ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Auction House v1.6c
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Apr 3, 2017 @ 5:55pm
Feb 19 @ 7:18pm
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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 (57)
Feb 20 @ 11:06am
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Feb 13 @ 9:20am
PINNED: Servers running this mod!
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vanbushi 17 minutes ago 
I have two questions

#1. Are you able to use this mod over different game types? Example PvE to PvP, and vice versa.

Maybe I’m missing something. I have a cluster of servers that I would like to use this on. Currently I have three PvE servers, that’re clustered with one PvP server. All PvE servers are able to see the auctions, however the PvP server cannot see the auctions from the PvE servers.

#2. How dose blacklist for items to work?
I looked over the .ini settings for this, I’m pretty sure that I have it setup correctly. Below you can see an example of how I added cloth armor, for a test.

**Note I'm only using the blacklist on one server in my cluster. All other settings are the same.

Here are the GUS.ini settings that I have in each server, on my cluster.

Crash Feb 19 @ 8:10pm 
@Ghazlawl, 57mb! Nice, you are optimizing master, found out you helped cut the TCVault down also by an extreme amount
Ghazlawl  [author] Feb 19 @ 7:42pm 
Hey everyone,

I just released an update that fixes a couple critical bugs and also decreases the overall size of the mod to ~57mb. I've been working on fertilized egg auctions and hopefully they'll be ready soon. When they are the mod version will be incremented to 1.7.

Thanks! :)
Ghazlawl  [author] Feb 19 @ 7:41pm 
@Crash - It sounds like both of your servers share different harvest amount multipliers. Prices normalize between servers so 1x servers don't get 10x quantities and vice versa.

@Michael - I believe I fixed both item duping bugs with the mailbox.

@SMooreAce - Updated!

@fillidill - Nope. The maximum # of days is capped at 7 for now. The cap may be increased to 14 days but there are currently no plans to support indefinite auctions.
Crash Feb 16 @ 12:00am 
I have a cluster id setup between my single player game and my server.. I've been adding dinos to the Stockman on single player for 10-15 gold, but when I see them on my server it cost 25 gold... Is there a fix for this, or am I missing something?
Michael Feb 9 @ 8:15pm 
posted in bugs too... I have a duping bug, so I sold a saddle for 8k organic poly and well the mail box only hold 5k, so one can keep filling the box as many times as you want, so not good. Thanks for this mod, we just need a box with more slots.
SMooreAce Feb 7 @ 7:40pm 
You may want to take the last section out.... "Works well with.." Both mods are no longer being supported, and the stack mod is worthless in the final state.
fillidill Feb 7 @ 12:21am 
Maybe I am blind but I cant find the answer on how to remove that things expire on my own custom server. Is this possible?
Na'Vi.Agent X Top Secret Feb 4 @ 4:18am 
i want have for my selled item 10.000 items but 2.000 is the limited? how i increase it? i see other player with 10.000
jgamer93 Feb 2 @ 4:44pm 
Just wanted to put my review up after a while of playing with other mods. Probably one of the more innovative mods out there atm. I love where its going and the sounds are very nostalgic from when i played WoW. Great Addon especially for those who are wanting an RPish feeling to their Ark World. Great job devs. You made me a very happy server owner and subscriber. Keep up the good work :D