ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Vacuum Sorter v1.22
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Jan 4, 2017 @ 1:00pm
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Vacuum Sorter v1.22

*** All items and features in this mod are additional. The mod should work with every new version of Ark and stack with other mods. Doesn't require a clean save file. ***

This is a simple mod that adds a Vacuum Sorter into the game. You can learn the engram at level 35.


Vacuum Sorter is a structure which can be used to vacuum items from dinos and also sort items into containers.


How to use: Simply hit the Vacuum Sorter with your dino or enter the "Vacuum Bubble" (when enabled) to vacuum various resources from its inventory. It will start sorting the items after 4 seconds (if automatic sorting is enabled). You can also manually put stuff into the Vacuum Sorter and then press "Sort Items" to sort them.

Sorting: Sorting ONLY works for containers that have the word "Sort" as the last word in the name. For example you can name your Storage Box as "Stone - Sort" and it will work, but you can NOT name it as "Sort - Stone". Just have the word "sort" in the end and you'll be good to go. Also the destination container must contain at least one of the desired item for the sorter to recognize it.


Radial Menu settings:

Vacuum Bubble: This enables the "Vacuum Bubble" which will create a radius around the sorter. Creatures that enter this radius will be automatically vacuumed. Great for large dinos and servers with friendly fire disabled.

Collect Type: You can set the vacuum type in the radial menu. "Resource" setting will vacuum all the resources (stones, wood etc.) from your dino inventory. "Food" setting is mostly meant for vacuuming different food items like specific berries, spoiled meat etc. You can configure the "Food" type resources in the radial menu option "Vacuum "Food" types".

Automatic Sort: This is set On by default. When enabled the vacuum sorter will automatically sort items after being hit by a dino with 4 second delay.

Feeding Through: You can enable sorting into Feeding Throughs with this option.

Show Range: This option will show you the sorting range. A visible "net" will appear when toggled on.

Sorting Range: This option toggles between "Medium" and "Large". Medium sorting range is ~22 foundations and Large sorting range is ~40 foundations.

Vacuum "Food" Types: Only shows when "Collect Type" is set to "Food". This option opens another radial menu where you can toggle on/off all the "food" resources you want to vacuum from your dino.


Known Issues:


Admin cheat ID:

cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/VacuumSorter/VacuumSorter/DG8_PrimalItemStructure_VacuumSorter.DG8_PrimalItemStructure_VacuumSorter" 1 0 false

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Grenzgänger Dec 10, 2020 @ 3:04pm 
Good evening,
i installed your mod and the mod: RP Visual Storage (1445181373) and the vaccum sorter cant sort into this modcontainers. i renamed the containers, but it dont work :(
can you fix this maybe? :) :)
Kineko Nov 30, 2020 @ 12:39pm 
[Note: Only posting due to no responses from Author for 3 years. Please delete if inappropriate.]

You may be interested in looking at Kineko's Inventory Control System which can be found here:

It actually learns about objects in game and can manage items from other mods. It also handles cryopods and other items with 'health' or 'durability'. Note that it is a much more complicated to manage mod - so it isn't for everyone.
Talavar Nov 29, 2020 @ 9:15pm 
It will only sort items that have static stats. So, only basic items.
Benoitfouc Nov 29, 2020 @ 12:56am 
If i've a lot of clothes or weapons on my dino. How can i configure the vacum to take and sort these items ? Cause actualy i see only food or ressources options.
Talavar Nov 28, 2020 @ 8:18pm 
Could you clarify your question? I'm not sure what you're asking.
Benoitfouc Nov 27, 2020 @ 1:15am 
Okay thank you. and what is about stuff ? a vacum can grep stuff ?
Talavar Nov 26, 2020 @ 4:49pm 
Benoitfouc, you can only set a sorter to one or the other food/resource.. however since the cost is relatively low to build one, I simply make one for each.
Benoitfouc Nov 26, 2020 @ 4:51am 
Can we use one vacum sorter with buble for both : food and ressources sorter ?
Fantastic-Dave Oct 14, 2020 @ 7:43am 
dont try to auto sort cryopods, the dino gets poofed out of it.
Zoe, the Bad Wolf Jan 14, 2020 @ 3:43pm 
Is there a way to add something to the list?
Bio-Toxin is not getting vaccumed... :(