The Arctek Chest is a 1-block-sized storage chest that allows players to store items in after being placed. It has 36 slots, so 4 slots less than the Grand Arctek Chest and 4 slots more than any Store-bought chests can currently provide.
You can occasionally obtain Arctek Chests (as well as Grand Arctek Chests) from Things (either as a loot when killing them or by harvesting from them when they are your Pets) and also rarely from Diamond Treasure Chests which randomly spawn on corrupted blocks in the dark - like in the Corruption layer deep underground.
Other than that you can craft these chests yourself in your Crafting Menu (default key "q"), but only after the crafting-recipe has been unlocked by:
- obtaining Arcstones as loot or pet-harvest from Keepas of any kind, and
- crafting or obtaining a Stone Chest
To craft one Arctek Chest, you'll need:
- 1 Arcstone, obtained from Keepas of any kind - either as a loot when killing them or by harvesting from them when they are your Pets
- 4 Stone Slabs, made from Stone, Bedrock or Limestone in a Processor
- 1 Melted Wax, made from Beeswax in a Forge or found in Wood Treasure Chests or Stone Treasure Chests, or occasionally obtainable from Keepas of any kind as a loot or pet-harvest
Crafting Arctek Chests is one of the unlocking requirements for the crafting-recipe for Grand Arctek Chests.
To use this storage item, place it somewhere and activate it with right-click or "f" (as the default key). Since R32 you won't need to equip any Power Cells any more to pick up Arctek Chests that have been placed into the world.
This chest can be rotated in all directions by holding r (as the default key) and moving the left mouse button. The chosen rotation angle can then be "locked" too by simply typing "r", so that all Arctek Chests as a stack in the same quickbar will be placed facing the same direction.
You can only rotate and take Arctek Chests that are empty (with no items inside). Of course you won't be able to take such items on claims of other players (or in worlds) where your permission level is set low.
Arctek Chests had less slots in earlier versions of Creativerse. If you had placed chests of any kind onto a Creativerse game world before August 2016, you will have to empty them, pick them up (as said no Power Cell is required to pull any of them anymore) and then place the chests again to gain access to their now larger storage space than before.
You can simply sort whole stacks of materials, blocks, items or substances into storage chests from your inventory or quick-bar by right-clicking or dragging & dropping with your left mouse-button.
If you hold a stack of stuff with your mouse-button (left click), you can drag it over the chest and then right-click to drop only one piece of the stack (also repeatedly).
You can also hold left shift + left click, then drag to move half a stack, or hold left shift + right click to move five items, or hold left ctrl + right click to move one item.
You can use the same kind of procedures to take items / stacks from chests into empty slots of your quickbar and your inventory/bag.
You can name Arctek Chests (these words will then be shown instead of "Arctek Chest" when you look at them from outside) individually, by activating/opening the chest and then clicking on the icon that looks like a square note with a pen to the right of the word "Arctek Chest". You can type up to 30 characters into this array.
You can also change a few settings for each chest by clicking on the padlock icon shown in the top right corner after activating/opening the chest. Here you can set individual authorizations to control who will be permitted access to this chest (and its contents).
Available world permission-settings: "just me", "world owner/admins", "world mods", "builders" or "everyone".
Since R40 all chests are set to "builders" by default when being placed. So only players with builder rights/permission rank either on your gameworld or on your claim (claim permission ranks override world permission ranks) can access your chests, but you can set them to "just me" if you want to. If set to "visitor", everyone can access these chests.
On player Claims the available settings are "just me", "claim admins", "claim interact only", "claim builders" and "everyone".
By clicking on the magnifying glass icon in the top right corner, you can see a "Transfer History" listing all filling and removal actions with the according player names and time of their access to the chest.