Tutorials/Galacticraft Getting Started Guide
Now, before you get into space, you need lots of preparation.
You can't go into space without the mod installed! You will need to download:
- 1.6.2 Forge Recommended Build
- 1.6.2 GalactiCraft
- 1.6.2 Dev Build (Galacticraft) - WARNING, USE WITH CAUTION!
(It helps to use some other addons for Basic Components to make the gameplay easier.) Once you have all of these mods, follow the steps to install each of the mods. When you have installed them, and your Minecraft loads up and doesn't crash, you may start your adventure to space!
Building rockets, space stations and colonies on new worlds may seem a little overwhelming, if you're just starting out. So here is a small guide to getting started with Galacticraft!
Construct a Spaceship and Landing Pad
Constructing the Rocket Launch Pad is very straightforward, but completing your Spaceship can be a little more interesting. Before you can craft a Spaceship, you must first make a NASA Workbench, constructed with 4 Compressed Steel, a regular crafting table, an Advanced Wafer, 2 levers, and 1 redstone torch. The Workbench can be used to construct a variety of vehicles from raw materials and Schematics. It comes pre-loaded with the Schematic for a Tier 1 Rocket, sufficient to enter orbit in your own Space Station over the Overworld, or continue to the Moon. Other Schematics have to be obtained during your travels in outer space.
Once your Workbench is completed, your Tier 1 Rocket can be constructed from a Nose Cone, Rocket Engine, 4 Rocket Fins, and 8 Heavy Duty Plates. An ordinary Minecraft Chest can be added to give your Spaceship additional storage space.
Obtain Oxygen Apparatus and a Parachute
Four items are required to visit and explore space: an Oxygen Mask, Oxygen Gear, and two Oxygen Tanks (Light Oxygen Tank, Medium Oxygen Tank, or Heavy Oxygen Tank). The two tanks need to be filled with compressed air from an Oxygen Compressor. When full, even a pair of Light Oxygen Tanks will provide enough air for a short tour of the Moon. All four of these items should be equipped into the special inventory slots set aside for them.
Secondly, a Parachute is almost always required to visit space, and if you attempt to take off without it, you will be reminded that it is needed to return to the Overworld. Parachutes are required to re-enter the atmosphere safely after your trip, although if you're lucky, you might land in water and survive the atmospheric descent anyway.
Refine Fuel and Fuel Your Ship
Lastly, it is vital to fuel your ship for take-off. To do so, you'll need to get your hands on some BuildCraft or Galacticraft Fuel. Fuel can be made in a Refinery from either BuildCraft or Galacticraft Oil. The point is that both fuels and oils are interchangeable, and Galacticraft has its own Refinery block if you'd like to use it.
Once you have some fuel, you'll want to set up your Rocket Launch Pad blocks in a 3x3 configuration on the ground to create your launch pad. You'll also want to place your Spaceship on top of the launch pad. Finally, you will need to craft a Fuel Loader and place it adjacent to the launch pad, so that it plugs in. Providing some power and fuel to the Fuel Loader will cause it to fuel up your Spaceship, which will then be ready for launch. Jump inside by right clicking your Spaceship and hold down the space bar to launch. Bon Voyage!
Be sure to do a little research about the Moon so that you know how (and when) to land safely!
There are tons of great things you can try out in Galacticraft, and more are being added all the time!
Here's a short list of things to try out:
- Construct an Overworld Space Station and invite your friends.
- Explore the Moon and make contact with a colony of Moon Villagers.
- Make your mark, by placing a Flag on the Moon or try it on the Overworld.
- Mine up some Cheese Ore.
- Establish an oxygen supply system on your Space Station, or Moon Colony.
- Continue on to Mars.