ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Advanced Thatch
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Jan 21, 2017 @ 4:09pm
Jun 15, 2017 @ 8:38pm
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Advanced Thatch

18 New primal structures with a new HD look and thatch based.

When we first started playing ARK, we were like everybody else: alone, naked and cold. As Bear Grylls taught us in Man vs Wild, building a shelter is your first priority. Searching desperately into the engram list, the first structure we have access to is the thatch. Ok, find wood, thatch and fiber! Done! Now craft it and finally place it.
Days passed, weeks, months… We almost thought: “Hey, let’s play Rust instead”. But we love ARK so much ! Let’s build our own thatch structures like we would do it in a real (virtual) survival situation! We installed the SDK, designed our dream thatch structures, modeled it, textured it and here it is!

Mod released version v1.13
Mod ID : 847495728
Mod Download Size : 69.0 Mb

The Assets:
✔ Thatch Foundation
✔ Thatch Wall
✔ Thatch Doorframe
✔ Thatch Door
✔ Thatch Ceiling
✔ Thatch Sloped Roof
✔ Thatch Half Wall Left
✔ Thatch Half Wall Right
✔ Thatch Ramp
✔ Thatch Pillar
✔ Thatch Railing
✔ Thatch Ladder
✔ Thatch Catwalk
✔ Thatch Window
✔ Thatch Window Frame
✔ Thatch Cage Door
✔ Thatch Cage Doorframe
✔ Thatch Cage Wall
More to come!

The Look:
✔ Textures based on real life leafs, wood and bamboo pictures.
✔ More organized assembly.
✔ SubSurface Scattering (you can also disable it in the graphics settings)
✔ Normal Mapping
✔ Physical destruction
✔ Clean alpha
✔ 4K textures (True in-game 4K textures hack)

The Performances:
✔ The whole structure set is using the same unique UV space,(~80% less memory usage for thatch structures - meaning that graphic cardz are gonna be happier)
✔ One simple unique shader for entire structure set.
✔ Polygons optimisation ~30% less than original depending on the model.

The Gameplay:
✔ Amount of resources needed between Thatch and Wooden legacy structures.
✔ More Strength than legacy Thatch
✔ 100% snap compatible with legacy structures
✔ Add new Thatch Structures; Ramp, Pillar, Railing.
✔ Craft speed 1.0 (Craft repair 5.0)

Global tests:
✔ The Island
✔ The Center
✔ Primitive Plus
✔ Scorched Earth
✔ Ragnarok

A Little Further Out
🔨 Improved MOD Stability
🔨 New structures: TrapDoor Frame, TrapDoor, Elevator, Stairs, Dino Gate, Dino Gateway, New Cage Structures and much more!
🔨 Texture variation over time!
🔨 Ceiling look improved
🔨 Custom paint work available
🔨 More polygons optimisation (mainly on ropes and destructive meshes)
🔨 Improved polygons collisions
🔨 Shader optimisation
🔨 Specific Representative "on-ground" meshes for dropped thatch resource and thatch structures.

Popular Discussions View All (8)
Jan 13 @ 2:52pm
PINNED: All your suggestions here
Mar 6 @ 3:26pm
PINNED: /!\ Bug Report /!\
May 31, 2017 @ 11:37am
PINNED: Work In Progress !
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Myst Mar 8 @ 6:44pm 
I So love Building with Thach, Thanks so much for making this mod!!!! thanks for Beter Duribility too. how long will it last? hopefull as long as wood or even longer would be WONDERFUL :)
Jamez Raynor Feb 16 @ 6:15pm 
Ok sweet. :)
Crite  [author] Feb 16 @ 4:28pm 
@Jamez Raynor Hello ! Our model is ready it just need the Unreal integration, I hope we could do it in march !
Jamez Raynor Feb 16 @ 2:14pm 
Could you make a cage foundation and ceiling out of bamboo? I don't really like the thatch ones.
Crite  [author] Jan 21 @ 9:31am 
@Rhia, thank you so much, actually it's our first ARK mod.
Rhia Jan 21 @ 5:22am 
I love the look of this mod, made me actually want to use thatch on our private pve server for aesthetic building. Are there any more mods in your portfolio that give the same treatement to the other vanilla wall assets?
MRIC (rooky) Jan 18 @ 5:32pm 
thank you, good luck
Crite  [author] Jan 18 @ 3:45pm 
@MRIC Hello, it still continues to crash. I am currently building a new PC I hope it will work on it !
MRIC (rooky) Jan 18 @ 1:21pm 
hello Crite
Is there any progress on the devkit stability ?
GrimWolf Dec 31, 2017 @ 12:34pm 
I woukd love to see a tek update