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Community Crunch #93!

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

The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Let’s get started with some news.

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… Wolf Angelus!

If you’d like to try the map out yourself, we’ll be featuring it on one of our Extinction Servers next month, or you can get a head start and set up the settings yourself!

PGTerrainPropertiesString=MapSeed=82;LandscapeRadius=1.0;Water Frequency=4;Mountains Frequency=11;Mountains Slope=1.55;MountainsHeight=.8;Turbulence Power=0.0125;Shore Slope=1.0;WaterLevel=-0.72;GrassDensity=1.0;JungleGrassDensity=0.05;ErosionSteps=10;TreesGroundSlopeAccuracy=0.5;DepositionStrength=0.05;ErosionStrength=0.75;OceanFloorLevel=-1.0;SnowBiomeSize=0.16;RWBiomeSize=0.09;MountainBiomeStart=-0.35;MountainsTreeDensity=0.06;JungleBiomeStart=-0.65;IslandBorderCurveExp=4.0;MaxSawnPointHeight=0.2;SnowGrassDensity=0.25;MountainGrassDensity=0.007;SnowMountainGrassDensity=0.15;UnderwaterObjectsDensity=0.5;SnowMountainsTreeDensity=0.03;TreeDensity=0.005;JungleTreeDensity=0.55;RedWoodTreeDensity=0.030;SnowTreeDensity=1.2;RedwoodGrassDensity=0.07;ShoreTreeDensity=0.32;SnowShoreTreeDensity=0.04;DeepWaterBiomesDepth=-0.24;InlandWaterObjectsDensity=0.5;ShorelineStartOffset=0.023;ShorelineThickness=0.035;MountainGeneralTreesPercent=0.15;TerrainScaleMultiplier=(X=1.0f,Y=1.0f,Z=1.0f);SnowBiomeLocation=(X=0.58f,Y=0.58f);RWForestBiomeLocation=(X=0.42f,Y=0.4f);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)

For those wanting to make their own PGM, here’s a quick start guide, as well as a very informative video from ThickFreedom!

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!


BlueDragon – Pollen Collecting


Kovko – Lava Stream

Wolf Angelus – Park – View 2

Ego – The power of Bandar-log

Ego – These are the wrong sort of bees

Honourable Mentions!

BlueDragon – Foraging for food

BlueDragon – Guards

BlueDragon – Secrets

EXFIB0 – Lakeside Paradise

EXFIB0 – The Beautiful Island

FataL1ty – Dawn

FataL1ty – Forest View

FataL1ty – Help Me Up

FataL1ty – Making a Stand

FataL1ty – Mystery

FataL1ty – Mystic Relic

FataL1ty – Predusk

FataL1ty – Silhouette

FataL1ty – Smelling Flowers

FataL1ty – Statue

KISHKO – Foggy Day

KISHKO – Moonlight

KISHKO – Volcano

Kovko – Catch me if you can

Kovko – Tiny

roguewolf91 – An Unexpected Incursion

Wolf Angelus – Blue Ranger & Zord

Wolf Angelus – Park – View 1

Wolf Angelus – Power Ranger Dino Zords

Wolf Angelus – Red Ranger & Zord

Wolf Angelus – Yellow Ranger & Zord

Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!


EXFIB0 – Volcano Cave

roguewolf91 – Above the Clouds

Runner Up!

Wolf Angelus – Steampunk Shopping District

Honourable Mentions!

EXFIB0 – Lake Pearl

EXFIB0 – Lava

EXFIB0 – Tek Cave

FataL1ty – Center

FataL1ty – Dark Forest

FataL1ty – Fur-y

FataL1ty – Run

KISHKO – Morning Bliss

KISHKO – Redwood Paradise

KISHKO – Tek Cave

Wolf Angelus – Ominous Weather Approaching

Wolf Angelus – Park – View 1

Wolf Angelus – Park – View 2

Wolf Angelus – Steampunk Shopping District Night



Wolf Angelus – Dave, The Unintelligent Dodo Comic Strip

F1r3fly – Freeform -Float Like Lymantria sporarmis; Sting like Apis lithohermaea


Batman – Fire

Morgengrau – Its the circle of life

Batman – Bullseye

Honourable Mentions!

Batman – A Knight and his Companion

Batman – Detective

Batman – Selfie

Batman – The Nightingale

Batman – The Princess

BlueDragon – The Simple Dilophosaur

F1r3fly – Freeform – Sleeping with the Fishes

Morgengrau – Pride Rock


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 93 is…

LameWolfProductions with their own take on Casual Fridays ;)


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 93 is…

ranger1presents with their Pimped Up home!

A very impressive usage of lighting throughout the entire build, felt like I was watching a house that would belong to Tony Stark, certainly pimped out to the max! We’re sure Thorwal is very pleased with this awesome presentation of their mod.

That’s not all!

We’ve got some runner ups!

We would also like to congratulate Lusaka6 for being a runner-up this week! A very impressive looking ARK Logo and on console nonetheless, that must not have been easy! :D

As well as SWChris for their awesome ARK Victorian Home! A great showcase, as well as an informative guide! Something we would definitely come across in an RP server. Has there been a Victorian Season? If not, here’s a guide to get started on builds!

If you’d like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here:

Fan Feature!

ARK PvP Tips & Tricks by KISHKO

TwitchRP | Ship Royale | Server Event by eco

ARK: Ragnarok Map | Trailer | 4K 60 FPS by AussieBaussie

ARK: Survival Evolved – Eco Trees Mod by Jukari

Trophy Hunter by Ragna

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=926968998

Connisaur’s Favorite Creatures by Connisaur

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=928231550

Meanwhile, In someone’s solo world by Laughing Jack

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=927765892

Kaprosuchus Ambush by dair69!

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=925593691

Always Wild by 𝓒𝓗𝓘

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=910857720

Cover Blown by Dead Nitr0th3Edg3l0rd

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=929863915

Sea Camo Liopleurodon by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=924912351

Good Luck Liopleurodon by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=924988966

Timon & Pumbaa from the Lion King by Sharkcat

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=929419823

Fanmade Dossier: Struthiomimus by Gigantoraptor

Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=927796203

That’s it for this post guys!

All the best,
Wildcard Jat & the ARK: Survival Evolved Team





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