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Type: Mod
Mod category: Script
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Apr 2, 2016 @ 3:49am
Apr 20, 2020 @ 1:35pm
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Automatic Ore Pickup

Description
Summary
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.

NOTE - UPDATE 01.131 REMOVED ORE FROM SHIP DRILLS!
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

Details
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.

Press Ctrl-T to toggle automatic pickup. Setting is persistent per player, per world.

Commands
  • /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.
  • /autoore showhud <bool> - Toggles the "Ore Collection:" message on the HUD.
  • /autoore help - Shows the in-game help.
  • 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.

Example:
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

Toggling of the HUD or of the mod itself are available via the TextHUD API menu.
To access it, press ENTER to bring up chat, then press F2.

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.
  • This may have problems collecting on Dedicated Servers. I do not have a solution yet, as I haven't been able to determine the cause.

Planned
  • Power consumption for balance

Bugs?
Please post bug reports in the appropriate discussion.

Disclaimer
This mod is not authorized for reupload by any person other than Gwindalmir.
This will not work on XBox.
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385 Comments
Kal Manto Nov 12 @ 6:54am 
My favorite mod.. lol:steamthumbsup:
BNett2001 Nov 8 @ 9:30am 
Yeah. I use this mod everyday
[EU] DanielLaminati Nov 7 @ 6:46am 
Does the mod still work ?
Soy La Mejor Oct 23 @ 10:05am 
Dont work
Colt78 Sep 13 @ 11:07am 
i have a server at gportal but the mod doesn't work. the display is there and when i drill it says collecting. but the ores fall to the ground. what am I doing wrong?
CALiiGeddon Sep 9 @ 5:00am 
So after trying a second time at deleting all of my files and again the files in the appdata folder it seems everything has fixed itself. Nearly a year of this not working on multiple different computers and now it works again. I do not know what changed this time.
InsKill Aug 27 @ 10:52pm 
@Umpire
Works perfect for me from start to this days
Sordros Aug 17 @ 12:27pm 
dont see the mod id which is needed to install mod into server
CALiiGeddon Aug 17 @ 12:14am 
I have not found an alternative yet. I hope this gets fixed by the next major update for the game.