Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE DO GAIA BABIES SPAWN?

Gaia BabySpawner will spawn babies in these containers primarily,

Beach. Redwood. Mountain. Jungle. Grassland. SE Badlands. SE Green Desert. AB Twitch Fertile Land. EXT Wasteland Easy. VAL Chalk Hills Plains.

CANT LEARN ENGRAMS, PLACE STRUCTURES, DINOS DISAPPEARED ETC?

You have a bad mod install and/or a corrupt save. Usually caused by hiccups between your server and Steam CMD. That causes your server to believe that mod is properly installed, but it isn’t. If you suffer from these issues, chances are that it’ll happen with every new update so you have 2 solutions, either get a better, more reliable host, or manually update your mod files through FTP to your server. There’s nothing we can do about this and there’s nothing wrong with Gaia itself.

HOW DO I SPAWN IN DINO AGE?

You cant. Dino Age is tied to the creature and cant be carried, used, or spawned outside of it. You can change the craft speed for Dino Age with ForgottenCraftSpeed=X, where X is a multiplier.

IS GAIA A CORE MOD? WHICH PRIORITY DOES GAIA NEED?

Gaia is not a core mod. By design, noting is rewritten, remapped, or disabled. Every creature and item follows your server settings, thus, Gaia can be loaded last of all your mods. Bear in mind that if you use a non-stackable mod and load it first, it will affect every mod loaded after that, including Gaia.

Gaia Beacons standalone mod remaps all surface loot drops, that’s the only exception and that mod is not needed to enjoy Gaia.

CAN GAIA BE USED WITH MOD X?

Basically, yes. It all depends on how the other mod/map is set up. For example, Extinction Core and Pugnacia are both core mods that remap vanilla items and levels, so loading those before Gaia will cause some minor issues. Never use more than 1 mod if you use a non-stackable or core mod. You will not get any support from me. It may sound harsh but I can’t control other mods, especially when they are un-stackable.

VANILLA SADDLES OR SADDLES FROM OTHER MODS WON’T WORK.

That is by design. Gaia creatures use custom saddles that require Gaia resources to craft/obtain. Therefore, saddle tags are changed and other saddles won’t work.

I WANT TO CHANGE CREATURES LOOT DROPS, HOW DO I DO THAT?

Look at this guide, https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/forums/topic/65930-tutorial-modify-loot-crate-contents-v242/. The same applies to dino drops. To find the current loot drops Gaia uses, look in your ARK mod folder for Gaia>Corefiles>Lootsets. Here is an example(June 2018), https://pastebin.com/pAJBQaM6.

WHICH MAP IS BEST OPTIMIZED FOR GAIA?

Kane made some digging and the results from 22 maps can be found in this Excel file.

Some mapmakers have shared their custom containers to us, see them here.

IM HAVING OVERSPAWNS OF CREATURE X ON MAP Y.

No Gaia creature natively causes over spawns. Either the container is broken(most often custom containers) or you have changed the spawns manually causing it. You should check your settings first, then report it to the mapmaker and then to us – we might be able to fix it even though it’s not caused by Gaia.

WHERE DO I PUT THE SETTINGS FOR GAIA? EXAMPLE?

In your GameUserSettings.ini, at the bottom of it. Here’s an example with vanilla values, https://pastebin.com/0DC79dvV.

WHAT’S THE POINT OF THE GIANT DESMODUS? IT’S ONLY ANNOYING.

It was added by popular demand to combat the safety you get when acquiring a flyer. You can disable it with, DisableDesmodus=True in your GUS.

THE TRANQS ISN’T ANY BETTER THAN VANILLA?!

They are better. And, they come with an ini-option so you can adjust them to your playstyle and server. Head over to ServerSettings.

ANY PLANNED FEATURES I SHOULD KNOW OF? WHERE DO I MAKE A SUGGESTION?

There is a todo-list on discord. You can post your suggestions here on the website, see the community menu.

I CAN’T EQUIP TEK SADDLES ON GAIA DINOS?

That is intended to not make them overpowered.

HOW DO I TAME THE DIVINE/DREADFUL & HEAVENLY/DEMONIC?

Exact same way as their vanilla counterpart. Same food/method, same affinity, and everything scales with your server’s dino levels, making Gaia even more compatible with any mod that adds other dinos(yes, even core mods). Some exceptions is made on purpose, for example, the Demonic Golem has the same affinity with stone and sulfur due to most maps don’t have access to sulfur.

If a creature is tamed differently than its vanilla counterpart, it’s listed on their page here.

DOES GAIA CHANGE THE FLYER COMPONENTS(REMOVE THE WC NERF ON FLYERS) ON VANILLA DINOS?

No, in order to make Gaia as compatible with other mods as possible, I have chosen not to. The flyers(tameable) I have made for Gaia can level speed though.

WHICH MAPS/MODS IS GAIA COMPATIBLE WITH?

All maps will work with Gaia as long as they use vanilla spawn containers. Some maps change weights to their spawn containers though so you might have to edit spawns if you are running a custom map. Head over to the spawnsheet to have a look for yourself.

Some custom spawners are used natively in Gaia, thanks to good map developers. As of right now, its Ragnarök, Ebenus Astrum, Hope, Olympus and Tartarus.

All mods that don’t remap vanilla stuff will work fine with Gaia. If a mod has remapped vanilla item X, and Gaia needs X as a crafting ingredient, you’ll not be able to craft the Gaia item unless you change it manually with ConfigOverrideItemCraftingCosts.

DO GAIA CHANGES DINO OR PLAYERLEVELS?

No. Gaia follow your server settings.

DOES GAIA NEED FIRST LOAD PRIORITY?

Nope, Gaia can be loaded last if you so wish. Everything in Gaia is designed to not interfere with vanilla files in any way. Everything will work regardless of load priority.

WHERE CAN I FIND THE LOGOTYPES?

Gaia Wyverns – http://nanaki.ddns.net/files/ARK/Random/Images/Gaia/GaiaWyverns_ML.png
Gaia – http://nanaki.ddns.net/files/ARK/Random/Images/Gaia/Gaia_ML.png

WHAT ARE THE CREATURE DNA AND GENESIS EGGS FOR USED FOR?

They are used in the DNA Splicer to craft fertilized eggs from the Divine, Dreadful, Heavenly, and Demonic tiers.

HOW DO THE GAIA BUNNY LEVELS WORK?

The bunny will lay an egg every 30 minutes – 4 hours. If you go out of render for more than 15 minutes, the timer will be reset. The bunny does not have to be on wander. It just needs to sit there and chill.

The level output:
A = Bunny level.
B = A/2-1.
A + B = The level your egg will be.

MY DECAYING DINO IS DYING! WHAT DO I DO?

The Decaying tier was better updated to reflect its name. Losing health is normal. You can prevent this by putting it into a cryopod/soulball (depending on mods) or add this line to your gameusersettings.ini file. [GaiaDinos] DisableDecayingDecay=True. Serversettings.

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    • If you’re talking about the tamingElixir then just add this line in your game ini

      OverrideNamedEngramEntries=(EngramClassName=”EngramEntry_TamingElixir_C”,EngramHidden=True,EngramPointsCost=0,EngramLevelRequirement=100,RemoveEngramPreReq=False)

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  1. I haven’t been playing Gaia very long. I can’t believe the question of how to heal Gaia dinos is not a FAQ. The Gaia potions do not work on them at all.

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    • Same way as any other creature, health elixirs, feeders, meat/berries etc etc. But that wont stop the decaying, in order to do that you need to add this code to your GUS.ini,
      [GaiaDinos]
      DisableDecayingDecay=True

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  2. so, i know you prob talk about this in your discord server, not a part of it yet, but i noticed that the mod and associated mods were discontinued fairly recently. just wondering if it will make a comeback for genesis 2?

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    • Yes, the mod is discontinued but will be patched for ‘Genesis Part 2’ with some bugfixes and updating of spawners.

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  3. so just a question i want to add this with parados with both are noncore mods would gaia still work with let say ag reborn with gaia and parados sorry for the stupid question but i couldnt understand what nonstackable mean for mods

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