ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Creature Finder Deluxe
Content Types: Mod, Rebalancing
File Size
2.265 MB
Dec 15, 2018 @ 7:47am
Nov 10, 2020 @ 2:09pm
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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

F9 Key: repeat last search (with spam protection)
Searching: 10 seconds cooldown for server players (except admin and single player)
Search Tamed: searching range is always at maximum
Several bugs fixed and code optimizations (spam protection, profiles etc.)

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 start parameter
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 Properties from the list of options available.
2. Navigate to the General tab and here you will see a Set Launch Options button. Click it.
3. A small new window will come forward with a dialogue box present. Enter
and save changes.
4. 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 (25)
Dec 31, 2020 @ 4:50am
Jul 30, 2020 @ 11:17pm
Teleport (Server+Admin only)
Jan 5 @ 1:41pm
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DerKirschenbaron 3 hours ago 
nope ging nichts mehr, musste jetzt neu anfangen.
Grebog  [author] 4 hours ago 
@76561198159174359 im save verzeichnis der map müssten auch noch backups liegen, vielleicht geht eine davon
DerKirschenbaron Jan 22 @ 12:05pm 
@Greborg ich habe bereits mehrfach ein "DestroyWildDinos" gemacht, nichts gebracht. Ich habe das Gefühl ich kann die Welt wegschmeißen
Grebog  [author] Jan 22 @ 10:19am 
@DerKirschenbaron hm, das -preventhibernation ist haben die Ark Entwickler einst eingebaut, nachdem sie diverse Single Player "Optimierungen" gemacht haben und die Spieler am meckern waren, dass einiges nicht mehr funktioniert. Wenn man das -preventhibernation wegläßt, sind halt alle Tiere außerhalb der Sichtreichweite nicht mehr scannbar, weil quasi nicht mehr im Spiel. Macht man -preventhibernation rein, klappt das dann unter anderem zwar mit dem scannen, aber hat eben andere Nebeneffekte, so wie bei Dir. Mach sonst einfach mal ein "cheat DestroyWildDinos".
DerKirschenbaron Jan 21 @ 11:12am 
@Greborg jo bin deutsch, ich habe aber keinerlei andere Mods, das Problem ist halt erst nachdem ich die Mod installiert habe aufgetreten, besonders nach diesem -prevent ding
Grebog  [author] Jan 21 @ 9:36am 
@DerKirschenbaron falls du deutsch sprichst: diese Mod ist lediglich ein Scanner. Was Du beschreibst klingt mir eher nach einem anderen Problem mit Ark/anderem Mod
DerKirschenbaron Jan 21 @ 6:39am 
Sooo, I hade the mod like a year ago, I than got a new pc and started playing ark, I installed the mod, started ark and nothing happend. I added the -preventhiberation thingy and it still didnt work. I deinstalled the mod, deleted the -prevent thingy. Guess what ... no more dinosaurs are spawning.
AmirZilla Jan 8 @ 7:04am 
this does not work each time i try to find a creature it says no creature found and this is for all creatures and all levels
Grebog  [author] Jan 5 @ 12:32pm 
@✪ this is one of the ideas i want to mod if i have a little more time.
✪ Jan 5 @ 12:01pm 
@Grebog hi there i love your mods there so cool :) i would like to ask you can you make or is there one mod that can track a team member , I play on a private server with my brother and i would like to see him and him see me at all times. You know when you track your tame it shows the meters where he is , is there something like that for players members ?