ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Creature Finder Deluxe
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Dec 15, 2018 @ 7:47am
Feb 3 @ 6:31am
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Creature Finder Deluxe

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Creature Finder Deluxe
Easily find your lost pets or find a high level tameable
This mod is clean and stackable

Shift F8: Open the Creature Finder Deluxe window
F6, F7: Cycle through found creatures
F8: Toggle creature Indicator

I made this mod because the known Pet Finder and all other dino tracker i have tested do not work very well for my needs.

More filters added: Can Be Tamed and Level To
Define up to 11 search profiles for each different map you play.
Simple find the creature on the map with the new map feature. (there can be visual issues with modded maps and the center)

To use the CREATURE FINDER DELUXE press Shift F8 to open the search dialog.
Choose a desired creature class. You can enter a search text in the text entry field (for example: Tek ) or leave it empty. For an exact search use the "". (example: "Dodo")
Make further options like gender or tamed (if ShowOnlyTamed is not set to True in the GUS ini)
Click the "Search" button. If any creature is found, you will see an indicator on the lower side of the screen, showing the found creature, the name, the gender, the level and the distance to the creature. the background of the indicator shows the distance to the creature in color: green (<3000) over yellow to red (>=3000m)
If more than one creature is found, use the F6 and F7 keys to cycle through the found creatures.
The found creatures are sorted by the distance to the player.
Of course only creature already spawned can be found.
You can disable the search for wild creatures in the GameUserSettings.ini (see below).

Attention: for finding all dinos on the map in single player you need to add
to the Ark starting parameters

If you play single player you also need the Ark start parameter -preventhibernation. otherwise only pets in sight will be found. (hibernation hides every dino not in sight in single player, there is no way to find them. the start parameter -preventhibernation is needed to bypass the hibernation)

optional INI (GameUserSettings.ini) entries:
[CreatureFinderDeluxe] FindAllCreatures=True/False default False : Only tameable creatures will be found ShowOnlyTamed=True/False default False : You can search for tamed and wild creatures CreatureClassRequired=True/False default False AdminOnly=True/False default False

The option "AdminOnly" can be used for server admins, who want to find lost pets of any player but do not want that their players use the creature finder. To find the pets of a player, target the player or a tribemember or another pet from the player/tribe and open the Creature Finder Deluxe window. You will see the tribename/playername and the id in the finder window. You need to check "tamed" and you can choose the class of the pet or the name and click search.

If this mod causes lags while searching, you need to set "CreatureClassRequired=True" in the ini.

The keys can be changed in the Input.ini (in the WindowsNoEditor folder for single player or the WindowsServer folder for client/server game)
ActionMappings=(ActionName="Structure7",Key=F8,bShift=False,bCtrl=False,bAlt=False,bCmd=False) ActionMappings=(ActionName="Structure5",Key=F6,bShift=False,bCtrl=False,bAlt=False,bCmd=False) ActionMappings=(ActionName="Structure6",Key=F7,bShift=False,bCtrl=False,bAlt=False,bCmd=False)

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Popular Discussions View All (5)
Feb 17 @ 6:53pm
Feb 13 @ 12:27am
Feb 9 @ 4:49am
Client Crash, then PC Crash
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Soldier_TR_V Feb 17 @ 8:01am 
@BastogneTBC thank you for helping
BastogneTBC Feb 17 @ 5:26am 

exit ark to desktop so you're not even in the menu.
open steam > library > games > right click ark > properties > set launch options > type -prevent hibernation > click ok. launch ark back up> wait for it to spawn ALL the dino's
Grebog  [author] Feb 17 @ 4:24am 
@Soldier_TR_V please use google or such to find out how to start programs with parameters in steam. it goes beyond mod support, sorry
Soldier_TR_V Feb 16 @ 6:15pm 
where or how do i add -preventhibernation i still cant figure it out
BastogneTBC Feb 15 @ 9:31am 
F6, F7: Cycle through found creatures

For e this is incorrect, I have to use shift F6 or Shift F7 to scroll though to next or previous. I am on windows 10 in case that matters at all. This is also afte rI do my search and close out the map.
♜♦MikoツT3ddy♦♜ Feb 13 @ 5:39am 
this is working on multioplayer?
Grebog  [author] Feb 12 @ 3:27pm 
@upperking i will port most of my mods to atlas in the future
Grebog  [author] Feb 12 @ 3:26pm 
@snablerzz es gibt eine Diskussion dafür.
Grebog  [author] Feb 12 @ 3:22pm 
@soldier_tr_v you need to start Ark with the -preventhibernation parameter. Please read the mod description before complaining.
Upperking Feb 12 @ 2:48pm 
can you make this for atlas please?