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#133 - Submitted on 2013-12-15, 04:12 PM as General by 9d25c371
This is a very handy calculator. Thank you so much for taking the time to put this site together.
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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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#126 - Submitted on 2013-12-10, 06:12 PM as Question by 72400f5b
Now that 8.3.0.0 boiler math has changed significantly, when can we expect to see a compatible version of the calculator?
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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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#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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#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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#118 - Submitted on 2013-11-10, 02:11 AM as Rejected by 859ab30e
Bring back the most useful feature, the rate of fuel consumption listing.
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#115 - Submitted on 2013-11-06, 10:11 PM as Question by f013121a
The simulation runs on a value of buckets of fuel. My question is howmany creosote oil does it take to fill this virtual bucket? This would help me calculate howmuch I would need.
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#113 - Submitted on 2013-10-27, 04:10 AM as Suggestion by 9f50237a
Add calculation of how much fuel I need to use to generate specified amount of steam/MJ/EU.

For example I have BC assembly table and want to make 40 iron chipsets, so it will be 40 * 20000 MJ, and I want to know how much fuel I need to put into boiler to got them.

Cheers.
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#111 - Submitted on 2013-10-26, 02:10 AM as Question by 7300220c
did you ever make that app for android?

or do you still have the computer/standalone version
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#109 - Submitted on 2013-10-19, 08:10 PM as Question by 10108e02
Hmmm.
maybe 5000,000 mB of diesel?
4.8 billion fuelunits.
480000000
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#106 - Submitted on 2013-10-19, 08:10 AM as Not A Bug by 10108e02
Not adding Firestone!
it equals 5,000 block of coal cokes.
Railcraft 8.1.0.0 setting.
Annoying.
Firestone heats boilers 40X as fast.
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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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#88 - Submitted on 2013-10-04, 12:10 PM as General by 325dd8e6
Biofuel does not seem to be an option in fuel simulation mode
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#86 - Submitted on 2013-10-02, 01:10 PM as Rejected by 086c6a81
I'm suggest edit box for choose step value for "show heating process".
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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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#82 - Submitted on 2013-09-28, 11:09 PM as General by e9ccb26b
Thanks for the calculator! I was wondering if my coal coke production plant could keep up with a 36LP boiler and it can!
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#78 - Submitted on 2013-09-28, 04:09 PM as General by 5fd5e1ce
I love your anti-bot measure. <3
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#76 - Submitted on 2013-09-27, 03:09 PM as Rejected by 980558b6
can you make it so it tell you the minimum amount of each fuel to Fully heat up
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#52 - Submitted on 2013-09-08, 07:09 PM as General by ceca4c14
love this web app. thank you for maintaining it. i have a 4 boiler (3x3x4) build with a treefarm good to know i wolt run out of coal.
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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!