Storage

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Storage is the placement of items in containers, whether a player backpack, a Storage Chest, Stockpile, or fuel reserves.

Linked storage at a Workbench. Crafting projects at the Workbench will go into the "Books" storage first, and use resources from there first.

Types of Storage[edit | edit source]

Player[edit | edit source]

Containers[edit | edit source]

Objects that only store items.

Vehicles[edit | edit source]

Objects that can be moved and store items. Can store all item types.

Fuel[edit | edit source]

Objects that require and store fuel.

Linked Storage[edit | edit source]

Crafting stations and storage containers are connected by a linked storage radius. The storage tab of any container or crafting station can be used to access the storage of any container in the linked storage radius.

Items can be moved freely between linked inventories, even if neither of the two inventories is the selected object.

Players can minimize inventories by clicking on the arrow, which will save space in the menu.

Radius/Range[edit | edit source]

Storage space can best be utilized by placing a storage object or crafting station in the center of the crafting/storage area. By accessing the central storage object, items can be moved 20 m or more by with click-and-drag.

For Storage Chests, the radius of linked storage appears to be 10 blocks (10 m) in a straight line.

Storage range is circular (spherical), so in a diagonal path, the storage range is less, about 7 m.

Crafting & Priority of output[edit | edit source]

Each linked storage can be enabled from a crafting station by clicking on the check box. Once an inventory is enabled, its contents and any products of that crafting station can be used for crafting from other linked inventories. This could be a static container, vehicle or fuel supply.

Fuel supply inventories behave like other containers and vehicle storage. For example, an eligible Powered Cart fuel supply can be loaded automatically with Petroleum when linked to a Pumpjack.

The priority of putting items in a container is as follows:

  1. Generally, the priority will be to fill the linked inventories in the list from top to bottom. The Linked Inventories list can be rearranged by clicking on their title bar of an inventory and dragging it up and down in the list. A green line will show where that inventory will go when you release.
  1. If there is already some of the same item in the linked inventory under the maximum amount, the priority will be the first available partially filled slot from the top of the linked inventories list. These max limits vary by resource but will be stacks of 5,15,20 or 100.
  1. The top eligible empty storage slot is the next priority. Not all storage containers can hold any material. For example, Stone can't be put in a storage chest.

See image "rearranging storage...." below)

(This ordering only applies to the player who started the crafting-- each other player needs to rearrange and link the storages on their own)

Rearranging[edit | edit source]

Each storage item can be moved around by dragging storage names. When dragging an inventory, green and yellow bars will appear above and below each inventory listed. The green bar represents where the inventory being moved will be placed. The yellow bars represent where inventories can be moved to.

Click and drag a storage bar to rearrange your storage list. Lines will appear to help guide placing the storage. When a line turns dark green, this is where the storage you are moving will go when you release the mouse button.

Rearranging storage will only change the storage arrangement of the selected object.

Gallery[edit | edit source]