ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Auction House v1.4f
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Auction House v1.4f

Mod ID: 898049820

This mod allows you to create, bid on, and buyout auctions for items, weapons, blueprints, item skins, etc, from players on your server or players on other servers. Modded items are supported!

This mod is highly configurable. Cross-ARK functionality is enabled by default but can be disabled completely or restricted to allow auctions from a cluster of servers that share the same token.

There are also INI settings to allow custom currencies such as "Megapithecus Coins" (included in this mod but not enabled by default) or Capitalism's "Glory Coins".

Place an Auctioneer down in your world to browse the auction house. Place a Mailbox down to collect your winnings.

We have an automated system in place that logs all transactions and we WILL know if you cheat. Please keep in mind that cheating is not tolerated and will result in a ban. Bans are tied to your Steam ID. We really do mean it when we say that if we catch you cheating you will not be allowed to use the auction house.

We're not dummies. We do this for a living. :)

"But Ghazlawl, what exactly defines 'cheating'?"

If you feel like what you're doing might be cheating then you're probably on the more questionable side of the line. Make good choices and always eat your vegetables.

Feel free to join our Discord server for installation help, trade requests, and to stay up-to-date regarding future updates!

Does this work with single-player?

Yes, because the auction house is connected to the global market by default even single-player games can create and buy auctions.

Can our server opt out of the global marketplace?

Yes, you can set a "Cluster Token" for your server. Servers that use a cluster token can only communicate with other servers that share the same token.

Does this mod work on all maps?

Yes, this mod works with all maps. It is especially useful for getting Scorched Earth items (sand, sap, etc) into non-SE maps.

Can we use our own currency?

Yes! You can specify your own currency using the INI settings. A built-in currency has been bundled with the mod but isn't enabled by default called "Megapithecus Coins". To enable its use, use "PrimalItemResource_AuctionHouseCoin_C" as an "ExtraCurrency" INI setting.

Can I buy and sell dinosaurs?

Not yet! But we're working on it. We should have something working soon. :)

  • Ability to buy and sell dinosaurs. (This one is taking a while.)
  • Official wiki.
  • Browser-based auctions list. (Browse auctions at work, maybe?)
  • In-game push notifications when auctions are bought, wishlist items are listed, etc.
  • Better mod support (stack mods and modded items).
  • Create Auction UI improvements, including average price, # sold, etc.
  • Browse UI improvements to specify requested payment.
  • "My Auctions" and "My Bids" screens.
  • Ability to specify bid amount. (No more +1!)
  • Ability to cancel auctions.
  • More configuration options for server admins.
  • Ability for mods to override structures using custom models. (*waves at eco*)
  • Additional auctioneer and mailbox models.
  • Add "first" and "last" page buttons.

This is Version 1 of the mod. Something like this has never been done before in ARK and there will be bugs. If you find a bug please report it in the Bug Reports thread and we will address it as soon as possible. We also value your feedback so please post your ideas in the Suggestions thread. We have a lot of ideas for this mod but we're always open to hearing your suggestions. :)

We will try to keep updates to a minimum as to not affect your gameplay but we will update the mod as needed if we need to fix a game-breaking bug.

Please keep the marketplace honest. If we catch you cheating, and there are systems in place to detect cheating, then we reserve the right to restrict your access to the auction house. Consider this an official warning.

  • RedDwarf and LittleSquirrel for providing valuable feedback.
  • RedDwarf, Cheese, Narkotix, and Osedax for helping test.
  • Everyone in the ARK Modding Discord for their ideas and continued support.

This mod took a lot of time and resources to create. Also, hosting costs ain't cheap! :) Like all of our mods, this one will be always free. All of your comments, ratings, favorites, sharing, and subscriptions help a lot! However, if you would still like to contribute even more, please feel free to donate.

Thank you for your support! ^_^


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MagnusEffect Aug 19 @ 3:16pm 
Follow up question: how do you spawn in the custom currency included with this mod? What is the console id for them? I'm an admin and I'm trying to setup the economy for my server.
MagnusEffect Aug 19 @ 3:05pm 
@Husky: yeah, I read the directions. What I was asking for was the filepath to the specific file. I found it on my own. Thanks anyways, though.

It's in the main ARK folder found here:

Would be nice if this was added to the directions somewhere.
Slowpoker Aug 18 @ 2:01pm 

I have no issues with the mod but I just wanted to say it is a brilliant concept especially for legitimate SP and unofficial players, if you were to complete work on being able to trade fertillized eggs or dinosaurs it would revolutionise the way some people traded and played the game.

Other than that good luck on doing so and it's an amazing mod!
Husky Aug 18 @ 5:26am 

You have to add a few new lines to the Gameusersettings.ini - go to the bottom of the file and enter:


save file and it should work

change myservercluster to something you want instead - i use mycatisdead
MagnusEffect Aug 16 @ 4:34pm 
I understand I need to change my "cluster token" to something unique if I want to limit auctions to those inside the server, but where do i find the correct GameUserSettings.ini file to change it? I tried searching but not getting any clear directions.
Ghazlawl  [author] Aug 15 @ 9:47pm 
@Varlonec - Make sure you have some in your inventory during the world scan. I guarantee you it works as there are hundreds of players currently using them.

In the next update, the coins should be added to the world automatically on startup. I think that got borked in the last update.
Varlonec Aug 15 @ 12:31pm 
@RedDwarf: My settings. Megapiteс сoiny in the store did not appear. I can not put things out for them.

RedDwarf  [author] Aug 15 @ 5:52am 
@Varlonec: There's a custom currency guide in the discussions board.
Varlonec Aug 14 @ 1:19pm 
@RedDwarf: No. Limit on the number of lots from one player, total.
I have some players put up 30 lots and the auction is full. It is impossible to flip :(

One more thing.
How to connect Megapithec сoins, they do not appear to me. Please write the command.

ExtraCurrencyItems=PrimalItemResource_AuctionHouseCoin_C (does not work)
RedDwarf  [author] Aug 14 @ 12:21pm 
@Varlonec: There's a limit on the number of auctions you can post per-hour. Is that what you mean?