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Amtheminer

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Gso electric and gas engine: "this electric engine is silent and can really give your tech the torque it needs", "this small gas engine can give your lighter techs more kick in its step" both electric and gas engines are 1x1x1.

Geocorp Giga Torque Diesel Engine: "this massive engine is built for pulling heavy loads across difficult terrain, but it does take quite a while to start up its massive pistons and crankshaft" this engine is 4x2x2.

Venture racing engine: "this super sized engine uses state-of-the-art f1 racing technology you give your tech more speed" this engine is light but has barely any torque to its name. Its a 1x1x1 block.

Hawkeye War engine: "this heavy engine made of steel is surrounded by many layers of kevlar and carbon fiber as its secondary armor, alongside tungsten and titanium as its primary armor, with stainless steel with a nice coat of black or desert camo spray paint as its shell, can really take a missile to the face and survive without question. Sure its heavy and quite big, but has a great mix of both torque and speed at its side" this engine is 2x2x2.

Notes: engines are not required to move your tech, they just improve movement.

More engines doesnt always mean more speed or more torque.

The gso electric engine does require power to run like real electric engines. But consumes so little (1 power every 5 seconds).

When you place an engine on a tech, the engines requirements take effect like start up time, speed and torque, and acceleration timing (like geocorps long start up time of 3 seconds, slow speed and acceleration, but massive torque output and ventures fast start up, speed and acceleration but with pathetic amounts of torque).

Venture engine is the most explosive due to its brittle nature.

Geocorp and the gso electric engine are the only 2 engines that doesn't explode as diesel doesn't catch fire very easily unlike gasoline or petrol, and electric engines obviously dont require fuel.

Hawkeye is the least explosive as its heavy armor would absorb most of the explosive force and pressure.

Gso is the second least explosive.

Only gas based engines will have a 5/10 chance to consume fuel from fuel canisters.

The heavier the tech, the higher the chances is for gas engines to consume fuel.

Gas and diesel engines(including electric engines) dont improve hovers and anti gravity vehicle performance but can improve propeller speed and/or torque (depending on the type of engine used).

The gso electric engine is counted as a diesel engine as this engine only produces torque but doesnt require fuel. It does require power to run (1 power every 5 seconds).

Engines can be placed anywhere, but the electric engine must be next or close to a wheel, track or propeller (the electric engine has a bubble that shows how close the wheel has to be to start receiving buffs).

All engines (except all 1x1x1 engines that have connection points all around) only have connection points on the bottom.

All engines cannnot be placed facing up or down but can be placed facing any other directions (both geocorp and hawkeye engines can only be placed right side up with their tops facing the sky. For reference the connection points are located on the bottom of the engine).

As a weight perspective:
The gso engines way the same as a gso cab or half a hawkeye one block.

The geocorp engine is heavier than a geocorp 2x2x2 block and will overload and venture wheel and track.

Venture engine is 2x lighter than a gso cab but as heavy as a venture 2x1x1 block.

The hawkeye engine is half the weight of the geocorp engine.

Feel free to as questions.
 

lucavm203

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I saw you say that GSO ans Geocorp have electric engine's while i only see bij Geocorp Giga Torque Diesel Engine. Isthis engine partly electric or is there also a electric Geocorp engine? I find the idea every fun and would love to see it in action
 

Amtheminer

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I saw you say that GSO ans Geocorp have electric engine's while i only see bij Geocorp Giga Torque Diesel Engine. Isthis engine partly electric or is there also a electric Geocorp engine? I find the idea every fun and would love to see it in action
The geocorp and and gso electric engine are similar in that they both only produce torque. The only difference is the massive weight and size difference, and the electric engine requires power to run while the geocorp engine doesnt require anything to run except occasionally some fuel here and there.
 
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lucavm203

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The geocorp and and gso electric engine are similar in that they both only produce torque. The only difference is the massive weight and size difference, and the electric engine requires power to run while the geocorp engine doesnt require anything to run except occasionally some fuel here and there.
So they Geocorp Giga Torque Diesel Engine is a electric engine and electric genarator for the engine in one block. Use fuel in generator to make electricity for the electric engine. That's actually pretty clever.
 

Amtheminer

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So they Geocorp Giga Torque Diesel Engine is a electric engine and electric genarator for the engine in one block. Use fuel in generator to make electricity for the electric engine. That's actually pretty clever.
Im tyring to say the geocorp engine is not related to the gso electric engine as 1 none of the engines produce power (making the dynamo generator pointless if that was the case) 2 the only similarity between the geocorp giga torque diesel engine and the gso electric engine is that they both produce torque not power. And 3 all engines have a 1/5 chance to consume fuel from fuel pods except the gso electric engine which constantly consumes 1 power every 5 seconds.
 
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lucavm203

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Im tyring to say the geocorp engine is not related to the gso electric engine as 1 none of the engines produce power (making the dynamo generator pointless if that was the case) 2 the only similarity between the geocorp giga torque diesel engine and the gso electric engine is that they both produce torque not power. And 3 all engines have a 1/5 chance to consume fuel from fuel pods except the gso electric engine which constantly consumes 1 power every 5 seconds.
For your 1 no that wasn't they case it. But no i get they point of that engine. It an engine that produces torque and not power. I thought that it was an electric engine but it isn't that. I get that now. Thank you for this explanation
 

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Also, we could have ones that consume flammable chunks, for massive output.
 

Amtheminer

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Also, we could have ones that consume flammable chunks, for massive output.
2 problems. 1: this would be less effective than what its worth, and 2: it would be a hassle and time consuming to get fuel resources and then refine said fuel to keep it functional. Sure steam is very powerful, but you need ALOT of it and it takes time to build up pressure.
I should also mention if such an engine DID exist, steam can be so powerful, it can be very destructive if too much pressure builds up, so if this steam engine were to be destroyed, well, you'll get a spectacular firework show. These engines are very simple and they only have a 5/10 chance to consume fuel from fuel storage blocks like the popper fuel tank for example. Except for the gso electric engine which consumes 1 power every 5 seconds. Plus steam engines need water to make steam, and terratech as far as i know, doesnt have liquid water as of now. The only form of water on the surface is the ice biome, and that alone is hard to find. So a steam engine would cost more than what its worth.
I will be posting updates on here if there are changes or additions to the OP.
 

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UPDATE: the geocorp giga torque diesel engine can now be fed any fuel resource to give an extra boost in speed (the oil found in desert biomes give the longest time, even longer if refined)

The gso electric engine has a new set effect range of 6 blocks instead of 4.

All engines have double the health.

The gso electric engine can now be placed anywhere but will decrease its torque output by half if not near a wheel within its range.

The electric engine can now be stacked behind one another to give extra torque and range but will interfere with other similar engines and their respective wheels.

The venture racing engine has a lower top speed for better control. Using the boost key will cause the engine to constantly consume fuel regardless of weight and will be twice as fast. This feature is risky as prolonged use of this boost will heat the engine to a point that it will explode.

A new engine called the venture dragster engine. this new engine is fast but comes at a price, it WILL require constant fuel input via fuel resources or with fuel blocks. This block is 2x1x2 and can only be placed upright. Its quadruple the speed of the small venture engine but is bigger, heavier, and more vulnerable.

A new geocorp engine named the gargantuan turbo diesel engine nicknamed "workhorse". This engine is as in its name gargantuan, being a massive 4x4x4 block with each 2x2x2 block it takes up in torque is equal to 1 giga torque diesel engine. This heckin chonker is extremely heavy, as every 2x2x2 block it takes up is equal to 2 giga torque diesel engines and will overload any corporation wheel and lower tier geocorp wheels. This beast of a engine must require constant fuel to run, and it wont take fuel from fuel pods. This lump of heavy duty metal is not made for long treks as its massive size and fuel requirements make it more suitable for moving heavy loads and in extreme conditions. This engine has the same health as the hawkeye war horse. This engine has a cold start time of 5 to 10 seconds. This engine also has a safety feature that if left idle for over a minute, will automatically shut itself off as to avoid wearing out its internal components. A big plus is as long as its moving, regardless of speed, it will generate half the power output of a dynamo generator working at max efficiency. This engine must be full on fuel to start and will start consuming fuel chunks if it reaches half way in its reserves (better fuel types give more fuel). This block is somewhat indestructible as in if its health reaches 0, instead of exploding it will shut itself off untill healed back to half health, which it will start again but at half efficiency. Only untill healed fully will it resume normal function. A way to check its fuel is a meter similar to a gso autominer. It will also appear above the fuel gauge on your HUD if you have a fuel gauge equiped.
Feel free to ask questions.
 
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Amtheminer

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side note: if i say fuel blocks, im referring to the fuel containers like the popper fuel tank and other blocks that store fuel.
 

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Not like a mod mod, but the engines modify the controls like acceleration and torque depending on the type of engine.
 

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UPDATE: a new engine called the gso large electric engine: this bigger better version is faster, has better torque, and is much easier to evenly place on large techs. The only 2 downsides is it consumes 5 power per second and is much heavier than the original. This new engine has double the power of 8 electric engines combined and has a effect range double that of the small electric engine. This block is 2x2x2 and cannot be placed facing up or down, but has connection points anywhere else.

The gso electric engine is renamed to the gso small electric engine.

For reference on how big the effect bubble on the large electric engine is, the effect bubble is the same size as the geocorp repair bubble radius.
 

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An idea I've just had: What if the cabs themselves contributed as engines, and all techs did require an engine 'cost' of sorts based on what quantity of wheels are at use?

There's a game called Bad Piggies (a spinoff of Angry Birds) which incorporates this kind of idea with engines and wheels used. When there are no engines, the core block (pig in this case) is what provides the torque. Not as effective as an engine.

Just some thoughts to toss around