ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Creature Finder Deluxe
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Dec 15, 2018 @ 7:47am
Mar 22 @ 3:30am
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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

for changing the keys read the discussion HOW TO SETUP KEYS

Rebuild collecting the creature classes for the creature list, alphas are also now listed correctly.
Ini entries:
changed "FindAllCreatures=True" to be default
new ini entry for setting the scan range. in single player the -preventhibernation parameter must be set nevertheless
"ScanRange=1000000" number is metric measure

new refresh button for the creature list. (has a delay time of 60 seconds to prevent lags)
more (modded) creatures will be in the creature list

1. New Button in the players inventory window (in the upper right corner) to open the Creature Finder Deluxe window.
2. Customizable Keys to use the Creature Finder Deluxe mod. (please read the discussion !!!)
3. Info box for single player game
4. some bugs fixed

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).

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)
How to setup:

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 (14)
Nov 11 @ 1:17pm
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Grebog  [author] 13 hours ago 
@henken, you need to start Ark with -preventhibernation, like so:
Henken 17 hours ago 
@greborg the input -preventhibernation gets removed when starting ark survival evolved
Henken 17 hours ago 
@greborg where do i need to put -preventhibernation i put it in the inis but it still only in sight
Grebog  [author] Dec 9 @ 11:36pm 
@Henken, please read the mod description
Henken Dec 9 @ 11:31pm 
the mod scans your own view, it doesnt scans across the map pls help :(
Grebog  [author] Dec 8 @ 4:22am 
@♛TheWhiteRussian♛ i have tested your issue and all went fine. no crash. what other mods are you playing with?
♛TheWhiteRussian♛ Dec 7 @ 8:21am 
If I am in single player and go back to the main menu, than go back in the game. If I press F8 it crashes my game 100% of the time. I travel between maps so this happens alot.
please help me how do I make it so that I can see all the creatures on the map not just 50
sheperd9500 Nov 25 @ 3:32pm 
Used for single player. once the hibernation was taken care of, it works great.
Absolutely great mod and much better quality of life with less grind to find the good dinos.