Category: Tutorial

Dyeing Tutorial

This short tutorial explains the dyeing process in ARK: Survival Evolved. It will tell you about the crafting and mixing of colors and explain how to apply them. Producing Dye Before you can actually dye your clothes, you’ll have to produce dye. Its base ingredients are berries (their color will determine the colour of the […]

A Short and Easy ARK: Survival Evolved Server Setup Guide

Prerequisites You’ll need a Windows server for this. If you want to install on Linux, use THIS tutorial. Step 1 – Setup SteamCMD Download SteamCMD  (direct download link here). Since the program will later download additional components, I would recommend putting it somewhere separate (like C:/SteamCMD/ for example). After extracting the content of the zip […]

How to Fix: Torches don’t illuminate the surroundings

This article explains how you can fix some problems related to improper illumination, especially those happening around camps and torchfire, that the “performance-saving” configurations which have been floating around for a couple of days cause. Chances are high that you’ve tuned some settings in the configuration (or alternatively have downloaded a configuration file like this […]

Taming Tutorial

You will be able to virtually any animal in “ARK: Survival Evolved” once you know how to do it. Considering the vast benefits of having tamed animals at ones disposal, they can after all be used as guard dogs, means of transportation or entertainment, it’s without a doubt essential to the advanced player to learn […]

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

How to access the server console

Usually you can access the ingame command input for the server through double-clicking the tilde (~) key. A command line awaiting your input should appear at the bottom of your screen. Update: As of version 171 the part below is no longer neccessary. You can now simply change the Keybinding in the Options-Menu. Somethimes though, […]

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