Category: General

Ranged Weapon Damage comparison

A short comparison of the damage of ranged weapons Spear (thrown): 80 Slingshot: 14 Flare Gun: No damage, blinds Bow: Stone arrow: 15 Tranquilized arrow: 20 Simple Pistol: 80 Longneck: 220 Shotgun: Depends on distance (1m: 160, 8m: 30) Fabricated Pistol: 35 Assault Rifle: 40 per shot Auto Turret: 50 per shot  

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 174.0 – Patchnotes

These are the changes of ARK: Survival Evolved’s Patch 174.0, grouped by categories for clarity. If not otherwise indicated, they’re quoted from the relevant Steam Thread. Modified Items / Structures Fix for Gas Consumption Rate (30x improvement) Armor durability rebalancing (~3x durability) Tripled the metal content of metal and rich-metal rocks Re-added a small chance […]

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 […]

ARK: Survival Evolved Patch 173.0 – Patchnotes

These are the changes of ARK: Survival Evolved’s Patch 173.0, grouped by categories for clarity. If not otherwise indicated, they’re quoted from the relevant Steam Thread. New Items / Structures – Spinosaurus! Fear the beast! – New Structures: Spike Wall (great for defending against incoming tribe dino attacks) and Food Preservation Bin items, and Beef […]

Linux and Mac Client to arrive on June 25th

Today, in the fifth issue of the “ARK Digest”-Series, representatives from Studio Wildcard confirmed the release date for the Linux and Mac Clients to their game. Previously asked about the matter by fans, developer /u/jatonreddit now confirmed: Yes! We’re excited to announce that we can finally confirm the release date of the Mac and Linux […]

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 […]

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