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Kraken's Better Dinos - User Guide
By Kraken:1
This guide will tell you every single piece of information you need to know about Kraken's Better Dinos, from details about how every dino is changed by the mod, spawn codes, information about items, interactions with other mods, and how the mod works. If you need to find anything specific then use Ctrl+F to bring up the search option and head straight to what you are looking for.
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Welcome... To Kraken's Better Dinos
Hello there you beautiful human being you, thank you so much for coming to check out my guide to my humble little mod.

Kraken's Better Dinos originated as just a way for me to make the oceans of Ark a little less... annoying, but soon spiralled into what you see now, a quality of life semi-overhaul mod that touches in many different ways a vast majority of the Vanilla dinos in Ark. Sometimes making small beneficial tweaks, or fixing long forgotten base game bugs, to some complete overhauls that completely change the way you use your dino friends in the game. The overall aim is to give use and meaning to some dinos who have been left behind by time or never really had a niche to call their own before. I have also introduced a few new unique dinos to either plug the holes in progression caused by the betterment of some others, or just because I wanted to make them such as the additional Tek Dinos introduced by the mod.

Kraken's Better Dinos, or KBD as it will be referred to from here on in, is designed to enhance the largely vanilla style of gameplay. What I refer to as 'Vanilla with sprinkles' and is based around official server rates for its balancing. The mod is largely PvE focused as that is how I play and what I know. It can be used in conjunction with other larger overhaul mods but be aware that there may be some conflicts, and can of course be used for PvP servers although there are some changes I have made that some servers may find detrimental to PvP or other styles of play other than the aforementioned 'Vanilla with Sprinkles'

With this in mind I have provided a large amount of customisation abilities done largely through the GameUserSettings.Ini with the ability to tweak most individual changes to dinos, or to disable the KBD version all together. All .Ini options will be included along with the various changes made to the dinos later on in the guide in their own individual sections.

It should be noted here that all the changes I make will only effect vanilla dinos except in some very rare cases which will be noted where applicable. I categorically do not intentionally make changes to dinos created by other mods, nor do I ever intend to, although I am happy to try and make KBD able to co-habitate with other mods where I can, and there are other authors that I work closely with in this regard. The main example being 'No Untamables' by Myrmecoleon who has not only helped immensely with the creation of large parts of this mod, but also has similar ideals for their own mods, and therefore we both strive to maintain full compatibility between KBD and NU as they complement each other very well. If you haven't already I would strongly suggest checking out No Untamables and I will provide a link later on in this guide.

KBD makes changes to dinos using a variety of different methods, each one having its own advantages and disadvantages:

  • Default Buffs: This is by far my preferred method of making changes to dinos, and is the most common method I use. Buffs are relatively lightweight, easily added, easy to work with, and can be used to make a wide range of changes to dinos. There are lots of changes I make via buffs that many other mods needlessly create whole new dinos to be able to do. The main advantage of making changes via buffs is that should the mod be removed, the buff just goes away and the affected dinos just go back to being completely vanilla again. The biggest disadvantage is that although there are lots and lots of things that I can do using them, I can't do everything with them. Some dinos just have too much internal logic that is not exposed to be altered by an external source such as a buff, or the changes I want to make have to involve altering the logic on the dino itself. On installing the mod all of your tamed dinos will automatically have their KBD buffs added to them. Existing wild ones however will not as in the past it has proved far too server intensive to try and buff many thousands of dinos at once, and therefore on installing the first thing you should do is a wild dino wipe, all wild dinos thereafter will spawn with their buffs straight away.

  • Same Named Remaps: My second preferred method that I will use if I just cannot make changes to a dino using buffs. This allows me to make many more changes to internal logic, status components etc. that wouldn't be able to be done otherwise. By 'Same Name Remap' what I mean is I will remap (ie. replace) a vanilla dino class with a modded dino class that has the same file name, so vanilla 'Dino_Character_BP' gets replaced by modded 'Dino_Character_BP' This has the effect of tricking the game into thinking the modded is the vanilla when it loads the game meaning that once more when installing the mod, all dinos that have been changed using this method will be automatically replaced by their modded version, and should the mod be removed they will simply revert back to being completely vanilla again. This is though effectively abusing and tricking the game and does have some disadvantages that we in the trade refer to as 'Class Confusion' Unlike some other mods that remap dinos in the same way, I have various different safeguards and workarounds in place to mitigate the problems caused by class confusion.

  • Unique Named Remaps: This is the most traditional method of making changes to dinos used by ark modders, where a vanilla dino is remapped by a modded dino with a different name. It does mean that when the mod is removed, those dinos that have been remapped in this way will be lost. I use this method to make changes in cases where either for various reasons the dino has to be a 'child' of the vanilla dino otherwise various mechanics will be broken. This means that the class name has to be different or the game will get very confused and break quite dramatically. I use this method in very few cases, and mainly for creatures that are untameable in vanilla and therefore could cause issues if they were to remain after the mod is removed anyway, or creatures that just don't really matter if they are lost, like fish. I also use unique named remaps for a couple of dinos that need to have changes made to their wild behaviour, but not their tamed, and which can't be changed via buff. This is currently just the Hesperornis and the Ichthyornis. Although the wilds will be unique named remaps, they will be automatically converted to be completely vanilla once you tame them.

  • Unique New Dinos: Lastly I also add various brand new dinos that are unique to the mod, these include the Better Liopleurodon as it is intended for it to spawn alongside the regular magical one (and was created very early in the mods life before I learnt how to do all the other stuff, so now it's kinda stuck this way), new Tek Dinos, the Styracosaurus and the Stygimoloch who were turned from just skins into fully functioning dinos to replace the roles left by the promotion of the Trike and Pachy by their new abilities, and lastly the KBD Speed Flyers, which will be covered later on in the guide.

As well as making lots of changes to dinos, KBD also adds many new items to the game, from new saddles, to new food types that will either help in healing up dinos, or to tame them, to various costumes that have various effects on dinos, the most notable of these being the Valyrian Reins, which boost flyers over vanilla without tipping them back into pre-nerf OP-ness, and being a costume that either has to be crafted or found out in the wild encourages players to go out and play the game to make their best flyers significantly better rather than just being handed to them.
KBD Special Features
As well as the various individual changes to dinos and new items, KBD also introduces some unique features to all dinos or players.

  • Mounted Shoulder Pet Inventory Access: With KBD all players will be able to access the inventory of any pets that are mounted on the shoulder of, or carried by the player. To do this you must double tap your Player Inventory access key. This is normally 'I' by default, but it will respect any rebinding that you may have done.

  • Ride Passenger Seats In Safety: With KBD players riding in a dinos passenger seat will be immune from damage from dinos, just like the dinos driver. Any dino attacks that can damage a dinos rider will still be able to damage passengers, and they will still be vulnerable to firearms etc. just like the rider. On top of that I have enabled the ability to use third person and orbit cam on the vast majority of dinos passenger seats, the only exceptions to this are the Space Whale and the Giant Turtle from Genesis.

  • Aberration Download Compatible and Cryopod Corruption Protection: All remapped and unique dinos added by this mod that are naturally spawned on Aberration will be automatically able to uploaded, downloaded and released from Cryopods or other Cryopod like devices (specifically Soul Balls from Dino Storage V2) without having to add anything else to any .Ini files or being forced to allow all other dinos just to allow the KBD modded ones, unlike well, pretty much every other dino mod where you are forced to use the Allow Foreign config to be able to do this. With full credit to Myrmecoleon for providing the code for this, you will also find this ability used by Myrms 'No Untamables' and all of my other mods where applicable. KBD also has complete Cryopod Corruption protection. Thanks to a recent feature added by Wildcard, KBD's remapped and unique dinos are now safe from being corrupted within Cryopods should the mod become corrupted by a bad update install or should it otherwise be removed. On re-adding the mod, or fixing the installation, Cryopods will show the dreaded Raptor Head icon of corruption, but will still be able to be quite happily released from their pocket prisons.

  • Level Equalisation and High Level .Ini Options: If you're tired of searching endlessly for hours on a story map for that perfect 150 tame amongst a sea of garbage level 5's, KBD offers the ability to either equalise the spread of wild dinos spawn levels so that all levels have a near equal chance of spawning, or to reverse the bias completely, making the very highest levels spawn much more frequently than those trashy low level meat sacks. These options will be covered in more detail later in the guide in the .Ini options section.

  • Speed Flyers: KBD offers the ability to convert most flyers into versions that are able to be levelled in speed. This ability is not enabled by default and must be enabled using the .Ini option AllowFlyerSpeed=True

    Once that is in effect you can manually convert your flyers by selecting the option to in their radial menu, under 'Options' you'll see 'Convert to Speed Flyer'

    Converting the flyer will see nothing change with them except you will now have the ability to level speed, with flyers gaining 2% speed per level. Should you wish to you can at any point convert those speed flyers back to regular ones with the same method, and any points that you have spent into speed will be refunded. As all speed flyers are unique classes to the mod you may wish to do this if the mod is ever removed to convert them back to regular flyers. This method obviously differs to other mods that may enable speed levelling, but also prevents any over-spawning, class confusion, or other issues that may be associated with them, and means that wild stats which have been balanced around not being able to level speed will be unaffected by wild dinos spawning with the ability and therefore wasting precious wild points into speed. All flyers can also gain a boost to their stamina and gain other enhanced abilities through the use of the Valyrian Reins item which will be detailed further along in this guide. Please note that this feature was brought in long before WC introduced their own 'Allow Flyer Speed' .Ini option. The vanilla option is recommended as this will affect all flyers, modded and vanilla automatically without any need for any extra steps such as the conversion, however the KBD version offers extra benefits such as the 2% speed increase per point whilst the vanilla offers 1%, as well as speed increase with imprint, and the ability to blacklist any flyers that you do not wish to be speed levelled.

  • Costume Slots: All creatures have been given a costume slot, this is mainly for use with the Orb Of Staying Power item that is available which is equipped in a dinos costume slot and immobilises them in a similar manner to the S+ hitching post. If a dino doesn't normally have a costume slot and KBD has added it it doesn't necessarily mean that all costumes will then play nicely with the dino. The costume slot is added via a buff placed on tamed dinos by the BD Buff manager.

  • Tek Dinos: With KBD installed all Tek Dinos will gain an additional 2% damage and resistance buff on top of their regular Tek bonuses of extra wild levels. All Tek Dinos will also poop 'Bio-Oil' rather than regular poop. Not only is this for a little extra flavour, but Bio-Oil is also a key ingredient in a couple of KBD specific recipes and the only source of it is either Tek Dino poop or Basilosaurus. KBD also makes the unused Tek Mosa and Tek Gigantosaurus spawn wild with a small chance of replacing their regular fleshy counterparts. I also introduce two brand new Tek Dinos, the Tek Ankylosaur and Tek Griffin. These are based on models made by the very talented Zythera, whose permission was very kindly granted to both use these models in KBD as well as making my own unique tweaks to the models. Both the Tek Anky and Griffin can spawn in place of their regular counterparts and have also been added to the Genesis Lunar Biome spawns. I realise that Tek Dinos aren't necessarily everyones cup of tea, and later in the guide will give instructions on how to properly remove Tek Dinos from your game if desired by using the available vanilla configs.

  • Wild Babies, Wild Eggs, Untameable Adults, and Passive Tamed Wild Babies: With KDB you have the options of making dinos spawn as babies in the wild, and wild egg layers drop nests with fertilized eggs, wild adult dinos to be untameable, and wild spawned babies be able to be passive tamed, or any combination of those that you would like. Along with extensive black or white listing features, and other fully configurable options all of which are extensively detailed in their own section of this guide.

  • Pet Dino Emote: This can now be found in your Emote Wheel. Using this emote will cause the player to reach out a loving hand, and the nearest dino to the player to play their cuddle animation if it has one. Not only is this both adorable and immersion helping, but also serves a practical purpose in that if the petted dino is one that has a KBD buff, that buff will re-run it's initial set up logic, handy as a trouble shooting tool if needed.
Installing/Uninstalling KBD and the Conversion System
KBD is designed to be an 'Easy on, easy off' mod. It does not have to be first in the load order, in fact you can most likely put it anywhere in the load order and it will be just fine, the caveat though is that is does remap dinos, if it is used alongside another mod that also remaps dinos then the rule of 'Highest in the load order wins!' and the mod that is first will get its remaps in ahead of the others. This can be mitigated in part by using the PreventBetterDino Ini. option which is handy if you want certain dinos from KBD to spawn, but certain dinos from the other mod to also spawn, for example;

You want to run both KBD and No Untameables at the same time, you prefer the No Untameables version of Ammonites and Jellyfish, but want to keep the other KBD creatures that are also remapped by NU, simply put KBD above NU in the load order, and use the PreventBetterAmmonite=True and PreventBetterJellyfish=True options for KBD and the remapping for the Ammonite and Jellyfish from KBD will be removed allowing the NU versions to spawn naturally (more on KBD and NU compatibility later on in the guide)

If you must use a Speed Flyer mod instead of using the built in Speed Flyer functionality KBD offers then it must be above KBD in the load order.

KBD can be happily added to an existing server and all its changes will immediately effect all tamed dinos that are out in the world. A quick wild dino wipe will ensure that all wild dinos will spawn with their buffs and changes from that point onwards. Existing wild dinos will not get buffed as it has proved to be far too server intensive to do so, hence the dino wipe recommendation (which is good practice when installing any mod that alters or adds dinos anyway)

Dinos that are stored in Cryopods or using Dino Storage or similar when the mod gets added that have their changes made by buffs will automatically have those buffs added when they get released. Dinos that have their changes made by being Same Name Remapped will still be vanilla when they get released, however you will see that they now have a big orange 'Vanilla' message in their HUD to tell you so. Vanilla dinos whose changes are made by being Same Name Remapped can be converted to their KBD version by going into 'Options' and selecting 'Convert to Better' and voila! That dino will then be its better version. The KBD conversion system is incredibly robust, when converting a dino all of its inventory items, saddles, buffs etc will be transferred from the old to the new, no stats will be lost, it is a seamless transition.

Should you wish to keep a dino as vanilla, that's absolutely fine, Same Name Remapped dinos can be converted back to their vanilla counterparts at any time, and will stay as vanilla if you wish them to, so if Fred likes the KBD version best, but Julie prefers it vanilla, no one has to choose, you can chop and change at will.

The only time a dino cannot be converted in this manner is if the dino is pregnant, as otherwise the baby would be lost, or if it is a dino equipped with a platform saddle. This is to ensure that precious builds do not get inadvertently destroyed. In both cases the conversion option in the radial menu will be disabled and will change to tell you why you cannot convert it.

The conversion system also comes into play if a server owner decides that they definitely do not want the changes made by KBD on a dino that has been remapped, and opt to use the PreventBetterDino .Ini option for that creature. Because of the way the game works with loading mods I cannot make my logic run early enough to actually stop the dino being remapped, so instead I will catch it as soon as the mod is loaded and all instances of that dino will be automatically converted back to vanilla, the conversion to better dino option will be removed, and the remap entry will be removed from the PGD so that only vanilla versions of that dino will be spawned in future and allowing KBD to in some way play nice with other remap mods as detailed above.

If at any point you wish to remove KBD, rest assured that for the most part all of your dinos will remain and merely be converted back to being totally vanilla once more. The exceptions will be any KBD Unique or Unique Named remaps. As they are classes that only exist in the mod they will be lost, as will all mod unique items. As previously noted, any KBD specific dino classes including Same Name Remaps and Uniques are protected against mod removal if they are in Cryopods, they will get corrupted and unusable, but re-adding the mod back on will allow them to be released. Note that this is also a native feature of Dino Storage and always has been. Should you not wish to be bothered with that palaver, make sure that you and your players release all dinos from Cryopods or Soul Balls before the mod is removed.
Wild Babies, Wild Eggs, and Untameable Adults
KBD now gives you the option of having almost all dinos spawn as babies, and/or lay eggs in the wild, as well as having adult dinos be untameable, and babies able to be passive tamed.

All these options are independent of each other, and must be enabled via the .Ini configs as detailed here, as well as Blacklist and Whitelist options and baby or egg laying chance percentage options. All options as with every .Ini option from this mod should go in your GameUserSettings.Ini under the [BetterDinos] header:

WildBabies= Set to True to give all dinos that spawn a chance of spawning as a baby, provided that they are not exempt by default or by being user blacklisted. Babies in the wild will always try and follow the nearest adult if one is available. Getting too close to a wild baby is likely to alert any nearby adults of the same species to danger and cause them to respond. In instances where a dino spawns as a baby and there are no other members of the same species nearby it, an adult dino of the same level will be spawned nearby to protect it.

PreventAngryAdults= Set to true if you'd just prefer to see babies tottering around your world and don't wish to have the adults getting miffed just for getting close to one.

WildChanceOfBaby= Number between 0.01 and 1. Defaults to 0.05 (ie. 5%) increase or decrease if you would like more or less chance of wild dinos spawning as babies. Only Applicable if WildBabies= is also set to true

PassiveTameBabyFoodMulti= Defaults to 5, this effects the food drain of wild babies explicitly made passive tameable via the Passive Tame babies config. It will not effect the wild babies of those species who are already passive tameable by default.

WildEggs= Set to true to give all wild dinos that are capable of laying eggs a chance to lay eggs in the wild. These eggs will be in nests. There will only be able to be 1 nest of any species within a certain radius. This will only apply to those dinos that don't already lay wild eggs such as Wyverns, Rock Drakes, Magmasaurs or Deinons. Wild eggs laid in this manner will not incubate or lose health unlike some other mods that introduce wild eggs. Creatures who have been force disabled from being tamed will not lay eggs (ie. high level cave spawns) Eggs laid in this manner will properly delete themselves if their spoil timer runs out unlike vanilla wild eggs. Admins can clear all wild eggs spawned using this option by using the command cheat DestroyAll DroppedItemGeneric_FertilizedEgg_NoPhysics_BD_C 0

WildChanceOfEgg= Number between 1 and 100. Defaults to 5 (ie. 5%) increase or decrease if you would like more or less chance of wild dinos laying an egg on unstasis. Only applicable if WildEggs= is set to true.

UntameableAdults= Mainly to be used in conjunction with one or both or the above configs. This will render all adult dinos untameable, unless they are incapable of being babies or otherwise have the same exemptions as the WildBabies config in which case they will be tamable through the normal methods.

PassiveTameBabies= Allows all wild spawned babies to be passive tamed regardless of their regular taming methods. It will also prevent them from being KO tamed. Be warned though, nearby adults will take exception at you feeding their little bundle of joy. Obviously this may render some dinos untamable as babies as they have specific taming methods that are not compatible with straightforward passive taming such as Tusos or Bloodstalkers. You may wish to blacklist them, or if also using UntameableAdults=True you may wish to blacklist the adults to leave adults tameable using the traditional methods, or you may wish to have these dinos only tamed by finding wild eggs. I leave this up to the user to configure how they desire.

These options will apply to all dinos (vanilla and modded) that naturally spawn in the world provided they are not exempt by default or have been manually blacklisted, they will not effect dinos spawned by other means such as Simple Spawners.

Default exemptions and conditions that must be met for all of these options are:

  • Must be able to have a baby.
  • Must be able to be tamed.
  • Must not be Robots, Bosses, Basket Tames, Corrupted, or Reapers.
  • Must not be Force Disabled from being tamed (ie. Spawned by a high level cave spawner or similar)

Users can define their own blacklists of exemptions by using the following options:

WildBabyBlacklist=
WildEggsBlacklist=
PassiveTameBabyBlacklist=
UntameableAdultBlacklist=


In all cases you will need to list the dinos you wish to have excluded using their Dino Name Tag, with each one being separated by a comma. All vanilla dino name tags are listed on the Wiki here:

Ark Wiki: Creature ID's[ark.gamepedia.com]

If you wish to exclude specific modded dinos that do not use vanilla Dino Name Tags you will need to ask the authors to provide them for you.

An example may be:

WildEggsBlacklist=Gigant,Quetz,Therizinosaurus,Tusoteuthis
UntameableAdultBlacklist=Gigant,Gremlin,Bloodstalker,Space Whale,Tusoteuthis
WildBabyBlacklist=Trike,Argent,Wyvern

Alternatively, if you have only a few dinos that you wish to be affected by any of the options, you may prefer to Whitelist those dinos, both making it easier for you, and more performant for the buff to process.

WildBabyWhitelist=
UntameableAdultWhitelist=
PassiveTameBabyWhitelist=
WildEggsWhitelist=


Again use the Dino Name Tag of the dinos that you wish to use. You cannot have a Blacklist and a Whitelist of the same type, as Blacklists will always override Whitelists (if a Blacklist is used then the Whitelist won't even get looked at by the logic)

You also have the ability to set a minimum level for passive taming of any wild babies;

PassiveTameBabyMinLevel=

Like the Black and White lists, uses the Dino Name Tag, but this time you also need to add the minimum level you would like the babies to be tamed at, separating the dino name and the level with a colon, (:) and still separating each entry with a comma.

So for example to set baby Rex's to be passive tamed at a minimum level of 50, Therizinos at a minimum of 60 and Dodos at a minimum of 105, your .Ini entry would need to be;

PassiveTameBabyMinLevel=Rex:50,Therizinosaurus:60,Dodo:105

This will only apply to the passive taming of babies and will not effect any other taming of adults or otherwise

Obviously using all of the main options, WildBabies, UntameableAdults, WildEggs, and PassiveTameBabies together will dramatically alter your Ark experience, making egg grabbing and baby pinching the only way of obtaining tamed dinos in the majority of cases, although as some dinos which can't have babies will still be obtainable through conventional means, they may end up being of much more use to you than previously thought...

All of the logic that enables this is done simply through a couple of buffs and an event dispatcher.

It should be noted again that not every option will play nicely with every dino, passive tamed babies for example will not work for all dinos as they may have specific conditions that need to be met for them to be tamed, such as Bloodstalkers or Tusos. I leave it up to the users to configure how they want these dinos to be handled through use of the blacklists, whether you wish for them to be blacklisted from being babies, or to keep the adults tameable, or to only have them able to be acquired through wild eggs etc. It's entirely up to you how you want to play it.
Wild Random Sizes
KBD adds wild random sizes to some select dinos that don't normally use them, for example Hyaenodons, Dilos, Titanoboas, Euryps and Jellyfish. In addition to this I remap all of the dinos that naturally have random sizes in the vanilla game, ie. Coels, Salmon and Trilobites. These dinos that have been added or altered by the mod that have random sizes now have the following improvements:

  • Previously the max health of dinos using random sizes would be scaled with size, up or down. Unfortunately application of this mechanic is inconsistent, being applied on restarts for example after current health has been set causing an apparent loss of health of dinos over 1.0 size. Also not being applied at all after release from Cryopods, causing a loss of both max and current health.
  • Now Dinos under size 1.0 will still have their max health reduced according to size. But dinos OVER 1.0 size will no longer receive increased health.* Instead they will receive a damage resistance in line with their size. For example a dino of 2.0 size will only receive 50% damage.
  • Dinos with random sizes will now have their damage output adjusted according to their size. a dino of 0.5 size will deal half damage, a dino of 2.0 size will deal double damage.
  • Randomly sized dinos now have their global animation speeds adjusted to compensate for their size and the speed adjustments that come with it.
  • Dinos over 1.0 size will have their attack ranges and melee swings scaled accordingly.
  • Passive production dinos such as Trilos and Euryps that have random sizes will now have their item production effected by their size where noted. This will not effect production of creatures stored in Soul Balls, a default amount will be used.
  • Note that these changes are only in effect on KBD dinos that have random sizes, vanilla and other modded dinos that use them will be unaffected.
  • The exception to the extra damage and resistance mechanics is Hyaenadons as they already receive more than enough damage and resistance buffs through their gang, pack, and petted buffs, and Dilos who only receive extra damage for the larger sized Dilos and large Dilos receiving a straight stats boost instead.

*Please note that when releasing a dino over 1.0 size from a Dino Storage 2 Soul Ball, you may see the health increased and then decreased again as Lethals logic makes an adjustment to max health, and then my logic sets it back to normal. Similarly, when breeding any of these creatures, you may see max health constantly fluctuating whilst the baby matures as the numbers are constantly being set and reset. This will settle down once the baby is fully matured.
Built In Mod Compatibilities
KBD is fully compatible with some of my other mods and has some relationships with mods by other authors.

  • Additional Aberrant Dinos: KBD is fully compatible with my own Additional Aberrant Dinos mod, and contains several KBD versions for whom the 'Vanilla' version would be introduced by AAD. They will only spawn naturally, have the correct Aberrant textures, and lay the correct eggs if AAD is also installed. For best mod compatibility KBD should be above AAD in the load order, this will ensure that the KBD versions correctly remap the versions introduced by AAD. In the case of buffed dinos any applicable buffs will automatically be placed on AAD dinos. Basically KBD will treat AAD dinos as if they were vanilla, and remaps will be Unique Name Remaps due to an odd issue that came about recently when they were same named remaps.

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1270181453

  • Animals of Atlas: Although not affected at all by KBD, there are a couple of creatures in AoA that produce Cattle Milk and Raw Pork. These items and their derivatives are functionally identical to the Mammal Milk and High Protein Meat items introduced by KBD, however the KBD versions have slightly more uses than the AoA items. Therefore I have given the ability to place the AoA items into the preserving bin section of the BD Workbench, and they will automatically be converted into their BD version.

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1654255131

  • No Untameables: Made by the always awesome Myrmecoleon, who has also helped immensely with the development of KBD. The two mods complement each other exceedingly well with both having similar ethos in their aims, because of this relationship KBD will not touch any creatures that are going to be worked on for no No Untameables as Myrm is doing such a bang up job on them. However there is a few creatures that overlap as they were developed before Myrm came on board with KBD, the Ammonites, the Eurypterids, the Jellyfish, and the Meganeuras. Ammonites in KBD are not tameable but obviously are in NU. Euryps, Jellyfish and Dragonflies are tamable in both mods using different methods and have different abilities, you may prefer one over the other, you may like both, therefore if playing with both mods installed whichever is loaded first will have the remap priority for which version spawns. Using the prevention .Ini config from either mod for any of the overlapping creatures will allow the other mods version to spawn. Tamed Euryps, Jellyfish and Dragonflies can be converted between the NU and KBD versions at will if you really can't decide which you want, or want a mixture of both. On top of this the NU Deathworm also respects the new death drop inventories introduced by KBD.

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1675895024

  • QOL Items: Also by Myrmecoleon, Myrm has been using this mod to experiment with communications between mods using new features that were added in the Dev Kit, amongst lots of swanky useful items are some converters that can change dinos into their Aberrant, Tek or X versions where available. These converters are fully supported by all of my main mods, KBD, AAD, and AoA.

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2180932313

  • Dino Storage V2: By Lethal, DSV2 is the premiere way of storing dinos and honestly in my opinion every unofficial server should have it installed, not only is the mod great, but Lethal is awesome and provides all sorts of automation features via the Soul Terminal that fully supports all of KBD's passive item generation dinos.

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1609138312

  • Shiny!: By Nevcairiel and Strangechilde, Shiny! dinos doesn't have any direct interactions with KBD, however it is a mod that was developed largely in response to other similar mods not playing at all nicely with not only KBD, but any modded dinos. Shiny! not only plays brilliantly with all modded and vanilla dinos, but does so in style. Using an entirely buff based system to give dinos high levels and well thought out colour sets to seek out, as well as some extra specially rare dinos with special abilities to look out for. With lots of customisation abilities, Shiny! has become a firm favourite of mine and I'm happy to promote it to anyone who will listen!

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2016338122

  • Paleo ARK: Legends Expansion: By UpFromTheDepths, I have a long history of collaboration with Depths. We've known each other since before Ark even existed, and I have helped out with making the Paleo Ark YouTube series, so of course I'm also going to fully support his first full venture into modding! The mod itself adds several uniquely skinned Paleo Variants, and in the future will add some unique species as well as open world bosses based on characters from the Paleo Ark series itself. Running KBD alongside this mod and using the BuffsIncludeSource= .Ini option will ensure that KBD buffs get added to the Paleo variants where applicable, but also those dinos that KBD remaps will also have their own unique versions that use the Paleo Ark skins, whilst retaining all their usual KBD changes for complete compatibility between the two. These KBD Paleo Variants will respect all .Inis used by the Paleo Ark mod for spawn chance and and level multipliers.

    https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2804332920

BufgfsIncludeSource .Ini Option:

Now included is a .Ini option to allow users to have KBD buffs applied to dinos from other mods, provided they meet certain criteria.

BuffsIncludeSource= (Path String array, must be separated by a comma (,))

Using this option will allow KBD buffs to be added to sources other than vanilla, however to receive KBD buffs the required dinos MUST be child classes of the vanilla. How this is used is entirely up to the users discretion, and users should be aware that adding KBD buffs to other modded dinos may have inadvertent effects and should therefore be used with caution. This option only applies to dinos who are marked as This Creature Is Buffed in their relevant section, changes from creatures who are remaps or unique creatures will not be affected.

The String Array accepts partial matches of the dinos path code, and can be used to be very vague and add KBD buffs to all compatible dinos from a certain mod, or you can be very precise and only add to specific creatures.

Some examples:

To add KBD Buffs to the entirety of creatures from the Paleo Ark mod and the No Untameables mod, you could use:

BuffsIncludeSource=PaleoARKLegends,NoUntameables

This simply uses the mods main folder names. To add buffs though to just the Paleo Ark Stego, and Paleo Ark Rex, you would have to be more precise and use something like:

BuffsIncludeSource=PaleoARKLegends/PaleoVariants/PaleoStego,PaleoARKLegends/PaleoVariants/PaleoRex

Which will filter out to just the folders that contain the Paleo Stego and Paleo Rex.

This is intended to be a niche method of support, and therefore I leave it to the user to figure it out for themselves. I will not be fretting over attempts to make things work that don't work (as a preemptive statement, I will state that dinos from the Crystal Isles addition mod are not child classes of vanilla, and therefore this will not work to add BD buffs to them, so don't even bother trying)
Spawning Dinos with KBD
As a server admin, you will of course on occasion be required to spawn in dinos for your players. With KBD installed there are just a couple of things to bear in mind when doing so as the best method you use may be dependent on how KBD makes its changes. Each dino that has been changed by KBD will be listed in its own section in this guide, it will clearly mention whether the dino is Buffed, Same Name Remapped, Unique Dino, or Unique Named Remap.

  • Buffed Dinos: This dino is vanilla and has all of its changes made by the addition of a default buff. You should go ahead and use the vanilla spawn code of your choice, summon, GMSummon etc, it doesn't matter at all as the dino will have its buff applied automatically.

  • Unique New Dinos or Unique Named Remaps: Both of these types of dinos are unique to KBD and if spawning them in you should use the class name as listed in the dinos description using the spawn code of your choice. Note that with Unique Named Remaps you cannot convert from vanilla to better in the same way as you can with same named remaps, the reason for this is largely because those dinos that are unique named remaps are either untameable in vanilla, or are unable to be buffed and so cannot be given the vanilla to better conversion buff like the others. In the case of the Hesperornis and Ichthyornis the given spawn codes should only really be used to spawn in wild versions, as they automatically convert into vanilla when tamed.

  • Same Name Remaps: These are the tricksy ones, as the the game will prioritise spawning the vanilla dino when using just the Dino_Character_BP_C class with a Summon or GMSummon command. Unlike other mods that use same named remaps who will tell you that you just have to spawn the vanilla version and it'll get changed on the next server restart, I have firstly mitigated for the fact that it happens, and secondly will tell you how to spawn things properly to start with.

    To spawn a wild dino: As noted using just the Summon command will spawn the vanilla dino, so therefore to spawn a wild KBD you must use the long SpawnDino command that gives the full path of the dino and tells the game exactly what you want to spawn with no confusion. The exact code required will be listed in the dinos section and all the codes given will be to spawn a level 150 dino so just adjust that figure to suit.

    To spawn a tamed dino: Is easier as you have a couple of options as I have added the conversion functionality to the vanilla dino that I remap. You can use the normal GMSummon command, this will, as noted, spawn you the vanilla dino, but you will then be able to manually convert it to it's better dinos version. If however you want to cut to the chase, it is possible to chain admin commands by separating them with a | which is not a widely known thing, even amongst experienced server owners, so you could if desired spawn the dino as wild using the long code, and then add |cheat DoTame onto the end of it, which will spawn the dino and immediately tame it for you.

If you wish to use Simple Spawners to spawn any of the KBD unique dinos, they will need to be added to the spawners using the long path as they are modded dinos. Simple Spawners provides you with all the instructions on how to do this. To find the path you just need to take the long path spawn code that I will provide you with and remove the bits you don't need, so for example, the Tek Griffin, I will provide you with the long spawn path

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Griffin/BDBionicGriffin_Character_BP.BDBionicGriffin_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

Simple Spawners will require just the parts between the quotation marks, ie.

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Griffin/BDBionicGriffin_Character_BP.BDBionicGriffin_Character_BP'

And this will be true as well if you wish Simple Spawners to spawn same named remaps, make sure you use the KBD path and not the vanilla otherwise it's the vanilla that will be spawned by the Simple Spawners, they won't be remapped as they are not spawned by the vanilla Ark spawners.
Dino Descriptions and .Ini Information
Now then, without any further ado, let's crack on and tell you what dinos are affected by KBD and what changes are made.

Each dinos section will list whether it is Buffed, Unique, Same Name Remap or Unique Name Remap, a summary of all the changes KBD makes to it along with any pertinent info that you may need to use any of its new abilities if it has them, spawn codes if applicable, and a list of any .Ini options that are specific to that dino.

All .Ini options will be listed as their default value, and you only ever need to add an option to your .Ini if want to change it from the default.

All .Ini options are to be used in the GameUserSettings.Ini using the header [BetterDinos]
As this is apparently sometimes a source of confusion to first time or inexperienced server admins, it should be noted that the [BetterDinos] header will not magically appear by itself, you must add it in.

Unless specifically noted, all KBD changes are made to all regular variants of any given dino, such as Aberrant, Tek, X and R.

Corrupted (except for Drakes and Wyverns) and Genesis mission dinos are not touched as they are not tamable and so doing so would be pointless.

KBD affected dinos can be easily identified by riding them, you will see a blue 'BD' buff icon in the top left corner of your screen. This is to mainly to assist in trouble shooting, if it doesn't have the 'BD' icon, then it is either not a BD remapped or unique creature, or it does not have the KBD buff.
Achatina
This creature is Buffed

  • Tamed snails can now eat berries and veggies. Only tamed ones, wild will still need to be fed Sweet Veggie Cakes to be tamed.


PreventBetterSnail=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
Ammonite
This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Ammonites will now spawn with randomised sizes.
  • Now bleed blue blood.


PreventBetterAmmonite=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Ammonite from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventRandomAmmoniteSize=False
Setting to True will prevent Ammonites from spawning with random sizes. Already existing ones will not be effected

Spawn Codes:

BDAmmonite_Character_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Ammonite/BDAmmonite_Character.BDAmmonite_Character'" 500 0 0 150


Aberrant Ammonite:


This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Has all the same attributes as the normal KBD Ammonite.
  • Will only spawn naturally on Aberration if Additional Aberrant Dinos is installed and KBD is above it in the load order as it remaps the Aberrant Ammonite introduced by that mod, or with a 10% chance of replacing KBD Ammonites on any map if using the RandomAberrants=True or RandomAberrantsBDOnly=True .Ini options
  • Massively reduced aggro range to take into account the more close quarters environment of Aberration.

Spawn Codes:

BDAmmonite_Character_Aberrant_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Ammonite/BDAmmonite_Character_Aberrant.BDAmmonite_Character_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Anglerfish
This creature is Buffed

  • Drag Weight has been reduced. This is done purely to allow the Angler to be carried by the Better Liopleurodon without also having it able to carry things like Dunkles.
  • Tamed Anglers can be harvested for 25 Angler Gel every thirty minutes via the radial menu. It should be noted that as the Anglerfish changes are achieved via a buff, cryopodding or soul balling will reset the harvesting timer on release.

PreventAnglerGelHarvest=False
Setting to True will prevent the ability to harvest Angler Gel from tamed Anglers
AnglerGelInterval=1800
Amount of seconds between Angler Gel harvesting of tamed Anglers, the default of 1800 equals 30 minutes
Allosaurus
This creature is Buffed

  • You can now stand on its back.
  • Reduced footsteps volume.
  • Reduced volume and frequency of idle sounds when idle or running.
  • Reduced stamina usage when running and attacking by 50%.
  • Increased damage to 45 for left click attack and 35 for Alpha right click attack.


PreventBetterAllo=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
Alpha Mosa & Megalodon
These creatures are Buffed

  • Server owners have the option to prevent Alpha Megalodons and Alpha Mosas from being grabbed by Tusoteuthis, the same as all other Alpha creatures are immune from being grabbed. This is disabled by default and must be enabled.


PreventWaterAlphaCarrying=False
Setting to True will prevent Alpha Mosas and Megalodons from being able to be grabbed by Tusos. This is for servers who wish these creatures to provide more of a PvE challange and to not be cheesed, or who do not wish Alpha carrying to be used for griefing or otherwise
Ankylosaurus
This creature is Buffed

  • Takes reduced overall damage, but has increased multipliers for head and legs taking 1.67x damage to head and 1.5x damage to legs.
  • Returns 10% of melee damage inflicted back onto the damage causer.
  • Can auto gather when on wander and will gather up to 75% of its inventory weight.
  • Increased speed of tail swing attack animations.
  • Has 75% weight reduction for Obsidian and 50% weight reduction for Crystal in addition to the existing vanilla weight reductions.
  • Now drop 'Tough Hide' instead of regular hide which can be used to craft Valyrian Reins.
  • Tail swing attack will deal full damage against Rock Elementals.
  • Will not gather berries when using its tail attack whilst being carried by another dino. I'm not sure if that's still actually an issue in vanilla, but my Ankys don't do it.
  • KBD Abilities are able to be toggled on and off using the radial menu under Options.

PreventBetterAnky=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventAnkyWanderHarvest=False
Setting to True will prevent the Anky from being able to wander harvest
PreventAnkyReflectiveDamage=False
Setting to True will prevent the Anky reflecting 10% of received damage back onto whatever inflicted it
PreventAnkyDamageModifiers=False
Setting to True will prevent the overall damage reduction and additional head and limb damage modifiers
PreventToughHide=False
Set to true to prevent any creatures from dropping Tough Hide.
AnkyMaxGatherWeightLimit=0.75
The percentage of weight that the Anky will be able to wander harvest to, defaults to 0.75, ie 75%. It cannot go higher than 1, the game will not allow it.
Tek Ankylosaurus
This is a Unique Creature

  • Tek Anky spawns with a 3% chance of replacing any regular or Aberrant Anky, and is added to the Genesis Lunar Biomes spawner.
  • Tek Anky has all the same features as both vanilla and KBD Tek Dinos, as well as all the KBD Anky abilities. Any .Ini configs used for either Tek Dinos or the Anky will also naturally effect the Tek Anky.
  • Tek Anky model a unique creation by Zythera, whose permission was kindly granted to use the model in this mod and to make my own tweaks to it.
  • Tek Anky will not spawn if you have any mod that remaps regular Ankys.
  • Has the KBD Tek Dinos buff meaning that it has a 2% damage and resistance increase, and will poop 'Bio-Oil' instead of regular poop. This can be toggled on and off in the radial menu.


PreventBetterTekDinos=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Tek Buff from being added to all Tek Dinos. It will not stop any Tek dinos from spawning. Use the appropriate Game.Ini NPC Replacements lines if you wish to do that

Spawn Codes:

BDBionicAnkylo_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Anky/BDBionicAnkylo_Character_BP.BDBionicAnkylo_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150
Araneo (Spider)
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Now able to climb on walls the same as the Megalania. Climbing ability toggled with X key. Does not use stamina for wall crawling.
  • C key fires a bola web attack. This can be used to immobilise creatures up to a mass of 220 (See below for full list of eligible dinos) for 30 seconds. This attack is only used by tamed spiders and has a 10 second cool down between uses. When used with a rider a cool down timer will appear in the top right corner.
  • Players immobilised by a spiders web bola may free themselves by drawing a sharp weapon such as a sword and attacking with LMB.
  • Now able to jump, and has increased base speed, weight, and stamina.
  • Inventory has increased spoiling times for all items and vastly increased for raw meats (ie. items will spoil faster in their inventory) but a lowered spoil timer for Spoiled Meat.
  • Will drop silk when their corpse is harvested.
  • Able to go in deeper water before being forced to swim.
  • Improved melee attack range and rotation.
  • Able to be tamed using Simple Kibble, as intended but botched by WC.
  • Dinos that can be captured by the Araneo's web bola attack are as follows: Achatina, Anky, Archa, Argent, Arthro, Astrodelphis, Dimetro, Baryonyx, Beaver, Beelze, Beetle, Bigfoot, Bloodstalker, Boa, Deaodon, Deinon, Dilo, Dimorph, Diplocaulus, Doed, Equus, Galli, Glow Pets, Hesperornis, Hyeana, Ichthyornis, Iguano, Kairuku, Kapro, Kentro, Lymantria, Lystro, Mantis, Megalania, Megaloceros, Noglin, Onyc, Oviraptor, Ovis, Ptero, Para, Pego, Phiomia, Purlovia, Raptor, Ravager, Saber, Sarco, Scorpion, Shadowmane, Stygi, Terror Bird, Thorny Dragon, Thyla, Troodon, Tropeo, Vulture, Wolf

PreventBetterSpider=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Araneo from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventSpiderBola=False
Setting to True will prevent the Spider from using the Web Bola attack

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Spider/SpiderS_Character_BP.SpiderS_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Spider/SpiderS_Character_BP_Aberrant.SpiderS_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150

Base Stats:


Health
200
Stamina
200
Oxygen
150
Food
900
Weight
300
Archaeopterex
This creature is Buffed

  • Will now sit mounted on your shoulders when carried and gliding leaving your hands free.


PreventBetterArcha=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
Argentavis
This creature is Buffed

  • Able to walk backwards.
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.
  • Can be converted into speed levelable versions using the AllowFlyerSpeed=True .Ini option. See the BD Speed Flyers section for more info
  • Wild X-Argentavis have a small chance of dropping a set of Valyrian Reins when killed to allow a method of finding higher tier Reins on the Genesis map. This ability will be withdrawn in the future when another method becomes available.



PreventWildReins=False
Set to true to prevent all types of Wyverns, Drakes and X-Argents from dropping Valyrian Reins or the Zombie Wyvern costume
Astrocetus
This creature is Buffed

  • Wild Space Whales will always be visible, even if added to other maps via .Ini or other methods such as Simple spawners.
  • Now will not lose such ludicrous amounts of taming effectiveness per bite of food when taming (reduced the relevant variable from the default 2000 to 2.5 in line with most other creatures. most likely overlooked by WC with the presumption that it wasn't originally intended to be a ko and feed tame)
  • Doubled both the overall movement speed when flying, and the rate at which you can move up through the gears.
  • Increased swimming speed from 300 to 2,500.
  • Increased teleportation range by 50%
  • Has a version of the Huge Water Dino buff making it immune to Jellyfish attacks and prevents targeting by smaller aggressive water dinos.
Baryonyx
This creature is Buffed

  • Reduced Baryonyx drag weight to 160 to allow it to be carried by Argents once more.
  • Unridden Baryonyx's (wild and tamed) now have a 30 second cool down on using their stun attack.


PreventBetterBary=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
Basilisk
This creature is Buffed

  • Doubled projectile speed.
  • Improved rotation rates.
  • Increased step height.
  • Now immune to radiation.
  • Will not be targeted by small insignificant creatures like Raptors.
  • Significantly increased swim speed and made amphibious when tamed (ie. can regain stamina when swimming.)
  • Uses better Roar animation with C.
  • Now breedable by default.
  • Added to Scorched Earth (and by extension, Ragnarok) Dunes spawners. If you wish to remove them from these maps use the .Ini option PreventDesertBasilisk=True


PreventBetterBasilisk=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventBasiliskBreeding=False
Setting to True will prevent the basilisk from being able to breed
AllowBasiliskIK=False
Setting to True will allow the basilisk to use the experimental IK changes (which gives it the ability to rotate with terrain on slopes etc.) Enabled by default they were proving to be be problematic for a lot of users and causing unwanted effects and were disabled. Use these changes at your own risk
PreventDesertBasilisk=False
Setting to True will remove the mods added spawning of Basilisks in the Dunes spawner
Basilosaurus
This creature is Buffed

  • Now produces Bio-Oil rather than a copy of Squid Ink. This oil can still be refined into Gasoline, and is a base ingredient of the Shark Repellent and Cthulhus Blood items.


PreventBetterBasilo=False
Setting to True will prevent the switch from regular oil to the special Bio-Oil, note that this will prevent the crafting of some of the recipes if Tek Dinos are also disabled as Tek Dino poop and Basilos are the only sources of the Bio-Oil and this is a key ingredient, it will not remove the buff entirely as it is still required to make sure that the Better Manta will follow the Basilo
Beezlebufo
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Can now attack when in falling state (no more getting air pinned).
  • Increased swim speed and able to pitch up and down when swimming.
  • Can now jump out of water a-la the Manta.
  • No longer takes fall damage.
  • Increased some rotation rates.
  • Can harvest Cementing Paste from Scorpions, Spiders, Trilobites and Euryterids. Note that it will only harvest cementing paste from the KBD versions of these creatures.
  • Can now do a Procoptodon style targeted Super Jump by holding down jump and aiming.


PreventBetterToad=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Beezlebufo from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Toad/Toad_Character_BP.Toad_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Toad/Toad_Character_BP_Aberrant.Toad_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Brontosaurus
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Right Click does one footed stomp attack, good for getting pesky small critters underneath your body. Does 70 base damage. Which foot will stomp is dependent on the direction your camera is facing. All four feet can be used.
  • C key now does a big two footed rear up and stomp. This is a high quality attack, that can destroy stone and metal nodes (uses the same damage type that I have given to the Better Rock Golem for its spin attack) and can also damage stone structures. Can therefore gather pretty much anything that can be gathered with a pick with this attack, but it is slow and stamina intensive. Does 110 base damage. This attack will deal full damage to Rock Elementals.
  • Big increases to all base stats (except oxygen).
  • Brontos are now immune to all forms of knockback.

PreventBetterBronto=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Bronto from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventBrontoBreakStone=False
Setting to True will change the damage type of the Brontos big stomp attack to one that cannot break rocks or damage stone structures
BrontoStompHarvestMultiplier=1
Will effect the amounts of materials gathered by the Big Stomp attack only, ie. if you feel the Bronto is able to gather too much metal for example, use this config to reduce it

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Bronto/Sauropod_Character_BP.Sauropod_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Bronto/Sauropod_Character_BP_Rockwell.Sauropod_Character_BP_Rockwell'" 500 0 0 150

Base Stats:

Health
3,000
Stamina
720
Oxygen
150
Food
10,000
Weight
3,200
Torpor
3,500
Carbonemys
This creature is Buffed

  • Doubled swim speed.
  • Increased swimming rotation rate by 50%.
  • Immune to Jellyfish stings and Eel electrocution.
  • Can harvest Jellyfish for Venom and provides a 3x Spoil timer on venom in their inventory (will only be able to harvest KBD or No Untamables Jellyfish).


PreventBetterTurtle=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
Carnotaurus
This creature is Buffed

  • Now has bear/rhino style charge build up that increases to a higher than vanilla sprint speed.
  • Will barge straight through trees whilst sprinting.
  • Will inflict a flat 5 damage on any dinos or players it collides with whilst sprinting that does a knock back and bleeding damage, can possibly inflict multiples if charge catches enemy head on.
  • Reduced rotation rates when charging.
  • Reversed animations of attacks so that left mouse button is now headbutt and right mouse button is bite. Cannot use right mouse button attack while sprinting.
  • Increased attack ranges on both attacks.
  • Increased RMB base damage from 35 to 40.
  • Lowered footsteps volume.
  • Will not draw aggro from some smaller wild carnivores such as Raptors, Terrorbirds, Troodons, Compies, Sabers, Thorny Dragons or Megalania.
  • KBD Abilities are able to be toggled on and off using the radial menu under Options.

PreventBetterCarno=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventCarnoStepDamage=False
Setting to True will prevent the Carno causing damage when charging. Will still damage foliage, just not dinos or players
Castoroides (Beaver)
This creature is Buffed

  • Beavers will now be able to wander harvest from all sources of wood including those on Extinction that they were not able to before.
  • Can now wander harvest up to 75% of its available weight.


PreventBetterBeaver=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
BeaverMaxGatherWeightLimit=0.75
The percentage of weight that the Beaver will be able to wander harvest to, defaults to 0.75, ie. 75%. It cannot go higher than 1, the game will not allow it.
Cnidaria (Jellyfish)
This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Now wander naturally instead of sitting still waiting to aggro onto a player or tame.
  • Massively reduced aggro range meaning that you practically have to touch them or attack them before being shocked.
  • Now come in random sizes.
  • Now properly use their unused colour set and appear in a variety of pretty colours.
  • Now able to be captured and tamed by Fish Baskets, although they will be tamed, they will not be able to be ordered (Can be altered via .Ini command), they have no inventory, and will always be on aggressive with the lowest range setting, they will not be able to be levelled, but will also not need feeding.
  • Tamed Jellies can now be harvested for Biotoxin every 30 minutes via the radial menu.
  • The amount of Biotoxin you will receive from harvesting a tamed Jelly depends on the size and the level of the Jelly. Larger and higher level Jellies will yield the most Bio-Toxin (The formula for this is calculated as (Base Level x Size) / 2 and rounded down to the nearest whole number. The maximum amount of Biotoxin that can be gathered is set to 200 by default.
  • Tamed Jellies can be converted at will to the No Untamables version if that mod is installed.


PreventBetterJellyfish=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Cnidaria from spawning and revert all existing wild ones back to vanilla, already tamed ones will be destroyed
AllowJellyfishOrders=False
Setting to True will allow the Jellyfish to be ordered instead of always being on wandering and aggressive
PreventJellyRandomSizes=False
Setting to True will prevent Jellyfish from spawning with randomised sizes
PreventJellyTaming=False
Setting to True will prevent Jellyfish from being tamed via Fish Baskets
JellyHarvestInterval=1800
Amount of seconds between Biotoxin harvesting of tamed Jellyfish, the default of 1800 equals 30 minutes
JellyMaxHarvest=200
The maximum amount of Biotoxin that can be harvested from a tamed Jellyfish via the radial menu

Spawn Codes:

BDCnidaria_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Jellyfish/BDCnidaria_Character_BP.BDCnidaria_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

BDCnidaria_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Jellyfish/BDCnidaria_Character_BP_Aberrant.BDCnidaria_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Coelacanth
This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Will now be properly tamed when being captured in a fish basket meaning that they can gain experience and be levelled and will be able to eat from tribe troughs. Note that after the first capture and release, you will then need to capture and release them a second time using another fish basket, Cryopod, Soul Ball or similar to get them properly tamed and able to gain XP etc.
  • Putting Coels on tamed wandering will produce various resources in their inventories as long as their inventory is at less than 90% of its full weight. Generation speed is effected by the size of Coel, larger Coels will generate resources faster than smaller ones.
  • Resources able to obtained include: Sap, Cementing Paste, Silica Pearls, Organic Polymer, Charcoal, Scrap Metal, Stone Arrows, Tranq Arrows, Metal Arrows, Tranq Darts, all types of berry, Biotoxin, Leech Blood, Ammonite Bile, Squid Oil, Angler Gel, Sulfur, Sand, Crystal, Obsidian, Clay, Ambergris, Plant Species X, Y, and Z Seeds, and Absorbant Substrate. Any of these items can be excluded via .Ini
  • Tamed Coel can be converted back to vanilla at any point, however you will not be able to convert them back to the KBD version as vanilla Coel are unable to be buffed and cannot receive the required conversion buff


PreventBetterCoel=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Coel from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla, already tamed ones will be destroyed
CoelLootBlacklist=
This is left blank by default. See below for the available options and how to use the blacklist

Spawn Codes:

BDCoel_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Fish/BDCoel_Character_BP.BDCoel_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

BDCoel_Character_BP_Aberrant_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Fish/BDCoel_Character_BP_Aberrant.BDCoel_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150

BDCoel_Character_BP_Ocean_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Fish/BDCoel_Character_BP_Ocean.BDCoel_Character_BP_Ocean'" 500 0 0 150


Coel Blacklist Entries:

CoelBlacklist=Sap,ChitinPaste,Silicon,Polymer,Ambergris,Charcoal,Metal,ArrowStone,ArrowTranq,CompoundBowArrow,TranqDart,Narcoberry,Stimberry,Mejoberry,Tintoberry,Amarberry,Azulberry,JellyVenom,LeechBlood,AmmoniteBlood,SquidOil,AnglerGel,Sulfur,Sand,Crystal,Obsidian,Clay,Substrate,Seed

Only use the names that you wish to prevent the Coels from producing, making sure to separate each entry with a comma as demonstrated above.

As there are many options here I have found that trying to do too many will result in it not working properly. You can condense some of these options down, for example 'Berry' would prevent all the berries, 'Blood' would prevent both Leech and Ammonite, 'Arrow' would prevent all three arrows, 'Seed' all three seeds etc. It compares the word between the commas with the class name of all of the possible loot items so you may be able to use variations of the above to easier block the items you do not wish to be collected.
Compsognathus (Compy)
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Will now properly lay eggs where they stand rather than where they were spawned.
  • Doubles spoil time of Prime Meats held in inventory.
  • When being carried on your shoulder, pressing your Drag Button (G by default) will summon a pack of between 6 and 11 Compy Friends to come to your aid.
  • Compy Friends cannot be interacted with apart from to whistle orders (no inventory or radial menu) and on spawn will be on Neutral and set to follow your Compy.
  • Summoned Compy Friends have a lifespan of 2 minutes before despawning and will be despawned on Stasis, they will have a random level between 50 and 100 levels less than your Compy.
  • Compy Friends cannot be Cryopodded or otherwise stored.
  • There is a five minute cool down between summons. If you try and summon friends during the cool down period, an on screen message will tell you how long you have remaining before you can summon again.


PreventBetterCompy=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Compy from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventCompySummons=False
Setting to True will prevent tamed Compies from being able to summon their pack of friends

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Compy/Compy_Character_BP.Compy_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150
Corrupted Rock Drakes and Wyverns
These creatures are Unique Named Remaps

  • Now able to create wild nests and eggs. These can occur anywhere these creatures are found, they have no set spawning area.
  • Although the laid eggs will say that they were laid by a Corrupted Wyvern or a Drake, they will hatch into completely normal Wyverns and Drakes. These are completely vanilla eggs that are being laid.
  • Corrupted Wyverns can lay any of the four types of Wyvern eggs by default at random (Ice, Fire, Poison and Lightning). You can add an .Ini config that will allow them to also lay any of the three types of Crystal Wyvern eggs as well, and if you also have AAD installed then you can add a separate config to allow them to have a chance of laying a Night Wyvern egg.
  • Note that neither of the egg laying versions of these creatures will be spawned by OSD's, so don't expect to find silly high level eggs being dropped.
  • Both Corrupted Drakes and Wyverns will drop Toughened Hide instead of regular Hide. This can be used to craft Valyrian Reins.
  • Both Drakes and Wyverns have a chance to drop a set of Valyrian Reins when killed just like their regular KBD buffed counterparts.


PreventCorruptDrakeEggs=False
Setting to True will prevent the Corrupted Rock Drake from laying eggs
PreventCorruptWyvernEggs=False
Setting to True will prevent the Corrupted Wyvern from laying eggs
AllowCorruptedCrystalEggs=False
Set to true to allow Corrupted Wyverns to drop Crystal Wyvern Eggs
AllowCorruptedNightEggs=False
Set to true to allow Corrupted Wyverns to drop Night Wyvern Eggs from Additional Aberrant Dinos. Obviously must have AAD installed for this to work
PreventWildReins=False
Set to true to prevent all types of Wyverns, Drakes and X-Argents from dropping Valyrian Reins or the Zombie Wyvern costume

Spawn Codes:

RockDrake_Character_BP_Corrupt_Egger_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/CorruptedEggers/RockDrake_Character_BP_Corrupt_Egger.RockDrake_Character_BP_Corrupt_Egger'" 500 0 0 150

Wyvern_Character_BP_Fire_Corrupt_Egger_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/CorruptedEggers/Wyvern_Character_BP_Fire_Corrupt_Egger.Wyvern_Character_BP_Fire_Corrupt_Egger'" 500 0 0 150
Daeodon
This creature is Buffed

  • Can now be harvested for 'Raw High Protein Meat' instead of regular Raw Meat. See the New Consumables section for more information on Raw High Protein Meat and other consumables added by KBD.


PreventSwineFlesh=False
Setting to True will prevent both Phiomias and Daeodons from being harvested for Raw High Protein Meat (Swine Flesh was the old name for this item)
Deathworms
These creatures are Buffed

  • Have much improved loot drops.
  • Deathworms have a chance of dropping: Metal Pick, Metal Hatchet, Whip, Fishing Rod, Crossbow, Pike, Bow, Fabricated Pistol, Flamethrower, Stone, Tranq and Flame Arrows, Flamethrower Ammo, Desert Cloth and Flak Armour as well as Ammonite Bile and Bio Toxin in addition to their regular drops.
  • Alpha Deathworms will drop the same as above but in greater quantities and at a higher quality.


PreventBetterDeathworm=False
Setting to True prevents the addition of extra items to Deathworms death inventory
Deinonychus
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Now have properly colourised bodies.
  • Fixed climbing that was broken by WC with the introduction of the Dinopithicus.
  • Tweaked the size and position of the pack leader buff FX to not be so large.
  • Increased base health by 75% as intended but not implemented by the devs.
  • Has double the stamina of vanilla Deinons.
  • Unable to be carried whilst latching, and unable to latch whilst being carried.
  • Deinons now spawn with the same level banding as other egg tames such as Wyverns and Rock Drakes (ie. up to 190 on regular 5x difficulty)
  • Can be made to spawn in the wild on maps other than Valguero, and will lay eggs wherever it is made to spawn instead of just on set egg laying points (on Valguero will still use the set egg points)
  • Even if Better Deinon is prevented, vanilla Deinons will still spawn at levels up to 190 (unless prevented) and receive the correct colorisation.


PreventBetterDeinon=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Deinon from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventDeinonEggsAnywhere=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Deinon laying eggs in the wild
PreventDeinonExtraLevels=False
Setting to True will prevent Deinons from spawning with increased wild levels and keep them as normal

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Dinon/Deinonychus_Character_BP.Deinonychus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

(Yes, I'm aware that 'Deinon' Is spelt incorrectly in the folder name there, I spelt it wrong when I made the folder and now we're stuck with it)

Health
350
Stamina
300
Oxygen
150
Food
1200
Weight
200


Adding the KBD Deinonychus to maps other than Valguero:

Soooo, there used to be a big long spiel here about how awkward it was to do the Deinon and how problems with Alpha Raptors and spawn containers and such made it difficult to add the Deinon to other maps. However because WC borked the climbing on vanilla and KBD Deinons, it sort of forced my hand to actually delve in and fix all that stuff and do a lot of graph work so that they would have an independent parent class that is separate from vanilla Raptors. This means that a lot of the jumping through hoops that was required has been removed, the KBD Deinon is now simply a Same Named Remap like most of the other remapped dinos in the mod, making things a lot simpler and more convenient for all involved. You now just need to use the class name Deinonychus_Character_BP_C and the remapping will take care of the rest, no need for any intermediate classes or any of that nonsense, and they will happily lay eggs for you to collect anywhere they spawn.

There is plenty of information regarding adding dinos to spawn containers using the Game.Ini if you Google for it, you can however take the following example and tweak the spawn container used and the weightings to suit;

ConfigAddNPCSpawnEntriesContainer=(NPCSpawnEntriesContainerClassString="SE_DinoSpawnEntriesBadlands_C",NPCSpawnEntries=((AnEntryName="Deinon",EntryWeight=1.0,NPCsToSpawnStrings=("Deinonychus_Character_BP_C"))),NPCSpawnLimits=((NPCClassString="Deinonychus_Character_BP_C",MaxPercentageOfDesiredNumToAllow=1.0)))

This example will add a single Deinon to the Scorched Earth Badlands spawners. With credit to Tsunderecracker for providing the example.
Dilophosaurus
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Now come in Small and Large varieties.
  • Now exhibit sexual dimorphism with only male Dilos having a frill
  • Small dilos are fairly unchanged from vanilla. Changed Extra Tamed Speed Multiplier from 0.55 to 0.75
  • Large Dilos come in random size between 1.5 and 2.0, rideable and can be equipped with a saddle.
  • Large Dilos have triple the stats across the board of small Dilos, except for damage. Damage instead scales with the size of the Dilo.
  • Big Dilos will provide a buff to nearby allied small Dilos giving a 20% damage increase and 20% damage resistance.
  • Small Dilos will only inflict their spit de-buff (blind and slow) on players and dinos under 150 drag weight, big Dilos will inflict it upon all targets unless otherwise immune.
  • Improved range and damage of Dilo spit, now scales with melee and does base damage of 12. Large Dilos have a further increased range of spit.
  • Pressing Alt Fire (Left Ctrl) while riding a large Dilo will move the Dilo into an aggressive stance which will last until it is pressed again or another animation interrupts it (eg. bite, eat, swim, jump or poop) This is purely cosmetic.
  • Large Dilos can now utilise different materials in their inventory as ammo for a special spit attack that can be activated by pressing the C button. Different ammo types can be selected via the radial menu, or whilst riding pressing Prone (X) will cycle through the different ammo types. Each use of the special spit attack will consume 10 of the selected ammo from the Dilos inventory, and cannot be used unless the ammo item is present. All of the effects last for 15 seconds.

    Ammonite Bile - Victim enrages all nearby wild dinos. Uses a new rage buff which allows victims to be damaged by their own team and class.

    Squid Oil/Bio Oil - Victim is massively slowed and blinded, unable to run, jump, or fly (although dinos that are already flying will not be grounded)

    Diseased Bile (gathered from tamed BD Diseased Leeches) - Only affects players and tamed dodos, inflicts Swamp Fever on the target.

    Bio Toxin - Increases Torpor by 5 per second

    Angler Gel - sets the victim on fire causing 5% DOT, Does not effect Boss Dinos

PreventBetterDilo=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Dilophosaurus from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventBigDilos=False
Setting to True will prevent big Dilos from spawning
BigDiloChance=0.2
The higher this number the higher the chance of Dilos spawning as big Dilos. As this is a Weighting config, you should bear in mind that the weighting of small Dilos spawn will always be 1, therefore setting this config to 1 would give both small and large dilos an equal chance of spawning, higher than 1 will tip the weighting towards Big Dilos

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Dilo/Dilo_Character_BP.Dilo_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Dilo/Variants/Dilo_Character_BP_Rockwell.Dilo_Character_BP_Rockwell'" 500 0 0 150

Aberrant Dilophosaurus:


This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Has all the same attributes as the normal KBD Dilo
  • Will only spawn naturally on Aberration if Additional Aberrant Dinos is installed and KBD is above it in the load order as it remaps the Aberrant Dilo introduced by that mod, or with a 10% chance of replacing KBD Dilos on any map if using the RandomAberrants=True or RandomAberrantsBDOnly=True .Ini options
  • Will only have the correct Aberrant Materials if AAD is also installed, otherwise will appear as just a regular Dilo.
  • Tamed Aberrant Dilos can be manually converted between the KBD and AAD versions at will.

Spawn Codes:

Dilo_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Dilo/Variants/Dilo_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD.Dilo_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD'" 500 0 0 150

Paleo Dilophosaurus:


This is a unique creature

  • Has all the same attributes as the normal KBD Dilo, except for sporting the unique Paleo Ark skin.
  • Will only spawn naturally if the Paleo Ark Expansion mod is installed with a 60% chance of replacing regular KBD Dilos.
  • If Paleo Ark Expansion is not installed or removed, then all KBD Paleo Dilos will revert to being regular KBD Dilos.
  • Tamed Paleo Dilos can be manually converted between the KBD and Paleo Ark Expansion versions at will.
  • Will respect the spawn chance and level multiplier configs of the Paleo Ark mod itself. Check out the Paleo Ark Guide for more details.

Spawn Codes:

Dilo_Character_BP_Paleo_BD_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Dilo/Variants/Dilo_Character_BP_Paleo_BD.Dilo_Character_BP_Paleo_BD'" 500 0 0 150

Base Stats:

These only apply to large Dilos, small Dilos stats are unchanged from vanilla.

Health
390
Stamina
300
Oxygen
150
Food
1350
Weight
135
Torpor
225

Dilophosaurus Saddle:

Saddle available at a level 15 and crafted in the players inventory or the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

EngramEntry_Saddle_Dilophosaurus_C

cheat GFI DiloSaddle 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Dilo/Saddle/PrimalItemArmor_DiloSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_DiloSaddle'
Dimetrodon
This creature is Buffed

  • Improved turning radius.
  • Insulation range is now equal to Dimetrodons Health.
  • 'Overheat' ability: Activating Overheat will boost the Dimetrodons Hypothermic Insulation x5, and reduce its Hyperthermic Insulation to 0.2, decreases its effective range by half
  • Overheating will steadily reduce the Dimetrodons Health until it reaches 50% then the ability will stop, cannot be used if the Dimetro is under 50% health, will also put a drain on the Dimetrodons food levels.
  • Overheating will provide the 'Superheated' boost to the following reptilian, synapsid and amphibious creatures within its insulation range giving them a speed, damage resistance, melee damage and stamina usage boost: Sarcos, Kapros, Titanoboas, Carbonymys, Megalania (Reptiles) Beezlebufos, Diplocaulus, (Amphibians) Dimetrodons, Moschops, and Lystros (Synapsids)
  • The Superheated buff gives the affected creature 25% extra speed and damage and 15% damage reduction, if moving out of range of the Dimetrodon the buff will last for 15 seconds and will then become a less potent 'Heated' version that gives 10% extra speed and damage and 5% damage reduction lasting for a further 15 seconds.


PreventBetterDimetrodon=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventDimetrodonOverheat=False
Setting to True will prevent the Dimetrodon from being able to use the Overheat ability
Diplodocus
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Wild Diplos will do a tail whip or stomp attack against attackers when reaching less than 50% health. They will then attempt to run away.
  • Tailswipe causes a 10 second stun, a small amount of damage and torpor. Creatures stunned by this attack have a 60 second immunity to being stunned again after it wears off.
  • The tail whip cannot harm human characters (to fit in with the dossier, and to prevent OP-ness)
  • Diplos will also not use the tail whip or stomp against unmounted players.
  • Tamed Diplo when ridden has new attacks:

    Left Click: Tail Whip as detailed above.
    Right Click: One Footed Stomp, 40 base damage, harvests berries and thatch.
    C: Regular Diplo 'Nuzzle' attack, no damage, no longer harvests.
    X (Prone): Happy Stompy Attack, like the Stomp Attack but multiple times (uses the cuddle animation)


  • Tamed unridden Diplos will still only perform the Nuzzle attack (they love you and trust you to protect them)
  • Diplos can also be put into Turret mode. Whilst in Turret Mode they will be unable to be pushed. Useful for pushing back attackers and keeping them at bay.
  • Has a new 3 seater saddle available at a lower level than the regular 10 seater. This can be crafted in the Smithy Section of the Better Dinos Workbench.


PreventBetterDiplo=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Diplodocus from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventDiploTamedStun=False
Setting to True will prevent the Diplos tail whip attack from causing stun effect when tamed
PreventDiploWildAttack=False
Setting to True will prevent the Diplos from attacking back in the wild when reduced to less than 50% health

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Diplo/Diplodocus_Character_BP.Diplodocus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Diplo/Diplodocus_Character_BP_Aberrant.Diplodocus_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150


Diplodocus 3 Seater Saddle:

Multi seater saddle available at a level 30 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

EngramEntry_Saddle_Diplodocus3Seater_C

cheat GFI DiplodocusSaddle3Seater 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Diplo/PrimalItemArmor_DiplodocusSaddle3Seater.PrimalItemArmor_DiplodocusSaddle3Seater'
Direwolf
This creature is Buffed

  • Now able to be equipped with a saddle.
  • Uses sounds from real wolf howls.
  • Has a 75% weight reduction on Pelt.


Direwolf Saddle:

Available at level 55 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

EngramEntry_Saddle_Direwolf_C

cheat GFI DirewolfSaddle 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Direwolf/PrimalItemArmor_DireWolfSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_DireWolfSaddle'
Doedicurus
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Now able to harvest bushes using the C attack key.
  • Can now craft all vanilla stone structures in its inventory when saddled at 2x the regular crafting rate.
  • Takes reduced overall damage, but has a 1.5x damage multiplier to its head and legs.
  • Can now gather up to 75% of its total inventory weight when on wander.
  • Now has a 75% weight reduction on Sand.
  • Increased melee swing range.
  • Relocated poop socket so that baby Doeds will get born away from the mother instead of stuck under her.
  • Walking and running speed reduced by 5%, however...
  • Much faster Roll speed, can now turn when rolling and will destroy foliage that gets in its way whilst rolling.


PreventBetterDoed=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Doed from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventDoedEngrams=False
Setting to True will prevent the crafting of Stone structures in the Doeds Inventory
PreventDoedCrystalHarvest=False
Setting to True will prevent the Doed from gathering Crystal. This is useful on Extinction when using Doeds to harvest lamp posts for Element Dust
DoedMaxGatherWeightLimit=0.75
The percentage of weight that the Doed will be able to wander harvest to, defaults to 0.75, ie 75%. It cannot go higher than 1, the game will not allow it

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Doed/Doed_Character_BP.Doed_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Doed/Doed_Character_BP_Aberrant.Doed_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Dung Beetle
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Able to auto-collect dropped poop whilst it is on wander.
  • Able to process poop made stackable by stack mods (provided the stack mod has done things in the right way by making child items).
  • Will automatically distribute fertiliser to nearby crop plots that require filling.
  • Will also collect Lymantria Spores pooped out by the KBD Lymantria.
  • Collection and distribution of poop and fertiliser can be toggled in the Beetles radial menu.
  • Now gendered and breedable. Females must have wandering disabled to be able to mate as wandering is still required for fertilzer production.


PreventBetterBeetle=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Dung Beetle from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventBeetlePoopCollection=False
Setting to True will prevent the Beetle from collecting poop whilst on wander
PreventBeetleFertilizerDistribution=False
Setting to True will prevent the Beetle from distributing fertiliser to nearby crop plots
BeetlePoopCollectionRange=500
The range in 'Units' that the Dung Beetle will collect poop from. For reference a regular foundation is 300 Units
BeetleFertilizerDistributionRange=1000
The range in 'Units' that the Dung Beetle will look for crop plots to distribute fertiliser to
PreventBeetleMating=False
Set to true to prevent Beetles from being breedable

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Beetle/DungBeetle_Character_BP.DungBeetle_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Beetle/DungBeetle_Character_BP_Aberrant.DungBeetle_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Dunkleosteus
This creature is Buffed

  • Improved attack range.
  • 75% weight reduction for Pearls, Black Pearls, Oil, Obsidian, Crystal, Metal and Stone.
  • Does 10x damage to Eurypterids, 7x damage to Trilobites, and 5x damage to Ammonites. Note that it will only do the increased damage against the KBD versions of these creatures.


PreventBetterDunk=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
Electrophorus (Eel)
This creature is Buffed

  • Massively reduced aggro range.
  • Increased corpse targeting range.
  • This means that they now behave like proper scavengers rather than aggressively targeting players and tames from miles away.
  • Tamed Eels now do the same damage as wild Eels.
  • Tamed Eels now able to be transported (not tamed) via Fish Basket. Note, due to the small capsule size of the Eel, place the basket as close to the centre of the eel as possible to be able to pick it up.
  • Tamed Eels will now properly use their shock attack as long as there are two or more Eels attacking.
Enforcer
This creature is Buffed

  • Now takes 60% reduced damage from Corrupted creatures.
  • Immune to Yuty Fear buffs and Radiation.
  • Increased Step Height.
  • Can be equipped with the Enforcer Defence Shield (saddle) which can be crafted in the Smithy section of the BD Workbench.

Enforcer Defence Shield (Saddle):

Available at level 65 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench. Extra defence for your squishy and expensive Enforcer.

EngramEntry_Saddle_Enforcer_C

cheat GFI EnforcerSaddle 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Enforcer/PrimalItemArmor_EnforcerSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_EnforcerSaddle'
Eurypterid
This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Now able to be tamed via Fish Basket.
  • Now gendered and breedable.
  • Now come in random Sizes. Euryps over 2.0 size are now able to be ridden. Ridden Euryps are now able to leave the sea floor and swim freely.
  • Ridden Euryps gain a right click sting attack that does 5x damage as torpor over 5 seconds.
  • reduced the stamina drain of attacks from -120 over 3 seconds to -50 over 5 seconds.
  • Tamed Euryps will passively generate Silica and Black Pearls in their inventory in small amounts. Production of pearls is dependent on the size of the Euryp, smaller ones will produce less resources at a slower rate, larger ones will produce more at a faster rate. The default for a 1.0 Euryp is 10 Black Pearls and 30 Silica Pearls.
  • Now completely unable to leave the water.
  • Tamed Euryps will eat Spoiled Meat for preference.
  • Will receive 7x damage from Beelzebufo, 10x damage from Dunkle, and 20x damage from Diplocaulus.
  • If also playing with No Untameables installed you can manually convert tamed Euryps between the NU and KBD versions at will.
  • Now bleed blue blood.


PreventBetterEuryp=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Eurypterid from spawning and destroy all existing tamed ones
PreventEurypRandomSizes=False
Setting to True will prevent Euryps from spawning with random sizes. Already existing ones will not be effected
PreventEurypProduction=False
Setting to True will prevent Euryps from passively producing items
PreventEurypRiding=False
Setting to True will prevent riding of Euryps over 2.0 size
PreventEurypMating=False
Setting to True will prevent Euryps from being able to mate

Spawn Codes:

BDEuryp_Character_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Euryp/BDEuryp_Character.BDEuryp_Character'" 500 0 0 150


Aberrant Eurypterid:


This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Has all the same attributes as the normal KBD Eurypterid.
  • Will only spawn naturally on Aberration if Additional Aberrant Dinos is installed and KBD is above it in the load order as it remaps the Aberrant Eurypterid introduced by that mod, or with a 10% chance of replacing KBD Eurypterids on any map if using the RandomAberrants=True or RandomAberrantsBDOnly=True .Ini options.

Spawn Codes:

BDEuryp_Character_Aberrant_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Euryp/BDEuryp_Character_Aberrant.BDEuryp_Character_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Ferox
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Many fixes from vanilla.
  • All levels correctly transfer between biggy and smalls.
  • Level ups made when biggy now correctly transfer to smalls.
  • Gets correct tamed levels on tame on both client and server
  • All buffs now transfer from smalls to biggy and vice versa (Shiny Ferox's! Yay!)
  • Serialised many timers to prevent some weirdness when cryopodding or over server restarts
  • Various animation fixes such as missing sounds, melee swing notifies, addiction speed notifies, prevention of movement etc. Now attacks at the same speed when addicted in single player as it does on server.
  • Addiction amount required to mate now configurable by .Ini. Still defaults to 95%
  • Added cosmetic Roar to Left Ctrl (Alt Fire) key.
  • Added new attack to X (Dino Air Brake) that uses a cool unused punchy animation. This hits four times with a slightly higher damage than the regular swipes. This attack is sped up by addiction.
  • Doubled the mass of Large Ferox, and in addition a Large Ferox at over 75% addiction will be unable to be knocked back whilst it is using its swipe attacks.

Element Stashing:

Small Ferox's can now be used to stash Element away.
  • They can hold up to 500 element, where they put it only they know! To stash Element put it onto your Hot-bar, then go into Options in the radial menu and select 'Stash Element' The Element will then be removed from you and squirrelled away.
  • Ferox's that have a stash of Element will not follow you around and beg if you have Element on your hot-bar, however there is a small chance that every now and again they will sneak a piece of Element out of their stash, decreasing it by one. The higher their Addiction level the greater the chance they have of doing this.
  • Small Ferox's that have a stash and are transformed to a Large Ferox will receive extra health. Two points of extra health for each piece of Element stashed (Note that this extra health will not persevere over server restarts if your Ferox is left in its large state).
  • If your Ferox is killed in either form then its stash will be deposited into its inventory. Make sure you get it before your enemies do!
  • Stashing Element onto a Ferox can be used to trick the Cross Ark Transfer system, and allow you to transfer Element across Arks!
  • Element can be retrieved from your Ferox's stash at any time, however be careful as they don't like to give it up easily! Removing a stash will trigger a transformation into large, and the Ferox will steal a small amount (between one and five pieces. This will contribute towards total addiction amount.) of your Element. The Large Ferox then has a chance of raging and attacking everything around it for about 20 seconds before calming down, so make sure you take it somewhere out of the way to take its stash off of it! The chance of a rage increases with the Ferox's Addiction level, with 100% addiction guaranteeing that they will rage out.


PreventBetterFerox=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Ferox from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
FeroxBreedingAddictionAmount=0.95
This must be between 0.05 and 0.95. This is the percentage of Element addiction required to enable small Ferox's to breed. Defaults to 0.95
AllowFeroxCleanBreeding=False
Setting to True will allow the Better Ferox to breed without having any addiction at all.
FeroxTameUseMultiplier=False
Set to True to have Ferox taming follow server taming mulipliers.
PreventFeroxStash=False
Set to True to prevent the ability to stash Element on a small Ferox.

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Ferox/Smalls/Shapeshifter_Small_Character_BP.Shapeshifter_Small_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150
Gallimimus
This creature is Buffed

  • Vastly improved turning radius.
  • Reduced fall damage.
  • Reduced volume and frequency of idle sounds.
  • Now uses better running animations.
  • 'Flocking' ability. Groups of Gallis receive enhanced speed and damage resistance the more there are in the group up to a max of 5 (10% extra speed per member, and 3% damage resist per member)
  • Reduced Drag Weight back down so that they can be bola'd/carried by Argents again.


PreventBetterGalli=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
Gasbags
This creature is Buffed

  • Able to harvest berries.
  • Fall damage multiplier reduced to 20 (from 65)
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.
Gigantopithicus (Bigfoot)
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Capable of wielding weaponry and tools (hatchet, pick, pike, sword, club)
  • Can be equipped with 'Ape Armour' which gives it a snazzy chest plate (saddle item).
  • Can also be equipped with a shield of your choice. This is purely cosmetic and adds no additional armour, it just looks cool. As of the time of writing, equipped shields will be dropped when trapping a Bigfoot with a Cryopod, same as with equipped weapons, but also when trapping with a Soul Ball from Dino Storage 2. Lethal is aware and hopefully will be adding support for equipped shields in a future update.
  • Can be put into turret mode and throw explosive 'Oil Barrels', or 'Barrels o' Monkeys' that are crafted in the BD Workbench and placed in its inventory.
  • Has 'Gardening Mode' and when placed in this mode via the category in the radial menu will auto collect all types of Veggies, Narcoberries, and Stimberries from nearby crop plots and add them to its inventory.
  • Has double spoiling timer in its inventory for all types of Veggies.
  • Melee attack has a chance of gathering Longrass and Citronal from berry bushes (if not equipped with a weapon).
  • Has 'Aggressive and Turret Mode' option in the radial menu to quickly place the Bigfoot into Turret Mode and put on Aggressive to start throwing its Barrels.


PreventBetterBigfoot=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Gigantopithicus from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventBigfootBarrelAttacks=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Gigantopithicus from using its Barrel Throwing ability
PreventBigfootCropHarvesting=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Gigantopithicus from being able to gather Longgrass and Citronal with its melee attack or from gathering from crop plots in gardening mode
PreventBigfootWeapons=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Gigantopithicus from being able to be equipped with weapons
PreventBigfootArgentCarry=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Gigantopithicus from being able to be carried by Argents by increasing their drag weight

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Apes/Bigfoot_Character_BP.Bigfoot_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Apes/Bigfoot_Character_BP_Aberrant.Bigfoot_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150


Ape Armour:

Available at level 56 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

EngramEntry_Saddle_ApeArmour_C

cheat GFI ApeSaddle 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Apes/PrimalItemArmor_ApeSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_ApeSaddle'


Oil Barrels and Barrel o' Monkeys


Used as ammunition by the Better Gigantopithicus when placed in turret mode. The Oil Barrel is a potent explosive, the Barrel o' Monkeys is a barrel of monkeys which will immediately spawn and be aggressive (monkeys spawned from exploding barrels have a limited lifespan and cannot be interacted with in any way). These do not need to be learned as engrams and are crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

Oil Barrel:

cheat GFI Barrel 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Apes/Barrel/PrimalItemResource_Barrel.PrimalItemResource_Barrel'

Barrel o' Monkeys:

cheat GFI Barrel_Monkey 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Apes/Barrel/PrimalItemResource_Barrel_Monkey.PrimalItemResource_Barrel_Monkey'
Tek Giganotosaurus
This creature is Buffed

  • Tek Gigas will now spawn with a 5% chance of replacing any regular vanilla Giga.
  • This is the Vanilla Tek Giga, with the added BD Tek Buff. Although the Tek Giga is a vanilla, spawnable creature in the base game files, some people are unable to find the spawn code out for themselves, hence listing it here.
  • Despite being in the base game files and therefore freely accessible, it is not actually directly referenced by any maps and therefore to stop it de-spawning on a server restart it must be directly referenced by a mod such as this one, so do bear that in mind if removing the mod and you have no other mods that do so, they may go poof, but will be absolutely fine as long as you have KBD installed.
  • Has been made Cloneable and Up-loadable
  • Has the KBD Tek Dinos buff meaning that it has a 2% damage and resistance increase, and will poop 'Bio-Oil' instead of regular poop. This can be toggled on and off in the radial menu.
  • Will not spawn if you have other mods that remap the vanilla Giganotosaurus.


PreventBetterTekDinos=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Tek Buff from being added to all Tek Dinos. It will not stop any Tek dinos from spawning. Use the appropriate Game.Ini NPC Replacements lines if you wish to do that

Spawn Codes:

BionicGigant_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/Dinos/Giganotosaurus/BionicGigant_Character_BP.BionicGigant_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150
Griffin
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Now gendered and able to breed. Can gain up to 20% extra speed from imprinting.
  • Removed FPS killing particle effects when hovering.
  • Given an actual targeting team override meaning that wild Griffins will not pointlessly attack every wild dino they see.
  • Increased dive velocity from 4x to 4.5x and improved diving rotation rates.
  • Fixed the Animation Blueprint meaning that wild and unridden AI Controlled Griffins will not suffer from horrible jittery movement.
  • Increased basic LMB attack damage from 27 to 32
  • Reduced melee swing of basic LMB from 750 to 500
  • Can now carry dinos whilst diving.
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.
  • Can be converted into speed levelable versions using the AllowFlyerSpeed=True Ini option. See the BD Speed Flyers section for more info.


PreventBetterGriffin=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Griffin from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventGriffinGenders=False
Setting to True will prevent the Griffin from gaining genders
PreventGriffinMating=False
Setting to True will prevent the Griffin from from being able to mate

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Griffin/Griffin_Character_BP.Griffin_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150
Tek Griffin
This is a Unique Creature

  • Tek Griffin spawns with a 2% chance of replacing any KBD or vanilla Griffin, and is added to the Genesis Lunar Biomes spawner.
  • Tek Griffin has all the same features as both vanilla and KBD Tek Dinos, as well as all the KBD Griffin abilities. Any .Ini configs used for either Tek Dinos or the Griffin will also naturally effect the Tek Griffin. If the Better Griffin is prevented then the vanilla version of the Tek Griffin will spawn.
  • Tek Griffin model a unique creation by Zythera, whose permission was kindly granted to use the model in this mod and to make my own tweaks to it.
  • Tek Griffin will not spawn if you have any other mod that remaps Griffins and that mod is above KBD in the load order, for example Classic Flyers or Naj's Speedy Flyers etc.
  • Has the KBD Tek Dinos buff meaning that it has a 2% damage and resistance increase, and will poop 'Bio-Oil' instead of regular poop. This can be toggled on and off in the radial menu.


PreventBetterTekDinos=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Tek Buff from being added to all Tek Dinos. It will not stop any Tek dinos from spawning. Use the appropriate Game.Ini NPC Replacements lines if you wish to do that

Spawn Codes:

BDBionicGriffin_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Griffin/BDBionicGriffin_Character_BP.BDBionicGriffin_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

BionicGriffin_Character_BP_Vanilla_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Griffin/BionicGriffin_Character_BP_Vanilla.BionicGriffin_Character_BP_Vanilla'" 500 0 0 150
Hesperornis
Wild Hesperornis are a Unique Named Remap
Tamed Hesperornis are Buffed


  • Wild Hesperornis will accept the Better Coel, Salmon and Piranha as taming food.
  • Wild Hesperornis can be picked up by dinos. Tamed Hesperornis still cannot be carried by dinos but of course they can be carried by players.
  • Tamed Hesperorniss will require killing 50% less fish before deciding to lay a golden egg.
  • On taming a wild Hesperornis will automatically convert itself to a Vanilla Hesperornis. The wild remap was required in this way to make sure that it was able to be fed the KBD fish to be tamed as Wildcard have neglected some important checks in the taming logic.

Spawn Codes:

Hesperornis_Character_BP_BDWild_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Duck/Hesperornis_Character_BP_BDWild.Hesperornis_Character_BP_BDWild'" 500 0 0 150

Only use these spawn codes if you wish to spawn a wild KBD Hesperornis, as tamed will automatically convert itself into vanilla.
Hyaenodon
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Using any of the Hyaenodons special abilities (ie. petting, sitting, standing) on the Alpha will cause the entire pack to do the same.
  • Come in randomised sizes.
  • Improved tamed rotation rate.
  • The very largest Hyaenodons (1.3 sized) can now be ridden.
  • You cannot specifically breed for size as the Ark breeding mechanics do not currently allow such a thing, but any bred Hyaenodon has a chance of popping out as a 1.3 size regardless of what size its parents are.


PreventBetterHyaena=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Hyaenodon from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventHyaenaRandomSizes=False
Setting to True will prevent the Hyaenodons from spawning with random sizes. Already existing ones will not be effected
PreventHyaenaRiding=False
Setting to True will prevent Hyaenodons of 1.3 size from being ridden

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Hyaendon/Hyaenodon_Character_BP.Hyaenodon_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150
Ichthyornis
Wild Ichthyornis are a Unique Named Remap
Tamed Ichthyornis are Untouched


  • Wild Ichthyornis' will only steal Meat, Berries, Vegetables, or Honey from inventories.
  • Reduced aggro range of wild Ichthyornis.
  • On taming a wild Ichthyornis will automatically convert itself to a Vanilla Ichthyornis. The wild remap was required in this way as the stealing logic is unexposed to being altered otherwise. The tamed Ichtyornis did not need to be altered and so this was the most elegant way of doing it.

Spawn Codes:

Ichthyornis_Character_BP_BDWild_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Ichthyornis/Ichthyornis_Character_BP_BDWild.Ichthyornis_Character_BP_BDWild'" 500 0 0 150

Only use these spawn codes if you wish to spawn a wild KBD Ichthyornis, as tamed will automatically convert itself into vanilla.

Removing The Ichthyornis Entirely:

Since it seems that many of you still can't get over your hatred of Ichthyornis and still wish to remove them entirely from your game instead of using in game counters such as Parasaurs, you should use the following entry in your Game.Ini file:

NPCReplacements=(FromClassName="Ichthyornis_Character_BP_BDWild_C",ToClassName="")
Jerboa
This creature is altered via CDO edit

  • Will now spawn at the same level as all other creatures and is not restricted to just being the lowest possible level when wild.
Kaprosuchus
This creature is Buffed

  • Dropped drag weight to be able to be bola'd/carried by Argents again.
Kairuku
This creature is Buffed

  • Will not disappear when being over damaged by a high melee dino, allowing them to actually be harvested for their sweet, sweet polymer.
Karkinos (Crab)
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Now able to breed. To enable breeding though both the male and female Karkinos must be fully submerged in water to be able to get it on. Lays underwater eggs.
  • Can now attack using its top pincers when in a falling state, eg. when air pinned by enemy creatures.
  • Killing wild Karkinos will sometimes drop 1 or 2 Edible Crab Claws, these can be used in place of Deathworm horns for taming Mantis (for compatibility with my Additional Aberrant Dinos mod which introduces Aberrant Mantis) or can be used in place of Rhino Horns for recipes that require them (ie. Broth of Enlightenment) as Rhino Horns are not readily available on Aberration.
  • Uses same method of carrying with both claws when tamed to prevent dropping things with the right claw and not the left.
  • Able to walk sideways, like a good crab should.
  • New Attack, press X (Prone) when riding to initiate a 360 degree spin attack inflicting multiple hits.
  • Karkinos is now able to be equipped with a small Platform Saddle.
  • Pick up a tamed allied Glowpet with your left claw with the Platform Saddle equipped to mount the Glowpet on the Crabs head and take it for a ride! This serves a practical purpose as all Platform Saddles will block the Charge light buff from being placed on the rider from a shoulder mounted Glowpet, which will cause Nameless to spawn. Glowpets mounted this way will not draw aggro except from Seekers, and cannot be damaged, just as if they were mounted on your shoulder.
  • While a Glowpet is mounted, you can toggle its light on and off by pressing your Alt Fire button (Left Ctrl by default).
  • Glowpet can be unmounted from the Crab by selecting the option from the radial menu.
  • Now able to grab Flyers (can be prevented via .Ini)

PreventBetterCrab=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Karkinos from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventCrabMating=False
Setting to True will prevent the Karkinos from being able to mate
PreventCrabFlyerGrab=False
Set to true to prevent crabs from being able to carry Flyers
PreventPlatformsInBossArena=False
Set to true to prevent the BD Mammoth, Trike and Karkinos from entering Boss Arenas if they are equipped with platform saddles. Note that this is achieved by increasing the drag weight of these creatures to 565 whilst the platform saddle is equipped

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Crab/Crab_Character_BP.Crab_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150


Karkinos Platform Saddle:

Available at level 80 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

EngramEntry_Saddle_CrabPlatform_C

cheat GFI CrabSaddle_Platform 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Crab/PrimalItemArmor_CrabSaddle_Platform.PrimalItemArmor_CrabSaddle_Platform'
Lamprey and Leech
These creatures are Unique Named Remaps

  • Will now be properly tamed when being captured in a fish basket meaning that they can gain experience and be levelled and will be able to eat from tribe troughs. Note that after the first capture and release, you will then need to capture and release them a second time using another fish basket, Cryopod, Soul Ball or similar to get them properly tamed and able to gain XP etc.
  • Are now properly colourised.
  • Repositioned Leech on screen when attached to character so that it is not right in the middle of your view.
  • Will now only stay attached for a maximum of ten minutes.
  • When the timer runs out, or if the Leech/Lamprey is removed via fire damage, multiuse, or eating Nameless Venom for the Lamprey, the living creature will drop off. Both wild and tamed will then have a five minute cool down where they won't aggro on anything as they are too full of bloody goodness.
  • Tamed versions of both creatures have the ability to attach them to yourself via the radial menu, this will give you the regular Leech/Lamprey debuffs. In addition to the regular Leech/Lamprey debuffs you will also receive other effects:
    • Attaching a tamed Diseased Leech to yourself will give you Swamp Fever.
    • Attaching a tamed regular Leech to yourself will grant you an 'Inspiration' buff, the combination of loss of blood and something in the leeches saliva will grant you a 125% crafting speed buff (similar to Focal Chilli).
    • Tamed Leeches will have Blood Packs in their inventory when dropping off of a player. They will have 2 packs for each minute that they stayed attached.
  • The Lamprey poison debuff will be shortened in duration if you have a higher amount of fortitude, allowing you to recover from that and keep the anti-radiation and charge light buff for the whole ten minutes that the Lamprey is attached (for both tamed and wild Lampreys).
  • Tamed Leeches can be harvested for Leech Blood via the Radial Menu. Tamed Diseased Leeches can be harvested for lots of Leech Blood and Diseased Bile which if consumed will give you Swamp Fever. The amount harvested scales with the Leeches overall health.
  • Tamed Leeches and Lampreys can either be fed Spun Blood Globs (crafted in the BD Workbench Preserving Bin section for 1 Blood Pack) or if attached to a player when dropping off they will have full health and food restored.
  • Lampreys and Leeches are now breedable. They use genderless breeding meaning that both mating creatures will produce an offspring, which is done through gestation. Gestating Leeches and Lamprey's cannot be manually attached to a player, although they can still attach themselves to enemy players and dinos by attacking. This will cause them to lose the baby. Similarly babies cannot be manually attached to players, and baby Leeches cannot be harvested for Leech Blood or Diseased Bile. Both types of babies will request Blood Packs as their cuddle food, but otherwise will eat Spun Blood Globs.
  • Both Lampreys and Leeches will retain any buffs they had when being attached to a player or a dino when they drop off again. This is mainly for compatibility with buff based mods such as Shiny!
  • Tamed Leeches and Lampreys can be converted back to vanilla at any point, however you will not be able to convert them back to the KBD version as the vanilla versions are unable to be buffed and cannot receive the required conversion buff.


PreventBetterLamprey=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Lamprey from spawning and destroy all existing tamed ones
PreventBetterLeech=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Leech from spawning and destroy all existing tamed ones
LeechBloodHarvestMultiplier=1
Will multiply the amount of Leech Blood you will receive when harvesting a tamed Leech via the radial menu. Must be an Integer (whole number)
LeechDiseasedBileHarvestAmount=1
Will multiply the amount of Diseased Bile you will receive when harvesting a tamed Diseased Leech via the radial menu. Must be an Integer
LeechBloodBagMulti=1
Will multiply the amount of Blood Bags you will receive when a tamed Leech drops from you. Must be an Integer. Bear in mind you will receive 2 bags per minute at the default rate
PreventLeechMating=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Leech from being able to breed
PreventLampreyMating=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Lamprey from being able to breed

Spawn Codes:

BDLeech_Character_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Leech/BDLeech_Character.BDLeech_Character'" 500 0 0 150

BDLeech_Character_Diseased_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Leech/BDLeech_Character_Diseased.BDLeech_Character_Diseased'" 500 0 0 150

BDLamprey_Character_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Lamprey/BDLamprey_Character.BDLamprey_Character'" 500 0 0 150
Liopleurodon
This is a Unique Creature

  • Complete overhaul of this creature. Spawns alongside the regular sparkly magical one on any map that uses the Island 'Ocean' spawners.
  • Permanent tame, and breedable. The Better Liop has much different stats than the temporary original. Unlike the original, the Better Liop can be grabbed by Tusos and is not immune to Eels or Jellyfish.
  • Can reverse and strafe.
  • Immune to the Salmon Bleed debuff.
  • Can be equipped with saddle which can be crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos workbench.
  • Saddle allows the Liop to carry its rider plus 1 passenger.
  • Gives Liop Oil buff to rider and passenger which gives vastly reduced Oxy consumption, better underwater vision, and increased swim speed while active. Buff will last for a short time after dismounting the Liop.
  • Right Mouse Button triggers 'Chomp' attack, launching the Liop forwards and dealing large damage. The Liop is able to grab small sea creatures this way and chomp on them at its leisure. This attack will be used by wild Liops. If grabbed by a wild Liop causing it damage will eventually force it drop you.
  • C key will be a more gentle grab attack, allowing you to pick up small sea creatures without damaging them for carrying off elsewhere.
  • The Liop is a KO tame, and prefers 'Superior' kibble. For taming and breeding refer to the Plesi food amounts and times although note that the Liop has lower torpor than the Plesio.
  • Can craft a 'Felix Felicitas' Luck Potion in the Liops inventory. This will grant the same loot crate affecting buff as the magical original and lasts for ten minutes.
  • X version of this BD flagship dino spawns on Genesis in the Ocean biome.
  • Liop is now an Oceanic healer!
  • Similiar mechanics to the Deaodon, Liop heal can be toggled as a passive heal, or when riding by pressing your Prone key (X by default).
  • Unlike the Daeodon, Liop healing does not drain food, instead it drains a new stat 'Mana'
    Mana can be levelled and has points wasted into Oxygen re-assigned to it.
  • Mana will slowly regenerate over time, or can be restored by feeding Liops 'Mana Restoration Potions' which can be crafted in the Preserving Bin section of the BD Workbench and will restore 100 Mana each. These must be force fed to the Liop.
  • Liops that drop below 10% Mana will suffer from 'Mana Exhaustion', further decreasing its speed, draining its health and increasing its torpidity and causing the Liop to both do 25% less damage and receive 25% more damage.
  • Mana percentage level will be shown as the 'Rage' meter under the main stats.


PreventLuckPotion=False
Setting to True will prevent the crafting of Felix Felicitas luck potion in the Liops inventory

Spawn Codes:

Liop_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinos/BetterLiopleurodon/Liop_Character_BP.Liop_Character_BP'" 1 1 1 150

Ocean_Liop_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinos/BetterLiopleurodon/Ocean_Liop_Character_BP.Ocean_Liop_Character_BP'" 1 1 1 150

Base Stats:


Health
1,600
Stamina
960
Food
4,000
Mana
1,000
Weight
1,000
Torpor
800
LMB Base Damage
40
RMB Base Damage
90


Liopleurodon Saddle:


Available at level 53 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

EngramEntry_Saddle_Liop_C

cheat GFI LiopSaddle 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/BetterLiopleurodon/PrimalItemArmor_LiopSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_LiopSaddle'
Lymantria (Moth)
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Passively generates Silk in its inventory at a rate of 1 every 3 minutes, up to max of 100.
  • Gas Bomb moved to Right Click attack.
  • Left click is now a melee attack, dealing 12 base damage and can harvest bushes for berries.
  • Poops 'Lymantria Spores' a high fertilizer content poop which cannot be used to make regular compost. Can also be used from your inventory as a Re-Fertilizer.
  • Can strafe when flying and walk backwards.
  • Will receive up to 20% Speed and Stamina increase from imprinting.
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.
  • Can be converted into speed levelable versions using the AllowFlyerSpeed=True Ini option. See the BD Speed Flyers section for more info.


PreventBetterMoth=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Lymantria from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventMothMelee=False
Setting to True will prevent the Lymantria from having its left click melee attack

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Moth/Moth_Character_BP.Moth_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150


Aberrant Lymantria:


This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Has all the same attributes as the normal KBD Lymantria.
  • Will only spawn naturally on Aberration if Additional Aberrant Dinos is installed and KBD is above it in the load order as it remaps the Aberrant Lymantria introduced by that mod, or with a 10% chance of replacing KBD Lymantrias on any map if using the RandomAberrants=True or RandomAberrantsBDOnly=True .Ini options
  • Will only have the correct Aberrant Materials and be able to lay fertilised eggs if AAD is also installed, otherwise will appear as just a regular Lymantria.
  • Tamed Aberrant Lymantrias can be manually converted between the KBD and AAD versions at will.

Spawn Codes:

Moth_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Moth/ABMoth/Moth_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD.Moth_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD'" 500 0 0 150
Mammoth
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Left Click tusk attack no longer stops movement and is once more the Mammoths primary wood harvesting attack. This attack will no longer gather berries. If harvesting whilst moving then you will gather mostly thatch. If stationary when harvesting will gather wood using the beavers damage type.
  • Space Bar stomp attack can still be used to harvest berries, but will not harvest wood.
  • Able to craft all vanilla wooden structures in its inventory at 1.5x crafting speed.
  • Capable of using a Mammoth Platform Saddle, can not be carried by raft or platform saddle, or carried by a Quetz or similar if it is equipped with a platform saddle itself.
  • Doubled base stamina, increased base weight, and reduced stamina usage of all attacks by 50%
  • Decreased speed gained on taming from 100% to 35%. Increased base speed and lowered rotation rates. This does mean that the Better Mammoth is slower all told than the vanilla mammoth, however these speeds work much better with the new walking and running animations, and better fit the dossier description.


PreventBetterMammoth=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Mammoth from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventMammothBeaverDamage=False
Setting to True will keep the Mammoth with its regular damage type instead of enhanced wood gathering
PreventMammothEngrams=False
Setting to True will prevent the crafting of Wooden Structures in the Mammoths inventory
PreventPlatformsInBossArena=False
Set to true to prevent the BD Mammoth, Trike and Karkinos from entering Boss Arenas if they are equipped with platform saddles. Note that this is achieved by increasing the drag weight of these creatures to 565 whilst the platform saddle is equipped

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Mammoth/Mammoth_Character_BP.Mammoth_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

Base Stats:


Health
850
Stamina
660
Oxygen
150
Food
5000
Weight
650


Mammoth Platform Saddle:


Available at level 62 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

EngramEntry_Saddle_MammothPlatform_C

cheat GFI MammothPlatform 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Mammoth/PlatformSaddle/PrimalItemArmor_MammothPlatformSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_MammothPlatformSaddle'
Managarmr
This creature is Buffed

  • Will not be targeted by small creatures such as raptors etc.
  • Increased range of breath attack by approx 50%
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.


PreventManaExtraBreathRange=False
Setting to True will prevent the Managarmrs breath attack range increase
Manta
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • KO tame rather than passive, prefers 'Regular' kibble.
  • Will flee when taking damage rather than relentlessly attack.
  • Better survivability when out of water.
  • Longer leap out of water.
  • Mantas now able to be transported (not tamed by) via Fish Basket.
  • Lowered damage on land interval and lowered out of water depth.


PreventBetterManta=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Manta from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventMantaKOTame=False
Setting to True will prevent the Manta from being a KO tame and revert it instead back to being an annoying passive tame

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Manta/Manta_Character_BP.Manta_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Manta/Manta_Character_BP_Aberrant.Manta_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Mantis
This creature is Buffed

  • Can be tamed using 'Exceptional Kibble' in addition to Deathworm Horns with the same amount/effectiveness.
  • Now has a regular jump as well as the long pounce jump.
  • Gains a 50% weight reduction for ALL resources.


PreventBetterMantis=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Mantis from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventMantisWeightReduction=False
Setting to True will prevent the Mantis from receiving its 50% weight reduction on resources
Megalania
This creature is Buffed

  • Has increased tamed running speed and rotation rates.
  • Will not lose Stamina when climbing.
  • Increased Claw Attack base damage to 25 and added it to the C attack key.
  • Drag Weight set to 130 and Mass set to 200.
  • Given Carnivores_Medium tag meaning that wild Megalanias will actually be able to hurt other wild dinos they attack when wild and spawned outside of caves, and will only target herbivores instead of, well, everything. Will also target corpses.
  • Removed Mega Rabies from all attacks, instead Megalania bite attacks now have the following effects:

    • 20x damage inflicted as torpor over 20 seconds (at 100% melee bite will inflict 100 torpidity over twenty seconds, compared to Scorpion which at 100% melee will inflict 90 over the same period and require two timed attacks to do so)
    • 2x damage inflicted as stamina drain over 20 seconds.

  • Further attacks will prolong the effects by a further 20 seconds, as long as you can see the red particle effect signifying that the dino is 'Rabid' then torpor will still be rising. Dinos who cannot become torpid will not gain the particle effect.


PreventBetterMeglania=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
Megaloceros (Deer)
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Male attack inflicts bleed against all targets, not just players.
  • Bleed does a flat 1% per second drain of Health, Stamina, Oxygen and Food.
  • Lasts for 5 seconds but repeated attacks will extend the buff time.
  • Female Deer now have Reindeer style antlers to cover up the ugly weird indents on their heads.
  • Both genders can now gather berries with a right click attack.
  • Female Deer are able to be Milked every 30 minutes via an option on the radial menu for between 1 and 3 'Mammal Milk'. See the New Consumables section for more information on Mammal Milk and other consumables added by KBD.
  • Removed Idle 'Moo' sound completely.
  • Changed Poop size to small.
  • Wild Male Deer will attack back when aggro'd, females will still flee.

    PreventBetterDeer=False
    Setting to True will prevent the Better Megaloceros from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
    AllowFemaleDeerAttack=False
    Setting to True will allow female Megaloceros to attack with the same Left Click attack as males
    VanillaDeerAttack=False
    Setting to True will make the Megaloceros use its vanilla attack rather than the KBD one with the new bleed
    PreventDeerMilk=False
    Setting to True will prevent female Megaloceros from being milked
    PreventWildDeerAggro=False
    Setting to True will prevent male Megaloceros from attacking back when wild
    DeerMilkInterval=1800
    Amount of seconds between Mammal Milk harvesting of tamed female Megaloceros, the default of 1800 equals 30 minutes

    Spawn Codes:

    cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Deer/Stag_Character_BP.Stag_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150


    Aberrant Megaloceros:


    This creature is a Unique Named Remap

    • Has all the same attributes as the normal KBD Megaloceros.
    • Will only spawn naturally on Aberration if Additional Aberrant Dinos is installed and KBD is above it in the load order as it remaps the Aberrant Megaloceros introduced by that mod, or with a 10% chance of replacing KBD Megaloceros on any map if using the RandomAberrants=True or RandomAberrantsBDOnly=True .Ini options
    • Will only have the correct Aberrant Materials if AAD is also installed, otherwise will appear as just a regular Megaloceros.
    • Tamed Aberrant Megaloceros can be manually converted between the KBD and AAD versions at will.

    Spawn Codes:

    Stag_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD_C

    cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Deer/ABDeer/Stag_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD.Stag_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD'" 500 0 0 150
Megalodon
This creature is Buffed

  • Base damage increased to 45 and improved attack range.
  • Now drop Tough Hide and can have Prime Fish Meat harvested from them by any tool or carnivore.


PreventBetterMegalodon=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventMegalodonBleed=False
Setting to True will prevent the Megalodon from inflicting Bleed as introduced in TLC 3
Megalosaurus
This creature is Buffed

  • AI grab attacks made an AI special attack meaning that unless enabled the Megalo will always attempt to bite its prey.
  • Vastly reduced effects of daytime debuff, vastly increased maximum sleep debt and threshold that the nasty over tired debuff kicks in.
  • Vastly reduced rate of sleep debt gain and slightly reduced rate of sleep debt regain.
  • Now has Night Vision, holding X (Prone) when riding the Megalo will enable night vision (this is the same as the Snow Owls 'Predator Vision' visual effect). X must be held down to keep the effect, this is not a toggle.
  • Reduced drag weight to be able to be carried by Quetzals again.
  • Will not draw aggro from some smaller wild carnivores such as Raptors, Terrorbirds, Troodons, Compies, Sabers, Thorny Dragons or Megalania.


PreventBetterMegalo=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventMegaloNightVision=False
Setting to True will prevent the Megalo from using its night vision ability
PreventMegaloNoAIGrab=False
Setting to True will prevent the Megalos grab attack from being made into and AI special attack and therefore able to be disabled
PreventMegaloDaytimeChanges=False
Setting to True will prevent the changes to the Megalos sleep debt mechanics
Meganeura (Dragonfly)
This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Doubled in size.
  • Able to be tamed and transported via Fish Baskets. High level cave spawned Dragonflies are unable to be tamed.
  • Tamed dragonflies will receive a gang bonus of up to +8.
  • Able to be carried but not if you are wearing a Glider Suit or Tek Shirt.
  • When carrying a tamed Dragonfly you will receive a big boost to jump height and distance and reduced gravity and fall damage.
  • Breedable by default.
  • If also playing with No Untameables installed you can manually convert tamed Dragonflies between the NU and KBD versions at will.


PreventBetterDragonfly=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Meganeura from spawning and destroy all existing tamed ones
PreventDragonflyBreeding=False
Setting to True will prevent the Meganeura from being able to breed

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Fish/BDDragonfly_Character_BP.BDDragonfly_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Fish/BDDragonfly_Character_BP_Aberrant.BDDragonfly_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Megatherium
This creature is Buffed

  • Altered purely to keep the Bug Killer Buff when killing the remapped Spiders and Scorpions from this mod.
Mek
This creature is Buffed

  • Take reduced damage from Melee attacks.
  • Immune to, and gives rider immunity to a host of debuffs including Radiation damage.
  • Provides rider with 1500 hyper and hypo thermal insulation.
  • Sword attack stamina consumption halved and removed annoying camera shake entirely from sword attack.
  • Hover height and velocity increased.
  • Heat accrued from hovering and using pistol significantly reduced.
  • Fuel burnt by using pistol reduced.
  • Increased Step Height.
  • Meks now do not draw aggro from many creatures to prevent the stupidity of 80 foot robots being attacked by very small dinos. Note that they will still draw aggro from all Corrupted creatures as they are brainless and dumb.
  • Now uses the better and unused running animations.
  • Can disable harvesting via the Radial Menu.


PreventBetterMek=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
Microraptor
This creature is Buffed

  • Wild Microrapotors have their Max AI Height Difference reduced from 325 to 160.
  • This means that wild Microraptors will not attempt to perform their stun attack if a rider is on a smaller dino than they previously would. Eg, you should be safe on a Parasaur or bigger, whereas before it was bigger than a Carno to be safe.
  • Micros who have the high ground may still be able to lauch themselves.
  • It will revert to 325 after the Micro is tamed so PvP with Micros is unaffected.
Morellatops
This creature is Buffed

  • Head attack will no longer stop movement.
  • Stomp attack damage increased to 38.
  • Maximum Water amount increased to 1000.
  • If placed near to Crop Plots will add water to them from its own reservoir at the rate of 5 water approx. every ten seconds (Note that this will not happen if the Morella is in stasis)
  • Now immune to the effects of Sandstorms.

PreventBetterMorellatops=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
Mosasaur
This creature is Buffed

  • Now has the Huge Water Dino buff, which means that no other creatures will aggro on it with the exception of wild Mosasaurs, Tusoteuthis, Liopleurodons, and Plesiosaurs.
  • Now able to pitch up and down for more fluid movement through the water.
  • Now immune to Jellyfish and Eels stun attacks.


PreventMosaNoPitch=False
Setting to True will prevent the Mosa from being able to pitch up and down
PreventMosaNoTarget=False
Setting to True will make the Mosa targeted by all wild creatures again
Tek Mosasaur
This is a Unique Creature

  • Tek Mosa spawns with a 2.5% chance of replacing any regular Mosa. Does not spawn on Genesis 1.
  • Tek Mosa has all the same features as both vanilla and KBD Tek Dinos, as well as all the KBD Mosa abilities. Any .Ini configs used for either Tek Dinos or the Mosa will also naturally effect the Tek Mosa.
  • Uses the unused Tek Mosa model which is otherwise only available as a costume.
  • Tek Mosa will not spawn if you have any mod that remaps regular Mosas.
  • Has the KBD Tek Dinos buff meaning that it has a 2% damage and resistance increase. This can be toggled on and off in the radial menu.


PreventBetterTekDinos=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Tek Buff from being added to all Tek Dinos. It will not stop any Tek dinos from spawning. Use the appropriate Game.Ini NPC Replacements lines if you wish to do that

Spawn Codes:

BionicMosa_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Mosa/BionicMosa_Character_BP.BionicMosa_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150
Moschops
  • Whilst not directly affected by KBD, it should be noted that the Moschops is able to harvest Raw Prime Fish meat from the KBD Salmon, unlike the vanilla.
Oviraptor
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Does not require wandering to provide egg boost.
  • Egg boost can be toggled on and off in radial menu (turned on by default).
  • Increased egg boost range to 3000.
  • Can be set to gather dropped eggs (range is the same as egg boost) via radial menu. Regular Eggs and Fertilized Eggs can be toggled individually. Setting the Oviraptor to gather Regular Eggs will also see it collect pooped Bio-Oil from KBD Tek Dinos.
  • When gathering eggs the Oviraptor will spawn a nest to place them in at its feet:
    • Oviraptor Nest has 50 slots.
    • Can only hold eggs and Bio-Oil, and only the Oviraptor can place items into the nest.
    • Nests cannot be damaged, however unless the Oviraptor who spawned the nest is in very close proximity (within a foundation or so) to the nest it will destroy itself on un-stasis and its contents will be lost.
    • Nests can be locked, and destroyed by the owning player or tribemates.
  • Now gets taming affinity according to the class of eggs rather than specific eggs (in most cases) preference is in order of size:

    Wyvern/Drake/Magmasaur/Yuty
    Extra Large + Deinonychus
    Large
    Medium
    Small
    Extra Small

    For the purposes of taming Hesperornis Golden, Aquatic, and Insectoid eggs count as Extra Small


PreventBetterOviraptor=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Oviraptor from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventOviraptorEggCollection=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Oviraptor from being able to collect any eggs
PreventOviFertilizedEggColl=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Oviraptor from being able to collect Fertilized eggs, but will still be able to gather regular eggs
OviNestMaxSlots=50
Use to change the amount of slots that Oviraptor Nests have.

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Oviraptor/Oviraptor_Character_BP.Oviraptor_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150


Aberrant Oviraptor:


This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Has all the same attributes as the normal KBD Oviraptor.
  • Will only spawn naturally on Aberration if Additional Aberrant Dinos is installed and KBD is above it in the load order as it remaps the Aberrant Oviraptor introduced by that mod, or with a 10% chance of replacing KBD Oviraptors on any map if using the RandomAberrants=True or RandomAberrantsBDOnly=True .Ini options
  • Will only have the correct Aberrant Materials if AAD is also installed, otherwise will appear as just a regular Oviraptor.
  • Tamed Aberrant Oviraptors can be manually converted between the KBD and AAD versions at will.


Spawn Codes:

Oviraptor_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Oviraptor/Oviraptor_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD.Oviraptor_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD'" 500 0 0 150
Ovis (Sheep)
This creature is Buffed

  • Now able to harvest bushes.
  • Female Ovis are able to be Milked every 30 minutes via an option on the radial menu for between 1 and 3 'Mammal Milk'. See the New Consumables section for more information on Mammal Milk and other consumables added by KBD.


PreventSheepMilk=False
Setting to True will prevent female Ovis from being milked
SheepMilkInterval=1800
Amount of seconds between Mammal Milk harvesting of tamed female Ovis, the default of 1800 equals 30 minutes
AllowUnNerfedSheepHarvest=False
Setting to true will revert the Mutton harvesting nerf to Ovis back to its original amounts
Pachycephalosaurus
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Increased size, speed and improved stats from the vanilla.
  • Capable of a short Trike style charge by holding down Right Mouse Button.
  • Charge attack damage and instant torpor scales with melee damage.
  • Can harvest from bushes and rocks with Left Click.
  • Not very good at harvesting Stone, Flint or Metal, but very good at harvesting Crystal, Obsidian, and Element Dust. Charging through rocks etc. will increase the amount gathered.
  • Hugely increased spawn numbers as they will now spawn wherever Trikes can spawn, both to increase the numbers of Pachys and decrease the numbers of Trikes.
  • Saddle engram has been remapped to reflect the Pachys new improved station and is now available from level 16.


PreventBetterPachy=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Pachy from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Pachy/Pachy_Character_BP.Pachy_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

Base Stats:


Health
250
Stamina
150
Oxygen
160
Food
2000
Weight
200
Damage
19


Pachy Saddle:

The engram for the Pachy saddle has been remapped and the required engram level has been increased to level 16. Learning the engram will unlock the vanilla Pachy saddle, if you wish to change the required level or any other requirements of the Pachy saddle via .Ini changes, you should use the following engram name:

EngramEntry_Saddle_PachyBD
Pachyrhinosaurus
This creature is a Same Named Remap. R-Pachyrhino is a Unique Creature

  • Has increased gathering for Wood (Uses the mammoths old damage type) and a 20% weight reduction for wood.
  • Now spawns by default on Scorched Earth.
  • Added unique R-Pachyrhinosaurus that will spawn naturally on Genesis 2 in the Rockwell Ring in place of regular Pachyrhino's. R-Pachyrhino skin kindly supplied courtesy of GameVideosForLife and UpFromTheDepths. If the Better Pachyrhino is prevented, then a vanilla version will still spawn so you won't miss out on this beautiful new skin.
  • Now has a lower level single seater saddle available from level 21 making it a more viable early game tame.
  • Now has 4 additional new pheramone effects. These can be selected through the radial menu and assigned to either the Right Click or C attack.

    • XP Booster; causes all own tribe dinos within range to receive a 2x XP boost, lasts for the duration of the Pachyrhinos Oxygen Stat divided by 3 with a maximum duration of 600 seconds. Does not effect Pachyrhinos themselves.

    • Fortitude; Will reduce food and water drain of tribes players and dinos to 25%, provides 100 Hyper/Hypothermal insulation, helps with a little bit of Torpor reduction, lasts for Oxygen Stat divided by 3, maximum duration of 600 seconds.

    • Food Drain; Doubles the food drain of ALL players and dinos within range. Lasts for Oxygen stat divided by 3, maximum duration of 900 seconds. I repeat, affects all dinos in range (except for Pachyrhinos themselves) whether wild or tamed, conscious or unconscious...

    • Adrenaline; Also Affects ALL players and Dinos in range except Pachyrhinos, Increases speed by 50%, reduces torpor at a rate of -10 per second, lasts for Oxygen Stat divided by 5, maximum duration of 300 seconds.


PreventBetterPachyrhino=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Pachyrhino from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Pachyrhino/Pachyrhino_Character_BP.Pachyrhino_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

Pachyrhino_Character_BP_Rockwell

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Pachyrhino/ABPachy/Pachyrhino_Character_BP_Rockwell.Pachyrhino_Character_BP_Rockwell'" 500 0 0 150

Pachyrhino_Character_BP_Rockwell_Vanilla

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Pachyrhino/ABPachy/Pachyrhino_Character_BP_Rockwell_Vanilla.Pachyrhino_Character_BP_Rockwell_Vanilla'" 500 0 0 150

Aberrant Pachyrhinosaurus:


This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Has all the same attributes as the normal KBD Pachyrhino
  • Will only spawn naturally on Aberration if Additional Aberrant Dinos is installed and KBD is above it in the load order as it remaps the Aberrant Pachyrhino introduced by that mod, or with a 10% chance of replacing KBD Pachyrhinos on any map if using the RandomAberrants=True or RandomAberrantsBDOnly=True .Ini options
  • Will only have the correct Aberrant Materials if AAD is also installed, otherwise will appear as just a regular Pachyrhino.
  • Tamed Aberrant Pachyrhinos can be manually converted between the KBD and AAD versions at will.


Spawn Codes:

Pachyrhino_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Pachyrhino/AbPachy/Pachyrhino_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD.Pachyrhino_Character_BP_Aberrant_BD'" 500 0 0 150


Pachyrhino Single Seater Saddle:

Available at level 21 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

EngramEntry_Saddle_Pachyrhino1Seater_C

cheat GFI Pachyrhino1Seater 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Pachyrhino/Saddle/PrimalItemArmor_PachyrhinoSaddle1Seater.PrimalItemArmor_PachyrhinoSaddle1Seater'
Pegomastax
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Reduced aggro range and will only aggro on players on foot and ignore mounted players and tamed dinos (unless attacked).
  • Pegos are unable to steal Cryopods and will not consume stolen kibble (note that this does mean that they are now unable to be tamed with kibble since the kibble rework. They can however be tamed by using Sugar Candies with the same effectiveness as the vanilla Pego has for Simple Kibble.)
  • Will suffer hilarious effects if stealing explosive or tranquilizing objects from players inventory when wild.
  • When tamed and wandering will have a chance of finding rare or useful items or resources as they harvest bushes. The Loot that Pegos can discover whilst on wander includes: Metal Pick, Metal Hatchet, Fabricated Pistol, Simple Pistol, Grenade, Simple Bullets, Simple Rifle Ammo, Torch, Magnifying Glass, Spyglass, Bola, Slingshot, Climbing Pick, Boomerangs and Scissors. Any of these items can be excluded from the gathering list via Ini.


PreventBetterPego=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Pego from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventPegoHarvestLoot=False
Setting to True will prevent the Pegomastax from finding equipment in bushes when wander harvesting
PegoLootBlacklist=
This is left blank by default. See below for the available options and how to use the blacklist

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Pego/Pegomastax_Character_BP.Pegomastax_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150


Pegomastax Blacklist Entries:

PegoLootBlacklist=MetalPick,Hatchet,Pistol,Grenade,SimpleBullet,RifleBullet,Torch,MagnifyingGlass,Spyglass,Bola,Gun,Slingshot,ClimbPick,Boomerang,Scissors

Only use the names that you wish to prevent the Pegos from finding when wander harvesting, making sure to separate each entry with a comma as demonstrated above.
Pelagornis
This creature is Buffed

  • Has an extended spoil timer of x6 for filled Fish Baskets to make transportation of captured creatures easier.
  • Able to walk backwards.
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.
  • Can be converted into speed levelable versions using the AllowFlyerSpeed=True Ini option. See the BD Speed Flyers section for more info
Phiomia
This creature is Buffed

  • Able to harvest bushes. Will not gather seeds but will gather Fiber, has a higher chance of gathering Stimberries and Narcoberries than other types of berries, also has a small chance of finding Savoroot, Rockarrots, or Rare Mushrooms from any bushes.
  • Can auto harvest bushes when on wander.
  • Can now be harvested for 'Raw High Protein Meat' instead of regular Raw Meat. See the New Consumables section for more information on Raw High Protein Meat and other consumables added by KBD.
  • Can be slaughtered in the same manner as Ovis (hold a weapon and select 'Slaughter' from the radial menu)
  • Harvest quantities now scale with the Phiomias health in the same way as Sheep, ie. the higher the health the Phiomia has the more High Protein Meat and Hide can be harvested from its corpse.
  • Female Phiomia are able to be Milked every 45 minutes via an option on the radial menu for 1 'Mammal Milk'. See the New Consumables section for more information on Mammal Milk, High Protein Meat and other consumables added by KBD.


PreventBetterPhiomia=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventSwineFlesh=False
Setting to True will prevent both Phiomias and Daeodons from being harvested for Raw High Protein Meat (Swine Flesh was the old name for this item)
PreventPhiomiaMilk=False
Setting to True will prevent female Phiomias from being milked
PreventPhiomiaHarvestVeggies=False
Setting to True will prevent the Phiomia from being able to gather Savoroots and Rockarrots when harvesting bushes
PhiomiaMilkInterval=2700
Amount of seconds between Mammal Milk harvesting of tamed female Phiomias, the default of 2700 equals 45 minutes
Piranha
This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Will now be properly tamed when being captured in a fish basket meaning that they can gain experience and be levelled and will be able to eat from tribe troughs. Note that after the first capture and release, you will then need to capture and release them a second time using another fish basket, Cryopod, Soul Ball or similar to get them properly tamed and able to gain XP etc.
  • Piranhas will now not target anything unprovoked unless it is 1) Under 50% health, or 2) Has either a bleeding buff or other base disease buff such as Swamp Fever, Mega Rabies, or Troodon Poison.
  • Piranhas will now do 50% more damage against targets which have one of the above mentioned buffs
  • Reduced base damage from 22 to 17 to compensate for mate boost. Decreased attack rate from 0.15 to 1.0
  • Piranhas now have a gang bonus of up to +8. Will only gain extra damage from the gang buff at 2% per member
  • Piranhas are now breedable. (Underwater eggs)
  • Tamed Piranhas can be converted back to vanilla at any point, however you will not be able to convert them back to the KBD version as vanilla Piranhas are unable to be buffed and cannot receive the required conversion buff


PreventBetterPiranha=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Piranha from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla, already tamed ones will be destroyed
PreventPiranhaMating=False
Setting to True will prevent the Piranha from being able to breed

Spawn Codes:

BDPiranha_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Fish/BDPiranha_Character_BP.BDPiranha_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

BDPiranha_Character_BP_Aberrant_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Fish/BDPiranha_Character_BP_Aberrant.BDPiranha_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Plesiosaur
This creature is Buffed

  • Now has the Huge Water Dino buff, which means that no other creatures will aggro on it with the exception of wild Mosasaurs, Tusoteuthis, Liopleurodons and Plesiosaurs.
  • Now able to pitch up and down for more fluid movement through the water.
  • Now immune to Jellyfish and Eels stun attacks.
  • Possibly more changes to the Plesi coming soon.


PreventPlesiNoPitch=False
Setting to True will prevent the Plesi from being able to pitch up and down
PreventPlesiNoTarget=False
Setting to True will make the Plesi targeted by all wild creatures again
Procoptodon
This creature is Buffed

  • Dropped drag weight to be able to be bola'd/carried by Argents again.
Pteranodon
This creature is Buffed

  • Able to walk backwards.
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.
  • Can be converted into speed levelable versions using the AllowFlyerSpeed=True Ini option. See the BD Speed Flyers section for more info
Pulmonoscorpius
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Added a right click grab attack which can pick up very small creatures (or players) for transport or stinging. Wild Scorpions will not use this attack at all and tamed AI will only use it against targets that it is capable of carrying.
  • Will passively create 'Scorpion Venom' in its inventory, 1 every 5 minutes up to a max of 100, this can be used in place of Narcotics and is an ingredient for the Cthulhu's Blood item. See the New Consumables section for more information on Cthulu's Blood and other consumables added by KBD.
  • Overall spoiling multiplier of Scorpions inventory reduced from 4x to 2x (meaning that all consumables will spoil quicker than a regular dinos inventory, but will still last twice as long as in a players inventory)
  • Raw Meat, Cooked Meat and Mammal Milk (obtained by milking the KBD Megaloceros, Ovis, or Phiomia) spoils rapidly when held by Scorp making it an effective tame for rapidly spoiling meat.
  • Conversely, the Scorpion now has an increased 8x spoil timer for Spoiled Meat, Nameless Venom (and by extension Cthulhus Blood) Spoiled Milk and its own Scorpion Venom.
  • Doubled walkable floor angle and step height giving a significant increase to the Scorpions mobility.
  • Removed some collision from the legs and allowed players to stand on the back of scorpions to reduce the amount that you get stuck on the Scorpions model.
  • Increased base weight stat from 200 to 400


PreventBetterScorp=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Scorpion from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventScorpVenom=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Scorpion from passively producing Scorpion Venom

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Scorp/Scorpion_Character_BP.Scorpion_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Scorp/Scorpion_Character_BP_Aberrant.Scorpion_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Purlovia
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Now rideable and able to be equipped with a saddle
  • Immune to a variety of stunning, slowing, dismounting and blinding debuffs, including: Purlovia, Baryonyx, Jellyfish, Eel, Rex Roar, Voidwyrm, Shadowmane, Bee, Microraptor, Dilo Spit, Spider Webs, Plant Species X, and Diplo tail swipe. Note that you will still take damage from these attacks, you will just be immune to the stunning etc. effects. This immunity does *not* include bolas, web bolas, net guns, Enforcer slow, or any frozen debuffs (ie. Ice Wyvern, Mana, or Owl)
  • Rider now cannot be dismounted and is now also immune to stunned debuffs.
  • Also immune to wild Yutyrannus Fear roars. Tamed Yutyrannus will still be able to fear roar Purlovias to force them to unbury.
  • Can now bury whilst ridden by clicking RMB. Rider will slowly lose oxygen whilst buried unless equipped with a scuba tank. Unable to move whilst buried.
  • Ridden Purlovia can unbury by either clicking RMB to emerge biting, Spacebar to emerge with a small non damaging jump, or click LMB to emerge with a mighty stun causing leap. Your crosshair will appear when buried and able to use this attack to assist in targeting the LMB leap.
  • Drag weight reduced to 120 to be able to be picked up by Argents.
  • Reduced damage received from Bees, Dragonflies, Ants, and Dimorphs.


PreventBetterPurlovia=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Purlovia from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Purlovia/Purlovia_Character_BP.Purlovia_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Purlovia/Purlovia_Character_BP_Aberrant.Purlovia_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150


Purlovia Saddle:

Available at level 43 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

EngramEntry_Saddle_Purlovia_C

cheat GFI PurloviaSaddle 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Purlovia/Saddle/PrimalItemArmor_PurloviaSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_PurloviaSaddle'
Quetzalcoatlus
This creature is Buffed

  • Increased base flying speed by 50% and reduced movement stamina usage by 25%.
  • Now does double damage against small creatures under 100 drag weight, conversely though it does half damage against larger creatures.
  • Now able to pitch up and down for more fluid flying.
  • Changed targeting team to Herbivores_Medium and therefore will not be targeted by small carnivores such as Dilos.
  • Quetzals that are not equipped with platform saddles will now use their unused upright walking animations. When equipped with a platform will revert back to the hunched over stance.
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.
  • Can be converted into speed levelable versions using the AllowFlyerSpeed=True .Ini option. See the BD Speed Flyers section for more info.
  • KBD Abilities are able to be toggled on and off using the radial menu under Options.


PreventBetterQuetz=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventQuetzChangedAttack=False
Setting to True will prevent the Quetzals damage type being changed to the more damage against small creatures/less against larger
PreventQuetzNoPitch=False
Setting to True will prevent the Quetz from being able to pitch up and down
Raptor
This creature is Buffed

  • Prevented all wild Raptors from being able to Pounce, including Corrupted and Mission.
  • Added .Ini option to re-enable all wild Raptors ability to pounce for the masochists amongst you. Note that the pounce is still bugged, I won't be making any efforts to fix it and so therefore this should be used at your own risk.
  • Increased jump height by 50% and added an equal amount of forwards velocity to jump.
  • Increased Running Speed Modifier from 2.3 to 3.5.
  • Decreased Untamed Running Speed Modifier from 0.9 to 0.7. Wild Raptors will still be faster than before, but not nearly as fast as tamed.
  • Fixed the janky animation issue that would cause Raptors to be slowed if attacking when walking or running. Replaced the moving attack animation to be one that does not cause hideous distortions of the arms as it attempts to claw its own throat out. This animation is slightly slower than the vanilla but I feel that's a fair trade.

PreventBetterRaptor=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
AllowRaptorWildPounce=False
Setting to True will allow all wild Raptors to use their pounce attacks again
AllowMissionRaptorPounce=False
Setting to True will allow only Mission Raptors to use their pounce attacks again
AllowCorruptedRaptorPounce=False
Setting to True will allow only Corrupted Raptors to use their pounce attacks again
Reapers
This creature is Buffed

  • Now immune to the Yuty fear roar.
  • Now do not take fall damage.
  • 'Acid Blood': Reapers now inflict an acid blood debuff on nearby enemies whilst they have any sort of bleeding debuff causing -15 Health and -5 stamina per second. This effects both tames and riders, but does not effect mounted shoulder pets. This is nasty, do not make Reapers bleed all over you!

    PreventReaperAcidBlood=False
    Setting to True will prevent Reapers causing damage to nearby enemies when they receive a bleed type debuff
Reindeer
This is a Unique Creature

  • The KBD special Christmas event dino!
  • Will spawn only whilst the Winter Wonderland event is active, and has a random chance of spawning in place of any KBD Megaloceros or Aberrant Megaloceros.
  • Able to leap great heights and hang in the air by holding space.
  • Activate the Reindeers glowing red nose via the radial menu to help identify nearby max level wild dinos (these dinos will be given a sparkly buff to help spot them)
  • Female Reindeer can be milked for Egg Nog, a special warming festive drink, whilst the Winter Wonderland event is active, they will give Mammal Milk the rest of the year.
  • Reindeer Poop during the Winter Wonderland event is a special thing indeed, pick it up and you may receive a special treat!

    PreventReindeerGiftPoop=False
    Setting to True will prevent Reindeer from pooping gifts over the Xmas period, you Scrooge you
    PreventReindeerMaxDinoNose=False
    Setting to True will prevent Reindeer nose glow from helping identify max level dinos

    Spawn Codes:

    ReindeerBD_Character_BP_C

    cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Deer/Reindeer/ReindeerBD_Character_BP.ReindeerBD_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150
Rex
This creature is Buffed

  • Can now roar while moving.
  • Can now wade in water up to its chest before being forced to swim.
  • Increased wild sprint speed by 50% to make wild Rex's less lumbering slow coaches.
  • Now uses Jurassic Park Rex roar sounds (supplied courtesy of UpFromTheDepths.)
  • Now drop 'Tough Hide' instead of regular hide which can be used to craft Valyrian Reins.

PreventBetterRex=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventJPRexRoars=False
Setting to True will prevent the use of the JP Rex roar and will keep the vanilla instead
PreventToughHide=False
Set to true to prevent any creatures from dropping Tough Hide.
Rock Drake
This creature is Buffed

  • Now have an improved harvest component that drops much more meat.
  • Have a chance to drop a set of Valyrian Reins when killed.
  • Now drop 'Tough Hide' instead of regular hide which can be used to craft Valyrian Reins.
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.
  • Can be converted into speed levelable versions using the AllowFlyerSpeed=True .Ini option. See the BD Speed Flyers section for more info.

PreventRockDrakeMating=False
Setting to True will prevent Rock Drakes from being able to breed
PreventWildReins=False
Set to true to prevent all types of Wyverns, Drakes and X-Argents from dropping Valyrian Reins or the Zombie Wyvern costume
PreventToughHide=False
Set to true to prevent any creatures from dropping Tough Hide.
Rock Golem
This creature is Buffed

  • Now has a 75% Weight Reduction on Stone, Metal, Crystal, Obsidian, Sand, Flint, all Gems and Crystallized Saps, Salt and Sulfur.
  • Spin Attack (C Key) now uses custom damage type and is therefore able to harvest Metal, Flint, Salt, Sulfur, Obsidian, Crystal, Condensed Gas, Element Ore and Element Shards (On Genesis, not on Extinction vs Element Veins).
  • Spin Attack now has a double melee hit and will strike twice when used.
  • Doeds and Anky's now do full damage against all types of Rock Golems.
  • Halved Running Stamina consumption.
  • Immune to all bleed type debuffs and Crystal Wyvern breath attacks in addition to the regular immunity to Lightning, Fire, and Poison Wyvern breath attacks.
  • Please note that currently I am currently not supporting either the Genesis or Valguero Ice Golems as WC done goofed with them and they're causing me more issues than they're worth. When (if) they get fixed I will happily provide betterment to them.

PreventBetterGolem=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
Roll Rat
This creature is Buffed

  • Improved rotation rates and acceleration.
  • Will wander harvest all sources of wood.
  • Roll Rat Starter Saddle now available.

PreventBetterRollRat=False
Setting to True will prevent the improved Rotation Rates, will not remove the buff entirely as it's needed for passenger seat improvements

Roll Rat Starter Saddle:

Available from level 33 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench. This is a much cheaper and lower level Roll Rat saddle to enable use of the creature much earlier. It does not have the armoured canopy and you will not be able to roll while using this saddle, in fact trying to will see the Rat eject you from the seat. Can seat a rider and 2 passengers.

EngramEntry_RollratStarterSaddle_C

cheat GFI RollRatStarter 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/RollRat/PrimalItemArmor_RollRatStarterSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_RollRatStarterSaddle'
Sabretooth
This creature is Buffed

  • Doubled Jump Z height.
  • Left click now uses only bite animation which now does piercing damage, bypassing and shredding armour (uses Manta damage type)
  • Added Right click attack which uses the claw attack animation. This uses the original Saber damage type and gathers large amounts of Hide, increased damage of this attack to 34.
  • Added an aesthetic Roar to C Key.
  • Saber now does increased damage against Pack and Gang Dinos with its left click attack, gaining an extra 35% damage for each of the following traits the victim dino possesses:

    • Is Gang Dino (will have +1, +2 etc. above its head)
    • Is Pack Dino (Is a child of the pack dino base class, ie. can have a pack leader and pack bonus, eg. Allo, Direwolf, Raptor, Ravager etc.)
    • Has Pack Buff (ie. Direwolf or Raptors after the pack leader has activated the pack buffs)
    • Is Pack Leader (self explainatory)

  • These are additive, meaning that as an example, attacking a Direwolf pack leader will gain an additional 105% damage with the bite attack (35% for each of Gang Dino, Pack Dino, and Pack Leader)

PreventBetterSaber=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventSaberAntiPack=False
Setting to True will prevent the Saber from receiving its anti-pack damage boosts
SaberDamageBonusAmount=0.35
Defaults to 0.35, this sets the amount of bonus damage done by sabers vs. Pack/Gang Dinos for each bonus damage condition
Sabertooth Salmon
This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Will now be properly tamed when being captured in a fish basket meaning that they can gain experience and be levelled and will be able to eat from tribe troughs. Note that after the first capture and release, you will then need to capture and release them a second time using another fish basket, Cryopod, Soul Ball or similar to get them properly tamed and able to gain XP etc.
  • Salmon attacks will no longer decrease O2 from creatures that do not have an O2 stat
  • Can be slaughtered in the same manner as Ovis (must be holding a Sickle and select 'Slaughter' from the radial menu)
  • Can now be harvested for 'Raw High Protein Fish Meat' instead of regular Raw Fish Meat. See the New Consumables section for more information on Raw High Protein Fish Meat and other consumables added by KBD.
  • Harvest quantities now scale with the Salmons health in the same way as Sheep, ie. the higher the health the Salmon has the more High Protein Fish Meat can be harvested from its corpse.
  • Salmon can now actually be harvested by Moshops (and as a result also Megatheriums), Direbears, Megatheriums and Moschops can acquire Prime Fish from them.
  • Rare Lunar Salmon now have a proper Dino Icon and can spawn in random sizes from 1.0 - 3.0.
  • Now have their own unique colour set and use all available colour regions.
  • Salmon are now breedable. (Underwater eggs)
  • Tamed Salmon can be converted back to vanilla at any point, however you will not be able to convert them back to the KBD version as vanilla Salmon are unable to be buffed and cannot receive the required conversion buff.

PreventBetterSalmon=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Salmon from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla, already tamed ones will be destroyed
PreventSalmonMating=False
Setting to True will prevent the Salmon from being able to breed
PreventSalmonExtraHarvest=False
Setting to True will will prevent tamed Salmon harvesting scaling up with health. Recommended for high rate servers for whom mass high health salmon harvesting may cause extreme lag issues

Spawn Codes:

BDSalmon_Character_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Fish/BDSalmon_Character.BDSalmon_Character'" 500 0 0 150

BDSalmon_Character_Aberrant_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Fish/BDSalmon_Character_Aberrant.BDSalmon_Character_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150

BDSalmon_Character_Lunar_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Fish/BDSalmon_Character_Lunar.BDSalmon_Character_Lunar'" 500 0 0 150

BDSalmon_Character_Lunar_Rare_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Fish/BDSalmon_Character_Lunar_Rare.BDSalmon_Character_Lunar_Rare'" 500 0 0 150
Sarcosuchus
This creature is Buffed

  • Now drop 'Tough Hide' instead of regular hide which can be used to craft Valyrian Reins.

PreventToughHide=False
Set to true to prevent any creatures from dropping Tough Hide.
Snow Owl
This creature is Buffed

  • Able to walk backwards.
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.
  • Can be converted into speed levelable versions using the AllowFlyerSpeed=True Ini option. See the BD Speed Flyers section for more info
  • Has been give a correct targeting team and will only target players and tames when wild rather than mindlessly attacking and not doing damage to absolutely everything.
  • Now has a 10x spoil timer for all consumables in its inventory, including Wyvern Milk, Leech Blood, and Shocking Tranq Darts.
Spinosaurus
This creature is Buffed

  • Now given version of Huge Water Carnivore buff (not targeted by small aggressive fishy things and immune to Eel stun)
  • Increased swim speed by 50%
  • Increased swimming rotation rates by 25%
  • Can now pitch whilst swimming.
  • Now uses unused and superior swimming animation, as well as the original and faaaaaar superior quadrapedal running animation (happy bouncy puppy Spino > sad wiggly runny Spino. Fight me.)
  • Quadrapedal bite attack no longer stops movement in SP.
  • Wild Spinos now cannot drown (no more poor dead spinos floating in the middle of the Fertile Lake)
  • KBD Abilities are able to be toggled on and off using the radial menu under Options.

PreventBetterSpino=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventSpinoPitch=False
Setting to True will prevent the prevent the Spino from pitching whilst swimming
PreventSpinoNewAnims=False
Setting to True will prevent the Spino using the new swimming and running animation
PreventSpinoOldRun=False
Setting to True will prevent the Spino using the old running animation
PreventSpinoNewSwim=False
Setting to True will prevent the Spino using the new swimming animation
PreventSpinoNoTarget=False
Setting to True will make the Spino targeted by all wild creatures again
Stegosaurus
This creature is Buffed

  • Increased walking speed by 50%.
  • Increased running speed by 100%.
  • Improved rotation rates.
  • Now uses unused galloping animations.
  • Fixed left click attack animations meaning that Stegos deal much more consistent damage instead of some attacks failing to hit.
  • KBD Abilities are able to be toggled on and off using the radial menu under Options.

PreventBetterStego=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventStegoGallop=False
Setting to True will prevent the Stego from receiving the new improved running animation
Stygimoloch
This is a Unique Creature

  • New creature filling the hole left by the increase in station of the original Pachycephalosaurus.
  • For taming and stats, refer to the original Pachy.
  • Like the improved Pachy, the Stygi is capable of a short Trike style charge by holding down Right Mouse Button.
  • Charge attack damage and instant torpor scales with melee damage.
  • Can harvest from bushes with Left Click. Will also gather only thatch from trees with this attack.
  • Charge attack can charge can harvest large amounts of Flint and Thatch by charging through trees and rocks.
  • Charge attack causes 3x Torpor/Damage and inflicts the Trike charge stun buff.
  • Does a small amount of reflective damage to enemies that hit the Stygi's head.
  • Can be found in Jungles and Beaches, and the Aberrant version can be found in the Fertile Chamber on Aberration and Valguero.

Spawn Codes:

BDStygi_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Stygi/BDStygi_Character_BP.BDStygi_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

BDStygi_Character_BP_Aberrant_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Stygi/BDStygi_Character_BP_Aberrant.BDStygi_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150

Base Stats:

Health
165
Stamina
150
Oxygen
150
Food
1,200
Weight
150
Torpor
160
Damage LMB
10


Stygimoloch Saddle:


Available at level 12 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

EngramEntry_Saddle_Stygi_C

cheat GFI StygiSaddle 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Stygi/PrimalItemArmor_StygiSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_StygiSaddle'
Styracosaurus
This is a Unique Creature

  • New creature filling the hole left by the increase in station of the original Trike, as well as fulfilling new niches.
  • For taming times and food, refer to the original Trike.
  • Like the Trike, has a charge attack triggered by holding down and then releasing the RMB. This charge attack inflicts a debilitating impaling effect that causes a 3% over 10 seconds bleed, massive speed reduction, and a 25% reduction to the victims melee damage. This attack scales with the Styracs melee damage.
  • Styracs are intolerant of dinos who have been corrupted or overly changed, and will receive a rivalry buff in the presence of unaligned X-Dinos and Corrupted Dinos.
  • Deals 300% damage with all attacks against Corrupted dinos.
  • Negates Genesis 1 wild X-Dinos damage and resistance boosts, dealing full damage against them, and receiving regular damage from them.
  • Deals a small amount of reflective damage to enemies that hit the Styrac's head or frill.
  • Can be found in the Snow Biomes on The Island, Valguero, The Centre and Genesis. All over on Scorched Earth. Desert and Snow on Ragnarok and Extinction and the Aberrant version can be found in the Bio Lum Chamber on Aberration.

Spawn Codes:

BDStyrac_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Styracosaurus/BDStyrac_Character_BP.BDStyrac_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

BDStyrac_Character_BP_Aberrant_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Styracosaurus/BDStyrac_Character_BP_Aberrant.BDStyrac_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150

Base Stats:

Health
440
Stamina
180
Oxygen
175
Food
3,000
Weight
410
Torpor
275
Damage LMB
32


Styracosaurus Saddle:


Available at level 30 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

EngramEntry_Saddle_Styrac_C

cheat GFI StyracSaddle 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Styracosaurus/PrimalItemArmor_StyracSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_StyracSaddle'
Tapejara
This creature is Buffed

  • Able to walk backwards.
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.
  • Can be converted into speed levelable versions using the AllowFlyerSpeed=True Ini option. See the BD Speed Flyers section for more info
  • Able to pitch up and down while flying.

PreventTapejaraPitching=False
Setting to True will prevent the Tapejara from pitching up and down when flying
Titanoboa
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Come in randomised sizes (Maximum size of 2.0)
  • Now gendered and able to breed.
  • Increased base health to 250 and fixed an issue that shows Boas health incorrectly.
  • Removed frill from the model (can be restored to male Boas via .Ini option)
  • Now immune to torpor, in line with the dossier.
  • Killing wild Boas is now guaranteed to drop at least one venom.
  • Able to extract 2 venom every 60 minutes via an option on the radial menu. Doing so will cause a small amount of damage to your character as the Boa lashes out during the extraction.
  • Able to be placed into turret mode. Boas in turret mode have a new poison spitting ranged attack. This does a base 15 damage, with 3x damage/torpor inflicted over 10 seconds and causing Dilo Spit blindness.

PreventBetterBoa=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Titanoboa from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventBoaTurretMode=False
Setting to True will prevent the Boa from using turret mode and the new spit attack
PreventBoaGenders=False
Setting to True will prevent the Boa from gaining genders
PreventBoaNoFrills=False
Setting to True will return the frills to male Boas only
PreventBoaVenomHarvest=False
Setting to True will prevent the harvesting of Boa Venom from tamed Boas
PreventBoaRandomSizes=False
Setting to True will prevent Boas from gaining random sizes

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Boa/BoaFrill_Character_BP.BoaFrill_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Boa/BoaFrill_Character_BP_Aberrant.BoaFrill_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Triceratops
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Size increased by 30%
  • All stats increased by 50% from vanilla, this includes required Affinity for taming, as well as an additional boost to torpor.
  • Trikes are now Pack Dinos, and as such the Pack Leader will receive an additional damage and resistance buff. Pack Leaders for regular and Aberrant Trikes can be identified by their glowing red frill.
  • Preferred taming kibble changed to Superior Kibble. Please bear in mind that when taming a Trike if you are referring to a taming calculator such as DodoDex, you will require more (and different) kibble than it states, and it will take longer as well as requiring more tranqs to KO.
  • All attacks also do 50% more damage than vanilla, and charge attack damage will scale with the melee damage multiplier.
  • Charge attack now also deals bonus damage depending on the mass of the target, causing more damage against enemies with a higher mass. This attack now also deals armour penetrating damage, and can damage dino riders.
  • LMB attack no longer stops movement. Added a stomp attack to the C button. Added a cosmetic Taunt to the X button, this can only be performed by Pack Leader Trikes, and will be copied by any of their accompanying pack.
  • Melee attacks that hit the Trikes horns or frill will cause 20% of the dealt damage to be reflected back onto the damage causer.
  • As the Trike is very much improved over the vanilla version, it can no longer really be classed as a starter dino, and therefore the level of its saddle has been raised to 34. Should you wish to lower, or even raise this even further via .Ini, please refer to the new engram entry below.
  • Capable of using a Trike Platform Saddle, can not be carried by raft or platform saddle, or carried by a Quetz or similar if it is equipped with a platform saddle itself.

PreventBetterTrike=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Trike from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventTrikeGlowingBuff=False
Setting to True will remove the glowing frill effects of the Trike pack leader buff
PreventPlatformsInBossArena=False
Set to true to prevent the BD Mammoth, Trike and Karkinos from entering Boss Arenas if they are equipped with platform saddles. Note that this is achieved by increasing the drag weight of these creatures to 565 whilst the platform saddle is equipped

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Trike/Trike_Character_BP.Trike_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Trike/Trike_Character_BP_Aberrant.Trike_Character_BP_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Trike/Volcano_Trike_Character_BP.Volcano_Trike_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150

Paleo Triceratops:


This is a unique creature

  • Has all the same attributes as the normal KBD Trike, except for sporting the unique Paleo Ark skin.
  • Will only spawn naturally if the Paleo Ark Expansion mod is installed with a 60% chance of replacing regular KBD Trikes.
  • If Paleo Ark Expansion is not installed or removed, then all KBD Paleo Trikes will revert to being regular KBD Trikes.
  • Tamed Paleo Trikes can be manually converted between the KBD and Paleo Ark Expansion versions at will.
  • Will respect the spawn chance and level multiplier configs of the Paleo Ark mod itself. Check out the Paleo Ark Guide for more details.

Trike_Character_BP_Paleo_BD_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Trike/Slag/Trike_Character_BP_Paleo_BD.Trike_Character_BP_Paleo_BD'" 500 0 0 150

Base Stats:

Health
563
Stamina
225
Oxygen
225
Food
4500
Weight
547.5
Torpor
750
Damage - LMB
48
Damage - C
55

Trike Saddle:

The engram for the Trike saddle has been remapped and the required engram level has been increased to level 34. Learning the engram will unlock the vanilla Trike saddle, if you wish to change the required level or any other requirements of the Trike saddle via .Ini changes, you should use the following engram name:

EngramEntry_Saddle_TrikeBD

Trike Platform Saddle:


Available at level 48 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench.

EngramEntry_Saddle_TrikePlatform_C

cheat GFI TrikeSaddle_Platform 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Trike/PlatformSaddle/PrimalItemArmor_TrikeSaddle_Platform.PrimalItemArmor_TrikeSaddle_Platform'
Tek Triceratops
This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Tek Trike spawns with a 2% chance of replacing any KBD or vanilla Trike, and replaces Tek Trikes spawned in the Genesis Lunar Biomes spawner.
  • Tek Trike has all the same features as both vanilla and KBD Tek Dinos, as well as all the KBD Trike abilities. Any .Ini configs used for either Tek Dinos or the Trike will also naturally effect the Tek Trike.
  • Has the KBD Tek Dinos buff meaning that it has a 2% damage and resistance increase, and will poop 'Bio-Oil' instead of regular poop. This can be toggled on and off in the radial menu.
  • This is a unique named remap rather than a same named remap due to its introduction being before Wildcard added the Tek Trike as a vanilla creature in the game, and as other mods were also using the vanilla naming convention it was necessary to make it a unique name to prevent conflicts. Therefore, should you wish to remove KBD from your game, make sure that all Tek Trikes are converted to Vanilla first to make sure they do not get lost.

PreventBetterTekDinos=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Tek Buff from being added to all Tek Dinos. It will not stop any Tek dinos from spawning. Use the appropriate Game.Ini NPC Replacements lines if you wish to do that

Spawn Codes:

BDBionicTrike_Character_BP_C

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Trike/Slag/BDBionicTrike_Character_BP.BDBionicTrike_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150
Trilobite
This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Will now be properly tamed when being captured in a fish basket meaning that they can gain experience and be levelled and will be able to eat from tribe troughs. Note that after the first capture and release, you will then need to capture and release them a second time using another fish basket, Cryopod, Soul Ball or similar to get them properly tamed and able to gain XP etc.
  • Trilobites are now carrion eaters, and will consume Spoiled Meat.
  • Now come in random sizes.
  • Tamed Trilobites can be picked up and carried by players.
  • Trilobites will now passively generate Silica Pearls and Oil in their inventories. Generation speed and max amount of items that can be generated is effected by the size of Trilobite, larger Trilobites will generate resources faster than smaller ones and in larger amounts.
  • Tamed Trilobites can be converted back to vanilla at any point, however you will not be able to convert them back to the KBD version as vanilla Trilobites are unable to be buffed and cannot receive the required conversion buff

PreventBetterTrilobite=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Trilobite from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventTrilobiteProduction=False
Setting to True will prevent Trilobites passively producing items

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Trilobite/BDTrilobite_Character.BDTrilobite_Character'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Trilobite/BDTrilobite_Character_Aberrant.BDTrilobite_Character_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Tropeognathus
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Improved Superboost rotation rates.
  • Can now sprint when flying normally, and is able to walk backwards when landed.
  • Can toggle the ability to fire the cannon when not super boosting by pressing G whilst riding.
  • Fixed being unable to take flight when falling and now uses the correct falling animation.
  • Now has a 'Primitive' saddle available that can be crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench. This is obtainable earlier than the cannon saddle, and although the Tropeo is rideable without a saddle, will help to provide some armour to your Tropeos, or can be used in place of the cannon saddle if your server prefers a more primitive play style. Note that although this saddle uses the Tapejara saddle model, it is only capable of carrying a rider, and not any passengers.
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.
  • Can be converted into speed levelable versions using the AllowFlyerSpeed=True Ini option. See the BD Speed Flyers section for more info.

PreventBetterTropeo=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Tropeo from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventTropeNoBoostShoot=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Tropeo from being able to shoot when not boosting

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Tropeo/Tropeognathus_Character_BP.Tropeognathus_Character_BP'" 500 0 0 150[/i]

Tropeognathus 'Primitive' Saddle:

Single seater saddle available at a level 30 and crafted in the Smithy section of the Better Dinos Workbench. A very basic saddle that just allows you to ride a Tropeo and have some armour. You will not be able to Super Boost or do acrobatics whilst using this saddle, it does not have a gun.

EngramEntry_Saddle_TropeoPrimitive_C

cheat GFI TropeoPrimSaddle 1 0 0

Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Tropeo/PrimalItemArmor_TropeoPrimSaddle.PrimalItemArmor_TropeoPrimSaddle'
Tusoteuthis
This creature is Buffed

  • Now has the Huge Water Dino buff, which means that no other creatures will aggro on it with the exception of wild Mosasaurs, Tusoteuthis, Liopleurodons and Plesiosaurs.
  • When using the C key ink attack, will forcefully push away any creatures that are attacking its mantle to prevent being pinned.

PreventTusoNoTarget=False
Setting to True will make the Tuso targeted by all wild creatures again
Unicorn
This creature is a Same Named Remap

  • Has a 10% increase in size, tamed health, damage, and speed.
  • Horn is now colourised and glowy. In addition the Unicorn now uses its colour regions and therefore is able to be admin coloured, gain event colours, or mutations etc.
  • Now able to become a magical Pegasus by using the C attack whilst riding. Pressing G (Drag) will revert it back to regular Unicorn mode. This does of course allow you to fly, and provides a close range AoE buff to allied dinos providing health regen. and boost to XP gain (only provides health regen. if allied dino is under 80% health. Does not effect Unicorns themselves).
  • Being in Pegasus form will drain your Mana over time. Max Mana is equal to the Unicorns Max Stamina stat, and as such will increase with increases to the Unicorns stamina. Mana can be topped up by force feeding the Unicorn Mana Restoration potions, and will regenerate over time when not in Pegasus form. Be careful that you don't completely deplete your Unicorns Mana, if it does get completely used up and reaches zero, you will not be able to use it again until you have regained a minimum of 80% Mana.
  • Is unable to fly on those maps where flyers are prevented such as Genesis (but will still be able to be ridden and use magical buff)
  • Note that as the Unicorn is now classed as a flyer it cannot be picked up except by those creatures that are able to grab flyers, eg. Megalosaurus and KBD Crabs.
  • Aberrant Unicorn will spawn if Additional Aberrant Dinos is installed, replacing the 'Vanilla' Aberrant Unicorn from that mod.
  • R-Unicorn has a very small chance of spawning in place of any Eden Equus.

PreventBetterUnicorn=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Unicorn from spawning and revert all existing ones back to vanilla
PreventPegasus=False
Setting to True will prevent the Better Unicorn from being able to transform into a Pegasus. This only prevents the Unicorn from being able to fly, it will still be able to provide its magical buff to allies

Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Unicorn/Equus_Character_BP_Unicorn.Equus_Character_BP_Unicorn'" 500 0 0 150

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Unicorn/Equus_Character_BP_Unicorn_Eden.Equus_Character_BP_Unicorn_Eden'" 500 0 0 150

Aberrant Unicorn:


This creature is a Unique Named Remap

  • Has all the same attributes as the normal KBD Unicorn
  • Will only spawn naturally on Aberration if Additional Aberrant Dinos is installed and KBD is above it in the load order as it remaps the Aberrant Unicorn introduced by that mod, or with a 10% chance of replacing KBD Unicorns on any map if using the RandomAberrants=True or RandomAberrantsBDOnly=True .Ini options
  • Tamed Aberrant Unicorns can be manually converted between the KBD and AAD versions at will.


Spawn Codes:

cheat spawndino "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BetterDinosTest/Unicorn/Equus_Character_BP_Unicorn_Aberrant.Equus_Character_BP_Unicorn_Aberrant'" 500 0 0 150
Vulture
This creature is Buffed

  • Can now be properly commanded to attack targets.
Wyverns
These creatures are Buffed

  • All types of vanilla Wyverns are supported, including the three OG, Ice, Crystal, and Void Wyrms.
  • Wild Wyverns of all types have a chance of dropping Valyrian Reins in their wild death drop inventories. Alpha Wyverns have a small chance of dropping a Zombie Wyvern Costume instead of regular Valyrian Reins.
  • Female tamed Wyverns can be milked every two hours for between 1 and 3 Wyvern Milk through the radial menu. Female Crystal Wyverns can be harvested for Primal Crystal instead of Wyverns Milk, and female Void Wyrms will be harvested for Element Shards. It should be noted that as the KBD Wyverns abilities are handled through a buff, cryopodding or soul balling a Wyvern will reset the Milking timers back to full on release.
  • Cosmetic Roar animation added to alt-fire key (Left Ctrl as default)
  • Now drop 'Tough Hide' instead of regular hide which can be used to craft Valyrian Reins.
  • Crystal Wyverns can be given their skull helmet by toggling it in the radial menu under Options.
  • Void Wyrms have the KBD Tek Dinos buff meaning that they have a 2% damage and resistance increase, and will poop 'Bio-Oil' instead of regular poop. This can be toggled on and off in the radial menu.
  • Can benefit from being equipped with Valyrian Reins. See the Valyrian Reins section for more information.
  • Can be converted into speed levelable versions using the AllowFlyerSpeed=True .Ini option. See the BD Speed Flyers section for more info.

PreventTamedWyvernMilk=False
Setting to True will prevent female Wyverns from being able to be milked
PreventTamedWyvernCrystal=False
Setting to True will prevent female Crystal Wyverns from being able to be harvested for Primal Crystal
PreventWyvernMating=False
Setting to True will prevent Wyverns from being breedable
PreventCrystalWyvernMating=False
Setting to True will prevent Crystal Wyverns from being breedable
PreventWildReins=False
Set to true to prevent all types of Wyverns, Drakes and X-Argents from dropping Valyrian Reins or the Zombie Wyvern costume
WyvernMilkInterval=7200
Amount of seconds between Wyvern Milk, Primal Crystal, and Element Shard harvesting of tamed female Wyverns, the default of 7200 equals 120 minutes (2 hours)
Yutyrannus
This creature is Buffed

  • Altered attack animations. Bite animations have been sped up, and the Headbutt attack does not stop movement, in addition the attack interval has been removed.
  • Yutys now provide 100 Hyper and Hypo Thermal insulation to their rider.

PreventBetterYuty=False
Setting to True will prevent the KBD Buff from being added
PreventYutyAttackChanges=False
Setting to True will prevent the Yutys attack animations being altered
More Information To Come
This guide is still under construction, there is plenty more information still to come. If you wish to find out information about KBD that is not currently in this guide then please follow the following links:

This is all the info that will be ending up in this guide, in a lot less organised and user friendly form.

All the available .Ini options for the mod, again in lot less organised and user friendly fashion.

Updates to this guide will be coming as soon as I have the time!