Category: General

Careful: Items can get lost in your Inventory

Once you start to craft large amounts of items, your inventory will invitably fill up. That is in and of itself not a tragedy, though certainly annoying. As it turns out, some players have had to face a much more drastic problem: Their items simply vanished. Having counted the items before, they were sure that […]

“Cheat” items

A short tutorial for giving yourself items, as long as you’re an admin 😉 Log in with your password: enablecheats passwort Use the following command admincheat giveitemnum 1 1 1 false The first number is the itemid. You can use this list to lookup the items The second number is the stack amount The third […]

Console Commands / Cheat Commands

Information: this is a legacy list for the cheat commands from the early alpha. For an update list, click on the link below ⇛GOTO NEW LIST⇚     There are a few situations, in which an adminstrator is forced to cheat on his own server. Some examples: repairing something destroyed by a bug, recover items, […]

Never import Player Data on your server

With the current implementation the character files for Up- and Download from the ARK are accessible to the player. In practice that means that players can arbitrarily manipulate them, cheating as they see fit. Obviously you will want to avoid that on your self-hosted servers. As it turns out, that is actually quite easy, since […]

New Server Settings Format in Patch 171.0

(Link to the original announcement) As it turns out, there has been a change in the way the game expects settings. The Command Line Options now have to also specify a value, ie where there was only ?ServerPvE there now must be ?ServerPvE=true. In better news, there now is a way to actually have a […]

How to set an ARK: Survival Evolved Server MotD

In the new patch (171.0) we can now finally set a MotD. According to this  post by the devs, this is how it’s going to work: Put the following text into your GameUserSettings.ini and change it to suit your needs. [MessageOfTheDay] Message=Welcome to your new home, on my ARK! 😀 🙂 <RichColor Color=1,0.1,0.1>Red Text</>! Duration=20

ARK Patch 171

(This is a summary of the important changes that will come with the upcoming patch. Omitted are client-changes and client-bugfixes. To view the original patch announcement in its entirity, click here.) Please note that this quotes the expected patch-notes for an upcoming patch, and therefore none of the changes are currently online. Hosting Related New […]

Possible Server settings

The following server settings exist for “ARK: Survival Evolved”. You can either specify them in the command line you use to start the server like this ShooterGameServer “[your normal server parameters]?ServerPVE=true” Or alternatively, you can use the force_install_path\ShooterGame\Saved\Config\WindowsServer\GameUserSettings.ini (from patch 171.0 onwards). That file contains the following section, in which you can set the option […]

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