ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Dino Tracker+ (version 2.5.3)
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Nov 17, 2017 @ 2:54am
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Dino Tracker+ (version 2.5.3)

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Orion Cluster Ark Mod Collection
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Version 2.5.3
Mod ID: 1203166458
Last Cooked with DevKit: 278.0
This mod is rated: Clean and Stackable

This mod provides a customized GPS and a customized small sign which allows you track dinos, tribe mates and the custom waypoints when activated.

Prior to tracking you will have the opportunity to view the dino you want to track. If the dino is too far away (out of render distance) you will be unable to view the dino, in this case you will be shown the dino profile.

The more area that get scanned the more dinos you will be able to track. It doesn't mater who did the scanning as all scan results are available to all players.

If a dino is not in range of your screen space the dino will show 'red' in the list and you will not be able to get a remote view. This can happen while other people closer to the dino are able to get a remote view, it's all about personal distance.

When tracking a dino that is currently out of range (red and no preview) you are tracking the dinos last known location. If the dino has moved the tracked location could suddenly update when you get into range and there is the possibility that it won't be in range once you get to the location, though I expect this to be rare for most dinos.

To activate the tracking UI re-select the tracking device after you have equipped it. The device will not work if it isn't on the hotbar.

The first time you select, it only equips, in this state it provides you with the services of a GPS. Selecting it a second time and the tracking HUD will activate.

The tracking hud will display a map and two markers showing your location and the location of the dino or person you are tracking. Currently when tracking a player the dino icon is still used.

The position of the player and the tracking target will update in real-time as long as the tracking target exists. (In single player mode, you can loose your tracking target if it wanders out of range).

The UI and HUD can be deactivated by selecting the tracking device again.

If more than one Dino Tracker is placed on the hotbar, only one will be usable.

When tracking tribe mates you will be able to track them even if they are off-line and any corpse that belongs to someone in your tribe.

To ensure you never loose a tribe/personal dino again, be sure to craft and use the DinoTracker at least once in range of each of your tames.

Once the Tracker has learned about them you will be able to track them no mater where you or they are.

** New Way-point tracking! ** You can place a way-point tracking node anywhere on the map and everyone in your tribe will be able to instantly track the location. You can even leave additional notes in the waypoint log!

If you would like to modify the default min/max level you can setup the following optional settings (this is just an example and is not required for the tracker to function).

Add the following as a new section in GameUserSettings.ini

*** !>>This has been updated <<! ***

Admin command to summon the Dino Tracker:
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/DinoTracker/PrimalItems/PrimalItem_WeaponDT.PrimalItem_WeaponDT'" 1 0 0

Admin command to summon a Trackable Waypoint:
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/DinoTracker/PrimalItems/PrimalItemStructure_WaypointTrackingNode.PrimalItemStructure_WaypointTrackingNode'" 1 0 0


If you use the scroll wheel to brows the list of dinos it will move your camera and it could become stuck.

If you have disabled hibernation in singe player/non-dedicated server mode do not use this mod!! it will hang your game as soon as you activate the tracker.


A special thanks to a few people who have helped with testing: Ravenbones, Core, Elron MacBong & Idrona.

A big shout-out to DragonClaw Modding for the custom mesh for the way-point tracking node.

The mod is free and comes with limited support (when I'm available). You can leave messages here on Steam or stop by the DragonClaw Studio's Discord[].

If you like this mod and would like to donate please click on the donation link below.

If you are looking for a hosting company, you should check out ASHosting![]

If your looking for a gaming community feel free to stop by the Orion Cluster Discord[]. We play a number of games, share, chat and have some fun.

If you enjoy the DragonClaw Studio modding experience, we’d love your support in our next venture: TwilightStar: Heart of Eir.

As our first, full length feature game as a studio it will feature all the mechanics we love to see in modern games; layered on top of a rich story line and extensive world mapping. A love letter to classic RPGs of the 90s, you can follow our progress online at or join the conversation on Discord:
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Sep 28 @ 4:12am
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Manalo  [author] Oct 17 @ 7:24pm 
@kodaxmax ty! all fixed.
kodaxmax Oct 17 @ 5:52pm 
The mod id in the description is wrong, it should be 1203166458
Manalo  [author] Sep 28 @ 4:12am 
@Drei69 Thank you for the bug report, that's very specific which is really helpful. I will look into it.
Drei69 Sep 27 @ 11:29am 
Heads up, after placing a waypoint that got attached to a building, when removing that building the waypoint would get demolished and it stopped the game from loading when it hit "JP_Ark_Nav_L". Cause me quite a lot of problems, had to remove the mod which fixed my problems.
Manalo  [author] May 22 @ 5:12pm 
No updated needed. What isn't working for you? Do you have the device in your hand? No interface? at what point are you having a problem?
Manni May 22 @ 5:07am 
I can not get this to work is there an update needed?
Manalo  [author] May 14 @ 11:46am 
you can upload the files from your computer to the server
Galactica001 May 14 @ 6:17am 
yeah i did, i added everything to the game ui ect too. on the nitrado page where i added my mod it said it would add after restart. i did that and it then said the file does not exsist it maybe a nitrado fault perhaps.
Manalo  [author] May 13 @ 7:00am 
that seems odd. the mod is listed as public. on the description tab did you click subscribe?
Galactica001 May 13 @ 3:53am 
well just tried to get this mod. says it doesnt exsist