Current State

Zoology is not yet finished, there is more to come. More buffs. more behavioral changes, more more. The emotional baggage system is not enabled yet, almost all the buffs are in the planning stage, but the foundations are in place. From the moment you tame your first pet it is judging you, wondering if maybe it would be better of with someone else. Treat them with respect.

Known Bugs

There is an issue and a bug tracking list, please use it for suggestions as well.

Change log


0.3.6

2018-05-20

Fixed:

  • Some minor bug fixes

Added:

  • Some progress on fight or Flight

0.3.5

2018-05-06

Fixed:

  • Reduced Zoology CPU usage by approx most of it 🙂

0.3.4

2018-04-22

Fixed:

  • Reduced CPU usage by approx 15% to 20% for FF check loops

0.3.3

2018-04-21

Fixed:

  • Several dino AI casts to wrong type

Added:

  • Many more AI controllers for the fight or flight system
  • Systems in place for Flight and Flight, Wild Dinos FF check loop is running

0.3.2

2018-04-14

Minor bug fixes to some predator dinos

0.3.1

2018-04-12

Changed:

  • Changes to Stat Recovery after unstasis (possible Bug Fix)

0.3.0

2018-04-08

Changed:

  • Tweak to the dino injury scale

Missing Data


0.2.20a

2018-01-09

HotFix Dino AI controller

0.2.20

2018-01-09

Changed:

  • Dinos might throw the rider if hurt badly

Fixed:

  • Bees in hives

Added:

  • AI for fleeing to some animals, more to come

0.2.19

2018-01-05

Changed:

  • Marine babies are now aggressive like their parents
  • Lowered Aggro threshold for babies

Fixed:

  • Dino targeting team change for wilds
  • Bug in setting AI Controllers for tames and wilds

0.2.18b

2018-01-03

Changed:

  • Beginnings' of making wild babies more aggressive

0.2.18a

2018-01-02

Fixed:

  • Chitin crumble now uses raw mince like it should do.

Changed:

  • More baby food speed tweaks. 🙁 Baby food consumption is now modified by dino age
  • Reduced starvation effects on health for babies
  • cooking time for herbibites

0.2.18

2018-01-01

Fixed:

  • Carnivores wont eat herbibites any More
  • More baby food speed tweaks. 🙁
  • Cooking and other items only working in vanilla inventories

0.2.17i

2017-12-31

Fixed:

-Some minor bugs for taming and food. Remove starving buff from dinos being tamed

0.2.17h

2017-12-30

Added:

  • Vanilla insects to the Zoology bug repellant

0.2.17g

2017-12-29

Changed:

  • Speed buff no longer applies to tamed babies (any non-adult dino)

0.2.17f

2017-12-26

Fixed:

  • Dinos taming and dying (again) and I think also the weird tamed pets not moving

0.2.17e

2017-12-23

Changed:

  • Injury formula, making it more gradual

0.2.17d

2017-12-22

Fixed:

  • Injured dino speed reduction for pets now really works. Be careful out there

0.2.17c

2017-12-21

Parasaur hotfix

0.2.17b

2017-12-19

Minor change to loging info

0.2.17a

2017-12-18

Hotfix for Notify Rider bug

0.2.17

2017-12-16

Fixed:

  • Made changes to how soon a waking tame can lose taming when being fed.

0.2.16b

2017-12-15

Fixed:

  • Minor tweak and bug fixes

0.2.16a HOTFIX

2017-12-11

Fix for status value bug when taming pets

0.2.16

2017-12-10

Added:

  • First stage of Zoology Dino settings re-write
  • HerbiBites. Baby food for herbivores

0.2.15a HOTFIX

2017-12-9

HOTFIX for flyer weight

0.2.15

2017-12-8

Added:

  • Flyer max weight for also carrying a rider.

0.2.14a

2017-12-7

Fixed:

  • Dino Status bug on server restart for tamed pets

0.2.14

2017-12-6

Fixed:

  • Small Startup bug for dino version check

0.2.13a Hot Fix

2017-12-3

Fixed:

  • Bug in study buff making it break.

0.2.13

2017-12-3

Fixed:

  • Changed how the main player buff is added after spawning, solved notebook bug

0.2.12

2017-11-28

Added:

  • Wild dinos have different speed and stamina, and others stats, which transfers to the tamed animal.

Fixed:

  • Camel drinks again
  • Starving tames at any speed soon after being tamed
  • Fixed Jerboa weather reports
  • Fixed bug in wild speed buff for injury

0.2.11

2017-11-24

Added:

  • Emotional Stability variable to give a bit more control to fluctuations.

Changed:

  • Loyalty gets a slight boost if the contact time is 25% more than the current average. Should give a slight boost early on a relationship
  • Tweaked loyalty reduction, now needs to be absent 1 hour to be noticed, max is 96 hours (4 days), but total max reduction is only 10% of the current loyalty (not 10% of max) or 2.5% per day.

0.2.10c HotFix the Hotfix

2017-11-20

Fixed:

  • Fixed pets with broken speed settings that had been saved to the game save file.

0.2.10b HotFix

2017-11-19

Fixed:

  • Fixed Dinos loyalty collection for players with bonus engrams
  • Stamina reduction bug for Scouts and Fliers
  • Fixed Stamina related crash

Changed:

  • Damage done by members of another tribe has twice the loyalty penalty as from tribe members

0.2.10a Hotfix

2017-11-18

Fixed:

  • Megalania being invisible
  • Camelsaurus watering bug

0.2.10

2017-11-17

Changed:

  • If both Torpor >= 1 and Health >= 1 add extra 1 point to injury scale results
  • Tamed pet speed is now affected by Morale and Stress as well as injury and loyalty
  • Dinos scan for favorite tribe member in a 10 foundation radius if not being ridden
  • Refactored Loyalty calculations for increasing loyalty (vastly simplified - Split reduction out to new function)
  • Capped loyalty loss due to absence at 30 mins (5%) must be absent 10 mins to calculate.

Fixed:

  • Status value collection bugs
  • Status level up calculations
  • Dino speed boost for loyalty bug

Added:

  • Dino version check for updates like the forthcoming loyalty reset
  • Dinos increase loyalty while being ridden (above the normal for being near)
  • OP_Scale INI option

0.2.9b

2017-11-12

Changed:

  • Increased quick loop delay to 6 seconds (reduce cpu load)
  • Re-enabled the culler

Fixed:

  • Mince Meat not crafting
  • Excludes the Phoenix from startup culling

0.2.9a Hotfix

2017-11-07

Fixed:

  • Black Mantis saddle crafting in smithy

Changed:

  • Tweaked Black Mantis stats

0.2.9

2017-11-05

Fixed:

  • Mantis Taming (adults can be tamed, ARK can not spawn baby Mantis)
  • Scorpion Taming (adults can be tamed, ARK can not spawn baby Scorpion)
  • Dimorph eggs
  • Iguanodon Fixed
  • Multiple fert egg fixes
  • Bug in Microraptor AI
  • Bug in Microraptor passive taming setup
  • Flying Mantis bug

Added:

  • Black Mantis
  • Boiled Onions
  • Basic Omelettes and Mushroom Omelettes

0.2.8c

2017-11-03

Fixed:

  • Bug in selecting the correct loyalty icon to

Added/Changed:

  • Remapped Poop Base Classes
  • Method of assigning AI controllers

Removed:

  • Zoology campfire, grills and pots
  • Roast Onion cookable item

0.2.8b

2017-10-30

Fixed:

  • Stopped campfires cooking free mince meat
  • Equus crash when riding
  • Possible starving tames fix, maybe missing tames fix

0.2.8a HotFix

2017-10-24

HotFix: Servers using too much CPU

0.2.8

2017-10-24

Added:

  • Dinos increase loyalty while on shoulders
  • INI Setting to not mind wipe Zoology knowledge

Changed:

  • Refactor of main quick time loop
  • Refactor animal injury system

Fixed:

  • Hyaenodon AI Bugs

0.2.7c

2017-10-22

Added:

  • Tribe settings check and Warning message for players

Fixed:

  • Grill added to fabricator for crafting

0.2.7b

2017-10-21

Added:

  • Dinos increase loyalty while on follow

Fixed:

  • Dinos hating players that spend to much time with them initially.
  • Misc small bugs in feeding and wild hunger system

Removed:

  • Zoology fishing bait and rod, fishing is still broken for now.

0.2.7a

2017-10-20

Fixed:

  • Possible fix for starving baby dinos.

0.2.7

2017-10-19

Fixed:

  • That seagull again
  • Adult Equus can be tamed
  • Oviraptor can be tamed with eggs or meat
  • Egg Stack sizes
  • Veggie Cake
  • Damn Seagull not moving when players approach (maybe)
  • Achatina and the cake fix
  • Jugbugs

Added:

  • Notes for some more dinos
  • Spoiled Chitin Crumble
  • Torpored dinos and injured dinos move slower until recovered
  • Mince meat
  • Onions and Spring Onions and of course Roast Onions

Changed:

  • Campfire and Grill to cook mince & roast onions

0.2.6a

2017-10-08

Added:

  • Warning when Zoology is incorrectly loaded

0.2.6

2017-10-08

Fixed:

  • Tweaks turtle swim
  • Shoulder mounted pets showing the magnifying glass
  • Duplicated Predatory Engram
  • Damn seagull Ichthyornis bugs
  • Notebook not erasing lines from previous page

Added:

  • INI options to hide the study icons individually.
  • Added Contemplation indicator in the buff area of the hud
  • Added updating notebook indicator in the buff area of the hud
  • Added PageUp, PageDown, Home and End key actions to notebook

Changed:

  • Seagull flees when attacked

0.2.5d

2017-10-01

Fixed:

  • Anky crash when ridding
  • MindWipe now clears a players Zoology knowledge
  • Shearing of Sheep (adult sheep only)
  • (possibly) Fixed glitch when players re-log into a server

0.2.5c

2017-09-27

Fixed:

  • Lystro was not showing the study icons
  • Female study zone rotation bug

0.2.5b

2017-09-26

Fixed:

  • Kibble Cooking with Zoology dino eggs

0.2.5a

2017-09-25

Fixed:

  • Sabertooth cat loyalty was not working
  • Fixed Notebook using steam name instead of character name
  • Fert egg bugs fixed
  • Fixed Anky Loyalty bug

0.2.5

2017-09-24

Fixed:

  • GiveK command was not updating the client side data
  • Fishing bugs Fishing still has problems to resolve
  • Ankylo ridding crash Maybe a kit version issue will see with next kit update

Added:

  • Otter
  • Remapped baits for fishing
  • Bug Repellent works on spiders and scorpions
  • Glued in Certs for notebook

Updated:

  • Boa is tamable like in vanilla ARK
  • Some v268 Dino Base Classes

0.2.4

2017-09-18

Fixed:

  • Megalosaurus saddle not being equipable
  • Knowledge buff icon backgrounds
  • Fixed Megalosaurus Sleep and Groggy Buffs
  • Spelling Mistake in Certificate of Predatory Animal Husbandry

Added:

  • Study Notebook
  • Random Study Notes

0.2.3c

2017-09-13

Fixed:

  • More Turkey Stuff, Status comp, knowledge buff.
  • Yutyranus Certificate was missing
  • Dinos starving during taming (needs testing with each species but should be ok)

0.2.3b

2017-09-11

Fixed:

  • Aquatic Turkey, best do a dino wipe

0.2.3a

2017-09-10

Fixed:

  • Argie study was borked

0.2.3

2017-09-10

Fixed:

  • Missing NPC remaps for Ants, Anglers and Coel
  • Hesperornis Feeding (and added Angler to the diet - still needs testing)
  • Female Characters spotting zone rotation bug
  • Broken Icons for certificates (Thanks MorkOz)

Added:

  • Cleanup of non-Zoology dinos at server/game start.
  • New bool INI setting DoNotClearDinos defaults to false
  • New cheat command ClearNZ
  • Dropped Mesh to the certificates
  • Actual certificates to the certificates and all are craftable now
  • Live Preview of certificates when placing

Changed:

  • GiveK now takes player name as first argument

Closed:

  • Ichthyornis follow bug report, can not reproduce

0.2.2

2017-09-07

Fixed:

  • Multpile dinos with damage function disconnected.
  • Archa passive tame with new food, Chitin Crumble

0.2.1a

2017-09-05

Minor update to remove dino nests, not yet ready and should not have been included in current release on steam.

0.2.1

2017-09-03

Added:

  • Loyalty icons to show pets loyalty to player

Fixed:

  • Dinos that use the "Any Damage" function were buggy

0.2.0a

2017-09-02

Fixed:

  • Study icons for single player bug (needs more testing - seems a bit glitchy)

Changed:

  • Reduced icon size by 20%

0.2.0 - Olenekian Release

2017-09-01

Fixed:

  • Slowed baby dino eating speed some more (still needs more testing)
  • Bug blocking the learning of dinos with a pre-req dino
  • Study bug for raptor and other 'collides with riders' dinos
  • Force feeding of Oviraptor bug
  • Fixed Dino Egg names, some had a generic 'Dinosaur Egg' name

Added:

  • Start of craft-able certs, not yet in use
  • Study indicators in the spotting zone
  • The Turkey

0.1.5

2017-08-23

Fixed:

  • Players unable to use previously learnt knowledge after payer death or server restart (single player too)
  • Zombie knowledge bug where a Single Player create a new character and it has the knowledge of the previous dead player
  • Slowed down baby eating speed to prevent starving to death while passive taming (needs more testing)

0.1.4

2017-08-22

Added:

  • Logging for the dino knowledge.

0.1.3

2017-08-21

Possible fix for Single Player Bug when players create a new character without exiting the ARK client

0.1.2

2017-08-21

Re-cook for Single Player Bug

0.1.1

2017-08-20

Fixed:

  • Oviraptors can now eat eggs and increase their food level
  • Single Players can now recieve engrams when they tame some creatures

0.1.0 - Induan Release

2017-08-19

Initial release of Zoology. This is the sequel to the Hungry Dinos and Food Chains mods.