Space Engineers

Space Engineers

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Type: Mod
Mod category: Block, Production, Other
File Size
2.755 MB
Oct 18, 2018 @ 7:11pm
Jun 5 @ 9:05pm
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Thraxus SE Mods - QoL
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This mod will turn any blocks that hit a grinder into scrap instead of the other base components.

No more inflation of components floating around in your game / server clogging up the need to go out mining / trading with others.

AwwScrap will return custom scrap components that mimic the components that are destroyed during the grinding process. So, for instance, when grinding a heavy armor block, you'll get "Steel Plate Scrap", and "Metal Grid Scrap" that will smelt down to the original materials that went in, minus some percentage based on the type of refinery you're currently using.

Components not recognized by AwwScrap will grind down into normal scrap at a 1:1 ratio.

Vanilla components and components from several mods (see the end of the mod description for a full list) are supported.

If you want some of your stuff back, see the Available Addons section. This is not included in the core mod as I feel it breaks the intent of the mod. However, I do recognize that vanilla AwwScrap can be really punishing in the beginning of a new game, or for beginners in general, so I've made "not so difficult" mode available via I Found Your Crap (addon, again, see below).

Current Returns
Large Refinery with 4x yield modules: 90%
Large Refinery with no yield modules: 45%
Basic Refinery: 45%
Lg/Sm Grid Skit: 45%

The different refineries will process scrap from the same components they can build.

The aim here is to make you and your friends think a bit more before randomly charging into battle without regard for repairs. It'll also force you to more creatively take out your targets if you plan to pillage and plunder your way through SE. Did you just damage that cargo container? Hope you have some spare parts laying around...

If you have an economy running, this will also help promote the component market.

Questions, comments, concerns can be directed to me either here, on the workshop page, or you can always find me in the EEM Discord:

-- Previous patch notes can be seen in the Change Notes section above

Mod Version: 3.4 [Released 05 Jun 2024]
  • Removed the red message talking about items being lost while grinding.
  • Added a User Setting to skip scrapping unknown items.
  • Refactored some code to make it a bit more organized.

Known Issues
- None

Recommended Companion Mod(s)
Advanced Welding

Available Addons
AwwScrap: I Found Your Crap:

Special Thanks!
  • Nukeguard for the awesome custom scrap models
  • Arstraea for the awesome custom scrap icons
  • HelloYolk for picking up the IO compatibility while I was swamped with life
  • Draygo for inspiration on how to handle some of the scrap returns and calculations
  • Enenra for the awesome mini scrap icon overlay

Supported Mods
  • AryxWeaponEnterprises (ModID: 2530716039)
  • BotSpawner (ModID: 2336089504)
  • HackingComputer3 (ModID: 728555954)
  • StarTrek (ModID: 2634862322)
  • Lord Wiader's Tiered Systems (ModID: 691529112)
  • -- Does not scrap drop only tiered components
  • Industrial Overhaul (ModID: 2344068716)
  • Defense Shields (ModID: 1365616918)
  • Cython's Energy Shields (ModID: 484504816)
  • Wood Harvesting (ModID: 2593545016)
  • -- Does not scrap Wood Planks or Wood Logs
  • Tiered Tech (ModID: ????)
  • -- Does not scrap the tiered components
  • Homestead Wood and Stone Blocks (2790746375)
  • -- Does not scrap Wood Planks or Wood Logs
  • Tiered Upgrade Modules x2-x32 (1681783871)
  • Graphene Expanded (ModID: 2791555101)
  • Edens Wrath Engineering (ModID: 1759275190)
  • High Tech Solar Arrays (ModID: 2221990774)
  • Extended Survival: Technology - Alpha 0.3.35 (ModID: 2842844421)
  • -- Does not scrap wood or broken components
  • Space Engineers [Enhanced] - Complete (ModID: 875707065)

Anyone is welcome to re-upload AwwScrap in whole or in part, modified how they see fit. I do ask that you link back to this listing though so people can be exposed to the original work.
Rider of Tang 1 hour ago 
Hi do you think you can make it so you can still grind down component racks normally?
It's designed to allow you to take components from them by grinding to allow quick repairs.
Thraxus  [author] Jun 5 @ 4:57pm 
Mod Version: 3.4 [Released 05 Jun 2024]
[*] Removed the red message talking about items being lost while grinding.
[*] Added a User Setting to skip scrapping unknown items.
[*] Refactored some code to make it a bit more organized.
Thraxus  [author] Jun 5 @ 11:42am 
Alrighty, I'll have a fix out for the stupid message in a bit. Note that I'm only hiding the message - the red components in the block will remain as-is. It's only a visual queue that means the same as the message does, so small price to pay imo.
Thraxus  [author] Jun 4 @ 7:27pm 
I just asked about that in the Keen Discord. Hopefully there is a way for me to suppress that, but at this moment I don't know what that way may be. If there isn't one today, I'll request something be added to the next major release. That doesn't guarantee anything, but it's better than nothing.
Pixy Jun 4 @ 6:04pm 
Heya, love the mod and I've been using it for months now, but with the latest SE update it shows the "some components will be lost if removed" warning on everything. Does anybody know of a way to suppress that warning?
mattembler Apr 22 @ 12:13pm 
Thank you sir! I've found the discord link, will see you there!
Thraxus  [author] Apr 21 @ 7:33pm 
Thanks Matt! No bother at all either :)

Based on what I see in the log, those should be refineable in [at least]:

Blast Furnace

There is a chance another mod is messing with things though.

Advanced troubleshooting isn't something I do on Steam. I will gladly help you look into the issue.
However, I need access to your servers log files (for AwwScrap at least), and I'll need you to hop in my Discord (link in the mod description). That's the only real way to share the logs and have a proper conversation.
mattembler Apr 21 @ 6:39pm 
Hey Thraxus! I love your mod, it's great! Very well done sir!
I was hoping you could help me with something, I'm playing on my friends server and we have your mod, Industrial Overhaul, and a few others. However, I'm not able to refine gravity component scrap. I was wondering if you might have some ideas on how to fix that. I've tried the refinery, industrial refinery(skin), basic refinery, smelter, and rock crusher.
Sorry to bother you, I've searched all over the web and cannot find a solution. Thanks in advance!
Thraxus  [author] Apr 7 @ 1:18am 
I do love it when Steam unsubs me from my own mods comments.

@Whitlock - I will be adding an option for players to blacklist material returns, so you will be able to eliminate all platinum from any source.

@Hype365 - I'll see if I can add it this weekend. I don't mind adding any mods, but they are all via request as I don't actually play SE currently, so I have no idea what mods are out there now. :)
Hype365 Apr 6 @ 9:31am 
Any plan to support Deflector Shields mod? Has a custom component called an Encabulator.