Jump to content

[1.8] Is there a way to extend the duration that it takes for an item to smelt?


Recommended Posts

I'd like to make something take a long while to smelt, specifically the full duration of a block of coal, and I'd preferably have it do so in the vanilla furnace. Anyone know how it can be done? I haven't seen a variation of .addSmelting() that accounts for this.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The cooking time per item in the vanilla furnace is hardcoded to 200 ticks, you cannot change it.


Bah, really? Well... maybe I'll make a custom furnace for it then. I was hoping to avoid that. Thanks anyways.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I wonder if you could work metadata into the ore block (and furnace stacks) so that several smeltings would be required (increasing the metadata each time). Only raw ore (meta zero) would spawn in the world, and melting it would produce ore with meta=1. Smelting ore with meta=9 would produce your finished output material. You'd need 10 smelting recipes to convert each level of stack into its output.


An automated factory would need to cascade 10 furnaces with 10 hoppers or else work out some way to recycle through one. The puzzle actually sounds like something fun to solve...

The debugger is a powerful and necessary tool in any IDE, so learn how to use it. You'll be able to tell us more and get better help here if you investigate your runtime problems in the debugger before posting.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'll note that the only reason I did that was because the ore was easy to find and crap late game.  The player shouldn't want to set up the industry to smelt the stuff into usable metal.  It was only there to provide a metal resource in small quantities.

Apparently I'm a complete and utter jerk and come to this forum just like to make fun of people, be confrontational, and make your personal life miserable.  If you think this is the case, JUST REPORT ME.  Otherwise you're just going to get reported when you reply to my posts and point it out, because odds are, I was trying to be nice.


Exception: If you do not understand Java, I WILL NOT HELP YOU and your thread will get locked.


DO NOT PM ME WITH PROBLEMS. No help will be given.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.