ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Automated Ark
Content Types: Mod, Structures, Rebalancing
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Dec 4, 2016 @ 7:32pm
Sep 21 @ 3:35pm
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Automated Ark

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With over 1000 hours of development and testing, Automated Ark seeks to eliminate the tedious chores in Ark so you can spend more time Raiding Dinos and Taming Players!

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Automated Ark is a modification for ARK Survival Evolved that adds an array of useful devices to make some of the more boring tasks in Ark a little more tolerable.

AA:: Achatina Paste Collector collects Achatina Paste from the ground and from the snails inventory! It also collects the organic Polymer and can store it for an extended amount of time!

AA:: Auto Compost Bin Makes fertilizer like a normal compost bin with adjustable speed set via ini and collects poop off the ground and adds it to nearby dung beetles. Once dung beetles are full it adds the poop into its own inventory and adds just the right amount of thatch from nearby storage to convert it into fertilizer. It then adds the fertilizer to the fertilizer silo if there is space.

AA: Cauldron is a fast way to cook anything you need. It will fill water jars and does not need to be irrigated! It can be used as a water source for your base. No more pipes running miles to water to cause server lag! Shows all engrams for food and kibble, and has auto pulling! Includes a reusable mindwipe!

AA:: Dehydrator Runs off of Electricity and makes Jerky at a faster rate with no need for oil or sparkpowder. Also extends the spoiling time of jerky.

AA:: Egg Crate collects all eggs from the ground and stores them for easy access! Egg collection time can be changed in the ini settings Can also collect fertilized eggs, but will not pick up fertilized eggs near other tribe dinos. Fertilized eggs can be "cooked" before pickup making the egg crate only pick them up once their Incubation is below 15%

AA:: Egg Incubator provides the proper insulation to hatch any egg in its nearby range! Requires electricity

AA: Fertilizer Silo - The Fertilizer Silo collect fertilizer from dung beetles and compost bins and then fill all crop plots in its radius every hour with fertilizer. This can also be done manually via the Radial Menu. This takes the hassle out of keeping those Species X full and keeping your garden going!
**Now pulls from nearby dung beetles and storage before filling!**

AA:: Grinder has a fully customizable return rate in the ini setting. Picks up any dropped items off of the ground. Can be powered by gas or electricity. Has a GRIND ALL button in the radial wheel, and can grind Metal Ingots back to raw metal for those using mods like Castles and Keeps to turn your drops back into raw metal if you wish.

AA:: Industrial Forge pulls raw metal from nearby dinos and melts it at 1.5 times the speed of a normal forge. (ini option for speed coming soon) The forge is also 60% smaller than a normal forge.

OCD Vaults:: Place this vault and then its inventory will be the first resource added to it. Once an inventory is selected, the vault will then automatically pull the selected resource from storage you have selected in the Select Storage to Pull From UI. Makes for easy inventory management, especially when combined with the AA: Grinder! Just drop everything on the ground and it will be picked up by the grinder and then sorted into the vaults! Tag anything with an * in its custom name and the vaults will never pull from it. This is very useful if you tag everything and then use the Select All button to select what to pull from.

AA:: Polymer Transmuter convert back and forth from hard to soft polymer! Requires electricity to use. Refrigerates organic poly when turned on.

AA:: Vault Remote. Used to to control all nearby vaults at the same time! Controls Storage to Pull from with Left Click or FIRE button. Right Click or ALT FIRE will make all nearby vaults pull resources to them at the same time. Craftable in Player Inventory.

AA:: Oil Drum collects oil from nearby dinos and stores Organic Oils for an extended time.

AA: Refridgerator and Freezer work just like a refridgerator and freezer. The freezer is a seperate stucture that stacks on top of the refridgerator and keep food even longer! They store all the usual stuff plus Electric Tranq Darts, Organic Polymer, Leech Blood, and Wyvern Milk.

AA:: Refrigerated Chem Bench works like a normal chem bench, but does NOT require gasoline and keeps meat and berries longer! When you click on a blueprint in the Checm Bench a new Pull Resources button and Pull Resources x1000 will appear. Click this button to automatically pull the resources you need to make that blueprint from the storage you have selected in the "Select Storage to Pull From" UI.

AA:: Refrigerated Feeding Trough keeps meat from spoiling so fast in you troughs. Hold Sweet Veggie Cakes for snails, and Wyvern Milk for Wyverns!

AA:: Smithicator is a 2 part structure that is a smith and a fabricator combined to save space. The Smithicator Top (fabricator) snaps onto the top of the smithy, similar to the freezer and refrigerator. The Top requires power and crafts everything a Fabricator can craft. The Base is a smithy and crafts everything a smithy can craft. The base requires no power. The top structure shares the same "Pull From" structures as the base for the Auto Pulling of resources. (ways to change pull amount coming soon) with Default settings it has 2x crafting speed. Can be edited in the ini settings from 1x-1000x for high rate servers. (all crafting structures use this modifier except compost bin which has its own)

AA:: Spoiling Bin spoils meat at an extremely high rate do to the lack of cleaning it, ever. This pulls spoiled meat from all nearby dinos.

AA:: Turret Genie distributes Turret Ammo evenly to nearby turrets. Costs bullets to use and has a few anti-cheat methods built in! Requires a minimum amount of ammo in the Genie to be used, the minimum amount increases when you have more turrets.

AA:: Veggie Crate collects Veggies and Berries from nearby crop plots!

AA:: Wireless Generator looks and acts just like a tek generator but uses Gasoline. Does not make noise or have the big blue glow effect

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If you want to experience this mod as we intended it then please join us on our Ark Server: Dreamtime PVP 4xXP 4xT 2xH 5xBreed +Events. We have this mod installed along with several of our other popular mods. New players and experienced players are both welcome. Join our growing community and talk with us when we're online.


The ModID for this mod is: 812655342

If you are running this mod on a dedicated server you must specify this mod ModID as a commandline arguement GameModIds=812655342 or as ActiveMods=812655342 in GameUserSettings.ini. You only need to specify it as a commandline arguement -OR- in the ini file - not both :) If you have another mod running then use a comma to separate the mod numbers. This mod is fully stackable and does *NOT* need to be called first.

Known Issues

Pulling Organic polymer in the Smithicator, being fixed soon

If you have any ideas for how this issue can be resolved then please leave a comment below, I would appreciate it

Huge thanks to Jslay, Woeful Macabre, Poker, Mezzo, Tao, and Ghazlawl for all their help getting this mod built and stable!
Popular Discussions View All (86)
18 hours ago
PINNED: Bug Reports
Sep 21 @ 5:25pm
To the dev, do you really need to update your mod everyday?
Sep 23 @ 8:09am
PINNED: Ideas and Suggestions.
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SultonMRP 6 hours ago 
im with Kim, love to see a reduced sized, and color regions :D
Thorium 10 hours ago 
Can you please look into build helper and vault remote spawning in players inventories?
They are supposed to be deactivated but spawn in players inventors on login and respawn. This is since you fixed the dupe.
DDDiggerman 18 hours ago 
hey am i doing somthing wrong? i had this mod befor but after an update to the mod i aint showing and dossent seem to be indstallt in singleplayer/ none dedicatet host? Please help
KimRoger - EoL 19 hours ago 
BTW when is you're version of tek replicator coming? :D
KimRoger - EoL 19 hours ago 
You need to make the OCD Vault take all but one out when it gets pulled because the Vault gets empty and then doesnt pull anymore x)
Jaenis Rael Sep 23 @ 9:50pm 
Having the same issue as Dee Wrecks posted below..Since last patch , wireless generator has no options other than demolish. Can't turn it on etc etc. Seriously messing with my base mojo here heh. Regards.
Bot Freppe Sep 23 @ 3:42pm 
Thanks @K3rnel-pan1c!:)
123 Sep 23 @ 2:04pm 
Hey there's something wrong with the AA incubator and the AA Grill, for osme reason they wont turn on, and yes i have a generator next to it full of gasoline while its activated
k3rnel-pan1c Sep 23 @ 12:10pm 
@Bot Freppe just so you know blitz disabled / removed this feature because it aperantly was possible to dupe items with (and a bug that it doesnt realy save its lock over server restarts and aloww everything in again untill you relock the vault).
As you could have read in the changelogs it is just temporarly disabled untill the dupe bug and hopefully the lock bug are fixed ;)
Bot Freppe Sep 23 @ 11:33am 
OCD Vaults are BROKEN!
You cant put "LOCK ITEMS" anymore, so the OCD Vaults will stop pull what it is supposed to pull, when there is no items left of what you put in.