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 loaded

And instead of following the markers, it places with the default size. The limit seems to be 2 chunks, which is extremely restrictive (I can't place a quarry over the boundary between 4 chunks for example).

Is there a way (preferably in-game) of modifying the amount of chunks a quarry can keep loaded?

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I have no idea what that message means or why it appears, but I have a strong suspicion that it's a bug. For me, that message just goes away if I keep trying. Currently, Land Marks just generally have trouble connecting, don't work properly, or crash the server. I don't know what's up with that.

What usually works for me:

  1. Place 3 Land Marks to denote the rectangle you want. Do not activate them.

  2. Right click the one in the middle (i.e. the one that has 2 adjacent Land Marks). It should form a red rectangle.

  3. Place the Quarry directly in front of the Land Mark that you just clicked.

If they didn't connect in step 2, try again with 4 Land Marks.


I had the same problem. Since I have a slow computer I put render distance on tiny. This caused chunks to not load. Since they couldn't load I couldn't place the quarry with the landmark size. I increased the render distance to suit the size of the quarry and it worked once i walked to all the corners of the quarry size. You can just return render distance to Tiny once you're done.


For people with this problem, You need to right click the Markers before putting down the quarry. You can just use 3 markers.

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