ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Jeremy Drake Stieglitz  [developer] Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:13pm
-Patch Notes- Current (v258.921) & Upcoming
Current ARK Official Server Network Servers Version: v258.921

A Little Further Out
- "Boss Wars"
- More Creatures, Gear, Armors, Weapons, & Structures!
- DirectX12 Mode for Windows 10! Approximate +20% perf
- Random GPU Driver crash fix: TrueSky
- GPU & CPU rendering optimizations
[MORE NOTES TO COME]

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- Ragnarok singleplayer data has moved.

SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\SavedArksLocal

Within this folder, move your Ragnarok save file and player data (LocalPlayer.arkprofile) in SavedArksLocal into it's own Ragnarok folder (the folder will be created once you load Ragnarok again for the first time since the patch).


Current Version: v259.21
* Fixed Primitive/Primitive+ servers (and any Mod/INI) which uses custom Engram lists not having correct Engrams available
* Fixed Baby Dinos falling through the floor
* Fixed a crash that could occur with certain mods like Structures+

v259.1

- Fixed a gameplay crash
- Fixed an issue where the ARK Data tab wasn't correctly showing in Supply Crates for clients on Dedicated Servers. In Single Player and Non Dedicated, you will need to use an Obelisk.
- Fixed the ATV Engram being visible and craftable on Dedicated Servers. You can still spawn them in, or add it manually, or via being Alpha Ascended in Single Player. 

v259.0

One Time Player Respec Applied To All Characters

- New Item: Tek Tapejara Saddle!
- New Skill: Crafting Skill! Replaces Crafting speed. Crafting Skill increases crafted blueprint quality by up to a 33% multiplier on bonus stats for 100 points into Crafting Skill. The item then displays your name and your tribe name and indicates what percent bonus you received when crafting. It still increases the rate at which you can craft items, as well as grants higher stat benefits from cooking custom recipes.
- New Feature: Corpse Locator! Upon death, a beam of light shoots into the sky to help the player locate where they died. Enabled on Official Servers by default. Add bUseCorpseLocator=true to your Game.ini for server use.
- New Host Option: Disable Structure Placement Collision! Unofficial Servers and single-players can enable this feature to allow them to place structures that clip into terrain. Add bDisableStructurePlacementCollision=true to your Game.ini for server use.
- New Host Option: Use Singleplayer Settings! When enabled, this edits all game settings to be more balanced for an individual player experience. Add bUseSingleplayerSettings=true to your Game.ini for server use. This is automatically enabled for Non Dedicated servers too, you can disable it in your host menu settings, or set the ini to false.
- New Host Option: Fast Decay! Enable this option for a fixed constant decay period for "Fast Decay" structures (such as pillars or lone foundations). Add FastDecayInterval (default is 43200) to your Game.ini for server use.
- New kill, death, speech, and talking icons added.
- Implemented hibernation from console to PC, which introduces over 500MB saved in memory for spawning dinos.
- Fixed graphical issue with crops appearing massive.
- Fixed player ragdolls becoming malformed when falling from great heights.
- Fixed player getting stuck in rocks/trees/structures when logging out in single player.
- Fixed dino spawning issues in single player that caused over-spawning of certain creatures over time and issue where spawns were becoming depopulated.
- Fixed single player settings via the slider from resetting.
- Fixed BabyCuddleIntervalMultiplier setting via the host menu.
- Fixed traps not working after a game/server restart (bear traps, species Y traps, narcotic traps, alarms).
- Fixed various lighting issues on The Island and The Center.
- Fixed low landscape LODs on both the Center and the Island when using low viewing distance (certain landscape will stream in better quality from further away, e.g. skull island on the Center).
- Improved war paint on female model around the hairline.
- Fixed issue where player appeared to be floating above the saddle when boarding a dino while crouching.
- Fixed electrical cables appearing unpowered when reloading a single-player game.
- Fixed issue where logging out in single-player while holding a shield showed the player holding two shield on relog.
- Fixed Explorer Note sorting.
- Fixed ATV from repeatedly honking when leaving and entering render distance.
- Changed the Tribe Manager to have Tribe Log highlighted by default when using a controller.
- Fixed grappling hook being enlarged when shooting at a Large Storage Box.
- Colorized boss health bars to indicated boss difficulty.
- Added featured to allow players to set the light level of their lamps.
- Changed static mesh of Plant Species X to remove swaying and firing animation to reduce client FPS drops.
- Added on-screen indicator icon when structure placement is in rotation-mode.
- Fixed issue where the cooking pot provided infinite dye.
- Buffs that prevent firing (such as the shock buff) now cause the player to lower their weapon.
- Made Alt-Fire on the paintbrush now “Paint Yourself”.
- Added new live versions of all in-game music.
- Fixed issue in singleplayer where logging out with a tool equipped caused the inventory to lock up.
- Implemented kill zone under the sea floor.
- Fixed Supply Crate SFX to always be audible.
- Fixed issue where respawn animation was not playing in singleplayer.
- Added new music stingers when you tame a creature.
- Increased range of boss music in the arenas.
- Obelisks in singleplayer/non-dedicated now have each boss spawned from a specific obelisk. Transfers can only be done via the obelisk.
- Days are now 25% longer. Night time remains unchanged.
- Tribe ownership settings now default to Personally Owned in singleplayer/non-dedi.
- Fixed issue that causes sitting on a chair on a platform saddle not to calculate player temperature and location appropriately.
- Fixed issue where being unconscious would cause the player not to receive lava damage.
- Tek rifles now stop working in thunderstorms.
- Homing rockets no longer target your own turrets.
- Mindwipe tonic can now only be applied once per level up.
- Stat decrease of blueprints from fishing.
- Reduced max fish size that is catchable with a fishing rod with: Honey to 2.2, Leech Blood to 1.88, and Sap to 0.94.
- Reduced fishing rod effectiveness by 35%.
- Increased Liopleurodon loot quality buff by 20%.
- ATV engram is available in singleplayer after reaching max ascension. 
- Fixed issue where walking through electrical cables and pipes would cause the camera to move around in unintended ways.
- Fixed issue where feeding trough was not updating spoilage timers.
- Fixed issue where the player could get stuck inside doors by closing the door on themself.
- Removed boss arena and Tek Cave timers in non-dedicated.
- PVE no-build functionality has been removed from non-dedi.
- Slightly increased difficulty of the Cavern of Lost Faith.
- Prevented regular dinosaur gateways from supporting behemoth gates.
- Added final statted items to loot crates.
- Fixed canvas not being visible when placed on Tek walls.
- Added lots of crystal, obsidian, and rich metal to all caves except the Tek Cave.
- Re-added metal to the volcano, approximately 70% of its previous resources.
- Added categories for maps in the host menu.
- Added an alternate engram points per level array to non-dedi.
- Fixed issue where wooden cages would heal themselves when picked up.
- Fixed issue where player could wield a riot shield and chainsaw at the same time.
- Decreased mutton effectiveness by 20%. (additional changes to the Kibble system to come)
- Re-balanced speed gained per player level up.
- Fixed not being able to sit in chairs/benches when placed too close to a table.
- Increased radius of house buff by double. Also flagged gate frames as walls which allows them to give the indoor buff.
- Fixed issue where dinos placed in cages would float upwards and glitch out of the cage.
- Fixed an issue where players could not walk inside of fallen redwood trees.
- Corrected specimen implant colors after ascending. 
- Obelisks now save inventory in singleplayer.
- Boss biomes no longer hear time of day transition sounds
- Fixed frozen vacuum chamber walls showing as windows in localized clients
- Reduced Club effectiveness scaling with quality by 55%.

Dino Specific Changes:

- Fixed issue where dino attacks could not do damage under low server FPS.
- Fixed the dino fleeing mechanic so that dinos should no longer run into walls endlessly.
- Fixed the dino fleeing mechanic so that dinos should attempt to run towards the player and not towards water, previously causing them to torpor out in water and drown. In the case where the dino cannot reach the player, it may still end up running towards water via picking a random direction.
- Fixed issue with Thylacoleo, Kaprosuchus, Megalosaurus, and Tuso where when attacking, the creature was able to force the target under world geometry and make them unrideable/unmovable.
- Rebalanced speed gained per tamed level up on all dinos.
- Fixed issue where unconscious player could be pushed through terrain by a Kaprosuchus.
- Fixed issue where Tuso could grab through Iceberg geometry.
- Fixed issue where babies were consuming less food when floating. 
- Fixed issue where babies were consuming more food than intended as they tried to regain health. Regaining health no longer costs food for babies.
- Changed all creature names to use their long form.
- Made Troodons scared of light sources. 
- Raised Ptero saddle level requirement to 38.
- Added damage scalers to Trike and Stego which makes them more resistant to damage.
- Increased Parasaur stamina by 50% and increased its speed in water.
- Increased Angler light radius underwater.
- Decreased amount of fall damage for tamed Giga’s.
- Made Moschops easier to tame.
- Increased insulation ability of Dimetrodon.
- Fixed fur cap on Mesopithecus.
- Fixed Santa hat on Gallimimus.
- Fixed alignment of metal water taps on pipes.
- Rebalanced Equus saddle cost.
- Reduced the gather rates of the Therizino.
- Reduced base damage of wild and tamed Gigas.
- Fixed issues with Ovis and Kentro where their baby/egg would fall through the floor.
- Creatures will no longer drown when they are encumbered.
- Fixed an issue where fish did not appear in Lower South Cave (Cave 1).
- Removed piranha spawns from the shallow pools in the redwoods.
- Decreased wild Carno damage by 15%.
- Reduced Terrorbird spawns in the redwoods.
- Removed Titanosaur spawn from Herbivore Island.
- Fixed issue where beehives were stacking on top of each other.
- Wild Ichthyornis HP reduced by 50%.
- Added HUD notification for Pegomastax when it is not pickpocketing.
- Added HUD message for Ichthyornis stealing, and for Ichthy making you drop your weapon.
- If a tamed Yutyrannus has carno followers, the followers now properly attack the same target.
- Fixed issue where riding on a Phiomia/Carbonemys caused the players size to increase by twice the normal size. 
- Added functionality to allow the Gigantopithecus to gather fiber using the ‘C’ key.
- Added cooldown to Tuso so that it’s ink ability cannot be spammed.
- Increased Trilobite spawns to be more common in shallow areas.
- Made it so that Fertilized eggs do not count towards the egg count in the given area. This was causing fertilized eggs to be laid and the dino to go on breeding cooldown but no actual egg was laid.
- Increased unstasis range on Trilobites, Eurypterids, and Ammonites.
- Deep Ocean Coel added, with increased unstasis range and bias towards being larger sized.
- Land creatures now only receive 50% of their regular additional speed increase while swimming (does not include Spino or amphibians).
- Fixed dung beetles not processing fertilizer correctly after server restart.
- Prevented Pegomastax from attacking when the player has nothing it can steal. 
- Added 30s cooldown after the player is stolen from unless the player attacks the Pego, in which case it will ignore the cooldown.
- Prevented Pegomastax from robbing same-team.
- Fixed issue where passive tames would not resume eating after being knocked out and eventually starve.
- Increased SFX distance for Ichthyornis and Hesperornis.
- Fixed the Egg Hatching bar from disappearing in singleplayer when relogging.
- Fixed issue where torpor stat for newly tamed dinos was not displaying correctly.
- Fixed issue where stasis was reducing the food consumption of dinos.
- Hyaenodon taming now scales properly with taming server settings.
- Reduced turning speed of tames by 0.5s their current speed when they are in combat, so creatures like the Manta and Ptero can turn fast enough to properly attack.
- Enabled pack buff to tamed Kentros.
- Increased duration of Giga roar.
- Fixed Quetzal platform not being paintable.
- Added Spinosaur roar.
- Added missing eating animations and sounds for creatures (should all have a proper animation now! Still have a few more eating sounds to add).
- Prevented baby Thylacoleo’s from spawning on redwood trees when born.
- Improved landing AI for Quetzal and Wyvern.
- Fixed an issue where flyers out of stamina would not auto-land and would get stuck in the air.
- Fixed Megalosaurus breeding to prevent babies from needing/going to sleep.
- Fixed Thylacoleo from always roaring when coming out of stasis.
- Fixed Thylacoleo from assuming a “superman” pose when jumping on a surface it couldn’t climb.
- Fixed Thylacoleo from getting into a state where it would walk forward without player input.
- Fixed server crash caused by Thylacoleo.
- Reduced tail collision on medium and large creatures.
- Fixed babies from ‘growing’ into the ground over time as they aged.
- Improved logic to minimize Sarco tails from gravitating towards ceilings.
- Fixed Move To whistle command to work after dismounting a dino if the dino is in a group, also now plays proper animation.
- Fixed the player from taking damage while riding on a Griffin in singleplayer.
- Added Griffin icon and level up animation.
- Fixed the spyglass not functioning properly while flying on the Griffin.
- Fixed issue where the Griffin gained unintended speed when equipping a weapon.
- Fixed an issue where dinos could aggro turrets even though no damage was being done.

v258.86
* Fixed singleplayer cave spawns on TheIsland and ScorchedEarth
* Fixed Ragnarok not loading on Mac & Linux platforms
Current Version: v258.81
* Fixed tamed Griffin not being ride-able without saddle (there is no Griffin saddle ;)
* Fixed Ragnarok spawn counts being too low
* Fixed Ragnarok high-level Cave Direbears being tameable
* Reorganized more Action Wheel options
v258.8
* Added new Expansion ARK support, Ragnarok:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/642250
v258.71
* Rebalanced Broodmother and streamlined Broodmother arena
* WIP restyling of Action Wheel
v258.62
* Fixed Ammo issue.
v258.61
* Added Tek ATV visuals, and added rideable Passenger Seat to Tek ATV
* Fixed an issue with Character paintings not loading in singleplayer
* Fixed a texture streaming issue
* Fixed some main menu gamepad issues
* WIP reorganization of Dino commands into Action Wheel submenus, much more to come.
v258.6
* New Primitive+ update. Requires server update for Prim+ compatibility!!!
* Updated Host Settings Menu (you can now set most Server Settings thru this UI, and also set which Engrams are available)
* Updated various sounds
* Changed Spider to be able to attack and shoot webbing while moving, and also now the Rider can aim the webbing
* Rebalanced Broodmother (WIP)
v258.5
* Updated Main Menu
* Fixed some Boss Area collisions
* Improved Spider Projectile Aiming
* Concluded 2-Year Anniversary Event
v258.45
* Added client Option to Hide Floating Player Profile Names (Steam User names)
* Fixed some Boss Arena collisions
* Tribes UI now properly alters Tribe Member settings when in "Show Online Tribe Members" view
* Fixed an issue with pressing Escape to close Options menu
* Alpha Tus now drops some regular Tus tentacles again
v258.44
* Shocking Darts can now only be crafted specifically with Tranq Darts, not other Shocking Darts.
* Re-added the "Give Default Survivor Items" checkbox to the Options Menu
* Fertilized Microraptor Eggs will not decompose on the ground anymore
* Further improved ATV handling
* Fixed Babies sometimes starving at low server update rates
v258.42
* Fixed issue where Lio Buff wasn't giving items on various Supply Crates
* Fixed collisions on Gorilla and Dragon arenas
v258.41
* Fixed custom recipe colors not appearing on icons.
* Added "ARK Anniversary Cake Slice" item on servers.
v258.4
* Updated the Pause and Options Menus
* Fixed ATV wheel physics from "flipping" out randomly, drives pretty nice now
* Fixed a crash with Mods
* Fixed particle systems not appearing at large world coordinates
* Made Alpha Leeds more common on The Island, and made them give 5 Blubber items rather than just 1. Also made Alpha Megalodon slightly more common.
v258.35
* Fixed Offline Raid Protection in PvE mode to allow accessing unlocked Item Containers, Pin Locking, and not drowning Tames.
v258.3
* Official PvE changed to use Offline Raid Protection (and you can now enable ORP with ?PreventOfflinePvP=true on PvE servers)
* Changed Direwolves on Scorched Earth to be Lone Wolfs, because with pack they were too strong there
* Achievement cosmetics should now be given properly on modded servers
* Fixed Hesp playing Taming animation when swimming
* Disabled Tribe Transfer Ownership button for Tribe non-Owner
* Saved (per-session) the Show Online Tribemembers view mode in the Tribe Manager
v258.2
* Fixed an issue where Textures were streaming in too slowly
* Fixed Explorer Note / 3D previews being stretched on widescreen displays
* Fixed a crash demolishing motorboat in singleplayer
* Fixed Tamed Yutyrannus not being able to damage various large creatures
* Altered Meglania Kibble recipe to be craftable in cooking pot
* Fixed a Mod crash with UI's
* Fixed Duck not getting beyond 50% Tame Affinity
* Fixed being able access interactions with Arthropluera
* Fixed Wild Allo levels
* Fixed Megalania rotation when climbing in certain narrow corridors
* Fixed Gorilla Boss arena bounary
* Fixed landscape on TheCenter Dragon arena
* Fixed Megalania attack animation in water
* Fixed an auto-turret exploit
* Fixed Hyaenodon losing all affinity when it flees, and reduced Hyaenodon detection range on crouched characters

v258.11
* Fixed not being able to see warpaint on characters (client-side update)
* Fixed crashes that occured loading certain mods (client-side update)
v258.0
* New Weapon: Harpoon Gun (& Tranq Bolts for the Harpoon Gun)
* New Dino: Hyaenodon
* New Dino: Hesperonis
* New Dino: Megatherium
* New Dino: Megalania
* New Dino: Yutyrannus
* New Vehicle: Gas-powered speedy Motorboat
* New Structure: Interactive Toilet http://kotaku.com/the-many-kinds-of-poop-in-ark-survival-evolved-1795315471
* 2 New Hairstyles
* Memory reductions, texture memory & mesh optimization.
* Greater Achievement set, with various cosmetics, hairstyles, & emotes unlocked as you get Achievements.
* New client Options to disable giving cosmetics on respawn, and to disable menu music tracks.
* Re-added the ATV vehicle as work-in-progress "easter egg" for singleplayer and custom servers: Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Vehicles/VH_Buggy/Blueprint/PrimalItemVHBuggy.PrimalItemVHBuggy'
* Massive update to Primitive+ (see Primitive+ patch notes here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/194577-primitive-plus-15-patch-notes-eta-529 )
* Fixed various gameplay exploits and edge cases.
* Direwolf now has pack logic with pack buff
* Fixed bug where Alpha Wild creatures were sometimes improperly buffing enemy (tamed) creatures
* Updated various new UI's to the new style
* 66 new Explorer Notes! (between The Island and ScorchedEarth)
* Ballista/Harpoon Bolt now has significant piercing properties akin to the Composite Arrow
* Redid The Island's ambient sounds and various gameplay sound effects
* Explorer Notes subtitle option button, Explorer Notes translations are WIP
* Tek Projectiles now will not do any damage if they collide with a Structure after 5000 units distance (to balance against Auto-Turrets)
* Various misc map fixes
* All tamed dinos with projectiles now support "Turret" AI mode

v257.57
* Changed animation data format to use compression.
* Note: Up-to-date Linux server version with subsequent crash fixes has now been posted.
v257.5
* Client-side: Added in support for localized Explorer Note subtitles in non-English languages. Will require actual translations being added for the Explorer Notes (which we hope to include in the coming days) before you'll see anything, though translators can use this build to experiment and see the results of their Explorer Note localizations in-game.

v257.499
* Fixed issue with Engrams not being learnable on Unofficial Servers
* Fixed issue with downloading Survivors & Ascending on Unofficial Cluster Servers

v257.49
* Server-side: Fixed incorrect collision on TheCenter, and various other misc map issues.
* Fixed a timing related issue with Dino Uploads on Cross ARK Transfers. Requires Server Update.

v257.48
* Fixed issue with Turret auto-targeting

v257.42
* Fixed "Downloading" alternate Survivors behavior when travelling Cross-ARK
* Engram Prerequisites now unlock properly
* Fixed some small possibility of client crashes when unloading streaming levels
* Queen Bees no longer die if you deal too much damage to smashing hives, nor do they lose affinity when taking damage.
* Improved TrueSky and non-TrueSky lighting on TheCenter

v257.4
Highly recommend servers upgrade to this version ASAP!
* Server-side: Fixed incorrect collision on TheCenter, and various other misc map issues.
* Server-side: Fixed Tek Engrams not being learned when defeating Bosses.
* Server-side: Fixed destroying wild beehives reporting into Tribe Log.
* Client-side: Improved Underwater TheCenter lighting
* Client-side: Fixed gamepad input not working properly
* Client-side: Fixed not being able to enter numbers on certain text boxes
* Client-side: Fixed Escape not properly closing Inventory Menu after confirmation dialog
* Client-side: Fixed Drop Torches freaking out on clients
* You can no longer upload Bee Hive items, but now you can upload Queen Bees

v257.22
* Server-side fix: Fixed an incorrect terrain collision, please upgrade your servers to this version!
* Server-side: Disabled "Learn Prerequisites" Engram button for now. Forced a one-time re-specdue to a prior Engram allocation issue.
v257.2
* Server-side fix: Daedon saddle is now craftable at Smithy
* Server-side fix: fixed kill volume protruding thru volcano
* Server-side fix: fixed water physics in an under-lake area near volcano
* Server-side fix: correct level-up number should now be indicated in pop-up text when levelling your dino.
* Client-side : fixed an incorrect streaming volumes near Volcano
* Client-side : fixed a UI crash that could occur with certain Mods
* Client-side : Modified some work-in-progress Quetz sounds
* Client-side : Made Disable Menu Transitions also skip Confirmation Dialogs on Drop-All/Transfer-All, and fixed a visual pop glitch with Inventory Menu opening
v257.0
* New Dino: Giant Bee
* New Dino: Daeodon
* New Dino: Liopleurodon
* New Dino: Kentrosaurus
* New Structure: Tek Cloning Chamber
* New Structure: Tek Megalodon Saddle
* New Structure: Tek Turret
* New Weapon: Tek Grenade
* TEK Cave & Volcano
* "Ascension" Game Progression
* More UI overhauls
* New Hairstyle and Facial Hair
* Approximately 20+ New Explorer Notes
- 15 new music tracks, per-biome and situational
- Full Gamepad input pass (i.e. console gamepad functionality)
- Fixed issue with Cave spawns not functioning properly in singleplayer
- The Center mega-update!
- Engram Tree REVAMP. Forced respec and Max Level set to 100 (before Ascension)! You won't lose your levels or experience, unless you were above 105 which you'll be reset to 100. 
- New Emote

v256.7
* Fixed issue with shotguns not applying damage. Requires server update! Highly recommend servers upgrade to this version!
v256.62
* Ended the "Eggcellent Adventure" event.
v256.6
* Fixed issue with gun usage under high latency scenarios. Clients are required to have at least this version on Officials!
v256.52
* Fixed issue with teleporting when riding dinos.
v256.5
* Fixed several cases where you could clip into world geometry
* Fixed electric structures not remaining properly active within underwater bases (for any which used to be active but are no longer, please access their inventory or interact with them).
v256.44
* Changed the Inventory Menu font to be bolder, and improved the Chatbox font rendering.

v256.43
* Fixed a case where items were being highlighted despite not being able to be used (such as an incorrect saddle)

v256.42
* The gender of a creature now correctly displays in its inventory.

v256.41
* Major UI Rendering optimization

v256.4
* Eggcellent Adventure. During this one-week-only experience, running through April 23, players can collect Special Bunny eggs from Mated Boosted Wild Dodos across the ARK. These eggs can be used in special recipies to craft bunny-themed items such as the Bunny Ears Headband or a Bunny Costume for the Procoptodon!

v256.36
* Added a sort state in the sort context menu.
* An item is now darkened if it cannot be crafted in the owner's inventory.
* Context menu crafting options now correctly display in the event that an item cannot be crafted.
* Craft Submenu is completely disabled if the inventory doesn't allow crafting that item.
* Fixed cases where the inventory would lose the shortcut key information.
* Fixed weird behaviours whem moving items to parent folder, as well as changing folder view whilst inside folder.
* The game now remembers whether you have selected the View Folders button on remote or local inventories.
* Added a slight border to indicate if an item has been selected.
* Repositioned the Egg Incubation bar to make it more visible.

v256.35
* When the inventory is closed HUD text is not displayed.
* Item categories are no longer displayed in Q Mode.
* Supply Drops, Obelisks, and TEK Transmitter no longer default to the Transfer Data Tab.
Current Version: v256.34
* Remote Inventory UI now defaults to old-school ARK combined-engrams view. You can toggle the "Show Engrams" button to get a separate "Crafting" tab as the new-school UI has. The game will remember your setting for this and for whether you were viewing that Crafting tab.
* Fixed an issue where free-blank-slots in remote Inventory Boxes were not appearing properly when in "Show Engrams" view.
* New Craft-All Hotkey: A (bindable in INI)
* Inventory Sorting modes now save for local & remote inventories & crafting tabs respectively. (later will have the current Sorting mode indicated on the pop-out menu)
* Fixed Spoil Bars appearing on recipe blueprints
v256.33
* Fixed a crash some players were experiencing when spawning due to UI changes
* Fixed the UI from shrinking when entering the Options menu even when the UI slider was at max.
* Fix to allow transferring directly into folders in the inventory.
* Made inventory filters stay active when switching from inventory to/from crafting.
* Updated various Male Survivor SFX
* The Quick Inventory Slots bar now scales independently from the rest of the UI.
v256.32
* Fixed a networking problem where players were not able to successfully pick up resources. Requires Server Update!
v256.31
UI Related:
* The UI now has scaling Options
* Tooltips can be toggled off within the UI by pressing the "G" key
* Meat cooldown effect no longer occurs in food trough and in dino inventory when not being force fed.
* Fixed UI flicker problem when uploading or downloading creatures in Single Player
* Fixed an issue with chatbox appearing off-screen on 21:9 monitors
* Fixed a visual glitch when you would have more than 2 Markers on a Map
Other:
* Female audio has been revised after collecting feedback from players
v256.3
Dino Related:
* Flier Mk 2: Click here to see the changes to fliers!
* Ridable fliers (not the Moth) now have ground attacks.
* Leeds spawns adjusted so no longer spawning near shorelines
* Ichthyornis no longer gets stuck in corners of underwater bases.
* Leeds will no longer scale in damage/level etc.
* Therizinosaurus spawn weight and aggro ranged decreased
* Quetz' idle stamina consumption reduced by 50%
* Remove Ichthyornis's ability to steal kibble from dino inventories.
* Certain creatures now have special weight reductions for specific resources similar to the Beaver.
- Mammoth reduces weight of wood by 75%
- Ankylo reduces weight of raw metal by 75%
- Doed reduces weight of stone by 75%
- Beaver and SpineyLizard now adjusted to 50% reduction for resource-weight (they do a few) due to being a jack of all trades, as opposed to specialising.

UI Related:
* When there is an item in the crafting queue, upon completion the right-click options would close, this no longer happens.
* Updated the UI to include a way to differentiate regular eggs from fertilized eggs, as well as show a health bar and spoiling bar.
* Taming and Fert eggs now display the progress as a %
* Adjusted Blueprint and Engrams colours to help with readability.
* Craft All now correctly displays Craft 100
* Required Engrams no longer clipping and correctly displayed (We've got an Engram page on the way!)
* Placing your cursor over a broken and pressing 'E' now repairs it.
* When adding multiple stacks into an inventory, the stacks force into stacks of the max size (stacks on deck..)
* Placing your cursor over an engram or blueprint in a remote inventory and pressing 'E' should craft it.
* Tribe Log should now appear correctly upon opening the Tribe Manager for the first time
* Adjusted size of UI box on Raft so it's no longer in the way when placing structures
* Fixed an issue where breeding dinos would show 100% regardless of progress
* Fixed an issue where text was overlapping during the breeding process.
* Added an option to turn on the grinder inside of its remote inventory

Other:
* There is now a 0.2s cooldown on meat consumption
* Use ?OxygenSwimSpeedStatMultiplier=1.0 or other value to increase how. Note: does not currently work on Non-Dedicated Servers (will in the next Major Update due to a network data structure replication limitation).
* When using the server-config bPvEDisableFriendlyFire=True, you are now able to harvest a slaughtered Ovis.
v256.29
* Fixed resource issue. Server Upgrade Highly Recommended!
v256.28
* Fishing rods (BP and item) show effectiveness again.
* Hyperthermic insulation on armor now displayed properly in UI.
* Name of the dino now displays in inventory UI.
* Fixed an additional weight calculation/updating issue. Requires Server Update.
v256.22
* Fixed a crash on client associated with display overstocked inventories.
v256.22
* Fixed a crash associated with updating Weight on platforns. Requires Server Update.
* Made Inventory UI display the empty slots on structures more clearly. Eliminated needless display of extra empty slots on the Craftables panel.
v256.2
* Fixed various weight calculation/updating issues. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed inability to drag equip Weapons onto Mantis on new Inventory UI.
* Fixed new Inventory UI ctrl/shift drag and single-click transfer operations not working on remote inventories.
* Maturation Bar now also displays the numerical progress percent.
* Made item tooltip overlays slightly translucent.
v256.1
* Fixed a common server crash associated with harvesting. Servers should urgently upgrade to this version to avoid crashes!
* Fixed not being able to craft Tributes, and not being able to "Transfer All" from Supply Crates.
v256.0
* New Mechanic: Aquatic & Amphibious Creature Breeding
* New Dino: Equus!
* New Dino: Leedsichthys!
* New Dino: Ichthyornis!
* New Dino: Iguanodon!
* New Structures & Mechanic: Tek Underwater Bases
* New Structure: TEK Teleporter
* New Structure: TEK Mosa Saddle
* New Structure: Tek Power Generator
* Total Inventory Menu redesign (other UI's coming soon!)
* Flyer Nerf (to allow server to recover Stamina when standing on a Flyer, run with ?AllowFlyingStaminaRecovery=true)
* Reduced Vault Size
* Limited one C4 attached per dino, unless you run with this console command: ?AllowMultipleAttachedC4=true
* Sheep now have a "Slaughter" option when you have a club, sword, hatchet etc equipped, also works on PvE
* 1 New Hairstyle and 1 New Facial hairstyle (male and female variants)
* 20+ new Explorer Notes

v255.7
* Potentially fixed a case of disappearing Dinos (not retroactive)
* Added Tribe Log when a Dino starves to death (going forward be sure to look for this if your Dino isn't around!)
v255.62
* Fixed a possible dupe case
* Fixed a server crash with explosives
v255.5
* Fixed issue with turret targeting
* Fixed issue with plant turret debuff
v255.4
* Fixed several spoiling time exploits
v255.3
* Optimized Task Graph and RHI code for approximate 5-8% client side performance gain, and approximate 5% server performance gain.
* Disabled Loot Giving for jumping puzzle on TheCenter, for now.
v255.2
* Ammonite Blood can no longer be applied on Fishing Rods (for now)
* Wild Thylacoleo now properly attach to trees
* Tamed Thylacoleo can now pounce-grab wild creatures on PvE
* Increased item stat clamp on Official Servers to better reflect top-tier items (and properly clamped items in CrossARK Tribute Storage).
* Added menu to list and download monthly Sponsored Mods
* Fixed an OpenGL crash that could affect Linux/SteamOS/Mac
v255.1
* Fixed issue seeing the tooltip for Fertilized Eggs
* Fixed issue with MaxPersonalTamedDinos value not decrementing when Unclaiming Dinos that were loaded from save data.
v255.0
* New Dino: Electrophorus!
* New Dino: Microraptor!
* New Dino: Ammonite!
* New Dino: Thylacoleo!
* New Structure: Tek Forcefield
* New Structures: Tek Tileset & Tek Doors
* New additional head head hairstyle and additional facial hairstyle
* 30 new Explorer Notes
* Rocket Launcher & C4 rebalance: C4 now does approximately 70% more damage to Structures than Rockets. Rocket Launcher can no longer have Item Stats (though its base Damage has been increased 20% to compensate). Rocket Turrets now take a slight amount of damage when they fire, and can not fire under 5% HP.
* C4-carrying Flyers now move at a fixed slow speed.
* Item Stats on all Official Servers are now clamped to negate the old no-longer-achievable OP items generated by then-unbalanced Fishing Rod.
* Added option for per-Tribe Dino Tame limit, enabling on Official PvE servers with a max of 500 Dinos Per Tribe (with on-screen indicator of Tribe Dino count). To use it, run with ?MaxPersonalTamedDinos=Number
* Added option to auto-destroy claimable decayed dinos on load, rather than have them remain around as Claimable. To use this, run with ?AutoDestroyDecayedDinos=true. Official PvE servers now have this enabled.
* Various network optimizations. Major rendering and threading optimizations to come in subsequent minor version update.

v254.96
* Fixed various cases where Auto Turrets would not fire or improperly miss.
v254.944
* Fixed issue with Harvesting saying "X Item Removed." (Requires Server Update!)
* Added server "?ClampItemSpoilingTimes=true" which will clamp all spoiling times to the items' maximum spoiling times. Useful if any infinite-spoiling exploits were used on the server and you wish to clean them up. Could potentially cause issues with Mods that alter spoiling time, hence it is an option.
v254.94
* Troodon now have 50% less night-time targeting distance to players on-foot, and 15% less run speed
* C4 attached to Dinos or Platform Saddles can no longer be remote detonates through world geometry
* Fixed harvesting resources not properly adding to completely-filled stacks
v254.93
* ARK Valentine's Day Event until February 20:
*** Dinos will, 10% of the time, drop Box of Chocolates when they mate. Box of Chocolates can be used for a Full-Heal or to advance 50% of a Taming Dino's Bar
*** New Unlockable "Romantic" Facial & Head Hairstyles (via craftable Items), for Male & Female, New Unlockable "Heart" Emote
*** Servers can launch with "-vday" to get (extra): 2x Mateboost Range, 3x Mating Speed/Mating Recovery, 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed, 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption (all Officials servers are running with this)

* Reduced lag on Inventory Menus
* Hair now reacts to being underwater, phyiscs and materials
* Fixed various misaligned or missing water physics volumes on TheIsland
* Server custom "HarvestAmountMultiplier" now works as it used to, to bias towards yielding rarer items. This is more costly for server performance, so if you want a more "optimized" server with high HarvestAmountMultiplier (but less rare items), you can launch with ?UseOptimizedHarvestingHealth=true

v254.91
* Fixed issue with getting items with servers using HarvestHealthAmount greater than 1. Requires server update!
v254.9
* Fixed issue with client movement synchronization becoming inaccurate on servers that had long-running World Saves. Requires server update!
* Reduced client-side memory usage of 254 game assets.
* Added "Disable Menu Transitions" Option, for power-users to navigate through menus more quickly.
v254.894
* Fixed another Timer bug (i.e. Kapro jump issue). Highly recommend server update to at least this version!
* Optimized generation of large quantities of harvestable items (major performance improvements to Unofficial servers with boosted rates)
v254.892
* Fixed Tamed Dinos not pooping at correct rates. Requires server update!
* Further improved server performance by a significant margin (~10%)
v254.89
* Fixed critical issue where some Dinos wouldn't Eat or Tame properly (timer issue fixed). Highly recommend that servers upgrade to this version!
v254.87
* Fixed build issue that was deleting foreign Dinos from savegames. All servers must upgrade to 254.87!
v254.86
* Fixed Wild Dino spawns getting crowded out by Tamed Dinos on servers
* Improved server performance approximately 20% by final timer optimization and Tamed Dino optimization
* Reduced Armor Rating Effectiveness on Golem, Bronto, Quetz, Doed, Carbo, and Quetz by 50%
* Prevented using Whip to pickup items thru walls
* Note: For servers, v254.86 has an issue that will delete foreign Dinos from savegames. All servers must upgrade to v254.87 to avoid this issue!
v254.72
* Fixed getting stuck when exiting Ladders in Singleplayer/Non-Dedicated modes.
v254.71
* Fixed Tek Rex Helmet interaction with Walls/Clipping.
* Fixed another issue with the optimized Timers.
v254.7
* Fixed memory leak and performance overhead associated with low-level Timers. Recommend servers upgrade to this version!
* Element no longer spoils, and bosses drop approximately 33% more Element.
* Increased damage of Tek Projectiles and reduced Element cost.
* All Tek armor has had its durability pushed up from 120 to 300 (In line with a good piece of Journeyman Equipment. This was just an oversight on our part, they were always meant to be more durable!)
* Tek Pants ability no longer consumes element when coming into contact with/destroying the destructible foliage, and uses the original amount of element for running over time.
* Added a new Wild NPC Stasis Range scaling-for-player-count option to scale server performance for more players (requires inputting into INI, not commandline), example:

GameUserSettings.ini:
[ServerSettings]
NPCNetworkStasisRangeScalePlayerCountStart=70
NPCNetworkStasisRangeScalePlayerCountEnd=120
NPCNetworkStasisRangeScalePercentEnd=0.5

v254.6
* End key now toggles Tribe far-distance Dino Nameplanets
* New Tek +200 insulation buff when wearing full set of Tek Armor containing Element
* Fixed Wild Basilosaurus taking damage in deepwater. Tamed Basilo still will, however now it only takes 1/10th the amount of damage-over-time.
* Significantly improved server performance via low-level optimization of Timer system, reduced server stalls approximately 15% perf gain.
* Hiding Engrams now automatically prevents them from appearing in Supply Crates even if they are not in the Exclude Items Indices list.
* Boss Musics now properly automatically takes the Music Volume setting into account.
* Added [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode] PlayerBaseStatMultipliers[0-11] to multiply player BASE stats (you can use the PerLevelStatsMultiplier_Player[] array to multiply player per-weight stats)
* Tek weapons now do substantially more damage vs everything except structures. (Rifle is +50% damage, Rex Saddle is +100% damage.)
* Tek armor offers slightly greater physical protection (+30 armor per piece.)
* Tek Rex shots take slightly less Element. (Down to 5 from 6)
* Burn rate of Element for Legs and Chest reduced by 50% (50% more time per piece of element.)
* Saved approximately 280 MB of GPU RAM due to distance field optimization, and increased distance field performance.
v254.5
* Fixed certain server stalls during player joins
* Server options to disable Taming & Riding:

Game.ini:
[/script/shootergame.shootergamemode]
bDisableDinoRiding=true
bDisableDinoTaming=true

* You can now alter Boss Element on your server using the following INI values:

ConfigOverrideSupplyCrateItems=(SupplyCrateClassString="DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossSpider_Easy_C",MinItemSets=1,MaxItemSets=1,NumItemSetsPower=1.0,bSetsRandomWithoutReplacement=true,ItemSets=((MinNumItems=1,MaxNumItems=1,NumItemsPower=1.0,SetWeight=1.0,bItemsRandomWithoutReplacement=true,ItemEntries=((EntryWeight=1.0,ItemClassStrings=("PrimalItemResource_Element_C"),ItemsWeights=(1.0),MinQuantity=100.0,MaxQuantity=100.0,MinQuality=1.0,MaxQuality=1.0,bForceBlueprint=false,ChanceToBeBlueprintOverride=0.0)))))

DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossDragon_Easy_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossDragon_Hard_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossDragon_Medium_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossGorilla_Easy_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossGorilla_Hard_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossGorilla_Medium_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossGorilla_TheCenter_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossManticore_Easy_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossManticore_Hard_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossManticore_Medium_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossSpider_Easy_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossSpider_TheCenter_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossSpider_Hard_C
DinoDropInventoryComponent_BossSpider_Medium_C

* Add Tek Replicator to obelisk inventories
* Unconscious dinos teleport out of Boss Arenas now, and changed to 60 seconds to remain in arena after killing boss
* Made sheep wool growth rate use the server's "HairGrowthSpeedMultiplier" value. Note that sheep wool growth rate is also sped up by levelling its "Food" stat.
* Tek projectiles no longer destroy corpses
* Coel, Salmon, Piranhas, Cnidaria, Euryps, and Trilobites can no longer receive buffs/debuffs
* Improved boss attack hit detection
v254.41
* Added a warning label that hair is cut to zero when changing hairstyles, and clamped hair slider drag length. (We had meant to release v254.0 with this feedback but had accidentally disabled it!). Improved underlying systems for Mod-added hairstyles in preparation for ARK Dev Kit release.
* Fixed Mountable turrets erroneously playing a "whoosh" sound whenever spawned.
v254.4
* Fixed an issue with Ballista Ammo
* Made Tamed Pegomastax targetable by wild creatures
Current Version: v254.3
* You can no longer stand on the flight ceiling (though jetpack flight z is still clamped)
* Singleplayer/non-dedicated bosses are reduced in damage and effective-HP by 67%
* You can no longer trim hair from dead bodies
* Fixed allosaurus alpha buff / pack not working
* Tekboots now consume element automatically for fall damage. note you do have to manaully load them for climbing grip, however.
* Veg cakes are now consumable by herbis again!!
* Fixed TheCenter destroying structures on floating island in pve (not retroactive)
* Fixed another case where Mods could crash (particularly Weapon Mods)
* All-Players floating names for admin spectator (when you fly up high) now are defaulted off (they cost server perf), and can be enabled by spectator admins with "cheat SetShowAllPlayers true"
v254.21
* Fixed crash associated with facialhair styles.
v254.2
* Fixed crashing upon loading or running various Mods. Recommend all servers update!
v254.1
* Fixed BattlEye connection logic to avoid dropping players. Recommend BattlEye servers update!
v254.0
* New Mechanic: Hairstyles & Facial Hair (with real-time growing), Hair Dye-ing, & Haircutting + Scissors.
[/script/shootergame.shootergamemode]
HairGrowthSpeedMultiplier=1.0

* Tek Tier Phase 1: Tek Engram system, Element Resource system, Tek Replicator, Tek Rifle, Tek Helmet, Tek Visor, Tek Jetpack, Tek Boots, Tek Gloves, Tek Rex Saddle, Tek Transmitter, and more.
* New Dino: Ovis Aries!
* New Dino: Basilosaurus!
* New Dino: Baryonyx!
* New Dino: Purlovia!
* New Item: Lance (for jousting of course!), and you can now also use a Shield when Weapon-Riding (provided you are using an appropriate Weapon).
* Alliance-Chat channel! (open with 'Home' or cycle thru all chat modes with Tab)
* Admin Command Logs & Chat Logs file-output options
Run with:
-servergamelog
-servergamelogincludetribelogs
-ServerRCONOutputTribeLogs
-NotifyAdminCommandsInChat

New Admin Cheats:
UnlockEngram(string ItemClassName) // (for Tekgram unlocks)
SetHeadHairPercent(float thePercent)
SetFacialHairPercent(float thePercent)
GetTribeIdPlayerList(int32 TribeID);
GetSteamIDForPlayerID(int32 PlayerID);
GetPlayerIDForSteamID(int32 SteamID);

* Troodon Scout now has an option to look for Corpses & Caches
* Tamed Dinos now have an option to disable their resource-harvesting
* Holding Left or Right when dismounting a Dino will now dismount you in that direction
* Significantly increased Scorched Earth Loot Drop Quality
* Added 5 more Player and Dino levels
* Fixed Allosaurus spawning inside bases
* Fixed issue with being able to clip through World Geometry
* Fixed Supply Crates respawn logic (would previously have stopped some cave crate spawns)
* ~16 more Explorer Notes
* Soups/Beers can no longer be eaten by Dinos
* SteamOS version works properly again, and memory savings on Linux & Mac
* Audio system is now fully streamed. Hundreds of MB saved, slight potential perf loss. If you want to use the old system (memory-intensive), launch with -oldaudio
* Added "Hide/Show Helmet" Emote. You can use this to dynamically toggle showing your beautiful hair instead of actual helmet you're wearing! (You will still get the stat/functional benefits of the Helmet regardless, just hides the third person mesh!)
* Note: Artifacts have been deleted once, in order to ensure the new limits on carrying them take effect (only Players can carry them now).

v253.995
* Fixed issue with Spoiling times. Recommend server upgrade.
v253.992
* Primitive+ Major Update! (please make sure you have this latest version if you're running Primiive+)
* Fixed a Fuel-array crash that could affect Primitive+
v253.99
* Fixed issue with Pegomastax usage causing invisible Player connections / corrupting save data. Retroactive fix!
v253.98
* Cannon, Machine Gun Turret, and Rocket Turret can no longer be used within Electrical Storms.
* Flyers carrying explosives can now fly, but they have speed significantly reduced (and can not barrel roll!)
* Explosive Damage now causes PvP respawn cooldown
* Scorched Earth Sandstorm now causes Dino AI ranges to be significantly reduced due to low visibility
* Fixed bug where Flyer-Carried C4's would disappear on Clients after a distance.
v253.95
* Non-Quetz flyers can no longer carry characters that have C4 on them
* Spike Walls can no longer damage water creatures
v253.93
* Fixed a client-side GPU memory leak.
* Upgraded BattlEye version, please update your servers!
v253.92
* Servers can now allow from-the-air Supply Crates to appear on top of Structures, rather than being prevented by Structures. Launch with "?AllowCrateSpawnsOnTopOfStructures=true" to enable this (enabled on Official Servers).
* Improved Server stasis/unstasis performance
v253.9
* Fixed Piranha overspawning issue on TheCenter, and added latest Dinos to TheCenter
* Fixed Pelagornis rotating poorly when on water surface
v253.87
* ARK Dev Kit hooks
v253.86
* Fixed server crash when loading mods in previous build.
v253.85
* Fixed server crash in previous build (253.8)
v253.8
* Ended Winter Wonderland Event (deprecated for backwards compatibility)
* Flye grabbed by megalo/kapro falling thru world on client fix
* Gate frame destruction fix
* Bed respawn thru walls fix
* Tamed flyers letting grabbed players/dinos stay below terrain fix (u now get uncarried)
* Fix for tamed cave-dinos not being targetable by wild dinos
* Mods now indicating loading progress when connecting.
v253.71
* Ladders on platform saddles now include Weight
* Fixed a platform Bed spawn exploit
* Fixed Megalosaurus spawns to occur in all appropriate TheIsland caves, and fixed them getting stuck within Cave 5
* Raptor Claus Gifts now contain party hats and birthday suits (for a day ;) )
v253.6
* Unridden Tuso no longer moves when it has grabbed something (as intended), and fixed an issue that occasionally caused water-dinos to be erroneously killed when grabbed by Tuso.
v253.51
* Therizinosaurus damage against non-harvestables reduced by 33% (kept the same against harvestables)
* Troodon spawn frequency in jungles reduced by 40%
* Troodon night-time sight range reduced by 25%
v253.5
* Fixed Neuter flag saving on Uploaded Dinos.
* Fixed calculation errors with Spoiling Time. Requires Server Update.
v253.4
* Titanboas can be picked up by Dino carriers again (Argentavis etc). Requires Server Update.
* Fixed Pegomastax losing stolen loot when its body was consumed by a predator. Now it will drop a loot bag if it has any loot. Requires Server Update.
v253.31
* Flyers on PvE can once again no longer carry wild dinos unless the "?AllowFlyerCarryPvE=true" option is enabled
v253.3
* Fixed crash of Non-Dedicated Session Hosts
* Made Kapro & Megalo able to continue holding their Prey after dismounting, added "Drop Prey" option to Kapro
* Fixed Megalosaurus Kibble being preferred by Therizinosaurus
* Fixed some movement logic that accidentally got clobbered in the Kapro
v253.2
* Fixed Megalo/Kapro/Tuso carrying of Dinos on PvE servers
* Fixed/improved Dinos getting stuck underground after being released by Tuso
* Fixed some erroneous collision on TheCenter
v253.1
* All Winter Wonderland craftable cosmetics now properly appear in Cooking Pot. Requires Server Update.
* Pegomastax can no longer steal your Engrams. Requires Server Update.
* Reduced Taming times on Therizinosaurus and Tusoteuthis by 60%. Requires Server Update.
v253.0
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed issue with Megalosaurus crashing on client, pure client-side fix.
- New Item: Photographic Camera. Take photos and apply them onto in-game onto Painting Canvases!
- New Dino: Cnidaria!
- New Dino: Troodon!
- New Dino: Tusoteuthis!
- New Dino: Pegomastax!
- New Dino: Therizinosaurus!
- 2 New Full-Scale Underwater Caves (progression-oriented with Artifacts!)
- Winter Wonderland 2 Event! Follow Raptor Claus around The Island, Scorched Earth, and The Center as he drops items, coal, and the occasional tough-as-nails creature to keep you warm at night! Lots of cosmetics and the DodoRex make an appearance, along with new items!
- Additional networking performance gains of approximately +15%
- BattlEye is now enabled by default for dedicated servers, use -NoBattlEye to run your server without it
- Various new ARK DevKit features & hooks
- TamingSpeedMultiplier, HarvestAmountMultiplier, and XPMultiplier are now hardcoded with an extra 2x multiplier. If you wish to have your server use the same rates as before, please reduce your sever's custom values for those by 50%

v252.96
* Changed AI Controllers to once again be destroyed on Stasis, too much memory overhead to keeping them around on large maps. For servers with a lot of RAM, they can now optionally gain performance by running with -StasisKeepControllers to keep the AI's in memory.
v252.95
* Fixed PhysX crash when using wheeled-vehicle Mods. (ARK: Moon Survival etc)
v252.9
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed client-side crash associated with Brontos.
* Fixed bug with Dino Weights not being applied onto Platform Saddles after unstasising
* Attached C4 is now always targeted by Turrets where possible
* Fixed C4 on groundable Flyers taking effect when they're not over-water
* Platform Saddle Passengers sitting on Furniture now get the standard percentage of their Weight added to the Platform Saddle Dino
* Veggie Cakes max Percentage Healing amount capped at 2100 HP
* Bronto attack AoE reduced by 30% for Tamed/Ridden Brontos, Bronto incoming damage multiplier from Explosions changed to 100% (from 50%) and from Fire to 75% (from 40%)
* 20% per Tamed Ptero Level reduction in Speed (~15% average reduction in Ptero Speed to Tamed Pteros)
v252.84
* Fixed issue where attached Transponders were grounding Flyers.
v252.83
* Made turrets shoot C4's attached to enemy dinos.
* Made all Flyers except for Quetz and Wyvern become 'grounded' if you put a C4 on them. To disable this behavior, launch server with ?ForceFlyerExplosives=true
v252.82
* Veggie Cakes now have 10% healing of Herbis between 500 and 2500 HP over a 30 second duration, with 50% spoiling lifetime, and no longer are effective on Titanosaurus. Requires Server Update.
* Likely fix for client-side Health Meter getting stuck at zero.
* Fix for issue of Dinos sometimes continuing to "walk forward" if you tapped 'W' when riding.
v252.8
Requires Server Update.
* Veg cakes should no longer be auto-consumed for Food by any dino except Achatina
* Veg cakes WILL be auto-consumed by any Dino for Health if their HP is below 85% (yes, even Carnivores, though to minimal benefit on them :stuck_out_tongue: ). The Dino will consume one Veg cake every 10 seconds until it has above 85% Health again.
* Chitin / Keratin can be placed in Feeding Troughs
* Sauropod Tamed Health gain (leveled-up portion) reduced by 30%
* Doedicurus and Carbonemys no longer gain Herbivore-healing from Veg Cakes
* Veg Cake max healing amount limited to 3000 HP over 10 seconds (otherwise 15% of max HP), in addition to instant +500 (edited)
* Herbivore Explosion Damage multiplier changed to 40% rather than 55%
* You can no longer erroneously shimmy up sheer landscapes on dinos.
* Fixed a client-side chat crash.

v252.7
* Manually-used Veggie Cakes now heal 15% (over 10 seconds when manually fed) in addition to +500 HP (on Herbivores), have cooldown interval reduced to 10s, and take 4x as long to spoil
* Herbivores now have 55% damage reduction from explosives and 62.5% damage reduction vs fire (due to their thick hides).
* Fixed some rare crash cases.
v252.61
* Crash fix for servers when loading save games with certain Mods!
v252.6
* Ended Turkey Trial Event! (deprecated items)
* Reintegrated PhysX 3.4 for larger performance gain. Fixed PhysX memory leak!
* Taking various Eggs now aggro the respective species
* Improvement to Dino movement physics accuracy when riding a Dino
v252.5
* Changed Item stack size limits to Beer Barrel: 3, Catapult: 1, Wind Turbine 1
* Eliminated Cross-Transfer exploit and took GM actions.
* Fixed rare server crash.
v252.4
* Dedicated Server: Temporarily rolled-back PhysX version to 3.3 in order to resolve Memory Leak. Recommend upgrading to this version until 252.5 is ready which will fix the leak Requires Server Update.
* When run with ?DestroyUnconnectedWaterPipes=true or official servers always, after two days real-time the pipes will auto-destroy if unconnected to any non-pipe (directly or indirectly) and no allied player is nearby. (edited)
(you don't have to test that :wink: )
* Spam-structure building is now rate-limited to help out slow servers.
* 80% improvement to foundation testing calculation to reduce server stalls when building on slow servers.
* Fixed a Moschops ambient harvesting crash
* New GM Commands:

TakeAllStructure: gives your tribe all the structures of the team you're currently looking at.
TakeAllDino: gives your tribe all the dinos of the team you're currently looking at.
GMBuff: gives you god, infinite stats, AI ignorance, and a bunch of experience.
GMSummon: summons a tamed dino that isn't cheat-tamed, so still requires a saddle.
* "OverrideOfficialDifficulty=5.0" can now be set in [ServerSettings] INI, not only via the launch commandline ("?OverrideOfficialDifficulty=5.0")
v252.22
* Fixed PhysX crash on TheCenter with large overlaps. Requires Server Update.
v252.2
* Fixed issue with ragdolls falling thru the ground (new PhysX inverted ray trace direction on terrain heightfields :-P). Requires Server Update
* Fixed Megalosaurus losing its Tame Affinity whenever it wakes up due to Night-time. Requires Server Update
* Signed additional PhysX DLL's to help resolve some BattlEye connection issues, and removed some unnecessary PhysX DLL's.
v252.1
* Raised proximity structure limit to 10,500 (the structure limit is actually working now with the new PhysX!). Renamed the server variable to "TheMaxStructuresInRange" so that all servers get a one-time reset to the new value: ?TheMaxStructuresInRange=10500 (or in the [ServerSettings] of GameUserSettings.ini). Requires Server Update
* You can now put Leech Blood in your quick item slots in order to feed it to the Moschops. Requires Server Update
* Reintegrated the Item Quantity limits for various structures that was lost in the merge from v251. Requires Server Update
v252.0
* ARK: Turkey Trial 2! New challenge and cosmetics! Earnable Emotes! (this system also enables Mods to add more Emotes to the game!)
* New Dinos: Achatina, Megalosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, & Moschops!
* New Mechanic: Breeding Phase 3: Random Mutations and Family Trees. At last!!!!
* All-new Caves on The Island, redesigned with proper shipping-quality layouts and graphics & increased challenge (ALL Cave Structures will necessarily be wiped in this version). (Still to come beyond this are the Underwater Caves & Tek Cave.)
* 2 new mythos Explorer Notes for each character
* Approximate 15% server performance increase due to massive replication & physx efficiency improvement
* Whistle Ordering Groups! Create groups by class, or specific-dino! Awwww yeah! (also Whistles to group-set Follow Ranges)
* New Whistle Type: "Move To", point at an arbritrary location and tell your dinos to move there!
* VFX indicators for whistle commands: Move To, Attack, and Group-Selected Units. ARK RTS?
* Extra Option to "stream" in "Far" map sublevels, for large memory and performance gains (but reduced visual quality & draw distance).
* Tamed Giganotosaurus HP & Damage reduced by approximately 15%

v251.3
* Unversioned Hotfix: Client-side changed Dino Tamed-On/Uploaded-From HUD info to only be visible on Unconscious Dinos, even if they're your own team. Also hid that info when "Hide Server Info" option is enabled.
* Fixed a CrossARK inventory transfer crash. Requires Server Update.
* Made Flyers dismount in Scorched Earth caves properly. Requires Server Update.
v251.2
* Made Spoil Timers retain their realtime values thru CrossARK transfers. Requires Server Update.
v251.1
* On CrossARK servers, your Dinos will now indicate the server they were Tamed on when you look at them (and you can see this on dead enemy dinos as well, along with the server they were previously Uploaded from, if any, useful for tracking points of origin.) Requires Server Update.
* Fixed a case of Dinos falling thru bases/floors on client
* Fixed server option ConfigOverrideItemCraftingCosts to work properly for inventories that have been loaded from saved game (so it works properly now ;) Requires Server Update.

v251.0
* Enabled full Cross-Ark Survivor/Item/Dino transfers between all Official Servers of a specific game mode (PvP, PvE, Primitive).
* Added new server commandline/ini option ?MinimumDinoReuploadInterval=1000 for number of seconds cooldown between allowed Dino re-uploads (defaults to 0, set to 43200 on Official Servers which is 12 hours). Remaining cooldown time is displayed on the Dino Upload UI.
* OfficialServer Transferred Dinos now display the name of the server they were transferred from when looking at them (only displays this info when dead if a non-Tribe Dino).
* Fixed issue with Wild Dinos spawning inside bases (may still be an 'edge case' if you have a very long fence with few nearby structures; requires at least 15 "core" structures within a 6000 unit radius to prevent spawn, or tamed dino within a 4000 unit radius, but otherwise will work properly now).

Current Version: v250.4
* Fixed an infinite loop lockup case.
v250.2
* Fixed Wyverns / other creatures having infinite special-attack stamina when carrying a creature
* Changed the following items to have only 1 stack, and retroactively applied this to help deal with an exploit:
- Industrial Grinder
- Chemistry Bench
- Industrial Cooker
- Tree Platforms
- Industrial Grill
- Vault
- Industrial Forge
- Ballista Turret
- Minigun turret
- Rocket turret
- Oil pump
- Cannon
- Refrigerator
- Air conditioner
- Fabricator

And these are now limited to 5 in a stack:
- Huge Gates & Gate Frames (Wall and Ceiling)

v250.1
* Fix for user/server INI values not being properly utilized
v250.0
* Conclusion of Fear Evolved event: the Fear Evolved Structures will be removed, but any earned Cosmetic Items and ZombDodos/ZombWyverns remain!
* Fix of Procedurally Generated ARK crashes, massive reduction in generation and loading time, fix for PGM's on Linux Servers and Mac & Linux Clients. (Wipes saved v1 PGM's, now is v2)
* 1 new mythos Explorer Note for each character
* "Ignore All Whistles" option for Dinos
* Per-Alarm-Tripwire Option for Tripwires to not be set-off by Tribemates or Allied Tribes. (defaults to not be set off by Allies)
* Alpha Mosasaurs now drop quality fishing rods
* Preserving Bin now has 24 item slots
* Alpha Wyvern and Alpha Deathworm Trophy heads
* Platform Dinos now add 33% of the inventory weight from creatures/players standing on them (previously was 0%), and 85% of the creature/players inherent carry-weight.
* Imprinted baby walking now respects the server's "AllowAnyoneBabyImprintCuddle" setting
* Underwater mines no longer target wild dinos
* You can now paint the bulbs of electric lamps which will colorize the lighting which comes from them
* Fixed issue where you could upload engram-crafted items to Cross-Server and they would disappear
* Fixed issue with Industrial Cooker not properly using up water container when crafting
* Fixed an issue with unstasising structuctures occasionally being invisible on client
* Sloped Roofs now properly used for indoors calculation
* Redid all 3D Dino Dossiers to look & be more accurate to original 2D concepts
* Fixed longstanding issue of movement getting stuck on trees in permanent Falling physics state
* Snap Point Cycling! Press 'Q' ('give default weapon' key) or 'Z' ('defecate' key) when placing to cycle thru all nearby Snap Points :)

v249.2
* Fixed an Industrial Grinder exploit.

v249.1
* Fixed Dino Witch Hat skin to be equipable again
* Various fixes to ZombieWyverns
* Fix to allow new Halloween items to be transferable in Obelisk terminal

v249.0
* ARK: Fear Evolved 2 (event runs thru Nov 5)
** DodoWyvern & ZombieWyvern Army, DodoWyvern Mask Skin (Scorched Earth)
** DodoRex & ZombieDodo Army, DodoRex Mask Skin (The Island)
** New cosmetic items: Vampire Eyes, Werewolf Mask, and Clown Mask
** Placeable "Carveable" Jackolanterns, Gravestones, & Scarecrows
** Return of Fear Evolved 1 Bone Dino Costumes
** New Bone Dino Costumes (Giga, Quetzal, Wyvern, Jerboa)
** Witch Hat Skin for Survivors & Dinos is back!

v248.5
* Implemented a fix for Spoiling times. Requires Server Update! Highly Recommend Servers Get this Update!
v248.4
Unversioned Hotfix: Primitive+ now has fixed animations, and various updated content. Requires Server Update.
* Game support for custom Procedural ARK Generators (ala Mods)! Here's an example:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=785098977

v248.3
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed overspawn of Dimetrodons in TheCenter Volcano area.
* Fixed collecting Explorer Notes while on Dinos (get a Dino XP Buff when you collect it on a Dino!!)
* Fixed crash case with clients on PGM. Still have issues on a Linux Server, expected solution this weekend.
v248.2
* Fixed ?OverrideOfficialDifficulty=5.0 (etc) on servers. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed permissions on Neutering.
* Fixed Diplocaulus unboarding movement in local play.
v248.1
* Fixed issue with Dinos not eating or updating some parts of their AI!
* Fixed issue with TheCenter preventing player connections
v248.0
* You can now wield your weapons when mount-riding certain Dinos. The ARK Box Art is for reals ;)
* New Feature: Procedurally Generated ARKs! EXPERIMENTAL INITIAL TEST! Details for Hosting Dedicated PGARK Here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/99062-quickie-procedurally-generated-arks-how-to-guide/
* New Mechanic: Explorer Notes
* New Dino: Kaprosuchus!
* New Dino: Diplocalus!
* New Dino: Chalicotherium!
* Render batching optimization for ~20% perf in structure-heavy areas
* Tree Platforms now have +70% HP and +50% resistance to explosive damage
* Neuter/Spay option for Tamed Dinos (irreversible!)
* Radial Wheel Menu text size now scales with number of entries (to avoid Diplodocus overload, etc)
* Spectators can now see player-talking moving lips & hear voice chat when in range
* Fixed player collisions onto big dino ragdolls
* Non-Drop-In Supply Crates (Cave/Underwater crates etc) no longer have decreasing Health over time (no longer autodestroy), but they can also not accept Inventory anymore and can not be used to generate Boss Tribute Portals.
* System to completely add/subtract/override all Map NPC Spawners via INI (highly useful for PGM spawn tweaking). Fully Mod NPC compatible as well! Details here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/99062-quickie-procedurally-generated-arks-how-to-guide/

v247.9991
* Changed Structures collision channels to fix issues with crop plots, elevators, etc. Requires Server Update.
* Improved Quetz platform flight-blocking traces (less rubber-banding).
* Lightning Wyvern beam now damages Raptors and other small Dinos it was missing.
v247.999
* Prevented spike walls on Dino Platforms (retroactive, unless ?OverrideStructurePlatformPrevention=true)
* Prevented Quetz from moving when head is blocked by platform structures
* Prevented floating platform structures (non-retroactive)
* AutoTurrets shouldn't ever shoot where it can't hit anymore
* Prevented building near supply drop points on PvE (unless ?PvEAllowStructuresAtSupplyDrops=true)
* Overworld supply drops will now spawn near player structures in online PvP
v247.99
* Improvement to Server PhysX performance!
v247.97
* Further performance improvement to server-side timer logic.
v247.96
* Fixed serious performance issue with dedicated servers. Highly Recommend that all server hosts upgrade as soon as possible!
v247.95
* Significant server-side performance improvements of approximately 10% on average. Requires Server Update.
* Servers can now override their difficulty above 4.0, using "?OverrideOfficialDifficulty=5.0" or whatever number they want. Be careful not to go too high!
v247.93
* Made Dinos' current Following Target save.
* Fixed a case where Tamed Dinos could be erroneously destroyed on load/unstasis.
* Changed enemy-structure destruction log (for the victim tribe) to not display in Tribe Logs by default (instead, a generic structure destruction message is given). Use server setting "?TribeLogDestroyedEnemyStructures=true" to make it indicate the attacker tribe.
v247.91
* Fixed issue where Water Pipes & Electric Cables would not update their state correctly. Requires Server Update. Highly recomend that all servers upgrade for this fix!
v247.9
* Fixed critical performance problems with Water Pipes & Electric Cables! Requires Server Update.
* Fixed issue where stasised Wells wouldn't refill connected Taps. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed issue where water containers in Taps connected to wells would cause the pipes to flicker filled/unfilled. Requires Server Update.
* Homing Rocket now has max targeting range of 6800 units, and can be distracted by nearby Flares. Requires Server Update.
* Plant Species Y now has 300% larger activation radius, kills victims faster, lasts longer, degrades & pierces their armor more, and can now only be damaged by flame or explosives Requires Server Update.
* Whip now has 40% chance to disarm, rather than 25%. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed issue where Hotkey slots were getting shifted when transferring characters with items across ARK clusters. Requires Server Update.
v247.85
* Fixed issue where player collision could get stuck on pipes/cables. Requires Server Update.
* Added "-ClusterDirOverride=C:/TestStorage/" launch parameter to servers (use whatever path you want). This allows you to use a common cross-server storage location that functions between multiple servers running on the same machine. (And you also still need to launch with "-ClusterId=SOMETHINGUNIQUE" in order to get your box's servers to allow cross-transfer.)
v247.81
* Fixed overspawning and physics/collision volume issues on TheCenter. Requires Server Update.
Current Version: v247.8
* Fixed various misc level issues on TheCenter. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed Pillars accidentally preventing resource spawns around them. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed Giganotosaurus not being able to attack trees. Requires Server Update.
v247.7
* Fixed Archaeopteryx latching onto ScorchedEarth Joshua Tree. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed Mac text input crash.
v247.6
* Fixed case where players could get themselves pushed through world geometry! Requires Server Update.
* Fixed case where Survivors/Items could be lost on travelling between ARK's
v247.51
* Fixed Oculus Rift support for 1.0.0 Retail SDK!
v247.5
* Fixed a server-side crash with downloading Survivors on Unofficial Servers.
* Fixed a crash with the List Sessions UI
* Improved appearance of Landscape in Ansel Super Resolution captures
* Fixed an input locking issue with IME using Chinese characters.
v247.4
* Added Archaeopteryx and Tapejara to ScorchedEarth -- Archaeopteryx hangs around Joshua Trees, Tapejara can be found in mountainous areas.
v247.3
* Fixed Archaeopteryx spawn frequency on TheIsland, now common in Redwoods. Requires server update.
* Fixed client crash-on-exit that occured with certain mods
v247.21
* Fixed TheCenter spawning Archaeopteryx. Requires server update.
* Fixed crash that could occur when someone was a passenger on the Tapejara
* Fixed edge case of aiming weapons on the Tapejara.Requires server update.
v247.2
* Fixed issue with Structures not colorizing.
* Fixed issue with platform Beds not allowing spawn. Requires server update.
* Fixed crash with equipping weapons onto Mantis in singleplayer
* Improved TheCenter performance/RAM issue (still a remaining problem with this).
* Fixed Primitive+ Crash. Requires server update.
v247.1
* Fixed ability to use Torches/Spyglass/etc while Riding Dinos. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed Allosaurus Kibble requirements (uses Savoroot Veggie, not Savoroot Seed). Requires Server Update.
* Fixed Allososaurus & Pelagornis Fertilized Eggs making respective Kibble. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed singleplayer crash reloading with Mantis Equipment
* Fixed Primitive+ character animations & updated Primitive+ content. We highly recommend that all Prim+ servers update to this new version!
v247.0
* TheCenter mega-update!
* New Item: Night Vision Goggles!
* New Dino: Tapejara!
* New Dino: Archaeopteryx!
* Wind Turbines now function properly on TheCenter and TheIsland
* You can now name turrets and the turret name will show up in the Tribe Kill Log/HUD message.
* PvE Greenhouse auto-demolish timers are now 25% more than Stone
* Added Server Option to disable Dino Mate Boost (?PreventMateBoost=true)
* 30% to 40% rendering performance improvement of Structures
* ~300 MB memory reduction by dynamically streaming the destruction meshes
* NVIDIA Ansel now supports TrueSky at Super Resolutions, and improved Super Resolution SSAO
* Fixed the colorizable regions of the Wood Chair and Bench (4 of them)
* In-Menu Options to disable Bloom and Light Shafts, respectively
* Fixed Korean Langauge setting to use the Steam language value
* Fixed various collision glitch/exploit cases

v246.71
* Fixed Molleratops and Rock Golem not showing up. Highly recommend that servers upgrade to this new version!
* Fixed client-side crash loading TheCenter.
v246.7
* Fixed invalid retaining Tent buff. Requires Server Update!
* Fixed Molleratops & Rock Golem activations messing with the Tribe Ride/Order Rank values. Note: older servers should update to stay in sync with clients, otherwise clients will not be able to Drink / Hide respectively. Requires Server Update!
* Fixed server gameplay-logging crash.
* Fixed a server hang.
* Added extra hang protection to server where if it hangs for more than 30 minutes at startup and 15 minutes thereafter, it will automatically shut down).
v246.61
* Fixed a rocket exploit. Thank you ARK Survivor "Lawrence"! Requires Server Update!
v246.6
* Lightning Wyvern beam no longer damages structures
* Mantis can no longer equip invalid Saddle types
* Rock Golem now takes 50% damage from Wild Dinos, rather than 10%
v246.5
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed issue with the Chainsaw sound staying on after unequipping.
Unversioned Hotfix: Added multi-lingual translations for ScorchedEarth. Also added the following new translated languages, use via launch commandline -culture=LanguageCode
Basque: eu
Catalan: ca
Georgian: ka

* ScorchedEarth: Fixed issue where generators would not automatically come back online after an Electrical Storm.
v246.41
* Fixed issue where certain Mods would crash. Requires Server Update.
v246.35
* Fixed a server-side issue where servers could potentially lock-up when using the Fishing Rod. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed issue where character could spontaneously get get knocked off ladder when climbing. Requires Server Update.
Current Version: v246.3
* You can now (rarely) get rare mushrooms/rare-flowers on scorched earth from purple plants, and sickle now harvests from seed cactus. Requires Server Update.
* Whip now only has 25% chance to disarm players. Requires Server Update.
* Wyvern milk can no longer be put in refrigerators. Requires Server Update.
* Spiral stairs now have proper railing collision so you can't accidentally walk-off the edge. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed Battleye disconnection issue when doing server survivor transfer
* Changed Manticore Tribute cost to require only 10 wyvern talons per type, rather than 15. Requires Server Update.
* Antidote item can now be crafted with deathworm spikes alternatively instead of leech blood. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed Narcotics not working on Giganotosaurus, and possibly other Dinos. Requires Server Update.
v246.2
* Added 2 additional Player & Tamed Dino Levels. Requires Server Update.
* Optimized Server Dino Status updating for performance gain. Requires Server Update.
v246.1
* Fixed a critical server and client performance issue! Immediate upgrade of all servers is highly recommended!
* Fixed issue with losing Engrams on downloading Survivor via Cross-ARK Transfer.
* Fixed insulation calculation bug that caused spontaneous death in some bases. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed issue that was causing item tooltips not to appear in singleplayer mode (and thus the item management hotkeys not to work).
* Giganotosaurus no longer harvests wood. Requires Server Update.
* Poison Wyvern tertiary 'C' ground attack is now Wing-Flap Wind, not Snarl. Requires Server Update.
* Diseases no longer persist across Survivor cross-server travel. Requires Server Update.
* One-time Official PvE TheIsland Server rollback to fix deletion of bases around mountain no-build areas. Disabled use of mountain no-build areas on Official PvE.
v246.0
* Scorched Earth Expansion Integration!
http://store.steampowered.com/app/512540/
* Cross-ARK travel & Cross-Official-Server Transfer via Supply Crates & Obelis Terminals
* New Structure: Large Ceiling Dino Doors (Stone, Metal, Adobe)
* NVIDIA Ansel support (Launch ARK with the NVIDIA Ansel launch option (or -allowansel), Alt-F2 during singleplayer gameplay, and [Delete] in spectator mode to access Depth of Field menu!)
* Mounted Dinos are now throw by double-tapping the F key. They can be thrown when riding by pressing the R key.
* You can now hold down the Hotbar Key for any consumable/eatable item to rapidly consume the entire stack of items.
* Removed Ankylosaurus bite animation (was inappropriate-looking for Stone Harvesting). May re-add it later as an alternate non-stone-harvesting Attack.
v245.99
* Fixed an issue with Industrial Grinders. Recommend all player-hosted servers update asap. Requires Server Update.
v245.989
* Gate Frames are no longer considered foundation/resource-blockers (and can not be built within range of enemy Foundations).
* You can launch an autodestroy enabled server with "?OnlyAutoDestroyCoreStructures=true" to prevent any non-core/non-foundation structures from autodestroying (however they'll still get autodestroyed if a floor that they're on gets autodestroyed, of course). Official PvE Servers now use this option.
* Fixed an exploit that allowed phasing through walls.
* Fixed a turret avoidance exploit.
* The following structures can no longer be built within range of enemy foundations:
Large Storage Box
Storage Box
Bookshelf
Wardrums
Wooden Cage
Wooden Bench
Wooden Chair
Cooking
Air Conditioner
Lamp Post
Omnidirectional
Feeding Trough
Preserving Bin
All Flags
Compost Bin
v245.988
* Fixed issue where "FastDecayUnsnappedCoreStructures" was affecting Tree Platforms.
v245.987
* Updated Primitive+, fixing numerous issues! May require Server update to retain compatibility with clients! Requires Server Update.
* Changed Pillars back to the low-prevention radius they previously had.
* New server option: "?FastDecayUnsnappedCoreStructures=true", which will decay unsnapped foundations/pillars at 5x speed.
* Note: All official PvE servers now have "-AutoDestroyStructures", to automatically demolish old structures, and "?FastDecayUnsnappedCoreStructures=true". Official PvP servers only do this on Pillars, using "?OnlyDecayUnsnappedCoreStructures=true".
Current Version: v245.986
* Fixed cases where you could get stuck in world geometry after being pushed by Dinos. Requires Server Update.
* Fixed another case of Dinos falling thru Floors. Requires Server Update.
* Pillars now extend resource/respawn prevention radius as far out as foundations. Requires Server Update.
* New server option: ?OnlyDecayUnsnappedCoreStructures=true
If set, only unsnapped core structures will decay. Useful for eliminating lone pillar/foundation spam on PvP Servers.
* On August 22nd, we will be enabling Auto Destruction of any decayed (demolishable) PvE structures on all Official Servers. They will at that time be auto-destroyed if they are publicly demolishable. Also, at that time, all old lone (unsnapped) pillars & foundations will be cleared from Official PvP servers
v245.98
* Fixed networking issue associated with 'flickering' / 'detached' Mounted Dinos. Requires Server Update.
v245.97
* Fixed getting stuck on rocks/geometry when pushed by Dinos. Improvements to Dinos & Bodies falling thru Floors. Requires Server Update.
v245.96
* Fixed character Ragdolls falling through the ground when dying. Requires Server Update.
v245.95
* Fixed Sky rendering in VR mode
* Fishing Rod can only be crafted 3 times from a Blueprint and can not be repaired, but Fishing Rod loot quality scale increased by 20%! Fishing is also less likely to yield rare resources. Requires server update.
* Fixed bug with Scuba Tank durability decreasing too quickly on long-running servers. Requires server update.
* New Dev Kit Hooks: Mods can now Remove engrams from the game, as well as append additional Dinosaur spawns without having to completely override the Dinosaur spawn entries. Requires server update.
* TheCenter: Disabled jumping-puzzle reward loot for the time being.
v245.94
Unversioned Hotfix: Re-added SteamCMD.exe for dedicated server mod management using "-automanagedmods" commandline
* Reintegrated core VR support for retail Oculus unit! Details here:
http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/353915847942807512/
v245.93
* Added "Wild Only" targeting setting for turrets. Requires Server Update.
v245.92
* Fixed a crash that would occur with the Industrial Grinder. Requires Server Update.
v245.9
* Added optional launch command for severs to disable non-meat Fish Loot: -nofishloot Requires server update.
* Clamped Fishing Rod Effectiveness to 500%. Requires server update.
* Industrial Grinder now yields up to 100 items of a type per grind (rather than 50). Requires server update.
* Fixed client-side memory stomp crash (W+F bug)
v245.8
* Fixed Allosaurus spawning too close to bases. Requires server update.
* Fixed harvesting issue (inability to harvest). Requires server update.
v245.7
* Fixed various issues reported on TheCenter, and further optimized. Requires Server Update.
* Rebalanced Fishing Rod loot table & scaling. Requires Server Update.
* Made Carnivores not insta-harvest creatures that they kill, except for the Pelagornis and Beezlebufo as appropriate. Requires Server Update.
v245.6
* Fixed an issue with inability to harvest repeatedly when holding the attack button on a melee weapon. Requires server update.
v245.5
* Fixed multiple-melee-attack bug with melee-weapons
* Made Carnivore insta-harvest take the death-inventory of the victim as well (provided the Carnivore has Collect Victim Items enabled and sufficient Inventory Weight).
v245.4
* Fixed inability to Fish. Requires Server Update.
v245.3
* Fixed & Improved Ragdoll Networked (requires Server And Client update). Also re-enabled Ragdoll Death Impulse.
* Removed Fishing Rod Blueprint from Fish Loot Table and decreased Fish Loot Table Qualtiy by 33%, as well as marking certain Fish Loot Table Items to only occur at high-quality.
* Land Dinos can now do movement-blocking attacks while in Water again (Scorpion etc), but not when Falling anymore ;)
* Fixed potential memory corruption
* Made Beezlebufo's 5x bug damage multiplier apply to Dragonflies as well (was always supposed to)
v245.2
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed Primitive+ Storage Boxes not appearing. Requires Server and Client Update, please update accordingly!
* Fixed issue with Tamed Pelagnornis disappearing. Requires server update!
v245.1
* Fixed a server crash associated with Fishing
* Fixed issue where carried Dinosaurs couldn't attack
* Fixed a server performance issue
v245.0
* TheCenter mega-update! (New Biomes, New Islands, New Caves & Creature Spawns, etc)
* New Official Total Conversion: Primitive+, optimized, 'completed', and packaged as Free DLC
* New Creature: Pelagornis!
* New Creature: Allosaurus!
* New Item: Fishing Rod + Fishing Mechanic! (Just Sap and Leech Blood baits for now, but many more baits will be added in the next day!)
* New Structure: Industrial Grinder: grinds items into a portion of their crafting resources, converts resources into simpler resources
* New Structure: Spiral Staircase (Stone/Wood/Metal)
* New Mechanic: Optional Hitmarkers for ranged attacks (server can toggle them, as well as client if the server allows it). Default enabled, "?AllowHitMarkers=false" to disable. Also, server crosshair is now enabled by default, "?ServerCrosshair=false" to disable. There are now client options to disable these effects locally as well.
* Building Attack/Destruction TribeLogs
* UI Option to colorize item name texts based on quality level.
* Offline Raid Protection mode now disables PIN Locking, and Structures in Caves no longer get ORP.

v244.72
* Client-side update: Fixed crashes associated with loading directly into a server from the Steam browser list, and a rare crash associated with streaming skeletal meshes.
v244.7
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed local singleplayer/non-dedicated crash that would occur when travelling between areas.
* Fixed crash in 244.6 (recommend that all unofficial servers upgrade ASAP!)
v244.6
* Defaulted to using "new save format", which is approximately 4x faster and 50% smaller. If you want to use the old save format, launch with -oldsaveformat. (New saves are not backwards compatible!)
* Reduced client game memory usage by about 600 MB system and 600 MB GPU RAM! (all meshes now stream LOD's dynamically). This could potentially have a small runtime performance impact, so to use the old method (more RAM usage but no potential performance loss), launch with -nomemorybias
* Diseases are now permanently cleared whenever you level-up; as you get "older", it's more time consuming to recover from a disease.
* Titanosaurus torpor reduced by 50%, and Travel Distance for taking Torpor reduced by 50%. Effectively, Titanosaurus is now much easier to knock out. Titanosaurus Saddle Engram is now moved to Level 85 with 120 EP requirement.
v244.5
* Experimental fast save/load code implemented for servers. Approximately 4x faster and 75% smaller. We strongly recommend backing up your save games if you intend to try this out, as we're still testing it. Use with launch commandline "-newsaveformat"
- Fixed a case where armor could be circumvented using gun weapons. Requires Server Update.
v244.4
* Fixed an issue with Rockets. Required deleting all existing Rocket Ammo Items once. We are sorry, but it was necessary! Special thanks to Survivor "Rocketreporter" for the extremely helpful bounty report! Requires Server Update, we recommend upgrading as soon as possible!
v244.3
* Fixed issue with players teleporting above the landscape in Cave 1. Requires Server Update.
* Windows & Linux Dedicated Servers now support automatic mod download/installation/updating! Just add "-automanagedmods" to your launch commandline and it will do so before the server launches (note for Maps this will not work unless you're specifying the Workshop ID to load a Mod Map). On Linux Servers, you need to run this script (included with the ARK dedicated server files) once to install SteamCMD: \SteamCMDInstall.sh

You can also specify a manual list of extra Steam Workshop Mods/Maps/TC ID's to download/install/update in your Game.ini via (with the commandline as normal to actually use them in-game), example:

[ModInstaller]
ModIDS=680481868
ModIDS=682394267
ModIDS=714672786
v244.2
* Fixed issue with Fish endlessly spawning on land near the Redwood Biome. Requires Server Update.
v244.1
Unversioned Hotfix: Significantly reduced client-side hitches/stalls during network Structure streaming.
* Fixed unharvestable snow-transition trees, they're now harvestable. Requires Server Update.
v244.0
* Holiday Event Items: Celebratory Colorizable Sparkler Skins (which can be applied onto Torches, which can now be mounted on wall-torches and standing Torches for infinite light colors!) -- get 'em from Diseased Leeches -- & Fireworks Launcher Skins -- get 'em from Alpha Mosasaurs.
* Fix for missing resources on snow areas of TheIsland (after Biome Update)
* Fix for increasing memory when opening Inventory UI repeatedly
* Approximate 10-15% Loading Speed Performance Improvement, and faster connection to servers
* Lots of powerful Dev Kit functionality hooks
* Lotta Alpha Mosasaurus' in honor of Shark Week 2016 -- hunt & kill them to get a special limited edition item ;)

v243.95
Requires Server Update:
* Fixed a networking performance issue that would affect servers with <= 2 accessible cores, as well as improving Non-Dedicated Hosts.
v243.94
Requires Server Update:
* Fixed various important network issues involving teleporting/fast-travel resulting in 'invisible' Structures on Clients.
* Improved server performance by approximately 5% depending on number of connected players.
* Fixed issue where Rafts could appear in the incorrect location on Clients.
v243.91
Requires Server Update:
* Fixed various Ptero and Quetz and Chair exploits that allowed getting thru Structures.
* Fixed issue where Tribe Alliances would not initially be loaded, causing pandemonium among Dinos and Turrets within cross-Alliance bases.
v243.9
Requires Server Update:
* Fixed significant performance issue with dual-core CPU's, affected Servers and Singleplayer mode. Thanks to Steam User / Server Host "ddvs1" for helping us track this down!!
* Fixed Max XP limit on Dedicated Servers.
v243.8
Requires Server Update:
* Fixed longstanding issue with Platform Saddle Structure Snapping (particularly with Pillars) being unreliable.
* Fixed issue with creating side-snapped floating pillars.
v243.7
Requires Server Update:
* Fixed erroneous demolition of snapped Pillars.
v243.6
Requires Server Update:
* Properly added 2 more max-levels (XP limit) to Players and Dinos.
* Fixed longstanding multiplayer issue where weapons often wouldn't correctly auto-reload when switching to them if previously out-of-ammo.
* Fixed an issue where Dinos could get stuck in a Fleeing state forever.
* Improved Terror Bird spawns (not so many).
* Tree Platform now requires Holding Demolish option for 6 seconds to activate the Demolish option. Because Demolishing Tree Platforms can instantly take down an entire Tree Base, it should be a little more time-consuming to ensure that's the desired selection.
v243.5
Requires Server Update:
* Fixed Beaver Dams (they weren't spawning)
* Fixed Manta Taming
* Fixed Obelisk Terminal activation collision
* Fixed Server Primitive Engrams INI to contain Rope Ladders
v243.4
Requires Server Update:
* Fixed some pillar building issues (couldn't place pillars directly on platform saddles/rafts, or on some platform-ceiling extensions).
* Fixed issue of getting more Swamp Fevers if you had Leeches attached to you on each subsequent game relaunch.
* Fixed issue where some swamp water dino spawners weren't active.
* Fixed issue where some servers/clients were stalling out.
v243.3
* Fixed Toads/Dimetrodons/Leeches and other swamp water creatures not spawning (Swamp Water spawns). Requires Server Update.
* Force respawn all wild Dinos once for servers/singleplayer (if they haven't already run the biome clearance manually) to help clear up any wild dinos stuck under the ground.
* Auto-Turrets will now properly target & shoot Dino platform "Trojan Horse" builds. Requires Server Update.
* Possibly fixed potential Linux Server performance issue
* Added Titanosaurus colorization
v243.2
* Fixed Chemistry Bench not properly containing "Absorbent Substrate" Engram. Requires Server Update.
v243.1
* Fixed a server crash associated with Dino Baby Births. Also fixed www.SurviveTheArk.com Tripwire Alarm & Birth Notifications to properly work! Requires Server Update.
v243.0
* New Creature: Titanosaurus!
* New Item: Gas Mask!
* New Item: Herbivore "TastyCakes"
* New Item: Chain Bola Ammo for Ballista Turret!
* New Structure: Retractable Rope Ladders!
* New Structure: Tree Sap Taps!
* New Structures: Wood and Metal Tree Platforms!
* New Mechanic: Custom Tripwire Alarm Notifications via SurviveTheArk.com (E-mail and Forum). Optionally Tribes can post to arbritrary URL, if they have a custom system! Now if someone's raiding your base, you can get on top of it! ;) Note: you need to be in a Tribe (even a Tribe of one by yourself ;) for this feature to be utilized!
* Biome Update: Snow Extension & New Redwood Forests (this is a major environmental overhaul!)
* Ruins
* GroundClutter effect extended 50% further and +20% more GPU efficiency
* Approximate +5% GPU performance improvement related to more efficient foliage culling
* Approximate +10% Server CPU gains related to more network multi-threading
* Added option to disable Inventory Sounds. Yeah ;)
* Balled Doed's are no longer invincible to Tamed Dino melee attacks -- now just very, very resistant to them.
* Magnfiying Glass now displays creature Torpor stats (on Wild creatures too).
* Tribe Alliances now disabled in Offline Raid mode (too complex to determine if anyone in an Alliance is around), C4/Traps can no longer be placed near Offline-Raid Protected Structures, and Offline-Raid mode now forces all Structures to be Lockable so that players can "Lock" Crop Plots to prevent their turrets from being disabled.
* New Server Option: "?PreventTribeAlliances=true" to prevent tribe alliances
* Engagement with Wild Naturally-Fleeing & Small creatures (tiny bugs etc) no longer trigger combat music
* Tamed Dinos that are following a submerged allied Target will not attempt to float to the surface of the water, but rather will attempt to stay at the depth of their allied Target. (helpful when deliberately going deep-diving your tamed land Dinos). However, Dinos that are capable of suffocating will try to surface if they are out of Oxygen regardless!
* Vaults can no longer be dropped onto saddle platforms
* Transfer-All/Drop-All methods now only drop/transfer what is currently disabled in the inventory, respecting any filters/folders you may have active (so for example, if you're within a folder, it will only transfer those items, or if you have a text filter active, etc).
* Fixed an issue where pillars were not being calculated correctly as foundations when building pillars downwards
* Massive +33% rendering gains with any translucent rendering (particles, greenhouse windows, etc). Yay for eliminating unnecessary SceneColor resolves!
* Game.INI values to scale the the 5 kinds of XP earned: Generic (automatic over time), Crafting, Harvesting, Killing, and SpecialEvents: "KillXPMultiplier","HarvestXPMultiplier","CraftXPMultiplier","GenericXPMultiplier","SpecialXPMultiplier" (all 1.0 by default)
* Tamed & Wild Gigas Damage reduced by 50%, Wild Giga HP reduced by 40%, Tamed Giga Run Speed reduced by 30%, Tamed Giga HP reduced by 25%, Giga Stamina Increased by 30%. Tamed Gigas now require/consume 50% less food for subsistence.
* Tamed Ptero Damage reduced by 30%
* Fixed a rare PhysX crash that would bring down servers on occasion. Seemingly free of any more PhysX-crashes now!
* Fixed bug where Wild Giganotosaurus and other dinos would not respawn properly until the server was relaunched.
* Added two additional levels to gain, for Players and Dinos
* Server Note: To allow your Server's Titanosaurs to be permanently tamed (namely allow them to be Fed), launch your server with this commandline option: ?AllowRaidDinoFeeding=true
However, note that TheIsland currently only spawns 3 Titanosaurs whatsoever, so 3 Tamed ones would ultimately block any more Wild ones from spawning.

Note for Unofficial Servers: If you wish to destroy structures within the new Biomes, you can launch your servers with this commandline parameter (that's a dash, not a question mark -- put this at the end of your server commandline ;)
-StructureDestructionTag=DestroyRedwoodSnowStructures

Note this command will only execute once per server save!



v242.9
* Increased server performance another 8%
* Fixed a Grappling Hook crash
* Concluded the ARK Anniversary Event
* Fixed a potential Mod item crash
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed a replication threading issue that could have caused invisible players. Ended ARK Anniversary Event for reals. Requires Server Update.
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed an issue that would cause players to become unceremoniously kicked off their mounted turrets at certain angles. Requires Server Update.
Unversioned Hotfix: Disabled anisotropic filtering on clients by default on non-terrain textures. Added a Checkbox Option to re-enable it.
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed Mountable Turrets that were glitching out/dropping players. Also optimized the turret/seat system for better server performance. Requires Server Update.
v242.8
* Multi-Threaded networking system for substantial (~15%) sever performance improvement. More perf gains to come soon too!
* Fixed exploit where Chairs could be used to clip into people's bases.
v242.7
* Added client "-NoBiomeWalls" commandline parameter which eliminates the upcoming-Biome-change area wall effects
* Made TheCenter properly use Overriden GameModes (Difficulty Mods, Prim+ Total Conversion, etc).
* Fixed a performance issue that was occurring with PvP Offline Raid Protected Servers. Thank you so much to Steam User "Shadowsong" for helping us identify and solve it!
* Fixed a bug where PvP Offline Raid Protected Servers could lack AI for newly-spawned Dinos.
v242.6
* Made Swamp Fever particle effect not visible from player's own perspective.
These require server-side update:
* Fixed some Raft exploits (C4-Poker and Breach-Rafts)
* Reduced the scaling by 50% of Dino Adult Food Consumption rate when unstasising. This is to help compensate for the bug fix in v242.0 which now correctly utilizes the Adult Food Consumption Rate when unstasising a Dinosaur (hence the higher rate of consumption on Giganotosaurus, which were one of the few Dinosaurs to use that multiplier).
* Allowed Vaults to be built on Rafts, specifically.
* Fixed Raft naming & some other potential Raft networking issues.
* Made Fortitude slightly more effective for avoiding Disease (90 Fortitude == 80% reduction in Disease chance, rather than 110 Fortitude)
v242.5
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed a crash that was affecting some Mods/TC's on/near startup.
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed Dino Baby cuddle times erroneously resetting after reloading savegame.
* Improved Argi/Quetz/Ptero/Dimorph eating animations
* Balled Doed's now only get their damage on autoturret projectiles reduced by 50%, not 100%. Requires server update.
* Can no longer drop picked-up Dinos through structure walls. Requires server update.
* Can no longer Detonate creature-attached C4 through structure walls. Requires server update.
* Diplodocus "friendlyness" no longer plays battle music. Requires server update.
v242.4
* Further improved server & clients CPU performance by approximately 5%
* Fixed issue where turrets wouldn't target someone who had C4's stuck all over their body. Now, Boom. Requires server update.
* Fixed issue where you could re-imprint on Baby Dinos.
v242.3
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed issue with Leech Blood not being storable in Icebox/Preserving Bins. Requires Server Update.
* Performance improvements to server yielding 20-25% perf increase. Also improves Client CPU utilization.
* Changed Rhino Horn requirement to Narcotic on Lesser Antidote. Made Lesser Antidote Disease Immunity last 3 minutes.
* Leech Blood now spoils after 3 hours (Stackable in Quantities of 50), can be stored in Fridge. Made leech blood more common to harvest.
* Made Swamp Fever increase movement speed by 20% and decrease rate of food, water, and oxygen consumption by 50%.
* Made Swamp Fever not able to be transmitted through collisions/walls.
* Among current non-human creatures, now only Tamed Dodos can be infected with Swamp Fever. (as intended). Any existing infected dinos are cleared on sever launch.
* Bug Repellent now repels Leeches and bug repellent now works when applied to your Tamed Dinos
* Attached Leech no longer drains Stamina.
* Reduced rate by about 70% of Diseased Leeches in Swamps, as intended.
* Water/Amphibious creatures are no longer targeted by Leeches. (swamp native ;)
* Dinos will not play the eat animation so often when autonomously eating
* Fixed another value that was increasing rate of Quetz food consumption, is now fully back to original values.
* New Server Options
?NonPermanentDiseases=true
This will make Diseases not permanent (you will then lose them if you respawn).
?PreventDiseases=true
This will completely disable Diseases on the server. (thus far just 'Swamp Fever').
* Fixed appearance of "blue fog" on the Cave-water material.
v242.2
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed missing Mac binaries that was causing Mac to crash.
* Fixed an issue where some mods were causing certain creatures to have 0 Food or not gain any Food from eating. Requires server update.
v242.1
* Fixed Supply Crates being destroyed when there was one remaining removable item left
* Fixed too-high Quetz Food consumption rate
* Fixed Plant Species X turrets firing when previously built on prevented Dino Platforms. (they're not supposed to unless overriden)
v242.0
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed incorrect TheCenter dedicated server content. If you are hosting a dedicated server of TheCenter and people are having trouble connecting, please make sure you have this update. Thank you!
* 'ARK's Awesome Anniversary' 1-week Event: Get Ready to Make some Birthday Wishes for Limited Run Items!
* New Creature: Diplodocus!
* New Creature: Leech!
* New Structure: Training Dummy. You can attack this dummy without fear of destroying it, and it will display floating Damage Per Second values so you can see how strong your Dino Army really is.
* New Mechanic: Permanent Diseases & Cures (Player-Contagious Swamp Fever!!!!)
* Tribe Groups Phase 2: Support for Limited Non-Admin Invites & Promotions/Demotions per Group! Also "Prevent Dino Unclaiming" checkbox, and other new per-Rank options.
* Dragon Arena
* Added option for PvE Servers to disable building around critical resource node regions ("?EnableExtraStructurePreventionVolumes=true" commandline).
* Added server option to override per-Item Crafting costs
* Added server option to override the loot tables for each kind of supply crate
* Added server option to limit number of members in Tribes. Default: no limit.
* Added 'Follow Range' ( Low/Medium/Far) Setting Per Tamed Dino
* Multi-Seat Saddles (Galli, Diplodocus, etc) Dinos now have an option to Enable Public Seating. Dino Taxi service, ahoy!!!
* Servers can now optionally enable an "offline raiding prevention" mode which will make Dinos/Structures invincible if no owner is logged-in (indicated via the head whether the owner player/tribe is logged-in or not). Recommend that server owners utilize this with care, as it may have undesired side effects in a competitive environment. (e.g.: ?PreventOfflinePvP=true?PreventOfflinePvPInterval=60.0?PvPDinoDecay=true?PvPStructureDecay=true)
* Added Alpha Mosasaurus (contains lots of Black Pearls)
* Alpha creatures XP reduced by 45%
* Auto-Turrets can no longer be built on Quetz/Sauro/Mosa/Plesi/Paracer platforms (Plant turrets can't be grown on them). Any existing turrets on such platforms will no longer fire. This is a server option of "?OverrideStructurePlatformPrevention=true". Otherwise they're now only allowed on Rafts and non-moving Bases.
* Plant Turrets now consume Fertilizer per shot, and also will not shoot if no water is in the crop plot.
* Approximate +100% increase to Saurupod and Paraceratherium respective Weight stats.
* Breeding Mechanics Phase 2: Interactive Baby Raising
* Optional RPG Stat Mode: Displays Floating In-World Damage Numbers for all Player-Related Damage Events.
* Fixed issue where Quetz platform could create floating structures

New server commands for v242 are here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/10/350532536100692514/

v241.5
* Unversioned Addition: Biome Border Markers have been added. If you have a base within the red side of a border, best move out over the coming days. Structures within the red side of the borders may be destroyed by the upcoming Biome Changes!
* Unversioned Addition: Optionally launch dedicated servers with -EnableIdlePlayerKick to cause characters that have not moved or interacted within the KickIdlePlayersPeriod, 3600 seconds by default to be kicked.
* Added -insecure commandline parameter usage to disable server VAC
v241.4
* Fixed Dino PvE Auto-Claim time multiplier to use a separate commandline value (?PvEDinoDecayPeriodMultiplier=1.0) rather than the Structure Auto-Claim time multiplier.
v241.3
* Fixed ocean spawners continually overflow spawning on TheCenter
* Fixed case where you could improperly use Vault drops
* All Official PvE servers now have 0.25 structure decay time and 0.5 structure resource blocking radius multiplier
v241.2
* Fixed various TheCenter structure placement, teleport, collision issues, dino difficulty curve, and dino spawns
* TheCenter clients now work properly on Mac
* Fixed general case where you could place structures within world geometry
* Generated shadow distance field data for the rest of TheCenter world geometry meshes (sorry for the large one-time update!!)
* Saved some RAM on non-ShaderModel5 platforms by discarding unneeded distance field data
* Reduced Wild Compy HP and Damage by 50%
v241.1
SERVER ADMIN NOTE: v241.1 fixes an issue with v241.0 that caused Flyers to temporarily lose their Saddles and all Dinos to fall through Structures upon reloading. We strongly recommend all server admins upgrade to v241.1 as soon as possible, and consider a one-time rollback of their save data if their players were affected by use of 241.0. Accordingly for this reason, at 5:30pm Eastern on May 17, we rolled-back all the ARK Official Servers by approximately 2 hours.
* Fixed critical issue with Flyer Saddles Disappearing and Dinos Falling thru Structures/Bases on game load.
v241.0
* Added The Center Official ARK Mod/Map as Free DLC
* Added new 100-player 'The Center' Official Servers
* Improved Non-TrueSky Sky & Lighting (+ SM4/Mac/Linux)
* Significant server PhysX & Networking optimization
* You can now pickup and toss Dodos & Dung Beetles. Rejoice!
* Fixed the huge stall/lock when you "Transfer" a bunch of items at once
* Arthropluera "Turret" AI mode option: won't move and will only used ranged attack against targets.
* Warmap now dynamically shows the mini-map texture of whatever level you're playing on (even with Mod maps :)
* Anonymous Dedicated Server package is now only 4GB! (down from like 30 GB)

v240.6
Requires Server Update:
* Fixed the Teleport max Drag Weight to allow Rexes, for real.
* Fixed an issue where unconscious wild passive tames were unable to take damage on PvE.
* Fixed an issue where "meat" would not cook on certain Mods.
v240.5
Requires Server Update:
* Added a 10 second grace period after being released from a Bola in which you can not be Bola'ed again. (with visual feedback of a broken bola hit)
* Giganotosaurus attack knocks down trees now
* Rexes (and anything up to 550 Drag Weight) can now be brought into Boss Arenas
v240.4
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed Shader Crash that was occuring with some mods.
* Fixed performance issue with Arthropluera physics. Recommend server update for better performance!
* Reduced another 50MB of unused Render Target memory
v240.3
* Reduced about 150MB more of shader memory, also improving loading speed
Requires Server Update:
* Fixed long-term server timing issue (previously, servers at greater than 2 weeks uptime would start getting whacky)
* Fixed Fish Meat taming Dinos at 2x speed, now is about the same rate as regular meat (even though it provides half as much food)
* Fished issue with Gorilla Teleporters potentially getting overlapped
* Made Boss Arenas reset immediately if there are no remaining live players within them
v240.2
* Reduced megapithecus shake
* Fixed Arthropluera offset when riding on elevators
* Fixed crash with unsupported "simple dynamic lighting" render pipeline (that pipeline is fully disabled now, it didn't appear to gain any performance)
Fixes require Server Update:
* Fish should no longer get knocked back so much when dying
* You can no longer pet dead/unconscious/baby lystros
* Arthropluera can be ridden when swimming, has reduced damage knockback

v240.1
Fixes require Server Update!
* Fixed Bola damaging you on Spike Walls
* Fixed Bola FPV mesh
* Fixed fish meats not cooking in pre-240 campfires and grills
* Fixed harvesting Salmon with Sickle (yields high quantity of Prime Meat)
* Fixed Arthropluera not being able to fit thru Caves/Gates (reduced collision size)

v240.0
* New Creature: Lystrosaurus!
* New Creature: Arthropluera!
* New Creature: Sabertooth Salmon, with Fish Meat!
* New Weapon: Primitive Bolas!
* Megapithecus Arena
* Added Option to Disable Melee Camera Swings (including 'Harvesting Head Wobble')
* Tribe Member Rankings with Customizable Per-Rank Privileges

This will come in an optional public beta update later this week!:
- Epic 4K Texture Deployment (all textures at source resolution)! Better texture pool utilization at all Texture setting levels

v239.3
* Fixed time-outs while loading/downloading large (or large quantities) of mods when connecting to servers. Seemingly for good this time. Thanks for the great help to Steam Player MasterDavid of the Tribe Darconic!!
v239.2
Requires Server Update!
* Fixed issue with loaded Chem Tables crafting costs being too cheap
* Fixed Quetz Armor Building Exploit
* Reduced Cannon Ball Damage by 15% generally, and 25% with respect to Metal Structures, and 40% with respect to Metal Turrets. Added a small amount of Obsidian as a crafting requirement for cannon balls.
* Fixed Dire Bear Auto-Eating Narcoberries
v239.1
* Fixed issue that was causing weapons with custom ammo to lose their Ammo when moved into a Dino Inventory. Requires Server Update!
* Fixed 'active' sound effect on Chemistry Table
* Removed Cannon & Cannon Ball Engram from Primitive Servers. Isn't really appropriate for gunpowderless worlds.
v239.0
* New Creature: Direbear!
* New Creature: Manta!
* New Structure: Chemistry Table!
* New Structure: Primitive Cannon!
* Broodmother Boss Arenas
* Added 2 more Player and Dino Max Levels
* Fixed timeouts that people were getting connecting to servers that used lots of Mods
* Fixed issue with placeable explosive/traps collisions
* Fixed physx issue that could cause excessive server lag

v238.6
* Fixed issue that was often preventing Dinos from Harvesting. Requires server update.
* Allowed "underneath foundation" build method on non-Quetz platforms/boats. Requires server update.
v238.3
* Fixed an issue that was creating too many Beavers/Beaver-Dams. Requires server update.
v238.2
* Increased Eurypterid spawn frequency by 60%
* Rhino can now be picked up by Quetz
* New Saddles are now craftable on Beaver-Smithy
* Official Extinction Event servers now have 2x-3x settings
* Rhino tames 40% faster
* Non-Official Extinction Event servers will now auto-restart properly
* Reduced Dunkleosteus maximum Torpor
v238.1
Unversioned Hotfix (Client-side): Fixed incorrect terrain materials.
* Fixed a server startup crash from v280.0 ;) -- Server admins please update to v238.1!
v238.0
* New 'Dino': Woolly Rhino!
* New 'Dino': Eurypterid!
* New 'Dino': Dunkleosteus!
* New "Extinction" Servers which reset after each month, with an in-game countdown and dramatic meteor impact!
* Fixed Wild Beaver Dams Spawns

v237.4
* Improved shader loading speed by approximately 25% (faster load times, less stalls)
* Fixed issue where you couldn't board Flyers when nearby (but outside of) Caves.Requires Server Update.
v237.2
* Fixed low EasterEgg drop rate (remember Bunny Oviraptors are best!)
* Fixed Caves not unloading under some circumstances when leaving them (was wasting client performance and also causing some wrong visuals)
* Fixed day lighting affecting new Cave interiors
* Fixed stored Easter Eggs disappearing after server restarts
v237.1
* Tripled Easter Egg drop rate
* Prevented building in front of new caves on PvE
* Made Flyers able to go into caves by default on custom maps, and also you can force Flyer into caves via server commandline "-ForceAllowCaveFlyers"
* Fixed spectator crash
* Improved new cave lighting
* Fixed new cave entrance holes on Mac/Linux
* Summoned DodoRex is now autotamed and doesn't run forward forever
v237.0
LIMITED EVENT: ARK: Eggcellent Adventure, March 25 - March 31
* Snow and Swamp caves
* Increased Server Performance
* Majorly Reduced Client CPU utilization where many Dinos are active, significant gains for most players
* You can no longer be mounted on Flyers within ARK Caves

Current Version: v236.7
* Increased shadow rendering performance about 15-20%

v236.6
* Added Thai tanslation (launch commandline: -culture=th), and updated to latest community translations. Thank you ARK community translators, you're the best!!
* Improved server and client perf by using intrinsics. Requires server update.
* Fixed Fleeing behavior that would cause creatures to head towards the origin (50,50). Requires server update.
* Handcuffed players can now punch (without causing damage). This allows them to drain stamina even if encumbered, hastening death by malnutrition. Requires server update.

v236.5
* Loading Screen Tooltips can now be localized! You'll find the values in the updated ARK Localization Manifest!
* Updated BattlEye launcher with "Uninstall BattlEye" option, accessible from Steam Launch options

v236.4
* Fixed Chat to work in certain localized languages (Chinese etc).

v236.3
* Made the Localized language correspond to the Language Setting for ARK in your Steam Client, with the following supported languages (Thank you so much, volunteer ARK translators, you're the best!!!!).

Note: if you want to use a non-English language now, you must set it in the "Languages" tab of the Game Properties within your Steam Client, as the game does NOT automatically select your Steam Client language if it is already installed. You will only have to do this manually once, and it is automatically chosen for new ARK installations.

English: en
German: de
French: fr
Italian: it
Spanish: es
Simplified Chinese: zh
Traditional Chinese: zh-TW
Russian: ru
Thai (NEW!): th
Japanese (WIP): ja
Polish (NEW!): pl
Danish (NEW!): da
Dutch (NEW!): nl
Swedish (NEW!): sv
Hungarian (NEW!): hu
Czech (NEW!): cs
Turkish (NEW!): tr
Brazilian Portugese: pt_BR

You can also directly override the language by using the following startup commandline (for dedicated servers, etc, where 'en' is one of the language codes listed above):
-culture=en

* Updated the ShooterGame.manifest with the latest exported strings for the new game content (Beaver stuff, etc)

* Improved rendering performance by about 5%, and reduced stream hitching
* Added further support for fast International server pipeline
* Improved the server BattlEye implementation to support auto-updating the BattlEye libraries.

v236.2
* Fixed a server crash.
v236.1
Unversioned Hotfix: Updated Localization Tool to properly handle newlines and end-spaces. Fixed for reals now!
* Fixed issue with certain Total Conversions crashing.
v236.0
* New Dino: Giant Beaver, Castoroides
* New Equipment: Handcuffs
* Server Performance Phase 2
* Improved Client streaming performance, less hitches
* Updated various translations!

v235.9
Unversioned Hotfix (Server-side): Fixed Meganeura, Ants, Compies flickering in-and-out. Requires server update!
Unversioned Hotfix: ~10% rendering performance improvement! And now crash fixed too ;)
Unversioned Hotfix: ARK added Simplified Chinese Translation! Thank you www.playarkcn.com !!!
* Ended ♥ARK Valentine's Day Event♥
* Added hooks for International "fast-pipe" official servers (VPX)
v235.8
Unversioned Hotfix: Updated Translations for Russian, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and added Brazilian Portugese! Thank you to all ARK translators, keep it up -- you rock! Please remember to fill in your Credits label at the top of the localization file :)
* Added ♥ ARK Valentine's Day Event ♥, which will run until 5pm EST Monday. Get new "Box o' Chocolates" Item randomly dropped by mating tamed Dinos, eating it will insta restore full HP, or knock 40% off a Dino's Tame Bar (Remote Use). Also during the Event, 2x Mating/Mateboost Range, 3x Mating Speed/Mating Recovery, 3x Baby/Egg Maturation Speed, 1/3rd Baby Food Consumption!
Custom servers can activate the event with "-vday" commandline!
* Fixed "Unassigned" key bindings on localized languages
v235.7
* Fixed Localization Font uasset overrides that were not working
* Improved Ground Clutter Draw Distance and performance
* Added Main Menu "credits" label for Localizations
v235.6
* BattlEye Clients: Mac and Linux!
* Fixed a Gallimimus passenger unboarding issue.
* Fixed some servers displaying as BattlEye that weren't actually.
* French Translation v1! (Translated by Shadow, from arkfrancegaming.com , Myami and Abara)
* Fixed rain vfx not appearing on clients (Requires Server Update)

v235.5
Server-side changes:
* Fixed rare localization issue that caused a server hang

v235.4
Client-side changes:
* BattlEye protected servers are now indicated with an icon on the server list
* Made text labels 'overrun' rather than clip, better for displaying longer strings in translated languages.
* Updated master localization archive to have more strings! (multi line texts etc)
v235.3
Unversion Hotfix: Added community Spanish translation Translation by Neizan, IsCariote Youtuber and his team! Also updated the "Localization Manager" to have a "Update Archives from Manifest" button which allows you to update the latest localization strings from "English" into your selected language archives!.
* BattlEye Anti-Cheat System!

BattlEye Notes: The new executable to properly play on Official Servers is ShooterGame\Binaries\ShooterGame_BE.exe, which we've updated the Steam Launch options to include (if you launch ShooterGame.exe directly, you will be redirected to ShooterGame_BE.exe if you connect to any Official Server running BattlEye). If you wish to run your Unofficial Server with BattlEye, you can do so with -BattlEye (however, only functions with Windows servers currently). Note that BattlEye is currently not ready for Mac or Linus, so we have temporarily disabled the capability of Mac/Linux clients to connect to BattlEye servers. We hope to have this resolved within the coming few days. Thank you for your patience!
v235.2
* Added community German Translation, courtesy of Thomas Kowalzik - Owner of Arkforum.de! Thank you Thomas :)
Launch game with command argument:
-culture=de

(or use new Steam launch menu option)
v235.1
* Fixed infinite-jumping players issue. Requires server restart.
v235.0
Unversioned Hotfix: Fixed a startup crash with localization.
* New Dino: Terror Bird
* New Weapon: Grappling Hook! (scale cliffs, grapple other players or small creatures to you and drag them around, this one is a game-changer :)
* Tribe Alliances (PvE and PvP). They are done! Yipeeeeeee!
* All current Items added to the Master Items ID array
* Fully Localizable Game Text (now you can crowd-source translation and dynamic fonts for any language without Modding/TC's! please help us translate :) )
* Coel are now different sizes (and give different amount of resources depending on the size... rare chance of super-large catch!)
* Allowed 'stuck' players to jump out of being stuck! :)

v234.1
* Greenhouse structures Engram requirements are Stone structures now, enabling them to be learned on Primitive Servers
* Improved server performance with multi-threaded replication
v234.0
* Fixed some Structures not appearing on clients after teleporting to new area
* Fixed networking issue with Linux Servers (sadly required Major Version change)

v233.1
* Re-added the Beer Barrell and Industrial Cooking Pot Structures. Requires server and client update! Any servers that were launched with v233.0 will need to have these structures rebuilt!
v233.0
* New Dino: Gallimimus with 3-Seater Passenger Saddle
* New Weapon: Electric Prod stunner weapon
* New Armor: SWAT-style Assault Armor tier
* New Structures: Greenhouse/Glass tileset with plant-growing benefits
* Initial Deep-Sea Loot Crates
* Improved savegame save-and-load times
* Added new special nametags and custom hat skins for: Wildcard Admin Team, Wildcard Non-Admin Team, Authorized External Testers, and Dev Kit Masters. Get yours by joining the crew!
Note: Metal Armor is now crafted at the Workbench, not the Fabricator. It will also be made available on Primitive Servers shortly.

Current Version: v232.8
* Fixed issue with invisible Dinos/Structures (caused by recent server optimizations), typically on <= 2 core machines. Also fixed a server startup crash. Server-side update required for affected servers.
v232.6
* Fixed players stuck under map not being teleported back above the map
* Fixed spoiler timer for berries in beer-barrel not being increased
* Fixed beer brewing time to be 6 hours (was 12 hours, meant to be 6)
* Fixed beer barrel placement size
* Fixed Plant Species X Turrets on Rafts targeting through walls.
* Fixed case where Dung Beetle resource production could erroneously stop
* Fixed Beer disappearing in Barrels after server restart
* Increased Server performance ~20%
v232.5
* Fixed dedicated server memory leak
v232.4
* Dimetrodons (and Kairuku) now insulate Eggs!
v232.3
* Enabled Animation & Garbage Collection Multi-threading on Dedicated Servers for significantly increased dedi server performance
* Fixed Dimetrodon Eggs creating Sarcos ;)
* Made Berries have a much longer spoiling time in Beer Barrels
* Made Beer Barrels not lose their stored items on server restart
v232.2
* Set Beer Crafting time to its intended speed: 6 hours!
* Fixed Dimetrodons drowning in shallow swamp water
v232.1
* Beer Barrel no longer requires Beer Barrel to learn ;)
v232.0
* New Dino: Dung Beetle!
* New Dino: Dimetrodon!
* Beer Barrels. Beer. Hangovers.
* Garbage Collector performance improvements (less stalls)
* Fix for disappearing Quetz'
* Fixed a memory leak
* Fix for remaining issue involving falling off your Dinosaurs! (/ passing thru dinosaurs)
* Battle Tartar & Enduro Stew can no longer be stacked (one cancels the other). Battle Tartar damage buff reduced to +60%, Enduro Stew damage buff reduced to +35%.
* Large Storage Box HP increased to 2400 and number of item slots to 45. Smithy HP decreased to 1500.

View Older Archived Patchnotes Here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/535151589891562062/
Last edited by Jeremy Drake Stieglitz; 1 hour ago
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GodzZila Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:13pm 
:O!
Grob Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:13pm 
yay!
PMA Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:13pm 
HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Badankekadonk Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:14pm 
WHOOP
frosteh Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:14pm 
yas

EDIT: i feel as if my name has been immortalized as being on the front page
Last edited by frosteh; Aug 13, 2015 @ 6:53am
N1ckGreek Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:14pm 
800mb Hype!
BlackWater Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:15pm 
Nice

Does writing more notes means there is more patch info.
Last edited by BlackWater; Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:15pm
TheGlak Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:15pm 
I thought there was supposed to be some sort of Tribe features to assign ownership to things.
Autrix Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:15pm 
HYPE!
Shadow Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:16pm 
Hype Train is boarding now.
Koda Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:16pm 
More was promised...
kushet Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:16pm 
Very happy to see the optimizations in this patch, as well as PVE buildings that have been abandoned, going by the wayside.

After having lost faith in a few Early Access games due to no/little interactions from the development team, this has been very refreshing. I've loved playing the game with a friend of mine thus far and look forward to future updates!
BlackWater Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:16pm 
Originally posted by KgLLama:
I thought there was supposed to be some sort of Tribe features to assign ownership to things.

There might be more , I could be wrong but WRITING MORE NOTES might mean there is more to come.
Last edited by BlackWater; Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:16pm
Qwiso Jun 12, 2015 @ 3:16pm 
So happy for optimizations. Just bought a new GPU today so I can play this game in all its glory! Happy hunting, lest I find you first ;]
Originally posted by Drake:
Current Version:
173.0
- Spinosaurus!
- GPU optimizations plus new graphics configuration options:
- After login you now get a message indicating how you died if your character was killed when you were logged out (needs more details added)
- Pteras now land better when out of stamina, won't eject you as soon
- You and dinos can attack when no stamina now, however doing so will increase your torpidity
- Slight purple overlay when torpidity is increasing
- Spoiling timer exploits fixed
- Various ways to teleport into people's houses seemingly fixed
- Grenades rebalanced, ~60% damage reduction vs structures and now also require oil to craft
- PvE structures that haven't had a Tribe/Creator nearby in one week are now auto demolished. Can be disabled on player-run servers.
- Structure Limit now configurable for player-run servers
- Non-Tribe Flyer Carrying now an option for PvE servers
- Added Rich Metal and Regular Metal Mountain Rocks
- Character bodytype presets
- "Find Mods" button added to Host Game Menu
- WRITING MORE NOTES
HEYYYYYYYYYYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SPINOSAURUS BABY!!!
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