ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Dino Colors Plus
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Feb 26, 2016 @ 7:39am
May 11, 2017 @ 2:59am
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Dino Colors Plus

Dino Colors Plus is a modification for ARK Survival Evolved that adds a greater variety of colors to the dinosaurs in the game. It also adds babies to most species and allows Doedicurus to attack while being carried!

Have you become tired of the dull, drab and earthy tones of most of the Ark dinosaurs? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride a vividly bright Argentavis into battle? Or to wander the swamps on a frog that reminds you of Kermit the Frog? How about the fear that a bold red Giganotosaurus might evoke in the eyes of your enemy? Or the laughter that your pink Parasaur might cause if you were ever game enough to ride it out of your front gate...

This modification adds to the color options available to wild dinos. The dull, drab and earthly colored dinosaurs will still be available, but so will some more exciting options. Colors are created randomly when the dinosaur is spawned and we take no responsibility for any color combinations that look dreadful!

NOTE! This mod is made to replace the 'Improved Dinos - Rare Spawns' mod and they must not be loaded together. Please backup your island first, but changing from the 'Improved Dinos - Rare Spawns' to this mod will not lose any of your dinosaurs, their colours will just revert to something a bit more boring. On the plus side, you will now have proper spawning of wild dinosaurs, including the Gallimimus, along with a host of other fixes to issues caused by that mod becoming out-dated.

What dinosaurs are colored?

As of the latest release the following dinosaurs are available in a wider variety of colors:

* Achatina
* Allosaurus
* Ammonite
* Angler fish
* Ant
* Ankylo
* Archaeopteryx
* Argentavis
* Arthropluera
* Baryonyx
* Basilosaurus
* Beaver
* Beelzebufo
* Bronto
* Carno
* Chalicotherium
* Coel
* Compy
* Daeodon
* Dilophosaur
* Dimetrodon
* Dimorphodon
* Diplocaulus
* Diplodocus
* Direwolf
* Direbear
* Dodo
* Doedicurus
* Dragonfly
* Dunkleosteus
* Electrophorus
* Equus
* Eurypterid
* Ichthy
* Ichthyornis
* Iguanodon
* Gallimimus
* Giant Bee
* Giganotosaurus
* Gigantopithecus
* Kairuku
* Kaprosuchus
* Kentrosaurus
* Jerboa
* Liopleurodon
* Lymantria
* Lystrosaurus
* Mammoth
* Manta
* Mantis
* Megaladon
* Megaloceros
* Megalosaurus
* Mesopithecus
* Microraptor
* Morellatops
* Mosasaurus
* Moschops
* Onyx
* Oviraptor
* Ovis Aries
* Pachy
* Pachyrhinosaurus
* Parasaur
* Paraceratherium
* Pegomastax
* Pelagornis
* Piranha
* Phiomia
* Plesiosaur
* Pteranadon
* Procoptodon
* Pulminoscorpious
* Purlovia
* Quetzal
* Raptor
* Rex
* Rock Elemental
* Sabercat
* Sabertooth Salmon
* Sarco
* Spino
* Stego
* Tapejara
* Terror Bird
* Titanboa
* Titanosaur
* Therizinosaurus
* Thorny Dragon
* Thylacoleo
* Trilobite
* Trike
* Troodon
* Turtle
* Tusoteuthis
* Woolly Rhino
* Vulture

What dinosaur colors should we update next? Leave a comment with the dinosaurs you most want to see made more colorful!

Team Mod Plus Discord

Come and join us on our Discord[] to get update notifications, contact the Devs directly for support or just hang out!

Known Issues

Please understand the limitations of this mod, especially the first one:

1) Dinosaurs that spawn after installing this mod will all be Dino Color Plus versions of each dinosaur. This means that if you uninstall this mod in the future you will lose any dinosaurs tamed that are Dino Color Plus variants. All color mods, to the best of our knowledge, have this limitation. We are working on a solution, but it isn't in this release.

2) Dino Color Plus dinosaurs can only mate and be mate boosted with other Dino Color Plus dinosaurs (this includes dinosaurs caught in the wild while running the IDRS mod). This means that Dino Color Plus dinosaurs are unlikely to be able to mate or be mate boosted with your existing dinosaurs. Your existing dinosaurs can still mate and mate boost other existing dinosaurs though.

3) When the Ark Developers add new dinosaurs they will automatically spawn on your map as non-Dino Color Plus dinosaurs. It will take us a little bit of time to add a Dino Color Plus variant of each new dino to the mod and any dinosaurs caught before the Dino Color Plus variant will be unable to mate or be mate boosted by the Dino Color Plus version. Where possible we will add Dino Color Plus variants for new dinos to this mod before they are officialy released by the Ark Developers.

Cheat Codes

You can find cheat codes for spawning in Dino Colors Plus Creatures under the Discussion tab.


The ModID for this mod is: 632898827

If you are running this mod on a dedicated server you must specify this mod ModID as a commandline arguement GameModIds=632898827 or as ActiveMods=632898827 in GameUserSettings.ini. You only need to specify it as a commandline arguement -OR- in the ini file - not both :) If you have another mod running then use a comma to separate the mod numbers. This mod is stackable but must be called first.

Installation Instructions

Check the Discussions tab for the installation instructions.

Servers Running This Mod

You can find a list of servers in the Discussion tab: Servers Running Dino Colors Plus

Is your server running this mod? Would you like to let others know? Visit the Discussion Thread and leave the details of your server so that others can join it.

Verson History

Release v2.6 - Added Daeodon, Giant Bee, Liopleurodon and Kentrosaurus.
Release v2.5a - Changed new aquatic eggs to spawn correct dino class.
Release v2.5 - Adding Equus, Ichthyornis, Iguanodon. First test to see if classic fliers can be included in the mod.
Release v2.4 - Adding Ammonite, Electrophorus, Microraptor and Thylacoleo. Added wood weight modifier to Therizino and oil weight modifier to Basilosaurus.
Release v2.3 - Adding Ovis Aries, Baryonyx, Basilosaurus and Purlovia. Added chance for babies to spawn for several more species (Direbears, Kapro, Jerboa, Chalicotherium to name a few).
Release v2.2b - Removed Mosa and Squid remapping until Studio Wildcard resolve remapping issues.
Release v2.2a - Changed Therizinosaurus back to default food as the devs didn't intend for it to eat fertilised eggs. Cleared old files to see if there's any change to buggy Mosa spawns on The Island.
Release v2.2 - Added colors for the Pegomastax, Therizinosaurus, Troodon and Tusoteuthis. Added weight modifiers to raw materials in the inventories of several creatures including the Dire Bear, Dire Wolf, Pelagornis and more.
Release v2.1 - Added colors for the Achatina, Megalosaurus, Moschops and Pachyrhinosaurus.
Release v2 - Added Chalicotherium, Kaprosuchus and Diplocaulus.
Release v1.9a - File changes to resolve an issue with Linux servers. Thanks to Clamchowder for figuring this out.
Release v1.9 - Added colors for the Archaeopteryx, Jerboa, Lymantria, Mantis, Morellatops, Rock Elemental, Tapejara, Thorny Dragon and Vulture. Temporarily removed Ankylo inventory engrams until they can persist through server reboot. Added weight modifiers for stone and obsidian in Doed inventories.
Release v1.8 - Added colors to the Titanosaur. Refined the Ankylo Mortar and Pestle functionality so it persists through server restarts.
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dixon muhbuttle Jan 1 @ 8:04am 
i am only seeing certain dinos in the variant colors i.e moschops bronto parasaur and dilo. not seeing any raptors or rexes that are different colors
*Anuskitzler* Dec 26, 2017 @ 5:19am 
huhu!wann kommt ein update für abberation???
BirdBurger Dec 15, 2017 @ 2:09am 
BeaSTWiTHiN Dec 14, 2017 @ 9:39pm 
Get well soon Kiety, this is a great mod.
Kiety  [author] Dec 14, 2017 @ 11:44am 
This mod is currently on hold - My Dev Kit is not working, my health has been bad and I would prefer to do a rework with ini options over continuing this version further. Sorry guys but the Ark Devs just don't provide enough support to modders and the Dev kit is too unstable/too infrequently updated.
TrinkBell Dec 3, 2017 @ 4:40pm 
The dev needs to find someone willing to take this over cause its a shame to see this mod go to waste. Nov 15, 2017 @ 3:21pm 
This mod does not override Game.ini. If you want to prevent a dino from spawning, you have to use the classname that DCP gives the custom dinoes: Ankylo_Character_BP_AllColors (you can find more info in the Discussions tab.

Sorry, no idea if it possible to disable spawning of baby dinos. They are quite useless to tame anyway, since Wildcard changed the eating interval for untamed baby dinos...
(BAMF) Telly Nov 12, 2017 @ 1:42pm 
i had dinos removed from my server and this mod overides my game.ini and now i cant get rid of the anky doed and brontos from my server wich are annoying and lags out the server a high rate but dont want players to lose their new tames now by removing the mod but looks like i might not have a choice.
Rusty Nov 10, 2017 @ 2:44pm 
another quick question, is there a way to disable the baby spwaning?
Rusty Nov 8, 2017 @ 8:49am 
ok thank you for the advise