ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Protected Passives (Discontinued)
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Jun 24, 2017 @ 9:03pm
Oct 7, 2017 @ 12:47pm
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Protected Passives (Discontinued)

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This mod is no longer being supported
Sorry guys, I can't keep lieing to myself and to you all. I don't have the time or the drive to keep working on this mod. I kept telling myself that I would update it, but I just never get around to it. I no longer play ark so I don't really have the motivation to keep this mod updated. With the current state of the mod, results may vary. I've heard that it works for some people and that it doesn't for others. The source code for the mod is available at the bottom of this page for anyone that wants to continue this project or for anyone that wants to check it out. Feel free to use it and post it as your own mod, just give me a credit spot on the page somewhere. Sorry that I've abandonded this project and have let some people down. I hope you all the best and keep enjoying the game.

What is Passive Protection?
Passive Protection does exactly what it sounds like it does. Protects your passive dinos. No need to craft or do anything special. Just walk up to your dino and set it to passive. A timer will appear at the dinos feet. When the timer runs out your dino becomes immune to damage.

Mod features
  • When dinos are set to passive they become protected, or immune to damage, after some time.
  • If you ride the protected dino, they become vulnerable until dismounted, then a timer will start until it is imune to damage again.
  • Protected dinos cannot be picked up by flyers.
  • When a dino becomes protected, all inventory items except food and equiped saddles are dropped onto the floor.
  • Customize the duration of the delay timer. Or remove it completely!
  • Clean and stackable mod, Protected Passives should work with any other mod you may have installed. If you find a mod that has issues with this mod, please include it in the Incompatible Mods discusion so I can work on making them compatible.

Mod ID

INI Options
Place this inside your GameUserSettings.ini for the server, or single player game. See the INI Explanation disscussion for more info.
[PassiveProtection] ProtectionDelay=300 KeepInventoryItems=false IconMode=0 ForceGhostMode=false DisableGhostMode=false DisableStructureCheck=false DontProtectAtAllyBase=false OnlyProtectEmptyInventory=false AllowInBosses=false ProtectPlatformDinos=false AllowProtectedFollowing=false EnableProtectedWandering=false AllowProtectedTitan=false IgnoreHealth=false BagDespawnTime=900 AllowTurretSoaking=false AllowRidingPlatform=false ItemWhitelist=

Admin Commands
cheat ScriptCommand ProtectedPassives reset
  • Removes all the Protected Passives buffs on the server, then re-adds the buffs to all players. The buff then spreads from the players to each tribe dino, working the exact same as uninstalling the mod and reinstalling the mod, but now you can just use this command instead.

Mod Source Files
Anyone is free to download and use the Protected Passive code in any other Ark Mods. You just need to credit me, Torbold, in the mod's description.
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May 10, 2018 @ 5:14pm
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RoryDiesALot Aug 15 @ 9:34am 
Hi, I know that you no longer work on your water block mod, but I was wondering if I could possibly hire you to do a version that would work on a dedicated server. Please let me know if you're interested in the commission. Thank you!
kinngrimm Sep 10, 2019 @ 4:15pm 
Autoturrets with batteries disable PP as if the owner himself would do. I suppose PP would lead to creative Extinction Drop farming. I haven't tested it yet as i left the server with this mod, but someone could perhaps try and use PP Kentros and use them as indistructable damage reflectors(besides perhaps the corrupted wyvern breath i suppose)
Spirit3057 Mar 29, 2019 @ 8:22am 
If you are going to put dinos on wandering build pens or walls to protect them. If putting dinos on ghost mode kiss them good bye.
EuphoricGaming Mar 23, 2019 @ 8:59am 
@MrBazibaz - I'm Golden Bitch

Why are you putting them in ghost mode?
Ghost mode isn't the best idea to have them wandering, ghost allows them to go through things, walls, pens, other dinos, and allows you to go through them. They wander because the game can't see them either.
Swétel Dec 1, 2018 @ 8:38am 
This works fine on every map I've tried, it's running on all of my servers without issue.
Angry_Viking Nov 7, 2018 @ 12:19am 
Can anyone confirm if this works on the Extinction DLC?
Solgato Sep 15, 2018 @ 2:25pm 
It was working great last time I was on an ARK that used it, was pretty too.
Minister Oak Sep 5, 2018 @ 12:43pm 
go to the servers mod directory in the game content. delete the mod data folder and .mod file. Both are named after the mods ID.
Ami reetard Sep 3, 2018 @ 1:26am 
Added to server... it messed with too many things so removed it and it's still showing in radical menu! How do we remove it completely?
Minister Oak Jun 16, 2018 @ 11:09pm 
@MrBazibaz, unless something has changed since I used it last, "wandering" dinos lose their protection unless you add the below to the server gameusersettings.ini file