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Community Crunch #80!

Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! :Jerbhi:

Each week we run community contests Survivors can win lots of prizes! At the beginning of each week we post a thread here on survivetheark.com where you can try your hand at the competitions by sharing some of your creations with us! Let’s get on with the contests.

Community Contests!

Player Procedurally Generated Maps!

The Procedurally Generated Map system allows players to make their own ARK maps by determining a myriad of landscape options from the heights of mountains, depths of valleys, and the number of lakes, rivers or oceans, to the kinds of each biome they want, and more! Let’s check out the entries for this weeks contest! This week’s contest winner is…


PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=992;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=6.809943;Mountains Frequency=10.807337;Mountains Slope=1.033183;MountainsHeight=1.194855;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.02;ErosionSteps=4;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.5;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.545082;RWBiomeSize=0.027691;MountainBiomeStart=-0.352149;MountainsTreeDensity=0.01;JungleBiomeStart=-0.635482;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.1;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.05;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.7;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.01;TreeDensity=0.003;JungleTreeDensity=0.66;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.35;SnowTreeDensity=1.0;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.1;ShoreTreeDensity=0.05;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.025;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.01;ShorelineThickness=0.0015;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.1;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.2f,Y=0.2f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.5f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);NorthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.0f);NorthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);SouthRegion1Start=(X=0.25f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion1End=(X=0.416f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion2Start=(X=0.416f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion2End=(X=0.582f,Y=1.0f);SouthRegion3Start=(X=0.582f,Y=0.5f);SouthRegion3End=(X=0.75f,Y=1.0f);EastRegion1Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.0f);EastRegion1End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.333f);EastRegion2End=(X=1.0f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3Start=(X=0.75f,Y=0.666f);EastRegion3End=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f);WestRegion1Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.0f);WestRegion1End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.333f);WestRegion2End=(X=0.25f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3Start=(X=0.0f,Y=0.666f);WestRegion3End=(X=0.25f,Y=1.0f)

NVidia Ansel Photography Contest

Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html

ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel — a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots.  Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset.

Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog.

Now let’s get to the contest!

There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following:

Three Categories

Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key.

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution,  in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display.

Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category!

And now without further ado, here are your entries!

You’ll want to click on the image title to be able to download the maximum size image, we’ve resized them for display purposes

Super Resolution!


GravesAJ – Golden Sunrise

Runners Up!

Squidge Meister – Herbi Island

GravesAJ – Head Towards the Light

Honourable Mentions!

GravesAJ – Calmer Waters

EXFIB0 – A new world

EXFIB0 – Underwater Cave

EXFIB0 – Wild Life

EXFIB0 – Winter In The Redwood

GravesAJ – Explorer’s Treasure

FataL1ty – Eyes of the Beast

FataL1ty – Isolated Flight

FataL1ty – Seclusion

FataL1ty – Strategic Offence

FataL1ty –  Through the Eyes

GravesAJ – In Hot Water

GravesAJ – It Belongs In A Museum

Itsr2ghgaming – Bionic DodoWyvern

Kovko – Anger

Kovko – Bridge

Kovko – Edgy

Kovko – Orange County

Kovko – Shine

Kovko – Shine Bright Like a…

Kovko – The Chosen One

GravesAJ – River Flight

Squidge Meister – Herbivore Island

GravesAJ – What Lies Beneath

Wolf Angelus – Venice Daytime

Wolf Angelus – Venice Nighttime

Wolf Angelus – Wyvern Falls

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


Wolf Angelus – Venice Daytime

Runner Up!

Kovko – LSD Trippin

Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – A Beam of light

EXFIB0 – Crystals

EXFIB0 – Jump

EXFIB0 – Mushrooms

FataL1ty – Archway Path

FataL1ty – Asylum

FataL1ty – Inside the Beast

FataL1ty – Light From Above

FataL1ty – Midforest Snows

FataL1ty – Overlook

FataL1ty – Rockhill Paradise

FataL1ty – Sealook Point

FataL1ty – Sunset Settlement

Kovko – Blue Crystal

Kovko – Brothers

Kovko – Red Light District

Wolf Angelus – Venice Nighttime



Squidge Meister – Topiary Contest

Honourable Mentions!

GravesAJ – Everything the Light Touches

Kovko – Foot

Kovko – Where is he

Wolf Angelus – Dating Profile


This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children!

And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 80 is…

THE SNAIL RISING – Rise of the Achatina (Episode 1) by Lame Wolf


This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more!

The ARKitect for Community Crunch 80 is…

Wolf’s Renaissance Fair & Jousting Arena by Wolf Angelus!

Just in time for the lance, the jousting arena will surely be the talk of the fair.

Fan Feature!

The Ark Pagoda!!!- Ark Buidling Montage Monday EP 14 by RYANT1UM

HelloThereSurvivor – Join Our ARK Server! by Sir Shade

MODDED ARK: Survival Evolved (Center Map) Miserth Fort by StoneyDragon

Pink Panda Prankster SHHHHH! | S3E5 Pooptopia Annunaki Island by MeeMaw TheGeekyGranny

ARK CHALICOTHERIUM TAMING W/ Korntniechan! – Pooptopia on The Center! by Myndmelt Gaming


Ark: Survival Evolved Pooptopia Annunaki S1 E4 – Secert Lake Village by Leeham

Amo Plays Ark: Survival Evolved – S3E6 – Baby Mammoth And Bungee Quetzal Taming (Gameplay) by Amo387

Fantastical Glass & Metal Three Platform Base – S3 Ep14 – Gaming Evolved + IronMine by Monkeypuzzle

Ark Survival Evolved – Primitive Plus 1.4 Update is Here!! by Neocrypter

22 Ways To Die In ARK by The Axe Man

Tree House – ARK Build Battles Episode 6 | Building Competition by Yocimir

Ark Babies by Darken-Si

Sam and Equu chases by Giganotosaurus by dinosaurman4

Sam Jones in ARK Island by dinosaurman4

Art by NeroLokin

Tiger Troodon by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=846376912

Forest Camo Troodon by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=846347944

Snow Camo Troodon by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=846392735

Forest Camo Therizinosaurus by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=844031382

Freddy Krueger Therizinosaurus by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=842347507

Tyrannosaurus Dominium by Zach, The Fiery King

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=845421322

Manticore by DodoRupter666

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=843477779

Jordanisgreat Megalodon Commission by ♤ACE♤Freeflier181

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=843281209


Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=844949089

WizARK Tower by Valoule

gok and Kat’s humble home by gokdaddy

Dinner with Giants by Lusaka6

Jurassic Ark: Attack by Shinzilla

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=845476222

Tribu TITANES by Nik

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=845103693

Dossier: Repenomamus by -ѴQ- | uriel34

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=841889619

Alangasaurus (Hybrid) Dossier by KeyKey

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=843878204

Dossier: Mouflon by -ѴQ- | uriel34

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=841538830

Dossier Preview by kazmanian45

Fan Made Mosasaur Dossier by Snugglesthedino

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=845467874

That’s it for this post guys!

Much love,
Wildcard Jen, Jat, & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team



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