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
Nov 1, 2018 @ 5:17am
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Play As Dino!

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Important: I recebtly rebuild the Play As Dino mod. This version should bemore stable and comes with more admin controll. There is an admin menu allowing you to block dinos in game and change breeding stats of individual dinos. It also allows breeding as almost every dino (vanilla and modded) and can be selected via the spawn menu. This mod will not be updated until I think the new mod can replace this one.
So for frequent updates and a better experience I recommend checking out the V2 mod:

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)
-Troodon (breedable)
-Woolly Rhino

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

-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! V2 - Beta:
Divide and Conquer
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

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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Shrykull Sep 18, 2015 @ 1:21pm 
This actally looks pretty cool, you should wait until dinosaur breeding is added so you can actually play as a freshly hatched/born dinosaur and have to grow into a full grown dinosaur. That would be epic.
Lucifer Morningstar Sep 18, 2015 @ 1:08pm 
please post when its fixed i cant wait to jumo on this :D
Uraeust Sep 18, 2015 @ 12:47pm 
Ant will be great :D plz add a ant
Dracinon Sep 18, 2015 @ 12:31pm 
yes but flying dinos and big or fast dinos will be great :D

Defiant Sep 18, 2015 @ 12:25pm 
oh no its a new mod they should add a gamemode like this i would love to survive in a (very well made) cenario like a Raptor or a dodo but i think ocean animals will get reallly boring really quick
Dracinon Sep 18, 2015 @ 12:14pm 
when you will fix it XD i think this is an GREAT idea!!!
Uraeust Sep 18, 2015 @ 12:10pm 
ok thanks:steamhappy:
Finntastic  [author] Sep 18, 2015 @ 12:03pm 
Thank you, the mod is currently not playable, but I will fix it.
Rotiart Sep 18, 2015 @ 11:59am 
This was completely unexpected, especially with the time it is taking Warlord to release his mod. Pretty cool.
Finntastic  [author] Sep 18, 2015 @ 11:42am 
No, it's not, there is currently a bug and not possible to play it as it should. I will try to fix this soon.