ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Dino Storage v2
Content Types: Mod
File Size
40.423 MB
Dec 30, 2018 @ 11:44pm
Jan 6 @ 7:47pm
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Dino Storage v2

MOD ID: 1609138312

  • This mod is clean and stackable. It has no list priority whatsoever
  • No game content is remapped or altered. I only add 5 of my own items to the game
  • This mod should also work with modded dinos, as well as vanilla
  • This mod is compatible to future releases of ARK (dynamic data retrieval)
  • If ARK is updated with new color IDs, the soul description will reflect them
  • If ARK is updated with new dinos, the souls can trap them

⠀⠀⠀This is a small mod designed to store dinos as items, similar to a pokeball! By removing tamed dinos from the world, it allows you to maintain a large library of stored dinos without hurting server performance! No more lagtastic dino barns or yards! Dino Storage obeys tribe and server tame limits on release, while allowing a large library of stored dinos that do not count against your tame limit. The mod is fully customizable via INI, making it easy to balance for PvP or PvE use!

⠀⠀⠀All features and INI options listed here!
  • Cross server compatible (clustered servers)
  • Backup recovery file to retrieve lost souls
  • Hover over a soul to view stats & timers
  • Intuitive catch and release system & soul gun
  • Storing of saddles/helmets/weapons/costumes (including paint, stats, skins, & quality)
  • Mating timers count down when balled
  • Idle experience is gained over time
  • Can store babies (freezes age and cuddle times)
  • Stores modded persistent buffs (works with rare sightings, etc.)
  • Stored dinos never starve
  • Imprint and stats are retained
  • Newborn auto trapping
  • Offline breeding prevention options
  • Collection, incubation, & generation automation, if enabled
  • All settings are adjustable via 194+ INI options
  • Configure this mod for PvP, there's Cryopod mirrors and preset recommendations

⠀⠀⠀Side-by-side comparisons listed here!
⠀⠀⠀This comparison serves the purpose of reducing "just use a cryopod" comments.

⠀⠀⠀You must release ALL dinos from the soul traps before you remove the mod. They will be deleted at server start once the mod is gone. The Recovery.sav file will retain dinos without the mod, allowing you to reinstall the mod and attempt soul recovery using Admin mode. The recovery file does not get auto-removed with mod uninstall, and must be manually deleted.

⠀⠀⠀I primarily give support through Discord because I get notified when you @Lethal or directly message me. This lets me respond quicker, and allows my community to provide feedback in a more efficient manner. Steam does not notify me in a similar fashion, so I deprioritize it. I do not mind Discord pings—I actually encourage it—because I'm here to ensure you can enjoy using my mod.

⠀⠀⠀Common Issues / Known Bugs & FAQ
⠀⠀⠀Be sure to check out the common issues / known bugs & FAQ linked above.

  • Community for your ideas and feedback! Many features have come from your involvement!
  • Froggy Man for supporting my mod. Check out his review here and don't forget to subscribe!
  • Poptartica for the amazing mod video, and all of her A1 Gaming Community[] members for their continued support and feedback!
  • Jax, Zuka, and the Æsir Neo Arcadia[] community for their extensive testing, support, and awesome logo designs for this new revision of the mod!
    "We're proud to work closely with Lethal. Our dedicated test environment ensures his mod is the best it can be and allows our community direct access to his iterative process. His expertise and mod ensure that dino management on Æsir is a pleasant and seamless experience across our entire cluster."

⠀⠀⠀If you like my work, sponsor me with a coffee. Don't feel pressured to though, just enjoy!

⠀⠀⠀DS, Dino Storage, Soul Traps, Soul Trapper, Dino Souls, Soul Terminal, Soul Balls, Cryo Chamber, Baby, Lethal, Cryopods, Dino Garage, Not Capitalism, Hair Unlocker, Emote Unlocker, Cryo Sickness Immunity, Tame Limits, Cryo Pods, Pokeballs, Balanced, Configurable, Options, PvE, PvP

⠀⠀⠀Regarding non-cluster obby transfers, click here[]
⠀⠀⠀If your server fails to start with this mod, click here[]

Popular Discussions View All (179)
Jan 19 @ 1:11am
Bugged terminal generation
Jan 17 @ 6:26am
Mod breaks rage debuff
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Jan 17 @ 11:09pm
PINNED: New AllowFlyerSpeedLeveling resets after orbing
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Lethal  [author] 20 minutes ago 
You can't trap it with structures on it. Except when in admin mode (if you are a server admin and toggle it on) - which the structures would be destroyed.
VulcanTourist 21 minutes ago 
If a dino that supports a platform to build upon, what happens to such a platform and structure on it when the dino is stored? Is it demolished in the process?
EvilNecroid 31 minutes ago 
ok im confused about what a non-clustered server is?
Lethal  [author] 5 hours ago 
[BoneDaddy] 7 hours ago 
had a thought, would be cool if we could use the fish net to catch fish from coel to piranha vs the flimsy cages
Lethal  [author] 8 hours ago 

(There’s a public service announcement on this front page which states this)
EvilNecroid 10 hours ago 
i had some really good dinos and now they r all trapped inside my balls forever
EvilNecroid 10 hours ago 
went to aberration with my kids and hated it so we went back and now all our dinos wont come out of storage?? it just says something about server failed to create dino use admin recovery to fix???
Lethal  [author] Jan 18 @ 5:02pm 
No worries :lunar2019smilingpig: