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Class used for Prototype/Recipe ingredients, it loads as Types/ItemIngredientPrototype or Types/FluidIngredientPrototype, depending on the #type.

Optional properties


Type: Types/string

Default: "item"

Either "item" or "fluid". If this is item, the definition is loaded as a Types/ItemIngredientPrototype, if this is fluid, the definition is loaded as a Types/FluidIngredientPrototype.


{type="item", name="steel-plate", amount=8}

{type="fluid", name="water", amount=50}