ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Automated Ark
Content Types: Mod, Structures, Rebalancing
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Dec 4, 2016 @ 7:32pm
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Automated Ark

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With over 1000 hours of development and testing, Automated Ark seeks to eliminate the tedious chores in Ark so you can spend more time Raiding Dinos and Taming Players!

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Automated Ark is a modification for ARK Survival Evolved that adds an array of useful devices to make some of the more boring tasks in Ark a little more tolerable.

AA:: Achatina Paste Collector collects Achatina Paste from the ground and from the snails inventory! It also collects the organic Polymer and can store it for an extended amount of time!

AA:: Auto Compost Bin collects poop off the ground and adds it to nearby dung beetles. Once dung beetles are full it adds the poop into its own inventory and adds just the right amount of thatch from nearby storage to convert it into fertilizer. It then adds the fertilizer to the fertilizer silo if there is space.

AA: Cauldron is a fast way to cook anything you need. It will fill water jars and does not need to be irrigated! It can be used as a water source for your base. No more pipes running miles to water to cause server lag! Shows all engrams for food and kibble, and has auto pulling! Includes a reusable mindwipe!

AA:: Dehydrator Runs off of Electricity and makes Jerky at a faster rate with no need for oil or sparkpowder. Also extends the spoiling time of jerky.

AA:: Egg Crate collects all eggs from the ground and stores them for easy access! Egg collection time can be changed in the ini settings Can also collect fertilized eggs, but will not pick up fertilized eggs near other tribe dinos. Fertilized eggs can be "cooked" before pickup making the egg crate only pick them up once their Incubation is below 15%

AA:: Egg Incubator provides the proper insulation to hatch any egg in its nearby range! Requires electricity

AA: Fertilizer Silo - The Fertilizer Silo collect fertilizer from dung beetles and compost bins and then fill all crop plots in its radius every hour with fertilizer. This can also be done manually via the Radial Menu. This takes the hassle out of keeping those Species X full and keeping your garden going!
**Now pulls from nearby dung beetles and storage before filling!**

AA:: Grinder has a fully customizable return rate in the ini setting. Picks up any dropped items off of the ground. Can be powered by gas or electricity. Has a GRIND ALL button in the radial wheel, and can grind Metal Ingots back to raw metal for those using mods like Castles and Keeps to turn your drops back into raw metal if you wish.

AA:: Industrial Forge pulls raw metal from nearby dinos and melts it at 1.5 times the speed of a normal forge. (ini option for speed coming soon) The forge is also 60% smaller than a normal forge.

OCD Vaults:: Place this vault and then its inventory will be the first resource added to it. Once an inventory is selected, the vault will then automatically pull the selected resource from storage you have selected in the Select Storage to Pull From UI. Makes for easy inventory management, especially when combined with the AA: Grinder! Just drop everything on the ground and it will be picked up by the grinder and then sorted into the vaults! Tag anything with a * in its custom name and the vaults will never pull from it. This is very useful if you tag everything and then use the Select All button to select what to pull from.

AA:: Vault Remote. Used to to control all nearby vaults at the same time! Controls Storage to Pull from with Left Click or FIRE button. Right Click or ALT FIRE will make all nearby vaults pull resources to them at the same time. Craftable in Player Inventory.

AA:: Oil Drum collects oil from nearby dinos and stores Organic Oils for an extended time.

AA: Refridgerator and Freezer work just like a refridgerator and freezer. The freezer is a seperate stucture that stacks on top of the refridgerator and keep food even longer! They store all the usual stuff plus Electric Tranq Darts, Organic Polymer, Leech Blood, and Wyvern Milk.

AA:: Refrigerated Chem Bench works like a normal chem bench, but does NOT require gasoline and keeps meat and berries longer! When you click on a blueprint in the Checm Bench a new Pull Resources button and Pull Resources x1000 will appear. Click this button to automatically pull the resources you need to make that blueprint from the storage you have selected in the "Select Storage to Pull From" UI.

AA:: Refrigerated Feeding Trough keeps meat from spoiling so fast in you troughs. Hold Sweet Veggie Cakes for snails, and Wyvern Milk for Wyverns!

AA:: Smithicator is a 2 part structure that is a smith and a fabricator combined to save space. The Smithicator Top (fabricator) snaps onto the top of the smithy, similar to the freezer and refrigerator. The Top requires power and crafts everything a Fabricator can craft. The Base is a smithy and crafts everything a smithy can craft. The base requires no power. The top structure shares the same "Pull From" structures as the base for the Auto Pulling of resources. (ways to change pull amount coming soon) with Default settings it has 2x crafting speed. Can be edited in the ini settings from 1x-1000x for high rate servers. (all crafting structures use this modifier except compost bin which has its own)

AA:: Spoiling Bin spoils meat at an extremely high rate do to the lack of cleaning it, ever. This pulls spoiled meat from all nearby dinos.

AA:: Veggie Crate collects Veggies and Berries from nearby crop plots!

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If you want to experience this mod as we intended it then please join us on our Ark Server: Dreamtime PVP 4xXP 4xT 2xH 5xBreed +Events. We have this mod installed along with several of our other popular mods. New players and experienced players are both welcome. Join our growing community and talk with us when we're online.


The ModID for this mod is: 812655342

If you are running this mod on a dedicated server you must specify this mod ModID as a commandline arguement GameModIds=812655342 or as ActiveMods=812655342 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 fully stackable and does *NOT* need to be called first.

Known Issues

None at this moment

If you have any ideas for how this issue can be resolved then please leave a comment below, I would appreciate it

Huge thanks to Jslay, Woeful Macabre, Poker, Mezzo, Tao, Ghazlawl, Chris and anyone else I'm forgetting for all their help getting this mod built and stable!
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Dr. Claw Nov 23 @ 2:20pm 
Don't know if this will help but... I had a raft with 2 OCD Valts on it. one on time of the other. I made a new raft and was moving my stuff over and grabed the bottom one first. The top one automatically destroyed. After this happend no one can place a OCD vault on the raft. I have not tested a land building because we are a moble tribe. If this helps with fixing a but that would be great.
Player1 Nov 20 @ 9:25pm 
will this be continuing in aberration?
jack_pott Nov 20 @ 8:33pm 
And another one: Organic Polymer disappears from the freezer
Merako Nov 20 @ 2:01am 
Is it possible to fix the Dupe Glich for the AA Fabricator, if you make a tek trapdoor you get 4 trapdoors for 1 element. and if they grind it you get 4 element back.
flikamasha Nov 18 @ 7:23pm 
@Minister Oak, ok to putting the milk in my Wyvern did the same thing. I put a comment on the stacking mod im using about this. Thanks for your help.
flikamasha Nov 18 @ 6:42pm 
@Minister Oak, I didn't know that. Ill try maybe leaving it in my Wyvern and see what happens.
Minister Oak Nov 18 @ 10:44am 
@filkamasha, in the vanilla game milk does not stack. so you may have an issue with the stacking mod you use. have you confirmed if this issue occurs in other storage containers outside this mod?
flikamasha Nov 18 @ 7:09am 
So I put Wyvern Milk in the freezer and the refrigerator but when my server restarts all of the milk goes away except 1. So say a stack of like 60 milk will go right down to 1 when the server restarts. Any further restarts from then on is ok just if it is a stack of 2 or more. Please tell me there is a fix for this.
Milano Nov 18 @ 6:52am 
Nevermind. I picked it up and re-placed it and now it works
Milano Nov 18 @ 6:49am 
I can not access the inventory for the automated refrigerated feeding trough.... Anyone else? It's pulling and feeding fine, i just can't view the inventory.