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This mod is no longer updated due to a loss of source files in a hard drive failure.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.
Popular Discussions View All (37)
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Sep 19 @ 7:16am
Server running this Mod
LogiKobee
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May 20 @ 4:00pm
Valhalla server running this MOD + others
d2jtw
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Aug 1 @ 12:14pm
is this mod still updated/worked on?
jay.bob.82
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Our Ark Survival Evolved Server is finally ready to play on!
The most important information:
Servername: [GERENG] Rainguin PVE 2xXP 4xH 8xT
Map: TheIsland
Gamemode: PvE
Mods: Pillars Plus
Structures Plus
Platforms Plus
Roofing Plus
Stackable Foundations
Pet Finder
Taming: x8
Harvest: x4
XP: x2
Slots: 25
Server IP: 89.163.140.204:27025
slimer213 Sep 25 @ 12:02pm 
This is an amazing mod, really makes beacons worth going for.
Chestnut490 Sep 18 @ 11:24am 
does this work with scorched?
Captainerd Sep 10 @ 8:53am 
does this work in scorched earth?
Victorysazarac Sep 8 @ 10:18pm 
Is this working properly on Center Map since new DLC update?
FKR2 Sep 6 @ 12:05pm 
MY SERVER IS
ARGENTINA ANNUNAKI EXTREMO X100 PVE/PVP
Illuminatus17 Jul 31 @ 5:08am 
Working on The Center since 245?
Olly Jul 29 @ 10:34pm 
Anyone gotten this mod to work with Ark Server Manager? I don't know how to make the custom .ini changes stay. The server manager erases them when the server starts.
=ЯR= HARDCOREMANN Jul 28 @ 6:38am 
THANKS FOR THIS GREAT MOD

WE USE THIS MOD ON OUR SERVER

[BEST][ALL100X]H25X]PVP]ORP]MODS www.gbros.eu

FULL MOD LIST ON www.gbros.eu

CHECK IT OUT
ProChILLa Jul 6 @ 9:53am 
TheTigers Pvp/vE Community NewWhip 6.7.2016
Deutscher Server sucht Mitspieler

Hallo,

wir suchen Spieler/Tribes für unseren Server, derzeit Spielen ca. 9 Spieler auf dem Server.
Egal ob neue oder erfahrene Spieler, Ihr seid alle willkommen.
Noch ist die Map recht unbewohnt, nutzt die Gelegenheit!
Bei Fragen und Problemen stehen Admin’s zur Verfügung.

Servername: TheTigers Pvp/vE Community NewWhip 6.7.2016
Server-IP: 93.186.204.168:27016
Serverart: PvPvE
Map: TheIsland
Slots: Aktuell 20 (wird später/bei Bedarf erweitert)
Ping: 15~30 ms

Taming: x5
Harvest: x2.5
XP: x1.5
Mate: x2
Egg: x10
Baby: x10

Mods:
- Better Beacons
- No Collision Structures
- Crystal Lamps
- Ark Automated v1.1.1
- Fire Arrow - Set Dinos on Fire
- Pimp My Dino

Es ist zwar PvP, aber spielt fair.

Falls Fragen bestehen, stellt Sie hier, im Forum unserer HP, schreibt mich an oder schaut mal im TS³ vorbei :)

Ansonsten sehen wir uns auf dem Server!


Grüße ProChiLLa