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  • Community Crunch 125: Rideable Moschops, Sponsored Mod Program Update & More!

    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!

    Rideable Moschops Returns!

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    By popular demand (and some discussion by our gameplay team) the ridable Moschops makes its return! For those who missed out, during the TLC 2 update we encountered an unintended mechanic which allowed the Moschops to be ridable. After receiving feedback from players regarding the creature and its new founded ability, we decided we wanted to make it so, but do it properly! So stay tuned for a ridable Moschops coming soon to an ARK near you! ;)

    Official PC Legacy PVE Savefiles!

    Download 'em here!

    Attention PC PvE Legacy Survivors! We've made the current Legacy PC PVE Savefiles available to download. This has been a community request for some time from our player base as some of you have expressed interest in moving on to your own dedicated servers. The snapshot was taken on the 3rd of April 2018 and we're going to see if we can also make console PVE legacy saves available. Please keep in mind that we won't be offering this on our regular Official Network or PvP Legacy servers.

    Sponsored Mod Program Update & New Wildcard Workshop Tutorials!

    Hey everybody! Zen here with your dose of modding news!

    I'm excited to announce a new addition to the Sponsored Mod Program this month. The joy of the hunt was always a significant aspect of ARK for me, and as far as I was concerned, taming was as much a part of that experience as the actual battle with a beast. I am delighted to see that someone has taken the mantle of modding that aspect with some significant changes. I am pleased to announce that the Immersive Taming mod will be joining our roster this month!

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    Using this mod, you will find that taming has been changed from a battle to protect an unconscious creature while you tried to keep it drugged and stocked with food suppositories to the gauntlet of gaining a creatures trust and trying to tame it in a way that imitates life a bit more.

     

    I also have a couple of new entries for the Wildcard Workshop tutorial series today!

    Tutorial #2 focuses on trying to get you into the right mindset for programming and how to look at the interaction between data, logic, and the game world. You will find some supplemental information in the thread post for this one.

    In tutorial #3 we build our first mod from the from the minimal files we set up before into something that will actually work if it were uploaded to the workshop.

    We will also be making some changes to the Mod Tutorial Contest. Going forward these will be more freestyle under much wider topics. For instance, Contest #3 is all about making ridiculous April Fools Day buffs! We'll also start linking all submissions in the contest thread, not just the winner, since they will all be unique

    Eggcellent Adventure Returns!

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    Until April 10th, survivors will be able to experience the "Eggcellent Adventure" Event on all platforms!

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    During Eggcellent Adventure, survivors will be able to collect special "Bunny Eggs" across the ARK from wild Bunny Dodo's and Bunny Oviraptor's. These Bunny Eggs can paint or used in special Cooking Pot recipes to craft holiday-themed items such as Bunny Ears, a Bunny Costume for the Procoptodon, are two brand new cosmetics: the Knitted Chick Hat and Egg Shell Hat for both survivor and dino!

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    • Wild creatures roaming the ARKs will also find themselves feeling eggcellent, sporting bright colours of Green, Magenta, Yellow, and Blue.
    • Wild Dodos are replaced by Bunny Dodos  - with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable dodo eggs and 50% Bunny eggs
    • Wild Oviraptors are replaced by Bunny Oviraptors - with ears, taming disabled, and drop 50% consumable Oviraptor eggs and 50% Bunny Eggs
    • Bunny Eggs can be placed on the ground and painted
    • Bunny Eggs will expire after approximately two weeks from inventories, and placed eggs will immediately decay once the event is turned off.
    • Run your private server with '-ActiveEvent=Easter' to turn on the event
    • Running the same server without -ActiveEvent=Easter will delete all placed egg structures
    • PC players can use Steam > ARK > Properties > General > Set Launch Options and paste in -ActiveEvent=Easter to experience the event in single player/non-dedicated/player dedicated worlds. You must enable the event yourself in these modes.
    • Event is not available in Primitive Plus, or single player console worlds, non-dedicated console servers, or player dedicated console servers. Console can however spawn and use the new cosmetics with the command below.

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    New Cosmetics:
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    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_EasterChick.PrimalItemSkin_EasterChick'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_DinoEasterEggHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoEasterEggHat'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_EasterEggHat.PrimalItemSkin_EasterEggHat'" 1 0 0

    Existing Items:
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Skin/PrimalItemSkin_BunnyHat.PrimalItemSkin_BunnyHat'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Leather/PrimalItemSkin_DinoBunnyHat.PrimalItemSkin_DinoBunnyHat'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Armor/Saddles/PrimalItemCostume_ProcopBunny.PrimalItemCostume_ProcopBunny'" 1 0 0
    cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Structures/Halloween/PrimalItemStructure_EasterEgg.PrimalItemStructure_EasterEgg'" 1 0 0

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    This year we thought it would be fun to run a little egg painting contest along-side the event for those artistically inclined survivors to show off their work! You can check out the details here:

    ARK is on Sale for PS4 & Xbox!

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    ARK is available on sale in the PS4 Europe region with discounts across all titles!

    ARK: Survival Evolved

    ARK: Scorched Earth

    ARK: Aberration

    ARK: Explorer’s Edition

    ARK: Season pass

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    ARK is currently on sale in the Xbox Digital Store until 9th of April 2018!

    ARK: Survival Evolved - 40% off

    Explorer's Edition - 40% off

    and later on in Spring there will be some more awesome Xbox sales available!

    ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend!

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    Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It will be active from the 6th of April at 1 PM EST until Monday the 9th at 3 PM. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes:

    2x Harvesting Rate
    2x Taming Rate
    2x EXP Rate

    Community Contests!

    NVidia Ansel Photography Contest

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    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:

    Four Categories

    Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA's new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute. 

    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!

    Super Resolution!

    Winner!

    BlueDragon - Baby Bunny

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    Honourable Mentions!

    BlueDragon - Color Run

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    BlueDragon - Easter Colors

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    BlueDragon - Time for Candy

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    EXFIB0 - Beautiful Wings

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    roguewolf91 - Turbulent Skies

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    Valoule - Threat

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    Wolf Amaterasu - Along the Surface

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    Wolf Amaterasu - Easter Rex

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    Wolf Amaterasu - Water Runner

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    Freestyle!

    Winner!

    pitsmat - Creator of Storms

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    Honourable Mentions!

    BlueDragon - Easter Chicks

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    BlueDragon - Everybody likes Easter Candy

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    BlueDragon - March of the Dodos

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    EXFIB0 - Abstract

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    pitsmat - Boiluminous

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    pitsmat - Ripple

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    pitsmat - Storm Scars

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    pitsmat - Heart of Fire

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    roguewolf91 - Routine Checkup

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    Valoule - Leap of faith

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    Wolf Amaterasu - Retro Easter Bunny

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    Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D!

    Winner!

    roguewolf91 - Above the Blazing Sands

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    Honourable Mentions!

    BlueDragon - Egg World

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    EXFIB0 - Cave

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    EXFIB0 - Destination Ragnarok

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    EXFIB0 - From Above

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    EXFIB0 - Glidin'

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    EXFIB0 - Red Drop

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    EXFIB0 - Rock Drake

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    Valoule - Wyvern nest

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    Wolf Amaterasu - Easter Bunny Orchard

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    Wolf Amaterasu - Easter Gathering

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    Wolf Amaterasu - Swampy Lagoon

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    Freeform!

    Winner!

    Wolf Amaterasu - Split Picture

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    ARKitect!

    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 125 is…

    Gingie and their EcoTek HQ Build!

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

    Fan Feature!

    Easter Egg by Hosscat!
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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1349922907

    Reaper Queen doodle by Pappa John

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1344452883

    Manticore by |L.F|❃FLUFFY❃✯Fr✯

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1347763945

    Red Macaw Argentavis by Sharkcat

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1343180812

    Egyptian Vulture Argentavis by Sharkcat

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1343157745

    Yoshi by Morgengrau

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1347662255

    Mad Max Titan by Lilm!

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    You can check out the rest of their pictures here: https://imgur.com/gallery/zWMIz

    Penguin Pen by iAMcha0s!

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    You can check out the rest of their pictures here: https://imgur.com/gallery/bf349

    The Fortnite Bus by Valoule!

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    Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Nuralagus! by Nokryn

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1346785808

    Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Aurochs! by Nokryn

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1350259935

    Fanmade Dossiers: Introducing the Llama! by Nokryn

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    Source: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1343351054

    That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on:

    Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark
    Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark
    Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark
    Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark

    All the best,
    Studio Wildcard

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    Hey guys!

    We decided to skip out on ARK Video this week and will be withdrawing it from contests going forward for now. By the submission end-period, we hadn't received many entries and think it's time we rethink the competition. We've been running it for over 2 years, have seen a lot of great entries, though we want to pull it back a bit and rethink how we handle it going forward :)

    Thank you for all your video submissions over the past 2 years! If anyone has any suggestions regarding further video contests or other ideas, don't hesitate to let us know -- we're all ears :D

     

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    RIP ark Video, but yah needs fresh takes! offer chance to work on cinematics for updates with chris and team to winners or go big and offer $1000 monthly for a on winner based on a theme the team sets? so one month is favourite dinosaur = who make best favourite dinosaur video - great stuff on builds though, eco tower is amazing also screenshots competition too! not just ansel console potato boxes can still make pretty pictures too?

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    Kaho

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    Every ARK Video Maker is playing Pixark right now :D

    Edited by Kaho

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    Well this is a bummer for me. I just started building and editing videos to share. If the video contest is over, can there still be a video showcase? Like not to win cash or anything, just to share??

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    8 minutes ago, MrMcBonkers said:

    Well this is a bummer for me. I just started building and editing videos to share. If the video contest is over, can there still be a video showcase? Like not to win cash or anything, just to share??

    Yeah we'll likely still share em in Fan Features going forward as they'll be sent to us, but may have some different specifications for us to display em (still to be determined). I am hoping we'll be able to bring back the video contests soon though, once we know which avenue to take with them. Perhaps we'll have a theme for certain weeks, give it a longer period than a week to work on a video, etc :) 

     

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    7 minutes ago, Jatheish said:

    Yeah we'll likely still share em in Fan Features going forward as they'll be sent to us, but may have some different specifications for us to display em (still to be determined). I am hoping we'll be able to bring back the video contests soon though, once we know which avenue to take with them. Perhaps we'll have a theme for certain weeks, give it a longer period than a week to work on a video, etc :) 

     

    Thank you sir

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    i am rlly surprised by the fact of a mod for tameing and knocking out is being added and i am also being really surprised that moschops will now be rideable... now if only we can find a way to ride purlovia's and kentro's perhaps and maybe kairku being a kind of jet water propellent in the water with there quick speed as a rideable penguin only in water similar to the salamander perhaps lol

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    20 minutes ago, danlillis said:

    i am rlly surprised by the fact of a mod for tameing and knocking out is being added and i am also being really surprised that moschops will now be rideable... now if only we can find a way to ride purlovia's and kentro's perhaps and maybe kairku being a kind of jet water propellent in the water with there quick speed as a rideable penguin only in water similar to the salamander perhaps lol

    Im an advocate for penguin propellers!👏🙏

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    Are the options for flyer handling (speed, stamina) still being worked on? Particularly for PS4? It's what I'm most excited about in the whole TLC process. :)

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    Woohoo! thanks guys :) everyones builds were fantastic btw. can't wait to ride a moschops :o

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    I have to say that I'm gutted with the timing of you dropping the video category, I've been working non stop for over a month working on a video to enter, I had hoped to have it finished in about two weeks time.
    It's the most ambitious project I have ever attempted, it took me almost 4 weeks to just make the sets :(
    I started filming & editing a few days ago, I've put so much effort in so far I'm going to finish it regardless but not being able to enter it in the video competition is a kick in the gut after so much effort.
    It is what it is I suppose

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    Just an idea for the video contest.
    After working on my video entry for over a month I've realised just how much hard work goes into these videos. I think that due to the amount of time it takes to build sets, film & edit them a weekly competition is too frequent to get many entries.
    Could you possibly just have a video competition once a month? This would give creators time to make their videos so you would then get more entries as & when you run the competition

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    15 minutes ago, StormyDragon said:

    And again absolutely no word on when TLC pass 2 is going to be released on XBOX ¬¬

    In the previous Community Crunch they stated TLC #2 would be coming to consoles in Mid-April.

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    Again, some awesome sponsored mods ! And I'm here playing on console... Would be awesome to see some mods implemented into the base game, this one or S+ would definitely bring the game to a whole new level. 

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    Just now, DarkRaptor13 said:

    Again, some awesome sponsored mods ! And I'm here playing on console... Would be awesome to see some mods implemented into the base game, this one or S+ would definitely bring the game to a whole new level. 

    S+ is already in the process of being implemented to the base game.

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    Making the moschops able to be ridden is awesome and all. But can you please fix the fact that it doesn't get sap from harvesting Joshua trees? Having an entire resource you can level it in just not work is infuriating. 

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    50 minutes ago, GP said:

    S+ is already in the process of being implemented to the base game.

    Same ole response that we have been given for the past 6+ months.

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    1 minute ago, DERAGEDXJAWZ69 said:

    Same ole response that we have been given for the past 6+ months.

    Well I can't give a different response, but there's no harm in me informing someone that may not even be aware of it happening in the first place.

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    58 minutes ago, GP said:

    S+ is already in the process of being implemented to the base game.

    Any idea if it's the only mod going to be implemented or if some other will? Many are sponsored but no idea if they all CAN be implemented (speaking of rights)... or maybe mods for console like Fallout 4 did

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