ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Homing Pigeon
Content Types: Mod, Structures, Creatures
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Mar 29, 2016 @ 2:40am
Jul 20, 2020 @ 5:32am
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Homing Pigeon

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PommieGamer - ARK: Survival Evolved | Server Mod Collection
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Flyers equipped with the Homing Pigeon Leg Ring will automatically attempt to return to the specified, or the closest Homing Pigeon Flag owned by the tribe, in the event that the rider dies.

Simply place Homing Pigeon Flag(s) to act as rally points for flyers, and equip your flyers with the Homing Pigeon Leg Ring via the costume slot.

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  • Auto-return - Flyer automatically attempts to return to a Tribe Owned Homing Pigeon Flag when its rider is killed.
  • Send to Destination - Manually send a flyer to a specific destination (can be a Tribe, Allied or a Public Homing Pigeon Flag / Mailbox).
  • Recall to Flag - Manually recall a flyer to a specific flag.
  • Set a default return flag per flyer - Either a specific flag, or the closest tribe owned flag to the flyer.
  • Public Homing Pigeon Flags - Public rally points for any tribe's flyers. Cannot be destroyed or damaged.
  • Mailboxes, Letters and Parcels - Send and receive letters and parcels via flyer to the Homing Pigeon Mailbox.
  • Bird Seed - No costume slot? No problem. Feed your flyer who doesn't have a costume slot the Homing Pigeon Bird Seed to add one to them.
  • Tribe Log support - Homing Pigeon notifications are recorded in the tribe log.
  • Rename Homing Pigeon Structures - Handy to know which is which and where your flyer is flying to.
  • Custom Flight Path algorithm - Sends the flyer to a dynamic altitude to mitigate collisions.
  • Custom collision avoidance system - Enabling flyers to navigate around obstacles while on route to destination.

Mod & DLC Support

Homing Pigeon has been officially tested and verified as compatible and working with the following third-party mods and DLC:

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About the mod


Troubleshooting & Bugs

If you are having issues with the mod, read the Troubleshooting guide for help. Please report any bugs under the 'Bugs' thread. Please consult the 'Known bugs' before posting.

Admin Cheat Codes

See 'Admin Cheat Codes' thread

GameUserSettings.ini Configuration
See 'Homing Pigeon GameUserSettings.ini Configuration' thread

Suggestions / Feedback

I would love to hear your suggestions and feedback on this mod. Please feel free to share your comments and ideas with me over on the 'Suggestions / Feedback' thread, and I'll try to incorporate the best ones into the mod.

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Tiberius Huntsman Nov 24 @ 7:14am 
I keep losing dinos with this mod. They just disappear and show as en-route and you can't cancel.. after about 4 days the en-route disappears but they dont turn up and you can't recall them
sf Nov 9 @ 2:14am 
Grapple your rideable flyer, then send it home for a free ride.
Just don't release that grapple by accident!

Taxi has come to Ark.
Sikyx Oct 18 @ 3:38am 
Is this working with Valguero? If I die, my bird just seems to act as it would in vanilla, landing nearby. I haven't tried it on any other maps though, only Val.
PommieGamer  [author] Oct 7 @ 12:08am 
@GUS_CHIGGINZ perhaps try relocating the mailbox to another location and see if that helps?

Also the pathing can sometimes get a little screwed if you are testing too close to the destination. The flyer should fly vertically to gain altitude, before moving to the destination and then descending directly down. If it is not doing this, then you're too close for the pathing to calculate correctly (a known bug).
GUS_CHIGGINZ Oct 6 @ 1:45am 
im having an issue with birds reaching the mailbox but not always unloading the goods. the mailbox is outside. but it like taps the mailbox and flys away. lol it lands like 5 yards away
Coolhead34 Sep 29 @ 1:37pm 
and like can you have the bird fly to mutiple mailboxes at once or something instead of you having to go to the bird and making it start another route after it is done, which you would have to do mutiple times, like put one parcel of wood in every mailbox called wood or something
Coolhead34 Sep 29 @ 1:33pm 
hey i have a request
could you add a option so we can have them return after delieving the package, like if the mailbox is in a dangerous area i dont want my bird to land there and get eaten ( i even tried passive flee and they just flew into the ground or came back to the mailbox)
but if you add that option then i could have my bird fly to the mailbox, delieve the package, and then fly back to where it started or fly back to the flag, could you add something like this?
GUS_CHIGGINZ Sep 24 @ 12:44am 
would be really cool if we could have flight paths for transportation. like if you could use a public dino set by the admin so you c an call it too you from the flag hop on and send it away to the next flag. so it would be sorta like those flight masters in World of Warcraft . Love the mod!
sleppys Sep 12 @ 6:53pm 
It is not working currently. Just circling above my head.
Vas Sep 1 @ 6:36pm 
I tried to test having a featherlight deliver a package to a mailbox, but all he does is fly into a wall instead of flying straight up...