ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Dino Storage v2
Content Types: Mod
File Size
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Dec 30, 2018 @ 11:44pm
Jan 9 @ 11:11pm
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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 (forward compatible & 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
⠀•⠀⠀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 buffs (works with rare sightings, etc.)
⠀•⠀⠀Stored dinos never starve
⠀•⠀⠀Imprint and stats are retained
⠀•⠀⠀Newborn auto trapping
⠀•⠀⠀Collection, incubation, & generation automation (if enabled): Check the compendium!
⠀•⠀⠀All settings are adjustable via 194+ INI options
⠀•⠀⠀PvP players should configure this mod: Cryopod Mirror/PvP Config Recommendation
⠀•⠀⠀Aberration players should configure this mod to exclude foreign dinos.

⠀⠀⠀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 the mod!

⠀⠀⠀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[]

⠀•⠀⠀Lethal's Reusables
⠀•⠀⠀Remove Cryopods
⠀•⠀⠀Fish Basket Fix (v301.2)
Popular Discussions View All (74)
Jan 20 @ 4:07am
Souls Deleting Themselves
Jan 12 @ 8:18pm
Dying dinos Soul Trapped...
Jan 19 @ 1:40am
[Bug Report] Wyvern loosing Saddle slot once balled
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Lethal  [author] Jan 19 @ 10:10am 
Common issue #1 on my steam guide.

In short, it’s user error on your part why that happened.
G8erHaTeR Jan 19 @ 9:21am 
I just logged into my game and my dino storage was gone!!!! ALL MY DINOS ARE GONE!!! WHAT HAPPENED? Can I get them back some how? I wish I knew that this stuff could happen before I use a MOD and I wouldn't put all my ducks in their basket.
DovahStud Jan 18 @ 1:39pm 
@Zoe, the Bad Wolf That's a damn good idea :)
Lethal  [author] Jan 18 @ 7:43am 
@Zoe, the Bad Wolf
It's a good idea. I'll note it down =)
Zoe, the Bad Wolf Jan 18 @ 7:39am 
I'd like to suggest a feature.
While I don't know if it's possible, wouldn't it be cool to equip the Dino Soul Gun and (instead of pressing R repeatedly to swap between souls) have a radial menu which shown all the souls in your inventory (perhaps, X souls and a button for "previous/next page")?

It woudl be similar to the emote radial, press a button, radial shows up. :)
If possible, it could replace the "R" key.
Lethal  [author] Jan 17 @ 5:17pm 
“Mod Config - Title” in my steam guide will cover that (mobile).
Donkeystealing Jan 17 @ 4:58pm 
I'm new to modding, are these .ini options supposed to be customized in master.ini list unless specified for example title goes at bottom of gameusersettings.ini, or do they go into game.ini?
Lethal  [author] Jan 15 @ 8:07pm 
Yeah, the description info can’t fetch ini so it doesn’t update over time because you could have it disabled or turned down or up and it wouldn’t be able to tell. Mating timers don’t have any ini to speed that up, so updating mating timers works. It’s just one of those limitations is all.
Spooder-Man Jan 15 @ 6:55pm 
Wow you are quick haha. I did not realize that. thank you for the help. I should have tried that before messing around with setting and reinstalling it.
Lethal  [author] Jan 15 @ 6:46pm 
It works with everything that is a Dino. Bear in mind that status values don’t update in the description, only mating timers will. So check the release condition after storing it a bit. Also, it depends on whether the server disabled those regenerative properties. The mod is fully configurable with over 194 options.