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, 2017 @ 6:12pm
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Automatic Ore Pickup

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 persistent per player, per world.

  • /autoore collect <on|off|true|false> - Sets the default collection on or off for the server (can be overridden 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 (2)
May 24 @ 4:25pm
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Jan 5 @ 9:39am
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Phoenix  [author] Jun 19 @ 12:15pm 
Thanks, I've been looking into it, but I haven't been able to determine the problem yet. It seems the DS isn't loading scripts, as this mod works fine in single player.
See this bug report for more information:
The One Percent Jun 19 @ 12:08pm 
@McCloud Jr my point, it would be nice to have the ability to just use the grinder after emptying your inventory to pick up everything that has dropped on the ground.
Toutânkhamon Jun 19 @ 8:36am 
Hey ! The mod seems broken with the new minor update from Keen...

I hope you can fix it, I send you my love <3
McCloud Jr May 14 @ 6:32pm 
@TheOnePercent but the with the grinder you automatically get the items.

If items fall to the ground its because your inventory is full
The One Percent May 14 @ 5:44pm 
Love the mod, I was wondering if you could make a similar but for the grinder that picks up items on the ground, that would be wonderful, either way great mod and thanks for the hard work for all your mods, love em!
Bobisback May 14 @ 1:12pm 
On a dedicated server i cannot seem to get this to work, any ideas why?
The Guardian of Forever Apr 28 @ 6:30am 
I second @dRuPpl's questions
WuMpRaTTe Alpha Apr 22 @ 3:47am 
is there a way to make the status text on the hud more clear? looks very strange
Scooter Mar 30 @ 9:34pm 
Can't really imagine this game without this mod! Saves time on resource gathering especially at early game stage so you can focus on building rather than just picking up stones! :cozybethesda:
tempestamagica Mar 17 @ 5:49am 
For me no prob, ty, now have the 97% of fewer residues