ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Photon Sentry N Rifle
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Dec 13, 2015 @ 10:24am
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Photon Sentry N Rifle

New custom models and animation. Better and server adjustable damage, smart targeting, pvp alerts, and metal tier too.
★ Adds Tranq Photon Rifle with server adjustable torpor.
★ Adds Photon Sentry turrets with higher damage, server adjustable too.
★ Metal tier but vulnerable to rockets.
★ Very effective against larger beasts or tough modded beasts.
★ Clean and stackable with other mods.

Tranq Photon Rifle:
  1. Custom new cool model with animations and sniper scope.
  2. For Taming dinos, torpor dealt is fully adjustable in server settings below. Very ineffective against players.
  3. Requires Photon Cores extracted from Batteries as ammo. Crafts ammo in bulk.
  4. Shoots a paralyzing photon beam that does higher torpor and slows enemy speed.(Default 2,000 torpor, adjustable see server settings)

Admin Spawn Codes

  • Default settings are well balanced already, but to customize see Server Settings section below.
  • Smart Targeting: Fishes like Coel,Piranha,Trilobite are left alive and ignored by sentry.
  • Sentry Autoclear Corpses: When activated and batteried, will auto destroy enemy dino corpses that die on it. If pet inventory will drop.
  • PvP Tribe alert: Announces an alert message to online tribe members when sentry shoots any enemy player, screen message shows enemy name and tribe.
  • Max of 3 Battery stacks in turret, each stack is 100. Every extra stack increases Bonus Damage by one level.
  • Server setting Bonus Damage Level tier 1 to 7: Max HP damage dealt is 0%, 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25%, 30%, 35%, 40% respectively.
  • Admins may wish to turn off Bonus Damage in settings, see below.
  • Sentry firing rate adjustable too. Further powered outlet range by triple.
  • Enemies hit by beams will be slowed with brief paralysis for 1.3 seconds.
  • Sentry is Metal Tier and can only be damaged by explosives, weakness is rockets. (Ark original turret is not metal)
  • Recommend Pair with the faster Ark's turrets which can help shoot down incoming rockets.
  • Crafting Sentry Turret costs 200 metal ingot, 150 obsidian, 80 electronic, 80 pearls, 80 crystal.
  • Crafting 100 Photon Battery costs 200 oil, 150 anglergel, 100 crystal, 80 polymer. Ammo for sentry turret.
  • Crafting Photon Rifle costs 200 anglergel, 75 metal ingot, 75 obsidian, 75 crystals. Quality(Torp and Durab) can be upgraded with Midas Touch item from my Dragon God Mod.
  • Crafting 25 Rifle Ammo Cores costs 50 Photon Battery, 50 crystals, 25 pearls, 25 obsidian.
  • AnglerGel is harvested from deep sea AnglerFish or crafted in a Gel-O-Matic.
  • Gel-O-Matic: 3 Sulfur + 3 Silicon Pearl + 3 Obisidian = 15 AnglerGel. This is meant for SE maps where anglergel is scarce, to convert SE resources into gel.

Server Settings
Paste this section after end of your server's GameUserSettings.ini and edit default values.
Further Damage Setting examples: Click here for Damage Settings Info.
    See Pinned Topic in discussion for better in-depth explanation. Values cannot be 0, use -1 instead to disable.
  1. BaseDamage: Controls Flat damage each shot per FireInterval. (By Comparison: Ark default AutoTurret does 70 flat damage, per 0.35 sec interval. Or 200 DPS). Feel free to adjust yourself.
  2. DamageMultiplier: Controls Bonus percentage of BaseDamage that multiplies with added battery stacks. Default value of 1 is 100%,
    E.g. if BaseDamage = 600, then 3 stacks = 1800 damage. But if DamageMultiplier = 0.5, then 600 x 3 x 50% = 1200 damage per shot.
  3. BonusTierDamage: Integer from 1 to 8, default is 1, recommended 1 or 2. (Or -1 to Disable) Controls extra dmg of Target's MaxHp% per shot. Higher = More Dmg. Value chart: Default 1 = (0%, 0%, 5% per battery stack). 2 = (0%, 5%, 10% per stack). 3 = (5%, 10%, 15% per stack) and so on. This percent hp dmg is meant to counter insanely high health dinos.
  4. FireInterval: Sentry firing delay in seconds. Higher shoots slower and vice versa.
  5. DisableTribeAlert: Default false announces pvp alert message to all tribe members when shot at enemy player, displaying enemy player name and tribe. Set true to disable this feature.
  6. BlockPlatformBuild: Set true forces sentry unable to build on platform saddles. Default false allows.
  7. RifleTorpMultiplier: Controls Rifle Gun Torpor per shot. Default 5.0 = 2,000 Torpor per shot. Scales with value, each adjust by 1.0 will raise / lower Torp by 400. (E.g. value 10.0 = 4,000 Torp)

ModID: 575017270
Troubleshooting FAQ for common problems

This mod is free. Feel free to use any ideas and resources from it.

Also try my other mods:
Scorched Earth Tabula Rasa
Indominus Rex Nemesis
Dragon Gods
Photon Sentry N Rifle
Pet Companions
Egg N Poop Collector N Incubator
Pet Finder
Death Helper
Meat Spoiler
Charcoal Baker
Oil Compressor
Resource Stacks
Scorched Earth Resource Stacks
Bulk Crafters
Admin Bomb

★ Disclaimer: So I am not updating anymore for my own reasons. But I have and always will allow everyone free use of any resources and ideas from all my Ark projects, rest assured I will never deny your creative freedom. Also please don't spread rumors, and keep in mind I'm not responsible for any actions you take on your own.
Popular Discussions View All (56)
Nov 27 @ 2:00pm
PINNED: Servers Running this Mod
May 17, 2021 @ 11:39pm
PINNED: Sentry Damage Settings Explained Detailed
Jun 15, 2020 @ 6:09am
PINNED: Override Engram Level / Cost or Disable
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Agent X Top Secret Jun 20 @ 2:18am 
Server is crashing when equipping the taming gun... :(
NeroATB Apr 22 @ 7:46am 
When I increase the amount of torpor the rifle does past 5.0 and equip it in game it crashes the whole game (playing SP) help pls
711919 Nov 26, 2021 @ 9:22am 
模组英文名称:Photon Sentry N Rifle
数据更新时间:2021-11-13 21:30:53
HoschakaL Sep 26, 2021 @ 10:38am 
photon riffle making xcrash , anothers working normally
The Roman Sep 1, 2021 @ 6:15am 
Made a new video for this mod so people can see it in game...
if you like the video don't forget to like and sub, Thank you...
domleg Aug 7, 2021 @ 3:11pm 
Yep, broken on mine as well, can't equip the photon rifle. Another dead mod.
WolfStalker25 Jul 20, 2021 @ 1:40am 
Hey does anyone know if this mod is broken on servers? I've been trying to get it to work but it crashes every time I equip the Photon Rifle.
Ryker May 8, 2021 @ 2:41pm 
@OmegaKiryu827- The modder literally wrote " Disclaimer: So I am not updating anymore for my own reasons. But I have and always will allow everyone free use of any resources and ideas from all my Ark projects, rest assured I will never deny your creative freedom. Also please don't spread rumors, and keep in mind I'm not responsible for any actions you take on your own."

There's always got to be an asshole.
Lilith Mar 3, 2021 @ 8:49pm 
Needs a update targets players regardless of option selected
Lightning Jan 21, 2021 @ 11:44pm 
Is it possible to add an ini setting to make ammo infinite?