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Making Amberfell Crystals

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20 May 2012 by Ian Davis

I’ve reached the point where it’s possible to create Amberfell crystals from scratch in the game. Crystals represent the goal of the game for those who like definite aims (versus those people who just like to explore or to build things). The process is long and requires a lot of exploring and crafting. I’ve also added a number of new items such as leather, quartz, furnaces, forges and bees nests (which gradually produce beeswax). Here are the steps

  • Find an Amberfell source
  • Mine some stone, craft the rubble into stone bricks and use them to construct a furnace and a forge
  • Mine some coal
  • Mine some copper ore and use it with some coal in the furnace to make copper ingots
  • Mine some zinc ore and use it with some coal in the furnace to make zinc ingots
  • Use the copper and zinc ingots in the forge to make brass ingots
  • Use the brass ingots in the forge to make brass plates
  • Cut some trees and make a carpenter’s bench
  • Use the carpenter’s bench to make some planks from tree trunks
  • Find and kill some wolves to obtain leather
  • Find and open some bees nests to get some beeswax
  • Use the brass plates, leather, beeswax and planks to make an Amberfell pump, place this on the Amberfell source
  • Find some quartz and use the furnace to convert it into glass
  • Use the glass and some planks to make an Amberfell condenser
  • Cut some trees to make firewood
  • Take the Amberfell from the pump and place it in the condenser with some firewood.
  • Wait a bit and hey presto you’ve created your first Amberfell crystal!

Amberfell pumps are very slow, so you can speed them up by building a Steam Generator and placing it next to the pump. To create the steam generator:

  • Mine some coal
  • Mine some iron ore and use it with the coal in a furnace to make iron ingots
  • Use the iron ingots in the forge to make iron plates
  • Mine some copper and use it with the coal in a furnace to make copper ingots
  • Use the copper ingots in the forge to make copper plates
  • Mine some stone, craft the rubble into stone bricks
  • Constuct a steam generator from the iron plates, copper plates and stone bricks

You can make all the above right now but I have a few ideas for the future. Furnaces are quite slow but you’ll be able to speed them up by adding a steam generator to turn them into blast furnaces. Also checking the amberfell pump and taking the amberfell to the condenser every few minutes is tedious. You’ll be able to construct piping that will carry the Amberfell automatically from a pump to a condenser. The fluid flow logic for this has all been worked out and coded by Kier and I just need to integrate it into the game. Also Amberfell is a mysterious substance and has some other hidden properties that you’ll be able to take advantage of.

 

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