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How to spawn dinosaurs and items on a ARK: Survival Evolved server
Spawning Items To spawn items, you first need to get the item's ID. List of all item IDs can be found on here https://ark.gamepedia.com/Item_IDs. The console command is this formatted like so: GiveItemNum ITEMID QUANTITY QUALITY BLUEPRINT For example: cheat GiveItemNum 1 1 1 0 This
How to change the day and night cycle on your ARK server
Log in to the TCAdmin panel and go to your game servers dashboard. Click on Configuration Files Click Configuration Editor for the GameUserSettings.ini file In here you will be able to find the settings to do this:
Ark Events and How To Enable Them
Thank you for choosing us as your ARK:Survival Evolved Host! This guide will help you understand the different Ark Events and how to enable them! In ARK there are events of two types: Holiday Events and Miscellaneous Events. Both can consist of boosted rates, temporary or permanent content such as skins or unique dinos to the game. So
Backup and Reset for ARK: Survival Evolved Server Save Files
Your ARK: Survival Evolved game servers save data is important. Therefore it is important you take regular backups. Please note: You should always stop the server before making a backup, reverting to a previous save, or
How to Edit Engrams on your ARK Server
To edit an engram in ARK: Survival Evolved, such as to hide it so people cant use it, change the cost, level requirement or removing any pre-requirements, please follow the below steps: Log in to the control panel and go to your game servers dashboard. Click the Config Files button then the Configuration Editor for the Game.ini file. Scroll to the bot
Automatic Mod Installation and Update for ARK: Survival Evolved
**We recommend you use the workshop browser method which succeeds this method, guidance on this is HERE. This method is still viable but does not detect mod updates whilst it is online or send notifications. 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 worr
Replacing/Disabling Dino Spawns For Ark Server
Thank you for choosing us as your ARK:Survival Evolved Host! This guide will help you disable or replace Dino Spawns for your ARK Server There are many reasons as to why you would replace or disable a dino spawn for your ARK server. Too many of a certain dino spawn Limiting types of dino for some form of gameplay change Replacing a vanilla dino with a mod dino To help make this process easier, we will be using a Dino Spawn Configuration Tool(h
Reverting to a Previous ARK: Survival Evolved Save
If for any reason you wish to restore a previous save, we have outlined this process for you. Taking a backup before beg
Increasing Max Level ARK: Survival Evolved Server
This article will explain what you need to do to increase the max level you can go to on your ARK: Survival Evolved game server. To Level 115, without needing Ascension (165 with Ascension) Login to your control panel, go to the game server you want to edit, click the Configuration Files button, then click the Configuration Editor for the Game.ini file Scroll all the way to the ++bottom of this page++, and paste the code below, in the other opti
Changing Breeding / Hatching multipliers on your ARK server
Follow these steps in order to change the breeding / hatching multipliers. Log in to our TCAdmin panel. Navigate to your game services and select the server you want to apply these settings on. Click on Configuration Files. Click on the configuration editor for the Game.ini file In here you will see lots of settings, including the Breeding and hatching settings most under the ++Breeding Settings++ header. There may also be others like "Eg
Setting Up And Using Beacon For Your ARK Server
Thank you for choosing us as your ARK:Survival Evolved Host! This guide will help you set up and use Beacon for your ARK Server Beacon is a loot editor for ARK, which'll allow you to change everything loot related, from normal loot drops, to cave loot and bosses. Beacon can also adjust GameUserSettings.ini and Game.ini on the fly within the Beacon cl
Changing Gathering, Taming and XP Multipliers on your ARK server
Follow these steps in order to change the gathering, taming and XP multipliers. Log in to our TCAdmin panel. Navigate to your game services and select the server you want to apply these settings on. Click on Configuration Files. Click on the configuration editor button for the GameUserSettings.ini file In this file you will find these related settings such as: Harvest Amount Multiplier Taming Speed Multiplier XP Multiplier You may find
Installing Large ARK: Survival Evolved Mods or Maps
As of 11/6/2019 the Workshop mod tool has been depreciated. The new workshop browser should be used to install large mod files. Guidance on using this tool is provided in the link below. Follow this article to install large mod files and map mods if automanagedmods fails.
ARK:Survival Evolved Server Admin Commands
In this article we'll walk you through using admin commands on your Ark: Survival Evolved server. Note that this is not the full list of admin commands. You can find the full list at the ++ Ark Wiki++.
Installing mods using the ARK Workshop Browser
We recently updated our control to provide a built in Steam workshop browser for ARK: Survival Evolved. This tool links directly into the workshop system so it can display and show all the mods, maps and other modifications for ARK with the ability to install each mod with one click!
How to change ARK server difficulty
Changing your server's difficulity is easy! In order to do so, please follow the steps below. Log in to our TCadmin panel. Select the game server you want to apply these settings on. Click on Config Files. Edit the text file or click configuration editor on the GameUserSettings.ini Set the value to the setting below that you require. DifficultyOffset=4.0 To calculate the difficulty we use the following calculation. DifficultyOffset = (Maximum Creature Level / 30 - 0.5) / (Of
ARK: Survival Evolved Panel RCON
We happy to announce that we now have a way for you to send RCON commands to the server directly from the control panel! First, you must install "Panel RCON" via the mod manager in the control panel. You will then be able to use the "Panel RCON" button. When clicking this, you will see 2 areas, one for your Admin Password, other for the command you want to send. The Admin Password, is the same as admin password you have set in the GameUserSettings file. If you haven't changed it, th
ARK: Survival Evolved Cluster / Cross-ARK Setup and Use
With two or more of our ARK: Survival Evolved game servers, we can set them up as a cluster where players can transfer between the servers via the Obelisk and transfer their dinos, characters, items between them. To order additional ARK servers for cluster or to set them up in cluster if you already have them, please contact us.(https://serverblend.com/my/submitticket.php?st
How do I update my ARK:Survival Evolved server?
Although not 100% necessary, you should always take a backup before updating. Click the Mod Manager button on the dashboard for the server in question and install the World and User Backup system by clicking "Install" on the right hand side. Go back to the main dashboard for that game server and stop it Click the Backup Save Data button, make sure it completes successfully without any errors! If you get an error, connect support using the buttons at the bottom of this page
How to change the map for your ARK: Survival Evolved server
With our ARK: Survival Evolved game servers, enabling any of the DLC maps is a very simple process. ++We support all DLC++ including the new Official Crystal Isles map Make sure the server is fully stopped, as well as updated using the Game Server Update button in the control panel Go to the command line settings icon and click custom command lines. !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/b1fc1ba6a420c800/applicationframehostsru48f7cm
Enabling EpicGames Crossplay on your ARK: Survival Evolved server
IMPORTANT Modding will not be supported at launch but we fully intend to have modding support enabled when the Epic Games Store supports it. For now, any servers that are set up to use mods will not display in the EGS version of ARK. To enable cross play for your ARK:Survival Evolved game serv
How to Configure ARK: Survival Evolved Command Line
New Update! As of the 5th January 2019, we've released a brand new way to create and edit your command line through easy check boxes and drop downs. To Create: Login to the control panel and stop your server if it is not already. On the game server you want to edit, click the "Command Line Manager" Click the "New" button !(https://storage.crisp.chat/users/helpdesk/website/5cc92239-135f-4782-bc39-77be696c3839/70a143c5-8989-4b33-a
How to upload your ARK:Survival Evolved save
Thank you for choosing us as your ARK:Survival Evolved Host! This guide will help you upload your own ARK:Survival Evolved save. What will be in this guide Uploading a SavedARKs folder. Such as from a local server or anot
How to Enable ARK: Survival Evolved DLC on your Game Server
With our ARK: Survival Evolved game servers, enabling any of the DLC maps is a very simple process. ++We support all DLC++ Make sure the server is fully stopped, as well as updated using the Steam Update button in the control panel Go to the command line manager and click custom command lines. Click new. Select your map from the configuration editor. All DLC maps are available here. You can even use a custom map mod.
How do I edit my ARK:Survival Evolved settings?
To configure your ARK: Survival Evolved Server, there are three main places: GameUserSettings.ini File - This is for setting the main server settings. Game.ini File - This for setting advanced server settings Command Line Settings - This is for setting the map, mods and other settings. A few other places: AllowedCheaterSteamIDs.txt - *This is for setting admins.
How to change ARK: Survival Evolved server save frequency
In order to change server save frequency, follow the steps below. Log in to the TCAdmin panel and go to your game servers dashboard. Click on Configuration Files. Click the Configuration Editor button next to the GameUserSettings.ini file In here you will see the ++AutoSave Period (Minutes)++ setting Set it to what you wish, then click sa
Make my ARK:Survival Evolved server private with a password
Not everyone wants their server available to the public, it opens the server to abuse and destruction of your hard work and time. To secure your server follow this article to setup a password. ](https://help.serverblend.com/en/article/how-to-enable-a-whitelist-wm396g/) Log in to the TCAdmin panel and go to your game servers dashboard.
Changing the name and MOTD of your ARK server
log in to our TCAdmin panel. Navigate to your game services and select the server you want to apply these settings on. Click on Configuration Files. Next to the GameUserSettings.ini, click on configuration editor In here near the top, you will see a box for the name and another for the motd Set what you wish in here, click save and then start/restart the server.
How to Install ARK: Survival Evolved Map Mod
Installing a map mod for your ARK: Survival Evolved game server with us is a straight forward process that is basically the same as installing any workshop mod. Please see our help article on how to install workshop mods automatically that also explains what to do for a map mod: Automatic Mod Installation and Update for ARK: Survival Evolved
How to add an admin to your ARK server
Login to the control panel here. Click the Game Services button, you will see this to the left of the control panel. If you have multiple game servers, now select the game server you want to do this on Stop the server Click Configuration Files. Click the Configuration Editor button next to the AllowedCheaterSteamIDs.txt file Click on the "New Admin" button Get yours or other players steam64ID from a site
How to enable a whitelist
Setting up a white-list for ARK allows you to join a password protected server without the need for the password and also join if the server is full ensuring you as the admin can join. Log into the control panel here Click the command line manager and edit your active command line. In the 'Any other options' box enter -exclusivejoin -exclusivejoin 4. Click
How to enable Primitive + on your ARK: Survival Evolved server
Firstly, create a command line following the steps here. Now with your command line created, click Edit to open it again Add -TotalConversionMod=111111111 to the Any Other Options box at the bottom Click Save and then start the server.
Types of ARK:Survival Evolved Mods
Thank you for choosing us as your ARK:Survival Evolved Host! This guide will help you understand the types of mods for ARK. There are several types of mods for ARK:Survival Evolved and if you aim to have a modded experience for your server, it is best to understand what they are. Normal Mods: These mods can change many features within the game or add new items, structures and even creatures. These are stack able mods that can work with others;
How To Uninstall Your ARK Mods (Client-Side)
Thank you for choosing us for your ARK: Survival Evolved game server! How To Uninstall Your Ark Mods In most scenarios, you would get a version mismatch if the server-side mods were out of date. But this is not always the case, you could be a version behind or Steam could of missed the download, or you've set them to not update. In a rare case the mod may have issues from the initial download or a recent download and you're unable to join your own
Adding a user to the admin whitelist
Adding a User To Your Admin Whitelist Head over to your TCADMIN and then click on Config Files 2. Click on Config Editor or Text Editor for the file named: AllowedCheaterSteamIDs.txt 3. Use this site to obtain your Steam64ID b
Switch from Automated Mods to Workshop browser for Mod Update notifications
This article will explain the process from migrating from using -automanagedmods to using the workshop browser so you can be notified by server messages that an update is present and will be processed. This provides: A 10 minute warning that an update will occur. A 5 minute warning that an update will occur. World Save before update. Follow the steps below carefully to en
Switching from ARK automated mod management to workshop browser
Some ARK:Survival Evolved mods can have trouble when installing by the default -automanagaedmods option. For example: Unable to place modded items. Unable to learn modded engrams. Server does not load modded map. Due to how auto manage mods installs the files it causes issues with certain mods. A couple of mods we are aware of that have issues: Castles, Keeps and forts. AutomatedArk Mods. The solution is to stop using automated mod management so you must con
How to save your ARK server
This article will guide you through saving your ARK: Survival Evolved hosting with ServerBlend. Auto save ARK automaitcally saves by default every 15 minutes, this can be increased/decreased as you like by changing the AutoSavePeriodMinutes=10 value to your choosing in the GameUserSettings.ini The value is in minutes. Saving Whilst On the server Whilst using and playing on your ARK server you can as admin, use the command `sa