ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Builder's Helmet
Content Types: Mod, Visuals/Sounds, Rebalancing
File Size
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Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:29pm
Mar 28 @ 7:56am
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Builder's Helmet

Builder's Helmet
This Builder's Helmet gives a buff, which helps you to build structures.
The target structure has a colored overlay. You can pick up the structure.

Helmet also available as a skin, the engram has the same cost as the helmet.
Pickup Timer for cliffplatform added
Fixes and improvements

This Builder's Helmet gives a buff, which helps you to build structures.
The target structure has an outline effect. the outline can have one of seven different colors.
You can change the color by pressing the "Weapon Accessory" key (default "N" key).
Another great feature is, that you can pick up every structure you target.
This should work with any structure, even from other mods.

To pick up the structure press the "Drop Item" key (default "O" key). There is no timer to pick up, be carefull.
The rights for picking up is handled just as destroying a structure, but can be configured (see below)

Try this:
If you can't reach a structure without jumping you jump and press and hold the "Use"-key (E). The outline marks the selected structure.
Now press the "Drop Item"-Key (O) while holding E and you will pick up the structure.

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The Builders Helmet can be configured to set the weight of the character. The default is "disabled" (see below)

Requirements for helmet or helmet skin

- character level: 1
- engram points: 2

required resources:
  • 2 stone
  • 10 fiber

Admin command:
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/BuildersHelmet/PrimalItemArmor_BuilderHelmet.PrimalItemArmor_BuilderHelmet'" 1 0 0
Hide Engram (Game.ini)
(in Shootergame\Saved\config\WindowsNoServer folder for single player, in Shootergame\Saved\config\WindowsServer folder or LinuxServer folder for server)
[Builders Helmet] NoCollision=True/False No Collision for all placements which would throw the error "is obstructed" PreventPickUp=True/False set to True to disable picking up structures (default: False). PickUpDamaged=True/False If True structures can be picked up, even if damaged. (default: False) MaxWeight=0 0 to 2000 set MaxWeight=0 do disable MaxWeight(default). All other values overrides the players max weight for all players NoOutlineEffect=True/False Toggles the OutlineEffect on or off for all players(default: False) TimeToPickUp=3600 Set the time for structures to pick up in seconds, after the this time the structure is not pickupable anymore. (default=0 timer is disabled) NoCollisionKey=None/Alt/Ctrl/Shift example: NoCollisionKey=Shift (default: Alt) those keys are only the keys on the left side of the keyboard. None means that no additional keypress is required FreeFloors=True/False (False: default) for snapping foundations side by side. The builders helmet is indestructable but gives only 10 protection. HideBuffIcon=True/False (default False) to disable the buff icon PickUpBlacklist=StructureItem Class Name,StructureItem Class Name comma separated list of item class names (do not forget the _C postfix. those items are NEVER pickupable example: PickUpBlacklist=PrimalItemStructure_TekTransmitter_C PickUpWhitelist=StructureItem Class Name,StructureItem Class Name comma separated list of item class names (do not forget the _C postfix. those items are always pickupable, only relevant if pickup timer is set. example: PickUpWhitelist=PrimalItemStructure_Furniture_WoodTable_C
The Outline Effect can pe toggled by the "MapMarker"-Key (default P)
I had to change the "Prevent Pick Up Damaged" to "Pick Up Damaged" to be clearer. As default a damaged structure should not be pickable.

Please have a look on the video above.
How it works: As you place a structure it shows a green preview if the structure can be placed and red if the structure is not placeable.
During placement press LEFT ALT key to disable the collision and you can place structures mostly anywhere by left clicking.
Sometimes the structure stays red, this is because this structures have to be used by the player, and on this location it is not possible if it is placed there.
Use at your own risk!

Max Weight: max weight raised to 5000
Plants can not be picked up anymore.

Colorize the helmet! Equip your monkey, kairuku, jerboa!

Fixed issues with other mods (for insider: blocking the trace)

This mod is in beta state, feel free to test it and send feedback please!

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Popular Discussions View All (32)
May 15 @ 9:03am
Servers Running This Mod
Apr 16 @ 3:40pm
Weight With Helmet
Jun 24 @ 8:37am
Carry weight doesn't seem to work
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Pario TRADEIT.GG Jul 6 @ 5:43pm 
mod not working i can make the helmet and the skin but when i put them on i get the buff but not the weight i put the skin on armor+ riot helmet
✟ Alexander VI ✟ Jul 6 @ 10:49am 
wanna say ty for your work. keep it up.
Gottfather Jun 30 @ 10:39am 
Hi Grebog,
I discovered yesterday that despite having my pick-up timer set to 3 minutes, I can pick up Structures Plus structures at any time (S+ is also set to 3 minute pick up). Vanilla structures honor the 3 minute timer. Is this a bug, or a limitation of how mods interact with each other? Thank you
pwelander Jun 19 @ 3:40pm 
You dont explain anywhere how to make the helmet increase my weight, so can you please explain?
anton.edstrom05 Jun 15 @ 5:49am 
Grebog how do i make the helmet to give me more weight? If it is in gameUserSettings how do i get in to it? P.S great mods!
JyCS Jun 9 @ 1:16pm 
I gave him the hat, not the skin.
Grebog  [author] Jun 9 @ 1:14pm 
@Jycs, the mod contains a wearable helmet and a helmet skin, both with the same functionality. i think he tries to wear the skin
JyCS Jun 9 @ 11:52am 
he can't put the hat
Grebog  [author] Jun 9 @ 8:54am 
@JyCS , every player can use it.
JyCS Jun 9 @ 7:46am 
why only the admin can use it?