Continuation of the old thread which got deleted and closed probably due to age and/or Twitch account upgrade. Sadly, all previous update change logs are gone in that thread, but you can still read them on our GitHub.
Disclaimer: All of the assets and code belongs to us, and any texture resembling that of XyCraft was created from scratch.
HEXCraft is a technology and decoration mod inspired by XyCraft. The idea was to bring back similar ideas of block design (we loved it just as much as you did), while still coming up with new ideas and new functionalities. The mod is heavily in a sci-fi tech territory featuring energy transfer, multitanks, chunk loading, beautiful blocks and more!
Features So Far
Relatively difficult and expensive recipes and scarcity of ore make this a more challenging mod to play. As you will see, this is nothing like XyCraft, both in mechanics, block types and gameplay.
All blocks and mechanics are based on a lore that we made and we stick to it very strictly.
Ore world generation featuring glow-in-dark ores and Hexorium crystal monoliths that use a unique spawning algorithm. This means no pockets of air!
Unique energy transfer system that uses special HEX energy. Cables are not tile entities and this reduces server strain to a minimum.
Energy Energy Pylons which use lasers to transport energy within the energy network. They can be toggled with Redstone to use them as switches or maybe even make laser shows.
Energy Energy conversion system using a multiblock structure that lets you convert between any of the following energy types: HEX, RF, EU (and maybe more in future).
Hexorium Multiblock fluid tanks that are made out of HEXCraft blocks. Designed with performance in mind, no checking of the structure is done at all until a block is broken.
A Hexorium Furnace for smelting ores quicker than with normal furnaces.
A machine called Crystal Separator that can process Hexorium ore for higher crystal yield, but can also process other mod ores (provided they are gems).
Personal Teleportation Pad which lets players teleport between two locations.
A huge variety of unique decorative blocks, including glowing glass, doors, lamps, buttons, switches, pressure plates, etc. featuring 18 different colors (one being a slowly changing rainbow).
Easy color changing of already placed blocks using a Molecular Transposer tool.
Reinforcable decorative blocks to Obsidian hardness.
Compatibility with a wide variety of mods, including Colored Light for making our lamps glow in different colors.
A Sound Projector block, serving as a customizable sound source.
Unique multiblock chunk loading system.
You can find detailed info about our mod on our Wiki Page.
It was recently discovered that White and Black Hexorium Crystals may be crushed along with regular everyday dyes to create special dyes which may be used to color the solid parts of blocks. Using this knowledge, a range of white decorative blocks was developed!
Added white version of most decorative blocks!
Also added White and Black Hexorium Dyes, and a Mortar and Pestle for crafting.
Includes nearly all blocks other than machines. Even includes buttons and pressure plates.
Blocks may be crafted out of colored Hexorium-Coated Stone or Tempered Hexorium Glass, or dyed afterweards.
Dyeing can be done using a shapeless recipe with a Hexorium Dye, or by using the Dye on an already placed block.
Dyeing is performed on the outer, non-glowing texture.
While the Energy Node on itself was functional and usable, it had some drawbacks. The efficiency was dependent on the tier of the core, instead of some other factor. What if one wants to use the core as a power transformer? As such, CelesTek Technologies has designed a new machine, the Conversion Computer, which is from now on the "brain" of the conversion ratios.
While working on this, CelesTek Technologies was contacted by GregoriusT, who taught them how to use the LU energy system from his own creations, creating a new wonderful bond between them.
Lastly, it was recently discovered that the Energized Hexorium can be sliced in smaller pieces, creating the new Mini Energized Hexorium.
NOTE 1: This update brings changes to the Energy Node. Your current setups will produce at 50% efficiency unless updated with the new block described below. NOTE 2: Mortar & Pestle has changed its internal item name. It will despawn from your inventory and you should make a new one, or hack a new one in. This change was done so that it could be placed on a tool rack.
Added Conversion Computer
A new type of block used to construct the Energy Nodes.
Comes in two variants: Basic and Advanced
An energy node without any computer always has 50% efficiency.
Basic Conversion Computer provides 75% efficiency, while Advanced provides full 100% efficiency.
If two nodes are used, the efficiency is calculated as their average.
This change was made so that the Energy Nodes can safely be used as transformers for EU or LU energy types without any loss regardless of tier.
Added Energy Node Port: LU
An Energy Node compatible with the LU power from GregTech-6.
Available only if GregTech-6 is installed.
Default conversion and power rates are identical to those of EU.
Craftable using standard components and two GregTech-6 specific components.
Buffer sizes in the Energy Node Ports can now be set in config file.
Added Hexorium Saw tool. Used for crafting.
Added Mini Energized Hexorium.
Has an appearance of a regular Energized Hexorium, but with one eighth of the volume.
Crafted through a shapeless recipe using the new Hexorium Saw. Eight pieces per recipe. Saw is not consumed.
Can be merged back to normal Energized Hexorium by combining the eight on the crafting grid.
Used with the Molecular Transposer to swap colors of Glowing Hexorium-Coated Stone, Glowing Hexorium Glass and Hexorium Cables.
Deals only one heart damage when used with the Transposer.
Various Energized blocks can now be improved using Glowstone Dust.
These blocks include Energized Hexorium, Mini Energized Hexorium and Energized Hexorium Monolith.
Right click on the block while holding Glowstone Dust.
The improved block will emit a light level of 10 by default (adjustable in config).
It is necessary to dismantle the block with a Hexorium Manipulator to get the dust back.
Added NotEnoughItems compatibility for Crystal Separator and Matrix Reconstructor recipes.
Added even more gems from various mods to Crystal Separator.
It is no longer possible to restore Energized Hexorium built into Glowing Hexorium-Coated Stone and Glowing Hexorium Glass as this was extremely wasteful. Please use the Mini Energized Hexorium to swap the colors of them instead.
Mortar & Pestle can now be placed on a BiblioCraft Tool Rack.
Various changes to the buffer stuff in Energy Node Ports.
Changed the config for EU power for the Energy Node. The the EU Port is no longer given a raw value, but is instead mapped to an EU tier.
Recipes are now loaded during the Init phase.
Redid the gradle.build file for building-from-source convenience.