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AQD - Conveyor Expansion
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Type: Mod
Mod category: Block, Production
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Sep 15, 2019 @ 1:16pm
Apr 13, 2023 @ 11:14am
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AQD - Conveyor Expansion

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AQD - A Quantum of Depth
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Description
Current version: 2.1b
Please refer to the changelog for patch notes.


This mod adds several new conveyor tube shapes, as well as armored versions of all conveyor tubes to the game, allowing you more freedom when designing your conveyor systems. It also adds other miscellaneous conveyor-related blocks, such as the Conveyor Access, which is a half-block of the size of an air vent that allows you to access your cargo network without having to place a cargo container.

AQD - A Quantum of Depth is a project of mine, encompassing multiple small and larger mods aimed at improving the gameplay experience and eventually overhauling larger parts of the game:





New Conveyor Shapes
The mod currently adds the following new conveyor shapes:
  • Conveyor X Junction
  • Conveyor Tube Junction
  • Conveyor Endcap
  • Conveyor Tube 5x1
Armored Conveyors
Furthermore, the mod contains armored versions of all conveyor tube shapes:
  • Conveyor Tube
  • Conveyor Corner
  • Conveyor T Junction
  • Conveyor X Junction
Miscellaneous Conveyor Blocks
  • Conveyor Access - It allows for easy access of the conveyor system without having to place a cargo container and only taking up a half block's space.

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General notes
  • Green / Yellow indicators for connectivity are iffy. This is unfortunately a limitation within Keen's emissive code that only supports up to two connections for conveyor tubes.
  • I will add additional blocks to the pack but I'm as of now not committing to adding additional conveyor shapes. I've got some ideas there but I think what I've got in now covers most use cases and at some point, adding too many shapes will make using all of them more annoying.
  • The conveyors are only for large grid. I don't currently have plans to make versions for small grid.




  • Archan79 - For fixing the mess that was my initial tube junction model.

243 Comments
Vas May 11 @ 9:24am 
Damn, was really hoping for at least the slanted one. As I said, I tried combining that mod with yours and now the block group shattered and is completely broken apart somehow. Could be a third mod doing it too, but I just can't tell. Tried various different arrangements of the load order.

But anyway, perhaps its something you can add to the list of things to do the next time you go adding new things to this mod?
enenra  [author] May 10 @ 2:55am 
No plans right now.
Vas May 9 @ 5:07pm 
Ah, I didn't know there was a vanilla one. Been a long time since I played without mods and such.

Any chance you could do the slanted conveyor at all? If so, maybe a long one too?
enenra  [author] May 8 @ 11:32pm 
The vanilla one is purely visual and doesn't turn the tubes green
Vas May 8 @ 8:33pm 
Oh, I see. Huh. So whats the other end cap do then? Not sure what that one's for. I've been using it only.
enenra  [author] May 7 @ 11:48pm 
because the end cap closes the network and turns the conveyor status to green.
Vas May 7 @ 8:11pm 
There is a slanted conveyor mod, however it does not play nicely with this mod, and destroys the block groups.
https://steamcommunity.com/workshop/filedetails/?id=2364016183

I too, would like to see this type of of conveyor integrated into the mod, as well as a 5 long slant which is more complicated to do I know.

I remember another mod way back that had more shapes too. You have added the T and the All Sides conveyor, but not the 3 opening corner or the Corner T (4 holes).

Also I don't get why there's an end cap that also uses the conveyor grid processing since it can't actually do anything when you have the flat end cap that doesn't do that. Why make an end cap that can't be interacted with that also costs extra processing power?
kinngrimm Jan 13 @ 3:52pm 
if i may suggest to take in slanted and 5*1 armored conveyors
JohnJ44 Jan 7 @ 12:07pm 
Is there any chance you would be willing to regroup the conveyor blocks? After installing this mod, all of the non-armored ones were split into single blocks. I like the new blocks you added, but this adds more work and takes up a lot more space on the action bar. Thank you for the mod by the way, the new blocks are awesome and really do help out.
enenra  [author] Oct 19, 2023 @ 1:09am 
They are not missing, but they may be located in other block groups now.