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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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*Don't have an account yet? - [https://www.polycraftworld.com/portal/register/? Register]
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*Haven't installed the mod yet? - [[Setup Instructions|Installation Guide]]
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*Need the latest version? - [https://polycraft.utdallas.edu/downloads Direct Download]
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Server IP addresses:
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*'''beryllium:''' polycraft-game.cloudapp.net:25567
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*'''lithium:''' polycraft-game.cloudapp.net:25566
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*'''carbon (Experiments server):''' 104.215.122.160:25565
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==Introduction==
 
[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.  
 
[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.  
  
 
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!  
 
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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==Major Differences from Vanilla Minecraft==
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*You will start the game in the center of UT Dallas campus and not be able to edit things. You can venture outward, explore the UT Dallas campus or warp to your own [[Private Property]] using [[Private Property|these teleport commands]].
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*[[Communication]] over long distances has become more sophisticated.
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*Your preferred world will merge all private property you own into a global file every 24 hours and resync will all game servers. Thus private property syncs across the universe of Polycraft World servers.
  
 
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==Item Page Links==
''' Please have patience -- this is our Alpha Launch. '''
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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:polycraft@utdallas.edu polycraft@utdallas.edu]].
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'''Useful Links.'''
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* 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>
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==Tutorials==
 
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'''Section 1 - [[Starting Off Polycraft World]]'''<br>
[http://www.polycraftworld.com/downloads Version 1.1.7] - Updated 3/7/2015
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1.1 Craft (''Level 1 - You will be a Level 1 Polycrafter when you make a [[Crafting_Table|crafting table]]'' ) <br>
 
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6weFDi6y2d8 video]] - craft and deploy a [[Tree Tap|tree tap]] <br>
== Setup instructions for Polycraft World ==
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* video - smelt your first [[Block_(PolyIsoPrene)|polyIsoprene block]] <br>
 
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFFRptJ67js video]] - craft a [[Pogo_Sticks|pogo stick]] <br>
1. Download and install [https://minecraft.net/download Minecraft]<br>
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1.2 Smelt (''Level 2 - You will be a Level 2 Polycrafter when you craft a [[Furnace|furnace]] and [[Tree Tap| tree tap]]'' '')<br>
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>
 
* [[https://youtu.be/tvtZMDH4utg video]] - craft a [[Machining_Mill|machining mill]] and mill your [[Mold (Gasket)|first metal mold]] <br>
* [[https://youtu.be/RN64Ql4E-Ac video]] - craft an [[Injection_Molder|injection molder]] <br>
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* [[https://youtu.be/RN64Ql4E-Ac video]] - craft an [[Injection_Molder|injection molder]] and try molding your first [[Running Shoes (Walker)|running shoes]], [[Grip (Natural Rubber)|grips]], etc. <br>  
* 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>
 
* video - prepare for an undersea adventure by molding [[Scuba Fins (Beginner)|scuba fins]], a [[Scuba Mask (Beginner)|scuba mask]] and a [[Flashlight|flashlight]] <br>
* video - mill your first metal die <br>
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* video - craft an [[Extruder|extruder]] and try extruding your first [[Fibers (Natural Rubber)|fibers]], [[Hose (Low Pressure)|hoses]], etc. <br>
* video - extrude your first polymer items: [[Fibers (Natural Rubber)|fibers]], [[Hose (Low Pressure)|hoses]], etc. <br>
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1.3 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>
 
* [[https://youtu.be/P2KzasddKtk video]] - craft a [[Distillation Column|distillation column]] <br>
 
* [[https://youtu.be/P2KzasddKtk video]] - craft a [[Distillation Column|distillation column]] <br>
2.4 Distill (''Level 4 - You will be a Level 4 Polycrafter when you build a [[Distillation Column|distillation column]]'')<br>
 
 
* video - distill your first [[Bucket (Crude Oil)|bucket of crude oil]] <br>
 
* video - distill your first [[Bucket (Crude Oil)|bucket of crude oil]] <br>
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1.4 Distill (''Level 4 - You will be a Level 4 Polycrafter when you build a [[Distillation Column|distillation column]]'')<br>
 
* video - craft an [[Industrial Oven|industrial oven]] <br>
 
* video - craft an [[Industrial Oven|industrial oven]] <br>
 
* video - craft your first fueled inventories: [[Fueled_Lamp|fueled lamps]] and [[Spotlight|spotlights]] <br>
 
* video - craft your first fueled inventories: [[Fueled_Lamp|fueled lamps]] and [[Spotlight|spotlights]] <br>
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* video - auto upcycling in [[Plastic Chest|plastic chests]]: keeping your chemicals straight <br>
 
* video - auto upcycling in [[Plastic Chest|plastic chests]]: keeping your chemicals straight <br>
 
* video - craft a [[Steam_Cracker|steam cracker]] <br>
 
* video - craft a [[Steam_Cracker|steam cracker]] <br>
2.5 Crack (''Level 5 - You will be a Level 5 Polycrafter when you build a [[Steam_Cracker|steam cracker]] '')<br>
 
 
* video - cracking alkanes into alkenes: a guide to better plastics faster <br>
 
* video - cracking alkanes into alkenes: a guide to better plastics faster <br>
 
* video - manufacturing [[List_of_Rubbers| medium grade rubbers]]
 
* video - manufacturing [[List_of_Rubbers| medium grade rubbers]]
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1.5 Crack (''Level 5 - You will be a Level 5 Polycrafter when you build a [[Steam_Cracker|steam cracker]] '')<br>
 
* video - craft a [[Merox_Treatment_Unit|merox treatment unit]] <br>
 
* video - craft a [[Merox_Treatment_Unit|merox treatment unit]] <br>
2.6 Treat (''Level 6 - You will be a Level 6 Polycrafter when you build a [[Merox_Treatment_Unit|merox treatment unit]] '')<br>
 
 
* video - sweeten fuels to extend life and to power [[Jet_Pack|jet packs]] and [[Flame Thrower|flamethrowers]] <br>
 
* video - sweeten fuels to extend life and to power [[Jet_Pack|jet packs]] and [[Flame Thrower|flamethrowers]] <br>
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1.6 Treat (''Level 6 - You will be a Level 6 Polycrafter when you build a [[Merox_Treatment_Unit|merox treatment unit]] '')<br>
 
* video - craft a [[Chemical Processor|chemical processor]] <br>
 
* video - craft a [[Chemical Processor|chemical processor]] <br>
2.7 Process, Condense (''Level 7 - You will be a Level 7 Polycrafter when you build a [[Chemical Processor|chemical processor]] '')<br>
 
 
* video - process plastics to improve their properties: faster shoes, better gripped tools, bouncier blocks, etc. <br>
 
* video - process plastics to improve their properties: faster shoes, better gripped tools, bouncier blocks, etc. <br>
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1.7 Process, Condense (''Level 7 - You will be a Level 7 Polycrafter when you build a [[Chemical Processor|chemical processor]] '')<br>
 
* video - craft a [[Condenser|condenser]] <br>
 
* video - craft a [[Condenser|condenser]] <br>
 
* video - craft an [[Oil_Derrick|oil derrick]] <br>
 
* video - craft an [[Oil_Derrick|oil derrick]] <br>
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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1.8 Frack (''Level 8 - You will be a Level 8 Polycrafter when you build an [[Oil_Derrick|oil derrick]] '')<br>
 
* video - petrochemical refining at scale <br>
 
* video - petrochemical refining at scale <br>
 
* video - getting to ABS and Plastic Bricks <br>
 
* video - getting to ABS and Plastic Bricks <br>
 
* video - rapid construction with Plastic Bricks <br>
 
* video - rapid construction with Plastic Bricks <br>
  
<br>'''Section 3 - (Expert) Engineering Automation in Polycraft'''<br>
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Note: The leveling system is automatic and your level can be found on your player page [https://www.polycraftworld.com/portal/player/ here]
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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<br>'''Section 2 - (Advanced) Engineering Automation in Polycraft'''<br>
3.3 - Handling your New Grip on Life: Mass manufacturing toward gripped tools (video - coming soon) <br>
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2.1 - A Drastic Fantastic Elastic Tactic: the Natural Rubber Farm (video - coming soon) <br>
3.4 - Distilling it Down to the Basics: How to automate petrochemical refining (video - coming soon) <br>
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2.2 - Need for Speed: Creating a Shoe Factory to equip your server (video - coming soon) <br>
3.5 - Bouncing to New Heights: How to set up a parkour adventure (video - coming soon) <br>
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2.3 - Handling your New Grip on Life: Mass manufacturing toward gripped tools (video - coming soon) <br>
3.6 - Flame-broiled Steak - Using flame throwers and cattle to feed your server (video - coming soon) <br>
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2.4 - Distilling it Down to the Basics: How to automate petrochemical refining (video - coming soon) <br>
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2.5 - Bouncing to New Heights: How to set up a parkour adventure (video - coming soon) <br>
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2.6 - Flame-broiled Steak - Using flame throwers and cattle to feed your server (video - coming soon) <br>
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<br>'''Section 3 - (Expert) Polymer Tech Trees --Coming soon'''<br>
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3.1 - PolyIsoPrene (Natural Rubber)<br>
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3.2 - Low Density PolyEthylene (PE)<br>
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3.3 - PolyPropylene (PP)<br>
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3.4 - PolyStyrene (PS)<br>
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3.5 - PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC)<br>
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3.6 - Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR)<br>
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3.7 - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)<br>
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3.8 - PolyEthylene Terephthalate (PET)<br>
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3.9 - PolyCarbonate (PC)<br>
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<br>'''Section 4 - (Experts Having Fun) Polycraft World Competitions --Coming soon'''<br>
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4.1 - A flamethrower, jetpack aerial battle for air supremacy. <br>
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4.2 - The floor is lava: bouncing your way into an air castle. <br>
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==Changelog==
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'''Version 1.4.10:''' - 11/05/18
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*This is an "ex-whitelist"! You no longer need a polycraftworld.com account to log in and play on our servers. To get your own private property, however, you will need to register! You may do so from the game by simply typing in "/register <email>" in the chat bar.
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*See our polycraftworld.com website to see related updates to the look & feel of our landing page and an improved registration process.
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*the "/goto" command now works just like the "~tp" command, with both commands providing user feedback in-case something went wrong. Not in a private property? Invalid private property coordinates? Don't own a private property? The different error conditions will return a specific chat message alerting you of the problem!
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*Global Chat is available on all servers. Playing on Beryllium and noticed that someone new just logged in? Feel free to say hi from anywhere in the world and invite them to join you in your polycrafting adventures!
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*Sayonara, Phase Shifter! While still available in Creative mode & single-player mode, it is merely a decorative object. Thank you for your service, kind item.
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*Client-Side updates include deleting Whitelist/Friends/Private Property information when you log out of a server, enabling you to log out and into various servers without having to reset your client.
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*Press X in-game to see our upcoming challenge room & experiments GUI. Stay tuned - we'll be launching our new challenge room server soon!
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'''Version 1.4.8:''' - 04/17/18
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* Added [[Synthetic Grips]]: can only be added to composite and engineered tools.
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* Engineered and composite tools are much more efficient then vanilla tools.
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* Some recipe fixes
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* [[Jet Pack]] refuel recipe has been changed to accommodate smaller 2x2 crafting table
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'''Welcome to Polycraft World - Version 1.4.0 Released''' - On Friday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. CST, we updated the [[UT Dallas]] servers with a new Polycraft World Mod JAR and installer. We have added a Bioengineering focus, so that you can take [[DNA Sampler|DNA and cells]] from mobs, heat and culture the cells, grow animals and synthesize mobs. This means you can now more easily bring animals to a watery base. We have made minor recipe modifications. We have set the stage for our economics engine, with [[Inventory Swap]] and [[World Merge]]. If you change your [[Master World]], the update will not propagate until the next time the servers restart, each morning (CST). This prevents inter-world item stack arbitrage. Enjoy...<br>
  
<br>'''Section 4.5 - (Advanced/Expert) Polymer Tech Trees --Coming soon'''<br>
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'''Version 1.4.0:''' - Coming soon 11/13/15, an odd date.
4.1 - PolyIsoPrene (Natural Rubber)<br>
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* Added [[Inventory Swap]]s
4.2 - Low Density PolyEthylene (PE)<br>
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* Added Bioengineering via [[Cell Culture Dish]]es, [[DNA Sampler]]s, and [[Spawn Egg]]s.
4.3 - PolyPropylene (PP)<br>
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* Removed the recipe for the [[Phase Shifter]] and the [[Magic Pogo Stick]]. Don't worry, these are still available in creative mode for your offline entertainment.
4.4 - PolyStyrene (PS)<br>
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* Added the Beryllium server and [[World Merge]] to sync among all three active servers: Helium, Lithium and Beryllium. Helium is for alpha and beta testers and is where the work on UT Dallas campus occurs. This is limited to a very small group. Lithium and Beryllium are the public world servers.  
4.5 - PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC)<br>
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* Each night between 4 and 5 a.m. CST, [[World Merge]] occurs. Master worlds will change over at this point and remain for the next 24 hours to circumvent arbitrage. World merge takes all the most recent updates from all private properties on all servers and pushes them to our cloud (Microsoft Azure) storage. Changes are then propagated to all servers. Thus, your private properties will be consistent across the universe of Polycraft World Servers.
4.6 - Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR)<br>
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4.7 - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)<br>
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[http://polycraft.utdallas.edu/downloads Version 1.3.6 - Updated 9/17/2015]
4.8 - PolyEthylene Terephthalate (PET)<br>
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* Fixed whitelist, server, portal communications by passing all usernames as lowercase strings to accommodate capitalization issues.  
4.9 - PolyCarbonate (PC)<br>
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* Fixed recipes for making [[Powder Keg (PolyVinyl Chloride Pellets)]] and [[Sack (PolyVinyl Chloride Pellets)]] so that cleanrooms can be constructed.
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* Added in recipes for different versions of nylon and enabled the production of a [[Parachute]].
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* Fixed issues with random teleporting when you enter forbidden properties.  
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* Fixed issues that [[Private Property|teleport]] you to the surface if you run into forbidden properties while mining.  
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* Added [[Base Camp]]s, single chunk private properties in the southeast. Once you figure out their coordinates, you can teleport back and forth from them to your private property and use them for more efficient mining.
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* Silicon and cinnabar will only spawn in chunks that had not been loaded when they were added, so you will have to do some exploring to find these materials.
  
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See less recent [[Polycraft World Versions]].
  
<br>'''Section 5 - (Experts Having Fun) Polycraft World Competitions --Coming soon'''<br>
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==Found Bugs? Want to help?==
5.1 - A flamethrower, jetpack aerial battle for air supremacy. <br>
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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]].
5.2 - The floor is lava: bouncing your way into an air castle. <br>
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Latest revision as of 22:07, 29 September 2019

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

Quick Links

Server IP addresses:

  • beryllium: polycraft-game.cloudapp.net:25567
  • lithium: polycraft-game.cloudapp.net:25566
  • carbon (Experiments server): 104.215.122.160:25565

Introduction

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.

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 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. This and more awaits in Polycraft World!

Major Differences from Vanilla Minecraft

  • You will start the game in the center of UT Dallas campus and not be able to edit things. You can venture outward, explore the UT Dallas campus or warp to your own Private Property using these teleport commands.
  • Communication over long distances has become more sophisticated.
  • Your preferred world will merge all private property you own into a global file every 24 hours and resync will all game servers. Thus private property syncs across the universe of Polycraft World servers.

Item Page Links

Tutorials

Section 1 - Starting Off Polycraft World
1.1 Craft (Level 1 - You will be a Level 1 Polycrafter when you make a crafting table )

1.2 Smelt (Level 2 - You will be a Level 2 Polycrafter when you craft a furnace and tree tap )

1.3 Mill, Mold, Extrude (Level 3 - You will be a Level 3 Polycrafter when you build a machining mill, extruder, and an injection molder)

1.4 Distill (Level 4 - You will be a Level 4 Polycrafter when you build a distillation column)

1.5 Crack (Level 5 - You will be a Level 5 Polycrafter when you build a steam cracker )

1.6 Treat (Level 6 - You will be a Level 6 Polycrafter when you build a merox treatment unit )

  • video - craft a chemical processor
  • video - process plastics to improve their properties: faster shoes, better gripped tools, bouncier blocks, etc.

1.7 Process, Condense (Level 7 - You will be a Level 7 Polycrafter when you build a chemical processor )

1.8 Frack (Level 8 - You will be a Level 8 Polycrafter when you build an oil derrick )

  • video - petrochemical refining at scale
  • video - getting to ABS and Plastic Bricks
  • video - rapid construction with Plastic Bricks

Note: The leveling system is automatic and your level can be found on your player page here


Section 2 - (Advanced) Engineering Automation in Polycraft
2.1 - A Drastic Fantastic Elastic Tactic: the Natural Rubber Farm (video - coming soon)
2.2 - Need for Speed: Creating a Shoe Factory to equip your server (video - coming soon)
2.3 - Handling your New Grip on Life: Mass manufacturing toward gripped tools (video - coming soon)
2.4 - Distilling it Down to the Basics: How to automate petrochemical refining (video - coming soon)
2.5 - Bouncing to New Heights: How to set up a parkour adventure (video - coming soon)
2.6 - Flame-broiled Steak - Using flame throwers and cattle to feed your server (video - coming soon)


Section 3 - (Expert) Polymer Tech Trees --Coming soon
3.1 - PolyIsoPrene (Natural Rubber)
3.2 - Low Density PolyEthylene (PE)
3.3 - PolyPropylene (PP)
3.4 - PolyStyrene (PS)
3.5 - PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC)
3.6 - Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR)
3.7 - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)
3.8 - PolyEthylene Terephthalate (PET)
3.9 - PolyCarbonate (PC)


Section 4 - (Experts Having Fun) Polycraft World Competitions --Coming soon
4.1 - A flamethrower, jetpack aerial battle for air supremacy.
4.2 - The floor is lava: bouncing your way into an air castle.

Changelog

Version 1.4.10: - 11/05/18

  • This is an "ex-whitelist"! You no longer need a polycraftworld.com account to log in and play on our servers. To get your own private property, however, you will need to register! You may do so from the game by simply typing in "/register <email>" in the chat bar.
  • See our polycraftworld.com website to see related updates to the look & feel of our landing page and an improved registration process.
  • the "/goto" command now works just like the "~tp" command, with both commands providing user feedback in-case something went wrong. Not in a private property? Invalid private property coordinates? Don't own a private property? The different error conditions will return a specific chat message alerting you of the problem!
  • Global Chat is available on all servers. Playing on Beryllium and noticed that someone new just logged in? Feel free to say hi from anywhere in the world and invite them to join you in your polycrafting adventures!
  • Sayonara, Phase Shifter! While still available in Creative mode & single-player mode, it is merely a decorative object. Thank you for your service, kind item.
  • Client-Side updates include deleting Whitelist/Friends/Private Property information when you log out of a server, enabling you to log out and into various servers without having to reset your client.
  • Press X in-game to see our upcoming challenge room & experiments GUI. Stay tuned - we'll be launching our new challenge room server soon!

Version 1.4.8: - 04/17/18

  • Added Synthetic Grips: can only be added to composite and engineered tools.
  • Engineered and composite tools are much more efficient then vanilla tools.
  • Some recipe fixes
  • Jet Pack refuel recipe has been changed to accommodate smaller 2x2 crafting table


Welcome to Polycraft World - Version 1.4.0 Released - On Friday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. CST, we updated the UT Dallas servers with a new Polycraft World Mod JAR and installer. We have added a Bioengineering focus, so that you can take DNA and cells from mobs, heat and culture the cells, grow animals and synthesize mobs. This means you can now more easily bring animals to a watery base. We have made minor recipe modifications. We have set the stage for our economics engine, with Inventory Swap and World Merge. If you change your Master World, the update will not propagate until the next time the servers restart, each morning (CST). This prevents inter-world item stack arbitrage. Enjoy...

Version 1.4.0: - Coming soon 11/13/15, an odd date.

  • Added Inventory Swaps
  • Added Bioengineering via Cell Culture Dishes, DNA Samplers, and Spawn Eggs.
  • Removed the recipe for the Phase Shifter and the Magic Pogo Stick. Don't worry, these are still available in creative mode for your offline entertainment.
  • Added the Beryllium server and World Merge to sync among all three active servers: Helium, Lithium and Beryllium. Helium is for alpha and beta testers and is where the work on UT Dallas campus occurs. This is limited to a very small group. Lithium and Beryllium are the public world servers.
  • Each night between 4 and 5 a.m. CST, World Merge occurs. Master worlds will change over at this point and remain for the next 24 hours to circumvent arbitrage. World merge takes all the most recent updates from all private properties on all servers and pushes them to our cloud (Microsoft Azure) storage. Changes are then propagated to all servers. Thus, your private properties will be consistent across the universe of Polycraft World Servers.

Version 1.3.6 - Updated 9/17/2015

  • Fixed whitelist, server, portal communications by passing all usernames as lowercase strings to accommodate capitalization issues.
  • Fixed recipes for making Powder Keg (PolyVinyl Chloride Pellets) and Sack (PolyVinyl Chloride Pellets) so that cleanrooms can be constructed.
  • Added in recipes for different versions of nylon and enabled the production of a Parachute.
  • Fixed issues with random teleporting when you enter forbidden properties.
  • Fixed issues that teleport you to the surface if you run into forbidden properties while mining.
  • Added Base Camps, single chunk private properties in the southeast. Once you figure out their coordinates, you can teleport back and forth from them to your private property and use them for more efficient mining.
  • Silicon and cinnabar will only spawn in chunks that had not been loaded when they were added, so you will have to do some exploring to find these materials.

See less recent Polycraft World Versions.

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].