Author: Krim

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 254.86 & 254.87 & 254.89 – IMPORTANT


  • Fixed Wild Dino spawns getting crowded out by Tamed Dinos on servers
  • Improved server performance approximately 20% by final timer optimization and Tamed Dino optimization
  • Reduced Armor Rating Effectiveness on Golem, Bronto, Quetz, Doed, Carbo, and Quetz by 50%
  • Prevented using Whip to pickup items thru walls
  • Note: For servers, 254.86 has an issue that will delete foreign Dinos from savegames. All servers must upgrade to 254.87 to avoid this issue!


  • Fixed build issue that was deleting foreign Dinos from savegames. All servers must upgrade to 254.87!


  • Fixed critical issue where some Dinos wouldn’t Eat or Tame properly (timer issue fixed). Highly recommend that servers upgrade to this version!

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 254.7 & 254.71 & 254.72



  • Increased damage of Tek Projectiles and reduced Element cost.
  • All Tek armor has had its durability pushed up from 120 to 300 (In line with a good piece of Journeyman Equipment. This was just an oversight on our part, they were always meant to be more durable!)
  • Element no longer spoils, and bosses drop approximately 33% more Element

Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed memory leak and performance overhead associated with low-level Timers. Recommend servers upgrade to this version!
  • Tek Pants ability no longer consumes element when coming into contact with/destroying the destructible foliage, and uses the original amount of element for running over time.
  • Added a new Wild NPC Stasis Range scaling-for-player-count option to scale server performance for more players (requires inputting into INI, not commandline), example:GameUserSettings.ini:


  • Fixed Tek Rex Helmet interaction with Walls/Clipping.
  • Fixed another issue with the optimized Timers.


  • Fixed getting stuck when exiting Ladders in Singleplayer/Non-Dedicated modes.

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 254.6


  • End key now toggles Tribe far-distance Dino Nameplanets
  • Added [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode] PlayerBaseStatMultipliers[0-11] to multiply player BASE stats (you can use the PerLevelStatsMultiplier_Player[] array to multiply player per-weight stats)


  • New Tek +200 insulation buff when wearing full set of Tek Armor containing Element
  • Tek weapons now do substantially more damage vs everything except structures. (Rifle is +50% damage, Rex Saddle is +100% damage.)
  • Tek armor offers slightly greater physical protection (+30 armor per piece.)
  • Tek Rex shots take slightly less Element. (Down to 5 from 6)
  • Burn rate of Element for Legs and Chest reduced by 50% (50% more time per piece of element.)

Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed Wild Basilosaurus taking damage in deepwater. Tamed Basilo still will, however now it only takes 1/10th the amount of damage-over-time.
  • Significantly improved server performance via low-level optimization of Timer system, reduced server stalls approximately 15% perf gain.
  • Hiding Engrams now automatically prevents them from appearing in Supply Crates even if they are not in the Exclude Items Indices list.
  • Boss Musics now properly automatically takes the Music Volume setting into account.
  • Saved approximately 280 MB of GPU RAM due to distance field optimization, and increased distance field performance.

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 254.3 & 254.4 & 254.41 & 254.5


Fixes & Improvements

  • You can no longer stand on the flight ceiling (though jetpack flight z is still clamped)
  • Singleplayer/non-dedicated bosses are reduced in damage and effective-HP by 67%
  • You can no longer trim hair from dead bodies
  • Fixed Allosaurus alpha buff / pack not working
  • Tekboots now consume element automatically for fall damage. note you do have to manaully load them for climbing grip, however.
  • Veg cakes are now consumable by herbis again!!
  • Fixed TheCenter destroying structures on floating island in pve (not retroactive)
  • Fixed another case where Mods could crash (particularly Weapon Mods)
  • All-Players floating names for admin spectator (when you fly up high) now are defaulted off (they cost server perf), and can be enabled by spectator admins with “cheat SetShowAllPlayers true”


  • Fixed an issue with Ballista Ammo
  • Made Tamed Pegomastax targetable by wild creatures


  • Added a warning label that hair is cut to zero when changing hairstyles, and clamped hair slider drag length. (We had meant to release v254.0 with this feedback but had accidentally disabled it!). Improved underlying systems for Mod-added hairstyles in preparation for ARK Dev Kit release.
  • Fixed Mountable turrets erroneously playing a “whoosh” sound whenever spawned.


  • Fixed certain server stalls during player joins
  • Add Tek Replicator to obelisk inventories
  • Unconscious dinos teleport out of Boss Arenas now, and changed to 60 seconds to remain in arena after killing boss
  • Made sheep wool growth rate use the server’s “HairGrowthSpeedMultiplier” value. Note that sheep wool growth rate is also sped up by levelling its “Food” stat.
  • Tek projectiles no longer destroy corpses
  • Coel, Salmon, Piranhas, Cnidaria, Euryps, and Trilobites can no longer receive buffs/debuffs
  • Improved boss attack hit detection
  • Server options to disable Taming & Riding:
  • You can now alter Boss Element on your server using the following INI values:

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 254 & 254.1 & 254.2 & 254.21



  • Tek Tier Phase 1: Tek Engram system, Element Resource system, Tek Replicator, Tek Rifle, Tek Helmet, Tek Visor, Tek Jetpack, Tek Boots, Tek Gloves, Tek Rex Saddle, Tek Transmitter, and more.
  • New Dinos:
  • New Item: Lance (for jousting of course!), and you can now also use a Shield when Weapon-Riding (provided you are using an appropriate Weapon).
  • New Mechanic: Hairstyles & Facial Hair (with real-time growing), Hair Dye-ing, & Haircutting + Scissors.
    • [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode] HairGrowthSpeedMultiplier=1.0
  • Alliance-Chat channel! (open with ‘Home’ or cycle thru all chat modes with Tab)
  • Admin Command Logs & Chat Logs file-output options
    Run with:
  • New Admin Cheats:
    UnlockEngram(string ItemClassName) // (for Tekgram unlocks)
    SetHeadHairPercent(float thePercent)
    SetFacialHairPercent(float thePercent)
    GetTribeIdPlayerList(int32 TribeID);
    GetSteamIDForPlayerID(int32 PlayerID);
    GetPlayerIDForSteamID(int32 SteamID);
  • ~16 more Explorer Notes


  • Troodon Scout now has an option to look for Corpses & Caches
  • Tamed Dinos now have an option to disable their resource-harvesting
  • Holding Left or Right when dismounting a Dino will now dismount you in that direction
  • Significantly increased Scorched Earth Loot Drop Quality
  • Added 5 more Player and Dino levels

Fixes & Improvements

  • Fixed Allosaurus spawning inside bases
  • Fixed issue with being able to clip through World Geometry
  • Fixed Supply Crates respawn logic (would previously have stopped some cave crate spawns)
  • Soups/Beers can no longer be eaten by Dinos
  • SteamOS version works properly again, and memory savings on Linux & Mac
  • Audio system is now fully streamed. Hundreds of MB saved, slight potential perf loss. If you want to use the old system (memory-intensive), launch with -oldaudio

Note: Artifacts have been deleted once, in order to ensure the new limits on carrying them take effect (only Players can carry them now).


  • Fixed BattlEye connection logic to avoid dropping players. Recommend BattlEye servers update!


  • Fixed crashing upon loading or running various Mods. Recommend all servers update!


  • Fixed crash associated with facialhair styles.

Coming Soon – Patch 254 Preview

New impressions incoming!

If you´ve got the time to watch – then the following youtube-video is for you from gamestop, otherwise we´ll give you a quick overview 🙂


The TEK TIER Phase 1 will be added with the next huge patch – let´s take a look what it will bring.

  • Tek Engram system
  • Element Resource system
  • Tek Replicator
  • Tek Visor
  • Tek Rex Saddle
  • Tek Transmitter
  • New Power Armor Set:
    • Tek Helmet
    • Tek Pants (run like the devil is after you)
    • Tek Gauntlet (punch really hard)
    • Tek Jetpack (fly)
    • Tek Rifle (long scope with night vision and attachable on T-Rex while riding for laser-fun)

and more

New Mechanic:

  • Hairstyles & Facial Hair (with real-time growing), Hair Dye-ing, & Haircutting + Scissors

New Weapons:

  • Lance for jousting (what else? ;))

New Dinos







ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 253.992 & 253.995


  • Primitive+ Major Update! (please make sure you have this latest version if you’re running Primitive+)
  • Fixed a Fuel-array crash that could affect Primitive+


  • Fixed issue with Spoiling times. Recommend server upgrade.

Pokemon Evolved – ARK: Survival Evolved Total Conversion Mod

You love ARK and Pokemon? Then this Total Conversion Mod is perfect for you!

It´s still an Alpha Build, but the modder from Mystic Academy are working hard to get it

The pokemon spawn wild instead  of the normal ARK dinos.
Instead of gathering resources you will gather credits by killing pokemon. Once you have gained credits you can use the credits in the poke terminal or for craftable items.

Craftable Items

Building List Tier 1 – (Credits used to buy)

  • Wall
  • Foundation
  • WindowFrame
  • Window
  • Ladder
  • Doorframe
  • Sloped Wall Right
  • Sloped Wall Left
  • Ceiling
  • Sloped Roof
  • Railing
  • Fence
  • Gateway
  • Gatedoor
  • pillar

Potion Capsules – (25 credits each)

  • Health Capsule
  • Food Capsule
  • Water Capsule

Glyphs – (25 credits each)

  • Aqua
  • Ember
  • Peace
  • Combat
  • Frost
  • Love
  • Manipulation
  • Nature
  • Venom
  • Sleep
  • Storm
  • Sun
  • Time

Base Bed – (Credits needed to buy)

Poke Terminal will summon the following – (To summon you need credits)

  • Alakazam
  • Bellsprout
  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Charizard
  • Ivysaur
  • Machamp
  • Gyarados
  • Lucario
  • Rapidash
  • Wartortle
  • Squirtle
  • Ninetails
  • Palkian
  • Groudon
  • Zapdos
  • Greninja
  • Nidoking
  • Houndoom
  • Garchomp
  • Xerneas
  • Blastoise
  • Venusaur
  • Charmeleon
  • Pidgeot
  • Dalgia
  • Giritina
  • Mewto
  • Blaziken
  • Tyrantrum



ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 253.98 & 253.99



  • Explosive Damage now causes PvP respawn cooldown

Fixes & Improvements

  • Cannon, Machine Gun Turret, and Rocket Turret can no longer be used within Electrical Storms.
  • Flyers carrying explosives can now fly, but they have speed significantly reduced (and can not barrel roll!)
  • Scorched Earth Sandstorm now causes Dino AI ranges to be significantly reduced due to low visibility
  • Fixed bug where Flyer-Carried C4’s would disappear on Clients after a distance.


  • Fixed issue with Pegomastax usage causing invisible Player connections / corrupting save data. Retroactive fix!

Dino Dossier: Equus (Horse)

Common Name Equus
Species Equus Magnus
Time Pleistocene
Diet Herbivore
Temperament Loyal
Tameable Yes
Rideable Yes
  • Wild: Equus Magnus appears to be an ancestor of the modern horse. Based on its stripes, it may be the African Variant of Equus Giganteus, which appeared in North America during the Ice Age, but that is pure conjecture. Its behaviour in the wild is similar to that of other wild members of the Equus genus - it sustains itself by grazing, while keeping safe from predators by living in herds and outrunning its attackers via superior speed and stamina.

  • Domesticated: Horse and man have long been partners in survival, and this remains true on the Island. In Equus, survivors will find a trusty steed or pack animal that can carry them swiftly across the land. In fact, Equus’ reliability has led some survivors to construct special saddles for them. I even encountered a man who added extra saddle-pouches that doubled as mobile crafting stations for chemical supplies, foodstuffs, and other items. Although not as robust as what you might find within a village, this utility helped him live a nomadic, solitary lifestyle.

  • Known Information: Some survivors employ Equus to herd other creature with extra-long whips, or wrangle using a specialized lasso. These tools are sometimes effective for self-defense as well, as Equus is limited in battle on its own… at least compared to aggressive prehistoric carnivores.


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