Thanks to everyone for helping Olympus take 1st place in the mapping portion of the Ark Modding Contest! Your support and feedback means a lot, the prize money from this will make it possible to bring even more awesome content and features to Olympus. It will also be a big help at home, my wife and I are expecting our 2nd child in January! :) Thank you again so much, this win wouldn't have been possible without you the players! :)
Fix for the issue with bolas in the northeastern corner of the map!
New Ice cave for the artifact of the Immune in the southern snow biome!
New sub boss to face at the top of Mt.Olympus, The Centurion! Be prepared for a difficult battle at the summit with great rewards for the victor ;)
TLC improvements to the western tundra portion of the southern snow biome and the small island separating the redwoods and southern snow.
TLC/Lighting pass of coastal artifact cave
Lighting improvements for all small caves.
Fix for a couple of locations where meshing was an issue.
Fix for several instances of floating foliage.
Fix for dinos spawning on the new vines on green obelisk.
Optimized load distance for many existing cave meshes which should give a decent performance boost.
Special thanks to Kaleb Snook and Jon Stenberg for your support! :)
Map Performance Pass including the addition of proxy meshes, improved streaming distances, etc.
Ocean Aesthetic Pass with a focus on making undersea areas more unique and varied, as well as the addition of larger underwater tunnels with some connecting to inland bodies of water.
New trees, foliage, and environment assets.
More Ruins and Temples
Unique Sub Bosses
More Caves, Big and Small
Custom Boss Arenas
Custom Explorer notes
more to come :)
Welcome to Olympus, once home to the mighty gods of old. It has been many years since they ruled over this world, and time has not been kind. Explore the wilds of this once great civilization, discover its secrets, and see if you have what it takes to ascend and stand as equals with those who came before!
Olympus is designed to be a more scifi feeling ARK. Due to years of neglect, several areas of once hidden advanced technology are visible and some has even taken on a life of its own. I wanted to try and create a blend of nature and machine to make a unique and different experience.
The map is roughly 1.4 times the size of the island and the landscape itself was completely hand sculpted. Olympus uses a combination of vanilla and custom spawns, so most dino mods will be compatible. I look forward to working together with the community to make this the best map it can be :) All feedback on possible issues and suggestions are appreciated.
Surface - 93%
Underwater - 73%
Underground - 50%
Endgame custom boss arenas will be added after their necessary artifact caves. Island boss arenas are a temporary place holder.
Overall - ~80% (Of what I'd like to add, currently 100% playable)
If you're enjoying Olympus, please :) For those wishing to contribute a little extra to help support it's growth and development, donations can be made at the link below. All donations will go toward the purchase of new assets, hardware, and software to improve the quality of Olympus and future projects :)
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I am also very excited to announce that Olympus is now a part of the Nitrado Mod Program!
If you're interested in getting your own Ark server, click the link below :)
My amazing wife for being so patient and understanding during all the hours I've spent working on Olympus <3
Max for help playtesting, finding bugs, and helping answer community questions.
Exilog and the ark modding community for help solving technical issues that have come up during development.
Manoz for letting me use his beautiful trailer.
Dextro23 + for letting me use his video on the Olympus Steam page :)