Ok, so I been trying to play the 1710 version and i am totally lost.
After searching 33 (yes i actually kept track) of the underground rooms i found no scanner so i finally went ahead and cheated one in. yea yea cheatmode bad, blah.
This scanner is doing nothing but giving me block id and metadata numbers, and i can't find a crafting recipe for this 'industrial furnace' or a recipe for the composite material, or a lot of small components i'm guessing are supposed to be loot drops or chest loot or something... i read through the thread and if i understand things correctly the research process didn't make it into the 1.7.10.
So, since I can't seem to figure out how I am supposed to progress, and moving to 1.8 is not an option at the moment.. can you please help me figure out how it is I am supposed to get any further with this mod? If the 1.7.10 can't be progressed in survival though that would be good to know as well, at least then I can stop getting frustrated and just use it as decorative lol