ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Dino Patrol
Content Types: Mod, Structures, Rebalancing
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Oct 29, 2017 @ 8:03am
Apr 5 @ 4:03am
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Dino Patrol

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MOD ID=1184763409
The ARK Waypoint System
This mod implements a waypoint system for patrolling tamed dinos.
(Please read always the "Changes Tab")
  • build a many routes with as many waypoints you need
  • patrolling dinos between waypoints of a route
  • land, water and air waypoints
  • choose design for each waypoint
  • a lot of options for each waypoint
  • new options for assigned dinos
  • waypoint inventory for storing auto-harvested items
  • easy mode for assigning dinos and adding waypoints
  • no-stasis feature (needs config change) for building routes around the map
  • a lot more...

How this mod works:
First place the start waypoint.
From the waypoint you add one sub waypoint and place it everywhere you whish by pressing the USE key while looking at the waypoint. You can add only one waypoint at a time from each waypoint. You won't find the waypoint in your inventory, it is a virtual item while placing it in the world. Add and place more waypoints for a patrol route. By using the radial menu of a waypoint you can also insert a waypoint before the selected waypoint instead of adding it after this waypoint.
For flyers you can set the waypoint to a height waypoint from the radial menu and then you are able set a height for this waypoint from a new radial menu.
If you place the waypoint in water, you can choose any height you want in the water.

To assign a dino to this route, choose "Give Route Certificate" from any waypoints radial menu.
you will get an item, which you need to place in the dino's inventory and choose "Set Route" from the item's menu. The certificate will be consumed by the dino and gets new radial menu options.
Using the dinos Dino Patrol radial sub menu, you will find two menu entries:
"Start patrolling" and "Remove from Patrol".
Choose "Start patrolling" to start the dino's patrol.
To remove the Route from the Dino, choose "Remove from ..." from the radial menu.
There are a lot more radial menu entries for setting up a waypoint and/or the dino: see below and feel free to try it out
While placing the waypoint, be sure that your patrolling dinos are able to reach the placed waypoints.
You can choose each tamed creature to assign a route.
By removing the "START" waypoint (can be picked up) all connected waypoints are also removed.
The waypoints cannot be damaged by other players or dinos. The waypoints does not block any resource spawn.
The waypoints do not have any collision, they are only visual structures.
See MENU discussion for further details

For further informations and documentations have a look in the discussions!

1. Waypoint Inventory
a. To store the harvest stuff from assigned wandering dinos (can be disabled: see also 5. GameUserSettings.ini)
After a wandering dino reaches the Enabled Wandering waypoint, the harvested items will be transfered to the inventory of this waypoint.
The inventory size is 200 slots. Only harvestable items will be stored in the inventory. No one can put items directly into this inventory.
b. You can change the setup to enable the use of one target inventory. All harvested items are transferred to the target inventory waypoint.
Use the waypoints radial menu to set the waypoint's target inventory. (see also 5. GameUserSettings.ini)

2. Easy Mode
To enable Easy Mode choose easy mode from waypoints radial menu
After activating Easy Mode the waypoints of the actual selected route are showing a red beam.
a. Select route
Press and hold the DragBodyKey (G by default) to show a cursor. To select a route point at a routes waypoint and press the middle mouse button while holding the G key. To deselect do not point a waypoint.
b. Assign dino to route
You can easily assign a tamed dino: point at tamed dino and press the right mouse button while holding the G key.
Any further right mouse clicks toggles the patrolling of this dino.
c. Add new waypoint
press ALT DragBodyKey (ALT G) to add a new waypoint to a selected route

3. GameUserSettings.ini entries:
PreventWaypointInventory=True - Disable waypoints inventory (default: False) PreventTargetInventory=True - Prevent the target inventory waypoint (works only, if PreventWaypointInventory is not True) (Default: False) DisableHarvestingAnkylo=True - Ankylo will no longer harvest metal, crystal, obsidian, oil and other stuff except metal and stone (Default: False) DisableHarvestingDoedi=True - Doedi will no longer harvest crystal, oil and other stuff except stone (Default: False) DisableHarvestingTurtle=True - Turtle will no longer harvest white pearls and black pearls on ragnarok and vulgaero (Default: False)
To enable the "no stasis" option, add this to the GameUserSettings.INI:
You need then set "out of player range patrol" using the dinos radial menu in the game to set the dino to not to go into stasis while patrolling.
(Attention: nostasis can result in bugged dinos)
The waypoint engram costs are:
Player Level 1 1 wood 1 fiber
Admin command:
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/DinoWaypoints/Item_Waypoint.Item_Waypoint'" 1 0 0
Hide Engram (Game.ini)

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Popular Discussions View All (21)
May 17 @ 2:17am
PINNED: You found any BUGS?
Apr 6 @ 9:42am
{REQ} Specific Inventory Waypoint
Coronatine 2020
Apr 8, 2019 @ 12:29pm
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Grebog  [author] May 25 @ 8:57am 
@Amaterasu yes, if the server is setup to NoStasis and the dino is set to "patrol out of player range" (see mod description)
Amaterasu May 25 @ 7:10am 
I'm not sure if I understood correctly, I saw some mentions about stasis. If you set a dino on patrol on a server and go offline, will it continue to patrol?
Grebog  [author] May 20 @ 3:59pm 
@zemerson, @darkalatreon, do you use other mods? Because i cannot reproduce this issue.
darkalatreon May 18 @ 12:47pm 
ZEmerson May 13 @ 6:43pm 
doesnt work i can see the " Dino Patrol" sub menu but when i click on it nothing happens
Grebog  [author] Apr 22 @ 10:08am 
@norman_ das engram ist gleich ganz oben. merkwürdig...
Grebog  [author] Apr 22 @ 10:07am 
@Talijana hast Du einen Dino, der Sand sammelt? Der Wegpunkt sammelt nichts.
norman_ Apr 21 @ 10:12pm 
tolle MOD :-D . Ich habe nur das Problem, dass ich das Engramm nicht finde. Die Startflagge cheaten geht aber.
Talijana Apr 21 @ 1:58pm 
Sehr schöne idee :) danke dafür erstmal ! Gibt es einen Grund warum die Wegpunkte keinen Sand aufsammeln ?
Maskur Apr 14 @ 10:32am 
@grebog joa schade