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, 2021 @ 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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Popular Discussions View All (116)
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Eternal Un Jul 31 @ 1:35pm 
Anyone else having issues with it loading this mod properly? It runs on Ark for about 3 hours and then it causes the game to crash and server stops working because it sends error about this mod folder
Kitty Jul 30 @ 3:05pm 
I also can't seem to rotate roof pieces at all when i press E
Kitty Jul 30 @ 1:08pm 
I have SnapFixerPlus installed AND added AllowIntegratedSPlusStructures=true to my ini file and STILL can't get fence foundations to snap to foundations. Seriously need a fix....
Kerdh Jul 25 @ 2:03pm 
Hi. I cant' recycle some items of the game (campfire for example) neither my own crafted stuff (stone walls for example).
Is it normal? thanks
@HARLEYQUEENHD Jul 24 @ 10:40pm 
Any chance you're planning to add in the stuff from the old mod? Photos on here shows the different walls and stuff but when actually implemented walls and doors and such are very limited. I've always loved CKF and recently started running my own Unofficial server again and added this in thinking it was like the old one I originally fell in love with. Just curious. xxx
Ghost25567 Jul 20 @ 9:40am 
I am in love. This work presented here is of incomparable cleanliness with the original game. In addition to having a monstrously brilliant technical quality (interlocking of modules, diversity of possible interlockings), this mod adds a wealth of diversity in the style of creation. Many people would have experience to take in analyzing the work offered here.

Being a big construction fan, I'm really sad to have missed it for so long. I had added another mod, that of Structure+, which is also very good, but unfortunately for them, and for me, far below what this mod offers. I will share the existence of this mod with my acquaintances, they must absolutely taste the delight of comfort offered by this work.

Excellent work, a real gem.
Ghost25567 Jul 20 @ 9:39am 
Je suis sous le charme. Ce travail ici présenté est d'une propreté incomparable avec le jeu original. En plus d'avoir une qualité technique monstrueusement géniale (emboitement des modules, diversité des emboitements possibles), ce mod ajoute une richesse de diversité dans le style de création. Beaucoup de personnes auraient de l'expérience à prendre en analysant le travail ici proposé.

Etant un grand fan de construction, je suis vraiment triste d'etre passé à coté de ça pendant si longtemps. J'avais ajouté un autre mod, celui de Structure+, qui est aussi très bien, mals malheureusement pour eux, et pour moi, bien loin en dessous de ce qu'offre ce mod. Je partagerai l’existence de ce mod à mes connaissances, ils doivent absolument gouter au délice de confort qu'offre ce travail.

Excellent travail, une véritable pépite.
gray_fox_one Jul 19 @ 9:58am 
Used to like this a lot. Will not download for me anymore? Alas
Strayokami Jul 18 @ 10:23pm 
I'm running this mod on my Fjordur server and we can't get the cooking station to get water. Any Ideas?
LadyVader502 Jul 18 @ 7:58am 
the galatic emire flag omg *-*