Eco Concrete - Cement + Tailings


  • After digging around and realizing that there were a lot of complaints on how to deal with the huge amounts of tailings, as as well as the fact that there seems to be a rather huge amount of ores to process, and that the reduction of tailings doesn't actually work...I needed a solution. When I used the blast furnace to process ore, it would say 20 bars are made for 40 ore at max efficiency. However - it still made 20 tailings.

    So to make use of all of this waste I now introduce Eco Concrete, the product of mixing cement with tailings which, in real life would make the chemicals in tailings inert and safe to use in construction. This is a real life means of handling the waste as making huge caverns underground and living on massive piles of tailings is kinda .. yeah.

    To use this - download the file via the link below and then copy it into the game folder at:

    Single Player with Server launched from in game: \Eco\Eco_Data\Server\Mods\AutoGen\Recipe
    Multiplayer Server: \Eco Server\Mods\AutoGen\Recipe\

    EcoConcrete.cs

    Coming Soon:

    • Tailings produced when raw ores are separated into pure ore and tailings which produce more metal when fired and 0 slag. Unseparated ores don't produce tailings, but take longer to process producing more air pollution and producing less metal and producing slag as well.
    • Slag is a non-polluting dirt block with the same model as tailings but with a darker shade. (I'm not sure how I'm going to do this yet, but thats the plan)
    • Possibly: Burning tailings in a blast furnace to produce slag as an inert chemical free version (chemicals are burned off) but takes a long time, producing air pollution in the process.

    Enjoy! Let me know your thoughts and feedback - and I'll keep bringing more mods to the table for players to enjoy!


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  • Hi Bulwuff,

    thanks for this mod. Maybe I will try this in the next days.
    I agree with you because the implementation of tailings in Eco is very unrealistic. Snoberry described it on reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/EcoGlobalSurvival/comments/93n42x/do_blast_furnaces_make_fewer_tailings_than_the/e596zfi
    (I found a thread from Snoberry here in the forum, too: http://ecoforum.strangeloopgames.com:4567/topic/4953/reworked-proper-mining-smelting-proper-cement)

    I hope the developers will change this behavior.

    It would be nice if you could add your mod to https://eco.mod.io/ so server owners can enable this mod easily by subscribing it.

    Thanks and regards,
    Alex



  • Sounds very interesting, if installed will this mod continue to work if the server is updated to lates beta versions as they are made available?
    I would like to see a mod where as enormous amounts of tailing are needed to produce a single craft valuable item. YOu would have to craft it in a special type furnace that would use coal and tailings together for fuel along with gold and silver bars and tailings to produce a single special rod of unobtainium.

    https://thorsthundergaming.enjin.com/


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