Copper and Bronze Alloys must be cast to form ingots prior to working, using the crucible and clay molds. Iron ingots require preparation using a bloomery. See the bloomery page for detailed instructions on how to use this functional block.
Preparing the Ingots
- Load the Forge: Add fuel (coal or charcoal) to the forge by holding sneak + right mouse button (RMB), then add up to four ingots (holding sneak + RMB).
- Ignite the Forge: Sneak + RMB with a torch. The metal can be worked when it is heated to a temperature above 60% of its melting point.
- Collect heated ingots: Use RMB to remove the ingot from the forge
- Select the tool: Placing an ingot on the anvil (sneak + RMB), opens a dialog allowing the player to choose what tool, weapon, or item to craft.
Smithing the Item
To form the item, the empty blue voxels must be filled with metal and metal must be removed from orange voxels. 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. 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: Permanently removes one voxel.
Smithing Tutorial Videos
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