ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Creature Finder Deluxe
Content Types: Mod, Rebalancing
File Size
0.482 MB
Dec 15, 2018 @ 7:47am
Jun 6, 2021 @ 2:52am
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Creature Finder Deluxe

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Creature Finder Deluxe
If you run a single player game, read carefully the mod description!
All comments about "not finding any creature" will be deleted.

Easily find your lost pets or find a high level tameable
This mod is clean and stackable,
but works best in the last position of your mod list!

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 (61)
Jan 7 @ 11:10am
Jan 10 @ 4:52am
Dec 20, 2022 @ 4:13pm
-preventhibernation doesn't work
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Matt Boy 255 Jan 27 @ 3:29pm 
How do you fix your server luanch
Saturn++ Jan 27 @ 12:08pm 
I can't see all creature in the map how I cam show all map
Dr.AnulSniffer Jan 26 @ 12:20pm 
Silly question, but my creature finder does not showcase the new Carcho whatever dino. My question is is does this require an update for the mod or what must I do to include this new dino into the mod? Thank you
speedymausi07 Jan 22 @ 5:26am 
does it work with primal fear?
Đara ❄️🐲 Jan 20 @ 1:28pm 
So, an update on my issue and the reason why I deleted both my previous comments:

Simply said, I launched ARK directly from the .exe rather than Steam which caused -preventhibernation (and a few other prompts) to not work for me, resulting in the finder only showing nearby creatures. So yeah... lesson be learned: Always make sure to launch the game using the big green button in the library
Temil2006 Jan 16 @ 6:18pm 
would it be at all possable to add a "cost" to the dino scan? for example, in the INI to define an item and a quantity to be used whenever the player scans. I want to be able to use that to limit the number of types a player can scan and/or find dinos so it's not overly abused.
propokemon3 Jan 15 @ 5:11pm 
does this mod work with modpacks that add delta and alpha dinos?
Miachkov Jan 15 @ 12:48pm 
yup, that's what i was looking for. Thank you very much
Popeye Jan 11 @ 9:08am 
where the heck is deinonychus???
jureso Jan 8 @ 6:21am 
The mod only scans nearby creatures? Yes, I did put -preventhibernation in the launch options