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 29, 2022 @ 4:02am
PINNED: [List] Servers using this mod
Aug 29, 2021 @ 10:39pm
PINNED: GameUserSettings.ini (example for TheIsland)
Oct 19, 2022 @ 4:12pm
[BUG]-[Genesis] Adolescent Dinos still move/attack after being tranq'd
Mecka Tinker
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Mango Apr 29 @ 5:48pm 
Does this mod still work with current version?
Λisor Apr 4 @ 8:43am 
Play as dino becomes even more immersive with this! Thanks.
..Shady.. Mar 17 @ 5:19pm 
can they nest? Like eggs to steal
Chachi Feb 2 @ 6:14pm 
I did some testing and found that restarting the game with the mod disabled allows raw prime meat to be harvested from non-adults again, including wild non-adults spawned by the mod and non-adults hatched by the player. However, if the mod is enabled, all non-adults (including those spawned/hatched before the mod was enabled) will no longer produce raw prime meat when harvested (it seems to convert to normal raw meat, as more raw meat is received). This behavior persists until the game is restarted. Disabling the mod does not resolve the issue unless the game is also restarted.

I am fairly new to ARK so I do not know what would be causing this. The only other mod I have active is Saddle Emporium. It is above Natural Babies on the modlist. Based on the mod description for SE, I wouldn't think there would be a conflict.
Chachi Feb 2 @ 1:45pm 
Does this mod prevent non-adults from dropping raw prime meat? I have been unable to get raw prime meat from babies since I activated the mod, only hide and normal raw meat.
Cheesedoosh Jan 10 @ 8:48am 
Is there a way to prevent a dino from spawning all together? I've disabled all fliers in GUS before I installed the mod and I saw baby pteras around after I installed, which didnt surprise me too much, I figured it could happen since this mod does alter dinos after all. I was wondering if there was a line I can add in the GUS to prevent dino spawns from the mod. Do I just set the baby chance to zero?
alf.lord51 Dec 23, 2022 @ 4:05pm 
can wyvern, drake, magmasaur and deinonychus be disabled by default
or prevent non adult from laying eggs
Grebog  [author] Dec 22, 2022 @ 1:21am 
@CHASE of course, mods can disturb other mods. Perhaps changing the mod order may help.
Dani Dec 14, 2022 @ 1:25pm 
Is there a way to set the maximum level a baby spawns in at?
Diego Holls Dec 13, 2022 @ 9:14am 
compatible with primitive+?