Crazy Machines Elements achievements

Crazy Machines Elements

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Weatherman in Crazy Machines Elements

Weatherman22 (10)

Create three different clouds within one simulation with one cloud machine.

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Achievement Guide for Weatherman

Danny Dubs 86
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Danny Dubs 86
Achievement won on 25 Aug 11
TA Score for this game: 234
Posted on 25 August 11 at 05:29, Edited on 28 August 11 at 03:30
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This achievement can be a little tricky. Not only do you need to be able to trigger a Cloud Machine three times (which can only be done by breaking the electrical connection - a steady current WILL NOT spawn more than one cloud), but you also have to make each type of cloud (lightning, rain, and tornado), so you have to hit the lever to change types in the middle.

The key is to set up a feedback loop that will cut the power but then restore the power a few moments later. There are probably tons of ways to do this, but here's my strategy:

Start by laying down a bunch of wall tiles. You'll need a lot of space for this to work out. Go into the Settings menu to generate some wind (Settings -> Properties -> third option down). This will move the clouds once they've been made.

Next, place a Cloud Machine on the wall. Save a decent amount of space above the machine itself, as you'll need to drop objects on the lever to make this work.

The trick I used was to put an Oil Lamp on a Thermometer Platform, use the lamp to power a Steam Machine, connect the Steam Machine to some gears, connect the gears to a Generator, and then connect the Generator to a Heater under the Thermometer Platform.

If you place the Thermometer Platform correctly (you want the flame of the Oil Lamp to be near the top of the Steam Machine - around the height of the bottom of the circular gauge), then the whole system will run for a few seconds, but then the Oil Lamp will be lifted beyond the Steam Machine and it'll all turn off, causing the Oil Lamp to drop back down. This process will repeat indefinitely, which is precisely what you need to make multiple clouds.

Remember - the rain cloud will extinguish your Oil Lamp, so you want to make sure that the cloud will never pass over the lamp by putting the lamp far enough away and having the wind blowing in the opposite direction.

Now you have to connect the Cloud Machine. Grab another Generator and connect it to the gear system (you'll need at least three gears for this), and now you'll be able to power the Cloud Machine.

Unfortunately, you still need to hit that lever. I used a Clone Cannon - place a couple platforms above the Cloud Machine and a Clone Cannon directly above the lever (so it'll fire straight down). Stick a Steel Ball next to the Clone Cannon (and a block or something to hold it in place), and you'll be able to change the cloud type in each cycle. You can connect the Clone Cannon and the Cloud Machine to the same Power Distributor to make it all run smoothly.

Quick version:
I used
1 Cloud Machine
1 Clone Cannon
3 Large Gear Wheels
3 Drive Belts
2 Generators
1 Steam Machine
1 Heater
1 Thermometer Platform
1 Oil Lamp
1 Power Distributor
2 Boards
1 Steel Ball
and I turned on some wind.

Make a negative feedback loop with the Oil Lamp, Steam Machine, gears, one Generator, Heater, and Thermometer Platform. Connect the gears to the other Generator, then to the Power Distributor. Connect both the Cloud Machine and the Clone Cannon (sitting on a board) to the Power Distributor.

Have the Clone Cannon clone the Steel Ball and fire it directly down at the lever on the Cloud Machine, then let the whole thing go.

EDIT: Super-ultra special thanks to xX Mazza1992 Xx for the accompanying video! Sweet!
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