ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Builder's Helmet
Content Types: Mod, Visuals/Sounds, Rebalancing
File Size
1.753 MB
Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:29pm
Oct 3 @ 7:01am
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Builder's Helmet

Builder's Helmet
This Builder's Helmet gives a buff, which helps you to build structures.
The target structure has a colored overlay. You can pick up the structure.

This mod works flawlessly with aberration


This Builder's Helmet gives a buff, which helps you to build structures.
The target structure has an outline effect. the outline can have one of seven different colors.
You can change the color by pressing the "Weapon Accessory" key (default "N" key).
Another great feature is, that you can pick up every structure you target.
This should work with any structure, even from other mods.

To pick up the structure press the "Drop Item" key (default "O" key). There is no timer to pick up, be carefull.
The rights for picking up is handled just as destroying a structure, but can be configured (see below)

Try this:
If you can't reach a structure without jumping you jump and press and hold the "Use"-key (E). The outline marks the selected structure.
Now press the "Drop Item"-Key (O) while holding E and you will pick up the structure.

The Builders Helmet can be configured to multiply the crafting speed up to 5. The default "1" (see below)
The Builders Helmet can be configured to set the weight of the character. The default is "disabled" (see below)


- character level: 1
- engram points: 2

required resources:
  • 2 stone
  • 10 fiber

Admin command:
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BuildersHelmet/PrimalItemArmor_BuilderHelmet.PrimalItemArmor_BuilderHelmet'" 1 0 0
Hide Engram (Game.ini)
(in Shootergame\Saved\config\WindowsNoServer folder for single player, in Shootergame\Saved\config\WindowsServer folder or LinuxServer folder for server)
[Builders Helmet] NoCollision=True/False No Collision for all placements which would throw the error "is obstructed" PreventPickUp=True/False set to True to disable picking up structures (default: False). PickUpDamaged=True/False If True structures can be picked up, even if damaged. (default: False) CraftingSpeedMultiplier=1.0
1.0 to 5.0 increases the crafting speed (default 1.0)
MaxWeight=0 0 to 2000 set MaxWeight=0 do disable MaxWeight(default). All other values overrides the players max weight for all players NoOutlineEffect=True/False Toggles the OutlineEffect on or off for all players(default: False) TimeToPickUp=3600 Set the time for structures to pick up in seconds, after the this time the structure is not pickupable anymore. (default=0 timer is disabled) NoCollisionKey=None/Alt/Ctrl/Shift example: NoCollisionKey=Shift (default: Alt) those keys are only the keys on the left side of the keyboard. None means that no additional keypress is required FreeFloors=True/False (False: default) for snapping foundations side by side. The builders helmet is indestructable but gives only 10 protection. HideBuffIcon=True/False (default False) to disable the buff icon PickUpBlacklist=StructureItem Class Name,StructureItem Class Name comma separated list of item class names (do not forget the _C postfix. those items are NEVER pickupable example: PickUpBlacklist=PrimalItemStructure_TekTransmitter_C PickUpWhitelist=StructureItem Class Name,StructureItem Class Name comma separated list of item class names (do not forget the _C postfix. those items are always pickupable, only relevant if pickup timer is set. example: PickUpWhitelist=PrimalItemStructure_Furniture_WoodTable_C
The Outline Effect can pe toggled by the "MapMarker"-Key (default P)
I had to change the "Prevent Pick Up Damaged" to "Pick Up Damaged" to be clearer. As default a damaged structure should not be pickable.

Please have a look on the video above.
How it works: As you place a structure it shows a green preview if the structure can be placed and red if the structure is not placeable.
During placement press LEFT ALT key to disable the collision and you can place structures mostly anywhere by left clicking.
Sometimes the structure stays red, this is because this structures have to be used by the player, and on this location it is not possible if it is placed there.
Use at your own risk!

Max Weight: max weight raised to 5000
Plants can not be picked up anymore.

Colorize the helmet! Equip your monkey, kairuku, jerboa!

Fixed issues with other mods (for insider: blocking the trace)

This mod is in beta state, feel free to test it and send feedback please!

If you like my mod, please thumb up and share the link with your friends.

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This mod/code/work is protected by the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons License.
Popular Discussions View All (28)
Oct 21 @ 6:19am
Servers Running This Mod
Jun 23 @ 11:44pm
Carry weight doesn't seem to work
Apr 28 @ 4:08am
Build on the sea
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Romssak 20 hours ago 
How to change the weight and stuff...
Go to
and add this to the GameUserSettings.ini file.

[Builders Helmet]
(or some other stuff that you want to add)

___-Altair-___ 20 hours ago 
No collision place dont work on aberration for some reason
Grebog  [author] Dec 13 @ 1:27am 
@Red this mod should work, i was not able to test my mods yet, because i have a very slow internet connection to download aberration. But I will test my mods today.
Red Dec 12 @ 10:01pm 
Does this need to be updated for Aberration or will it work as-is?
Grebog  [author] Dec 4 @ 8:21am 
I would be very happy if you would vote for my Dino Patrol Mod!
You only need to link the login with your steam account. First click the link in the upper right corner of the contest page. (Sign in through Steam). After logged in, click the "VOTE NOW" link and vote!
Thank you for your support!

Ich würde mich sehr freuen, wenn Du für mein Dino Patrol Mod abstimmen würdest:
Du musst nur den Login über die Steam verknüpfen, damit Du abstimmen kannst.
Klick dafür auf der Contest Seite auf den Link rechts oben (Sign in through Steam). Nach dem Einloggen klicke auf "VOTE NOW" unf gib Deine Stimme ab.
Vielen Dank für Deine Hilfe!
Crimson_Angel184 Nov 28 @ 9:51pm 
where do you go to set the carry weight? is it in console commands?
Dominus Nov 26 @ 10:04pm 
@Grebog Thank you! I just wanted to be sure that if I should need to uninstall the mod, it won't cause issues with my saved Arks. I'm looking forward to installing it tomorrow. :)
Grebog  [author] Nov 26 @ 10:35am 
@Dominus you can deinstall this mod without any issues. But why should you? ;-)
Dominus Nov 26 @ 9:25am 
I'm new to Ark mods. I know if you disable/uninstall some mods (those that add new items to the game), the items they've added will disappear. I'd like to try Builder's Helmet, but if I decide to remove it later, will it cause any problems (other than the helmet disappearing from my inventory)? Will anything I've moved or picked up using the mod be deleted or removed? Are there any other issues I should know about if I remove the mod later? Thanks!
izmirak50 Nov 15 @ 12:41pm