ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Advanced Architecture Mod
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Oct 21, 2015 @ 6:45pm
Aug 14 @ 3:42pm
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Advanced Architecture Mod

Latest Patch: v.1.52 08/14/16

mod id #: 539464369

This mod will most likely not be getting too many more patches unless the game completely breaks something. The reality of paid dlc in a pre-release game, (along with the numerous, preventable issues with both the game and the dev kit), has pushed me to rethink why I'm even modding for this game any more. I was willing to put over 600 hours this past year just answering comments and testing reported bugs because it felt like the right thing to do. But after 2,500 hours total in modding for Ark I realized recently that I was no longer doing anything resembling fun or interesting in either modding or gaming. I'm going back to being a gamer first and a modder second. The things that I've wanted to learn over the last few months have no place in AAM so I'll be putting that time into another mod. As I'm spending less time doing anything modding related any content I release will be slow in coming for the time being.

I'm creating a new webpage to get all my info in one place that doesn't have the limitations that Steam discussions have. I'd really like to hear some feedback about what you guys think about the style and content! I'll be finishing the wiki and the blue tab soon and will be updating that page with new items each week. Thank you in advance for any advice/feedback you can give! (Steam is being a jerk and deleting all my wiki links so please copy and paste them but remember to remove the spaces. Sorry about the inconvenience!)

http://hogscrapermods.weebly. com/

Server admins can now change the hitpoints, crafting material requirements of my structures and whether or not they can be picked up via ini variables. Please see the links below for more information!


After years of dedicated study at the Royal Academy, your Royal Engineer is finally ready to put his knowledge to work for you! This mod adds one new engram, the Royal Engineer's Workstation. The workstation unlocks at level 40 and comes with a complete set of blueprints for all included castle pieces. This mod now has the Portable Workstation that allows usage with engrams for a more organized crafting experience:)

Advanced Architecture Mod is designed as end game content for tribes. The material requirements of each piece are multiples of what their original Ark equivalent would cost but they are much more massive. One Castle Wall on top of a Castle Foundation will reach as high as a Thatch Foundation with five walls on top! If you're looking to play this alone or with a small group of friends, there is a Single Player version in the works that will have reduced materials costs and all engrams left in the list for easy admin building.

This mod also re-introduces an old concept; Its good to be the king, (or queen!). So trifling things like paying for choices have been left to the plebs. With your vast resources you can create collections of items instead of just one. I call this the Color Cycling System and the CCS works with several pieces in my mod. This system allows you to dynamically cycle through available materials until you find the one that best suits your castle's style.

There are currently over 130 new structures added to the game with this mod and they can all be crafted inside the Royal Engineer's Workstation, (which unlocks at level 40).
Castle Foundation
Straight and Curved Walls, (over 1 dozen total)
Multiple ceilings
Multiple Flooring options
Decorations - Braziers/Sconces
Basic Throne

Most structures can be dyed in this mod. The battlements had to be all or nothing so the wood and stone will both be dyed at the same time.

Please see these resources for more detailed information on the structures and for upcoming information:

Patch Notes Thread: Check out this thread if you want to see recent changes or if you want to know what's coming in the next patch.

Spawn Commands including admin box:

Item Desciption List:

Crafting Material Changes:
http://hogscrapermods.weebly. com/crafting-material-overrides.html

Engram Overrides:
http://hogscrapermods.weebly. com/engram-overrides.html

Admin resource for changing the health values of my mod's pieces.
http://hogscrapermods.weebly. com/changing-health-values.html

Pickups Via Ini:
Information on how to get this on your server is listed in the features section of the main page of my wiki.
http://hogscrapermods.weebly. com/

Showcase video :

Thank you to everyone who has helped so far with testing! Your input has been invaluable in keeping the loose ends from overwhelming me and getting overlooked. If you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments for this mod. I look forward to what this mod can eventually become!

If you like what I've created and want to help me build a new PC to work on, please click this link!

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Popular Discussions View All (147)
6 hours ago
Oct 23 @ 9:31am
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Manalo 5 hours ago 
@AwesomeAvery any time you have that situation the mod is corrupted and needs to be re-installed.
AwesomeAvery 6 hours ago 
We can't place foundations or even the work stations anymore. Have a fix?
SeñorWilson Oct 22 @ 3:45am 
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TsolYankee Oct 21 @ 4:25pm 
i've been using this mod for over a year now on the island. animals will spawn inside foundations, on occasion inside the building, and often under the structure. just set some animals to wander/agressive for perimeter protection and don't worry about it.
Johnson Oct 18 @ 7:08am 
It starts lagging when I turn around in my castle, (there is no log when I am walking in a straight direction) , what can I do against this?
Manalo Oct 17 @ 9:10pm 
Spawners are stranger on the Center they don't always honor the reservation space that builds are supposed to have.

As for this happening on the island I've never heard of that before.
sscham4013 Oct 17 @ 9:05pm 
We just look for the least amount of agro to build on, lol gotta have our castles ;)
sscham4013 Oct 17 @ 9:04pm 
we are now, but that happened on the the Island map, the dodo's are spawning inside here on the Center as well as Trikes

Manalo Oct 17 @ 6:44pm 
@sscham4013 are you playing on the Center Map?
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