ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Creature Finder Deluxe (single player: read description)
Content Types: Mod, Rebalancing
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Dec 15, 2018 @ 7:47am
Jun 6, 2021 @ 2:52am
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Creature Finder Deluxe (single player: read description)

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

Fix for last Ark Patch. Tamed creature will be found again.

Shift F8: Open the Creature Finder Deluxe window
F6, F7: Cycle through found creatures
F8: Toggle creature Indicator
F9: repeat search

for changing the keys read the discussion HOW TO SETUP KEYS

ATTENTION: If you play single player or run a non-dedicated server, you need to start ARK:Survival Evolved with the launch option
otherwise only creatures in sight will be found.
How to setup the -preventhibernation flag:
1. Select the Library tab present at top of the Steam client. Right click on ARK: Survival Evolved and select settings from the list of options available.
2. In the "General" menu item you will see a "Launch Options" text field.
3. Enter
4. close the settings dialog and start ARK

To use the CREATURE FINDER DELUXE press Shift F8 (mod default key setting) 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).

Teleport Tamed Creature
An Admin on a Server is now able to teleport a stuck tamed creature to his place.
The Admin needs to be sure, that the creature fits in the target space and that the target environment can hold the creature.
Teleporting a tamed creature will only work as an admin on a server.
How to use the teleport feature:
1. in the search window, first target any tribe member or tamed dino of any tribe.
2. search for the tamed creature
3. if there are more than one creatures, choose the one from the minimap by clicking on the green dot.
4. press the house icon on the bottom of the search window.
5. the mod will try to teleport the creature. If this failed, choose another location and repeat.

optional INI (GameUserSettings.ini) entries:
[CreatureFinderDeluxe] FindAllCreatures=True/False default True : if set to False, then only tameable creatures will be found - default True is changed in V1.32 ShowOnlyTamed=True/False default False : You can search for tamed and wild creatures CreatureClassRequired=True/False default False AdminOnly=True/False default False ScanRange= (number in m.) default 1000000 - can be a value between 100 m. and 1000000 m.

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.

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Popular Discussions View All (41)
Jan 24 @ 11:22am
[Help] Teleport Admin only
Jan 24 @ 10:52am
Dec 21, 2021 @ 7:15am
Huge lag when opening the ui?
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Grebog  [author] 3 hours ago 
@Toxic_tazer1816 please read the mod title!
Toxic_tazer1816 Jan 17 @ 1:04pm 
the map only shows creatures next to me can you help
2765665213 Jan 16 @ 5:18am 
~ : BabyGummyBear : ~ Jan 13 @ 11:45am 
ok so my creature finder says it wont work on multiplayer and im trying to play multiplayer with it on so it can help
SC宋 Jan 12 @ 3:07am 
ok ! thank~
Grebog  [author] Jan 12 @ 12:43am 
@SC宋 yes, this mod will find any creature on the whole map
SC宋 Jan 11 @ 11:03am 
Hello author, does your mod have a wider scope to find dinosaurs?
Pavé Autobloquant Jan 8 @ 10:24am 
@Grebog Thank you very much for this very quick and constructive answer. The problem would come from a recent update. I will also be very careful with the command to avoid having a corrupted part. Thank you for always being present and active, despite the fact that we are approaching the end of Ark by hearing ARK II.
Grebog  [author] Jan 8 @ 8:54am 
@Pavé Autobloquant the "-preventhibernation" start parameter is implemented in the past by the Ark devs for the people, who play in single player and want a "normal" game like on a dedicated server. If you start Ark in single player without the "-preventhibernation", only dinos in sight are available on the map. But this is not very well implemented, especially for creatures which shall not go into "stasis" (another technique by the Ark devs for creatures "sleeping" if no player is in stasis range. And switching hibernation on and off can result in corrupted save games. It is not a fault of my CFD mod.
Pavé Autobloquant Jan 8 @ 2:04am 
@Megumin The blue numbers represent the torpor of the dino. It can be useful when you are doing several dino taming at the same time^^