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Basic Gate

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The Basic Gate is an item added by BuildCraft to control and/or interact with all pipes of BuildCraft via one configurable function (see Usage). The next tier is the Iron Gate with has two configurable functions. In opposition to all other gate types, the Basic Gate has no AND or OR version, but has a Clock Timer, Redstone Fader, Light Sensor and Autarchic design.


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100,000 RF


A Diamond AND Gate interacts with all four types of Pipe Wire to transmit redstone signals. Pipe Wires on different pipe types can be connected via Cobblestone Structure Pipe.

The Basic Gate can be placed on all types and sides of the BuildCraft pipes with a right-click. By holding the crouch-key and right-clicking the gate can be removed without to destroy the pipe.

Note: The basic function is that the gate checks the precondition in the right slot, and, if this precondition is true, executes the option in the left slot. The bar between the left and right slot light up red when the precondition is currently True.

With a right-click the player can open the GUI, which has two slots (one left, one right). Both slots can be configured by clicking in the slot. The possible options depends on the pipe where the gate was mounted:

  • All options like the standard Gate (goto)