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
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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
-Argentavis (breedable)
-Carno (breedable)
-Compy (breedable)
-Direbear (breedable)
-Direwolf (breedable)
-Dung Beetle
-Equus (breedable)
-Giant Bee Queen
-Gigantopithicus (breedable)
-Hyaenadon (breedable)
-Kairuku (breedable)
-Otter (breedable)
-Parasaurolophus (breedable)
-Procoptodon (breedable)
-Pteranodon (breedable)
-Raptor (breedable)
-Rex (breedable)
-Sarco (breedable)
-Spinosaurus (breedable)
-Terrorbird (breedable)
-Trike (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:

This mod is sponsored by Nitrado:

Future plans:
-Adding more dino’s, especially aberration
-Adding the new egg system to more dino's
-Adding unlockable skins
-New structures (wolf den/ant hill) 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.][]
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Sep 5 @ 12:28pm
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Ethonodon Sep 17 @ 5:23am 
However, the mod works pretty well and almost all of the creatures function as promised
Ethonodon Sep 17 @ 5:23am 
First person is completely broken on every creature
Elder of Spinos Sep 16 @ 10:34pm 
another problem when i am a dino and i lave the server and come back the next day there are two stats bars one for the invisible player and one for the dino and i can dismount the dino HOWEVER it doesnt happen for other players and this also means when i die i have to chnage dino since i cant reset,now idk if this needs to be fixed or i am really unlucky if it is a common glicth please fix it
Elder of Spinos Sep 16 @ 10:29pm 
heres the thing for custom dinos idk how to enable it...anybody know how?
cutepuppygamer08 Sep 16 @ 10:08am 
and no basilisk
cutepuppygamer08 Sep 16 @ 10:07am 
why are there no frost wyvern
Milk of Human Kindness Sep 16 @ 10:02am 
will i need Scorched Earth and Abberation to play or no?
Heather~Bee Sep 16 @ 4:20am 
My game crashes everytime i try to use this.
TORIEL 86 Sep 15 @ 12:28pm 
Awesome Austrian Sep 14 @ 11:46am 
It can be a Awesome modification, if you wanna play vs amored and armed enemies