These are the changes of ARK: Survival Evolved’s Patch 177.1, grouped into categories for clarity. If not otherwise indicated, they’re quoted from the relevant Steam Thread.
- Fixed the (likely) performance draining issue with dedicated server!
(Original Announcement on Steam)
Here are the patchnotes of the previous patch (177.0)
Update: There is a taming-time cheatsheet available here.
Here’s a Dino Taming Cheatsheet. It is also available in bigger resolutions (huge and really huge). You might also be interested in our tech-trees.
ARK has released its linux dedicated server. This is a short tutorial on “how do i install ark dedicated server on a linux machine”.
You need console access for this tutorial. So fire up your server and enter a shell of your choice.
First you’ll have to download SteamCMD from Valve (Download and Installation Tutorial).
After installation of SteamCMD you’ll have to trigger the following commands for installation of ARK:
./steamcmd.sh +login USERNAME PASSWORD +force_install_dir /home/arkdedicated +app_update 376030 validate +quit
You can also use +login anonymous (after June,20 2015).
Remember this command. You need to trigger it each time you want to update the server.
ARK requires to open a hell lot of files. So you may need to increase the maximum file open limit on your host machine if the server doesn’t start as it should. Tutorial
To start the server you’ll have to enter the following commands:
./ShooterGameServer TheIsland?listen?SessionName=ServerName?ServerAdminPassword=whateveradminpass -server -log
We suggest using the Linux Tool “screen” to keep the server alive. Install screen and open it up, then enter the command and press “CTRL+A” then “D” to deattach it
Of course you can use other commandline options and modify the configuration file like described here. The configfile is located at \ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\Config\WindowsServer\GameUserSettings.ini
If you want to migrate from windows to linux, just copy the folder \ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\SavedArks\ from your windows installation to you linux machine.
The most difficult thing about coordinating a tribe in ARK is that it’s incredibly hard to keep track of all the locations of outposts, good resources, enemy bases, or other interesting things. How great would it be if each Tribe had a map, on which everyone could mark points of interests? You can do exactly that with our new Map Tool for Tribes.
After clicking on the link you’ll see the map. Clicking on “Create new private Map” will create a new private map for you. Everyone who has the link to that map will be able to see what’s on it, and will be able to edit it. So be careful as to who you share the information with.
To place a marker, click on the spot where it’s supposed to be. A little bubble will pop up asking you for a name, a description, and a choice of icon. After you’ve entered it, click on okay to save the marker.
To remove a marker, click on its icon and then click “Remove”.
The trusty bookshelf is by far the most convenient way to store your research results. With 100 slots it offers a lot of room, but that comes at a price: You can only store Blueprints, Specimen Implants and Notes there. Unlike the Reinforced Steel Vault, it is affordable before the endgame. The Engram is available at Level 20, and there is no required Foundation tile.
To craft the Bookshelf, you need
- 100x Wood
- 45x Thatch
- 35x Fiber
The Reinforced Steel Vault arrived with Patch 177.0, and is a great way to store large amounts of items. However, it comes with a hefty pricetag. As you can see below it requires an impressive amount of resources, which puts it at the end-game stage.
You need the following items to craft a Reinforced Steel Vault:
- 300x Metal Ingot
- 60x Cementing Paste
- 30x Oil
- 60x Polymer
Additionally you will need the relevant Engram (Lv. 65, 30 points).
The Reinforced Steel Vault must be placed on a Foundation! Due to its impressive size, and its significant weight it can’t be placed elsewhere. Careful though, if someone is able to destroy the foundation beneath it, it will be destroyed.
These are the changes of ARK: Survival Evolved’s Update 177.0, grouped into categories for clarity. If not otherwise indicated, they’re quoted from the relevant Steam Thread.
- You can now make the T-Rex ROAR!!! with alt fire. The first of many 😉
- A new Dinosaur will be added???
- Custom Skinned Mammoth Saddle & Sabertooth Saddles
- Flyers do 60% less damage to structures
- Can now adjust a setting for whether you want your dino to auto-collect inventory from things it kills
- Guns/explosives are 20% more effective against dinos
- Reinforced Steel Vault, for when you gotta store a crapton of items with maximum security [Our Item Spotlight is here, -Ed]
- Wood Spike Barricade, for when you just gotta build a quick defense on the cheap.
- “Bookshelf” to store mass quantities of blueprints and notes and implants
- Major improvement to asynchronous background streaming, resulting in smoother overall performance when moving through the environment
- fixed water jar blueprint
- fixed fall damage to never get a super high instantaneous velocity, is now time-based.
- Tribe governance can now be reset
- Locked Doors now always accessible by Tribemates (PIN-coded doors follow the governance setting)
- Storage Boxes now only use slots, not weight
- Doubled number of item slots on “Smity”, “Fabricator”, etc
- Supply Drops now give crafted items again, albeit at adjusted rates
(Original Announcement on Steam)
Here are the patchnotes of the previous patch (176.0).
Silica Pearls are an essential item for anyone who wants to build electronics in ARK: Survival Evolved. Unfortunately, their acquisition often poses significant problems. This post gives you an overview of how to find them.
How to find them
The key to harvesting the pearls is to recognize them. The image to the left shows a typical underwater clam populated with the pearls. You’ll be able to find these on the ocean-floor and in underwater caves. Simply pick the white pearls from the stone using your hand.
As with any underwater farming mission, certain precautions should be undertaken. For starters, before you attempt to dive deep you should make sure to kill any sharks or other hostile creatures in the area. Also be sure to take advantage of Lazarus Chowder. That’s a stew you can brew, and it reduces your Oxygen consumption underwater, which is quite handy. You can create it in the Cooking Pot using this recipe:
- 5x Savoroot
- 5x Longrass
- 2x Narcotic
- 10x Mejoberry
- 9x Cooked Meat
Patch 175.0 added a new menu for Dino-Whistle-Commands. You can access it by keeping the “T”-key pressed (or the “Whistle Follow Me”-key, should you have reassigned it).
The menu provides access to a diverse set of whistling options for your dinosaurs. Obiously they only work for tamed dinos (if you haven’t tamed one yet, here‘s a tutorial).
|Whistle Follow All
||All Dinosaurs in a certain radius will follow you.
|Whistle Follow One
||The Dinosaur you’re looking at will follow you.
|Whistle Stop All
||All Dinosaurs in a certain radius will stop.
|Whistle Stop One
||The Dinosaur you’re looking at will stop.
||All Dinosaurs in a certain radius will get aggressive. That means, they’re going to attack all people and animals that aren’t a member of your tribe.
||All Dinosaurs in a certain radius will get neutral. That means, they’re going to abort their current attacks, but will still defend themselves should they be under attack.
Keep in mind that the radius of the whistles is limited.