ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Gem and Crystal Forge
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Content Types: Mod, Structures, Rebalancing
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Jan 10, 2018 @ 11:35pm
Apr 25, 2020 @ 12:40pm
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Gem and Crystal Forge

Description
Mod ID: 1265313758

About This Mod

This mod adds a "Gem and Crystal Forge" which can be used to crush Aberration gems into crystal, upgrade or downgrade gems (Green <-> Blue <-> Red), or dye crystals into gems. Server admins can adjust the crafting requirements and yields of every recipe (or even disable recipes entirely) in the INI settings. This allows server admins to balance the mod however they like.

But why make this mod? Well, the Aberration map is teeming with gem nodes, but crystal is incredibly hard to find. It seems reasonable to give players a way to convert the gems that they mine into crystals, given the similarities in their physical real-world properties.

This mod is clean and stackable, and will work on any map.

Enjoy!

And if you want to support the mod, one of the best ways is to like/favorite the mod, so that other people can find it too. =)





Features!
  • The "Gem and Crystal Forge" is unlocked at level 20 (same as Smithy), and costs 0 engram points.
  • Lots of fun "gem crushing" sound effects when you craft the recipe. =)
  • Custom crafting bench model to blend in with the Aberration map's look and feel.
  • INI settings for crafting speed, inventory size, disable pickup, and pickup time.
  • Server admins can change the ratio of gems-to-crystals in the INI settings!
  • By default, all converstions are done on a 3-to-1 ratio based on rarity:
      Crystals:
      • 3 Green Gems = 1 Crystal
      • 1 Blue Gem = 1 Crystal
      • 1 Red Gem = 3 Crystal
      Gems:
      • 5 Crystals + 1 Green Dye = 15 Green Gems
      • 5 Crystals + 1 Blue Dye = 5 Blue Gems
      • 15 Crystals + 1 Red Dye = 5 Red Gems
      Upgrades:
      • 3 Green Gems = 1 Blue Gem
      • 3 Blue Gems = 1 Red Gem
      Downgrades:
      • 1 Red Gem = 3 Blue Gem
      • 1 Blue Gem = 3 Green Gem



Spawn Codes

Gem and Crystal Forge
admincheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/GemAndCrystalForge/CraftingStation/PrimalItemStructure_GemAndCrystalForge.PrimalItemStructure_GemAndCrystalForge''" 1 0 0



GameUserSettings.ini Options

These are the defaults, feel free to update however you'd like!

You can change "Enabled" to "Disabled" to hide the recipe from all the crafting benches.

If you set the "Dye" amount to zero, the recipe will not require dye.

Enjoy!

[GemAndCrystalForge]
GreenGem_to_Crystal=Enabled:3;1
BlueGem_to_Crystal=Enabled:1;1
RedGem_to_Crystal=Enabled:1;3
GreenGem_to_BlueGem=Enabled:3;1
BlueGem_to_RedGem=Enabled:3;1
RedGem_to_BlueGem=Enabled:1;3
BlueGem_to_GreenGem=Enabled:1;3
Crystal_and_GreenDye_to_GreenGem=Enabled:5,1;15
Crystal_and_BlueDye_to_BlueGem=Enabled:5,1;5
Crystal_and_RedDye_to_RedGem=Enabled:15,1;5
CraftingSpeedMultiplier=1.0
InventorySize=300
DisablePickup=False
PickupTime=0.5



Mod ID
1265313758




Questions, Feedback, or Suggestions? Join my discord!
https://discord.gg/VdKUDqd


Interested in creating ARK mods?

Come join us in the Discord chat!
http://discord.arkmodding.net

Check out the ARK Unreal modding forums!
https://forums.unrealengine.com/forumdisplay.php?70-ARK-Survival-Evolved

Visit the ARK Modding website for valuable tutorials, tips, and tricks!
https://arkmodding.net


Special Thanks
A big thanks to Ghazlawl and his sage wizardry!


And a very special thanks to the following people who helped me along the way:
  • Everybody in the Discord chat, especially:
    • Ghazlawl
    • jslay
    • Mezzo
    • Orionsun
    • Tao
    • Woeful Macabre
    • thewookie91
    • P0k3r
    • Duncanas
    • ... and everyone else I'm forgetting!
  • Everyone who made Unreal engine videos and tutorials. Thanks!
  • My incredibly patient wife, who puts up with my long hours spent coding silly things like this. =D
  • WildCard, for making such an addicting game!

Keyword searches: Gem, Crystal, Convert, Crush, Dye, Trade, Structure, Forge, Bench, Aberration, Abberation (I know you, typos!)
Popular Discussions View All (6)
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May 7, 2018 @ 10:10am
PINNED: Bug Reports
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Jan 29, 2018 @ 12:28am
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Dec 26, 2018 @ 8:20am
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101 Comments
EDMEbba Feb 17 @ 6:55pm 
TY for a clean and straight forward mod that allows crafting of gems for older maps like The Center or other maps that do not offer Gems! Super easy to configure and implement!!! :winter2019coolyul: :steamthumbsup:
ETERNAL Feb 15 @ 6:11am 
Thanks :smilebox:
RedDwarf  [author] Oct 6, 2020 @ 2:41pm 
Yep, it should =D
UnlawfulPotato Oct 5, 2020 @ 12:21pm 
Does this still work?
RedDwarf  [author] Jul 16, 2020 @ 4:34pm 
Yep!
iToxicSinsterXx Jul 16, 2020 @ 11:30am 
Finally i will be able to get gems on Ragnarok i believe.
RedDwarf  [author] Apr 26, 2020 @ 10:10am 
Beautiful. Thanks for the bug report. =)
Ende Apr 26, 2020 @ 8:48am 
@RedDarf Yea it Works. Thanks You.
RedDwarf  [author] Apr 25, 2020 @ 1:05pm 
Okay, update is out!
RedDwarf  [author] Apr 25, 2020 @ 12:05pm 
@Ende: I found the problem -- I'll have a fix uploaded in about 15 minutes. =) Wildcard changed how recipes get generated, and it impacted a bunch of mods.