Pipes Guide

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  1. Crimsonwrath

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    #1 Crimsonwrath, Feb 18, 2018
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    Note: This is currently NOT a feature on the server.

    Some of you may be familiar with the current pipe system we have, which is part of Craftbook. This is a much more efficient and customization version of that. Using primarily iron, you'll be able to make extremely simple or crazy complex pipe systems making your automated farms require even less effort. This may be a learning curve, but this addition is very easy to use once you've got it down.
    Pipes use a separate texture pack for different looks, however the texture pack is not mandatory for use, just highly recommended.

    Types of pipes:


    These are basic pipes, only used in between other pipe types to move items back and forth. Less material makes 4 of them instead of 1 because they have no specialization. These pipes can be colored, which is merely for display. Different colored pipes behave the same but do not connect to one another.


    Ice pipes are exactly the same as standard pipes, however items in them move significantly faster.


    Iron pipes are used to change direction, or move items in one way. Without iron pipes, if just standard pipes are connected, the items will move back and forth to no destination. The direction of iron pipes can be changed using a wrench (see below)
    These will probably take a little bit of playing around with to understand.


    Simply destroy all items which travel through them.

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    The Crafting Pipe gives you the possibility to automate crafting processes. After specifying a crafting recipe, all items going into this Pipe will be cached and the result item is going to be crafted as soon as enough ingredients are cached. By right-clicking this Pipe with a wrench, first you can define the output direction in which the crafted items will go and second you can see the cached items, used to craft the result item. By shift-right-clicking this Pipe with a wrench, you can define the crafting recipe. Just place the ingredients in the given workbench matrix and save it by closing the inventory.


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    The picture above is my example of a golden pipe to better help you understand it. The purpose of the golden pipe is to sort items. The GUI shown directly above (in a gyazo link because I can't upload any more files :mad:) is opened with the wrench and is used to set where items will end up. As you can see, I've set redstone to travel through green and iron to travel through black. If you look above, out of all the pipes green is facing towards the middle on top, meaning the redstone will travel towards the top chest, and the black is facing the middle on the bottom, the iron will go into the bottom chest. This can be done with as little as 2 and as much as 6 items, and if you only wanted to sort redstone and iron you would only need the top and bottom pipes.

    This is also pretty complex and will take some time to learn.


    Probably the most important, the extraction pipe actually extracts items from the chest, hopper or other storage container. A redstone signal is needed to power an extraction pipe unless you right click the pipe with a wrench and change to "EXTRACT ALWAYS" in its GUI menu. You can also change the amount of items it extracts by clicking the the brick block in the GUI menu to change it to 16 items.


    The wrench is used to edit certain pipes as specified above.

    Hopefully you can have some fun with these pipes, they seriously up the limit on your creativity!

    Edit: Pipes can create lots of lag if you have a large amount in a small area because the moving items displayed counts as entities. To fix this, do /tpipes settings and you can disable seeing items for you personally, getting rid of the lag.

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  2. Cheesy

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    Sounds awesome! Thanks for this!

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    Helpful ;p
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