We have an automatic mod install and update system available for our ARK: Survival Evolved game servers. With a simple setup, you'l never need to worry about installing or keeping mods up-to-date ever again.

Important notes

This only applies to ARK: Survival Evolved.

When using this method, you must specify the mods in the command line, not the configuration file.

You can find the Mod ID, of any mod, or map mod, at the end of the URL. For example:

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1581857481
The id is at the end after id= . So the Mod ID would be 1581857481

How to setup:

Open the command line manager. (You'll see a button in your control panel) and then click the New button.

If you haven't already, you can configure the full command line here.

For the mods, you would place the MOD ID's in the provided workshop mod ids box. separate each with a comma.

If using a map mod, select the map drop down and choose the Any Workshop Map Mod, then in the box that shows, add the map mod ID. You must also add this MOD ID to the END of the workshop mod ids list set in step 3. Otherwise the files will not be downloaded.

Select the Enable Auto Managed Mods check box

Once all done, click Save, Then Select to select your new command line.

You may now start the game server. If done correctly, the server will hang at around 50-70 MB Memory use. This is when the game server is installing or updating the mods automatically. Please be patient, the time it takes can depend on the size of the mods and if your game server is hosted on HDD, SSD or NVME. The server will startup fully once complete


Important! If you have errors such as "Mod Mismatch", the server fails to start, or you join and find mods are missing items. It is likely due to the size of the mod, please see our article here for how to resolve this.

If you have any issues at all, please contact us.
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