ARK: Survival Evolved

Scorched Earth: Unofficial Server Tutorial (with Cross ARK Character Transfer)

Adding a second Scorched Earth Server to your existing server is pretty easy. If you don’t have any gameserver running right now, please check THIS tutorial.

Be aware:

You have to start a second instance of ARK: Survival Evolved on your machine. This will take a lot of RAM and use your CPU even more. Most shared or rental servers will struggle with this. So check first if you can run two instances at once on your machine.


You need to start the game twice from the same location. Do not download the game twice. Edit the Launch-Commands of the first game and add

AltSaveDirectoryName=SaveOrg  -NoTransferFromFiltering  -clusterid=YOURRANDOMID
example: ShooterGameServer.exe TheIsland?SessionName=MyGameSession?AltSaveDirectoryName=SaveOrg -NoTransferFromFiltering -clusterid=Cluster1

Start the second server with scorched earth and add the same flags (albeit with a different SaveDirectoryName). Make sure to use the same clusterid.

AltSaveDirectoryName=SaveSE  -NoTransferFromFiltering  -clusterid=SAMERANDOMID
example: ShooterGameServer.exe ScorchedEarth_P?SessionName=MyScorchedSession?AltSaveDirectoryName=SaveSE -NoTransferFromFiltering -clusterid=Cluster1

Now you should run two instances, which can be transfered from and to. This should also work on different gametype servers. Just modify the additional Options.

Additional Options:


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