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The actual components of the reactor can be purchased by Cargo.
 
The actual components of the reactor can be purchased by Cargo.
* [[File:Engi_crate.png]] An antimatter shielding crate, containing 10 antimatter shields [[File:AM_box.png]] and costing 2,000 credits.
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* [[File:Engi_crate.png]] An antimatter control crate, containing 1 antimatter control unit [[File:Am_control_on.gif]] costing 5,000 credits.
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==How to Set Up the Antimatter Reactor==
 
==How to Set Up the Antimatter Reactor==

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Are you tired of setting up the same old singularity, tesla, or supermatter? Can't figure out the TEG because there isn't a proper guide for it? Your attempt at a fusion reactor accidentally turn the station into a baby star?

Well, why not try the good old antimatter reactor? Now available from your local cargo department for the low, low price of 9k credits! Plus shipping and handling.

The antimatter was ported from /vg/station on October 10, 2016, which is why their sprites look somewhat out of place.

Before You Begin

You will need the following tools:

The actual components of the reactor can be purchased by Cargo.

  • Engi crate.png An antimatter shielding crate, containing 10 antimatter shields AM box.png costing 2,000 credits total.
  • Engi crate.png An antimatter control crate, containing 1 antimatter control unit Am control on.gif costing 5,000 credits.
  • Engi crate.png An antimatter jar crate, containing 2 antimatter containment jars Am jar.png costing 2,000 credits total.

How to Set Up the Antimatter Reactor

  1. Find a suitable area and then open all 3 crates.
  2. Clear out an area and create a wire connected to the powernet.
  3. Drop 9 of the packaged antimatter reactor sections in a 3x3 square.
  4. Place the control unit anywhere with regards to the antimatter reactor sections, so long as it touches one.
  5. Use the multitool on the boxes in any order, as long as you make sure you get the center before you enclose it.

Once you have done that, your engine should look "functional", like so:

Antimatterengi.png

Now, grab an antimatter jar from the antimatter jar crate and put it in the antimatter control unit.

Left click on the control unit and you should see a window like this:

Screenforame.png

Click toggle status, and when you hear the banging noise, it's generating power! By default, it should be injecting only 2 units of antimatter, generating around 800 kilowatts.

To create more power after the fuel has run out, eject the fuel jar, place a new fuel jar inside, and set the mode to Injecting once more.

Remember, always set the injection rate to no more than two times the number of cores. For the base 3x3 engine, this is 2. Higher injection rates will produce additional power, but also damage the integrity of the control unit. If integrity zero, it will cause a large explosion.

Expansion

  • The antimatter reactor injects the specified amount every 6 to 8 seconds.
  • Am jar.png Antimatter containment jars contain 10,000 units of antimatter each. Divide that by the number of units being injected to see how long one will last.

Adding segments to the Antimatter Engine will increase the number of cores, in turn allowing you to safely increase injection rate. Remember that this will also cause the engine to deplete fuel faster.

The power produced by an antimatter engine as it is expanded has linear growth, and is given by the formula: (Injection Rate)^2 * 20000 / (Number of Cores).