To smith items, a player needs an anvil, a hammer, a forge with fuel (such as coal or charcoal), and metal ingots.
In the case of Copper and Bronze Alloy, the metal must be casted to form ingots using the crucible and clay molds prior to working them in the anvil. Iron ingots require preparation using a bloomery.
Preparing the Ingots
- Load the Forge: Add fuel (coal or charcoal) to the forge, then add up to four ingots.
- Ignite the Forge: Ignite with a torch. Most metals can be worked when they are heated to a temperature above 50% of their melting point. Lead can be smithed at any temperature, iron blooms can be smithed at above 700°C.
- Collect heated ingots:
- Select the tool: Placing an ingot on the anvil, opens a dialog allowing the player to choose what tool, weapon, or item to craft.
Smithing the Item
Once the tool, weapon, or item is selected, two different colors of voxel outlines will appear, green and purple. To form the item, the empty green outlines must be filled with metal voxels, and the metal voxels must be removed from the purple outlines. This is done by hitting the metal with a hammer to move the metal from its current ingot shape into the shape of selected item. The hammer has specific modes, explained below, that allow players to choose which direction the metal will move when striking the work item with the hammer. Using the Right-mouse-button will turn the work item around, making it easier to hit certain parts. If the work item cools down too much during this process, use the forge to reheat the work item. Item progress will not be lost if the item is removed from the anvil and replaced. Some items, like plates, require two ingots to complete. To continue work shaping an item that needs more material, add another heated ingot to the work item on the anvil as if placing a new ingot to work.
While copper and bronze work items can be melted back to an ingot, iron work items must be smelted in a bloomery again. Be careful with them!
To move metal in specific directions, change the hammer mode. Press F with a hammer in the active hand to view and change tool modes.
Hammer modes include three modes:
- Heavy Hit: When used on the bottom layer: No effect, when used on the upper layers: If near the edge, it will move voxels the the lower layer, i.e. flatten the work item. Otherwise it will spread the voxels.
- Upset (Up, Left, Down, Right): When used on the bottom layer: Move voxels to the upper layer, only possible at the edges of a work item, when used on upper layers: Move voxels horizontally or down a layer if at the edge.
- Split: When used on metal: Permanently removes one voxel. When used on Iron Bloom: Permanently removes up to 9 slag voxels (dark parts) in a 3x3 arrangement (if slag voxels are hit, no metal voxels will be removed.)
Only certain items, weapons, and tool heads are available depending on the metal:
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