sorter = filtered hopper facin into many directions
Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:34 PM
That's why we need a sorter. It's a hopper, but it has five outputs, N,S,E,W,down. Each slot has it's own filter, and the combination determines what the filter will suck in and put out.
If you don't filter, the hopper will use it's outputs to randomly fill connected containers using a random stack. While sucking in items, it will prefer items matching one of the incomplete stacks, just like the hopper.
Some containers may have natural filters, e.g. the furnace will only accept burnables and smeltables, limited to one stack each. If an output is unfiltered but connected to a furnace, the filter will not treat this output as filtered while choosing what to do, but it may fail to do anything there. In this case, the other outputs are tried.
If there is at least one filter, unfiltered outputs may not output this item. You may have two outputs with the same item. In this case, both outputs may output these items. Again, if putting the object fails, the other items and outputs are tried.
Each output can individually be disabled.
A filtered hopper/sorter cannot accept/suck in items if it's filters would not allow to get rid of them (output filter = input filter).
How to craft? It should be a modified hopper. I expect it's recipe to change, so there is no point in thinking about it yet, is there?
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