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This is a guide to help players with LightningCraft.

Charging Items

There is a number of items in LightningCraft that require power before use. This includes the tiered batteries and the Kinetic Tools & Armour. These items can only be charged and not repair or consume durability like the alloy armour and tools.

To charge these items, the player must use a Lightning Charging Plate, this block needs to be placed on top of a Lightning Energy Cell block similar to the Air Terminals to receive power.

If the player wishes to keep power generating with lightning strikes on the air terminals and having a separate energy cell to avoid removing and placing the terminal and charging plate, transmitters and receivers can be used to transport power between blocks in a wireless way.

Power Conversion

A LE Export Bus sending the converted RF power to a Powder Maker.

To convert between Power APIs in LightningCraft the player must create either the LE to RF Export Bus or the RF Lightning Generator and have a Lightning Energy Cell next to it for the power to be accepted.

The RF Lightning Generator allows for RF or Tesla power generation blocks to have their power sit in the block.

Once the RF Lightning Generator has 50,000RF or more stored in the block, the text displaying how much is stored will turn green.

This is a sign that any power above this point will be able to strike lighting onto an air terminal, removing the amount stored to be converted to LE.

The LE Export Bus is a block for converting LE to RF or Tesla. Simply having the block next to a Lightning Energy Cell will convert the power to RF and send the power to any RF/Tesla compatible block, unlike the RF Lightning Generator where LE must be generated from a lightning strike before the Lightning Energy Cell can accept the power.

Wireless Power Transport

LC transmitter and recievers next to Lightning Energy Cells

Tier 1 Transmitter and Tier 1 Receiver connection between two Lightning Energy Cells.

LightningCraft Tx/Rx Tag

The Tx/Rx Tag and the GUI of the Receiver

To allow machines to access power in LightningCraft the player can either have the machines next to the Lightning Energy Cell or they can use LE Transmitters and LE Receivers to send and receive the power.

To make the connection between the blocks, the player needs to create a Tx/Rx Link Tag. By clicking the Transmitter the tag will be granted the enchantment glint.

Once the tag has the glint applied the player can sneak click the receiver to make the connection, without sneak clicking the player will open the GUI of the receiver (the transmitter does not have a GUI).

Underworld Portal Crafting

underworld portal in active and inactive states

An active (left) and inactive (right) Underworld portal in a 2x2 (with and without corners).

The Underworld portal can be made with a small center at 2x2 (an 8 block frame) or later sizes similar to a Nether portal once the player has the appropriate blocks and portal igniting item.

To make the portal the player is required to make Demonstone.

To make Demonstone the player must make Thunderstone from Obsidian in the centre of the recipe, Nether Quartz in the corners and Cobblestone in the remaining sides of the grid around the Obsidian.

Once they have Thunderstone crafted they must hunt down Demon Soldiers to acquire Demon Blood.

When Demon Blood is collected, the player will need to place the blood along with the Thunderstone in a Lightning Infusion Table.

If the player has placed them into the table and provides the table with 35 LE the crafting processing can beginning to infuse the materials.

Once infused the player can take the blocks out of the Infusion Table to make the frame. The final step is the creation of the portal igniting item, the Underworld Charge.

The charge can be made in the Infusion Table with Diamond Dust (acquired from the Lightning Crusher with a diamond and enough power), Demon Blood, Fire Charge and Obsidian.

Once infused the player can strike the portal and a black nether portal will approach in the center of the frame and lightning will strike down upon consuming the charge, allowing entrance to the dimension.