The Factorization Mod for Minecraft adds a number of new machines and tools that help players process ore. These machines include things like the pocket crafting table – which brings a 3×3 crafting grid directly to the inventory screen – as well as an Almighty Barrel – which can store 64 stacks of a single item type.
The goal of this mod is to make using and processing ore as straightforward as possible. Instead of filling chests with cobblestone, you can easily fill a barrel with whatever stacks you use most.
Here are a few other notable additions included with the Factorization Mod:
The Packager: This automatic machine is powered by redstone and will create items that don’t require a formation, like bricks and metal storage blocks. The Packer crafts a 3×3 or 2×2 grid filled with whatever item you put into the device.
The Maker: The Maker is fueled by paper and is more precise than The Packager. Instead of shoving items into the machine and putting them anywhere in the 3×3 or 2×2 grid, The Maker allows players to input exactly where they want their components to go. Just like other machines included in the Factorization Mod, The Maker is powered by redstone and can be completely automated.
The Slag Furnace: The Slag Furnace uses twice as much ore as the standard furnace included in vanilla Minecraft. However, it has one extra output slot and it will sometimes produce two ingots instead of one.
Charge System: The Charge system is the Factorization Mod’s name for electricity. Charge involves using batteries, wires, magnets, and insulated coils to power various machines. Electricity is gathered using solar panels and players can concentrate the power of their electrical grid using mirrors. Wires can also be run up walls, opening the door for players to create some remarkable machines.
The mod also adds two new major types of ores – silver ore and diamond shards – into the game. Diamond shards are used to make a machine called the Stamper, but they are expensive to make and very volatile.
If you want to try out an alternative ore processing system while experiencing cool new electricity gameplay, then the Factorization Mod is worth a download.
How to install the Factorization Mod for Minecraft 1.6
Step 1) Download and install Minecraft Forge
Step 2) Download the Factorization.jar file from the mod’s official forum thread
Step 3) Put the Factorization.jar file into the .minecraft/mods folder
Step 4) Download the Not Enough Items mod from here and install it by placing CodeChickenCore and NotEnoughItems folders into the core mods folder. If you don’t follow this step, you won’t be able to use the Pocket Crafting Table or Bag of Holding from within other GUIs.
Step 5) Start playing and enjoy!