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* Mining bag: 10 Slots for Stones and Minerals
 
* Mining bag: 10 Slots for Stones and Minerals
  
 
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==Early Copper Age==
==Copper Age==
 
  
 
[[File:Native copper in chert.png|300px|thumbnail|right|Copper ore can be found by surface chunks like these.]]
 
[[File:Native copper in chert.png|300px|thumbnail|right|Copper ore can be found by surface chunks like these.]]
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* Find copper nuggets either by [[Panning]] or scavenging the worlds surface for loose pieces of nuggets
 
* Find copper nuggets either by [[Panning]] or scavenging the worlds surface for loose pieces of nuggets
* Find clay and [[Clay forming|form]] yourself some tool molds as well as a crucible
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* Find [[Clay forming|clay and form]] yourself some tool molds as well as a crucible
 
* Harvest fire wood and create a [[Charcoal pit]] to produce charcoal
 
* Harvest fire wood and create a [[Charcoal pit]] to produce charcoal
  
 
Once you have that all ready. Please the crucible into the firepit. It will open 4 additional firepit slots where you can place the nuggets inside. Once the crucible moved to the output slot, the metal is ready to be poured into the molds. Hold <code>right mouse click</code> with a crucible in hands on a placed mold to pour metal.
 
Once you have that all ready. Please the crucible into the firepit. It will open 4 additional firepit slots where you can place the nuggets inside. Once the crucible moved to the output slot, the metal is ready to be poured into the molds. Hold <code>right mouse click</code> with a crucible in hands on a placed mold to pour metal.
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Make sure to completely fill each mold. Once the temperature has dropped below 200 degrees, you can remove the tool from the mold.
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== Late Copper Age==
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Early copper age tool casting is easy and fun but prevents you from creating some of the more advanced tools and weapons, such as the saw, shears or the metal version of the spear.
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1. Again using clay, build some [[ingot mold]]s, a hammer mold, and an anvil mold and bake them as before.
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2. Cast yourself a copper hammer, a copper anvil, and some ingots
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3. Craft a [[forge]]
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{{Grid/Crafting
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|A1=Cobble|B1=|C1=Cobble
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|A2=Cobble|B2=|C2=Cobble
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|A3=Cobble|B3=Cobble|C3=Cobble
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|Output=Forge}}
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4. Add one or more pieces of coal to [[forge]] and your desired metal ingots holding shift + right mouse click. Ignite with a torch.
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5. Once the [[metal]] is over 60% its melting point it can be worked. Take it from the [[forge]] and place it on the [[anvil]]. This will open up a dialog allowing you to choose what to tool/weapon to craft
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6. Your goal is now to fill in the empty blue squares with [[metal]]. Hit 'F' with a [[hammer]] in your hand to see your tool modes.
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<ul>
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<li>
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  <strong>Heavy Hit</strong>
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<br>
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When used on the bottom layer: No effect<br>
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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 apart the voxels.
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</li>
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<li><strong>Upset (Up, Left, Down, Right)</strong><br>
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When used on the bottom layer: Move voxels to the upper layer, only possible at the edges of a work item<br>
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When used on upper layers: Move voxels horizontally or down by a layer if its at the edge
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</li>
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<li><strong>Split</strong><br>
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Irrevocably removes one voxel
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</li>
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</ul>
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If you mess up a work piece: Copper and Bronze work items can be smelted back down into an ingot again, Iron work items not viably re-smeltable as of v1.12
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Some tools require more metal, you can add another hot ingot to get more voxels.
  
 
==Bronze Age==
 
==Bronze Age==
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Creating [[Metal#Alloys|bronze]] works in the same way as when you create copper, however, you will have to find some extra ingredients to create one of these 3 [[Metal#Alloys|alloys]]. Mix them inside the crucible according to these ratios. Be aware that some ores contain fewer units of metal than others, as shown in the tooltip information.
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There are 3 types of bronze that tools can be made of:
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* [[Metal#Alloys|Tin bronze]] is a mixture of copper and tin. It has double durability than copper and quite strong.
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* [[Metal#Alloys|Bismuth bronze]] is a mixture of copper, bismuth, and zinc and has slightly higher durability than tin bronze but slightly less damage on swords, and mining speeds.
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* [[Metal#Alloys|Black bronze]] is a mixture of copper, gold, and silver. It has the highest durability and strength of all bronze alloys.
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Here's some options to find these:
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* Use the [[prospecting pick]] to figure out where *not* to search for the desired ore or just do a lot of caving
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* Find a trader that sells ores
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* Find cracked vessels and ruin loot, these also contain ores
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* [[Panning]] has a very rare chance of dropping tin ore
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Once you have the materials, place them in the crucible in the right ratio. You can either guess your way to the right ratio just by trial and error in the crucible, as the firepit dialog will tell you if you got a valid combination, or look them up in the handbook (opened via key <code>H</code>).
  
 
==Iron Age==
 
==Iron Age==
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Iron tools will give you again a significant boost in strength and durability.
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* Make sure you have a bronze anvil, as you won't be able to smith iron tools on a copper anvil.
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* You will need to gather fire clay, make fire bricks, burn the firebricks in a fire pit and then build a bloomery base and chimney
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{{Grid/Crafting
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|A1=Fire Brick|B1=Fire Brick|C1=Fire Brick
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|A2=Fire Brick|B2=Fire Brick|C2=Fire Brick
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|A3=Fire Brick|B3=|C3=Fire Brick
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|Output=Bloomery|nobreak=y}}
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{{Grid/Crafting
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|A1=|B1=|C1=
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|A2=|B2=Fire Brick|C2=
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|A3=Fire Brick|B3=Fire Brick|C3=Fire Brick
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|Output=Bloomery Chimney}}
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* Place the base anywhere and the chimney on top
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* Sneak + Right click the base to add fuel and ore. It won't accept fuel whose burning temperature is too low. Bloomeries can smelt any ore actually, at a higher temperature than the fire pit, but cost significant quantities of fuel. It is currently the only method to smelt iron ore and quartz.
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* Sneak + Right click the base with a torch in hands to ignite the bloomery. Once the bloomery stopped smoking you have to break it to pieces in order to get to iron bloom
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Iron bloom has to be worked on the anvil to get iron ingots. This is a rather tedious process so its recommended to eventually mechanize this task with the helve hammer
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==Mechanization==
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* Iron bloom and metal plate working can be automated with the helve hammer
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* Grinding of grains and other materials can be automated with the quern

Revision as of 11:53, 15 February 2020

Farming

Wild crops drop seeds which can be planted on farmland. Craft yourself a hoe from stone or metal. Farmland requires either a nearby water source, enough rainfall or daily watering with a watering can to grow. It also needs nutritious soil, so if you come across high fertility soil, take it with you. Depleted soil will make crops grow very very slowly. Crops also require specific nutrients, so be sure to rotate your crops accordingly.

Berry bushes can be replanted as-is, they have no special soil requirements.

Light

Torches can be created easily by putting sticks in the firepit, but when placed will burn out after 3 days. More permanent light sources include oil lamps and lanterns, check out the main article on Light sources.

Inventory Space

You have the following options to expand your inventory. Look up in the handbook opened via H to check out how to craft them.

  • Basket: 3 Slots
  • Hunter's backpack: 4 Slots
  • Linen sack: 5 Slots
  • Leather Backpack: 6 Slots
  • Mining bag: 10 Slots for Stones and Minerals

Early Copper Age

Copper ore can be found by surface chunks like these.

Acquiring copper tools requires the following steps

  • Find copper nuggets either by Panning or scavenging the worlds surface for loose pieces of nuggets
  • Find clay and form yourself some tool molds as well as a crucible
  • Harvest fire wood and create a Charcoal pit to produce charcoal

Once you have that all ready. Please the crucible into the firepit. It will open 4 additional firepit slots where you can place the nuggets inside. Once the crucible moved to the output slot, the metal is ready to be poured into the molds. Hold right mouse click with a crucible in hands on a placed mold to pour metal.

Make sure to completely fill each mold. Once the temperature has dropped below 200 degrees, you can remove the tool from the mold.

Late Copper Age

Early copper age tool casting is easy and fun but prevents you from creating some of the more advanced tools and weapons, such as the saw, shears or the metal version of the spear.

1. Again using clay, build some ingot molds, a hammer mold, and an anvil mold and bake them as before.

2. Cast yourself a copper hammer, a copper anvil, and some ingots

3. Craft a forge

Cobble

Cobble

Cobble


Cobble

Cobble

Cobble

Cobble

Forge








4. Add one or more pieces of coal to forge and your desired metal ingots holding shift + right mouse click. Ignite with a torch.

5. Once the metal is over 60% its melting point it can be worked. Take it from the forge and place it on the anvil. This will open up a dialog allowing you to choose what to tool/weapon to craft

6. Your goal is now to fill in the empty blue squares with metal. Hit 'F' with a hammer in your hand to see your tool 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 apart 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 by a layer if its at the edge
  • Split
    Irrevocably removes one voxel

If you mess up a work piece: Copper and Bronze work items can be smelted back down into an ingot again, Iron work items not viably re-smeltable as of v1.12

Some tools require more metal, you can add another hot ingot to get more voxels.

Bronze Age

Creating bronze works in the same way as when you create copper, however, you will have to find some extra ingredients to create one of these 3 alloys. Mix them inside the crucible according to these ratios. Be aware that some ores contain fewer units of metal than others, as shown in the tooltip information.

There are 3 types of bronze that tools can be made of:

  • Tin bronze is a mixture of copper and tin. It has double durability than copper and quite strong.
  • Bismuth bronze is a mixture of copper, bismuth, and zinc and has slightly higher durability than tin bronze but slightly less damage on swords, and mining speeds.
  • Black bronze is a mixture of copper, gold, and silver. It has the highest durability and strength of all bronze alloys.

Here's some options to find these:

  • Use the prospecting pick to figure out where *not* to search for the desired ore or just do a lot of caving
  • Find a trader that sells ores
  • Find cracked vessels and ruin loot, these also contain ores
  • Panning has a very rare chance of dropping tin ore

Once you have the materials, place them in the crucible in the right ratio. You can either guess your way to the right ratio just by trial and error in the crucible, as the firepit dialog will tell you if you got a valid combination, or look them up in the handbook (opened via key H).

Iron Age

Iron tools will give you again a significant boost in strength and durability.

  • Make sure you have a bronze anvil, as you won't be able to smith iron tools on a copper anvil.
  • You will need to gather fire clay, make fire bricks, burn the firebricks in a fire pit and then build a bloomery base and chimney

Fire Brick

Fire Brick

Fire Brick

Fire Brick

Fire Brick

Fire Brick

Fire Brick

Fire Brick

Bloomery








Fire Brick

Fire Brick

Fire Brick


Fire Brick

Bloomery Chimney








  • Place the base anywhere and the chimney on top
  • Sneak + Right click the base to add fuel and ore. It won't accept fuel whose burning temperature is too low. Bloomeries can smelt any ore actually, at a higher temperature than the fire pit, but cost significant quantities of fuel. It is currently the only method to smelt iron ore and quartz.
  • Sneak + Right click the base with a torch in hands to ignite the bloomery. Once the bloomery stopped smoking you have to break it to pieces in order to get to iron bloom

Iron bloom has to be worked on the anvil to get iron ingots. This is a rather tedious process so its recommended to eventually mechanize this task with the helve hammer

Mechanization

  • Iron bloom and metal plate working can be automated with the helve hammer
  • Grinding of grains and other materials can be automated with the quern