by brevven

Adds tungsten ore (wolframite), tungsten plates, tungsten carbide and rocket engine nozzles to the base game. Available after green science, tungsten and the various intermediates are used throughout the vanilla game. Compatible with RSO, Space Exploration and Krastorio 2, and several other mods. Part of BZ Mods.

14 days ago


What are the smelting ratios in the vanilla game?

  • 16 stone furnaces fully smelts a yellow belt of wolframite into half a yellow belt of tungsten plates
  • 64 stone furnaces fully smelts a yellow belt of tungsten plates into 40% of a yellow belt of tungsten carbide.

Why wolframite instead of tungsten ore?

Wolfram is historically an alternative name for Tungsten. So, unlike rutile for titanium or galena for lead, the hope is that more people will recognize and associate the mineral wolframite with tungsten.

Why can't electric furnaces make tungsten carbide in vanilla?

Vanilla furnaces can only take in one ingredient, so requiring a burner furnace means it uses some form of carbon alongside tungsten. (Nuclear fueled furnaces notwithstanding). There's an optional (default off) "Advanced carbon furnace", if you plan to build a megabase and steel furnaces are too hard on your UPS.

Does Tungsten spawn in the starting area?

  • In vanilla, no, you'll have to venture out in time to make armor piercing rounds.
  • If Krastorio 2 is enabled, yes, because it requires mineral water which requires exploration anyways.
  • If RSO is enabled, yes, because it can be harder than vanilla to find away from the starting area, and it's required for armor piercing rounds.

A stacked recipe isn't showing up from Deadlock Stacked Recipes.

Use this bridge mod

I wish a recipe was not changed.

There is now a "Bypass recipes" setting. You can decide which recipes you want this (or each) mod to bypass modifications for. It requires a comma-separated list of internal recipe names. Eg.:

transport-belt, underground-belt

You must use the "internal" recipe-name. If you're not sure how to find it, the easiest way is to use debug mode (F5) and mouse over the recipe in your handcrafting window. Find the recipe-name in the debug properties.

What happened to the earlier message.

I still stand by every word of it. But I don't want to accidentally remind anyone of an upsetting memory. And truly, there does come a time to put rhetoric away and share the enjoyment of something we love. If you need someone to talk to, I'm on the forums.