ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Human NPCs
Content Types: Mod, Creatures
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Jul 17, 2018 @ 5:17am
Jun 28 @ 10:49pm
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Human NPCs

Human NPC's

ID - 1443404076

Human NPCs came 3rd in the 2019 ARK Mod Contest

Human NPCs add Humans to the world of Ark.
You can tame them, they like to eat most things.

Human NPC villages are protected by X Plants - This can be turned off by adding NoTurrets=1 in the GUS settings

--GameUserSettings.ini Setup-- link

Tame NPCs can guard your land and as they patrol it or while set in turret mode
they can collect resources that are in the area as well as look after your crops.

They will look after your Forge, Campfires, Cook Meat, Put the correct stuff into Preserving Bin and Crop Plots and even catch fish.

NPCs can be set Friendly, Savage or somewhere in between
They are here to stay so you will just have to get used to them

Please respect their culture -

Wild NPCs believe
All Thieves should be killed on sight. They now grow X Plants for protection against Players.
Killing children is BAD so they do not breed.

Just add the MOD and your ready to go and if you need to tune it then adjust the GameUserSettings.ini

--Latest Updates--2.38
--Change Notes-- link

--NPC Default Amounts--
The Island is set to 1000
Genesis is set to 1000
Ragnarok is set to 1500
Valguero is set to 1500
Crystal Isles is set to 1000
ScorchedEarth is set to 1200
Extinction is set to 1000
The Center Set to 500
Aberration Set to 500

Adjust in the GameUserSettings.ini
Total_NPCs=1200 -- Set to 0 to use Defaults

Maps not listed will default to 500

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--GameUserSettings.ini Setup-- link

--Spawn Commands--
--Spawn Commands-- link

--Modes of Play & Waving--
--Modes of Play & Waving-- link

--Walking Tame--
--How to do Walking Tame-- link
--How to use an Emote-- link[]

This is set in the GameUserSettings.ini

No Taming
Both walking and knockout
Walking tame only
Knockout tame only

--Taming & Play Mode Information--
--Taming & Play Mode-- link

I added a short video showing how to calm the NPCs down using the wave emote
--How To Calm The NPCs Video-- link

--Resource Management--
NOTE -- Harvest Resources must be enabled

To get them to harvest go to the menu select Harvesting and enable harvest resources
Then select Send Harvesting then select the range you want them to stay around.

They will not harvest if they are set to follow.
They will start as soon as you get them to not follow.
Even if they leave the area chasing enemies they will return back to where they were told to harvest.
To get them to harvest in a new area just take them to the area and tell them to harvest again

While the NPCs are harvesting they will go to their respective storage items and deposit items and resources that they have harvested.
The NPCs will also remove made items and transfer items to where they go, Cooked Meat to Preserving Bin, Iron Ingots to Storage Box and so on.

Bow and Spear -- Guard - Turret mode or patrol - Just set them on harvest and the will protect the workers
Noweapon (Punch), Bola and Club are used to knockout dino's and will not harvest corpses

Below is what each type Harvest (Just look at what weapon they hold)
Hatchet -- will gather stone, metal, flint and more.
Sword -- will gather wood and thatch and more.
Noweapon -- will gather berries, poop and seeds,Knockout Dino's.
Bola -- will randomly instigate an attack with Moschops, Parasaurs, Phiomias and Sheep to get meat.
Club -- will gather poop, fiber and thatch,Knockout Dino's.
Bow -- will randomly instigate an attack on small dino's to get meat.
Spear -- will catch fish.

Below is what each type uses
Hatchet -- CampFire,Torches,Forge,Preserving Bin,Fridge,Storage
Sword -- CampFire,Torches,Preserving Bin,Fridge,Storage
NoWeapon -- Crop-plots,Feedtrough,Compost Bin,Preserving Bin,Fridge,Storage
Bola -- CampFire,Torches,Preserving Bin,Fridge,Storage
Club -- Compost Bin,Crop_Plots,Preserving Bin,Fridge,Storage
Bow -- CampFire,Torches,Feedtrough,Preserving Bin,Fridge,Storage
Spear -- CampFire,Torches,Feedtrough,Preserving Bin,Fridge,Storage

You can stop the NPCs using a storage box by naming it notauto
Poop no longer goes in storage boxes unless you name a storage box poopbox
then only poop will go into that storage box
Resource Harvesting is ON by default, turn it off if you want the NPCs to only patrol

--Resource Management Information--
--Resource Management-- link

I added a short video showing how to use Resource Management
--Resource Management Video-- link

--NPC's Hut Loot--
You can find loot in some of the NPC,s Huts, Keep in mind that NPC's do not like thieves and think they should be killed on sight.
There is an option to add your own items VIA the GUS.INI
--NPC's Hut Loot Setup-- link


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Popular Discussions View All (96)
Sep 26 @ 1:34pm
PINNED: Suggestions
ComBat Cow
Sep 3 @ 1:16am
PINNED: Bug Reports
Sep 14 @ 10:50pm
PINNED: Server using this mod all welcome :D
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⚡Shadowbeatz⚡ Sep 29 @ 11:53am 
Mind Nerfing their protectors of their small huts? they literally 2 shot me and almost insta kill my Level 1000 Lightning Wyvern
CheeZyZee Sep 29 @ 8:08am 
anyone know how to get your humans to eat "other then forced"?
van Grunz Sep 28 @ 2:19am 
Perform a wild dino wipe, then walk around in large circles. Sometimes the spawning takes a bit time.
Magno Sep 27 @ 2:57pm 
i add this mod, but no wild humans in the server. i put the above settings in the gameusersettings, any recomendation?
Kain Sep 26 @ 4:20am 
Many thanks!
van Grunz Sep 26 @ 3:56am 
Your subject matter was already part of a discussion here. The author recommends the following setting:

Total_NPCs=1 or -1

1 seems to be working fine. Consider that 0 enables mod defaults (as if this parameter weren't set).

Afterwards, do a wild dino wipe to delete the current NPCs. I assume that there's a special command to only wipe NPCs but I couldn't find it quickly.
Kain Sep 26 @ 3:44am 
Hi, sorry I didn't found an answer to my question in the discussion section.

Is it possible, to stop them from spawning? I only want some tamed ones for my villages and castles on privat PvE :D
van Grunz Sep 26 @ 3:23am 
I make a citation from a pinned message in the discussuions section:


Clothing_Quality=(0 to 100) adjusts the start clothing quality
Archer=(0 to 10) Look in --Clothing Range-- notes for clothing number
Bowman=(0 to 10) 0 = random cloths and will use Start_Clothing number
Hacker=(0 to 10)
Chopper=(0 to 10)
Scrapper=(0 to 10)
Brawler=(0 to 10)
Huntress=(0 to 10)
Hunter=(0 to 10)
Sentry=(0 to 10)
Guard=(0 to 10)
Trapper=(0 to 10)
Catcher=(0 to 10)
Thumper=(0 to 10)
Clubber=(0 to 10)
Nixtut Sep 25 @ 9:43am 
I am almost certain I've got a setting or something wrong, but how do you make their quality of armor vary in rarity?
Siret Sep 22 @ 12:59am 
There is mod like dino raids, small script what makes waves of dinos attack your base,
something similar would be awsome to this mod. ( Just a thought )