ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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This mod is no longer updated due to a loss of source files in a hard drive failure. Please use the updated version: Better Beacons Redux! http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=647269599
This is my first mod and it is pretty much complete so I figured I'd make it public to get some feedback. Please be gentle! It will never truly be complete as Ark is constantly evolving, so will this mod.
This mod is running on a hosted dedicated server along with FancyFlannels Epic Sickle mod if you'd like to try it before using on yours.
=SFU= PvP 24/7 Jurassic Bark Ark! - http://arkservers.net/server/167.114.210.230:19116
Is stackable and Ark "version proof" - Will work after an update. May take several days for new items to be added after a release. New items can not be added til devkit is updated.

!!!!!ATTENTION!!!!!
THIS MOD CAN NOT BE USED WITH BETTER BEACONS LITE! THEY BOTH REMAP THE SAME FILES SO WHICHEVER ONE IS CALLED FIRST IN YOUR .INI IS THE ONE THE GAME WILL USE.
It can be used with Better Beacons Building Loot but not Lite!

What it Does:
Makes beacons worth going for again!
Remember the first time you opened a white/rainbow crate and were like cool! Stuff I don't have unlocked yet! Then by the time you looted the first Blue crate you were highly disappointed? Be disappointed NO MORE! Better Beacons is here!
Better loot! - Next tier items in almost every drop! IE: Level 35 items in a level 25 crate and so on. (No blueprints for next tier items).
Higher tier armor at higher level drops - Primitive Flak at Purple, Ramshackle yellow, etc..
Level 70+ items at red drops.
White/Rainbow & Green drops have not had much changed yet. X-bow replaces Bow at Green and Bow is in White/Rainbow with a couple arrows. Wood changed to stone, Thatch changed to wood.
Primitive to Ascendant saddles & Blueprints at all drops.
Better quality tools at higher level drops. IE: Level 1-2 Pick at Blue, 2-4 at Purple, 4-8 at Yellow & 8-10 at Red drop.
CAVE LOOT! Adjusted all 4 cave tiers to be considerably better items (Armor, real weapons, good saddles & more) as well as better quantities. You may still only get 1 item but they can drop multiples.


What it doesn't do:
(as far as I know, that's why comments are appreciated :)
Give you 2 blueprints for the same item
Give you 2 of the same item (except stackables like ammo)
Give you Level 25 items in a 35, 45 or level 60 crate. (or any item with lower level than crate unless it's better quality)
Give you medium crop plot, compass or water jar blueprints... EVER! Hallelujah!

What it doesn't do.. YET:
(Planned updates coming soon)
Give all items - Some left out intentionally, others just not added yet.
Give anything for building other than wood and stone mats + blueprints - Not sure if will change this. You need to unlock something!
Give any changed items in Dino drops - Coming soon!

CURRENT VERSION 4.2


Files remapped:

SupplyCrate_Level03 to SupplyCrate_Level03_Child
SupplyCrate_Level15 to SupplyCrate_Level15_Child
SupplyCrate_Level25 to SupplyCrate_Level25_Child
SupplyCrate_Level35 to SupplyCrate_Level35_Child
SupplyCrate_Level55 to SupplyCrate_Level45_Child
SupplyCrate_Level60 to SupplyCrate_Level60_Child

SupplyCrate_Level03_Double to SupplyCrate_Level03_Double_Child
SupplyCrate_Level15_Double to SupplyCrate_Level15_Double_Child
SupplyCrate_Level25_Double to SupplyCrate_Level25_Double_Child
SupplyCrate_Level35_Double to SupplyCrate_Level35_Double_Child
SupplyCrate_Level55_Double to SupplyCrate_Level45_Double_Child
SupplyCrate_Level60_Double to SupplyCrate_Level60_Double_Child

SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier1 to SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier1_Child
SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier2 to SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier2_Child
SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier3 to SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier3_Child
SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier4 to SupplyCrate_Cave_QualityTier4_Child

Installation for dedicated server:
Same as all mods, subscribe then copy this mod's folder (506506101) and the 506506101.mod file from your ARK\ShooterGame\Content\Mods to your servers Mods folder and add Mod ID - 506506101 to:
GameUserSettings.ini
[ServerSettings]
ActiveMods=506506101

To spawn in a crate:
Click here for code[pastebin.com] Thanks karlulyanov!


Special Thanks:
Direct contributors:
FancyFlannel
- Author of Epic Sickle & Hardcore Clan/Tribemate. For: Helping me get the devkit setup, pointing me in the general direction and much inspiration. Thanks bud!
Stewsafreak & Constrictor AKA "The Badman"
- Long time Clan/Tribemates. Input and inspiration

Everyone above
- For Loving Ark and hating the stock crates as much as I do! Without your constant whining I would have never decided to make a mod! LOL JK! Love you guys!

Indirect contributors:
Brick Whut
- For awesome tutorial videos!
Studio Wildcard
- For making such an awesome game and tools that even a nub like me can use!


More updates/additions coming soon. Please feel free to leave a complaint, suggestion or just critique it!
Enjoy!


TL:DR?
Reworks supply drops and cave loot boxes so they no longer suck.

Wanna try before you buy?
[arkservers.net]

Want crates that just adds the missing items & removes the duplicates?
Check out the "Lite" version of this mod Better Beacons Lite!

Want to add a big♥♥♥♥♥crate full of building supplies?
Check out my newest addition Better Beacons Building Loot. Works with all versions of Better Beacons. Click the link for details.
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Aug 10 @ 4:23pm
Server running this Mod
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Valhalla server running this MOD + others
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__shadow__ Jul 27 @ 11:27am 
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__shadow__ Jul 27 @ 11:26am 
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Anni Jun 11 @ 10:59pm 
NEW SERVER!!!

[ARG] ANUBIS ETERNAL x15 PVP/PVE INICIO 06/6

IP: 190.7.19.66:20200

MODS:

- Ark ETERNAL
- Photon Sentry N Rifle
-Meat Spoiler
-K9 Custom Stacks Size
-Bulk Crafters
-Egg N Poop Collector / Incubator
-Grappling Flare Gun v1.01l
-Castles, Keeps, and Forts Medieval Architecture
-Pet Finder
- ORP2 - Offline Raid Protection v04.09.17
-Super Spyglass
-Better Beacons

Server Dedeicado full, cualquier sugerencia o consultas no duden en preguntar...
Dias de semana PVE y Fin de semana PVP
SUP3RM4N Jun 8 @ 3:31pm 
Is anyone running this mod still? I have alot of people in my cluster server (all 3 main maps) asking for a beacon fix. I see how these say they are not updated anymore but does it still work? what's really missing? Does it work on all 3 maps?
Trigga Jun 1 @ 5:21pm 
-Trigg And Jeth RP Season 1-
Now taking applications. Server is whitelist
www.triggandjethservers.com
All info needed listed on the website.
Come join us in the Ultimate ARK RP Experience
YFlyHighY May 26 @ 3:06pm 
>>>> PC <<<<

ATTENTION new Server IP and Name - Better Performance! :)

IP: 89.163.209.20:27015

EU Speed PvP Fun All x100 ScorchedCenter 2.0

-Server Start 1.05.17
-Old Flyer adjustments ;)
-Map: The Center -> with Scorched Earth Island!!
-All Scorched Earth Engramms possible to craft
-Some usefull Mods
-XP + Harvest = 100x
-Really nice stuff in Beacons, Caves & Water Crates
-Tek Stuff without Boss Fights
-many building sites still free
-No Laggs
-Well visited Server

-Dont build in Caves with Artefacts
-No Turret Quetzals
-ORP2 activ (oflline Structures HP 20x)
-Auto Mod Updates.
-11 AM & 11 PM Server Restarts.
-Max wild Dino: 300.
-Max Player: 105
-7 Player Tribes.
-Allis: O.K.
-No Wipes planned so far & no Admin abuse!
-No Laggs! Tested by Players ;)
-24/7 online
-Slots: 100
Liam_Neeson May 14 @ 3:03pm 
506506101
MasterfulTMG May 13 @ 6:32pm 
What is the mod ID?


YFlyHighY May 10 @ 3:44am 
IP: 89.163.227.50:27015

EU Speed PvP Fun All x100 ScorchedCenter 1.05.17

-Server Start 1.05.17
-Flugsaurier skillbar
-Map: The Center -> mit Scorched Earth Insel
-Alle Engramme + die von Scorched Earth möglich zu craften.
-XP + Harvest = 100x
-Taming stark erhöht
-Geile Drops in den Beacons und Caves
-Tek Sachen ohne Bossfights möglich
-viele gute Spots noch unbesetzt
-keine Laggs
-schon recht gut besuchter Server

-Nicht in Caves mit Artefakten bauen.
-Keine Turret Quetzal.
-ORP 2 aktiv (offline Strukturen HP 10x)
-Auto Mod Updates.
-9 Uhr Morgens Server Restart.
-Max wild Dino: 300.
-7 Player Tribes.
-Allis: O.K.
-Keine Wipes bisher geplant & Kein Admin abuse!
-Erstes Event: 14.05.2017
-24/7 online
-Slots: 225
[Ozef] Super Dindon May 8 @ 3:10am 
Has anyone ever seen a Fishing Rod in a yellow or red beacon?