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Author Topic: The best volcano breaching method ever  (Read 13448 times)


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Re: The best volcano breaching method ever
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2012, 11:44:38 am »

I used the following method, which requires a corner:

....  +
++▼ Ooo
+++ omm

+ = stone
. = magma tunnel
 = channel
o = obsidian
O = where you carve your fortification
▼ = ramp down to the channel
m = magma

Make your tunnel to the corner of the magma pipe, then channel the other four directions adjacent to the corner, and one extra square for the access ramp.  Then carve a fortification in the corner.  The magma seems to preferentially go into the channeled areas first, giving your engraver time to retreat.
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