Getting Started

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This page serves as a basic how to play guide for Mechanic Miner. Feel free to edit this guide with any tips, tricks, and suggestions.

Game Menu[edit | edit source]

When you first start Mechanic Miner you'll be met by the Game menu. From here you'll have a few options: New Game, Load Game, Multiplayer and Controls.

Controls[edit | edit source]

This is a small guide to the basic controls in Mechanic Miner, they cannot be rebound

General[edit | edit source]

  • Move: W,A,S,D or Arrow keys
  • Jump: Space
  • Grapple object / mine material: Hold right mouse button
  • Grapple lock: Hold right mouse button and click middle mouse button
  • Use object: E
  • Use instance (enter mine): F
  • Inventory: I
  • Rotate Part: Z
  • Flip object: F when placing object
  • Recycle single block/machinery: Hold shift and click left mouse button on block/machinery
  • Recycle entire object/machinery: T and click left mouse button on object/machinery
  • Recycle parts in inventory slot: T and click left mouse button on desired inventory slot
  • Repair objects: R and click and hold left mouse button on object/machinery
  • Blueprint object: B and click left mouse button on object/machinery

Inventory[edit | edit source]

  • Select item / pick up item: Click left mouse button
  • Split stack: Hold shift and click left mouse button where to split stack
  • Quick transfer stack: Hold ctrl and click left mouse button from where to transfer stack

Gamemodes[edit | edit source]

This is a small introduction to the different gamemodes of Mechanic Miner. Go to Gamemodes for a complete in-depth explanation of the different gamemodes.

When starting a new game, you may choose between 3 different gamemodes: Story Mode, Creative Mode and Survival Mode.

Story Mode[edit | edit source]

In Story Mode you will progress through different acts by completing quests. Currently Mechanic Miner has one act to Story Mode. Furthermore you can choose to start a Story Mode game with a tutorial teaching you the basic of Mechanic Miner.

Creative Mode[edit | edit source]

In Creative Mode you have access to all technologies (parts) in the game and unlimited resources. Furthermore you have the ability to fly and invincibility.

Survival Mode[edit | edit source]

In Survival Mode you will start in a random generated world. It's up to you what you want to do, although survival is much harder in this gamemode.

Basic gameplay[edit | edit source]

What you chose to do is up to you, but somewhat depends on what gamemode you have chosen. Here's a few things you could do upon starting a new game:

  • Explore: Find uncharted land with new resources, enemies and bosses.
  • Delve into the mines/caves: Find a mine or cave. These are usual filled with precious minerals.
  • Build contraptions: Use the resources you find to build new contraptions or vehicles.
  • Research new technologies: Build a Research Facility and research new technologies (parts).

Tips and Tricks[edit | edit source]

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