ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Item Sorting System [No Longer Developed]
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Item Sorting System [No Longer Developed]

Mod ID: 543828831

This mod is no longer being developed. Read below
I'd now reccomend if you wish to have a better version of this mod look into Structures Plus ( ).

If you're interested in a near identical copy of this mod currently being developed, look into Vaccum Sorter ( )

I will be leaving this mod up for ease of use sake, but if you stumble upon this mod, I'd reccomend diverting your attention to the above two.


This mod is now safe to use. Any information relating to it corrupting world saves is irrelevant as of 02/10/2016.


You cannot sort items with stats (weapons, saddles, armor, food, etc...) It will either break the sorter, or lose all of it's stats in the process. Ideally it should be dropping on the ground but it's possible items are improperly flagged in the editor causing it to not be caught by my filter.

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Item Sorting System adds a new storage container that when powered is able to transfer items into any storage box. This gives a way to quickly store resources and other items after successful raid or a long farming session without having to manually move items into boxes yourself.

GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/AdvanceStorage/PrimalItemStructure_Sorter.PrimalItemStructure_Sorter'" 1 0 false

New Structures:
Sorting Chest

Inventories it can sort to:
ANY Container using StructureItemContainerBaseBP (Storage Boxes, vaults, modded containers, etc..)
Suggest other inventories below.

Items are sorted into boxes that contain the same item. For example, if you have a Large Storage Box with Metal Ingots and Metal Ore, both Metal Ingots and Metal Ore will be moved to that Storage Box when you press sort. If the Storage is full, the items will be dropped on the ground

Boxes within 4000 units (13 Foundations) can be sorted to. Currently ignores box names, but may be supported in the future.

Mod Compatibility
Mod Structures using StructureItemContainerBaseBP can now specify "NotSortable" in the tags to prevent the sorting chest from interacting with it.
Any container using SturctureItemContainerBaseBP will be sorted into otherwise. It's up to you to keep items where you want them.


in GameUserSettings.ini on the server. You can copy and paste this as a template
;SORT RANGE defines how far it will detect containers. A foundation is 300x300 units.
;Default = 4000

;DEVELOPER MODE allows the sorting chest to work unpowered.
;Default = false

;DEBUGGING prints information to the server logs which is useful to the developer.
;Default = false

;NEXT ITEM SPEED sets how quickly the sorting chest will begin searching for a container again after placing / dropping an item
;Default = 1.0

;CHECK SPEED how quickly it will jump to the next containers inventory and scan there.
;Default = 0.1

;SORT EMITTER LIFETIME how quickly the emitter will disappear when it finds a place to store an item.
;0 to disable
;Default = 5.0

;SCAN EMITTER LIFETIME how quickly the emitter will disappear after 'locating' a new container when scanning.
;0 to disable
;Default = 5.0

Cost to Craft:
Since this is relatively powerful and removes the entire need to manage inventory once it's setup, it requires

300x Metal Ingots
40x Eelectronics
50x Cementing Paste
40x Polymer
50x Oil

Sorting Chest can be picked up and moved similar to turrets.

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Breakdown of Functionality
When Sort Item is pressed, the chest grabs a list of every container matching StructureItemContainerBaseBP (minus FuelBurners). It then Compares the first item inside the sorting chest (We'll reffer to this as MyItem) to every single container's content. If a container is found to contain MyItem, it then checks if the container has room for MyItem. if MyItem can fit, even partially, it will move whatever amount it can fit inside that container without causing it to overflow.

If MyItem cannot find a home, it's dropped on the ground to
1) Allow the chest to continue sorting.
2) Give players feedback for their item's not sorting.

Special Thanks
Thanks to jslay for an immense amount of feedback
Thanks to Mezdonian for retexturing the model.

This mod/code/work is protected by the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons License.[http//%26quot%3Bhttp]
Popular Discussions View All (7)
Dec 26, 2016 @ 5:41pm
Nov 16, 2016 @ 9:31am
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PantACRO4life Jun 7, 2020 @ 5:43pm 
still a good solution ?
Mulber Apr 2, 2017 @ 7:28am 
no more working with new (256) patch
[RDC] Archemedes Feb 12, 2017 @ 9:31pm 
Are you still working on the improved version or has development ceased on that as well? Also thanks for leaving it up, so many great mods have just disappeared without explanation leaving current users in a mess.
makeout session with boobs  [author] Jan 7, 2017 @ 1:02pm 
It is not.

Im retracting what I stated before, after playing the game a bit and seeing what is out there I'd now reccomend if you wish to have a better version of this mod look into Structures Plus ( .

If you're interested in a near identical copy of this mod currently being developed, look into Vaccum Sorter (

I will be leaving this mod up for ease of use sake, but if you stumble upon this mod, I'd reccomend diverting your attention to the above two.
LittleDragon1986 Jan 7, 2017 @ 4:46am 
hello and happy new year. i only wnated to now if it is possible to change range? it would be very nice
makeout session with boobs  [author] Jan 4, 2017 @ 2:14pm 
It will support everything hopefully. There has been many updates to the modding tools since the last iteration.
KailIzzraham Jan 4, 2017 @ 7:33am 
@boats - Will the new version support sorting things like berries, jerkey, raw meats and so on into refrigerators since those do not have stats?
makeout session with boobs  [author] Jan 3, 2017 @ 11:22am 
I am currently working on an improved version of this mod. If it differs too much I will be uploading it under a new name and leave this one as a legacy version. No ETA but it's in the works.
SkittleSkye Dec 2, 2016 @ 11:51pm 
Server Running this mod! Along with alot of others :) Newcomers COMPLETELY encouraged! Will help anyway i can to start you off!

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Thiil Nov 21, 2016 @ 12:38pm 

"Pull resources" is a feature in Structures Plus mod. We love it!! There's even a "Resource Puller" gun where you shoot a regular storage box, and prompted what resources you want to pull.
If you don't like the other things in the mod, it can be removed from engram list as anything else :)


Probably not, seeing as there's earlier been talk about payment for merely updating it. Props to BOATS for making this mod way back when he did, even with the kinks - but it's outdated and overtaken by other mods, especially since it hasn't been updated for over a year