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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Popular Discussions View All (13)
Dec 15, 2017 @ 3:44pm
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Jan 14 @ 2:57am
[Suggestion] Priority system
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Kineko Nov 20 @ 5:25am 
Joan’s picks up the owl pellets, so it is based on how it was coded and that mod was last updated ages ago.
Talavar Nov 20 @ 2:57am 
c0de, from what I understand, nothing can until the creation kit is updated.
c0de ( Nov 20 @ 12:43am 
will this pickup gacha crystals and owl pellets?
Talavar Nov 19 @ 12:21pm 
Yep.. it does. :D
Talavar Sep 25 @ 6:19am 
Does this mod still function?
Scrublord Sep 4 @ 5:30pm 
Any chance this could work on individual folders in a container?
Auffenronsung Apr 21 @ 10:55pm 
In case anyone else is having trouble with the Vacuum Sorter working together with Big Storage, turn on "Feeding Trough" in the sorter it fixes the issue. Found the solution by accident.
Arstan Mar 5 @ 8:31pm 
Hey boss, any chance we could get an ini config to change what the actual distance for medium and short range are?
GD Jan 20 @ 7:43am 
Very innovative and useful mod. Lightweighted, easy to use and a great timesaver.

Suggestion: A possibility to extend it's own storage in case it's got full. Another special name tag for storage container, e.g. "SortStorage" or something making this inventory like part of the bubble own inventory. If not enough space is in the bubble it uses all storages with that keyword as well. And it also pulls everything and check for distribution from those inventories on storts, so you can basically have multiple sources/storages increases its possible capacities and players can drop stuff into those additional storage when not close to the bubble.
X ツ Jan 14 @ 1:29pm 
Great mod. But i´m missing a function to vacuum things from my inventory, not only from dinos. That would be awesome.