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Improved Containers 2.11

Persistent storage, Mass selling, Renaming, Searching, Sorting, Quick stacking

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    Improved Containers adds quality of life features to containers in Starbound.
    The aim is to keep the mod multiplayer friendly so you will still be able to play with friends that do not have the mod installed.

    It is not compatible with other container mods that add similar features.

    This is a client- & server-side mod. That means that the mod must be installed for the client (you) and the server for all features to work as intended.

    Steam Workshop version: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=729427606
    Non-Steam version: http://community.playstarbound.com/resources/improved-containers.3729/

    Added features
    - Persistent storage
    - Mass selling (Container sell-price)
    - Renaming
    - Searching
    - Sorting
    - Quick stacking

    Feature breakdown
    Some features listed below are client-side but have a server-side container lock that prevents other players from manipulating anything when you are. This is put in place to prevent items from disappearing.
    If the mod is not installed on the server or if it's running an outdated version, the rename button will be grayed out. This means you should be careful and avoid sorting or stacking the same container as someone else is currently using.

    Persistent storage (server-side)
    Looted containers that have been opened once will keep items inside instead of spilling everything on the floor.
    If a looted container has content, it will be highlighted with a red border and a different tooltip indicating how many items there are inside of it.

    Mass selling (server-side)
    The container value, or sell price, will include all the items inside of it.

    Renaming (server-side)
    Write a name or leave blank to reset, and hit enter. The container UI will close and update its name.
    Accepted characters are A-Z 0-9 . ' - ( )

    Searching (client-side)
    Search for item names or search for tags (category, type, etc) by placing a number sign/hashtag first. E.g. #consumable, #storage, #weapon, #armor
    You can find up to 32 items at a time, if the textbox turns red then you need to narrow your search.

    Sorting (client-side)
    Items are sorted by an weighted item sort system with categories > rarity > name > count.
    Suggestions can be left in the Item sorting thread.

    Quick stacking (client-side)
    Will attempt to fill up stacks with items from your inventory and it will also attempt to fill empty slots with the same items that are already inside.
    Due to limitations, it will not stack any objects or containers with item slots, crafting stations or items with durability.

    Configuration is disabled in 1.3 as there is no way to read config.

    If you want to play with the default settings, just skip over this. All settings default to false and are opt-in.

    For singleplayer you can use the admin debug command /eval change your settings or manually edit storage/starbound.config.
    Example: /eval root.setConfigurationPath("modconfig.improvedcontainers.dropOnBreak", true)

    For servers you will need to manually edit storage/starbound_server.config and add.
    "modconfig" : {
    "improvedcontainers" : {
    "storeContainers" = false,
    "dropOnBreak" = false,
    "fridgeNoSpoil" = false

    After changing a settings, you have to unload the currently loaded worlds for container settings to take effect. The easiest way to do this is to restart a server or go to the main menu in singleplayer.

    storeContainers = true|false
    Setting to true will allow storing containers, with content, inside placed containers. Will only allow 1 level deep (container inside container) and will always eject containers when broken.

    dropOnBreak = true|false
    Setting to true, containers will always drop content when broken.

    fridgeNoSpoil = true|false
    Setting to true, food will not spoil inside of broken refridgerated containers when inside your inventory.

    Mod support
    To support mods and new containers, patch files must be manually created.
    While I am not able to actively maintain patch files for mods that I do not use, you can just report back if you find any containers that need patches.

    Currently supported:
    Elithian Races Mod / Avikan
    Frackin' Universe
    MadTulips Spaceship Mod
    More Farming
    Neko Species
    Penguin Piracy
    Pixel Goods Store
    Slime race
    The Pony Modpack
    Small Improvements
    The Viera Race of Ivalice

    Steam-version http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=729427606
    Click Subscribe and start the game. Make sure the mod is loaded at the main menu by pressing the Cogwheel in the bottom right corner.

    Non-Steam version http://community.playstarbound.com/resources/improved-containers.3729/
    Click Download Now and save file to your Starbound/mods/ folder.
    Make sure you delete older versions if you update.

    Bug reporting
    When bug reporting, please use the forum thread and not the comment section.
    Include your starbound.log file that is located in your Starbound installation folder under the storage folder.
    Windows: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Starbound\storage\starbound.log
    Open the file and copy the contents to http://pastebin.com
    Mod Pack Permissions:
    Anyone can use this mod in their mod compilation without the author's consent.
    Mod Assets Permissions:
    You must get the author's consent before altering/redistributing any assets included in this mod.


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Recent Updates

  1. 2.11
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Recent Reviews

  1. jeffkorn
    Version: 2.11
    Bom mod para Starbound
  2. jutospace
    Version: 2.11
    Not enough instructions. How do i change sorting category?
  3. StarJack11
    Version: 2.11
    Perfect for pack rats that don't want to change the game's difficulty
  4. tweedyjm
    Version: 2.11
    :-\ Came looking specifically for a docker container; got super chest instead. ::thumbsup:: future 'sorry' to anyone coming looking for that type of container and ctrl + f-ing the one lonely d o c k e r statement.
    Version: 2.11
    H### YES
  6. lilCrab
    Version: 2.11
    This is really QoL mod. It adds neat feature that should be in vanilla.
  7. Intelectual Lhama
    Intelectual Lhama
    Version: 2.11
    Thx for this mod
  8. Fezz06
    Version: 2.10
    Superb !!
  9. AArticuno3
    Version: 2.7
    Frackin Universe and Gyrusen version?
  10. amirmiked12
    Version: 2.6
    good job