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Concept: steam powered stuff

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I see a lot of neat ideas here. What I'd like to see is a sort of furnace block in between the controller and the boilers. Said furnace block would be one of three types:

  • Material: Burns material to make boilers go. Cheapest block cost, but lowest efficiency of material to steam volume produced. Analogous to coal-fired steam engines IRL.
  • Fuel: Burns fuel to make boilers go. Substantially higher block cost, substantially better efficiency of material to steam volume produced. Analogous to oil-fired steam engines IRL.
  • Nuclear: Burns nothing to make boilers go. Absurdly higher block cost, inflicts high EMP damage in a large radius if destroyed. Analogous to nuclear power IRL.
This allows us to burn fuel to get steam, as fuel engines do. It also makes an easy and straight-forward way to finally have nuclear vessels in FtD.

I kind of visualize the system like this:

| Controller -> | Furnace -> | Boilers -> | Steam pipes -> | Steam stuff |


Another possible thing to add for steam receivers might be a steam-powered spin block that connects directly to a shaft. The main use for this block would be proper paddle steamers. But hey, I'm short on sleep right now, so I'm probably not being as imaginative as I could be.

I also like others' ideas of being able to change direction on the steam shaft.
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Concept: steam powered stuff - by Nick Smart - 2019-05-03, 05:26 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by Albino - 2019-05-03, 07:02 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by Docterchese - 2019-05-03, 08:03 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by Skyer - 2019-05-03, 10:37 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by Gladyon - 2019-05-04, 10:07 AM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by vyrus - 2019-05-04, 04:26 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by draba - 2019-05-04, 09:36 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by Emmy - 2019-05-26, 04:26 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by DraWay - 2019-05-29, 02:37 AM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by Skyer - 2019-05-29, 01:08 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by BioPhoenix - 2019-06-02, 09:41 AM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by BioPhoenix - 2019-06-20, 04:04 AM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by ABYAY - 2019-06-20, 07:21 AM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by mrvecz - 2019-06-20, 02:11 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by Sweet Jenny - 2019-07-09, 04:23 AM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by DelsGaming - 2019-07-14, 01:16 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by iPersons - 2019-07-14, 04:31 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by moonruner - 2019-07-16, 02:03 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by Baz-SGN - 2019-08-02, 11:14 AM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by Normal69 - 2019-09-19, 09:17 AM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by Spider Wolf - 2019-10-18, 08:01 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by Spider Wolf - 2019-10-18, 09:01 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by Spider Wolf - 2019-10-18, 09:24 PM
RE: Concept: steam powered stuff - by bricox01 - 2019-11-29, 05:06 PM

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