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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 Registration Website]
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*[[BEST Robotics Polycraft 3D Printing Challenge|BEST Robotics Polycraft 3D Printing Challenge]]
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*Polycraft World [[Tutorials|Tutorials]]
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*Find us on Social Media: [https://discord.gg/6CMKMauPU2 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]
  
[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 massively multiplayer servers. Every 10 minutes, night falls and enemies emerge. Players must fight, or build structures 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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==Patches & Bug Fixes==
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See latest updates for [[BEST_Robotics_Polycraft_COVID_Challenge#Patches_and_Bug_Fixes | Round 1 COVID Challenge Bug Fixes here]].
  
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, [[Iron_Pogo_Stick|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 [[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 [[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.
  
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==Introduction to the [[BEST Robotics Polycraft 3D Printing Challenge|2021 BEST Robotics Polycraft 3D Printing Challenge]]==
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'''Register for the Challenge: [https://www.polycraftworld.com/ www.polycraftworld.com]'''
  
''' Please have patience -- this is our Alpha Launch '''
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'''Learn about the Challenge: [[BEST Robotics Polycraft 3D Printing Challenge|BEST Robotics Polycraft 3D Printing Challenge]]'''
We will continue to update the game to fix bugs and add compelling content into the future. Thanks for your support. 
 
  
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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 humanitarian crisis has led to Refugees needing a new community to call home, and fast! Using 3D Printers, Scanners, and recycling demolished materials, teams will build a Refugee Village with 3D printed houses and Community Buildings and advance their Village from dirt huts to Carbon Fiber Condos.
  
'''Useful Links'''
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Each team will have a private island where they will 3D Print their way through a series of technology levels (dirt, wood, Polexiglas, LEGOs, etc.) and will accumulate points rewarding their efforts. If you want additional resources that aren't available on your island paradise, 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 3D Print 1 and 2 story buildings made out of dirt, wood, stone, and Polexiglas. In the second stage (i.e., “championship round”), teams will return to their private island and will build skyward with 3 and 4 story buildings made out of LEGO blocks, bronze, stainless steel, and carbon fiber. The highest scores will be awarded to teams that best solve the crisis by building a thriving Village for the Refugees.
  
* List of [[List_of_Item_Types | Polycraft Items]], [[List_of_Inventories | Polycraft Inventories]] and [[List_of_Custom_Objects | Polycraft Custom Objects]]
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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==
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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_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>
 
* List of [[List_of_Element_Vessels| Element Vessels]] and [[List_of_Compound_Vessels| Compound Vessels]] <br>
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* [[Unformatted Recipes]]
  
  
 
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==Found Bugs? Want to help?==
== Setup instructions for Polycraft World ==
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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]].
 
 
1. Download and install [https://minecraft.net/download Minecraft]<br>
 
2. Run the Minecraft Launcher and create a new profile<br>
 
3. Choose Release Version 1.7.2 (This sets up specific folders which allows Forge to install properly)<br>
 
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 1.7.2-10.12.2.1121, the Recommended 1.7.2 Forge Install.<br>
 
5. Run the Forge Installer and choose Client (this process should be fast).<br>
 
6. Download the latest [http://www.polycraftworld.com/downloads Polycraft .jar file (e.g. Polycraft-1.0.0.jar)]<br>
 
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>
 
8. Launch Minecraft again. <br>
 
9. Edit the Profile you created and selected the Appropriate Forge Release Version (e.g. "release 1.7.2-Forge10.12.2.1121").<br>
 
10. Launch the Game and Enjoy Polycraft World
 
 
 
* 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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
== Tutorials - Coming soon ==
 
 
 
'''Section 1 - (Basic) Getting started with your first Polymer''' <br>
 
1.1 [[First_Two_Days | Your First Two Days of Minecraft -- START HERE if you are new to Minecraft!]]<br>
 
1.2 How to craft and deploy a ''Level 1'' [[Tree Tap|tree tap]] (video - coming soon)<br>
 
1.3 How to smelt your first ''Level 2'' [[Block_(PolyIsoPrene)|PolyIsoprene Block]] (video - coming soon)<br>
 
1.4 How to craft ''Level 2'' [[List_of_Pogo_Sticks|pogo sticks]] (video - coming soon)<br>
 
 
 
<br>'''Section 2 - (Advanced) The Polymer Tech Tree Notation'''<br>
 
''Level 0'' - Inventory Craft (this is the Tech level where you start the game) <br>
 
''Level 1'' - Level 0 + '''Craft''' ([[Crafting_Table|wiki help]])<br>
 
* (video - craft a crafting table)<br>
 
''Level 2'' - Level 1 + '''Smelt''' <br>
 
*(video - craft a furnace)<br>
 
''Level 3'' - Level 2 + '''Mill''' <br>
 
* (video - craft a machining mill) ([[Machining_Mill|wiki help]])<br>
 
* (video - mill your first metal mold)<br>
 
* (video - then craft an injection molder) ([[Injection_Molder|wiki help]])<br>
 
* (video - mold your first polymer items)<br>
 
* (video - mold flippers, scuba masks and flashlights: getting ready for undersea adventure)<br>
 
* (video - mold and craft your first gripped tool)<br>
 
* (video - mill your first metal die)<br>
 
* (video - then craft an extruder) ([[Extruder|wiki help]])<br>
 
* (video - extrude your first polymer items) <br>
 
''Level 4'' - Level 3 + '''Distill''' <br>
 
* (video - craft a distillation column) ([[Distillation_Column|wiki help]])<br>
 
* (video - distilling your first oil) <br>
 
* (video - craft an industrial oven (will be functional as a mass-smelter upon a future ''Polycraft World'' release)) <br>
 
* (video - your first fueled inventories: fueled lamps and spotlights) <br>
 
''Level 5'' - Level 4 + '''Crack''' <br>
 
* (video - craft a steam cracker) <br>
 
* (video - how and why to crack alkanes into alkenes: a guide to better plastics) <br>
 
* (video - auto upcycling in plastic chests: keeping your chemicals straight) <br>
 
''Level 6'' - Level 5 + '''Treat''' <br>
 
* (video - craft a merox treatment unit) <br>
 
* (video - sweetening fuels for longer life, for the environment and to power jetpacks and flamethrowers) <br>
 
''Level 7'' - Level 6 + '''Process''' <br>
 
* (video - craft a chemical processor) ([[Chemical_Processor|wiki help]])<br>
 
* (video - keeping the gloves on: making advanced plastics with superior properties, i.e. faster shoes, better gripped tools, bouncier blocks, overpowered items) <br>
 
''Level 8'' - Level 7 + '''Frack''' <br>
 
* (video - craft an oil derrick) <br>
 
* (video - petrochemical refining at scale) <br>
 
* (video - getting to ABS and Plastic Bricks) <br>
 
* (video - rapid construction with Plastic Bricks) <br>
 
 
 
<br>'''Section 3 - (Expert) Engineering Automation in Polycraft'''<br>
 
3.1 - A Drastic Fantastic Elastic Tactic: the Natural Rubber Farm (video - coming soon) <br>
 
3.2 - Need for Speed: Creating a Shoe Factory to equip your server (video - coming soon) <br>
 
3.3 - Handling your New Grip on Life: Mass manufacturing toward gripped tools (video - coming soon) <br>
 
3.4 - Distilling it Down to the Basics: How to automate petrochemical refining (video - coming soon) <br>
 
3.5 - Bouncing to New Heights: How to set up a parkour adventure (video - coming soon) <br>
 
3.6 - Flame-broiled Steak - Using flame throwers and cattle to feed your server (video - coming soon) <br>
 
 
 
<br>'''Section 4 - (Advanced/Expert) Polymer Tech Trees --Coming soon'''<br>
 
4.1 - PolyIsoPrene (Natural Rubber)<br>
 
4.2 - Low Density PolyEthylene (PE)<br>
 
4.3 - PolyPropylene (PP)<br>
 
4.4 - PolyStyrene (PS)<br>
 
4.5 - PolyVinyl Chloride (PVC)<br>
 
4.6 - Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR)<br>
 
4.7 - Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS)<br>
 
4.8 - PolyEthylene Terephthalate (PET)<br>
 
4.9 - PolyCarbonate (PC)<br>
 
 
 
 
 
<br>'''Section 5 - (Experts Having Fun) Polycraft World Competitions --Coming soon'''<br>
 
5.1 - A flamethrower, jetpack aerial battle for air supremacy. <br>
 
5.2 - The floor is lava: bouncing your way into an air castle. <br>
 

Latest revision as of 20:32, 6 October 2021

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

Quick Links

Patches & Bug Fixes

See latest updates for Round 1 COVID Challenge Bug Fixes here.

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 2021 BEST Robotics Polycraft 3D Printing Challenge

Register for the Challenge: www.polycraftworld.com

Learn about the Challenge: BEST Robotics Polycraft 3D Printing Challenge

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 humanitarian crisis has led to Refugees needing a new community to call home, and fast! Using 3D Printers, Scanners, and recycling demolished materials, teams will build a Refugee Village with 3D printed houses and Community Buildings and advance their Village from dirt huts to Carbon Fiber Condos.

Each team will have a private island where they will 3D Print their way through a series of technology levels (dirt, wood, Polexiglas, LEGOs, etc.) and will accumulate points rewarding their efforts. If you want additional resources that aren't available on your island paradise, 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 3D Print 1 and 2 story buildings made out of dirt, wood, stone, and Polexiglas. In the second stage (i.e., “championship round”), teams will return to their private island and will build skyward with 3 and 4 story buildings made out of LEGO blocks, bronze, stainless steel, and carbon fiber. The highest scores will be awarded to teams that best solve the crisis by building a thriving Village for the Refugees.

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].