Portable chests

Portable chests can be carried around like regular items and their inventory can be accessed with a right click
2 years ago
Owner: mickael9
Source: mickael9/portable-chests
Homepage: https://github.com/mickael9/portable-chests
License: MIT
Created: 3 years ago
Latest Version: 0.1.3 (2 years ago)
Factorio version: 0.15
Downloaded: 972 times

Portable chests

This mod adds portable variants to the vanilla chests.

Portable chests have the following properties:

  • can be carried like normal items
  • can be placed and mined
  • inventory accessible by right-clicking on them (when in item form)
  • can be renamed (but the label will be lost if they're placed)
  • can be dropped on the ground (the label stays)
  • can contain other portable chests (unlimited storage, but they're not cheap)
  • can't be mined or placed by robots



  • Fix lost items and chest when mining a portable chest without space in inventory.
    The chest is now spilled as expected.


  • Make sure the steel chest recipe is enabled when loading an existing save
    without the mod and with steel processing already researched.

  • Add new builder entities for the place_result of each container item.
    The container entity can't be used because that would allow robots
    to construct using any container item (regardless of their contents).

Also, this avoids a bug where the game will try to build ghosts of
vanilla chests using the portable item rather than vanilla one.

  • Remove the "right click to access inventory" mention since the game
    already has one below the description.


  • Fixed "LuaItemStack API call when LuaItemStack was invalid" error


  • Initial release