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  • ARK Modding tutorials superthread

    October 11, 2021

    ARK Modding tutorials superthread Finding tutorials for ARK Dev Kit can be a bit challenging. Even though it’s way better and easier nowadays, there isn’t really an untapped ocean of material available. In this post, you’ll find our top picks. Enjoy! Zen Rowe’s all video tutorials Zen Rowe, a former modder and nowadays working at WildCard has made ...
  • Alter dino spawns in ARK

    October 10, 2021

    Do you want to alter dino spawns in ARK? In order to control the percentages of your ARKs native wild population, you can use mods such as Simple Spawners, or use the built-in system for controlling it. It might seem a bit overwhelming at first but once you did it yourself a few times it’ll ...
  • How to activate keys on Steam

    November 9, 2020

    How to activate keys on Steam Open up your Steam client, or use the web interface in your browser. Find Games, select “Activate a Product on Steam…“. In the Product Activation wizard, click Next. Agree to the Product Activation Agreement. Enter the key / Product Code. Click Next. Key is activated and tied to your account. Click Finish. Click Next to install ...
  • Increasing attributes per level

    July 13, 2020

    This will show you how to change attributes gained per level, for players, tamed creatures, and wild creatures. PerLevelStatsMultiplier_Player=<multiplier> PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoTamed<type>=<multiplier> PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoWild=<multiplier> The attribute is specified with a number, see the table below. Take note that not all creatures use all attributes. The multiplier multiplies the base value. Setting it to 2, doubles the base value. 0: Health 1: Stamina / Charge ...
  • Increasing damage and resistance on creatures

    July 13, 2020

    Not satisfied with how easy ARK becomes once you get a tamed decent Trike/Raptor? Fear not, you can adjust wild creatures damage output and resistance with two simple lines of code. DinoDamageMultiplier=1 DinoResistanceMultiplier=1 DinoDamageMultiplier is a multiplier that controls wild creatures damage output. Since its a multiplier, it takes the creatures base damage and gained levels into melee ...
  • How to change wild creature levels

    July 6, 2020

    Wild levels of creatures is decided by 3 factors, RNG. DifficultyOffset & OverrideOfficialDifficulty. Core mods that remaps levels. Some exceptions exist, like Wyverns, TEK creatures, and RockDrakes, they can always spawn at a few levels higher. The same thing applies to core mods that alter creatures levels, and core mods that alter difficulty, even though the latter should no ...
  • How to install a mod manually through FTP

    July 3, 2020

    In some cases, you might want to install a mod manually. Some providers have issues with mods over a certain filesize and their installer is not fast enough to grab the files from Steam CMD before it stalls, resulting in a bad mod install where some issues arise, for example, engrams that can’t be learned ...
  • Locate mod ID

    July 3, 2020

    Go to the Steam Workshop mod page and look at the last digits in the URL. That’s the ID of the mod. Steam Workshop modpage ID Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on ...
  • Locate Game.ini and GUS.ini

    July 3, 2020

    Singleplayer Both Game.ini and GameUserSettings.ini are located in,X:\Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditorFilepath may differ a bit. Dedicated On dedicated rented servers, the file path can differ quite a bit. Generally, they can both be found at a similar location like this(Nitrado), arkse\Shootergame\Saved\Config\WindowsServer Remember to exit your singleplayer game and your server before editing these! Exceptions In some cases, singleplayer ini’s can have permission problems, they ...
  • How to alter mods engrams

    July 3, 2020

    If you need help on how to find a mods engram, checkout this little guide! Code OverrideNamedEngramEntries=(EngramClassName="EngramEntry_AutomaticFeeder_C",EngramLevelRequirement=18,EngramPointsCost=0,EngramHidden=False,EngramLevelRequirement=3) Legend “EngramClassName” – Specify the engrams class name.“EngramLevelRequirement” – Specify at which level the engram should be available for players to learn.“EngramPointsCost” – How many engram points it’ll cost to unlock it.“EngramHidden” – Defines if the engram is hidden or not. Boolean ...
  • Locate and alter mod engrams

    July 3, 2020

    Do the mod you are using have an engram you want to disable/edit and the author hasn’t provided you with an engram-list? You can find mod engrams manually by browsing the mods folder in explorer with these 3 simple steps! Step 1 Locate your Mods-folder. Filepath may differ a bit.X:\Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Content\Mods Go to the Steam Workshop mod page and ...
  • Official server configuration

    July 2, 2020

    This is the absolute best resource for anyone interested in tweaking their server, or singleplayer game for ARK. Bookmark this right away! https://ark.gamepedia.com/Server_Configuration Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in ...
  • Game Server Owners Discord

    July 2, 2020

    Their discord server was started by game server owners, for game server owners with the goal to provide all the info you need to run a successful online community and game server. Here you can get a lot of help with everything server-related. They also have self-promotion, tips on how to grow your server/community, recommendations of ...
  • Create a Wyvern TEK Saddle

    June 18, 2020

    Author https://steamcommunity.com/id/010519932016 Guide Discord: TimeWalker#5238Email: ProjectK@web.de ARK DEV KIT Find the File: SM_Tek_Wyvern_Saddle (Static Mesh) Right Click -> Export -> as FBX -> Change Name to custom name Find the File: Wyvern (Skeletal Mesh) Right Click -> Export -> as FBX -> Change Name to custom name BLENDER Clean the Scene (Delete Cube, Camera ...
  • Custom Spawners

    June 18, 2020

    Here you can find spawners for custom maps. They are useful both for modders that want their creatures to spawn on map X, and for server administrators that want to see which available spawners map X have for them to manipulate and populate. Take note that these spawners are provided as-is. They’ve been sent to me ...
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