ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Stackable Foundations
Content Types: Structures
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Sep 9, 2016 @ 5:06pm
Jan 16 @ 12:13am
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Stackable Foundations

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Stackable Foundations!

Are you frustrated with foundations? Having trouble finding a perfectly flat place to build? This mod's for you!

  • Stackable (on top or bottom)
  • Foundations can be side-snapped 1/2 height of a wall up or down
  • Completely compatible (and stackable!) with standard foundations
  • No collision!
  • Can be picked up! (can disable pickup in the server settings)
  • Zero engram cost, requires standard foundation engram ("Stackable Stone Foundation" requires "Stone Foundation")
  • Craftable in inventory, same material cost as standard foundation

New Version!
  • Stackable Tek Foundation added!
  • Crafting station added! Details below.
  • To help prevent accidental placements, foundation will no longer replace each other if they're the same type, and both at full health.
  • All foundations now respect the building prevention zones.
  • All foundations now do a manual ground-check, which allow them to be buried deeply into the ground (and prevent attached foundations from breaking when removed).
  • Foundations will now show a "Ground Status" when looking at the structure. If a foundation is stacked, the status will read "No Ground Contact", to warn you that it is being supported by other foundations. (Can be disabled)
  • You can now set a custom pickup time for all structures, if you choose. The default is 1 second. (See Below)
  • All foundations have had their max placement heights adjusted.
  • There are now Two Engrams for Stackable Adobe Foundation:
    • One engram allows you to buy Stackable Adobe Foundation for free if you already have Adobe Foundation (for playing on Scorched Earth)
    • The other engram allows you to buy Stackable Adobe Foundation for 6 Engram points, even if you don't have the Adobe Foundation engram (for players outside of Scorched Earth, by request)
    • If you don't want both engrams, you can hide one of them in the INI settings with an EngramOverride command.

Crafting Bench (Note Book)
  • This small notebook stand can be placed on the floor as a podium, or can transform into a small book stand if placed on a table.
  • Can craft all foundations, if you've unlocked the engram.
  • Can upgrade or downgrade foundations from stackable to/from vanilla (regardless of whether or not you know the engram).
  • Can craft portable blueprints for each stackable foundation (if you've unlocked the engram), so you can take them to your favorite crafting station, or give them to tribemates, etc.
  • All foundations have had their max placement heights increased to allow building anywhere.

Spawn Codes:

Stackable Thatch Foundation
admincheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/StackableFoundations/Thatch/Floor/PrimalItemStructure_StackableThatchFloor.PrimalItemStructure_StackableThatchFloor'" 1 1 0

Stackable Adobe Foundation
admincheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/StackableFoundations/Adobe/Floor/PrimalItemStructure_StackableAdobeFloor.PrimalItemStructure_StackableAdobeFloor'" 1 1 0

Stackable Wooden Foundation
admincheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/StackableFoundations/Wood/Floor/PrimalItemStructure_StackableWoodFloor.PrimalItemStructure_StackableWoodFloor'" 1 1 0

Stackable Stone Foundation
admincheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/StackableFoundations/Stone/Floor/PrimalItemStructure_StackableStoneFloor.PrimalItemStructure_StackableStoneFloor'" 1 1 0

Stackable Metal Foundation
admincheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/StackableFoundations/Metal/Floor/PrimalItemStructure_StackableMetalFloor.PrimalItemStructure_StackableMetalFloor'" 1 1 0

Stackable Tek Foundation
admincheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/StackableFoundations/Tek/Floor/PrimalItemStructure_StackableTekFloor.PrimalItemStructure_StackableTekFloor'" 1 1 0

Note Book (Crafting Station)
admincheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/StackableFoundations/NoteBook/PrimalItemStructure_StackableFoundations_NoteBook.PrimalItemStructure_StackableFoundations_NoteBook'" 1 1 0

Design Notes (Blueprint Crafting Requirement)
admincheat GiveItem "Blueprint'/Game/Mods/StackableFoundations/NoteBook/Blueprints/PrimalItemResource_DesignNotes.PrimalItemResource_DesignNotes'" 1 1 0

Mod ID


Server Config Options (GameUserSettings.ini)

Values shown are the default. If you like these settings, then no changes need to be made.

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Special Thanks

A very special thanks to the following people who helped me along the way:
  • Everybody in the Discord chat, especially:
    • Ghazlawl
    • jslay
    • Orionsun
    • P0k3r
    • iSpeZz
    • Tao
    • Woeful Macabre
    • thewookie91
    • Duncanas
    • ... and everyone else I'm forgetting!
  • Everyone who made Unreal engine videos and tutorials. Thanks!
  • My incredibly patient girlfriend, who selflessly sacrificed delicious cuddling time to watch me debug blueprints in the ARK DevKit. I'm so very lucky, and so very undeserving. XD
  • WildCard, for making such an addicting game!
Popular Discussions View All (11)
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RedDwarf  [author] Jun 10 @ 11:12am 
Hey guys! I've had a lot of people ask about how to stack foundations, so I've open-sourced the "base" foundation. From this example, you can make child blueprints that have whatever stats/graphics you want, if you're making your own custom foundations. Check the ReadMe file for additional information. All I ask is that you credit me if you use the code, and link back to this mod. =)

RedDwarf  [author] May 10 @ 5:01pm 
@Beast: S+ uses the methods/ideas from this mod, but not the same actual structures. You can run both mods side-by-side, but if you uninstall Stackable Foundations then all of the "Stackable Foundations" will disappear. Hope that helps!
Beast™ May 9 @ 7:52pm 
Hi @RedDwarf one more question. What happens in case I'll uninstall this mod to use S+ instead. Will my buildings survive because S+ is using your foundations too or will everything getting destroyed?
Beast™ May 7 @ 12:28pm 
@RedDwarf Thank you for answering that fast. Indeed it would be great If you could add a feature like that.
RedDwarf  [author] May 7 @ 11:34am 
@Beast: Not without picking them up, converting them, and replacing them. I should make a tool that lets you convert all connected foundations -- that sounds like a great feature. =)
Beast™ May 7 @ 10:33am 
Can I up- or downgrade foundations on already existing buildings?
Zaphod4th Jan 17 @ 4:12pm 
@Thanks RedDwarf
RedDwarf  [author] Jan 17 @ 4:08pm 
Thanks Sasha!
RedDwarf  [author] Jan 17 @ 4:08pm 
@Gisborne: The mod ID is listed in the mod description, and it's also up in the workshop URL. =)

Mod ID: 760884349
RedDwarf  [author] Jan 17 @ 4:07pm 
@Zaphod4th: I don't think any of those will stack on top of my Stackable Foundations, but most of them use the same side-to-side snap-points. Everybody copied this mod a little differently, so there's no guarantee that they're compatible.