Hexi's Inline Ore Processing

Adds optional extra steps to ore processing that increases yield.
29 days ago
0.14 - 0.17
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Owner: Hexicube
Source: N/A
Homepage: N/A
License: CC BY-NA-SA
Created: 2 years ago
Latest Version: 0.6.2 (29 days ago)
Factorio version: 0.14 - 0.17
Downloaded: 1834 times

Note: This mod is not finished!
- Graphics are pending
- Power consumption and pollution is probably not appropriately balanced
- Mod support is non-existant right now
However, the basic systems and buildings currently present will not change, and the mechanics are in place.

'Hexi's Inline Ore Processing' is intended to be an easy-to-use no-fluff addition to mining that lets you squeeze as much as possible out of ore fields. There are currently 4 tiers of processing:

Tier 1: Basic Enrichment
- Ore is fed into an enrichment building, converting 5 ore into 6 refined ore
This results in 120% yield.

Tier 2: Two-Step Enrichment
- Ore is fed into a crusher, converting 5 ore into 6 crushed ore
- Crushed ore is fed into an enrichment building, converting 3 crushed ore into 4 refined ore
This results in 160% yield.

Tier 3: Filtered Enrichment
- Ore is fed into a crusher
- Crushed ore is fed into a cleaning facility, converting 3 crushed ore (and some water) into 3 clean ore
- Clean ore is fed into an enrichment building, converting 3 clean ore into 5 refined ore
This results in 200% yield.

Tier 4: Liquidative Enrichment
- Ore is fed into a crusher
- Crushed ore is fed into a cleaning facility
- Clean ore is fed into a liquidator, converting 3 clean ore (and some acid) into 50 ore slurry
- Ore slurry is fed into a crystallizer, converting 10 ore slurry into 1 ore crystal
- Ore crystals are fed into an enrichment building, converting 4 ore crystals into 5 refined ore
This results in 250% yield.

Tier 3a: Advanced Cleaning
An advanced version of the cleaning machine offers a 20% boost in output at the cost of a slower recipe, more power consumption, more pollution, and stone/coal as byproducts. This can be used with T3 (240% final yield) or T4 (300% final yield) processing.

Known issues:
- Inserters feeding items to or taking items from a Liquidator or Ore Cleaning Building may stop working.