Storage Drawers Mod
Note: versions 1.8 - 1.12 depend on the Chameleon library.
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Put your most frequently used items within convenient reach. Storage Drawers borrows ideas from Jabba and Bibliocraft, resulting in a highly functional, compact, and aesthetic storage solution that is meant to complement rather than replace those mods.
There is no traditional slotted inventory with these containers. Interaction is click-based similar to Jabba. Clicking on one of drawers on front will interact with that drawer.
- Right-Click: Insert full stack in hand into drawer (or partial stack if the drawer fills).
- Double-Right-Click: Insert all compatible stacks in inventory into drawer (or until drawer fills).
- Left-Click: Remove a single item from the drawer.
- Shift+Left-Click: Remove a full stack from the drawer.
- Shift+Right-Click with empty hand: Open a UI to see exact item counts and manage applied upgrades.
The shift-click behavior is reversed from Jabba. This is based on the theory that you normally interact with stacks in Jabba, but will want to normally interact with single items in Storage Drawers. The controls can be reversed in the mod config to match Jabba.
Style, Choices, Upgrades
The wooden drawers are the main storage block in Storage Drawers, and they come in a variety of configurations and styles. You can pick from any of the Vanilla plank colors when crafting to get a matching block.
Drawers come in five configurations, trading capacity and compactness at different points:
- Half-size 2x2: Stores 4 stacks per drawer.
- Half-size 1x2: Stores 8 stacks per drawer.
- Full-size 2x2: Stores 8 stacks per drawer.
- Full-size 1x2: Stores 16 stacks per drawer.
- Full-size 1x1: Stores 32 stacks per drawer.
Capacity can be further boosted with storage upgrades. Upgrades do not need to be applied in sequence, so you can pick the size you need from the start.
If you need an estimate of how full your drawers are, indicator upgrades are available to put a fill bar on your drawers.
- Level 1: The indicator bar will light up when the drawer is full.
- Level 2: The indicator bar will fill proportional to how full the drawer is.
Drawers can also be locked or unlocked with the drawer key. When a drawer is locked, it will maintain its current item association even if the last item is removed. This will prevent pipes and other transport systems from re-filling that drawer with other items.
Addon packs for additional wood types are available for some mods. See further down for more information.
Compacting Drawers and the Drawer Controller
Compacting drawers are a special stone-colored drawer that auto-convert compressible items. Instead of manually crafting and uncrafting between gold blocks, ingots, and nuggets, put them in a compacting drawer. The drawer will internally maintain a pool of the material, and let you insert or remove the material in any of the shown forms.
The compacting behavior applies to any item with a compressed recipe, including redstone, glowstone, wheat, and many others.
Drawer Controllers are the second special block in the mod. They will search for any connected drawer within 12 blocks, and then expose all of those drawers as a large combined inventory. This lets you hook up a single pipe, tube, duct, spark, storage bus, etc. and interact with the entire bank of drawers.
The second function of the controller is as a deposit-only interactive block. By right-clicking on the front face with an item, the item will be deposited into the connected network. By double-right clicking, it will attempt to dump your entire inventory. Items will only be dumped if they already exist in the network, allowing you to clear out a bunch of mob drops or farmed crops without literally dumping your entire inventory.
Controller Slaves act as an extension of a drawer controller, exposing more faces for attaching machines, pipes, or crafting frames. Controllers will bind to a slave when they find them on the network, and all slaves bound to the same controller will share the same inventory and range as that controller. Unlike drawers, slaves cannot be shared, and you should be careful to not put them in range of multiple controllers. Using controller slaves is better for performance than using multiple controllers.
Trim blocks are decorative wood paneled blocks similar to wooden drawers, but they can also be used to connect drawer blocks within a controller network.
While some players choose to use Storage Drawers as a replacement for other storage mods, it works best with others.
If aesthetics are important, the drawers complement many of the Bibliocraft blocks.
Drawers are compatible with Jabba's dolly, letting you move around filled blocks without needing to empty their contents and break them.
Special compatibility is added for Thaumcraft, displaying an aspect label for the difficult-to-distinguish essentia-based items.
All drawer blocks are compatible with Applied Energistics 2 storage buses, and this is the preferred way for seeing the exact contents of a drawer.
A special consideration for compacting drawers: the full amount of blocks, ingots, and nuggets will be listed by the system, even though those amounts cannot exist simultaneously.
WAILA will list the inventories of drawers, including their exact counts.
A MineTweaker API is available for controlling the ore dictionary conversion whitelist and blacklist.
Every block and item can be individually disabled in the mod's configuration file. If you ever run into trouble with a specific block, like the controller, disabling the block will let Forge remove it from your world without needing to disable the entire mod and lose all your stored items.
Many individual features and aspects of the mod can also be changed in the configuration, including base storage sizes and recipe outputs.
The full configuration is available through Forge's mod config screens, accessible from the title screen.
Addon Packs and Mods (1.10.2 +)
Check this list for a number of compatible third party mods that complement or extend storage drawers:
Official project thread: http://www.minecraftforum.net/forums/mapping-and-modding/minecraft-mods/2198533
GitHub Project Page: https://github.com/jaquadro/StorageDrawers
You are permitted to include this mod in any mod pack for public or private distribution.
Is this mod compatible with create ? like how does drawers behave when moved by contraption ? Can items be entered in it trough create systems ? etc
Hey There, I have this on my server and after you die you cant shift right-click to see the inventory how can I fix this, or is this just a bug?
~whenever you have the time, can we get a 1.19.3 please? c:
Please add a fabric version, I miss this mod so much!
In reply to Feycat:
Agreed. a 1.19.2 version I add to it!
i really like the drawer mod this one of my favorite of all time!
however while playing the mod i feel that some adjustment should be made?
the void upgrade should be easier to get access to since the earlier you get it the better the game play since it allow less lag for the game.
so instead of obsidian i think coal should be use? like you burn away the item instead? or trashing them?
since obsidian is some what difficult to get on some mod pack, or even in vanilla one that require an iron pick to have access to it?
next is the range of the drawer, i would love to have an extend module, no not the trim they only connecting but the expand module allow the expansion from one drawer controller? also i hope we can just deposited into the slavecontrol instead of walking all the way to the main controller.
next is i would love to have an upgrade for the controller that prevent mob from spawning ontop of drawer that connect to it? you can made it with glow stone?
maybe super void upgrade that putting into the main control that allow all drawers connect to it to be void? so like it an upgrade from individual
void: single drawer upgrade require coal, drawer massive void upgrade require obsidian ?
Please add a fabric version for 1.19.2.
Please a 1.19.2 Fabric version!
Love the mod, Keep up the great work!
Anyone know how to get the visual outlines to appear again for drawer upgrades like shown in the example images? It's becoming a pain in the butt to remember which drawers are or are not upgraded because I can't see the outline on the frame of the drawer in 1.19.2
Any chance of a 1.19.3 version mate?
Hi, is this mod also compatible with Fabric? Unfortunately I can't find a good mod for the Forge replacement. Do you plan to make it compatible with Fabric in the future? Thank you.
Can you connect trim block to a chest?
Would you be so kind as to mark the 1.19 versions of the mod as compatible with 1.19.2? That will allow app users to download the mod, thanks!
Upgrades that increase the storage of a drawer dont change the borders of the drawer and the upgrade that shows how much is in a drawer doesn't actually show anything for me. the red bar is there but no progress.
Anyone know why this mod doesn't show up in the CurseForge app for Forge 1.19?
Is fabric version of this mod planned?