ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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ARK Server Organiser (v3.1)
By Cracky
This freeware give an interface for your ARK Dedicated Server.
Works with SteamCMD.
Version 3.1:

Normal Mode:

Night Mode:

Normal Mode:

Normal Mode:

Night Mode:
  • AutoUpdate: You can choose to update and restart the server everyday to keep your server up to date. You just have to check the checkbox and to choose the update time.    
  • Hide Server Window: Allow you to hide the black screen of the server (Screenshot n°4). You can also close the app, it will send it in notification area and the server will still run. This function need to be set before launching the server.
  • Get Public Server Address IP: You can now have the full address quicly and easily to share it with friends for example.
  • NotifyIcon Settings: Allow you to Turn ON or Turn OFF Server from NotifyIcon without any visual form. You can also have access to 'Get IP Address' function.
  • Portable Application: Quick start, low size, no installation required.
  • Night Mode: Cool for night using. It doesn't hurt your eyes anymore.
  • Anti-hibernation: Your machine will not sleep or hibernate when server is running.
  • Server Backup: You can save your server's data.
  • SteamCMD packed-in: You can install SteamCMD with ARKSO
Virus Scan
Virus Scan:
Endgame gives a false positive as malicious, I don't know why, but it's 100% clean. All the others AV give negative virus detection. If you are not sure, you can check the source code and try to run the app on a virtual machine.
Read Me
This freeware is still under development. If you have any suggestions, submit these.

Developed with Visual Studio 2015.
Compatible only on Windows.

Steam Logon is not required.
Internet connection is required. (The app can works without it, but the server will not be up)

SteamCMD is required and must be installed to use this freeware.
SteamCMD installer is packed-in! (3.0 feature)
Do not forget to open your ports and to allow 'ShooterGameServer.exe' in your firewall / AV.
Version 1.0:
- First Build

Version 2.0:
- Major code optimisation
- ARKSO update notification added

Version 2.1:
- Major code optimisation
- Minor visual optimisation
- ARKSO update notification optimisation
- ARKSO update is now automatic
- Get IP Address function added
- Manual configuration for Game.ini and GameUserSettings.ini added

Version 2.2:
- Data loading fixed. You have no more longer to fill parameters everytime.

Version 3.0:
- Night Mode added
- SleepMode & Hibernation disabled by default on server start.
- SleepMode & Hibernation reseted by default on server stop.
- Server Backups added
- SteamCMD installer added

Version 3.1:
- English syntax optimisation
- Aberration map added
- NotifyIcon Settings optimisation (TurnON, TurnOFF, Get IP Address)
- Custom Command Line Arguments & Options added
Source Code
Source Code Link:
This code is free to use but If you use it, give credits.
FAQ - Most Asked Questions
What is the Actual Version?
Version 3.1

I want to submit a suggestion, where should I do?
You can comment at the bottom of this page. You can also contact me:

It is planned to translate this freeware into the most common languages?
Actually not. I'm not able to do that myself.

Sometimes English syntax is incorrect, why?
English is not my native language, I practise it every day but it is not perfect.

The picture show that the server is ON but it is not showing up in servers list, why ?
First, you will need to know that the picture go ON when 'ShooterGameServer.exe' process go ON.
So, it can happen for some reasons:
- The server is still in launching phase
- You missed a launch setting
- A launch setting has been badly filled
- You got a problem with port opening

It is possible to use this tool for multiple server instances?
Not now. Not planned.

It is planned to add a mod loader?
Yes, I'll try.

How to use a custom map? The Volcano for instance?
Right now it's not possible.

After the tool update, I got an error, why and what to do?
Go on your Desktop. You have a new folder containing the updated app. You can delete the outdated app.

I've the error "Could not start process ShooterGameServer.exe"
That can happen for some reasons:
- You choose the wrong path. You must choose the 'SteamCMD' path, not his container. You must fill the folder containing the 'SteamCMD.exe' file.
- Some files are damaged or missing. Redownload the server files.

How to enable Custom Command Line Arguments & Options?
Click on the little picture at right of the both textboxes.
Help me
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It takes me a lot of time to develop this freeware and everything you do means a lot for me.
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auzdin Dec 22, 2017 @ 7:06pm 
You were right, It had nothing to do with the updated version after all. When 3.1 launched, I needed to re-type the settings. My mistake was switching the query port with the other.
Cracky  [author] Dec 20, 2017 @ 11:58pm 
You can now download older versions, download 3.0, decline update and try it too. Hope you'll play in your server again ;) Thanks for your feedback!
Cracky  [author] Dec 20, 2017 @ 11:23pm 
There is no reason. The only one could do that (with ARKSO 3.1) is that you had badly field the Custom Command Lines. Disable 'Hide Server Window' to check what happen during the start, it could help. Like you can see in Screenshot 1, Custom Command Line Argument must start with a "-" symbol, and Custom Command Line Options with a "?" symbol, because the place of settings is very important. Hope it can helps.
auzdin Dec 20, 2017 @ 7:37pm 
After updating to 3.1 I can no longer join or even see my server. Any idea what could have caused this? It is the same computer and router, no ports changed. Thanks for the software!
Cracky  [author] Dec 18, 2017 @ 11:01am 
Version 3.1 is out!
Cracky  [author] Dec 14, 2017 @ 9:38am 
Thanks for your opinion. I'll :) I mailed you back for more info.
Mangon Dec 14, 2017 @ 8:52am 
greate work please put the new maps inside of the drop down plz
Cracky  [author] Oct 13, 2017 @ 1:15pm 
@Koovu Right now it's not possible. But you can add some parameters into GameUserSettings.ini. I don't know if automanagedmods = True can work in this file. You can try it, or google it.
Koovu Oct 13, 2017 @ 12:48pm 
Is there a way to add additional Launch Commands using this? For example I want to use "-automanagedmods" in the launch commands, how would I go about it?
Mazupicua Sep 26, 2017 @ 8:49am 
Sure, I'd say to save the saved folder within the shooter game folder and also to backup the mods folder along with that (in case the corruption is with a specific mod you dont loose all your houses :p or whatever that mod is related to). Also one thing that you might want to add to the description is that the server files must be within the steam cmd folder so it can work (since the path is specified by ASO). I really like tools like this, i play unturned as well and setting up the server with the unturned server organizer (USO) is really nice, if you are into code and this is like a hobby i'd definitely say to expand on that and make more stuff since now a days apps are so freaking popular for no reason (like that app to add the iphone x bump on the top of the screen)