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Enhanced Storage 6.0.4

A quality of life mod which improves the whole storage system of Starbound.

  1. NeoVanAlemania


    Enhanced Storage is a quality of life mod which improves the whole storage system of Starbound.
    On the one hand it adds a lot of new features to the usablity of containers, and on the other it adds many new content concerning storage and containers.


    • Keep content
      • Stored items in a container will be kept inside after smashing.
      • Items from world generated containers can simply be picked up by smashing the container when the container was not opened before.
    • Increased capacity
      • The number of slots is increased and depends on the used area of each container to maintain the balance between small and large containers.
      • It is possible to increase the container space even more with the Hoarder Addon (included in download archive).
        For example: "Tech Chest": from 32 to 48 slots // "Ship Locker": from 100 to 120 slots.
    • Item sorting
      • Four choosable primary sorting orders (name, type, rarity, value).
      • After primary sorting it follows an automatic secondary sorting (rot time, count).
      • Two choosable sorting directions (ascending & descending).
      • Chosen sorting options will be saved for every single container until it gets smashed.
    • Item searching
      • Just type your keyword(s) in the textbox, mismatching items will greyed out.
      • It is also possible to search by item category (grey text below item name) or colony tag.
        Use # at first to search for it. (e.g. #food, #block or #avian)
      • The keysword(s) must contain a minimum of 2 characters for a successful match.
    • Quick stack
      • By pressing the button in the bottom left corner all items from the inventory will be transferred into the container if the same items are in it.
      • Currently equipped items (armor and items in hands), other containers and almost food (because different rot times) cannot be transferred.
      • On a server please do not use this button with multiple players at the same time to avoid item loss.
    • Rename & coloring
      • Possibility to rename a container, even in colored font.
      • Possibility to change the interface color to 10 different colors with preview.
      • Possibility to toggle the 'keep items after smashing' functionality on or off.
    • Sell values
      • The price of a container includes the price of all items inside.
        This can be used for selling only one container with content instead of selling every single item.


    • Capacity Level Indicators
      • Shows the current used slots of a nearby container.
      • While placing an indicator you can see the range where it scans for nerby containers.
      • Works with all containers in the game, even with containers from mods!
      • Interacting with an indicator (default 'E') changes the style, there are 9 available styles.
      • All indicators can be purchased from 'Neo', the npc next to the stations from Enhanced Storage.
    • Liquid Tanks
      • Can be used for storing liquids and shows the fill level at the object itself.
      • All vanilla liquids represents their liquid color in the tank, some of them additionally have a light glow.
      • Only one liquid type can be stored in a single liquid tank, other items going back to the player if added.
      • All liquids, even from Frackin' Universe and ISE4-Reconstruction are supported, unknown liquids from other mods using the liquid color from water.
      • The liquid tanks can be purchased from the new npc 'Neo' in the Outpost.
    • Capture Pod Cupboard
      • Can be used for storing Capture Pods and directly shows the preview image near the item slot.
      • The interface is optimized for Capture Pods and shows the images for all your captured creatures directly in the container.
      • It can be crafted in the Pet Station or can be purchased from the new npc 'Neo' in the Outpost.
    • Storage Matter
      • This new crafting material is used for all stations from Enhanced Storage.
      • It can be acquired as loot from slain monsters or from the Storage Matter Extractor.
    • Storage Matrix
      • Can be used for crafting all vanilla containers in one station.
      • Crafting a container requires Storage Matter.
      • A new tutorial quest, various S.A.I.L. messages and the main story introduce the player to the crafting station.
      • Can be found in the Outpost or can be purchased from the new npc 'Neo' in the Outpost.
    • Storage Matter Extractor
      • Can be used to "recycle" all kinds of containers to get back some Storage Matter.
      • The extracting process takes 2 seconds per container but the interface can be closed while processing.
      • The amount of acquired Storage Matter from recycling is random but the minimum amount is 1. The chance for getting a second Storage Matter is 50% and 10% for a third.
      • It can be purchased from 'Neo' in the Outpost.
    • Storage Manipulator
      • Can be used for modifying the slot count of containers.
      • Modifying a container requires Storage Matter.
      • Works with all vanilla containers and the ones from supported mods.
      • The required ingredients are calculated by the changed slot count, in contrast to the old slot count.
      • A new small quest from 'Neo' introduce the player to the new station.
      • Can be found in the Outpost or can be purchased from the new npc 'Neo' in the Outpost.
    • Shipment stations
      • Terramart Shipments (vanilla) still blasts produce with a value of 30% to the Outpost, but now supports items from other mods as well.
      • Terramart Shipments 2.0 teleports produce with a value of 30% to the Outpost, which means you can place it even in underground.
      • Enhanced Shipments blasts all goods with a value of 20% to the Outpost, Can only be used in open spaces.
      • Enhanced Shipments 2.0 teleports all goods with a value of 20% to the Outpost, which means you can place it even in underground.
      • The new shipment objects can be purchased at Terramart and from the new npc 'Neo' in the Outpost.
    • Vanilla objects turned into storage containers
      • Metal Barrel, Radioactive Barrel, Sewage Barrel, Toxic Waste Barrel, Bloodbank, Juice Keg, Sewer Tank, Glitch Bucket, Red Stocking, Crooked Stocking, Grand Ornate Bookcase, Huge Ornate Bookcase, Large Ornate Bookcase, Ornate Bookcase, Deprived Bookcase, Small Ornate Bookcase, Small Deprived Bookcase, Hylotl Store Shelf



    • This mod can be expanded with the Hoarder Addon mod
      • This is an addon and requires the main mod.
      • The capacity of storage containers is increased even more.
        (e.g. Tech Chest: 32 -> 48 slots, Lunar Base Crate: 64 -> 80 slots, Ship Locker: 100 -> 120 slots)

    Inside the downloaded archive there are two pak files. You can use both files if you want the addon mod, if you don't want the addon just do not use the [Addon] pak file.

    Big thanks to Afterwork Gaming for this great mod spotlight!​


    Simply copy the extracted EnhancedStorage_v2.3.pak file to your ..\Starbound\mods\ folder.

    The path should looks like this: ..\Steam\steamapps\common\Starbound\mods\EnhancedStorage(StandardEdition)_v2.3.pak.

    If you want to use the addon just copy both pak files from the extracted archive.

    If you want to deactivate this mod in the future be careful with more items in storage containers than the vanilla ones! They will be gone after deinstallation of this mod if you don't backup them before.


    Do you have a problem with the usage or the installation of this mod?
    Do you want to report a bug or do you have other any questions?

    Please let me know it and use the Discussion Thread, not the reviews!

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    Mod Pack Permissions:
    Anyone can use this mod in their mod compilation without the author's consent.
    Mod Assets Permissions:
    Do not alter or redistribute the assets included in this mod.


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Recent Updates

  1. Major update v6
  2. Fix for Frackin Universe issue
  3. Minor fix

Recent Reviews

  1. Supernovakid1
    Version: 6.0.4
    an essential starbound mod really
  2. Slipsrtream
    Version: 6.0.4
    Makes life a lot easier
  3. ManaUser
    Version: 6.0.4
    Let's be honest, this goes well beyond QoL, it's a major cheat. It let's you carry an essentially unlimited number of items, among other balance-affecting changes. If you don't mind cheats though, it's certainly useful.
  4. fz365
    Version: 6.0.4
    love this one
    I think this can be better if there is a item/table to directly extract the boxed items(not uncheck "keep items" one by one), and a function to let access same box at different area without moving it(such as several boxes that auto-sync with the same kind)
  5. LookMe
    Version: 6.0.4
    I love mod, my fav. it's easiest item sorts ore, bar and junk etc

    vanilla chest is so nightmare well so yea.
  6. faennia
    Version: 6.0.4
    Link not working anymore...
  7. titobooom75
    Version: 6.0.4
  8. McNaire21
    Version: 6.0.4
    Excellent mod, a big help for item hoarders like me
  9. reborn49
    Version: 6.0.4
  10. JustLonelyWolf
    Version: 5.8.4