ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Creature Finder Deluxe
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Dec 15, 2018 @ 7:47am
Mar 22 @ 3:30am
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Creature Finder Deluxe

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Creature Finder Deluxe
Easily find your lost pets or find a high level tameable
This mod is clean and stackable

Shift F8: Open the Creature Finder Deluxe window
F6, F7: Cycle through found creatures
F8: Toggle creature Indicator

for changing the keys read the discussion HOW TO SETUP KEYS

Rebuild collecting the creature classes for the creature list, alphas are also now listed correctly.
Ini entries:
changed "FindAllCreatures=True" to be default
new ini entry for setting the scan range. in single player the -preventhibernation parameter must be set nevertheless
"ScanRange=1000000" number is metric measure

new refresh button for the creature list. (has a delay time of 60 seconds to prevent lags)
more (modded) creatures will be in the creature list

1. New Button in the players inventory window (in the upper right corner) to open the Creature Finder Deluxe window.
2. Customizable Keys to use the Creature Finder Deluxe mod. (please read the discussion !!!)
3. Info box for single player game
4. some bugs fixed

To use the CREATURE FINDER DELUXE press Shift F8 (mod default key setting) to open the search dialog. Choose a desired creature class. You can enter a search text in the text entry field (for example: Tek ) or leave it empty. For an exact search use the "". (example: "Dodo")
Make further options like gender or tamed (if ShowOnlyTamed is not set to True in the GUS ini)
Click the "Search" button. If any creature is found, you will see an indicator on the lower side of the screen, showing the found creature, the name, the gender, the level and the distance to the creature. the background of the indicator shows the distance to the creature in color: green (<3000) over yellow to red (>=3000m)
If more than one creature is found, use the F6 and F7 keys to cycle through the found creatures.
The found creatures are sorted by the distance to the player.
Of course only creature already spawned can be found.
You can disable the search for wild creatures in the GameUserSettings.ini (see below).

Attention: for finding all dinos on the map in single player you need to add
to the Ark starting parameters

If you play single player you also need the Ark start parameter -preventhibernation. otherwise only pets in sight will be found. (hibernation hides every dino not in sight in single player, there is no way to find them. the start parameter -preventhibernation is needed to bypass the hibernation)

optional INI (GameUserSettings.ini) entries:
[CreatureFinderDeluxe] FindAllCreatures=True/False default True : if set to False, then only tameable creatures will be found - default True is changed in V1.32 ShowOnlyTamed=True/False default False : You can search for tamed and wild creatures CreatureClassRequired=True/False default False AdminOnly=True/False default False ScanRange= (number in m.) default 1000000 - can be a value between 100 m. and 1000000 m.

The option "AdminOnly" can be used for server admins, who want to find lost pets of any player but do not want that their players use the creature finder. To find the pets of a player, target the player or a tribemember or another pet from the player/tribe and open the Creature Finder Deluxe window. You will see the tribename/playername and the id in the finder window. You need to check "tamed" and you can choose the class of the pet or the name and click search.

If this mod causes lags while searching, you need to set "CreatureClassRequired=True" in the ini.

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Hrist Valkyrje Nov 19 @ 2:04pm 
Hey :-)

Kurze Frage, gibt es eine Möglichkeit mehr als 11 Profiles bzw Suchen zu speichern?
man the man Nov 19 @ 3:20am 
@Grebog im having problems with the mod, im playing SP and i dont understand where and how to add the preventhibernation that you said to add, ive been working on it for an hour and i made no progress, i just dont understand how to open the text box that i need to add the code preventhibernation to.
TrioSniper22 Nov 17 @ 4:27am 
@Grebog im folling the mods MrMeola is playing right now. Before i put the details into notepad++ and the staarting parameters it loads but after i put them in it doesnt.
Grebog  [author] Nov 17 @ 2:15am 
@TrioSniper22 sometimes Ark takes a lot of time to load. This is not mod related. Sorry. BTW what other mods do you have installed?
TrioSniper22 Nov 16 @ 10:48am 
@Grebog so i installed the notepad and added it by hand in there, but still doesnt load just gets stuck on an infinite loading screen. any other advice? ive uninstalled the mod, tried everything i can think of.
Grebog  [author] Nov 16 @ 1:02am 
@TrioSniper22 installing problems of a mod are not mod related, but steam related. And setting in the GameUserSettings are to be done by hand (use notepad++ for example to edit it, and NOT the windows notepad)
TrioSniper22 Nov 15 @ 8:58pm 
So ive followed the steps correctly and my game just isnt starting now at all, also my GameUserSettings doesnt have the information for the mod in it, i have to manually put it in. Why is it like this?
xiRypex Nov 8 @ 12:40pm 
where did i find the GameUserSettungs?
ArkaneAmelia Nov 8 @ 7:05am 
@Grebog, no, on my server. Yesterday it would scan the whole map and today it only scans in my immediate area. Nothing was changed between me logging off last night and when I logged back on this morning.