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Caballus
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Unofficial Map for ARK with beautiful environment, stunning places, treasures instead of air drops and color variants for equus and more creatures
Mod author
Doudel
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Workshop ID
1679826889
Release date
March 11th, 2019
Status
90% complete
Server map name
Caballus_P
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Mod Caballus logo.png This article is about the mod Caballus.
This content is only available by installing the mod on a server or on single player.
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Caballus is a lovely designed, horse-themed mod map for ARK: Survival Evolved, developed by Doudel.

Caballus Custom Map - The equestrian journey[]

Important Informations

First the Mod ID = 1679826889
For Command Lines: Caballus_P

Caballus means horse in latin - it is a equestrian based Map with innuendos to the equestrian folks and the wonderful equus creature.
It is a equestrian journey, so feel the wind in the mane!
The surface is 100% complete and fully playable. I will just add some more details, like ruins.
Following this page Caballus is explained in more detail.

For spontaneous players follow the download link on Steam:
Steam Workshop

What makes Caballus special?[]

Caballus Equus Variants

  • Horse
    • Descriptive Name "Horse"
    • One BluePrint - so breedable and mate boost
    • 28 possible patterns, nearly unpossible to find the same horse in the wilds!
    • available as an extra mod for other maps
  • The Shimmer Equus
    • exclusive for Caballus
    • shimmering and glowing
    • four different patterns

A lovely designed Environment

  • Ruins of the equestrian folks with a variety of beautiful statues
  • No Obelisks (just the cosmetic assets) - ARK TERMINALS AVAILABLE
  • Realistic and lovely designed environment with brand new foliage
  • Huge landmass and big ocean world (coming)
  • Beginner Loot Boxes as Saddle Bags at Player Spawns
  • Insane Wyvern Trench and Wyvern Cave
  • No air drops and less TEK on the surface - perfect Roleplay (RP) Map
  • (Coming) Caballus own Boss Arenas (but with the common bosses) - The Island bosses ARE AVAILABLE

A well-thought-out concept

  • Background Story to feel the wind in the mane
  • (Coming) Own Explorer Notes to explain the story deeper
  • Custom Loot System - Treasures with insane Loot
  • All engrams learnable
  • Max Level of Dinos is 150 (like on Ragnarok)

Special Color Variants for Creatures

A never seen, large biome below the White Birch Mountain

  • Aberration of Water: Aberration themed collapsed atlantic world.
  • Combined with elements of Extinction
  • Story background: Hidden and big secrets of the (ARK) Alien and TEK
  • DLC Dinos and resources are implemented
  • RockDrakes and Reapers available
  • added purple treasure (rare resources and TEK)

A unique biome: The Black Wideness (Obsidian stone)

  • A never seen Biome with the Big Dam (Ruins)
  • Dino Spawns and Resources like a desert biome
  • Trees and black metal nodes dropping charcoal

Good loot left behind by the equestrian folks

  • Quality chain: green - blue - yellow - red - purple
  • No stupid things like blueprints for a doorframe or anything
  • Purple Treasure variant for extreme good loot
  • Blueprints from DLC saddles, weapons, tools, and armor, rare resources and TEK

Special Supply Crates/Foliage (like the Giant Beaver Dam from Ragnarok)

  • The Anthill (Supply Crate), dropping feces, fertilizer, rare mushrooms and rare flowers
  • Pure Flintstones (Foliage) - ocher color Stones to farm only flintstones
  • Mushrooms - orange Mushrooms, dropping only rare Mushrooms
  • The Crystal Tree (Supply Crate) - only in the vulcano biome - dropping a high amount of crystal
  • Red metal nodes of Red Crystalized Sap
  • Farmable (like plants - with hands) Z plants - dropping Z Seeds
  • Farmable Cannabis - dropping Rare Flower

All DLC Content will come over time to Caballus!


Unique loot system of Caballus - Treasures

On Caballus, instead of Air Drops you can find Treasures, a loot system much different from ARK: Survival Evolved's. The Treasures match better to the background story and I want people to search harder for good Loot. REALLY GOOD LOOT The quality of Treasures are higher, so it is more often possible to find ascendant Items and BPs. I changed the content of the Treasures, so that there are no items like a blueprint for a doorframe in it. Quality chain is: green - blue - yellow - red (underwater) - purple. In the Treasures are Blueprints from the DLC Maps, too: For example a whip, or a Snow Owl Saddle BP

Treasure System

Saddle bags

Treasure Green:

Available with Level 15:
Armor:
Cloth Pants, Shirt, Helmet, Gloves, Boots.
Hide Pants, Shirt, Helmet, Bloves, Boots.
Wood Shield
Desert Clots Boots and Gloves

Saddles:
Scorpion
Equus
Hyaenodon
Raptor
Trike
Pachy
Dolphin
Turtle
Parasaur
Phiomia
Procoptodon
Pteranodon

Weapons:
Stone Pick
Stone Hatchet
Slingshot
Bow
StoneClub
MetalHatchet
MetalPick
Crowsbow
Lance
Pike
Sword
Spear
OilJar
Bola

Treasure Blue:

Available with Level 35:
Armor:
Chitin Pants, Shirt, Helmet, Gloves, Boots.
Fur Pants, Shirt, Helmet, Bloves, Boots.
Metal Shield
Desert Clots Helmet and Pants

Saddles:
Kaprosuchus
Sarco
Ankylo
Doedicurus
Terrorbird
Diplodocus
Mammoth
Iguanodon
Gallimimus
Manta
Pachyrhino
Pteranodon
Stego
Mantis
Rhino
Brontosaddle + Platform
ThornyDragon

Weapons:
Boomerang
Sickle
Gun
Shotgun
OneShotRifle
MetalHatchet
MetalPick
Crowsbow
Lance
Pike
Grenade
Whip
Scope

Treasure Yellow:

Available with Level 50:
Armor:
Metal Pants, Shirt, Helmet, Gloves, Boots.
Ghilie Pants, Shirt, Helmet, Bloves, Boots.
Scuba Pants and Flippers
Desert Clots Shirt and Pants

Saddles:
Allosaurus
Ankylo
Mammoth
Sabertooth
Carno
Arthropleura
Rhino
MEgatherium
Thylacoleo
Paracer + Platform
Baryonoyx
Megalodon
DireBear
Dunkleosteus
Pelagornis
Toad
Chalio
Argentavis
Beaver
Daeodon
Moth
Camelsaurus
RockGolem
SnowOwl
Managamar
Tapejara


Weapons:
Rifle
FlareGun
Gun
Shotgun
OneShotRifle
HoloScope
GasGrenade
PoisonGrenade
ClimbPick
MaschinedPistol

Treasure Red and Underwater:

Available with Level 70:
Armor:
Riot Pants, Shirt, Helmet, Gloves, Boots.
Miners Helmet
Scuba Goggles and Tank
Riot Shield
NightVisonGoggles

Saddles:
Allosaurus
Rex
Spino
Yuty
Quetz + Platform
Megalania
Therizinosaurus
Plesio + Platform
Basilo
Megalosaurus
Baryonoyx
Megalodon
Tapejara
Giga
Deino
Mosa + Platform
Tuso
Argentavis
Beaver
Daeodon
Bloodstalker
Cherufe

Weapons:
Rifle
Compound Bow
Prod
Shotgun
MaschinedShotgun
Flamethrower
Laser
Silencer
ClusterGrenade
ClimbPick
MaschinedSniper

Treasure Purple:

Available with Level 100:
Armor:
TEK Pants, Shirt, Helmet, Gloves, Boots.
TEK Shield

Saddles:
Basilisk
Gacha
Cavewolf
MoleRat
Crab
RockDrake

TEK Saddles:
RockDrake
Tapejara
Mosa
MEgalodon
Rex

Resources:
GlowStick
Cyropod
Gas
Polymer
Electronics
Gunpowder
ElementDust
Element
BlackPearl


Caballus has also special Loot Boxes at every Player Spawn. The Saddle Bags contain starter items to make the first steps easier!

Background Story and Current Content[]

' Cold-blooded Stone The Lush Widths The Black Jar Dry Savannah Wild Shore The Rampant Green Deciduous Griffin Mountain The Imbued Moor White Birch Mountain Old Chestnut Mountainchain White Mare Mountain Black Wideness Sulfur Pools Frozen Mane Gold Mane Canyon The Black Stud Flying Hell Managabreath
Regions of Caballus

Caballus is a world born out of the heat. Grown from lava, cooled and hardened in the wild sea. The largest of the Caballic islands. The still intact volcano formed a multi-faceted world with a variety of biomes, recourses and lives over millennia. Not long was this piece of earth left uninhabited. Ancient nomads first reached the coast of neighbouring islands, until they discovered the richness of resources of Caballus. The different nations were all equestrian folks: numerous, with strength and war experience; always with the goals of reaching wealth and making progress. They changed Caballus a lot, but as a completely new world Caballus turned everything upside down. New creatures were fought, nations continued their education, domestication started, new battles had to be won and leaders were overthrown. But who has remained? Greed is a sin: Caballus stayed with the wild creatures, remaining horses, ruins and hidden treasures. Were they the first? Even this civilization did not discover all the secrets of this graceful lovely world. What´s your decision? Cooperation or war? Which of the equestrian peoples suits your character? Three nations fought for Caballus: The Blue Scythians, who populated the areas of Griffin Mountain, Redwood and the area covered with snow. The Green Huns, which conquered the grassland, the swamp and the jungle. Last the Red Csíkos who managed the impetuous and threatening volcano area with the Black Widen and the Steppe.

Current Content

Caballus has the following content at the moment:

  • exciting background story
  • Beginner Loot in form of SaddleBags (Crates) at every Player Spawn
  • Treasures with insane loot instead of air drops
  • special color variants for Equus, Unicorn, Phoenix, Ice Wyvern and Griffin
  • A lot of Biomes:
  • Griffin Mountain (medium)
  • White Birch Mountain (medium)
  • Jungle (medium)
  • Swamp (medium)
  • Beach (easy)
  • Steppe (easy)
  • Black Wideness (hard) with a little grotto with Light Dinos (AB) in it
  • Volcano AND a Wyvern Trench, combined with the Black Beach Biome
  • Snow and Redwood Biome (hard) --> this biomes have subbiomes
  • Aberration of Water (AB Biome)
  • 75 % of the ocean biome
  • ten stunning dungeon caves
  • the equus variants (available as a own mod!)

100% of surface is finished and playable ( But I will add more details!)

  • a created terrain with world creator --> Mountains look like mountains in the distance
  • new textures --> the result are unique biomes
  • all The Island dino spawns, Desertspawns from SE and Aberration spawns, some spawns from Extinction (Managamar, Gacha, Snow Owl, Velo) and Genesis (Ferox, Magamasaur, Bloodstalker)
  • bigger than The Island - Caballus has an ocean
  • a lot of little caves you can build in
  • all important resources
  • beautiful statues of Ark dinos
  • ruins of the equestrian nation
  • monuments instead of the ARK Obelisks, of course the Terminals are available
  • Loot out of treasures!
  • a lot of dungeon caves with artifacts
  • a really nice Jump and Run Cave
  • a underwater cave


Biomes[]

Biomes

Download the Map and you will see the beauty of all biomes!

Caballus Dungeon Caves[]

Caballus has ten Dungeon Caves (at the moment). At the end you find artifacts!

  • Swamp/Spider Cave - 71 / 09 - Artifact of Cunning
  • Ice Cave - 21 / 10 - Artifact of Strong
  • Desert Cave - 68 / 84 - Artifact of Immune
  • Sanctuary Cave - 53 / 17 - Artifact of Devourer
  • Redwood/ Gold Cave - 21 / 48 - Artifact of Pack
  • Jungle Cave - 71 / 40 - Artifact of Clever
  • Underwater Cave - 98 / 13 - Artifact of Massive
  • Jump and Run Cave - 34 / 93 - Artifact of Skylord
  • Wyvern Cave - 6 / 28 - Artifact of Brute
  • Dam Cave - 50 / 80 - Artifact of Hunter
  • Shimmer Forest - 68 / 29 or 80 / 21 - No artifact - Home of the Secret Shimmer Equus

Spawn Locations[]

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Approximate Spawn Locations

North
East
Middle
West
South

Creatures[]

The Island Dinos[]

Caballus contains the following creatures from The Island:

Scorched Earth Dinos[]

Caballus contains the following creatures from Scorched Earth:

Aberration Dinos[]

Caballus contains the following creatures from Aberration:

Findable in a hidden Grotto or in die Aberration of Water Biome.

Extinction Dinos[]

Caballus contains the following creatures from Extinction:

Genesis: Part 1 Dinos[]

Caballus contains the following creatures from Genesis: Part 1: also the other X-Variants!

Special Dinos[]

Caballus also contains the following creatures:

Over time I will implement missing creatures, too!

Future Content[]

My plan for Caballus and future content in more detail:

  • adding more details to the surface
  • add the rest of the ocean world
  • rework the boss arenas, so they have the unique Caballus look
  • made own explorer notes for the history of Caballus
  • balance the dino spawns
  • balance resources
  • add more DLC Dinos
  • stable and good performance
  • try to implement a brand new creature
  • always improve the map - I think ARK will give us a lot of content I can implement (GENESIS comes to Caballus, either)

Discord Link and community[]

You can help me to make Caballus better:

Join my Discord and talk to me about everything you think about Caballus!
Tell me all your feedback and report the bugs and issus you find. I will work hard and nearly every day on the development of Caballus.

Nevertheless be kind, it is my first modding project and creating a map takes a lot of time.

The Discord Link: Caballus Discord

Resource Map[]

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    Strategic Resources
  • Level 55.jpg
    Exploring the map
  • SpawnMapIcon.png
    Creature Spawns
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