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ThoriumReactor (DX11 compatible)
Type: Mod
Mod category: Block, Production, Other
File Size
1.011 MB
Nov 22, 2015 @ 6:59am
Jan 14, 2016 @ 10:14am
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ThoriumReactor (DX11 compatible)

Large Grid Only
Output: 1MW
Fuel: Thorium (made from lots of gravel in an assembler)

(DX11 compatible)

Based on this:

Since the launch of planets, a good way to give players a nice starter resource income was to use the "Stone Crusher" mod.
This meant that you could convert stone to all kinds of resources, though in very small amounts. However, you'd also be stuck with tons of gravel, cluttering your storage.

That's where this mod comes in. It adds a Thorium Reactor, which uses Thorium as fuel (which is made from gravel in an assembler). It's Large Grids only, using the default small reactor model*. Output: 1MW.

The reason I added a Thorium resource was so that Gravel would be quickly consumed, as changing the rate of consumption on Reactors doesn't seem to be possible.

*While I do have a custom texture, I have been unable to assign it to the model. Currently uses the default Reactor texture.
Technically, it still is a nuclear reactor so I guess it fits, but ideally I'd like to change the text on the model from "Nuclear Reactor" to "Thorium Reactor". If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know! Of course, if someone were to provide a model with that texture, it would be greatly appreciated (and you'll be given poper credit for your contribution of course!)
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dc040583 Mar 25 @ 3:16pm 
Why stop with just stone? Why not set the assembler up to process the trace thorium out of *any* ore? I'd especally like to be able to chunk iron ore (which I no longer need since I salvage vast amounts of scrap metal from dead pirate ships) in it for something useful instead of just switching my spherical gravity generator to high reverse and chunking it out of the external connector.
Timfa  [author] Aug 14, 2017 @ 4:19pm 
@aceacs123: Yeah, wouldn't be that hard even.

If you browse to your workshop files (after you've loaded a world with this mode enabled) it should be there in a folder, with the name of a series of numbers (Sorry I can't be of more help, I think it's "560423979"?) .
There's a few files in there, one of them describing the reactor. Opening that up, switching it from the custom Thorium to Ice (and cutting out all the thorium-related files) should give you the exact mod you want.
It sounds complicated here, but I promise it's child's play once oyu actually figure out where the mod is stored xD

If you've made the edit and want it up on the workshop, feel free to upload it. This took me less than half an hour to make, it's a very basic edit.
Timfa  [author] Aug 14, 2017 @ 2:27pm 
@Roulette: Yep! Using it myself :) It doesn't use any fancy scripts, so it'll probably work forever. I'll be sure to update it if it doesn't.

It doesn't have a custom texture though, but I haven't a clue how to do that. The build texture looks purple-ish for reasons I don't understand. Beside this, no issues whatsoever ;)
TheRoulette Aug 14, 2017 @ 10:22am 
Does this still work properly? It hasn't been updated in a long time.
aceacs123 Jul 1, 2017 @ 4:24pm 
could you do something like this for ice as well?
Timfa  [author] Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:49am 
Good to hear it's working after all :) Let me know if you find any other issues!
AstralChild Aug 27, 2016 @ 7:52am 
no idea why it didnt work yesterday on the dedicated server. i restarted it tiday and it seems to be fine now. thx for the quick response!
Timfa  [author] Aug 27, 2016 @ 4:28am 
I didn't chnge anything in the mod lately, but I'll try testing to see if a change in the gme itself broke the mod. Let me know if you find anything else :)
AstralChild Aug 26, 2016 @ 6:21pm 
well. its seems to be broke. a wek ago i did still consume gravel through my throium reactor at station, now the reactor seems not to accept the resource anymore. has something changed?
z22y Jun 10, 2016 @ 4:51pm 
Maybe you could make a special assembler for thorium.