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Builder's Helmet
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Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:29pm
Jun 22 @ 10:20am
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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.

Most parts are reworked. Many parts of the code run now on the client side. only the ini entries handling and the pickup is handled on the server.

The outline color is now saved in the player data when removing the helmet. (known issue since ARK patch 259.21: saving does not work, i am waiting for an ARK fix)
The buff icon now shows the outline color and the state of the outline (on/off)

Placing structures with no collision should work again in single player.
Sometimes the buff is not correctly set after game restart, this should now work.

New ini Entry:
HideBuffIcon=True/False (default False) to disable the buff icon

Obsolete Ini Entries
CraftingSpeedMultiplier ini entry removed to take care of the Ark Patch 259
OutlineThickness ini entry removed

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 [OutlineThickness=1.0-20.0[/b]
Sets the line thickness for the outline effect for all players(Default: 6.0)[/strike]
Toggles the OutlineEffect on or off for all players(default: False)
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[/code]
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![/h1]

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!

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Popular Discussions View All (23)
Jun 23 @ 11:44pm
Carry weight doesn't seem to work
Jun 11 @ 1:50am
Servers Running This Mod
Apr 28 @ 4:08am
Build on the sea
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Grebog  [author] Jun 24 @ 1:02pm 
@iamTK: Yes, to activate the weight cheat you need to alter the GameUserSettings.ini
iamTK Jun 24 @ 10:49am 
do i need to add to the .ini files to get this working? I can build the helmet but my weight is not working.
Grebog  [author] Jun 22 @ 7:39am 
@Zenpai i tested this ini entry:
and works
Grebog  [author] Jun 22 @ 7:25am 
@Crypto Logiq , No problem. i am willing to help the users, who uses my mods as best as i can (and not ignore them, like a few other modder do)
Crypto Logiq ® Jun 22 @ 7:15am 
omg, i m very stupid... i have a doublons on my server setting gameuser.ini and gameuserssettings.ini on ftp server, i have delete it (gameusers.ini) and it's works fine now !
it's ok for me ! thanks for your help !
Zenpai Jun 22 @ 6:15am 
Does the blacklist function work with modded structures? Trying to disable pickup for Town plots from RPGTowns mod. Thanks!
Grebog  [author] Jun 22 @ 6:12am 
i will be updating my mod today to version 2.0 . perhaps this will solve your issues (but i am afraid the error is not related to my mod)
Crypto Logiq ® Jun 22 @ 6:05am 
i come back for drop infos of this if i find a solutions on my problem...
Grebog  [author] Jun 22 @ 5:03am 
@Crypto Logiq: i have copied your ini entries in my single player GUS.ini:
the weight and crafting speed is set correctly. (btw i figured out a NoCollision bug in single player, i know it works in the past, but perhaps the ark devs have changed some things again...)
Crypto Logiq ® Jun 22 @ 4:49am 
i don't think it's other mod because is not possible, i have tested on new map generation with your mod only on local game...