ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Castles, Keeps, and Forts (Legacy) For new version go to Castles Keeps and Forts Remastered. This version still works
Content Types: Structures
File Size
624.976 MB
Sep 16, 2016 @ 3:32pm
Aug 26, 2017 @ 12:48pm
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Castles, Keeps, and Forts (Legacy) For new version go to Castles Keeps and Forts Remastered. This version still works


This is the original "Legacy" Version of Castles Keeps and Forts,
The entire mod has now been remade and remastered from the ground up for a much better experience

Future CKF content will now be focused on the new CKF Remastered version Linked below and future CKFR mods.
CKF (Legacy) still works in game perfectly. No further content will be added to this mod.

I would highly recommend migrating your servers and games to the new CKF Remastered version of this mod at start of your next server season or play through, as the remaster has more feutures a better and enhanced snap system and many more features and quality of life improvements. To go to the the new CKF Remastered steam page click the large image link below;

This mod has a new remastered version
To go to CKFR click the image below;


CKF Legacy is still works in game and as a mod but it is no longer being supported for future content or updates, Further CKF content will now be focused on the new CKF Remastered version Linked above and future CKFR mods.

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Structure Memory Optimizations
This mod is fully compatible with -structurememopts

3 full structure tiers
-> Settler Tier = Wood equivalent
-> Villager Tier = Stone equivalent
-> Castle Tier = Metal equivalent
3 types of fully operational siege equipment
-> Mangonel
-> Trebuchet
-> Petard
3 Ranged weapons
-> Arbalest
-> Royal Arbalest
-> Longbow
Multiple arrow types and melee weapons.
Plus much more

True no collision on placement.
Adobe Cooling on all parts

Change the cosmetic appareance on all parts with the click of a button!
Currently included cosmetic options are:

Castle Tier
-> Greystone, Mossy, Sandstone, Obsidian, Hellfire, Red Granite, Dark Matter and Wood
Villager Tier
-> Herringbone Brick, Old Plaster, Cotswold Stone
Settler Tier
-> English Oak, Elm, Sweet Chestnut

-> Material Quick Change Tool to quickly change the look and style of your castle from a distance.
-> Foundations snap from ceilings for easy building on uneven terrain and bridging
-> Ceilings can become foundations via INI
-> Auto opening and closing doors
-> Foundation support radius increased from 2 to 3
-> Directional Glass Windows (one-way or two-way glass)
-> This mod is 100% stackable and does not require priority

INI settings for GameUserSettings.ini
*These are not required unless you wish to change them from the defaults listed below;


A more in-depth explanation of INI-settings and values can be found

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Popular Discussions View All (296)
May 22 @ 8:02am
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Feb 13 @ 6:03am
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Apr 2, 2020 @ 9:25pm
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Isabelle_C_Elizabeth Jun 6 @ 11:41am 
I absolutely love this mod, but the one thing that a fellow player mentioned to me that they don't like is that the windows in this mod can't do the one-way windows like the previous mod. Will there be any changes to that in the future?
[RASTA] djipat May 28 @ 12:43pm 
thank you for creating this mod
N7_Shadow May 3 @ 8:39pm 

There were two mods, if I remember right, that had really nice looking structures. Can't remember the exact name, but maybe something like Medieval Structures, or something like that. I was going to make a castle with a walled city, and use those structures in an around that, but the server owner never put it in, and I never got me castle done, before the server reset.
EvilNecroid May 3 @ 9:57am 
is this better then the remaster?
if i switch to this will everything ive built disappear?
is the Castle Tier just as stupidly expensive in this version?
Biel#Fefe May 1 @ 3:26pm 
Does anyone know of a ready-made building mod, I would like to have some that are already pre-produced ... thanks !!!:steamhappy:
cerebralphantom Apr 6 @ 4:32pm 
Hey all! I was wanting to put a water wheel and wind mill on a boat, but I'm getting the error "cannot be placed on a platform". Our server has overriden platform placement rules, but still no dice. The same can be said for the cooking pot in the fireplace. Anyone else have this issue? Is there another weird Ark rule that needs to be overriden? Is it an issue with the mod not reading the rule in the .ini file? Am I just SOL?
Reaperking23 Mar 30 @ 1:31pm 
2-of-12 Mar 28 @ 8:47am 
dont download the remastered version.... its a massive step backwards
UELG I Jo1 Mar 6 @ 2:21am 
Damals war 1ne Foundation so groß wie 9 normale Foundation gibt es den Mod noch oder gibt es jetzt nur noch die verkleinerten Strukturen von Castle Jeeps?
Puree - Mashed Potatoes Feb 15 @ 11:25am 
What's the crafting speed option?