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Auction House v2.0c
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Apr 3, 2017 @ 5:55pm
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Auction House v2.0c

Mod ID: 898049820


Important information regarding the v2.0 update!

Version 2.0b has been released; this is a major version update. The most noticeable change in this update is that the list of discovered classes is no longer sent to clients from the server in one large transmission each time a player came within range of a structure.

This update uses classpaths for items and dinos instead of class references. Since we don't have a running list of classpaths for modded items and dinos the list will need to be generated over time. The way this will happen is that every time a players creates an auction it will add the classpath/s for their auction to the running list.

This means that you may not see your modded auctions until someone posts an auction for the same item, dino, currency, etc. Your auctions aren't lost you just might not be able to see them for a bit.

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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Ghazlawl  [author] May 13 @ 4:39pm 
Hey everyone,

The update has been pushed out and everything looks to be working.

Ghazlawl  [author] May 13 @ 2:52pm 
Hey everyone,

I'm cooking the update now and it should be released within the hour. Please remember that your auctions may disappear for a little while until the list of modded items, dinos, and currencies is rebuilt. Your auctions won't be lost you just won't be able to see them for a bit.

Ghazlawl  [author] May 12 @ 6:34pm 
Hey everyone,

I'm going to be releasing an update either tonight or tomorrow that removes the need for the replicator. (Yay! No more infinite replication for some players!) (2x yay! Less time to wait to use the Auction House!)

This update relies on classpaths for items instead of the classes themselves. Since we don't have a running list of classpaths for modded items, dinos, and currencies they will need to be generated over time. The way this will happen is that every time you create an auction it will add the classpath/s for your auction to the running list.

This means that you may not see your modded auctions until someone posts an auction for the same item, dino, currency, etc.

If this bothers you, please cancel your auctions and claim them from the mailbox. If this doesn't bother you, please wait 2-3 days for your items to reappear on the Auction House / in your mailbox.

Ghazlawl  [author] May 12 @ 6:28pm 
@digitalJE5U5 - Please try what I recommended to Rabid. Thanks.
digitalJE5U5 May 12 @ 5:37pm 
Same issue as others. Auction house seems to work but Stockman shows ZERO listings despite several people that have dinos for sale. They show up under "my listings" but not under main listings page. Started after last patch.
Ghazlawl  [author] May 12 @ 11:50am 
@Rabid - Set your `MaxDinoLevel` higher, to something like 1000.
Rabid May 12 @ 7:36am 
We're seeing the same behavior that TorchD describes. You can list auctions, they show up in the "my auctions" tab, but the auction isn't showing up in the MAIN auction list. Not sure if it's related, but there are MANY fewer Dino auctions in the list than there used to be before the patch. There were like 15-20 pages of auctions before, now there are only two.
RedDwarf  [author] May 11 @ 5:20pm 
@ღAylisaღ: That's new in this latest version. The server has to send your computer a list of every item so you can browse auctions. That status just means that it's not finished yet. You'll be able to use the Auction House normally once it's done. =)
TorchD May 11 @ 11:38am 
in our server the dinos we put on the auction doesnt appear in the list,
someone know what can it be ?
ღAylisaღ May 11 @ 6:51am 
Why does everything in this mode say "Replicating Data, Please wait..."