Last updated: 02/10/2015

Where can I find information on BuildCraft?

Some documentation system is currently being worked on - there are unofficial wikis but they're often out of date. You can always ask on our forums! There is also a Japanese wiki here which seems to be somewhat up-to-date.

Can I use BuildCraft / BuildCraftCompat in my pack?

Yes - BuildCraft itself is licensed under the MMPLv1 if you need the specifics (Compat is awaiting a license), but generally you can!

I'm having an issue with BuildCraft! Where do I report it?

The BuildCraft forums are a good place to start. If you have a proper bug report, however, I'd like to point you here instead.

I have this amazing feature idea and I really want you to hear it!

Here, share it with us!

What mods do the BuildCraft Builders support?

By default, many simple (primarily worldgen/decorative) blocks are supported out of the box, such as the kind of blocks added by Chisel 2 or Ztones. However, for many other mods, special support is required to allow for rotation and remove the chance of duplication bugs appearing.

These mods support BuildCraft Builders out of the box:

  • BuildCraft
  • Applied Energistics 2
  • Computronics

On top of that, if you install BuildCraft Compat, the following mods are supported:

  • Big Reactors
  • Binnie's Mods (decorative blocks)
  • Carpenter's Blocks (most blocks)
  • Ender Storage
  • Factorization
  • Forestry (decorative blocks)
  • Forge Multipart
  • Immibis' Microblocks
  • Iron Chests
  • RailCraft (rails, detectors, stairs, slabs, some machines)
  • RedLogic
  • Remain in Motion (frames only, no motors)
  • Thermal Expansion 4 (most blocks)

What is BuildCraft Compat and what does it support?

BuildCraft Compat is a BuildCraft addon designed to add cross-mod compatibility with other mods.

The list of mods it adds Builder compatibility to is listed above. On top of that, compatibility is added for:

  • Crops (Stripes Pipes, Robots)
    • AgriCraft
    • AppleMilkTea 2
    • Pam's HarvestCraft
    • Witchery
  • Bundled Redstone (connect a bundled wire to a pipe and interact with it with a gate)
    • RedLogic
    • BluePower
  • Automatic insertion
    • CoFH API (most pipes - Thermal Dynamics, etc.)
    • Ender IO
  • Special blocks
    • Forestry - Apiarist Pipe
  • MineFactoryReloaded - robot dupe fix, gate triggers
  • MineTweaker 3
  • NotEnoughItems
  • WAILA - tooltips

Where can I contact you?

On the forums or on IRC (irc.esper.net / #buildcraft) is your best bet.