Space Engineers

Space Engineers

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Automatic Ore Pickup
Type: Mod
Mod category: Script
File Size
1.201 MB
Apr 2, 2016 @ 3:49am
Jun 16 @ 6:12pm
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Automatic Ore Pickup

SE Branch
If you haven't read the recent blog post by Marek Rosa[], do so, NOW.

Currently this mod works in BOTH branches. No action is required on your part at this time.
If this mod breaks in the future, only one branch will be supported. Most likely stable.

** I will not support both the stable and dev branches at the same time. DO NOT ASK. **

As of the most recent information that I have, I do not agree with the decision the developers have made regarding updates.
This may change in the future.

Tired of floating ore slowing you down and giving you concussions?

Phoenix Manufacturing is back with something to take care of that!
Now your drills all include a micro gravity generator* which will cause it to collect all floating ore nearby.
In addition, for those times you really just want to throw the ore in the trash, now you can activate the micro-singularity, which will destroy the floating ore instead!

This will change all drills (including modded ones) to automatically pick up all floating ore while drilling.
This includes the player's hand drill.

Ship drills will no longer produce floating ore due to a game change.
This mod will only (and still!) affect the player's hand drills.

This only operates while the drill is working.

* Does not actually produce gravity

This will aid in the collection of ore, and help keep servers running at peak efficiency. Feel free to set your floating object count to the low value you really want.

To prevent a ship drill from collecting ore, add [nocollect] to the block name ([collect] to force collecting).
For the player, press Ctrl-T to toggle automatic pickup. Setting is persistant per player, per world.

  • /autoore collect <on|off|true|false> - Sets the default collection on or off for the server (can be overriden above)
  • /autoore rangemultiplier <float> - Set collection range multiplier (multiplied by WorldVolume.Radius). Between 1-100. Default 2.0.
  • /autoore ore orename <collect|nocollect|destroy> - Sets the collection method for ore orename to one of the listed values.
  • /autoore serverore orename <collect|nocollect|destroy> - Sets the server-default collection method for ore orename to one of the listed values.
  • Ctrl-T - Toggles collection while using the hand drill only. Drill must be equipped to use command. If Ctrl-T is already bound, it will be Ctrl-R, and if that's bound, Ctrl-B.

To set the player option to destroy all floating stone ore instead of collecting:
/autoore ore stone destroy
To set the server option (which is the default if player isn't set:
/autoore serverore stone destroy

Recent Changes
See the Change Log

Known Issues
  • Since this places the ore directly into the inventory, if your inventory is full (player or drill block), this will stop working. This is not a bug.

Coming soon
  • Power consumption for balance

Please post bug reports in the appropriate discussion.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Apr 13 @ 11:33pm
PINNED: Please Post Bug Reports Here
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bearhiderug Jun 1 @ 1:34pm 
SiberGamer May 29 @ 5:39am 
K4RDES IKUS4W4 May 26 @ 10:57am 
ID of this post,please))
Jitar Feb 5 @ 1:23pm 
I noticed when I installed the text API for another mod that this mod also uses it. Adding a couple of commands for it would be helpful ... /autoore hud on|off .... /autoore hudposition 1 2 3 ... just a thought
zekrom_vale Jan 29 @ 7:58am 
This works with the grinder too when there are items in the inventory!
Under Frog Jan 12 @ 11:59am 
Do to the limited means i am corzra i would like to use your mod in my surival series... there will be no money involved as. i made clear to my team this will be free fun.. and i would loveshow your mod so im saking for your permission to use said mod.
Wolf Jan 12 @ 1:55am 
how diod i not find this sooner x3
draeath Jan 5 @ 5:54pm 
There's more commands in the mod than documented on this page. "/autoore showhud off"

You can see the built-in command list with "/autoore help"
KingKull2112 Dec 15, 2016 @ 9:03am 
Hey, stupid question, but how do I disable the status indicator?
Guardian Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:16pm 
Dev is working just fine for me as well... So so nice... Probably my favorite mod for SE.