This mod adds Graviton Projector Energy Rails, more commonly called Gravrails, which can be used to travel faster in a flat horizontal (or at least a slightly bobbing up and down horizontal) direction. These are available to construct from Tier 3.
Utilizing the same technology found in Graviton Elevator rings and pads (it is not necessary to have the Graviton Elevators mod installed however) these 'Gravrails' can be built at a Robotic Crafting Station and use Graviton Magnifiers, Titanium Panels and Circuit Boards in their construction.
A Graviton Magnifier can be made at a Wire Station from a Laser Diode and a Crystal.
As long as the Gravrails are placed at equal height and have no intervening obstacles between them, they can project a linked energy field which will lift and propel any movable player, monster, or loose item. Note also that the maximum gap between two Gravrail devices is 25 'tiles' in length, further apart and they will not be able to make a valid connection.
Whilst active and properly linked, a glowing 'marker beam' will also be projected to help further clarify which direction the Gravrails are currently set. The actual graviton force effect is invisible and lifts/propels within a field that lies above the gravrails and marker beams.
On interaction, a Gravrail will cycle between three modes, Off, Right and Left. It will then communicate with other connected Gravrail devices on the same line and they will match the new setting.
Gravrail Stops have a taller design than the standard Gravrails which is simply intended to interrupt the travel of a Gravrail user.
In addition, a Gravrail Stop will not propogate a received setting change signal further along a line. Interacting with a Gravrail Stop will change the setting to the left or right of the stop depending on the position of the player.
Suggested Construction Design / Safety Tips
A slightly elevated area before the start of a Gravrail line will help travellers disembark more safely. Connecting Gravrails with a platform will not block their connection and allow pedestrian travel when the Gravrail is off.
Placing Gravrail Stops along a line will prevent the setting changing across the whole line and allow travellers a pause for respite and maybe a banana or cup of tea (and may be useful in performance where the game would otherwise need to load long parts of the planet to propogate the signal down an extremely long Gravrail line.)
- Mod Pack Permissions:
- Anyone can use this mod in their mod compilation without the author's consent.
- Mod Assets Permissions:
- Anyone can alter/redistribute the mod's assets without the author's consent.
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