Pipeworks

Supplies a complete set of nice, round mesh-based water pipes, boxy item-transport tubes, and devices that work with them.

Building Machines / Electronics

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  • Highly useful and widely used, however....

    Autocrafters cannot accept item groups in their crafting grid, for example leaves, tree, wood, and many other groups which work naturally with crafting guides and user interfaces. (Listed on GitHub)

    Injectors and tubes are not smart, and do not provide any versions that are smart which don't require extensive digilines detectors and Lua, which can know to stop pushing items if the next-in-line storage or tubeline are inoperable or full. It can even be lazy and deactivate the line on single spillage.

    Injectors erroneously push items into the wrong containers, possibly skipping or losing instructions.

    Tube routing is not intelligent, causing backups, spills, breakages, empty machines, and other problems. There should be automatic load-balancing with a toggle to select the old random switching or splitting/ round-robin.

    Vacuum and other tube segments cannot properly interact with source liquids and flowing blocks, or falling blocks.

    Large or complex constructs using pipeworks are known to have a major impact on server performance, and which some objects become out of sync or break when flooded. Abstracting the systems out of physical gamespace, and generalizing, network/ route mapping, scheduling, balancing, backgrounding, and offloading may have a positive impact on any server that runs this. Additional ways to allow servers the freedom to use pipeworks may include removing or reducing active objects and activities, reducing the thrashing of registered entities, simplifying and optimizing looping scripts, and scheduling all calculations while accurately tracking simulation speed and correcting for hiccups.

    There are probably other common-use-case issues as well that are intuitively and reasonably desired which other players have discovered.

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  • Awesome mod

    Must-have for every automated factory

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  • Tubeswork, but pipes don't

    This mod is great for setting up factories to automatically process materials, I created a storage system using chests and sorter tubes.

    Unfortunately, the liquid (pipes) part of the mod doesn't work that well, which is ironic

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  • Very useful for every automated system

    • good graphics
    • many ways of automate a huge amount of work, like storage system, farms, crafting, etc
    • good integration with other mods (eg mesecons and technic)
    • pretty good API

    Seriously, this mod is near perfect :)

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