ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Play As Dino!
Content Types: Mod, Creatures, Game Modes
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Sep 18, 2015 @ 1:22am
Jul 15 @ 10:54am
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Play As Dino!

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With this mod you will be able to play as a dinosaur! Fight to survive as you’re playing a lot of different dinosaurs!

Did you always want to be as fast as a Raptor, fly as high as a Quetzal, be as strong as a Giganotosaurus or explore the bottom of the ocean as a Mosasaur, then this is the mod you want!

By playing this mod you will learn how it is to be a dinosaur. You will be able to play as over 80 different dinosaurs, including water and flying dino's. Mate with other dino's, raise your baby's and form a deadly pack! Use this mod with the 'Extra Spawns' map extension (see the important links) for an optimal Play As Dino experience! Or play multiplayer and eat your friends!

You will be able to play as:

-Allosaurus (breedable)
-Alpha Carno
-Alpha Raptor
-Alpha Rex
-Carno (breedable)
-Compy (breedable)
-Direbear (breedable)
-Direwolf (breedable)
-Dung Beetle
-Equus (breedable)
-Giant Bee Queen
-Gigantopithicus (breedable)
-Hyaenadon (breedable)
-Kairuku (breedable)
-Otter (breedable)
-Procoptodon (breedable)
-Pteranodon (breedable)
-Raptor (breedable)
-Rex (breedable)
-Terrorbird (breedable)
-Woolly Rhino

Scorched Earth:
-Rock Elemental
-Thorney Dragon
-Wyverns (Poison, Fire, Alpha and Lightning)

-Ravenger (breedable)
-Reaper King and Queen (breedable)
-Rock Drake (breedable)
-Roll Rat (breedable)
Skeletal variants (Bronto, Raptor, Rex, Trike)
Baby Dino’s (every dino)

Have fun!

Important Links:

Play As Dino! - Beta:
How to play and FAQ:
Bugs and Problems
Idea's and Feedback
Extra Spawns!
Play As Dino Collection:

Important Notes:

-The mod needs to be first in load order to work, it changes a lot of the core game files.
-Before creating a new dino, make sure to backup the world as you will lose the old character!
-When you have a problem, bug or feedback don't post it on this page, but in the right discussion. Also give more information than just 'It doesn't work!'. Than i am able to help and fix the problem.
-Currently in the mod you are just an invisible player riding the dino. This is because of the limitations of the Dev Kit, maybe in the future this will change.
-I can only add creatures that are in the Dev Kit, so creatures that just have been released can't be added. No worries, because I am going to add most of the new creatures.

Mod ID: 520154171

If you like the mod, you can donate here:

Future plans:
-Adding more dino’s, especially aberration and TLC 2
-Adding the new egg system to more dino's
-Adding unlockable skins
-New structures to build for dinos
-Evolution system

Thanks to the people from the modding community for helping out and improving the mod.

This mod/code/work is protected by the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons License.]
Popular Discussions View All (186)
Jul 18 @ 6:18am
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Andromeda [☾☆] 22 hours ago 
May you add stegosaurus,megalosaurus and diplodocus to future update ?
simonjs Jul 20 @ 7:01pm 
@kio_wild did you try multiple dinosaurs? did you try to do it without anything extra? (having it be a baby for example)
Kio_Wild Jul 20 @ 3:05pm 
Help,I tried to use it on singleplayer and it doesn’t seem to work ;-;
Alexandertnt() Jul 19 @ 1:56am 
What exactly didn't work?
Did you get the Custom Dino option?
Did you get an error?
Is this mod first in the load order?
Did you test it with just this mod and Shadlos's mod loaded to rule out issues with other mods?

I tried it then and it worked perfectly, so I suspect its something on your end.
R4P70R Jul 18 @ 8:36am 
Update the Spino
cjmactagg the dilo Jul 18 @ 8:18am 
@alexandertnt() nope it dosen't work
The Dancing Zombie Jul 17 @ 6:13am 
due to the fact that giganthopithicus can have a club, it can tame things, is this intended
Alexandertnt() Jul 17 @ 2:45am 
You can, just copy


into the field that appears when you select Custom Dino
cjmactagg the dilo Jul 16 @ 1:23pm 
great now i can't be an amphicyon from Additional creatures 2 again
[HUG] JAYRIO Jul 16 @ 12:02pm 
and i can't paste because i'm in fullscreen