ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Jeremy Drake Stieglitz  [developer] Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:16pm
New ServerSettings INI section, new options!
Hey all,

Our apologies, we forgot to let all our server admins know in advance that the formatting of the Server INI sections would be changing. Here is the new format for the INI in your WindowsServer\GameUserSettings.ini, please update your INI's accordingly and you shouldn't have any further issues:

[ServerSettings]
ShowMapPlayerLocation=False
ServerHardcore=False
GlobalVoiceChat=False
ProximityChat=False
NoTributeDownloads=Fasle
AllowThirdPersonPlayer=False
AlwaysNotifyPlayerLeft=Fasle
DontAlwaysNotifyPlayerJoined=False
ServerHardcore=False
ServerPVE=False
ServerCrosshair=False
ServerForceNoHUD=False
ServerPassword=
ServerAdminPassword=
DifficultyOffset=0 to 1

(DifficultyOffset is a new value that will let you scale the difficulty. It is currently clamped 0 to 1 but we may remove the clamp later. At 1, the creatures and loot will scale by a factor of approximately 3x, at 0 it will be approximately 50%)

Also if you want to pass values via commandline, they are now formatted like so:
?ServerHardcore=true

We're gonna start a special forum or method of communicating with the network of ARK server admins to get you guys this kind of info in advance of new releases. Just haven't figured out that exact method yet, any suggestions? :)
Last edited by Jeremy Drake Stieglitz; Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:19pm
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Finnwolf88 Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:21pm 
You could make a steam group for admins and add notifications in there.
Any news on when RCON is coming?
JacKboX Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:23pm 
PLEASE FIX - LAN/Local Servers Because of Loopback --- http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/615086038668011665/
SPITFIRE! Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:24pm 
Originally posted by Drake:
Hey all,

Our apologies, we forgot to let all our server admins know in advance that the formatting of the Server INI sections would be changing. Here is the new format for the INI in your WindowsServer\GameUserSettings.ini, please update your INI's accordingly and you shouldn't have any further issues:

[ServerSettings]
ShowMapPlayerLocation=False
ServerHardcore=False
GlobalVoiceChat=False
ProximityChat=False
NoTributeDownloads=Fasle
AllowThirdPersonPlayer=False
AlwaysNotifyPlayerLeft=Fasle
DontAlwaysNotifyPlayerJoined=False
ServerHardcore=False
ServerPVE=False
ServerCrosshair=False
ServerForceNoHUD=False
ServerPassword=
ServerAdminPassword=
DifficultyOffset=0 to 1

(DifficultyOffset is a new value that will let you scale the difficulty. It is currently clamped 0 to 1 but we may remove the clamp later. At 1, the creatures and loot will scale by a factor of approximately 3x, at 0 it will be approximately 50%)

Also if you want to pass values via commandline, they are now formatted like so:
?ServerHardcore=true

We're gonna start a special forum or method of communicating with the network of ARK server admins to get you guys this kind of info in advance of new releases. Just haven't figured out that exact method yet, any suggestions? :)
this is nice but alot of owner inculding me
are looking for some kind of meanu or easier way to get into cheat without enabling it for other's like nice menu for kick/ban message of the day message to tell players when server goining to restart. just the standard stuff stuff admin panel needs.
Lagosaurus Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:26pm 
A steam group for admins seems reasonable. Would love some news on RCON support as well.
Otek# Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:27pm 
Originally posted by .TFSL.JacKboX:
PLEASE FIX - LAN/Local Servers Because of Loopback --- http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/615086038668011665/
Same here FIX ASAP! Please!
Fade Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:27pm 
When to do the optimization of the configuration of the middle is still unable to play
HowIChrgeLazer? Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:27pm 
Mailing list would be the best. Pretty much any thing that I can sign up that alerts us of new content.

Especially for patch drops.
mxE333xm Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:28pm 
Cool. I noticed your lack of Admin-Related bulletins a couple of days ago and run a blog focussed on server admins for Ark since ( http://arks.dxdy.name/ ). I think such a format is excellent for people who just need to follow along. Regardless of the method you chose to communicate with server admins, just please don't use Steam Groups. Most people who run serious gaming servers will probably appreciate a website/a forum to gather where there aren't that many players around.
Last edited by mxE333xm; Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:31pm
nimh Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:29pm 
So we either choose 0 or 1? For server difficulty or include the whole thing?

DifficultyOffset=0 to 1

That could also read that if we want normal it should be:

DifficultyOffset=0.5

More explanation please.
platinumdrgn Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:29pm 
DifficultyOffset=0 to 1

what should we set that to to keep it the way it was?
gulfy32 Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:30pm 
I recommend what TripWire does for KF2 and RO2 for quick messages to Server Admins. They have a email mailing list serveradmins[at]list.tripwireinteractive[dot]com
Last edited by gulfy32; Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:30pm
tonnic Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:30pm 
I'm guessing
DifficultyOffset=.5
platinumdrgn Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:31pm 
and false is spelled wrong multiple times
Evil Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:33pm 
Cannot pass loading screen please fix immediately another complain about the same thing http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/615086038672894394/#p1
Mavor Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:33pm 
Does this mean we can delete all the other junk in the .ini file?

All this:
[/script/shootergame.shootergameusersettings]
MasterAudioVolume=1.000000
MusicAudioVolume=1.000000
SFXAudioVolume=1.000000
CameraShakeScale=1.000000
bFirstPersonRiding=False
bThirdPersonPlayer=True
bShowStatusNotificationMessages=True
TrueSkyQuality=0.300000
FOVMultiplier=1.000000
GroundClutterDensity=1.000000
bFilmGrain=False
bMotionBlur=false
bUseDFAO=True
bUseSSAO=True
bShowChatBox=True
bCameraViewBob=True
bInvertLookY=False
bFloatingNames=True
bChatBubbles=True
bJoinNotifications=true
bCraftablesShowAllItems=True
LookLeftRightSensitivity=1.000000
LookUpDownSensitivity=1.000000
GraphicsQuality=2
ActiveLingeringWorldTiles=10
bUseVSync=False
ResolutionSizeX=1280
ResolutionSizeY=720
LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeX=1280
LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeY=720
WindowPosX=-1
WindowPosY=-1
bUseDesktopResolutionForFullscreen=False
FullscreenMode=2
LastConfirmedFullscreenMode=2
Version=5

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Date Posted: Jun 5, 2015 @ 7:16pm
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