ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Jeremy Drake Stieglitz  [developer] May 17, 2016 @ 11:47am
Suggested Upgrade Path for Existing "The Center" Mod Servers
Now that The Center is becoming an official Map (in the form of a Free DLC so that is optional for clients to download http://store.steampowered.com/app/473850 ), and we'll be working with EvilMrFrank as he continues its development as an Official Map, we'll be removing The Center from Steam Workshop to avoid any confusion on the part of players. It will be removed when The Center DLC itself goes live in about an hour. To transition over a server that was previously hosting The Center Mod, here are the basic points:

- TheCenter is included directly with the v241 server update. No need to download "DLC" for the server. We've reduced the server size drastically from about 30 GB down to 4 GB so yeah ;) Just change your server commandline to host ?TheCenter rather than ?TheIsland or whatnot. No need to specify any Mod ID's.

- You shouldn't have to do anything to get your old savedata to work on the new official map, should you have old savedata from a TheCenter mod server. However, given that foliage has changed and some geometry has changed, all foliage will likely reset and your bases may get overlapped by some geometry in certain places (though geometric changes were minimal).

- If they don't already have the DLC installed, when players attempt to join your server, they will be automatically prompted to install the free TheCenter DLC via the Steam Overlay.

That's pretty much it. The Anonymous ARK Dedi Server App and TheCenter DLC will be updated in tandem going forward, typically along Major version releases of ARK, so it will be much easier to keep the map in-sync if you host long-running servers. If anyone has any issues with this once v241 is released, please post here and we'll see if we can get some help your way.

Here's looking forward to experiencing some fun adventures with y'all on this wonderfully complex new ARK :)

Cheers,
Jeremy
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kotawolf May 17, 2016 @ 12:02pm 
We will see.
FireBolt May 17, 2016 @ 12:15pm 
Will we be able to do the dedicated server update at the same time as the map update is launched for the game?

edit: to clarify; I didnt have the mod, refering to when the dedicated server itself is able to host the center
Last edited by FireBolt; May 17, 2016 @ 12:24pm
SgtSausagepants May 17, 2016 @ 12:19pm 
Can we get some clarification on what geometry changed on The Center?
Bolisaris May 17, 2016 @ 1:33pm 
No textures in game via our server and clicking install game above does nothing
Zombie May 17, 2016 @ 1:41pm 
If you have dedicated server and are using ''Ark Server Manager'' first download the dlc and then put TheCenter rather than ?TheCenter Also tell your players to subscribe to the dlc page. http://store.steampowered.com/app/473850/
Last edited by Zombie; May 17, 2016 @ 1:41pm
Bolisaris May 17, 2016 @ 1:48pm 
And that page does not work!!!!!!

I have just tried that and a box appears asking me if I have steam installed when I ckick yes I have steam installed nothing happens. The users on my server are going mad, and it is me getting it in the neck not the devs. Sort this quick.
Zombie May 17, 2016 @ 1:50pm 
Have you tried subscribing to the dlc then starting Ark on your dedicated server to kickstart the download?
Bolisaris May 17, 2016 @ 1:54pm 
You cannot subscribe there is just a play game button
Greywolf May 17, 2016 @ 1:55pm 
Downloading it but what do we change in command line since its DLC and not a MOD?
ZugZug May 17, 2016 @ 1:56pm 
Originally posted by Bolisaris:
And that page does not work!!!!!!

I have just tried that and a box appears asking me if I have steam installed when I ckick yes I have steam installed nothing happens. The users on my server are going mad, and it is me getting it in the neck not the devs. Sort this quick.


I have the same problem. The game kicks me to the store page for the DLC, but since it doesn't recognize that I own the game, it won't give me the DLC.
Steel May 17, 2016 @ 1:59pm 
Replace 'TheIsland' with 'TheCenter'
Gunslinger May 17, 2016 @ 2:07pm 
ERRR my map messed up no trees etc no stones whats going on?
Kazzerk May 17, 2016 @ 2:09pm 
boys. The Center is in "Mods" or "Maps" file? I see a file with name "The Center" in mods, it's from dlc o old mod??

pd: ark server manager
Last edited by Kazzerk; May 17, 2016 @ 2:09pm
Zombie May 17, 2016 @ 2:10pm 
DLC Now mod is obsolete.
Kazzerk May 17, 2016 @ 2:11pm 
Originally posted by Zombiemeatspin:
DLC Now mod is obsolete.

yeah, but I see The Center in Mods file no in Maps file, is normal?
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Date Posted: May 17, 2016 @ 11:47am
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