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Enhanced Storage
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Jul 25, 2016 @ 6:31am
Sep 4, 2021 @ 2:06am
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Enhanced Storage

In 1 collection by Neo
Storage, interface and farming improvements
10 items
Enhanced Storage is a quality of life mod which improves the whole storage system of Starbound. On the one hand it adds a lot of new features to the usablity of containers, and on the other it adds many new content concerning storage and containers.

Container Improvements

Keep content
  • Stored items in a container will be kept inside after smashing.
  • Items from world generated containers can simply be picked up by smashing the container when the container was not opened before.
Increased capacity
  • The number of slots is increased and depends on the used area of each container to maintain the balance between small and large containers.
  • The basic formula is: Capacity = 20 + usedTiles * 3 (e.g. Tech Chest: 20 + 12 * 3 = 56)
Item sorting
  • Choosable primary sorting orders (name, type, rarity, value).
  • Choosable sorting directions (ascending & descending).
  • After primary sorting it follows an automatic secondary sorting (rot time, count).
  • Chosen sorting options will be saved for every single container until it gets smashed.
Item searching
  • Just type your keyword(s) in the textbox, mismatching items will be greyed out.
  • It is also possible to search by item category (grey text below item name) or colony tag.
    Use # at first to search for it. (e.g. #food, #block or #avian)
  • The keysword(s) must contain a minimum of 2 characters.
Quick stack
  • Pressing the button in the bottom left corner moves all items from the inventory into the container if the same items are in it.
  • Currently equipped items (armor and items in hands) and almost food (because different rot times) cannot be transferred.
Rename & coloring
  • Possibility to rename a container, even in colored font.
  • Possibility to change the interface color to 10 different colors with preview.
  • Possibility to toggle the 'keep items after smashing' functionality on or off.
Sell values
  • The price of a container includes the price of all items inside.
    This can be used for selling only one container with content instead of selling every single item.

New Content

Capacity Level Indicators
  • Shows the current used slots of a nearby container.
  • While placing an indicator you can see the range where it scans for nearby containers.
  • Works with all containers in the game, even with containers from mods!
  • Interacting with an indicator (default 'E') changes the style, there are 9 available styles.
  • All indicators can be purchased from 'Neo', the npc next to the stations from Enhanced Storage.
Liquid Tanks
  • Can be used for storing liquids and shows the fill level at the object itself.
  • All vanilla liquids represents their liquid color in the tank, some of them additionally have a light glow.
  • Only one liquid type can be stored in a single liquid tank, other items going back to the player if added.
  • All liquids, even from 'Frackin' Universe' are supported, unknown liquids from other mods using the liquid color from water.
  • The liquid tanks can be purchased from the new npc 'Neo' in the Outpost.
Capture Pod Cupboard
  • Can be used for storing Capture Pods and directly shows the preview image near the item slot.
  • The interface is optimized for Capture Pods and shows the images for all your captured creatures directly in the container.
  • It can be crafted in the Pet Station or can be purchased from the new npc 'Neo' in the Outpost.
Storage Matter
  • This new crafting material is used for all stations from Enhanced Storage.
  • It can be acquired as loot from slain monsters or from the Storage Matter Extractor.
Storage Matrix
  • Can be used for crafting all vanilla containers in one station.
  • Crafting a container requires Storage Matter.
  • A new tutorial quest, various S.A.I.L. messages and the main story introduce the player to the crafting station.
  • Can be found in the Outpost or can be purchased from the new npc 'Neo' in the Outpost.
Storage Matter Extractor
  • Can be used to "recycle" all kinds of containers to get back some Storage Matter.
  • The interface can be closed while processing.
  • The amount of acquired Storage Matter from recycling is random but the minimum amount is 1. The chance for getting a 2nd Storage Matter is 50% and 10% for a 3rd.
  • It can be purchased from 'Neo' in the Outpost.
Storage Manipulator
  • Can be used for modifying the slot count of containers. (requires Storage Matter)
  • Works with all vanilla containers and the ones from supported mods.
  • The required ingredients are calculated by the changed slot count, in contrast to the old slot count.
  • A new small quest from 'Neo' introduce the player to the new station.
  • Can be found in the Outpost or can be purchased from the new npc 'Neo' in the Outpost.
Shipment stations
  • Terramart Shipments (vanilla) still blasts all produce with a value of 30% to the Outpost, but now supports items from other mods as well.
  • Terramart Shipments 2.0 teleports produce with a value of 30% to the Outpost, which means you can place it even in underground.
  • Enhanced Shipments blasts all goods with a value of 20% to the Outpost, Can only be used in open spaces.
  • Enhanced Shipments 2.0 teleports all goods with a value of 20% to the Outpost, which means you can place it even in underground.
  • The new shipment objects can be purchased at Terramart and from the new npc 'Neo' in the Outpost.
Vanilla objects turned into storage containers
  • Metal Barrel, Radioactive Barrel, Sewage Barrel, Toxic Waste Barrel, Bloodbank, Juice Keg, Sewer Tank, Glitch Bucket, Red Stocking, Crooked Stocking, Grand Ornate Bookcase, Huge Ornate Bookcase, Large Ornate Bookcase, Ornate Bookcase, Deprived Bookcase, Small Ornate Bookcase, Small Deprived Bookcase, Hylotl Store Shelf

Supported Mods

A lot of mods are supported:


This mod can be expanded with addon mods



BIG thanks for your great support:
  • Khe - lua coding, general improvement and much more
  • v6 - lua coding (e.g. quick stack funtionality)
  • xBleedingSoulx - general improvement, translation
  • Erazil - general improvement
Do you miss your name on the list? I'm so sry, please let me know!


This mod is not compatible to Improved Containers, or other mods which change vanilla containers!
Popular Discussions View All (60)
Nov 18 @ 7:03pm
Aug 6 @ 10:25am
Bug Report
Phill Meup
Feb 26 @ 7:56pm
Liquid tanks?
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MrGasmask Nov 11 @ 3:11am 
it doesnt work, my items vanish after smashing the crate and placing it back
ExplorerRowan Oct 26 @ 5:01am 
I don't suppose anyone knows of a compatibility patch to make Indix and Lastree racial containers work with Enhanced Storage?
Ninja Danny Oct 25 @ 6:14pm 
using larger size than the chest originally was causes lag spikes when taking items our and placing them into storage. its pretty bad.
[FR] HELLION Oct 24 @ 4:03am 
Hey, does the food item keep rooting inside a container which is full and inside player inventory ?
GrimReaper339 Oct 8 @ 3:58am 
Sorry for the late reply. Basically, hitting the button to download the mod does nothing. Nothing shows up, nothing gets downloaded, and you don't get taken to a 3rd party download site.
Jet Oct 7 @ 4:26pm 
Is there any chance this mod could be what's causing all shops (stuff like Terramart and NPC shops) to lag for me? I expected a little bit of lag from Outpost shops because I have a lot of mods that add to them, but it's really bizarre that NPC shops lag too.
Neo  [author] Oct 6 @ 3:53pm 
On my side I'm able to download the file normally.
What happens on your side exactly?
GrimReaper339 Oct 2 @ 4:47am 
Hey, the file download link on the Chucklefish forums is broken, and you can't download the file. It's been almost a year since that happened. Dunno if you're just ignoring the file on the forums, but it needs to be fixed. Just thought I'd let you know.
corgim Sep 10 @ 12:22pm 
if you don't know the item id or never looked at the comments: here is the id for storage matter:

Gore_Eclipse Aug 28 @ 3:50am
you can make your mod be compatible with this mod?