Frequently Asked Questions
Below are a number of commonly asked questions, click any of the questions below to view the answer.
How do I install Applied Energistics?
Simply place the zip file in the mods folder of your Minecraft w/ Minecraft Forge Installation.
What are all these config options for?
AE is extremely customizable, please see this page for details on the different, options.
What kind of power does ME use?
- Buildcraft (1 MJ = 5 Unit)
- Universal Electricty (20 Joule = 1 Unit)
- IndustrialCraft2 (1 EU = 2 Unit)
Can you configure Priorities for Inventories?
Do you or will you add or have you liquid support?
I have no plans for doing any liquid support at this time, you can look into Extra Cells however it has new liquid support.
What languages and Localization are available?
Currently Russian, Spanish, and German translations are available, if you want to help and improve localization you can help out at https://github.com/AlgorithmX2/AppliedEnergistics-Localization
Why won't my Terminal / Export Bus / etc Connect to my Colored Cables?
To make a terminal, export bus or another colored block connect to colored cable, you must place the block against another colored block, or cable. This way it will take on the color of what you place it on.
Are Xycraft Quartz and AE Quartz compatible, and what about Nether Quartz?
No, they are all different. Xy Quartz, AE Quartz, and Nether Quartz can be used to make the basic tools, however most uses of quartz for ME Blocks / Items use specifc types of quartz as they require specific properties of each type of quartz.
How do I tell what resources my Automated Crafting is missing?
The best way is to use the ME Crafting Monitor. It lets you view pending crafting jobs, see what the system is missing, and cancel jobs or sub-jobs, allowing you to interact with the crafting pipeline.
How do I decode an Encoded Pattern?
Hold it in your hand like you would a tool, then sneak+right click. Remember you can also re-encode or edit a pattern in the encoder.
Can I take apart a lower tier drive to use its Storage Cell/block to make a bigger one?
Yes. Make sure its empty, then hold it in your hand like you would a tool, then sneak+right click. Make sure you have a free slot in your inventory so it has somewhere to place the extra part. If you need to empty it consider using an ME IO Port.
How can I quickly move all the _____ to a new cell or network?
How can I re-organize my Storage Cells?
If you are trying to optimize your space usage, you can stick previously un-preformatted cells in your ME IO Port and quickly send the contents to newly preformatted cells in your network.
I heard this works with Logistics Pipes!
You can put a request pipe next to an interface to let ME see your LP setup, or you can put a provider pipe next to an interface to let LP see your ME storage. If you're sinking items into your storage, use an ItemSink Module instead of a basic pipe; this will allow LP to stop inserting properly if the network is full.
I have this awesome idea for your mod, want to hear it?
Sure make sure its not listed HERE, and tell me on IRC or post on the http://www.minecraftforum.net thread.
How do I get various Buses and Terminals to connect to my colored cable?
Place the Import/Export Bus or Terminal ON the colored cable. It will assume the color of the cable its placed on.
Does this mod require any other mods to work?
Technically, no. It will function stand-alone. However I have worked with the APIs of other mods, and with some other moders to help improve integration, plus this mod covers mostly very high-tech level items, so it would be kinda silly to use it by itself.
In short: "I suggest playing Applied Energistics with other mods!"
Is this supposed to replace BC Pipes/RP2 Tubes/Logistics Pipes?
No. It is designed to work with them via interfaces and provide alternate storage / crafting and is not intended to replace any other mod, or its functionality. In fact AE has Bi-Directional Support with Logistics Pipes for sharing storage.
How fast are items transported?
ME Cable transfer items instantly.
How fast are items crafted?
This is a difficult question to answer. Lower End Assembler chambers can be slow when crafting complicated items. However simple items can be crafted rather quickly. If your assembly chamber contains a decent number of CPU's it can become much faster. However, if you rely on external processing in furnaces or other machines, this can slow things down considerably.
Can I use this in a mod pack?
Yes, Don't ask for permission you already have it, if you want proof, just send people to this FAQ.
Does this work with INSERT MOD HERE?
I've yet to find any major issues with any other mods that I play with, which is a pretty sizable list. If you find any issues, let me know Here.
Is AE Open Source?
AE Is currently not open souce, please don't ask about why, or if it will be, I may eventually feel like opening it up but for now its not.
I'm a mod author how can I get AE to move my tiles with spatial storage?
As long as your tiles don't mind being moved just call,
FMLInterModComms.sendMessage( "AppliedEnergistics", "movabletile", "appeng.common.AppEngTile" );
Where the third argument is the class, or base class of the tile entity.
if your mod requires special code to accept movement, then it can use the API to better support them.
Feature _____ Doesn't work; It crashes, or Ahh my game exploded!
If you've tried everything you can think of, and you something is behaving oddly or crashing your game, the best way to send me bug reports is IRC.
If I'm not on or you can't use IRC then post them here
PLEASE attempt to read your crash reports and resolve Item / Block conflicts on your own. I'll attempt to fix any bugs / issues I can based on the crash reports or other feedback.
All my Drives Wiped Clean, or All my Storage Cells are gone
This is probably related to another mod called TickThreading, which can cause issues with Saving Chunk Data. The end result of these tends to be these issues.
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