ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Classic Flyers
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Mar 31, 2017 @ 8:33pm
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Classic Flyers

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Brings back the classic flyers we've all known and love! This mod gives vanilla flyer species back all of their pre-nerf'd stats. Yes, that means they can level speed again.

Mod Id: 895711211

Originally posted by PC Gamer:
restores winged dinos to pre-nerf glory [...] a beacon of hope for those of you who are miserable with the nerfs
[read full article here]
Originally posted by slim♥♥♥♥♥♥♥/b>:
thank the gods for this mod
Originally posted by ODeez Gaming:
Great Mod, [...] it made Ark feel right again!
Originally posted by Commander ( Heda ):
best mod ever :) [...] now the game is fun again, from 1 to 10 i give to this mod 40 / 10 :)
Originally posted by Maxanto:
Thank the gods for modders like you Ertosi! One HUGE thumbs up!

This mod brings back the original species' stats for the following vanilla dinos (including any already tamed!):
Argent (CF support for the Argent has been dropped until its new assets have been added to the DevKit)
•Harpagornis (aka pre-TLC argent; does not spawn on its own but can be manually added to spawners if you wish.)
•Wyverns (Fire, Lightning, and Poison only; ice wyverns NOT supported)
•Rock Drake

This mod gives core-game/vanilla rideable flyers back their original stats by altering their files, therefore it is incompatible with any other mod which also alters vanilla flyers or their eggs, as one will overwrite the other. This mod cannot affect flyers from other mods, only their mod authors can affect them. Other than mods which alter these files, Classic Flyers is fully stackable. It also adds cleanly and removes cleanly, without losing any of your flyers. Please see the FAQ as well as the list of Compatible/Incompatible Mods for more details.

This mod also adds several new quality-of-life features to these fliers including ground attacks, taunt "attacks", backwards walking, and allows wyverns to wear saddle skins. It also adds a new Emote: Pet!, as well as a special Wyvern Stone which wyverns can use for a small armor boost. Please see the Features page for more details.

Mod Policy
•Updates can be seen in the "Change Notes" tab.
•This mod is made to work with the core game and not around other mods. Do not use this mod with other mods which also alter the files of the vanilla flyers or their eggs. See the list of Compatible/Incompatible Mods for more info.
•Don't be an askhole. Please read this mod's FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) before posting questions or comments and use the appropriate Discussion pages for posting Bug Reports, reporting Compatible/Incompatible Mods, or Server Advertisements.
•No requests. Consider this mod as-is and exactly how I want it.
•This mod updates on Thursdays and may have multiple updates each Thursday. Critical bug fixes or responses to Vanilla changes may alter this schedule.
•As the mod author, my contribution ends at ensuring the mod works in general. It is not my job to provide tech support for every user who has trouble installing mods or updates on their end. Kindly refer to Google or the ARK Forums for installation/update issues.
•Posts which fail to follow this policy or which fail to show common courtesy will be deleted without notice.

Help Support This Mod
At the request of several fellow ARK survivors, I've set up a Patreon account[] for players who wish to show their support. Please feel free to visit it if you would like to support my future ARK projects, pick up my next pizza or whatever ;)

I want to give a huge thank you to for sponsoring the Classic Flyers' test server[]. If you are looking to set up a new server or are considering switching over, I highly recomend them. My testing server has always run smoothly and I've been very impressed with their automatic mod updater.

Have fun and always love your fliers!

This mod/code/work/images/name is protected by the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Creative Commons License. []
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I'll be following this, patiently wating for argents to come back. Loved this mod for a long time
Ertosi  [author] Mar 21 @ 11:31am 
If your comments have been removed, it is because they failed to follow mod policy. Read the FAQ before asking questions and post Bug Reports in their proper place.

For those of you having trouble reading before posting, as prewarned for literally months now, CF has temporarily dropped support for the argent. This is stated in the main mod Description, Change Notes tab, FAQ, Bug Reports OP, etc. That means for the time being there is no CF argent; argents cannot level speed. Read this mod's documentation if you wish to know of the why's and your current options.

Thank you.
BadKitty844 Mar 21 @ 10:06am 
Thank you very much Ertosi
Starrwolff77 Mar 21 @ 9:52am 
Thank you so much Ertosi! I love your mod and can't wait to ride my Argy again. :)
Ertosi  [author] Mar 21 @ 9:47am 
Just a heads up to all, after a poll on my modding discord that was put up last night, it looks like the majority of those participating would prefer this week's update early. So I'm cooking it up now and will release as soon as its done; eta 20 min. This means there will be no weekly update tomorrow (unless something else big comes up). Thanks!
Subscribed to this mod in my workshop and it isnt installing.. it is probably my issue but i was wondering if anyone could help
Runo Mar 21 @ 6:01am 
Hello Erosi ,
Thank you sooo much for the quick up-date to the best mod on Ark .
The new Ark up-date ruined an explore that I had planed but now ...
You just saved the day !!!
Bloody Mar 21 @ 3:55am 
Thy for the quick management. Great mod! At least the Bird fly now again, the vanillaissue has time... :)
Ertosi  [author] Mar 20 @ 11:08pm 
I'll be heading to bed in about an hour. If the poll is leaning heavy towards update now, I'll do so before taking off. If not, I'll reassess it in the morning. Thanks all!
Ertosi  [author] Mar 20 @ 11:07pm 
While today's update had corrected the inventories for all argent-derived CF dinos, there is still an annoying issue of the game remapping Vanilla Argents back into CF Argents with every server reboot, despite the fact the remap had been removed from the mod. I have the issue corrected in the Testing version.

So here's the question: **Would you prefer the update early?**

I added a quick poll to my modding discord's General channel. Feel free to let me know your preference there by voting, if this issue matters to you either way.