ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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offspring Sep 24, 2015 @ 7:09am
Claiming back dinos and base after load mistake (singleplayer)
After getting killed in a cave (had sleeping bag and bed to spawn at but didn`t work?) i had only the choice of random respawn or start a new (and i know i`m a newb lol i hit new game by mistake)so i lost everything base ,dinos everything i was ♥♥♥♥♥♥ :)
So because i couldn`t go back to an old save i had to use admin commands.
Now i know most people know this already but i thought i would write it for the ones who dont.
First enable the cheats command

hit tab type

enablecheats

now use these commands

cheat addexperience 1000 0 0 (keep using till you get back to your level)

cheat givetome anything you look at and then type this command and its yours :)

cheat giveallstructure gives you all buildings that are attached together.

i have a link here for all the commands (hope the steam user don`t mind :)

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=454529617
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offspring Sep 24, 2015 @ 7:11am 
A big thank you to Ryven otherwise all dinos were lost.
KeKo Aug 7, 2016 @ 10:11am 
Thaaaaaank you. I accidently lost all my stuff cuz i said creat new survivor
offspring Aug 7, 2016 @ 10:59am 
Your welcome
margalus Aug 7, 2016 @ 12:56pm 
Originally posted by keko_88:
Thaaaaaank you. I accidently lost all my stuff cuz i said creat new survivor

No need to do this. There are a lot of backup saves available for screwups like this.

Go into the folder Steam/SteamApps/Common/ARK/ShooterGame/Saved/SavedArksLocal

Delete TheIsland.ark or if you are cautious rename it TheIsland.old

Then look at all of the files with names like TheIsland_19.07.2016_05.08.08.ark

Those are the backup saves, look at the numbers. That is the 19th of July (07), 2016 and it was at 5h 8m 8seconds gmt.

Just rename the one you want to use to "TheIsland.ark" and profit.
Jackson Aug 7, 2016 @ 1:30pm 
Just to complete the list:

http://ark.gamepedia.com/Entity_IDs

Item and dinocodes.
umm36 May 12, 2019 @ 2:54pm 
I need to test if this works because if it does oh my god!
I lost my save due to trying to copy my save over from the laptop to desktop, so I went into creative mode to try rebuild the base I made, but because I had gained so many levels doing it I deleted that player and started a new character to work back up towards getting it back, completely forgetting that I didn't own the base any more.
If the cheat giveallsteuctres works then that's a nightmare I don't have to deal with <3
Vesuvius May 12, 2019 @ 3:26pm 
Originally posted by umm36:
I need to test if this works because if it does oh my god!
I lost my save due to trying to copy my save over from the laptop to desktop, so I went into creative mode to try rebuild the base I made, but because I had gained so many levels doing it I deleted that player and started a new character to work back up towards getting it back, completely forgetting that I didn't own the base any more.
If the cheat giveallsteuctres works then that's a nightmare I don't have to deal with <3
This is why, even in singleplayer, you should ALWAYS be in a tribe.

You could have simply forced your new character back into the tribe... and made owner.
umm36 May 17, 2019 @ 5:48pm 
I thought that you're by default you're in a tribe to start with?
"Tribe of umm36" or something?
Vesuvius May 17, 2019 @ 6:21pm 
Originally posted by umm36:
I thought that you're by default you're in a tribe to start with?
"Tribe of umm36" or something?
yes.... but you'd be suprised how many pple leave their tribe for no reason thinking its not important to be in one on singleplayer
umm36 May 18, 2019 @ 3:24pm 
Originally posted by Vesuvius:
Originally posted by umm36:
I thought that you're by default you're in a tribe to start with?
"Tribe of umm36" or something?
yes.... but you'd be suprised how many pple leave their tribe for no reason thinking its not important to be in one on singleplayer

Those people are silly ^.^

Thankfully GiveallStructures worked and I have my base back :D
Unfortunately since my desktop can't handle ark I can only play on my partner's laptop and they took it with them today :(
umm36 May 18, 2019 @ 3:25pm 
Although I should note that depending on how you have set up your water supply, you might have to claim that separately.
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Date Posted: Sep 24, 2015 @ 7:09am
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