Thermal Expansion is a mod for the Warcraft game that I have been having fun with. I’ve been playing since the beginning of vanilla WoW and I like all the modding tools the creators of this game have put into it. But there is one thing that really bugged me about Thermal Expansion and that is the fact that after upgrading everything, it still didn’t have any heat at all. When I’m in a battle and don’t have a bunch of advanced resources on my side, I hate that screen where all my resources are cold.
My first thought was to look up how to get the extra heat I needed for my forge. But that couldn’t do any good. The closest I could get to it was a suggestion from someone else, but I still had no idea what he was talking about. So when I saw that someone had created a Thermal Expansion mod for Minecraft, I decided to give it a try. Here is how it works:
The Thermal Expansion Minecraft mod increases the amount of heat generated by stone, metal and other items that can be placed in your world. So depending on which type of stone or other things you have in your world, you will be generating a different amount of heat. Some stones and other things generate a lot of heat, while others are pretty cool to the touch. If you place any block in your world that has a thermal value of 100, you will be getting the extra heat generated by that block. With this mod, you can craft all kinds of advanced tools and items, place them where you need them and then braid your wool over them to make nice stylish armor!
Thermal Expansion also includes a great little utility machine added on to it that I use a lot. The Thermal Exposed entity is the only entity that I have ever really seen in the game that does not require any crafting inputs. All of the entities in the game have some kind of crafting recipe in addition to the fact that there is a consumable resource that is used to power said machines. The thermal expansion machine added to the Thermal Expansion Minecraft mod takes care of actually converting the materials into resources for the RF codes to be able to get the job done.
One thing that I am not fond of with the Thermal Expansion Minecraft mod is the fact that the pulverizer is not powered by the RF codes. The Thermal Exposed entity does not need the vanilla resource cubes in order to power the pulverizer. You can craft all kinds of resources in the game, including the ones that power the thermal expansion machine, but the fact that the RF codes are not included means that you will not be able to get the item done. There is an excellent resource pack available that does include the appropriate resources for this machine and makes crafting the items easier.
Overall, the Thermal Expansion Minecraft mod is okay, but it lacks a few things that are needed to be a high quality mod. Things like crafting recipes for the belts and mining entities are bare minimums. That being said, though, it still is a great add-on and is well worth the download price. If you are looking for a mod that has absolutely everything, you should look no further than the Thermal Exposed mod. It is one of the best MineCraft mods out there for a number of reasons.