ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Jat  [developer] Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:05pm
Patch Notes: Current (171.74) & Upcoming (171.8 - ETA June 8)
Upcoming Version:
- Increased the yield of metal ore gained from metal-type rocks with non-metal tools by 3x.
- Increased the number of metal-bearing rocks in mountains/summits by a ton - hundreds and hundreds of rocks added.
- Mountain-rocks which yield metal now also yield Obsidian at a reduced rate.

Current Version:
- Armor is no longer localized for Dino Attacks. This means that when a Dinosaur attacks you, your armor is much more effective. We made this change due to the fact that their attacks are not generally very area specific.

- Q in the Inventory Menu toggles Item Text Overlay Mode, which will remove all the non-critical text overlays from the item icons, such as name, type, etc.
- Fixed numerous server and client-side crashes.
- Fixed getting your body or tribe taken over by someone else -- no more Invasion of the Body Snatchers!
- You can now search for sessions "by name" within the In-Game Browser UI
- Changed coordinates on Map Marker placement to Latitude First, Longitude Second, as it should be!
- Fixed -nomansky option which you can also access via the game's Steam Launch Options to properly not initialize the dynamic sky system. Use this launch option if you're getting video driver crashes, and it'll resolve them! however your sky system will be simpler, for now.
- No longer lose performance after singleplayer savegame loads! Still needs more testing for possible side-effects!
- Added LAN support. LAN games will now appear on the server browser via the server filter type dropdown. Happy LAN gaming!
- Fixed Server Download Dino crash and prevented losing uploaded dinos.
- Players now have to breathe when submerged in water, and on a dino.
- Arrows will no longer phase through all solid objects and hit people on the other side.
- Crops will now take an extremely long time to spoil if they are watered and fertilized correctly.
- Crop yield is now 2x.
- Structures now have 50% increase damage resistance globally.

- Unofficial Servers would crash if they had Dinos downloaded to them, at an Obelisk, in some cases. Server Admins should update to get this fix.
- XP glitch that resets your Survivor XP to your Mounts' XP is now fixed, however will require that servers are updated to 171.6 to get this. To avoid this until your server is updated, be sure to Earn some/any XP on your Survivor after disembarking your mount.
- Parasaur Founder's Saddle Skin now shows correct icon when applied to the Parasaur Saddle
- Client connection timeout is now 30s rather than 20s
- Slight performance improvement to calculation of particle LODs

- PIN codes now work properly on Doors, and also have been enabled on Small and Large Storage Boxes. Note your Tribe does not have to use the PIN codes, but this will prevent non-TribeMembers from accessing those functions. However, if the container is destroyed, it drops the contents anyway of course.

- Server Admin Passwords are working again, both from "ServerPassword" key in the "ServerSettings" section of the INI, and via commandline. Sorry about that, server admins!!!!

- Resolved error with sky rendererer that would cause some players to crash or ock at the end of the loading process when connecting into a game.

- You can now upload Character & Dino Data from Tribute Terminals on Official Servers.
However note these data can only be Downloaded onto Local or Unofficial Servers, for now.

- Removed the "suicide" command. It was for testing only and is not a realistic thing. If you fall into a cavern and are gonna die of starvation, do what this guy does instead:

- Fixed invisible ocean caverns

- Improved loading feedback to not have any temporary black/screen / possible lock between loading the initial gamedata and connecting to server. Should now be seamless.

- Fixed some remaining blackscreen/connection cases!

- Minor hotfix increases the number of structures allowed within a radius from 800 to 1400. May increase it further in subsequent builds as we scale perf up.

Old Patch Notes:
Last edited by Jat; Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:06pm
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Chiefo Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:07pm 
Woot! Great Work!
Last edited by Chiefo; Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:07pm
Anya Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:07pm 
Jat  [developer] Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:08pm 
Hey everyone!

Just updated to include the notes in regards to the armor changes. :)
Creative Cryptid Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:11pm 
Hey Jat, how exactly do we set up a Lan game for ARK? And also, possible ETA on the Raptor Rapture/Spinosaur content patch?
Creative Cryptid Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:11pm 
Originally posted by Community Manager Jat:
Hey everyone!

Just updated to include the notes in regards to the armor changes. :)
Hey Jat, how exactly do we set up a Lan game for ARK? And also, possible ETA on the Raptor Rapture/Spinosaur content patch?
hellday Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:12pm 
It's frustrating to see all the content and gameplay updates when you can't run the game properly with a GTX870M... Hope you have some good engineers in your team to fix the optimisation asap...
GenoMan Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:12pm 
At the risk of sounding like a douche..I just want to say optimization needs to come first before you mess up your chance to be an important game dont be a refund simulator
Jerry Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:15pm 
Originally posted by Community Manager Jat:
Hey everyone!

Just updated to include the notes in regards to the armor changes. :)
Why are random servers going offline?? Server 30 has been down for hours now with no explanation :(
Nikos Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:16pm 
Server 110 is down restart it please
Ikki Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:16pm 
The frustrating is to can't play the Game with a Titan card xD... wtf? I can not even play on the Local that is really ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ :/.
Allu Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:17pm 
Server 182 is down restart it please
Ebrim Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:17pm 
Looking good. How far down the line are things like bleeding or diseases?
Harz Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:20pm 
Can you fix food issue ?

We spend lot of time to eat...

Thanks in advance
Schnee Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:34pm 
Hi I still have problems to start the game even when all system requirements are fine
It just happens nothing not even a black screen or pop up of something
help please :((
Lex Jun 8, 2015 @ 1:35pm 
but we want FPS not a stupid armor
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