ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Natural Babies
Content Types: Mod, Creatures, Rebalancing
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Jul 28, 2016 @ 7:10am
Apr 2, 2019 @ 1:30pm
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Natural Babies

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Natural Babies - with new behaviours

This mod changes vanilla and / or other modded dinos, if they can be tamed and can have babies
Also all spawned non-adult dinos stay in the world even after removing this mod.
Disabling or removing this mod does not remove your tamed dinos.
But the new behaviours only work as long as this mod is active.

Overview (GUS is GameUserSettings.ini)
  • Creatures (which can be tamed and can have babies) have a chance to spawn as a non adult (can be setup in GUS)
  • Non-Adult have a chance to spawn as baby, juvenile or adolescent
  • Non-Adult will grow up in the wild (can be switched off in GUS)
  • Most non adult carnivores have a chance to attack you
  • Some non adult herbivores defend themselt when attacked (for example trike)
  • Non adult flyers will flee (i.e. Ptero) or attack you (i.e. argrent)
  • Babies will never attack or fly, because they are babies
  • Non-adult will follow other creatures in range of the same creature class (can be setup in GUS)

This mod implements changed behaviours for several non adult dinos, like the carnivores and flyers.

V2.3 Babies have a chance to search for an older one of the same type and follows it. See ini settings below.
Warning: in case of heavy fps drops, disable the follow-option by setting FollowChance=0
Fixed issue with wild babies not reacting.
Managmr blacklisted (wild babies can crash the game).

Behaviours added for some extinction creatures
wild dinos grow up automatically but the growing up time is NOT affected by the game.ini setting BabyMatureSpeedMultiplier
to disable this feature enter the following in the GameUserSettings.ini
[BabyMod] PreventWildGrowth=True
Minor bug fixes.

Auto claim implemented for tamed non adults. If you have issues with the ne auto claiming, use the following:
If you tame baby, juvenile or adolescent creature just unclaim and claim it back it, then you can care & imprint like normal baby dino. This is an Ark Bug. I have tested this (thx to user Sharkcat for finding out)

Force spawning of babies in the world can be done, but is not necessary.
call the vanilla command "cheat DestroyWildDinos", of course only as admin on a server or in single player as the player
Normally there is no use of calling this command, because if a dino dies there will be a chance, that a non adult spawns.
Destroying Wild Dinos means removing ca. 30,000 dinos from the map. this will take a few minutes. the server is not responding in this time. Please be patient.
Ask other player, if they are taming dinos, because the dinos are destroyed also. And don't call it to much, because the server will be under stress.

You can edit the percentage of each dino class in the GameUserSettings.ini. standard is 0.3 for each dino, which means 30% chance of spawning as a dino. ALPHA never spawn as non adults. also several other critters, like ants or leeches.
[BabyPercentageChance XXX]
replace XXX with the Mapname TheIsland, TheCenter, ScorchedEarth_P, Ragnarok etc.
This paragraphs should be created automatically through this mod in single player.
For a Server create the list in single player first and copy the part to the server.

Global mod settings (GameUserSettings.ini)
[BabyMod] FollowChance=0.0 up to 1.0 FollowAge=0.0 up 0.999 PreventWildGrowth=True or False
Follow Chance is the chance that a baby follows the next older creature type. Default is 0.5 which means 50%
Follow Age is the max age of a baby, which shall follow another one. Default is 0.5 which means lower as adolescent.
Baby is 0.0 to 0.099, juvenile is 0.1 to 0.499, adolescent is 0.5 to 0.999, adult is 1.0
PreventWildGrowth: if set to true, the babies will not growing older in the wild. default False.

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Popular Discussions View All (27)
May 30, 2020 @ 10:38pm
PINNED: [List] Servers using this mod
Aug 29 @ 10:39pm
PINNED: GameUserSettings.ini (example for TheIsland)
Mar 29, 2019 @ 4:34am
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XanderK31 Sep 19 @ 12:00am 
I don't know if this will help anyone or not, but I've just discovered something interesting concerning the babies that slide as well as the babies that, once tamed, can't be unclaimed and reclaimed to enable imprinting; if you run into either of these (mostly the "can't unclaim and reclaim for imprinting"), you can put the non-imprinting baby into a cryopod and they will have imprinting enabled properly when you take them out. I mention the sliding babies because the sliders almost always have the "can't enable imprinting" bug. The smaller dinos can be easily bolo'd then tranqed to bypass the sliding issue, depending on torpor and taming speed on your server.
Angel Aug 20 @ 5:34pm 
Ah alright, thank you anyways :)
Grebog  [author] Aug 19 @ 5:40am 
@Angel i cannot tell you, i do not own the genesis dlcs
Angel Aug 18 @ 4:14pm 
Does this make voidworm babies spawn? we added them to a map where they don't naturally spawn but it turns out you can't tame them outside the Gen 2 space area ;-; We're looking for some way to make them obtainable somehow.
Grebog  [author] Aug 17 @ 9:39am 
@Carifyn i think, the issue is related in switching the Babies AI. Ark modding is very restricted in such things.
Carifyn Aug 16 @ 4:40pm 
Dang, sounds like we've just been unlucky xD We had 3 in the last week that started sliding away, but I haven't found any pattern. Too bad you havent found a solution yet either, but thanks so much for your quick reply, really appreciated!
Grebog  [author] Aug 16 @ 9:35am 
@Carifyn this "sliding bug" is already known. I do not have found a solution yet. It does not always occur , i played on a two player server a long time without a sliding baby.
Grebog  [author] Aug 16 @ 9:32am 
@Private Tito i do not have a discord server, it is, because i have no time to manage it. i have a lot of work, i do not have even time to mod.
Carifyn Aug 16 @ 8:44am 
I sometimes have an issue with taming young dinos:
Once they have enough torpor and drop, they slide away in the direction they are looking. Sometimes they also keep attacking. There is no way to stop them from moving away (apart from Forcetame).
I know this used to be an issue with vanilla Ark in the past, but I've never had it while taming mature dinos, hence I thought I'd ask around here if anyone knows what could be causing it? Thanks in Advance!
Private Tito Aug 15 @ 9:45pm 
@Grebog I would recommend having a Discord server to communicate with users easier. I have a lot of questions to ask, lol.