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#2 - Submitted on 2013-08-20, 09:08 PM as Squished Bug by f6a3e968
Error in 'full sim' mode, heatup only, 1x1 LP boiler. Fuel: Creosote Oil, amount:2304.
(11,059,200 heat)
Heating process shows 5108 ticks,
11,051,651.36 heat remaining

11059200
-11051651.36
=7548.64
"Used 7.74k heat units (1.61 items/buckets)"

(should be used 7.55k heat units (1.57 items/buckets)
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#4 - Submitted on 2013-08-20, 11:08 PM as Squished Bug by f6a3e968
"Back" link on /changelog.php goes to "http://calculator.towerofawesome.org/calculator.towerofawesome.org" ;-)
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#26 - Submitted on 2013-08-28, 12:08 AM as Squished Bug by f6a3e968
Calculation is still off in the "Average/t": "Average/t: 242.31 EU/t ~ 2.42 steam turbines." - should still be 1.21 steam turbines
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#83 - Submitted on 2013-09-30, 07:09 PM as Squished Bug by 8c6a1a1d
Forcooldown time, it looks like the code is calculating the total time all the way down to 0C, instead of 20C
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#90 - Submitted on 2013-10-13, 05:10 PM as Squished Bug by 099b690b
Hi. Since the update, I'm getting ERROR: Functions received invalid data type! for the 7.3.0.0 (1.5.2) calc version.

Thanks!
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#120 - Submitted on 2013-11-18, 06:11 AM as Squished Bug by d91f1347
Error $error: This isn't supposed to happen here! Please contact the Admin as soon as possible!
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#122 - Submitted on 2013-11-24, 06:11 AM as Squished Bug by ffc12d8c
I've been using this calculator for a few days, and then suddenly keep getting the error "Error 7: No fuel recieved! Simulation cannot run without fuel. (642)" (Number changes depending on how much fuel i tell it to use). This only seems to happen on Fuel Simulation mode, and time/heat sim work correctly
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#124 - Submitted on 2013-11-29, 05:11 AM as Squished Bug by ce223dfe
Un-checking the Phase options (above the Fuel Amount) does not disable the displaying of the results of those phases, or their inclusion in the Energy Production Report average.
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#129 - Submitted on 2013-12-13, 08:12 PM as Squished Bug by 72400f5b
Fuel use in the run phase seems to be off in some cases. Fuel Simulation mode seems to be calculating properly, but the projected Fuel/h after heat up in Heatup Only mode is too low, and the figures in Time Simulation seem way too high too. Also, in Time Simulation mode, Heatup currently uses 0% of fuel. Sorry for pestering you :)
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#140 - Submitted on 2013-12-27, 07:12 AM as Squished Bug by 9d25c371
In the Heatup Only Mode for v7.3.0.0 the calculator claims I will use 10.75 blocks of coal coke to heat up a cold boiler, but in the fuel simulation mode it shows an entire stack of coal coke blocks only lasting about an hour in the heatup phase before it runs out of fuel. I am fairly certain one of the calculations is off, and I think it's the heatup mode.
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#149 - Submitted on 2014-03-03, 02:03 PM as Squished Bug by 9b095fa3
When using hydrogen as a fuel in Time Simulation, I simulated for 2 days,. If I changed the tank size to a large tank, it uses less fuel. It also doesn't match what Fuel Simulation mode calculates.
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#151 - Submitted on 2014-04-14, 07:04 PM as Squished Bug by 69f703e0
Run time is displayed as 3 numbers: "Ran for 9, 12 & 33 before running out of fuel"

Tried in Chrome and IE with same results.
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#163 - Submitted on 2015-03-21, 06:03 PM as Squished Bug by f3043886
Hello!

Got a question about the amount of fuel I need. v6.17.0.0 fuellist. Got 3x3x3 HP boiler running on Biofuel. In heatup mode it says it needs 17.49 buckets to heat up (ridiculous) from 20 starting heat. In Fuel sim mode if I input 500 buckets of biofuel it says, it needs 254.97 buckets for heat up.
So, what's up?
Thank you for your answer!

Eastar1
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#171 - Submitted on 2015-11-16, 07:11 AM as Squished Bug by 7c13ad7b
The fuel amount boxes no longer accept decimals
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#173 - Submitted on 2016-02-24, 10:02 PM as Squished Bug by 9ba5fb76
Hi there

Super minor spelling error but when you do a heatup simulation for a boiler it says "...keep the boiler from loosing heat.", the "loosing" should be "losing". :)
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This calculator will tell you how much fuel of a certain type is needed to heat up a cold boiler to it's maximum temperature (Heatup Only), or tell you how long it will run with the given fuel (Fuel Simulation) or finally tell you how much fuel is required to keep the boiler running a set time (Time Simulation).
A few noteworthy things:
This calculator was written by Forecaster for the Minecraft mod Railcraft by CovertJaguar, based on formulas provided by the author.
The formula for calculating fuel usage can be found on the Railcraft Wiki.
Times are directly converted from ticks, this unless your server/client always run at peak tickrate (unlikely) times will vary slightly.
Fules values are kept up to date with the latest public Railcraft release. (Fuels from other mods are kept up to date as best I can.)
If you have a question, an issue or a feature suggestion (such as a specific fuel) you can post a comment and I will reply!