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
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Homing Pigeon

In 1 collection by PommieGamer
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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Tebo Aug 15 @ 9:23am 
My tames leaving the volcano just fly into the wall and don't attempt to ascend at all. I have to fly them out and then send them on their way.
PommieGamer  [author] Aug 9 @ 6:58pm 
@Madanex96 I haven't seen any other mods which are similar for land/water based dinos, most likely for the same reasons as to why this mod will never support land/water (see FAQ "Do you have any plans to support land/sea based dinos?" ).
Madanex96 Aug 9 @ 12:38pm 
Question, does anyone know of a mod similar to this one that supports land and/or water based dinos as well?
PommieGamer  [author] Jul 29 @ 10:15pm 
@Eto Hige Thanks! I'm very flattered that you think so, Struxtures+is definitely a favour of mine as well.
Eto Hige Jul 29 @ 8:45pm 
Easliy one of the best mods like Structures+
Stefan Jul 20 @ 10:05pm 
Thanks Pommie
PommieGamer  [author] Jul 20 @ 9:41pm 
@Golgotha The restrictions on which dinos the Leg Ring can be equipped to is as follows:

- They must have a costume slot (this is where you drag the Leg Ring to). If they do not have a costume slot, use the Homing Pigeon Bird Seed consumable item on them to give them one.
- The PrimalDino class must be capable of flying (there is a boolean value I check for).

In the case of the Vultures there is a limitation on what items can be dragged into their inventory - restricting them to only supporting spoiled meat. The costume slot is considered part of this dino's inventory, which prevents the Leg Ring from being equipped (even though the UI suggests that it is possible). I am aware of this limitation regarding the Vultures and I am currently trying to find a way around it. I will keep you posted on my progress.
PommieGamer  [author] Jul 20 @ 9:37pm 
@Stefan For an explanation on what the Homing Pigeon Bird Seed is for please read the FAQ . You can only feed the Homing Pigeon Bird Seed to a dino that does not have a costume slot.

The Homing Pigeon Bird Seed is a consumable item, as such it works like any other cosumable; place the item in the inventory of the target dino (which does not have a costume slot), and either press "E" on your keyboard while you have your mouse cursor hovered over the item, or "Right Click > Use" on the item itself.

Note: After using the Homing Pigeon Bird Seed on a dino without a costume slot. Close their inventory, and then re-open their inventory. You'll now see that they have a costume slot.
PommieGamer  [author] Jul 20 @ 9:32pm 
@dollar7176 I did test against the Rock Drake from Aberration and the PrimalDino class for that creature is unable to fly. In order for the mod to remain stackable I do not touch any of the core creature files, so unfortunately what you ask is not possible. Thank you for your suggestion though.
PommieGamer  [author] Jul 20 @ 9:30pm 
@Vormancer the thought had crossed my mind, but I'm still not sure how I feel about it. From day one I have designed Homing Pigeon to be as realistic as possible and as such balanced so that if you do die, your bird returns, but it takes time. Doing a Tek version, while it could be an end-game goal, almost feels like cheating. Since you requested the feature I will give it some more thought, and see if there is a way to appropriately balance such a feature. Thanks for your suggestion.