraft pipe not break on single strike?

I don't like the fact that Buildcraft pipes break when you hit them: I would like to give them maybe the same durability as cobblestone or something similar. Is there a way to give buildcraft pipes ...
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Will the quarry itself keep its chunk loaded?

I've ended up with the boundary of my quarry such that the corner Land Mark is at point (0,0), i.e. not in the same chunk as the quarry machine. Will the quarry's chunk remain loaded?
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Automatically crafting Buildcraft Mining Wells

Minecraft Version: 1.2.5 Mods: Buildcraft plus additional pipes plus logistics pipes, equivalent exchange, thaumcraft, IndustrialCraft, Forestry, RedPower2 Using the Buildcraft automatic crafting ...
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Why do Buildcraft engines blow up even if cooled properly?

I have a Peat Bog and Turbary and I powered it using a fuel-powered Combustion Engine cooled with an Aqueous Accumulator, but I still wound up with a giant crater. What happened?
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How many chunks do I need to keep loaded to keep quarries working in Buildcraft?

In my SMP world I have large Buildcraft quarries operating and I wish to ensure that they keep on operating even when I'm not around. I know that I can use the Teleport Tether to keep chunks loaded, ...
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Can BuildCraft's Redstone Engines explode?

BuildCraft's Redstone Engines are slow, but I have always been taught that their one advantage is their inability to explode. Is this true, or am I secretly in danger if I leave them on too long?
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BuildCraft Filler with Saplings

I'm trying to build a self-contained automated tree farm with redwood trees. The main problem I have is how to replant saplings. So I thought I would use a BuildCraft filler with height 1 to fill in ...
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BuildCraft waterproof pipes and water/oil pumping, does liquid get lost?

I found an oil well the other day and have now successfully pumped it dry into a ton of tanks, some 450 tank blocks, spread over 25 high tank towers. Now I want to refine it. The question is, do I ...
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Tekkit and water tanks

I created a large quarry, flooded with water to take care of lava along the way, and now I want to empty the quarry out to get a large "room" where I can build stuff. I built a water pump in the ...
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What does the quarry do when it hits an unknown ore?

I have BuildCraft and IndustrialCraft2 installed, so I was wondering if I were to build a quarry would it crash when it hit an IC2 ore like copper or tin?
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Receiving tesseract does not interact with build-craft transport pipes

Almost on every tutorial video, I watched about Thermal Expansion tesseracts, receiving one can output items to build craft transport pipes (gold or stone). The thing is I use Thermal Expansion ...
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Help with combustion engine?

7.10 with buildcraft and my Combustion engines are giving me problems. They will use all the water when they turn green but then theyll stop accepting more because they then heat up quickly to orange ...
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Distributing Different Items

Currently, my set-up uses a chest with several advanced wooden transport pipes, each keyed to a single item. Is there anyway to have one pipe pull from the chest and then somehow distribute several ...
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How to turn off a TE Redstone Energy Cell if there is no load?

A Redstone Energy Cell (from Thermal Expansion) continuously emits energy according to the rate set in its GUI as long as it contains MJ. If the Buildcraft machines connected to the energy network ...
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Is water still infinite with BuildCraft?

In minecraft when you use a bucket to get water or you dig out block on a store line, most times the water around it fills to turn it into a normal water block, this way a small pool of water can be ...
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Tekkit pipes getting clogged

I have a Tekkit server running and I just started using a quarry. Twice now I have logged in and it has been SUPER laggy. I have discovered that this is because the pipes are getting clogged. After ...
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Prevent BuildCraft Item Drops

I currently own a server with about 40 players at peak times, and there are these few players who build MASSIVE factories out of BuildCraft pipes. I have looked through all of the config files of ...
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Minecraft mod help ironchest mod

I installed ic2 buildcraft and the ironchest mod but am unable to make a silver chest since none of these mods add silver . Is there any mod that adds silver that will work with iron chest except ...
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The Direwolf20 pack regularly lag-crashes when I near large amounts of oil

Alright, my requests on Minecraft Forum and the private FTB support site I have not gotten an answer to this question. The problem is that my FTB instance lags out so bad when I near a large (almost ...
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Buildcraft and vertical distance for machines operating?

I built a large quarry and as it was getting closer to the ground I dug a hole with a ladder in it to get down to the bottom, but as I was down on the bottom I noticed that I could see the quarry arm ...
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Problems with the EE3 minium stone and the Buildcraft auto-crafting table

When I put a minium stone in an auto-crafting table it won't place in. I am using version 1.5.2. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this, or an alternative mod that can auto-craft things. ...
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What is Powered Output?

I'm using the MC Forestry mod, which has machines that have powered output. I've tried taking items out of the machines by using the regular wood pipe to stone pipe, which doesn't work. What exactly ...
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What can i do against cobblestone getting stuck in my recycler output?

I have a recycler that gets fed cobblestone to the top by buildcraft pipes. Directly adjacent, i put an automatic crafting table to produce scrap boxes. However, sometimes the cobblestone gets fed in ...
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Does a mining well retrieve a mob spawner?

Will a mining well destroy a mob spawner or retrieve it? I am currently driving my mining well through a dungeon i found earlier. If i hit the mob spawner, will it be destroyed or mined?
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Items get forgotten by crafting logistics pipes when the world is reloaded

I'm playing Minecraft with the Technic Pack and using Logistics Pipes, especially Crafting Logistics Pipes, to automatically process items in machines, e.g. smelt items in a furnace. The logistics ...
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Prevent tin ingots from stacking in automatic crafting table

I've built a system to manufacture coolant cells for my nuclear reactor using automatic crafting table mkII's. The one that makes the water cells works fine, but the one that makes the empty cells ...
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Minecraft 1.6.2 mods textures problem!

I have just started playing 1.6.2 modded Minecraft. It works fine but most of the textures are messed up, most notably was IC2 (Eg. no furnace guis only black and purple!), also NEI( Not enough items) ...
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How can I pump lava without the Buildcraft pump?

Buildcraft affects my fps too much, as such I'm looking for a replacement. So I need a way to pump lava without using BuildCraft. Do you know any other mods that can pump and not kill my fps? I've ...
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Are any of my mods not cross-compatible?

I want to play Minecraft (modded) with my brother but I do not know if they will be Survival Multiplayer (LAN) compatible or if they will be compatible with each other. The mods are: Rei's minimap ...