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'''Welcome to Polycraft World'''
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[[File:2019-02-05 UTDallas Mall.png|thumb|400px|right|'''Figure 1:''' The UT Dallas Trellis and spawn point for our Polycraft World Servers]]
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==Quick Links==
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*[https://www.polycraftworld.com/ Polycraft World Mod Website]
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*[[BEST Robotics Polycraft COVID Challenge|BEST Robotics Polycraft COVID Challenge]]
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*Polycraft World [[Tutorials|Tutorials]]
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*Find us on Social Media: [https://discordapp.com/invite/CVpfGjb| Discord] | [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaapEM51t4ZfB4JH0nOHsKw| YouTube] | [https://www.facebook.com/polycraftworld| Facebook] | [https://www.instagram.com/polycraftworld/?hl=en| Instagram] | [https://www.reddit.com/r/polycraft_world/| Reddit] | [https://www.twitch.tv/polycraftworld| Twitch] | [https://twitter.com/polycraftworld| Twitter]
  
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==Patches & Bug Fixes==
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*'''FIXED Oct 7''' - [[BEST_Robotics_Polycraft_COVID_Challenge#Patches_and_Bug_Fixes | Missing Items from Chests & Inventories]]
  
[http://www.minecraft.net Minecraft] is a popular world builder computer game in which each voxel in an artificial world represents a block of material such as wood, dirt, stone, water, glass, etc. Players are immersed in a 3-D world in which each block can be mined, chopped, dug or harvested and rebuilt elsewhere. Players collect resources to build better tools, collect rare resources and begin to build civilizations on massive multiplayer servers. Every 10 minutes, night falls and enemies emerge. Players must fight, or build structures to protect themselves. As the game progresses, players can mine materials like redstone which can be crafted into diodes, switches and triggers and allows users to build circuitry in this virtual world. YouTube videos show monumental constructions of working computers, automatic farming and mining and replica castles and civil structures. Millions of users interact in these creative virtual realms.  
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==Introduction to [[Polycraft World Mod|Polycraft World]]==
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'''Polycraft World''' is a comprehensive mod for Minecraft designed by Students & Faculty at UT Dallas that introduces features ranging from petrochemical refining and harvesting of new ore types to the construction of polymers, plastics and many specialty items based on the new additions. Enterprising players can build [[Tree Tap|tree taps]] and extract [[Bag_(PolyIsoPrene_Pellets)|natural rubber]] from trees to build rubber blocks, [[Pogo_Sticks|pogo sticks]] and more. Adventurers can find above ground [[OilField|oilfields]] and mine custom minerals and elements including [[Copper_Ore|copper]], [[Tin_Ore|tin]], [[Nickel_Ore|nickel]], [[Platinum_Ore|platinum]], [[Palladium_Ore|palladium]], [[Silver_Ore|silver]] and more... Engineers can construct [[Machining_Mill|machining mills]] to make [[List_of_Molds|molds]] from metal ingots such as [[Titanium_Ingot|titanium]], [[Magnesium_Ingot|magnesium]], [[Manganese_Ingot|manganese]], [[Cobalt_Ingot|cobalt]], [[Nickel_Ingot|nickel]], [[Antimony_Ingot|antimony]], [[Tungsten_Ingot|tungsten]], [[Platinum_Ingot|platinum]], [[Bismuth_Ingot|bismuth]] and [[Aluminum_Ingot|aluminum]] and from alloys such as [[Brass_Ingot|brass]] and [[Bronze_Ingot|bronze]]. Materials scientists can create [[Injection_Molder|injection molders]] and [[extruder|extruders]] to melt process a whole range of polymers into [[Running_Shoes_(PolyIsoPrene)|running shoes]], [[Scuba_Mask_(PolyIsoPrene)|scuba gear]], [[Plastic_Brick_(1_x_1)|plastic bricks]], a host of [[List_of_Gripped_Tools|gripped tools]] and more... Aspiring chemical engineers, can advance into the age of [[Bucket_(Crude_Oil)|oil]] through [[Distillation_Column|distillation columns]], [[Steam_Cracker|steam crackers]], [[Merox_Treatment_Unit|merox treatment units]] and [[Chemical_Processor|chemical processors]]. This allows the production of increasingly sophisticated polymers and other materials that opens the door for overpowered items such as [[Jet_Pack|jet packs]], [[Scuba_Tank|scuba tanks]], [[Flame_Thrower|flame throwers]] and [[Phase_Shifter|phase shifters]]. Though expansive, Polycraft World is actively played by players of all ages. We use our game to teach elementary kids all the way through college-aged students about science, chemistry, materials science, and engineering.
  
Polycraft World is a comprehensive mod for Minecraft that introduces features ranging from petrochemical refining and harvesting of new ore types to the construction of polymers, plastics and many specialty items based on the new additions. Enterprising players can build [[Tree Tap|tree taps]] and extract [[Bag_(PolyIsoPrene_Pellets)|natural rubber]] from trees to build rubber blocks, [[Pogo_Sticks|pogo sticks]] and more. Adventurers can find above ground [[OilField|oilfields]] and mine custom minerals and elements including [[Copper_Ore|copper]], [[Tin_Ore|tin]], [[Nickel_Ore|nickel]], [[Platinum_Ore|platinum]], [[Palladium_Ore|palladium]], [[Silver_Ore|silver]] and more... Engineers can construct [[Machining_Mill|machining mills]] to make [[List_of_Molds|molds]] from metal ingots such as [[Titanium_Ingot|titanium]], [[Magnesium_Ingot|magnesium]], [[Manganese_Ingot|manganese]], [[Cobalt_Ingot|cobalt]], [[Nickel_Ingot|nickel]], [[Antimony_Ingot|antimony]], [[Tungsten_Ingot|tungsten]], [[Platinum_Ingot|platinum]], [[Bismuth_Ingot|bismuth]] and [[Aluminum_Ingot|aluminum]] and from alloys such as [[Brass_Ingot|brass]] and [[Bronze_Ingot|bronze]]. Materials scientists can create [[Injection_Molder|injection molders]] and [[extruder|extruders]] to melt process a whole range of polymers into [[Running_Shoes_(PolyIsoPrene)|running shoes]], [[Scuba_Mask_(PolyIsoPrene)|scuba gear]], [[Plastic_Brick_(1_x_1)|plastic bricks]], a host of [[List_of_Gripped_Tools|gripped tools]] and more... Aspiring chemical engineers, can advance into the age of [[Bucket_(Crude_Oil)|oil]] through [[Distillation_Column|distillation columns]], [[Steam_Cracker|steam crackers]], [[Merox_Treatment_Unit|merox treatment units]] and [[Chemical_Processor|chemical processors]]. This allows the production of increasingly sophisticated polymers and other materials that opens the door for overpowered items such as [[Jet_Pack|jet packs]], [[Scuba_Tank|scuba tanks]], [[Flame_Thrower|flame throwers]] and [[Phase_Shifter|phase shifters]]. This and more awaits in Polycraft World!
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==Introduction to the [[BEST Robotics Polycraft COVID Challenge|2020 BEST Robotics Polycraft COVID Challenge]]==
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'''Register for the Challenge:''' [https://www.polycraftworld.com/ www.polycraftworld.com]
  
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We are working with BEST Robotics leadership to design a tailored, competitive challenge in an open world environment for BEST Robotics teams. For this challenge, teams will face a never-before-seen challenge in '''Polycraft World:''' a highly transmissive strain of COVID-19 infecting tens of thousands of the non-player characters (NPCs). Using new items and inventories designed especially for this challenge, teams will be required to craft personal protective equipment ([[PPE Armor|PPE]]) like facemasks and body shields, create [[COVID Test Kit|COVID testing kits]], build health [[COVID Challenge Clinic|clinics]], develop [[Syringes|treatments]], and mass-produce vaccines to cure all NPCs on the servers.
  
''' Please have patience -- this is our Alpha Launch. '''
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Each team will have a [[Private Property|private property]] where they will craft their way through a series of milestones (building a clinic, testing 50 patients, etc.) and will accumulate points rewarding their efforts. If your initial [[BEST Robotics Polycraft COVID Challenge#Private Team Properties|Team Space]] lacks the necessary resources to rapidly expand, head to a [[Base Camps|Base Camp]] as a mining/harvesting outpost to grab the needed blocks and items. The competition will be divided into two stages – initially, teams will be asked to build [[PPE Armor|PPE]], create a Clinic, craft testing kits, and develop and deploy treatment kits to test, quarantine, and treat symptoms of sick villagers. In the second stage (i.e., “championship round”), teams will return to their private property and will have to create a Research Lab to aid them in their development of a COVID vaccine that will forever eradicate this illness. The highest scores will be awarded to teams that can mass-produce vaccines in enough quantities such that everyone in Polycraft World will be safe.
We will continue to update the game to fix bugs and add compelling content into the future. Thank you for your support. Interested in programming? building new in-game items? working to make the wiki? general helping? Trust us, there's plenty of fun stuff to do. Shoot an email to the Polycraft World team at [[mailto:polycraft@utdallas.edu polycraft@utdallas.edu]].
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Each stage will be time-limited – while the milestones can be accomplished in-time by a single player who is also an advanced Minecrafter, the expectation is that teams can work together to finish the tasks in a much shorter time. Part of the game play will require teams to enter puzzle rooms in-game that will test their knowledge of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics through questions and clues. Completing these challenges will provide rewards to teams that will give them more points and provide rewards that help them on their way to complete the major milestones. Teamwork is rewarded in these challenges, with some puzzles being difficult to do without friends. Details on milestones and crafting instructions for the COVID items will be made available through the Polycraft World wiki at the beginning of each stage.
  
'''Useful Links.'''
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While Minecraft knowledge will be helpful to teams, pre-existing Polycrafting knowledge will not be needed for teams to compete successfully.
  
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==Item Page Links==
 
* List of [[List_of_Item_Types | Polycraft Items]], [[Inventory_Recipes | Polycraft Inventories]] and [[List_of_Custom_Objects | Polycraft Custom Objects]]
 
* List of [[List_of_Item_Types | Polycraft Items]], [[Inventory_Recipes | Polycraft Inventories]] and [[List_of_Custom_Objects | Polycraft Custom Objects]]
 
* List of [[List_of_Polymer_Pellets | Polymer Pellets]], [[List_of_Polymer_Walls | Polymer Walls]], [[List_of_Polymer_Stairs | Polymer Stairs]], [[List_of_Polymer_Blocks | Polymer Blocks]], [[List_of_Polymer_Fibers | Polymer Fibers]] and [[List_of_Polymer_Bricks | Polymer Bricks]]
 
* List of [[List_of_Polymer_Pellets | Polymer Pellets]], [[List_of_Polymer_Walls | Polymer Walls]], [[List_of_Polymer_Stairs | Polymer Stairs]], [[List_of_Polymer_Blocks | Polymer Blocks]], [[List_of_Polymer_Fibers | Polymer Fibers]] and [[List_of_Polymer_Bricks | Polymer Bricks]]
 
* List of [[List_of_Molds | List of Molds]], [[List_of_Molded_Items | Molded Items]] and [[List_of_Gripped_Tools | Gripped Tools]]<br>
 
* List of [[List_of_Molds | List of Molds]], [[List_of_Molded_Items | Molded Items]] and [[List_of_Gripped_Tools | Gripped Tools]]<br>
 
* List of [[List_of_Ores | Polycraft Ores]], [[List_of_Compressed_Blocks | Compressed Blocks]], [[List_of_Ingots | Polycraft Ingots]], and [[List_of_Catalysts| Polycraft Catalysts]]
 
* List of [[List_of_Ores | Polycraft Ores]], [[List_of_Compressed_Blocks | Compressed Blocks]], [[List_of_Ingots | Polycraft Ingots]], and [[List_of_Catalysts| Polycraft Catalysts]]
* List of [[List_of_Element_Vessels| Element Vessels]] and [[List_of_Compound_Vessels| Compound Vessels]] <br><br>
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* List of [[List_of_Element_Vessels| Element Vessels]] and [[List_of_Compound_Vessels| Compound Vessels]] <br>
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* [[Unformatted Recipes]]
  
'''Current Mod Release'''<br>
 
  
[http://www.polycraftworld.com/downloads Version 1.1.7] - Updated 3/7/2015
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==Found Bugs? Want to help?==
 
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We will continue to update the game to fix bugs and add compelling content into the future. Thank you for your support. Interested in programming? building new in-game items? working to make the wiki? general helping? Trust us, there's plenty of fun stuff to do. Shoot an email to the Polycraft World team at [[mailto:support@polycraftworld.com support@polycraftworld.com]].
== Setup instructions for Polycraft World ==
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1. Download and install [https://minecraft.net/download Minecraft]<br>
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2. Run the Minecraft Launcher and create a new profile<br>
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3. Choose Release Version 1.7.10 (This sets up specific folders which allows Forge to install properly)<br>
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4. Download Minecraft forge from their [http://files.minecraftforge.net official site] our via [http://www.polycraftworld.com/downloads our mirror]. This mod is currently written for compatibility with Forge 1.7.10-10.13.0.1180, the Recommended 1.7.10 Forge Install.<br>
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5. Run the Forge Installer and choose Client (this process should be fast).<br>
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6. Download the latest [http://www.polycraftworld.com/downloads Polycraft .jar file (e.g. Polycraft-1.1.4.jar)]<br>
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7. Place the .jar file in your "%AppData%/.minecraft/mods" folder for Windows users or in the "~Library/Application Support/Minecraft/mods" folder for Mac users.<br>
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8. Launch Minecraft again. <br>
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9. Edit the Profile you created and selected the Appropriate Forge Release Version (e.g. "release 1.7.10-Forge10.13.0.1180").<br>
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10. Launch the Game and Enjoy Polycraft World
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* Server Setup instructions will vary depending upon your host. The same .jar file (for now) is suitable as the server mods .jar. This is typically placed in the "mods" folder on your server. Ensure you are running the appropriate version of Minecraft Forge on your server.
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== Tutorials - Coming soon ==
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'''Section 1 - (Basic) Getting started with your first Polymer''' <br>
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1.1 video - [[First_Two_Days | Your First Two Days of Minecraft -- START HERE if you are new to Minecraft!]]<br>
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1.2 video - make a [[Crafting_Table|crafting table]] <br>
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1.3 video - How to craft and deploy a [[Tree Tap|tree tap]] <br>
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1.4 video - How to smelt your first [[Block_(PolyIsoPrene)|PolyIsoprene Block]] <br>
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1.5 video - How to craft [[Pogo_Sticks|pogo sticks]] <br>
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<br>'''Section 2 - (Advanced) The Polymer Tech Tree Notation'''<br>
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2.1 Craft (''Level 1 - You will be a Level 1 Polycrafter when you make a [[Crafting_Table|crafting table]]'' ) <br>
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* video - craft a [[Furnace|furnace]] <br>
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* video - craft a [[Tree Tap|tree tap]] <br>
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* video - craft a [[Pogo_Sticks|wooden pogo stick]] <br>
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2.2 Smelt (''Level 2 - You will be a Level 2 Polycrafter when you craft a [[Furnace|furnace]] and [[Tree Tap| tree tap]]'' '')<br>
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* [[https://youtu.be/tvtZMDH4utg video]] - craft a [[Machining_Mill|machining mill]] and mill your [[Mold (Gasket)|first metal mold]] <br>
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* [[https://youtu.be/RN64Ql4E-Ac video]] - craft an [[Injection_Molder|injection molder]] <br>
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* video - craft an [[Extruder|extruder]] <br>
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2.3 Mill, Mold, Extrude (''Level 3 - You will be a Level 3 Polycrafter when you build a [[Machining_Mill|machining mill]], [[Extruder|extruder]], and an [[Injection_Molder|injection molder]]'')<br>
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* video - mold your first processed polymer items: [[Running Shoes (Walker)|running shoes]], [[Grip (Natural Rubber)|grips]], etc. <br>
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* video - prepare for an undersea adventure by molding [[Scuba Fins (Beginner)|scuba fins]], a [[Scuba Mask (Beginner)|scuba mask]] and a [[Flashlight|flashlight]] <br>
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* video - mill your first metal die <br>
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* video - extrude your first polymer items: [[Fibers (Natural Rubber)|fibers]], [[Hose (Low Pressure)|hoses]], etc. <br>
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* [[https://youtu.be/P2KzasddKtk video]] - craft a [[Distillation Column|distillation column]] <br>
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2.4 Distill (''Level 4 - You will be a Level 4 Polycrafter when you build a [[Distillation Column|distillation column]]'')<br>
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* video - distill your first [[Bucket (Crude Oil)|bucket of crude oil]] <br>
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* video - craft an [[Industrial Oven|industrial oven]] <br>
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* video - craft your first fueled inventories: [[Fueled_Lamp|fueled lamps]] and [[Spotlight|spotlights]] <br>
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* video - how to make [[Block (PP)|PolyPropylene (PP)]] and [[Block (LDPE)| Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)]] <br>
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* video - auto upcycling in [[Plastic Chest|plastic chests]]: keeping your chemicals straight <br>
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* video - craft a [[Steam_Cracker|steam cracker]] <br>
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2.5 Crack (''Level 5 - You will be a Level 5 Polycrafter when you build a [[Steam_Cracker|steam cracker]] '')<br>
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* video - cracking alkanes into alkenes: a guide to better plastics faster <br>
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* video - manufacturing [[List_of_Rubbers| medium grade rubbers]]
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* video - craft a [[Merox_Treatment_Unit|merox treatment unit]] <br>
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2.6 Treat (''Level 6 - You will be a Level 6 Polycrafter when you build a [[Merox_Treatment_Unit|merox treatment unit]] '')<br>
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* video - sweeten fuels to extend life and to power [[Jet_Pack|jet packs]] and [[Flame Thrower|flamethrowers]] <br>
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* video - craft a [[Chemical Processor|chemical processor]] <br>
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2.7 Process, Condense (''Level 7 - You will be a Level 7 Polycrafter when you build a [[Chemical Processor|chemical processor]] '')<br>
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* video - process plastics to improve their properties: faster shoes, better gripped tools, bouncier blocks, etc. <br>
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* video - craft a [[Condenser|condenser]] <br>
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* video - craft an [[Oil_Derrick|oil derrick]] <br>
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2.8 Frack (''Level 8 - You will be a Level 8 Polycrafter when you build an [[Oil_Derrick|oil derrick]] '')<br>
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* video - petrochemical refining at scale <br>
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* video - getting to ABS and Plastic Bricks <br>
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* video - rapid construction with Plastic Bricks <br>
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<br>'''Section 3 - (Expert) Engineering Automation in Polycraft'''<br>
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3.1 - A Drastic Fantastic Elastic Tactic: the Natural Rubber Farm (video - coming soon) <br>
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3.2 - Need for Speed: Creating a Shoe Factory to equip your server (video - coming soon) <br>
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3.3 - Handling your New Grip on Life: Mass manufacturing toward gripped tools (video - coming soon) <br>
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3.4 - Distilling it Down to the Basics: How to automate petrochemical refining (video - coming soon) <br>
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3.5 - Bouncing to New Heights: How to set up a parkour adventure (video - coming soon) <br>
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3.6 - Flame-broiled Steak - Using flame throwers and cattle to feed your server (video - coming soon) <br>
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<br>'''Section 4.5 - (Advanced/Expert) Polymer Tech Trees --Coming soon'''<br>
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4.1 - PolyIsoPrene (Natural Rubber)<br>
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4.2 - Low Density PolyEthylene (PE)<br>
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4.3 - PolyPropylene (PP)<br>
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4.4 - PolyStyrene (PS)<br>
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4.5 - PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC)<br>
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4.6 - Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR)<br>
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4.7 - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)<br>
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4.8 - PolyEthylene Terephthalate (PET)<br>
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4.9 - PolyCarbonate (PC)<br>
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<br>'''Section 5 - (Experts Having Fun) Polycraft World Competitions --Coming soon'''<br>
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5.1 - A flamethrower, jetpack aerial battle for air supremacy. <br>
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5.2 - The floor is lava: bouncing your way into an air castle. <br>
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Latest revision as of 20:46, 7 October 2020

Figure 1: The UT Dallas Trellis and spawn point for our Polycraft World Servers

Quick Links

Patches & Bug Fixes

Introduction to Polycraft World

Polycraft World is a comprehensive mod for Minecraft designed by Students & Faculty at UT Dallas that introduces features ranging from petrochemical refining and harvesting of new ore types to the construction of polymers, plastics and many specialty items based on the new additions. Enterprising players can build tree taps and extract natural rubber from trees to build rubber blocks, pogo sticks and more. Adventurers can find above ground oilfields and mine custom minerals and elements including copper, tin, nickel, platinum, palladium, silver and more... Engineers can construct machining mills to make molds from metal ingots such as titanium, magnesium, manganese, cobalt, nickel, antimony, tungsten, platinum, bismuth and aluminum and from alloys such as brass and bronze. Materials scientists can create injection molders and extruders to melt process a whole range of polymers into running shoes, scuba gear, plastic bricks, a host of gripped tools and more... Aspiring chemical engineers, can advance into the age of oil through distillation columns, steam crackers, merox treatment units and chemical processors. This allows the production of increasingly sophisticated polymers and other materials that opens the door for overpowered items such as jet packs, scuba tanks, flame throwers and phase shifters. Though expansive, Polycraft World is actively played by players of all ages. We use our game to teach elementary kids all the way through college-aged students about science, chemistry, materials science, and engineering.

Introduction to the 2020 BEST Robotics Polycraft COVID Challenge

Register for the Challenge: www.polycraftworld.com

We are working with BEST Robotics leadership to design a tailored, competitive challenge in an open world environment for BEST Robotics teams. For this challenge, teams will face a never-before-seen challenge in Polycraft World: a highly transmissive strain of COVID-19 infecting tens of thousands of the non-player characters (NPCs). Using new items and inventories designed especially for this challenge, teams will be required to craft personal protective equipment (PPE) like facemasks and body shields, create COVID testing kits, build health clinics, develop treatments, and mass-produce vaccines to cure all NPCs on the servers.

Each team will have a private property where they will craft their way through a series of milestones (building a clinic, testing 50 patients, etc.) and will accumulate points rewarding their efforts. If your initial Team Space lacks the necessary resources to rapidly expand, head to a Base Camp as a mining/harvesting outpost to grab the needed blocks and items. The competition will be divided into two stages – initially, teams will be asked to build PPE, create a Clinic, craft testing kits, and develop and deploy treatment kits to test, quarantine, and treat symptoms of sick villagers. In the second stage (i.e., “championship round”), teams will return to their private property and will have to create a Research Lab to aid them in their development of a COVID vaccine that will forever eradicate this illness. The highest scores will be awarded to teams that can mass-produce vaccines in enough quantities such that everyone in Polycraft World will be safe.

Each stage will be time-limited – while the milestones can be accomplished in-time by a single player who is also an advanced Minecrafter, the expectation is that teams can work together to finish the tasks in a much shorter time. Part of the game play will require teams to enter puzzle rooms in-game that will test their knowledge of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics through questions and clues. Completing these challenges will provide rewards to teams that will give them more points and provide rewards that help them on their way to complete the major milestones. Teamwork is rewarded in these challenges, with some puzzles being difficult to do without friends. Details on milestones and crafting instructions for the COVID items will be made available through the Polycraft World wiki at the beginning of each stage.

While Minecraft knowledge will be helpful to teams, pre-existing Polycrafting knowledge will not be needed for teams to compete successfully.

Item Page Links


Found Bugs? Want to help?

We will continue to update the game to fix bugs and add compelling content into the future. Thank you for your support. Interested in programming? building new in-game items? working to make the wiki? general helping? Trust us, there's plenty of fun stuff to do. Shoot an email to the Polycraft World team at [support@polycraftworld.com].