ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Dino Colors Plus
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Feb 26, 2016 @ 7:39am
May 11, 2017 @ 2:59am
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Dino Colors Plus

Dino Colors Plus is a modification for ARK Survival Evolved that adds a greater variety of colors to the dinosaurs in the game. It also adds babies to most species and allows Doedicurus to attack while being carried!

Have you become tired of the dull, drab and earthy tones of most of the Ark dinosaurs? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to ride a vividly bright Argentavis into battle? Or to wander the swamps on a frog that reminds you of Kermit the Frog? How about the fear that a bold red Giganotosaurus might evoke in the eyes of your enemy? Or the laughter that your pink Parasaur might cause if you were ever game enough to ride it out of your front gate...

This modification adds to the color options available to wild dinos. The dull, drab and earthly colored dinosaurs will still be available, but so will some more exciting options. Colors are created randomly when the dinosaur is spawned and we take no responsibility for any color combinations that look dreadful!

NOTE! This mod is made to replace the 'Improved Dinos - Rare Spawns' mod and they must not be loaded together. Please backup your island first, but changing from the 'Improved Dinos - Rare Spawns' to this mod will not lose any of your dinosaurs, their colours will just revert to something a bit more boring. On the plus side, you will now have proper spawning of wild dinosaurs, including the Gallimimus, along with a host of other fixes to issues caused by that mod becoming out-dated.

What dinosaurs are colored?

As of the latest release the following dinosaurs are available in a wider variety of colors:

* Achatina
* Allosaurus
* Ammonite
* Angler fish
* Ant
* Ankylo
* Archaeopteryx
* Argentavis
* Arthropluera
* Baryonyx
* Basilosaurus
* Beaver
* Beelzebufo
* Bronto
* Carno
* Chalicotherium
* Coel
* Compy
* Daeodon
* Dilophosaur
* Dimetrodon
* Dimorphodon
* Diplocaulus
* Diplodocus
* Direwolf
* Direbear
* Dodo
* Doedicurus
* Dragonfly
* Dunkleosteus
* Electrophorus
* Equus
* Eurypterid
* Ichthy
* Ichthyornis
* Iguanodon
* Gallimimus
* Giant Bee
* Giganotosaurus
* Gigantopithecus
* Kairuku
* Kaprosuchus
* Kentrosaurus
* Jerboa
* Liopleurodon
* Lymantria
* Lystrosaurus
* Mammoth
* Manta
* Mantis
* Megaladon
* Megaloceros
* Megalosaurus
* Mesopithecus
* Microraptor
* Morellatops
* Mosasaurus
* Moschops
* Onyx
* Oviraptor
* Ovis Aries
* Pachy
* Pachyrhinosaurus
* Parasaur
* Paraceratherium
* Pegomastax
* Pelagornis
* Piranha
* Phiomia
* Plesiosaur
* Pteranadon
* Procoptodon
* Pulminoscorpious
* Purlovia
* Quetzal
* Raptor
* Rex
* Rock Elemental
* Sabercat
* Sabertooth Salmon
* Sarco
* Spino
* Stego
* Tapejara
* Terror Bird
* Titanboa
* Titanosaur
* Therizinosaurus
* Thorny Dragon
* Thylacoleo
* Trilobite
* Trike
* Troodon
* Turtle
* Tusoteuthis
* Woolly Rhino
* Vulture

What dinosaur colors should we update next? Leave a comment with the dinosaurs you most want to see made more colorful!

Team Mod Plus Discord

Come and join us on our Discord[] to get update notifications, contact the Devs directly for support or just hang out!

Known Issues

Please understand the limitations of this mod, especially the first one:

1) Dinosaurs that spawn after installing this mod will all be Dino Color Plus versions of each dinosaur. This means that if you uninstall this mod in the future you will lose any dinosaurs tamed that are Dino Color Plus variants. All color mods, to the best of our knowledge, have this limitation. We are working on a solution, but it isn't in this release.

2) Dino Color Plus dinosaurs can only mate and be mate boosted with other Dino Color Plus dinosaurs (this includes dinosaurs caught in the wild while running the IDRS mod). This means that Dino Color Plus dinosaurs are unlikely to be able to mate or be mate boosted with your existing dinosaurs. Your existing dinosaurs can still mate and mate boost other existing dinosaurs though.

3) When the Ark Developers add new dinosaurs they will automatically spawn on your map as non-Dino Color Plus dinosaurs. It will take us a little bit of time to add a Dino Color Plus variant of each new dino to the mod and any dinosaurs caught before the Dino Color Plus variant will be unable to mate or be mate boosted by the Dino Color Plus version. Where possible we will add Dino Color Plus variants for new dinos to this mod before they are officialy released by the Ark Developers.

Cheat Codes

You can find cheat codes for spawning in Dino Colors Plus Creatures under the Discussion tab.


The ModID for this mod is: 632898827

If you are running this mod on a dedicated server you must specify this mod ModID as a commandline arguement GameModIds=632898827 or as ActiveMods=632898827 in GameUserSettings.ini. You only need to specify it as a commandline arguement -OR- in the ini file - not both :) If you have another mod running then use a comma to separate the mod numbers. This mod is stackable but must be called first.

Installation Instructions

Check the Discussions tab for the installation instructions.

Servers Running This Mod

You can find a list of servers in the Discussion tab: Servers Running Dino Colors Plus

Is your server running this mod? Would you like to let others know? Visit the Discussion Thread and leave the details of your server so that others can join it.

Verson History

Release v2.6 - Added Daeodon, Giant Bee, Liopleurodon and Kentrosaurus.
Release v2.5a - Changed new aquatic eggs to spawn correct dino class.
Release v2.5 - Adding Equus, Ichthyornis, Iguanodon. First test to see if classic fliers can be included in the mod.
Release v2.4 - Adding Ammonite, Electrophorus, Microraptor and Thylacoleo. Added wood weight modifier to Therizino and oil weight modifier to Basilosaurus.
Release v2.3 - Adding Ovis Aries, Baryonyx, Basilosaurus and Purlovia. Added chance for babies to spawn for several more species (Direbears, Kapro, Jerboa, Chalicotherium to name a few).
Release v2.2b - Removed Mosa and Squid remapping until Studio Wildcard resolve remapping issues.
Release v2.2a - Changed Therizinosaurus back to default food as the devs didn't intend for it to eat fertilised eggs. Cleared old files to see if there's any change to buggy Mosa spawns on The Island.
Release v2.2 - Added colors for the Pegomastax, Therizinosaurus, Troodon and Tusoteuthis. Added weight modifiers to raw materials in the inventories of several creatures including the Dire Bear, Dire Wolf, Pelagornis and more.
Release v2.1 - Added colors for the Achatina, Megalosaurus, Moschops and Pachyrhinosaurus.
Release v2 - Added Chalicotherium, Kaprosuchus and Diplocaulus.
Release v1.9a - File changes to resolve an issue with Linux servers. Thanks to Clamchowder for figuring this out.
Release v1.9 - Added colors for the Archaeopteryx, Jerboa, Lymantria, Mantis, Morellatops, Rock Elemental, Tapejara, Thorny Dragon and Vulture. Temporarily removed Ankylo inventory engrams until they can persist through server reboot. Added weight modifiers for stone and obsidian in Doed inventories.
Release v1.8 - Added colors to the Titanosaur. Refined the Ankylo Mortar and Pestle functionality so it persists through server restarts.
Popular Discussions View All (28)
Dec 9, 2017 @ 4:40am
Servers Running Dino Colors Plus
Jun 20 @ 3:43am
PINNED: Cheat Commands to Spawn Dino Color Plus Creatures
Nov 8, 2017 @ 5:04am
BUG: Spawning of Vanilla Dinos [TEMPORARILY SOLVED]
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Whyse Jun 23 @ 3:37am 
Hey, is there anyway to make it so that 1/100 dino's spawn with such a color scheme? So it becomes rare. Because if i implement it now every dino looks like a discoball
Sasha Jun 20 @ 3:48am 
Hello Kitty, I hope you are feeling better, As I scrolled down seen you have the mod on hold, I have it on my server and I love it.Just a quick question though, do you have spawn code for the otter by chance if not it is quite alright, I just hope you are feeling better
SwanTheNurse Jun 9 @ 8:40pm 
Is the modder still working on this project by chance? I can see a post he was not feeling well back in December of 2017. I hope he is well...
NeverHide Apr 1 @ 1:35pm 
Welcome to Ark Challenge !

Ark Challenge is a fully modded and custom PvPvE Server, where you will find a Market, a Community Breeding Pen (to avoid extinction of species), a Bounty Hunter and a raidable Bank.

Please, join our Discord to have access to the latest news, infos, and Rules.

And join us on : [PvPvE][Pre-Released] Ark Challenge [6H/6T/15M/4EXP] - Ragnarok
TwitchTV Vexary Mar 16 @ 7:25am 

is this mod compatible with the extinction core mod?
123 Mar 14 @ 3:36am 
I figured you can't cross breed vanilla dinos with this one, they act like a different species. would be nice to fix so breeding same species works, no ex. vanilla gigas and color plus gigas dont get mating buff.
123 Mar 10 @ 11:28am 
Is anyone else experiencing not to puck up a lightning wyvern egg over a certain level, I could pick up, but wasn't appearing in inventory as usual, it happened with a lvl 155 and 185. It happened after installing this mod I think Mar 4 @ 10:01am 
Could the modder maybe open the codes to let somebody else take over so it can be updated?
PineappleWarrior230 Feb 18 @ 11:51am 
I'm not seeing any argentavis or pteranodons effected by this mod, but other than that, this mod works just fine
123 Feb 9 @ 7:56pm