ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Auction House v1.6c
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Apr 3, 2017 @ 5:55pm
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Auction House v1.6c

Mod ID: 898049820


Auction House

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

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

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

Place an Auctioneer down in your world to browse for items, place a Mailbox down to collect your winnings, or place a stockman and transporter down to buy and sell dinos.

For a comprehensive guide of all things related to this mod including rules, configuration options, upcoming changes, please refer to the wiki.


We have an automated system in place (Auction Bot) 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.

"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! Also, read the rules on the official wiki.


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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this work with single-player?

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

Can our server opt out of the global marketplace?

Yes, you can set a "Market ID" for your server. Servers that use a Market ID can only communicate with other servers that share the same Market ID.

Your Market ID should be kept confidential. Please do not share your Market ID on this page, Discord, or any other platform.

Does this mod work on all maps?

Yes, this mod works with all maps. It is especially useful for purchasing Scorched Earth and Aberration items and dinos (Sand, Bulbdogs, etc) and dinos on maps that don't natively spawn them.

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" (Copper, Silver, Gold, Platinum). To enable them, use "PrimalItemResource_AuctionHouseCoin_C" (for old coins) or "_Copper_C", "_Silver_C", etc as an "ExtraCurrency" INI setting. Please check the Wiki for examples.

Can I buy and sell dinosaurs?!

Yes! The ability to buy and sell dinosaurs was added in the v1.5 update.

Upcoming Features
  • Push notifications when auctions are bought or expire. (In-game alerts currently working; mobile alerts are in-progress.)
  • Self-building Auction House structure to help admins get set up quickly.
  • Mobile Auctioneer for buying and selling items on the go.
  • A web-based app? Maybe one day...
  • COD (Cash on Delivery) payments.


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 game-breaking bugs or implement new features.

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

  • RedDwarf for providing support on an almost daily basis.
  • RedDwarf, Jazzy, Cheese, Narkotix, and Osedax for helping test.
  • Everyone on Patreon for supporting us.
  • 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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Popular Discussions View All (65)
Mar 15 @ 7:53am
PINNED: Bug Reports
Mar 20 @ 2:31pm
Cant get the included alternate copper, silver , gold coins to work
1 hour ago
PINNED: Servers running this mod!
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sebau 10 hours ago 
Any chance you can get the auction bot working again?
Blast Mar 23 @ 12:48am 
@RedDwarf World Scan is not detesting Glory Coins. Is their anything that can be done?
NeuroToxin Mar 21 @ 5:35pm 
Actually sorry, to update my previous comment. The minimum posting for 1 day would cost 4000 ingots if I'm asking for 4000 ingots.
NeuroToxin Mar 21 @ 3:44pm 
It looks like there's been some fee changes than what is listed in the FAQs. So I've run into a problem where I want to sell to black pearls on the market for ingots but it's a 1/1 income/fee. So if I post 200 black pearls for 2000 ingots the fee costs 2000 ingots. I know I can reduce the time the pearls are up on the auction but I was hoping there was a way to reduce the fee %.

The FAQ made it sound like the only way is to have a private market but we'd like to be on the public market as we're a small cluster.
RedDwarf  [author] Mar 20 @ 1:46am 
@Taszi: Bans are typically permanent, though we might eventually implement time-limited bans for smaller offences. The rules are pretty clearly spelled out in the wiki:
RedDwarf  [author] Mar 20 @ 1:43am 
@Ian Tanthal: Feel free to post those skins. As a general rule, if you have a mod installed that gives away a certain resource for free (or nearly free) then you shouldn't trade resources that are generated by that mod. For example, if you have "Resource Crops" installed, and you're growing your own metal ingots in a crop plot, those resources would be invalid for AH trades, as that would be considered abuse. But if you find skins on your server, and they weren't super easy to get, then feel free to post them. As always, Ghazlawl has the final say about what is considered cheating.
RedDwarf  [author] Mar 20 @ 1:40am 
@arkadmin: The "world scan" helps the mod detect items in nearby inventories, and add them to the list of available items to buy/sell. Oddly enough, there isn't a simple "list all items on the server" feature yet, so that's one of the work-arounds that Ghazlawl coded up to help solve this problem. =)
Taszi Mar 19 @ 2:10pm 
I'm sorry we used to transfer items across maps. How long is the BAN period?
Ian Tanthal Mar 18 @ 3:52pm 
We are currently playing on TheVolcano and there seems to be a slight chanche for the bionic skins to drop there. Are we allowed to list those skins?
Blast Mar 17 @ 1:03am 
Cannot get this working with Glory Coins. It worked fine on my test server. But It wont detect them on my live sever. Settings are the same. I tied with coins on me, in a storage box, in the mail box, and on the ground.