ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Castles, Keeps, and Forts Remastered
Content Types: Mod, Structures
File Size
656.552 MB
Jul 25, 2019 @ 9:48am
Jun 6 @ 9:56pm
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Castles, Keeps, and Forts Remastered


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This mod will work on any and all maps.

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Structure Memory Optimizations
This mod is fully compatible with -structurememopts

Over 200 versatile building parts
Multiple Cosmetic Variants
Stackable Foundations
Corner Pillars
Fully Paintable Parts and Regions
All engrams are now pre-added to CKFR masonry table
(You are not required to unlock the Engrams, This is done for you when opening the masonry table)
Enhanced Snapping
Vanilla Floor Sizes
Vanilla Snap Compatible
True no collision on placement.
Adobe Cooling on all parts

3 full structure tiers
-> Settler Tier = Wood equivalent
-> Villager Tier = Stone equivalent
-> Castle Tier = Metal equivalent

Each building part also features multiple cosmetic variations and all parts and variants are fully paintable.

-> Cosmetic Quick Change Tool to quickly change the look and style of your castle from a distance.
-> Foundations stack, step, and snap from ceilings for easy building on uneven terrain and bridging
-> Ceilings can become foundations via INI
-> Auto opening and closing doors
-> Foundation support radius increased from 2 to 3
-> This mod is 100% stackable and does not require priority

INI settings for GameUserSettings.ini
*These are not required unless you wish to change them from the defaults listed below;


**If you are running CKF:R and CKF:SF both INI configs can be placed under the same header.
**Only one instance of each INI command line is needed

A more in-depth explanation of INI-settings and values can be found pinned to the discussion board.

Mod Summary

CKF has had a major overhaul, everything in this mod has been completely remade from scratch in order to bring you a much greater experience when using Castles, Keeps, and Forts. CKFR now uses Vanilla floor sizes and shapes for easier mixing with vanilla and other mod floors.

CKFR parts also use an enhanced snap system, walls now snap side to side, as do the roofs and even around corners, leading to a more enjoyable building experience, greater structural integrity and more ways for you to realise your epic builds.

All the parts in CKFR are fully paint-able with multiple colour regions, and multiple static mesh variants within the parts to provide even more customisation. All parts are designed to fall within the performance optimisation of vanilla parts, with models and materials made to be within vanilla spec.

At the request of many of users, this mod has also now been registered with the Beacon App to allow users to to more easily add this mods items to spawn beacons on their servers.

This mod contains building and construction parts, there are no decor items within the mod. If you wish to decorate your builds, there is a wide variety of existing decor mods available on the steam workshop such as Medieval Props, Eco Decor and RP decor. The decor items used in some of the user submitted build images above will be found within those decor mods.

CKF Team Members
ExileAcid - Developer
Gimilkhad - Extensive testing, influence upon the direction of the mod and feedback.
eNc - Henrik - Extensive testing, influence upon the direction of the CKFR platform and feedback.

Mod Discord and Support
If you\'re having an issue you can\'t figure out or just want to hang out and maybe get some sneak previews of things to come, join our discord by clicking the image below :-)

Special Thanks to all who participated in the pre-release testing of this mod!
CKFR Community Volunteers;
Gimilkhad - Extensive and highly detailed bug reports, community tester
Nevcairiel - community tester
Aethyrea - community tester
Red Mustang - community tester

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yunlei.g Oct 14 @ 8:28am 
I really love some of the new windows and other things, but the legacy version has rounded ceiling tiles and foundations were this one does not. I liked the ability to change the stone and wood to many varieties. It was the rounded pieces and cosmetic abilities that we loved about the mod so much. I am hoping that there is a plan to add these options in at some point.
dragonsphotoworks Oct 12 @ 2:27pm 
@Webbcropolis00, Sounds like bad install. Remove mod and its folder. then resub and download it fresh. Then add it to mod list.
Dragon of Malevolence 🐉 Oct 12 @ 11:46am 
Why is the Roof stuff Orange ? thats not really what i want / whats shown, does anyone know how i can make it green / to the color of the regular copper roof ?
Webbcropolis00 Oct 8 @ 9:14am 
I added the mod to my server, but I can't use the mod spawn codes nor do I see the engrams. is this mod reliant on something?
Mendezz87 Oct 7 @ 8:44am 
Hi some pieces have a 180 degrees symbol on them. Whats the key to rotate these? Can a 1/2 or 1/3 be turned up right ?
Ishinaia Oct 6 @ 3:12am 
You're welcome
dragonsphotoworks Oct 6 @ 1:01am 
Awesome thank you. Parts might despawn but thats ok i can rebuild :-)
Ishinaia Oct 6 @ 12:25am 
I have the drawbridge on my motorboat so I would assume the same works on rafts
dragonsphotoworks Oct 5 @ 11:37pm 
hmm does it still have the draw bridge that works on rafts? Thats one of main pieces I need to keep.
Ishinaia Oct 5 @ 10:53pm 
dragonsphotoworks according to the discord chat the pieces from this set and legacy are different so just swapping over would cause you to lose the pieces you have inworld.