ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Immersive Taming
Content Types: Mod, Rebalancing
File Size
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Dec 31, 2017 @ 3:53am
Jul 18, 2021 @ 1:09pm
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Immersive Taming


Immersive Taming offers an alternative to Ark's vanilla taming methods, by allowing creatures to be tamed through in game actions vs traditional inventory items and timers.

As taming increases, so does the creature's trust in you. Even the most hostile creatures will eventually start to consider you a friend. They may start following you around, wanting care or fed a fresh corpse, and may even protect you in battle!

Taming Unlockables

- Target Prevention - 25%
- Hand and Corpse Feeding - 35%
- Following - 45%
- Caring - 55%
- Gifting - 65%
- Species Target Prevention - 75%
- Protection - 85%

Taming Activites

- Feeding bait to the dino - Hand feeding offers a configurable bonus as opposed to the dino eating it from the ground. Eating also heals the dino for a small amount. Hand feeding requires baits to be in the last item slot of the hotbar.
- Corpse feeding - Dinos will only eat a corpse if it offers resources that the Dino would eat once harvested. Grants affinity dependant on creature size, with smaller creatures providing the affinity of Raw Meat all the way up to the largest creatures providing the affinity of Mutton.
- Petting the dino - Has a short interval between each pet and grants a small taming increase.
- Caring for the dino - Can be cared for once the dino arrives at the player when following. Caring also heals the dino for a small amount (slightly more than feeding).
- Attacking the dino's target - Damage to the dino's target is converted to affinity, and increases taming progress.
- Protecting the dino from attackers - Damage to dinos that have targeted the dino being tamed is converted to affinity, and increases taming progress.
- Killing the dino's target - Damage is converted to affinity with a 20% bonus, and increases taming progress.
- The dino protecting you - Small taming increases are granted when the dino protects you from an attacker.

Extra Info

Additional features, many of which can be edited via the Taming Customizer Menu -

- UI messages display the progress of the tame, with yellow text indicating taming milestones and blue indicating affinity increases.
- If taming the leader of a pack, all its followers will also be tamed.
- The chance of a gift increases with taming progress. Gifts may be presented when the dino is cared for and the items are unique to the specific dino being tamed.
- Due to the developed bond, taming always results in a perfect tame (Can be disabled via menu).
- Completing a tame using the mod rewards Taming XP equal to Kill XP.
- Option for taming to commence through combat events in the wild.
- Options to use Taming Ineffectiveness and Imprinting
- Configurable bait affinity values, which allow players or server hosts to fully customize each item.

Baits are crafted in their respective crafting station, which can be unlocked from the Engram screen. Simply throw a bait by using it once it's on your hotbar, or shoot a bait arrow from a bow, crossbow or compound bow. By default, bait attraction is determined by if the Dino would normally eat the food item when tamed, as opposed to its vanilla taming item preferences. In addition, taming can also commence on some creatures by saving their life in the wild.

The more powerful creatures of the Ark will need to be bested in battle before they will consider you worthy to befriend. To do this, display your worth as a hunter by presenting a trophy bait. Doing so will initiate a battle! Once you have shown your prowess, these Combat Tamed creature can be tamed as normal with the mod's other activities.

With the exception of Combat Tames, Dinos will need to be have no aggro in order to be attracted to a bait or be petted or cared for.

Prior to taming, blood samples can be obtained by shooting creatures with blood vial darts. Once retrieved, the sample can be analyzed at the chemistry bench. Doing so allows you to see the creature's wild stats, providing you some intel before deciding if the creature is worth the time and resources. Much like humans, dinos don't like needles, and will aggro once hit.

While taming, ensure not to harm the creature or any of its nearby allies (excluding combat tame battles). Doing so will grant a short de-buff to taming progress, in addition to negatively impacting taming effectiveness and imprinting. Damaging the creature for an extended period will break the trust and end the tame, resetting progress and resulting in a short cooldown before it can be tamed again.

* By default, some species with strict diets have been manually added to certain baits. See this thread for more info.

* You can also edit bait preferences to your own liking, using the Taming Customizer Menu. Allows you to create custom food chains and kibble trees, along with per creature tweaks. See this thread for more info.

Q) Why can't I craft X bait?
A) Likely down to a stacking mod. See this thread for more info.

Q) Can I tame X creature?
A) By default, If the creature can be tamed in the regular game either through normal methods, or being raised from an egg, then yes. See this thread for more info.

Q) Does this work with X mod?
A) The mod uses the game's buff system as opposed to remapping dino classes, so it's clean and stackable and should work with most mods and modded creatures. However, if another mod alters taming in any way, it could conflict. Total conversions also depend on how much they've altered.

Q) Does this replace regular taming methods?
A) The mod offers a alternative to regular taming. All dinos can be still be tamed their normal way, but the mod allows an option to disable vanilla taming.

Q) It's too easy/ too fast / too X. Is it customizable in any way?
A) There's various options to tweak the mod to fit your playstyle, including excluding certain dinos, custom bait preferences and adding a KO requirement for certain creatures. These options are accessed via the in game Taming Customizer Menu. See this thread for more info.

Q) What happens if I remove the mod?
A) Any dinos tamed via the mod will remain in your game.

Q) The mod has suddenly stopped working? Taming ending instantly, desired baits not matching the journal etc.
A) The mod's custom save file may have become corrupt. Backup the ImmersiveTamingSettings.sav file in Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\SaveGames, delete it and relaunch the game. If the mod is now working, you just have to re-apply any changes to the IT settings.

Spawn Codes and Engram Info

Mod ID: 1251632107


Popular Discussions View All (281)
Sep 8, 2023 @ 3:04am
PINNED: Bugreports
Dec 5, 2023 @ 1:26am
Please make an ASA version
Feb 20 @ 4:07pm
Servers running with this mod!
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Specter Feb 27 @ 10:54am 
still no ETA but he said its comming, unless he abandoned it
MrAdamGameplay Feb 26 @ 7:58pm 
Does anyone know if this mod is being worked on for ASA???
wolf_fang Feb 16 @ 3:11am 
i just beat a karkenos in a 1v1 and befor i won it picked me it, then i won and it keped me in it claw LOL
teincygg Feb 14 @ 9:45pm 
El mejor modo que he tenido, incluso con este mod se pueden tamear los bosses de primal fear, recomendadicimo el mod
PAL-18 Feb 10 @ 9:41am 
I made some exceptional kibble bait and i cant tame any Tek Stryder's with it even though latest change log says i can. Anyone know how to tame them?
elliotttd Feb 5 @ 2:13pm 
It’s still not working. I shot an arrow at a Dino and it goes to eat, starts eating, but than it just stops and walks away. I’ve tried with just the mod and the only other mods I was using before with it were awesome spyglass, S+, and ark additions. Even after I removed them all it still didn’t work
L3wt Feb 4 @ 5:55am 
@Queeni, Sure. You might have to add the baits manually by using the in-game taming journal but I doubt it. Usually those settings only require editing for mod added dino's. Bloodstalker and any base-game dino's should be good to go.
L3wt Feb 4 @ 5:50am 
@elliotttd, The mod works. You likely have conflicting mods somewhere, backup your save and try running Ark with just Immersive Taming then see if the problem persists. Also try placing it at the bottom of your modlist.
elliotttd Feb 3 @ 3:02pm 
For some reason when I go to feed Dino’s the eat it but than it just doesn’t work. It was working before what do I do
Ni-ki<3 Jan 29 @ 12:52pm 
can i tame a bloodstalker with immersive taming? if yes, which bait*s
would it take?