ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Auction House v2.1b
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Apr 3, 2017 @ 5:55pm
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Auction House v2.1b

Mod ID: 898049820


Important information regarding the v2.1 update!

Version 2.1 has been released! This update includes support for addons, including theme packs and item/dino previews. No addons are included in the core version of the mod.

Now, on to the mod description!

Auction House

This mod allows you to create, bid on, and purchase auctions for items, weapons, blueprints, skins, dinos, etc, from players on your server or players on other servers. Modded items and dinos are supported!

This mod is highly configurable. Cross-ARK functionality is enabled by default but can be disabled completely or restricted to only allow auctions from a group of servers that share the same Market ID.

There are also INI settings to allow custom currencies such as "Megapithecus Coins" (copper, silver, gold, and platinum; included in this mod but not enabled by default) or Capitalism's "Glory Coins".

Place an auctioneer down in your world to browse for items, place a mailbox down to collect your winnings, or place a stockman and transporter down to buy and sell dinos.

For a comprehensive guide of all things related to this mod including rules, configuration options, upcoming changes, please refer to the wiki.


We have automated systems in place that logs all transactions and we WILL know if you cheat. Please keep in mind that cheating is not tolerated and will result in a ban. Bans are tied to your Steam ID. We really mean it when we say that if we catch you cheating you will not be allowed to use the auction house.

"But Ghazlawl, what exactly defines 'cheating'?"

If you feel like what you're doing might be cheating then you're probably cheating. Make good choices and always eat your vegetables! Also, read the rules on the official wiki before using the Auction House.


Feel free to join our Discord server for installation help, trade requests, and to stay up-to-date regarding future updates!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this work with single-player?

Yes, because the auction house is connected to the global market even single-player games can create and browse auctions.

Can our server opt out of the global marketplace?

Yes, you can set a "Market ID" for your server. Servers that use a Market ID can only communicate with other servers that share the same Market ID.

Your Market ID should be kept confidential. Please do not share your Market ID on this page, Discord, or any other platform.

Does this mod work on all maps?

Yes, this mod works with all maps. It is especially useful for purchasing Scorched Earth and Aberration items and dinos (Sand, Bulbdogs, etc) and dinos on maps that don't natively spawn them.

Can we use our own currency?

Yes! You can specify your own currency using the INI settings. A built-in currency has been bundled with the mod but isn't enabled by default called "Megapithecus Coins" (Copper, Silver, Gold, Platinum). To enable them, use "PrimalItemResource_AuctionHouseCoin_C" (for old coins) or "_Copper_C", "_Silver_C", etc as an "ExtraCurrency" INI setting. Please check the Wiki for examples.

Can I buy and sell dinosaurs?!

Yes! The ability to buy and sell dinosaurs was added in the v1.5 update.

Upcoming Features

The complete list of upcoming features can be found in the "Roadmap" section of the wiki.


This is Version 2 of the mod. Something like this has never been done before in ARK and there will be bugs. If you find a bug please report it in the Bug Reports thread and we will address it as soon as possible. We also value your feedback so please post your ideas in the Suggestions thread. We have a lot of ideas for this mod but we're always open to hearing your suggestions. :)

We will try to keep updates to a minimum as to not affect your gameplay but we will update the mod as needed if we need to fix game-breaking bugs or implement new features.

Please keep the marketplace honest. If we catch you cheating, and there are systems in place to detect it, then we reserve the right to revoke your access to the auction house. Consider this an official warning.

  • RedDwarf for providing support on an almost daily basis.
  • RedDwarf, Jazzy, Cheese, Narkotix, and Osedax for helping test.
  • Everyone on Patreon for supporting us.
  • Everyone in the ARK Modding Discord for their ideas and continued support.


This mod took a lot of time and resources to create. Also, hosting costs ain't cheap! :) Like all of our mods, this one will be always free. All of your comments, ratings, favorites, sharing, and subscriptions help a lot! However, if you would still like to contribute even more, please feel free to donate.

Thank you for your support! ^_^



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Popular Discussions View All (88)
Aug 8 @ 3:18am
option to show Baselevels (Wildlevels) of Dinos inside auction-house
Aug 16 @ 8:01pm
PINNED: Bug Reports
Aug 17 @ 1:34pm
Adding Modded Items to Exchanger?
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jaypup 1 hour ago 
Noob question..... If custom currencies are used, are coins shared among tribe members? Also if I use custom currecies for the exchange, can we still use the public auction for everything and pay with whatever the seller wants?
Bjorn Ironside 2 hours ago 
I tried selling it onto the auction for min-10GC and max-20GC and still didn't work
Bjorn Ironside 2 hours ago 
Hi, I'm currently trying to put a reaper king and queen for sale on the dino auction for 15K max,(14K for min)which shows is a tad under the max limit. I have glory coins set as currency and when I try to put it on the auction, it says error: not enough glory coins. What does this even mean? I appreciate any help on this
Ghazlawl  [author] 23 hours ago 
@Pix - For the moment, yes. I've fixed it and I'm testing the update now.

@Paranormal - Inventory manifest!
Paranormal Aug 20 @ 4:06pm 
When the cost of something is to heavy for my inventory to hold then what do I do?
Pix Aug 19 @ 5:20pm 
dino stats stays at "loading" for tek trex, would this have anything to do with us not being able to retrieve a tek trex purchase?
Ghazlawl  [author] Aug 18 @ 7:48pm 
@KingPheint @Ohyeah - Yep yep. We're aware of it and I'm looking into it this weekend. Not sure why it works for some players and not others but Step 1 is reproducing the issue. Once I get it figured out I'll push an update. Hang tight.

@Abyss - Because there are only 40+ pages of auctions at the moment? :) We're working on increasing that number but for now that's all there is.
KingPheint Aug 18 @ 7:46pm 
I'm having the same issue trying to retrieve a tek stego. @ohyeah
Ohyeah Aug 17 @ 7:28am 
Is there anyway to remove those Dino Transporter Pads? Also Are buying TEK Dinos like the Stego not working correctly? I bought one and it says there isn't enough room? But I bought a T-Rex to see and it worked fine.
Abyss Aug 16 @ 9:36pm 
also, is there a reason we only see around 40+ pages of item auctions and around 50 pages of dinos. thank you again