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[[File:Maxresdefault.jpg | thumb | right | Welcome to Mekanism!]]
To get started in the [[Mekanism]] Tech Tree, there are options to go about it, such as if the player already has a stable Redstone Flux (RF) power network generation as Mekanism Machines can also use RF as its energy network; or the player would want to use Mekanism Generators to start a power network.
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This tutorial will get you started with the basics of Mekanism, from obtaining a source of power to crafting earlier-tier machines.
  
A. If the player opts to use Mekanism as the basis of the tech tree base here this is where it all begins
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== Getting power ==
# Mekanism adds a new ore generation called [[Osmium Ore]], they can be mined with Iron grade tools and above.
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# Collect plenty of [[Osmium Ore]], which can be mined with Stone grade tools and above. It can be found on virtually all layers.  
# Smelt the Osmium Ore to get [[Osmium Ingot]]s, (If the player has a [[pulverizer]] or a [[Grind Stone]] then the player can turn the ore into [[dusts|dust]] then smelt it) using the Osmium Ingots craft a [[Metallurgic]] Infuser which can be powered with redstone. Or if the player wants to get a basic power network going they can first craft a [[Heat Generator]] (coal/passive heat generator). And then attach the Metallurgic infuser from the heat generator,
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## If you have a [http://thermalexpansion.wikispaces.com/Pulverizer Pulverizer (TE)] or a [http://ae2.ae-mod.info/Quartz-Grindstone/ Grindstone (AE 2)], you can grind the ore into [[dusts|dust]] and then smelt it, effectively doubling your ingot production.
# To start expanding the power network the player can first craft a [[Cable|basic universal cable]] (glass and 2 redstone), and using the Metallurgic Infuser make [[Steel]] and [[Enriched Alloy]] (Basis of all Mekanism Machines).
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# Smelt the Osmium Ore you've collected into [[Osmium Ingot]]s.  
# Start crafting [[Steel Casing]]s
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# Craft a [[Heat Generator]], which can be powered by either coal/charcoal (Active Power mode) or nearby lava blocks (Passive Power mode).  
# Upon crafting the Steel Casings the player can now officially start with the Mekanism Tech Tree by making the basic machines such as the [[Enrichment Chamber]], [[Energized Smelter]], [[Sawmill]], [[Crusher]] as the tier 1 tech tree processing.
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You now have a source of power.  
# The player can now start to expand on the ore processing by upgrading the basic machines into factories. And then moving on to tier 2 processing (Tripling resource output) by adding the [[Purification Chamber]] and [[Electrolytic Separator]] into the mix.
 
# Also the player now has the option to make some additional tools and armor that are obsidian and glowstone based by using the [[Osmium Compressor]].
 
# All that is left for the player to decide is either to move on to further ore processing tiers such as quadrupling and pentapuling ore yields or play with the toys and gadgets that Mekanism adds such as the [[Digital Miner]], [[Molecular Disassembler]] (Mekanism all in one mining tool, think of it like the [[Paxel]] but only electronically charged).
 
  
B. If the player has an alternate power network or generation preferably Redstone Flux (RF)
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== Creating basic components / Expanding your power network ==
# Start collecting Osmium Ores, grind and Smelt them to ingots
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You will need to create a few basic crafting components in the [[Metallurgic Infuser]] before creating the wires needed to expand your power network, which are made from Steel Ingots.
# Craft the Metallurgic Infuser
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# Craft a [[Metallurgic Infuser]], and connect it to the Heat Generator.
# Craft Tier 1 Mekanism Machines
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# Use the Metallurgic Infuser to create [[Steel Ingot]]s.
# Attach them to the already existing power network
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## Insert a few Coal/Charcoal into the Secondary Material Slot (the purple slot on the far left). This will fill up the Secondary Material Slot with Carbon.
# Expand and Enjoy
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### The Secondary Material Buffer (bar on the far left) can't store more than one type of material at a time, so if another type of material (other than Carbon) has already been added (check by hovering over the Secondary Material Buffer), click the DUMP button to expel it. Note that you will lose that material.
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## Place an Iron Ingot inside of the Primary Material Slot (red slot, left of the arrow). If the Metallurgic Infuser is receiving adequate power, it will begin "infusing" the Iron with Carbon, which results in [[Enriched Iron]].
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## With Carbon still in the Secondary Material Buffer, place the Enriched Iron in the Primary Material Slot. This will create [[Dusts | Steel Dust]].
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## Smelt the Steel Dusts into Steel Ingots.
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# Now you can begin expanding your power network so that you can power multiple machines at once. Craft a few [[Universal Cable | Basic Universal Cable]]s (made from 2 Steel Ingots and a piece of Redstone) and create a line of them trailing from your Heat Generator.
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Your power network is now ready to accommodate many early-tier machines. If you find that your power needs become more demanding, you can try connecting a few more Heat Generators, some [[Solar Generator]]s (or its much more expensive and efficient version, the [[Advanced Solar Generator]]), [[Wind Turbine]]s (make sure that they are placed at high altitudes for maximum power), or other various generators that Mekanism has to offer. Remember that Mekanism machines can accept most forms of power from other mods (such as RF or MJ) as well as its own (Joules), so feel free to add other sources of power to your Mekanism power network.
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== Crafting machines ==
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# Create [[Enriched Alloy]] (the basis of all Mekanism Machines), which is made in a Metallurgic Infuser using Redstone as the secondary material and Iron Ingots as the primary material.
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# Start crafting [[Steel Casing]]s, which are crafting components used to create most Mekanism machines.
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# You can now create some of the basic machines, such as the [[Enrichment Chamber]], [[Energized Smelter]], [[Precision Sawmill]], and [[Crusher]].
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# After that, you can start to work on ore processing by upgrading the basic machines into [[Factory|Factories]].
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# Move on to tier 2 processing (tripling resource output) by adding the [[Purification Chamber]] and [[Electrolytic Separator]].
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## Also, you now have the option to create some additional tools and armor that are obsidian and glowstone-based by using the [[Osmium Compressor]].
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# Now, you can decide to either move on to further ore processing tiers (such as quadrupling and pentapuling ore yields) or play with the toys and gadgets that Mekanism has to offer, such as the [[Digital Miner]] (a configurable, complex machine which can mine blocks beneath itself) or the [[Atomic Disassembler]] (Mekanism's all-in-one mining tool, like the [[Paxel]] but instead of durability uses an electronic charge).
  
 
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Latest revision as of 19:05, 29 May 2015

Welcome to Mekanism!

This tutorial will get you started with the basics of Mekanism, from obtaining a source of power to crafting earlier-tier machines.

Getting power

  1. Collect plenty of Osmium Ore, which can be mined with Stone grade tools and above. It can be found on virtually all layers.
    1. If you have a Pulverizer (TE) or a Grindstone (AE 2), you can grind the ore into dust and then smelt it, effectively doubling your ingot production.
  2. Smelt the Osmium Ore you've collected into Osmium Ingots.
  3. Craft a Heat Generator, which can be powered by either coal/charcoal (Active Power mode) or nearby lava blocks (Passive Power mode).

You now have a source of power.

Creating basic components / Expanding your power network

You will need to create a few basic crafting components in the Metallurgic Infuser before creating the wires needed to expand your power network, which are made from Steel Ingots.

  1. Craft a Metallurgic Infuser, and connect it to the Heat Generator.
  2. Use the Metallurgic Infuser to create Steel Ingots.
    1. Insert a few Coal/Charcoal into the Secondary Material Slot (the purple slot on the far left). This will fill up the Secondary Material Slot with Carbon.
      1. The Secondary Material Buffer (bar on the far left) can't store more than one type of material at a time, so if another type of material (other than Carbon) has already been added (check by hovering over the Secondary Material Buffer), click the DUMP button to expel it. Note that you will lose that material.
    2. Place an Iron Ingot inside of the Primary Material Slot (red slot, left of the arrow). If the Metallurgic Infuser is receiving adequate power, it will begin "infusing" the Iron with Carbon, which results in Enriched Iron.
    3. With Carbon still in the Secondary Material Buffer, place the Enriched Iron in the Primary Material Slot. This will create Steel Dust.
    4. Smelt the Steel Dusts into Steel Ingots.
  3. Now you can begin expanding your power network so that you can power multiple machines at once. Craft a few Basic Universal Cables (made from 2 Steel Ingots and a piece of Redstone) and create a line of them trailing from your Heat Generator.

Your power network is now ready to accommodate many early-tier machines. If you find that your power needs become more demanding, you can try connecting a few more Heat Generators, some Solar Generators (or its much more expensive and efficient version, the Advanced Solar Generator), Wind Turbines (make sure that they are placed at high altitudes for maximum power), or other various generators that Mekanism has to offer. Remember that Mekanism machines can accept most forms of power from other mods (such as RF or MJ) as well as its own (Joules), so feel free to add other sources of power to your Mekanism power network.

Crafting machines

  1. Create Enriched Alloy (the basis of all Mekanism Machines), which is made in a Metallurgic Infuser using Redstone as the secondary material and Iron Ingots as the primary material.
  2. Start crafting Steel Casings, which are crafting components used to create most Mekanism machines.
  3. You can now create some of the basic machines, such as the Enrichment Chamber, Energized Smelter, Precision Sawmill, and Crusher.
  4. After that, you can start to work on ore processing by upgrading the basic machines into Factories.
  5. Move on to tier 2 processing (tripling resource output) by adding the Purification Chamber and Electrolytic Separator.
    1. Also, you now have the option to create some additional tools and armor that are obsidian and glowstone-based by using the Osmium Compressor.
  6. Now, you can decide to either move on to further ore processing tiers (such as quadrupling and pentapuling ore yields) or play with the toys and gadgets that Mekanism has to offer, such as the Digital Miner (a configurable, complex machine which can mine blocks beneath itself) or the Atomic Disassembler (Mekanism's all-in-one mining tool, like the Paxel but instead of durability uses an electronic charge).

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