ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Kraken's Better Dinos
Content Types: Mod, Creatures, Rebalancing
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Nov 14, 2018 @ 12:17pm
May 20 @ 12:58pm
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Kraken's Better Dinos

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Krakens Lair Community Server Mod Collection
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Mod ID # 1565015734

Hallo, and welcome to Kraken's Better Dinos.

This mod aims to improve vanilla dino utility, and improve quality of life for all of our favourite dino friends.

On installing this mod you will immediately notice various changes take effect on vanilla dinos, some may be small tweaks, some may be complete overhauls, but all are done with the intention of improving the vanilla-ish gameplay experience. By and large base dino stats will not be effected unless specified. The aim is not to make OP dinos, but to make dinos that are either nicer to use, or are brought more in line with how they were described in the dossiers.

Where to find info about what this mod does, including spawn codes, details about dino changes and items added:

All the relevant info about Kraken's Better Dinos can be found either in the Guide, or if it's not in the Guide which is still a work in progress it will be in one of the pinned discussion threads which are linked here for your convenience;

Will this mod affect my Alpha Primeaval Super Elemental Giga Dodorex from X Mod?

No. This mod by default will only affect vanilla dinos and will not make any changes to dinos introduced by other mods. The exception here is that there is full compatibility with my own Additional Aberrant Dinos mod and some compatibilities with mods whose authors I work closely with such as No Untameables by Myrmecoleon and Paleo Ark Expansion by UpFromTheDepths. There is however an .Ini option available that can cause BD buffs to be placed on certain other modded dinos provided certain criteria are met. See the Guide for further information.

Will this mod revert the flyer nerf?

Remember when it said here that it won't? Well now it will! This is optional, you must use the AllowFlyerSpeed=True Ini option. This goes in the GameUserSettings.Ini and must be placed underneath the [BetterDinos] header. This will then grant you the ability to manually convert Wyverns, Argents, Pteranodons, Moths, Griffins, Tapejaras, and Pelagornis' into versions that are able to be levelled in Speed, simply go into the Options section of the flyer radial menu and select 'Convert To Speed ...'

All converted speed enabled Flyers will gain 2% speed per level, and will gain up to 20% speed from imprinting. Converted Speed Flyers are unique classes to the BD mod, and therefore if removing the mod they will be lost, however you will have the ability to convert them back to Vanilla/Better at any time. Doing so will see any points put into speed refunded. Setting the AllowFlyerSpeed option to False after already having it set to True will see all converted Speed Flyers automatically converted back to Vanilla/Better and points spent into speed refunded. All Speed enabled Flyers also retain their BD buffs.

Mod Support:

All support for this mod is now handled via my Discord server. Steam threads and discussions are largely un-monitored and posting here will be unlikely to garner a response. As soon as I have completed the Guide in full then all discussions via Steam will be disabled.


Patch Notes

Current: V: 20.0

Better Dilo!
Even Better Spino!
More configs and bug fixes!

See here for the full info Pinned Patch Notes!


Many thanks for taking a look at and subscribing to this mod, if you like it don't forget to give that Like button a good ol' clicking, and why not check out my other mods too!

As always, I raise a glass to my homies over at the Ark Modding Discord, whose wit and wisdom occasionally sinks in. Big thanks to my main man UpFromTheDepths for all the support, Eyaexiu Oli for just being such a massive help and wonderful person, and all the members of my Discord!

And a massive, massive, gargantuan THANK YOU! to my fellow mod creators Myrmecoleon and Lethal without whose help large parts of this mod just wouldn't work!


For up to date info on my modding endeavours, including update announcements, sneak peeks, and other stuff, join the Kraken's Lair Discord server here:



Massive love to all my Patrons and donators, you're all wonderful!
Popular Discussions View All (142)
May 22 @ 10:28am
PINNED: Bug Reports
May 22 @ 5:19pm
PINNED: Servers Using This Mod
May 22 @ 11:47pm
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Riley028 May 22 @ 11:42pm 
I've always found that a lot of creatures make idle/running sounds WAY too frequently (i.e. bears, raptors, snow owls). I think lowering those frequencies would be a great thing for this mod, though that would probably be really tedious to do.
Stella May 21 @ 10:35am 
there is a big bold link to the user guide.
Rodan May 21 @ 10:30am 
would be nice to have a link to the guide under the dino changes where it says to look at the guide
Stella May 21 @ 9:54am 
the rex has a better roar, but you can prevent it. see the guide linked above
JackGenesisX May 21 @ 9:33am 
does the rex have vanila's roar?
Stella May 19 @ 10:43am 
please join the discord for help. these comments will soon be archived.
Chiara May 19 @ 10:24am 
The ini options for Dilo's don't seem to be working, I've both set PreventBigDilos=True and
BigDiloChance=0.0 and I still have large dilos spawning on top of regular dilos having up to 4k health.
Eyaexiu May 19 @ 1:15am 
@Demi, use the one that Kraken posted, that one is permament. :)
Demi May 18 @ 6:03pm 
Just to be clear, I click the link for the one above, I see Kraken's Lair, then I see the one you sent which says ServerAdminHub.
Demi May 18 @ 6:02pm 

Hey, I seen your comment about the comments being archived. Do we need to join that discord link or the one posted above that he has? Just wanting to make sure I send the right one to my server owner. :)