- A. These colors correspond to the five colored sides of the Cargo Distributor: orange, yellow, green, blue, and red.
- B. The All selector. Items from/headed to any source are valid.
- C. The Cargo Manager Side selectors: red, blue, yellow, green. Items from/headed to the indicated side of the Cargo Manager are valid.
- D. The Cargo Manager Inventory selectors: top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right. Items from/headed to the indicated section of the Cargo Manager inventory are valid.
- E. To/From selectors. Items headed to the cart or headed from the cart are valid.
Using the Cargo Distributor, the cart automation process started by the Cargo Manager can be advanced even further. The Distributor allows Buildcraft Transport Pipes and RedPower 2 Pneumatic Tubes to interface intelligently with the Cargo Manager's inventory when mounted on the top or bottom of a Cargo Manager. Without a Distributor, items inserted into the Cargo Manager with Pipes or Pneumatic Tubes will put items anywhere they are able to, or take from anywhere, much like they would when interacting with a chest. The Cargo Distributor allows the Pipes or Tubes to interact with specific items in the Manager, based on a number of selectors. By dragging a selector to one of the five colors on the Distributor GUI, the Pipe or Tube connected to the side of the Distributor that matches that color can be routed intelligently.
Any number of selectors can be stacked on the same colored side. In this case, the selector added last will take priority. Stacking selectors is not going to be frequently necessary.
One Cargo Manager can be paired with two Cargo Distributors, one on top, and one on bottom. In this case, two rows of selectors will be available, to indicate which Distributor should handle which items.
Note: the Cargo Distributor does not include a mechanism for pumping items into a Pipe/Tube. In order to do that, the normal Buildcraft or RedPower 2 methods of item extraction will have to be used: a Wooden Transport Pipe with a connected Redstone Engine, and a Transposer, respectively. There are many other methods, but those are the simplest.
B. The All Selector
The first selector is the All selector. This works the same way interacting with the Cargo Manager itself does. The Pipe/Tube will take from/insert to the first available inventory slot, with no restrictions.
C. The Cargo Manager Side Selectors
The second group of selectors are the Cargo Manager Side selectors. These restrict the Pipe/Tube to interacting only with items marked in the Cargo Manager for a particular side of the Manager. For instance, if one Cargo Manager is restocking the Engines of a Farmer cart on its Green side and a Wood Cutter cart on its Red side, using the Red selector would limit the Pipe/Tube to interacting with the items going to or coming from the Wood Cutter cart.
D. The Cargo Manager Inventory Selectors
The third group of selectors are the Cargo Manager Inventory selectors. These restrict the Pipe/Tube to interacting only with items from the matching section of the Cargo Manager's inventory. These selectors only work when the Cargo Manager is configured to use a four-part divided inventory.
E. The To/From Selectors
The final pair of selectors are the To/From selectors. These restrict the Pipe/Tube to interacting only with items going to the cart or coming from the cart, as indicated in the Cargo Manager.