Official Steam Announcement: Link
The ARK Server Manager mentioned in Patchnote 200 (Link) has been released just a few minutes ago. We’ve created a direct mirror for it, because the official download is only available from mega.nz, which is blocked in many countries. We’re not the responsible for this file. Download at your own risk.
Official download link: https://mega.nz/#!rtIlBQ4B!AshMux59GNp2l0huDELD3VXUEWpkCF03s5h8cPLqyyU
Our mirror link: http://space.ark-survival.net/ARK_Server_Launcher.zip
(Update): It’s the self updating version. So no need to redownload updates, once you’ve downloaded it. So the mandatory windows related virusscan
Usage (By Drake)
Then after extracting, run ARKServerLauncher\ARKServerLauncher.exe to install it. Select an install folder and then run ARKServerLauncher.exe in your install folder. From there you can easily Install/Update your Windows Dedicated Server by clicking the Install/Update button. You can start/stop your server, and change launch options. You can click on the "Rules & Gameplay" tab to change current rules settings, and in the "Raw INI" tab you can edit/add INI values directly. Finally, in the Mods section, you can browse all Mods on Steam Workshop, Download them, and activate/deactivate them & change their stacking order -- and this DOES automatically extract and set them up properly (so you never have to use a game client!). You'll also get a live feed of how many players are connected to your server on the UI. Major limitations that will be fixed tonight: - The "Total Conversion" launch option on the main menu doesn't do anything. For now to run SotF or a TC after downloading & installing SotF via the Mods tab, you need to go to the Raw INI section of the Rules & Gameplay tab, and add this INI key into the ServerSettings section (at the bottom of the scroll window you can add more keys): ActiveTotalConversion 496735411 Don't try to "Activate" SotF Mod via the Mods tab, that will mess it up. Gotta run it like a Total Conversion with this approach. Note that you can add extra/custom commandline parameters to your server launch by clicking the "Show Launch Script" button. Things to come very soon (next couple days and beyond): - Run remotely so you don't need direct desktop access to your server machine - Integrated ARKon (RCON) - Linux server support - Integrated auto-updater for the Server Launcher app to keep it up to date. - More more more!