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turn wood items into charcoal
« on: August 26, 2010, 01:49:35 pm »

While I don't want to do a full-on cheat and produce free wood, what I would like to do is 'recycle' wood items into charcoal.
Turn that old table/bin/bucket/whatever into charcoal, much the way metal items can be melted down in the smelter, why not burn wood furniture into charcoal?

Is there any way to do this? I cannot find how an item can be designated for 'melting', so no luck there. Am I just looking in the wrong places?


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Re: turn wood items into charcoal
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 02:14:51 pm »

A method I'm thinking of that would probably work would be to have a custom workshop with reactions that take the various wooden things you want to get rid of and produce charcoal.

Also, the [REACTION_CLASS:XX] tag may be helpful in some manner, but I don't have much experience in that area of modding.
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Re: turn wood items into charcoal
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 02:36:40 pm »

The Genesis mod has "dismantle wooden cabinet" reaction to get log-stack back from it, you could make similar reactions based on that.
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Re: turn wood items into charcoal
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 04:33:23 pm »

Also table and chest :). And I had an old "elven coal" mod which can be easily updated to the new version. It took wooden armor/weapons and burned them into coal.

Go into material_template_default.txt, find the wood ("MATERIAL_TEMPLATE:WOOD_TEMPLATE") and add [REACTION_CLASS:REFINE_WOOD] to it. Then add these to reaction_smelter.txt:

Code: [Select]
[NAME:burn wooden armor]

[NAME:burn wooden weapons]

Don't forget to add these two under "PERMITTED_REACTION" tokens in entity_default.txt.
« Last Edit: August 26, 2010, 04:39:11 pm by Deon »
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