ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Insect Repellents
Content Types: Mod, Structures, Rebalancing
File Size
0.626 MB
Mar 2, 2020 @ 11:01pm
Apr 3, 2020 @ 10:00pm
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Insect Repellents

Mod ID: 2012747951

This mod provides a few basic items to you safe from insects (insect swarms, ants, dragonflies, etc).

This is especially useful in Genesis' Bog biome!


And if you want to support the mod, don't forget to like/favorite!

Latest Patch Notes:
  • Bug Repellent Standing Torch
    • New Feature: Now works on platform saddles!
    • New INI settings available:
      • StandingTorch_InsectDeath_FlameEffect=TRUE

        New optional effect -- will create a small burst of flame when an insect is killed (if the "InsectDeath" option is enabled).
    • Update: The "repel insects" code has been overhauled to push insects away from the torch in a more reliable way.
    • Update: The torch now only costs wood to repair if it takes damage, for quality of life reasons.
    • Update: New torch model, to make identifying the torch easier.
    • Update: New icon to match the new torch.
    • Update: The torch now has a nice red smoke effect.
    • Bug Fix: The insect protection buff now correctly stays applied when moving between multiple torches.
    • Bug Fix: Melee weapons no longer hit/damage the torch while inside torch range.

  • Bog Slime
    • Update: Fixed the icon, and made it look a bit better.

    Bug Repellent Standing Torch
    • Functions like an invisible Tek shield (pushes insects out of an area) by default, but can be configured to kill the insects instead (INI setting, see below).
    • Only effects wild insects (insect swarms, ants, dragonflies, etc).
    • Insects pushed out of the shield radius are also given a temporary fear effect.
    • Standing near the torch provides players with a buff that makes insects ignore you.
    • Default shield size is 50 foundations, and the size can be set in the radial menu (maximum seize is INI configuratable between 0-200 foundations).
    • All crafting requirements are available early game.
    • Does not require fuel.
    • Crafted in inventory.
    • Requires Standing Torch engram, but costs 0 engram points to learn.

    Bog Slime
    • Craftable item available at level 1, costs 0 engram points to learn.
    • Toggles "Bog Slime" player buff.
    • Makes the player invisible to insects (insect swarms, ants, dragonflies, etc).
    • Useful for building/leveling early game, or when you need to travel away from your torches.

    Spawn Codes

    Bug Repellent Standing Torch
    admincheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BugRepellentTools/RepellentStandingTorch/PrimalItemStructure_BugRepellentTools_RepellentStandingTorch.PrimalItemStructure_BugRepellentTools_RepellentStandingTorch'" 1 0 0

    Bog Slime
    admincheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BugRepellentTools/BogSlime/PrimalItemConsumable_BugRepellentTools_BogSlime.PrimalItemConsumable_BugRepellentTools_BogSlime'" 1 0 0

    GameUserSettings.ini Options (with defaults)

    Questions or feedback?

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    And a very special thanks to the following people who helped me along the way:
    • Everybody in the Discord chat, especially:
      • Ghazlawl
      • jslay
      • Mezzo
      • Zen Rowe
      • Orionsun
      • Tao
      • Woeful Macabre
      • thewookie91
      • P0k3r
      • ... and everyone else I'm forgetting!
    • Everyone who made Unreal engine videos and tutorials. Thanks!
    • My incredibly patient wife who selflessly sacrificed delicious cuddling time to watch me debug blueprints in the ARK DevKit.
    • WildCard, for making such an addicting game!
    Popular Discussions View All (2)
    Mar 23, 2020 @ 4:11pm
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    Mar 21, 2020 @ 12:13pm
    PINNED: Bug Reports
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    Dovah.Queen Feb 15 @ 6:30pm 
    That sounds like a really good option :D
    RedDwarf  [author] Feb 15 @ 12:05am 
    Makes sense =) Maybe it can slowly burn bug repellent?
    Dovah.Queen Feb 14 @ 8:52pm 
    A bit. I feel like structures that passively serve a purpose should in turn require some mild upkeep.
    RedDwarf  [author] Feb 2 @ 1:09pm 
    Hey Dovah.Queen, does it feel unbalanced without fuel?
    Dovah.Queen Feb 2 @ 10:54am 
    Not sure if you're still updating the mod but would it be possible to get an option for the standing torch to require fuel?
    RedDwarf  [author] Aug 31, 2020 @ 12:42pm 
    Hey, Adina! Yeah, it's definitely possible. I'll put it on my list for future updates, but I'm currently swamped with other projects so it'll probably be a while. =)
    Purrito Supreme Aug 31, 2020 @ 1:53am 
    Even if it just had the fear effect for bugs and not the tek shield.
    Purrito Supreme Aug 31, 2020 @ 1:50am 
    Is a handheld version of this possible?
    RedDwarf  [author] Apr 29, 2020 @ 3:10pm 
    There’s no time limit. =) Just use the Bog Slime item again to remove it.
    Izeck Apr 29, 2020 @ 10:41am 
    How long does the Bog slime last. I don't see any timers. If permanent, how to I remove it?