Control pack

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Control pack

Control pack

A backpack containing mech control assist computers. It allows a mechanitor to control one additional control group.

Base Stats

Type
GearUtility
Tech Level
Spacer
Market Value
395 Silver [Note]
Mass
3.00 kg
HP
100

Apparel

Coverage
Waist
Layer
Belt

Creation

Crafted At
Machining table
Required Research
Basic mechtech
Skill Required
Crafting 4
Work To Make
3,200 ticks (53.33 secs)
Resources to make
Steel 100 + Component 6
Technical
thingCategories
ApparelUtility
tradeTags
ExoticMisc, Clothing


The control pack is a piece of apparel added by the Biotech DLC.

Acquisition

Control pack can be crafted at a Machining table once the Basic mechtech research project has been completed. They require Steel 100 Steel, Component 6 Component, 3,200 ticks (53.33 secs) of work, and a Crafting skill of 4.

Summary

When worn in the utility slot, a control pack gives a mechanitor an extra control group, which can be configured seperately from other control groups.

Analysis

  • An additional control group can be useful. Other than convenience, an extra control group means that mechs can be ordered to do multiple tasks. For example, 3 separate control groups can be ordered to work, remain dormant, and actively recharge at the same time.
  • Control sublinks give a permanent control group, do not take an equipment slot, and boost work speed. There is rarely a need for over 5 control groups, which can be installed with 3 standard sublinks. However, each implant requires a signal chip or powerfocus chip to create.
  • Once available, a bandwidth pack gives bandwidth, which is more helpful than a control group. Bandwidth packs also require 2 signal chips to create.

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