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Veteran Paleontologist in ARK: Survival Evolved

Veteran Paleontologist250 (50)

Unlock all the Explorer Notes on ARK Prime

  • Unlocked by 1,198 tracked gamers (4% - TA Ratio = 4.99) 29,642  

Achievement Guide for Veteran Paleontologist

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Sashamorning
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Sashamorning
Achievement won on 22 Mar 17
TA Score for this game: 5,632
Posted on 22 March 17 at 20:32, Edited on 09 August 17 at 07:31
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VERY IMPORTANT NOTES: As of v757.1, there's an extra step. You must now go to the Pause menu, then press (simultaneously) cn_X + cn_Y + cn_LB + cn_RB. I believe the box will then stay open as long as you're on. If not... repeat step one. I tested it on an alt, and got the box to work. (I didn't retype all 200 codes, though.)

The full release will be on AUGUST 8. This may change the requirements for this achievement and for the 100% completion achievement!!

This includes the complete list as of 6-10-2017. This list has been confirmed to work as of July 4, 2017.

NOTE: I have heard from some people that this has popped after finishing just the dinosaurs, so my advice right now is to complete the creature dossiers first before the notes. You may save yourself quite a bit of time. In addition, there are further dossiers, but these don't seem to be necessary. As such, I have *NOT* included them on this list.

Please note: I continue to try to keep this updated, but read through the comments below. I have finished the game, so I can only assume that any new dossiers are necessary for the achievement.

Keeping up with the changes is increasingly more of a PITA. Here's hoping you can knock it out ASAP!

Due credit to http://www.feariun.com/the-island.html

I wanted to make a comprehensive, one-stop shopping list for all of the tips that everyone has made, rather than having to hunt and peck (and waste time) putting it all together, while also making an attempt to make it a bit more coherent for those people not used to how this works.

IF YOU CAN STREAM TO A WINDOWS 10 PC, YOU CAN COPY/PASTE THESE CODES! This will save you HOURS.


(Some of this setup information may change due to tweaks in the UI.)

First, go into Options and uncheck Motion Blur and Detail Graphics. These will **SERIOUSLY** speed up your spawning times.

You also need to make sure that "Admin Logging" is checked when you set up the game (in the Host screen, under General, scroll down towards the bottom).

The main point I want to make, since it seems to be mentioned nowhere else, is that many of the coordinates will spawn you into the ground. You have to get out to move around. Several people have mentioned the code, but you have to switch back in order to actually pick up the items. That isn't readily available, and I had to search for it.

So here's a list of codes that should help you when you're searching for the 170 items, as well as helpful cheats. Make sure you actually click on ADMIN COMMAND before resuming. That might be obvious, or not.

Yes, it's 190. They added more. That's why the PC method is a lot easier.


Cheats:
When you get stuck - ghost
When you are unstuck (fly a bit higher) - walk
So you don't get eaten - infinitestats
Same - god
When it's dark, it's better to make the sun come up - settimeofday 08:00:00
When you're in a cave, it's dark! - Head Lamp - giveitemnum 305 1 0 0 0 false

If you need to ghost, you may have to make sure that you're clear (ie. you can walk) before you can change coordinates.

I had problems with a few that blended in. If you are too, you can spawn a GPS:
cheat giveitemnum 72 1 0 0
Then go to this page and look up the item's GPS coordinates: http://ark.gamepedia.com/Explorer_Notes

Some of these will be underwater, but you're not staying long. Grab them, and move on. No need for SCUBA.

Again, I'm making this as one post to consolidate all the wonderful advice posted here. I've found it hard to cobble all the information together, so no disrespect to anyone else. Thanks to everyone who continue to post updates and corrections. toast

Here's the full list, including all of the new ones.
I cannot take credit for this list; that goes to http://www.feariun.com/the-island.html

Codes:

Helena
Achatina - cheat setplayerpos 225600 206400 -11000
Allosaurus - cheat setplayerpos -312000 -271000 -35500 (Climb a little)
Ammonite - cheat setplayerpos 12000 300000 -13800
Angler - cheat setplayerpos -79200 -203200 -3100
Ankylosaurus - cheat setplayerpos -186400 -274600 -13500
Araneo - cheat setplayerpos -33600 -83200 -6900
Archaeopteryx - cheat setplayerpos -57600 -250600 -14200
Argentavis - cheat setplayerpos 31200 -226200 36100
Arthropleura - cheat setplayerpos 152800 -286400 -9900
Baryonyx - cheat setplayerpos 224800 -160200 -3100
Basilosaurus - cheat setplayerpos -258000 20000 -8800
Bee - cheat setplayerpos 88879 165599 -14200
Beelzebufo - cheat setplayerpos 251200 -281600 -14000
Brontosaurus - cheat setplayerpos -263200 -147200 -9000
Carbonemys - cheat setplayerpos -76800 -312800 -40000
Carnotaurus - cheat setplayerpos -72000 -133600 2100
Castoroides - cheat setplayerpos 174400 -199200 -13500
Chalicotherium - cheat setplayerpos -168800 -149600 -50
Cnidaria - cheat setplayerpos 253600 -1800 -26600
Coelacanth - cheat setplayerpos -800 -104000 -2100
Compsognathus - cheat setplayerpos -6399 -70400 3500
Daeodon - cheat setplayerpos 24000 304800 -13300
Dilophosaurus - cheat setplayerpos -317600 274400 -39000
Dimetrodon - cheat setplayerpos 193600 -172000 -12300
Dimorphodon - cheat setplayerpos 164800 -187200 -11800
Diplocaulus - cheat setplayerpos 260800 -179200 -8200
Diplodocus - cheat setplayerpos -292000 -199200 -7200
Direbear - cheat setplayerpos 270400 -76800 -8800
Direwolf - cheat setplayerpos -233600 -60000 -11400
Dodo - cheat setplayerpos -228800 53600 -1600
Doedicurus - cheat setplayerpos -180000 -24000 -5700
DungBeetle - cheat setplayerpos 279000 -268000 -12700
Dunkleosteus - cheat setplayerpos 41600 -48100 -12900
Electrophorus - cheat setplayerpos 251200 -108300 7900
Equus - cheat setplayerpos -132800 108800 -8200
Eurypterid - cheat setplayerpos -8000 -47200 -9000
Gallimimus - cheat setplayerpos 98400 -35200 -12100
Giganotosaurus - cheat setplayerpos 131200 -48000 -6600
Gigantopithecus - cheat setplayerpos -211500 -187200 24000
Hesperornis - cheat setplayerpos 272800 253100 -13900
Hyaenodon - cheat setplayerpos 255200 247200 -14100
Ichthyornis - cheat setplayerpos 116100 182300 -12600
Ichthyosaurus - cheat setplayerpos 238400 24200 -13500
Iguanodon - cheat setplayerpos -202400 99200 -13700
Kairuku - cheat setplayerpos 236800 -60000 -7900
Kaprosuchus - cheat setplayerpos 15200 263200 -23000
Kentrosaurus - cheat setplayerpos -211200 226000 -12000
Leech - cheat setplayerpos 28000 282400 -24400
Leedsichthys - cheat setplayerpos -212000 264800 -10600
Liopleurodon - cheat setplayerpos -204800 225600 -13400
Lystrosaurus - cheat setplayerpos 74400 149800 -21700
Mammoth - cheat setplayerpos 79000 170500 -27000
Manta - cheat setplayerpos 289000 151000 -24400
Megalania - cheat setplayerpos 273100 275700 -11600
Megaloceros - cheat setplayerpos 284800 139000 -24900
Megalodon - cheat setplayerpos -21900 -72200 -2900 - Ghost it!
Megalosaurus - cheat setplayerpos 272800 -267200 -25500
Meganeura - cheat setplayerpos -68800 34400 -12400
Megapiranha - cheat setplayerpos 140800 144800 -11500
Megatherium - cheat setplayerpos -228800 200000 -9500
Mesopithecus - cheat setplayerpos 275200 -271000 -25500
Microraptor - cheat setplayerpos -227200 -12000 -8100
Mosasaurus - cheat setplayerpos 276000 -268800 -21500
Moschops - cheat setplayerpos -260800 114400 -11300
Onyc - cheat setplayerpos -242400 131200 -4200
Oviraptor - cheat setplayerpos -215200 71200 -9100
Ovis - cheat setplayerpos 192800 186400 -11500
Pachycephalosaurus - cheat setplayerpos -73600 124000 -8500
Pachyrhinosaurus - cheat setplayerpos -234400 220800 -10000
Paraceratherium - cheat setplayerpos -148800 120500 -11500
Parasaur - cheat setplayerpos -143200 172000 -12200
Pegomastax - cheat setplayerpos 103200 257600 -9900
Pelagornis - cheat setplayerpos -22400 170400 -8200
Phiomia - cheat setplayerpos 30700 180000 -13500
Plesiosaur - cheat setplayerpos 76000 147200 -10600
Procoptodon - cheat setplayerpos 225600 178400 -8600
Pteranodon - cheat setplayerpos 214400 135200 -7700
Pulmonoscorpius - cheat setplayerpos 95300 245200 -10700
Purlovia - cheat setplayerpos -120800 -107200 4300
Quetzalcoatlus - cheat setplayerpos -213600 299200 -13800
Raptor - cheat setplayerpos -200000 294000 -7600
Sabertooth - cheat setplayerpos -191200 216800 -13800
Sabertooth Salmon - cheat setplayerpos 20000 300000 -13200
Sarcosuchus - cheat setplayerpos -56800 223200 -11000
Spinosaurus - cheat setplayerpos 238400 205600 -9900
Stegosaurus - cheat setplayerpos 232800 226400 -14100
Tapejara - cheat setplayerpos -78000 98400 -10600
Terror Bird - cheat setplayerpos -72800 97600 -10800
Therizinosaurus - cheat setplayerpos -11700 140400 -14200
Thylacoleo - cheat setplayerpos 129600 -140800 -6300
Titanoboa - cheat setplayerpos 336000 -111200 -44000
Titanomyrma - cheat setplayerpos -311200 -5600 -41600
Titanosaur - cheat setplayerpos -74400 94400 -10900
Triceratops - cheat setplayerpos 328000 299200 -43500
Trilobite - cheat setplayerpos -226400 -309600 -40000
Troodon - cheat setplayerpos 230400 200100 -10400
Tusoteuthis - cheat setplayerpos -229200 79700 -23800
Tyrannosaurus - cheat setplayerpos 340000 24800 -44400
Woolly Rhino - cheat setplayerpos -142200 233000 -11300
Yutyrannus - cheat setplayerpos -211200 191400 -5800

Boss Dossiers - You need to kill them in their habitat... this is different than the similar achievements. Watch for their minions to swarm you, and make sure that the boss moves around a little so the game recognizes that they've fully spawned. Then...

Immediately kill a dino - kill

You should get the dossier automatically.

Broodmother
Arena - cheat setplayerpos -261600 238400 -70900
Spawn - summon spiderL_character_bp_c

Dragon
Arena - cheat setplayerpos 233000 35000 -100300
Spawn - summon dragon_character_bp_boss_c

Megapithecus
Arena - cheat setplayerpos -195200 -196800 -119300
Spawn - summon gorilla_character_bp_c

Note: There is a fourth locked boss dossier. I believe it is for the Scorched Earth add-on. As far as I know, this is not necessary for this achievement.


And now the explorer notes. As I noted at the top, some people are reporting that these aren't necessary. However, this may change (again), so if you haven't gotten it to this point, the notes are below.

Helena
Note #1 - cheat setplayerpos 327200 -332000 -43000
Note #2 - cheat setplayerpos 172000 333600 -43600
Note #3 - cheat setplayerpos -109600 327200 -43400
Note #4 - cheat setplayerpos -295200 324800 -44300
Note #5 - cheat setplayerpos -42400 253000 -10400
Note #6 - cheat setplayerpos 211200 218000 -13100
Note #7 - cheat setplayerpos -178400 230400 -12800
Note #8 - cheat setplayerpos 252000 89600 -11600
Note #9 - cheat setplayerpos 233600 -5500 -17200
Note #10 - cheat setplayerpos 72000 19200 -9500
Note #11 - cheat setplayerpos 91200 158000 -23000
Note #12 - cheat setplayerpos 16800 272800 -24300
Note #13 - cheat setplayerpos -178500 41500 -11100
Note #14 - cheat setplayerpos 103000 -189200 -9900
Note #15 - cheat setplayerpos 48800 -127200 7300
Note #16 - cheat setplayerpos -191000 -74300 5900
Note #17 - cheat setplayerpos 218400 214400 -12200
Note #18 - cheat setplayerpos 165620 212800 -12500
Note #19 - cheat setplayerpos -43200 -199200 -3800
Note #20 - cheat setplayerpos -800 -246800 10300
Note #21 - cheat setplayerpos -5600 -299200 -14200
Note #22 - cheat setplayerpos 87200 -200800 -800
Note #23 - cheat setplayerpos 122400 -208800 -13400
Note #24 - cheat setplayerpos -214400 -168800 11500
Note #25 - cheat setplayerpos -220800 -110400 -8200
Note #26 - cheat setplayerpos 51200 -178400 1400

Rockwell
Record #1 - cheat setplayerpos 184800 -197600 -14200
Record #2 - cheat setplayerpos -201600 265600 -4900
Record #3 - cheat setplayerpos -289500 38900 -14100
Record #4 - cheat setplayerpos 287200 -287200 -14100
Record #5 - cheat setplayerpos 153600 -230000 -13000
Record #6 - cheat setplayerpos 269600 -28800 -43000
Record #7 - cheat setplayerpos 251200 -47200 -5800
Record #8 - cheat setplayerpos -127200 116000 -10400
Record #9 - cheat setplayerpos -271300 93600 -26800
Record #10 - cheat setplayerpos 172000 205600 -13800
Record #11 - cheat setplayerpos 136800 240000 -12200
Record #12 - cheat setplayerpos 10400 260800 -12000
Record #13 - cheat setplayerpos 92300 113000 -7000
Record #14 - cheat setplayerpos -8000 68800 5500
Record #15 - cheat setplayerpos -144000 161200 -14200
Record #16 - cheat setplayerpos -201600 156000 -13400 - Ghost it!
Record #17 - cheat setplayerpos -18400 -73600 -3600
Record #18 - cheat setplayerpos 288800 149600 -24400
Record #19 - cheat setplayerpos -178000 270400 -11900
Record #20 - cheat setplayerpos -186400 291200 -12900
Record #21 - cheat setplayerpos -147000 216800 -11500
Record #22 - cheat setplayerpos -26400 208000 2600
Record #23 - cheat setplayerpos 192000 204000 -12000
Record #24 - cheat setplayerpos 144800 212000 -12000
Record #25 - cheat setplayerpos 124800 199999 -12500
Record #26 - cheat setplayerpos 204000 206400 -12500

Meiyin
Note #1 - cheat setplayerpos -248800 -200000 1000
Note #2 - cheat setplayerpos -234400 -278400 -14200
Note #3 - cheat setplayerpos 20000 -273600 1700
Note #4 - cheat setplayerpos -159200 -241600 -2000
Note #5 - cheat setplayerpos -268800 -187000 -8700
Note #6 - cheat setplayerpos -168000 -265400 -9300
Note #7 - cheat setplayerpos -160000 -229600 11200
Note #8 - cheat setplayerpos -271200 -140000 -14100
Note #9 - cheat setplayerpos 252500 -22100 -17800
Note #10 - cheat setplayerpos -48800 -181600 -2900
Note #11 - cheat setplayerpos -74000 -236500 -9100
Note #12 - cheat setplayerpos 36000 -297600 -14000
Note #13 - cheat setplayerpos -72800 -229600 -9000
Note #14 - cheat setplayerpos 25600 -277600 200
Note #15 - cheat setplayerpos -82000 -185620 -1500
Note #16 - cheat setplayerpos -165100 -125000 2400
Note #17 - cheat setplayerpos -128400 -176100 4200
Note #18 - cheat setplayerpos 13300 -187500 11200
Note #19 - cheat setplayerpos -47200 -88000 13300
Note #20 - cheat setplayerpos 168800 -86700 -11500
Note #21 - cheat setplayerpos 186400 -140800 -9800
Note #22 - cheat setplayerpos 259200 -159200 -1000
Note #23 - cheat setplayerpos 230000 -78600 -8100
Note #24 - cheat setplayerpos -213600 4000 -5800
Note #25 - cheat setplayerpos -216000 -59200 -4000
Note #26 - cheat setplayerpos -260800 19200 -11000

Nerva
Note #1 - cheat setplayerpos 148000 -220800 -12800
Note #2 - cheat setplayerpos 224800 -114400 12300
Note #3 - cheat setplayerpos -204000 -84000 6300
Note #4 - cheat setplayerpos 144000 -70400 -11000
Note #5 - cheat setplayerpos -148000 -36800 800
Note #6 - cheat setplayerpos 232000 -4800 -9100
Note #7 - cheat setplayerpos 87200 -17500 -12000
Note #8 - cheat setplayerpos -7200 20000 -6000
Note #9 - cheat setplayerpos -241602 65600 -26800
Note #10 - cheat setplayerpos 36800 11200 -8900
Note #11 - cheat setplayerpos -183200 261200 -12600
Note #12 - cheat setplayerpos -269500 219200 -10400
Note #13 - cheat setplayerpos 276800 157000 -9600
Note #14 - cheat setplayerpos 73600 178400 -13900
Note #15 - cheat setplayerpos -237600 96800 -11000
Note #16 - cheat setplayerpos 222400 29600 -12400
Note #17 - cheat setplayerpos 154400 -53600 -10400
Note #18 - cheat setplayerpos -142301 63001 -11700
Note #19 - cheat setplayerpos -152000 -52800 -100
Note #20 - cheat setplayerpos -92000 4800 -9900
Note #21 - cheat setplayerpos 166400 38400 -3500
Note #22 - cheat setplayerpos 88000 -51200 -6900
Note #23 - cheat setplayerpos 147200 -37000 -9500
Note #24 - cheat setplayerpos 216000 -47300 -2900
Note #25 - cheat setplayerpos 207200 41600 -5500
Note #26 - cheat setplayerpos -259200 190400 -8000

These notes were added in a June update. I'm not sure if they're absolutely necessary, but here they are in any case.

Helena
27 cheat setplayerpos -195200 -192200 33800
28 cheat setplayerpos -212800 -221600 10000
29 cheat setplayerpos 249600 -269600 -13800

Rockwell
27 cheat setplayerpos 287200 -239200 -14100
28 cheat setplayerpos -22000 226300 -8100

Nerva
27 cheat setplayerpos 8800 49600 8000
28 cheat setplayerpos -20000 -16800 -12600
29 cheat setplayerpos 63900 169300 -14100
30 cheat setplayerpos -87200 -55200 33600

Mei Yin
27 cheat setplayerpos -322400 -223200 -14100
28 cheat setplayerpos -97600 -212500 -5000
29 cheat setplayerpos -96000 -254400 -10100
30 cheat setplayerpos -75430 -80437 28034


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