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
All creatures which can be tamed and can have babies have a chance to spawn as a non adult. This mod implements changed behaviours for several non adult dinos, like the carnivores and flyers.

This mod does not create new dinos!
Disabling or removing this mod does not remove your tamed dinos.
Also all spawned non-adult dinos stay in the world until you kill or tame them, even after removing the mod.
But the new behaviours only work as long as the mod is active.

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 (25)
May 30 @ 10:38pm
PINNED: [List] Servers using this mod
Tybalt | Andy
Jun 17, 2019 @ 9:01am
PINNED: GameUserSettings.ini (example for TheIsland)
Mar 29, 2019 @ 4:34am
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Grebog  [author] Jul 6 @ 11:45pm 
@k.fuchs.92 install this mod and you get all, what you ask.
Grebog  [author] Jul 6 @ 11:43pm 
@starbomb, the whole baby mechanics are broken in Ark, i have tried to fix some things, like food drain or reduced damage by torpor weapons, but there are some issues in ark, that are very difficult or impossible to fix, especially in combinations with other mods. I will try my best to help. This will take some time (ark modding is only a hobby for me)
kchristy343 Jul 6 @ 5:30pm 
just so I'm on the same Page this mod doesn't spawn fert eggs right?
Starbomb Jul 6 @ 4:29pm 
Sorry should have been more specific on the imprinting issue.

-Crystal Isles map
-Unofficial server
-Normal baby female raptor
-Level 100 after initial tame
-Imprinting method required is "take for walk."

Now I know the take for a walk imprint can be pretty buggy even in vanilla, but I've had no problems with other dinos. l know it's distance from A - B kinda thing, all that stuff.
Secondly, the server is running other mods, the majority of which are RP/Furniture/Building mods. We ARE running immersive taming in conjunction with Natural Babies, but there was no problem in the initial taming process, nor did I even use the immersive taming method on the baby wild raptor.
k.fuchs.92 Jul 6 @ 3:18pm 
and babys can level?
k.fuchs.92 Jul 6 @ 3:15pm 
Hey can u make a mod that make alle dino to baby by spawn? and all on the maps are babys? And can make babys can attack?
Yuki980 Jul 6 @ 9:21am 
have the same problem (Starbomb)
Starbomb Jul 6 @ 3:52am 
@Grebog Unofficial server.
Grebog  [author] Jul 6 @ 3:25am 
@Starbomb single player or server?
Starbomb Jul 6 @ 2:09am 
Imprinting doesn't work with any tricks. I've tried unclaiming and then claiming, logging off and logging back in, and everything else. No hidden imprinting either, the bar hasn't moved even once. Baby raptor btw.