Tinkers Complement is designed to add features to Tinkers Construct in a non-intrusive way. It aims to provide mod compatibility and features to help with modpacks. This mod still has a few larger features planned, but for now the features are as follows.
Melter and Bucket Cast
The melter is a new block that works similarly to the smeltery. Like the smeltery, it can melt down ores and ingots into molten metals that can then be used for casting. Unlike the smeltery, it does not double ores and can only hold one liquid at a time, preventing alloying. The melter can be fueled using a lava tank, or using a new block known as a heater to run off furnace fuels at a lower temperature. Both the melter and the heater are designed for early game or to alloy modpack makers to more finely tune Tinkers Construct progression.
Another smeltery progression feature is the bucket cast. While in most packs it is just convenience, it can also be used to gate bucket crafting behind the melter or smeltery.
The alloy tank is a new block used to make Tinkers Construct alloys. The alloy tank is designed to be easier to automate than a smeltery and provide an option for gating alloying at the cost of the extra fuel consumption.
In order to alloy, the tank must have a heater placed below to provide fuel. It can have up to five seared tanks or melters placed on the remaining sides as fluid sources. Additionally, the alloy tank can be disabled by powering it with redstone.
If Ceramics is installed, Tinkers Complement adds in porcelain versions of the melter, casting table, casting basin, heater, tanks, and alloy tanks to complement Ceramics' porcelain faucets and channels. This works as a decorative alternative to the seared blocks, and can allow modpacks to gate seared bricks without limiting access to melting.
Normally, Tinkers Construct materials cannot be used to make armors, leaving to just the five vanilla tiers. Tinkers Complement adds two more armors to that list:
- Manyullyn armor is more defensive than diamond armor, but has lower durability. It is a top tier armor requiring access to the Nether to craft.
- KnightSlime armor allows the player to bounce like when wearing slime boots. It is between iron and diamond in protection, and causes the player to bounce more in all directions.
Tinkers Complement adds several tools as compatibility for other mods:
- If Chisel is loaded, a Tinkers Construct version of the chisel is added. It can be modified to increase durability and increase the in world chiseling width and height.
- If Ex Nihilo is loaded, the sledge hammer is added as a method to perform Ex Nihilo hammer recipes. All mining modifiers are applicable to the sledge hammer, though some like a silky jewel are not very practical.
Feel free to use to use this mod in a mod pack, provided you link back to this page somewhere in the description (if distributing though CurseForge it automatically links mod dependencies). For more information, come discuss the mod on the SlimeKnights discord.