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Enhanced Storage
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Jul 25, 2016 @ 6:31am
Oct 22 @ 7:40am
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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
  • Three choosable primary sorting orders (name, type, rarity).
  • After primary sorting it follows an automatic secondary sorting (rot time, count).
  • Two choosable sorting directions (ascending & descending).
  • 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 for a successful match.
Quick stack
  • By pressing the button in the bottom left corner all items from the inventory will be transferred 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', 'ISE4-Reconstruction' and 'Elithian Races' 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 extracting process takes 2 seconds per container but 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 second Storage Matter is 50% and 10% for a third.
  • It can be purchased from 'Neo' in the Outpost.
Storage Manipulator
  • Can be used for modifying the slot count of containers.
  • Modifying a container 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 an addon mod

This mod is not compatible to Improved Containers, or other mods which change vanilla containers!
Popular Discussions View All (24)
Jul 28 @ 6:33am
Sep 8 @ 11:51am
Bug Report
Phat Nutt
May 30 @ 11:18am
[bug] Weapons sucked by the transfer items button
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Gargoyle Girl Nov 19 @ 2:49pm 
Is it possible to add to the sticky how many slots each chest will have after this is installed? I'd like to be able to easily find the largest storage if I need to.
Sentient Cookie Nov 16 @ 4:37pm 
Go complete the Erchius Mining Mission; it will unlock after that.
Aiko (Awoo_desu) Nov 16 @ 11:02am 
For some reason, I cant seem to find the storage manipulator thing in the Ark. It's just completely missing.
Vlad-00003 Nov 14 @ 10:51am 
Exactly as I thought.
Thanks =3
Neo  [author] Nov 14 @ 9:02am 
The problem is that the container updates all slots initially. With huge containers, like the 300 slot ones, the calculations are pretty massive. I guess there is nothing you can do nor I can do, unfortunately.
Vlad-00003 Nov 14 @ 3:53am 
Heyo! (^^)/

Thank you for this cool mod =3

One question - I'm getting like... 20-30 fps (down from stable 60) then interacting with a 300 slots containers. It doesn't matter if it was that big or I've modified it's cap via Storage Manipulator.

Is there anything I can do to fix this? (I honestly don't think so but... meh. Just in case =^-^=)
xSPIDERxOWLx Nov 13 @ 1:11pm 
thank you
Neo  [author] Nov 12 @ 7:22am 
Please look into the discussion page. There is a sticky post with all spawn commands including Storage Matter.
xSPIDERxOWLx Nov 11 @ 4:23pm 
whats the id of the storage matter?
lara.debock Oct 30 @ 8:57am 
i am really happy with this mod ! finally its way better! :D