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Redwood Feeding Trough
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Jul 22, 2016 @ 4:15am
Mar 14 @ 11:30pm
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Redwood Feeding Trough

The Redwood Feeding Trough has a 300 slot inventory and preservers to prevent food from spoiling. Useful for keeping your dino's fed when you're unable to login for extended periods of time. Through custom .ini settings you can change the trough health, inventory slot number, inventory spoil timer, and feeding range.

NOTE! If you override the feeding range it will prevent resources in its radius from respawning.

This is a clean mod with no changes to core game files.
This is an additional structure with its own engram.

Structure Details:

- Engram level requirement: Level 18
- Engram cost: 12
- Structure durability: 3000
- Storage capacity: 300
- Preserving elements prevent food from spoiling. (does not require fuel)
- Can be locked and PIN locked.
- Can be picked up.
- Can be renamed.
- Craftable from player inventory.
- Custom .ini settings for trough health, inventory slots, inventory spoil timer, and feeding range.

Crafting requirements:

400 Wood
350 Thatch
350 Fiber
50 Metal Ingots
250 Sparkpowder

gameusersettings.ini custom settings: (add the following settings and change the values to the amount you want)

Set the FeedingRange value to the radius you want (OVERRIDING THIS WILL PREVENT RESOURCES RESPAWNING IN ITS RADIUS!), set it to 0 to leave it at the default ARK feeding trough range.
The default feeding range is around 2000. 3000 is around 150% feeding range, 4000 is around 200% range, etc.
Setting it below 2000 will not reduce the range below default, it's currently limited to being upscaled only. (working on a solution for this).


Spawn command:

giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/FreeRangeTroughs/FRTroughs/PrimalItemStructure_FeedingTrough_FRTrough.PrimalItemStructure_FeedingTrough_FRTrough'" 1 0 0

Mod ID: 729261989
Popular Discussions View All (5)
Mar 15 @ 11:44am
incresed range is nice but...
Mar 19 @ 3:55am
New .ini settings
Oct 25 @ 4:45pm
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GobboKirk Oct 28 @ 9:03am 
Yeah that's weird, been using this mod for ages and never had an issue like that.
imsy Oct 28 @ 6:45am 
no the feeding troug was full of meat and i only have one pteranodon im confused my brother has the same problem we play on the same server
GobboKirk Oct 28 @ 5:10am 
Not unless something eats it... So I guess depends what is going on in area.
imsy Oct 28 @ 5:04am 
i dont now why but everyday wehn i go offline ...on the next day there is no meat left in the feeding trougs..... does anyone other have this problem
JyCS Jul 2 @ 6:29pm 
yeah config doesn't work, too much life for food.
Danky May 3 @ 10:37am 
Config doesn't work. Any value I try to set in gameusersettings.ini under [RedwoodFeedingTrough] doesn't seem to be accepted. I'm trying to change RFTInventorySlots to 400 but they remain in 300. I'm trying to change RFTSpoilMultiplier or RFTFeedingRange, but no effect.. Any idea why?
Kineko Apr 25 @ 6:09pm 
One item I noticed is that the spoil time shown doesn't seem to match the actual time. Put something in the trough and it says "100" days. An hour or two later, it is down to "90" days, for example. You mentioned having an issue with client versus server side variables. It seems like the parameters are different between the two, causing this. Let me know if you want any help with this, as I really like this mod and can probably help with that type of code problem, if you want.
Kineko Apr 13 @ 9:21pm 
I had a similar issue with the settings not replicating on my mod. One fix is to ensure that the spoil timer is loading from the server side. Lots of help with this on the modding discord. Really hoping you can fix the spoil multiplier.
Lady Tammy Mar 23 @ 3:43am 
I can not put chitin in the trough. In the old yes, in this mod trough - no. But i need this, for the archäopteryx. I do not want to place 2 troughs, for on item to feed, Can you fix this please?
Whiplash  [author] Mar 17 @ 12:22am 
Ashelia, these are the default settings of the ARK feeding trough:


If you're looking for the 400% range the Redwood Feeding Trough had before the ini options were added, the value was 8000.
If you don't want to increase the feeding range, the FeedingRange setting doesn't need to be added to the ini.