ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Scheduled Dino Wipe
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Jul 11, 2018 @ 8:51am
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Scheduled Dino Wipe

Lag free dino wipes with a configurable schedule.

This mod is intended for servers with dino overspawns that require regular dino wipes. Wipes can be scheduled multiple times per day and create no noticeable lag.

If you do not want to use a schedule you can also manually trigger wipes via command. Unlike “cheat destroywilddinos” it will not create lag / server stalls.

cheat scriptcommand wipedinos

Setting up a schedule
As with most mods, all configurations for SDW should be placed in the GameUserSettings.ini file. Scheduled wipes are configured as UTC time in 24h format, multiple entries are separated by commas. Please make sure to convert your desired time to UTC!

[ScheduledDinoWipe] DinoWipes=3:21,15:11,22:09

That’s it! In the case of the above example there will be three lag-free wipes per day.

Automatic Wipe at Server Start
Alternatively to a schedule, or in addition, it is possible to run wipes on server restart using the following configuration option:
[ScheduledDinoWipe] RunAtStartup=true

Extended Configuration
Usually the only configuration required is the schedule. In case you notice lag during dino wipes you can adjust the values below accordingly:

[ScheduledDinoWipe] DinoWipes=... WipeRoundDelay=0.2 WipeCountPerRound=1000

Note: Wipes are split into multiple rounds, the default round size is 1000. That means the system will destroy 1000 creatures, then pause for “WipeRoundDelay” (=0.2 seconds by default) and then kill the next round.

  • WipeRoundDelay: The time to wait between wipe rounds. Should not be below 0.1, and generally should not be above 0.5.
  • WipeCountPerRound: The amount of creatures to kill per round. If you experience any lag it is recommended to half this until performance stabilizes.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Jul 31, 2019 @ 11:17pm
will this kill tamed dinos?
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Fa1rHand Jan 16 @ 2:47am 
@Tao, Cool mod ;) thanks man
Crown Jan 11 @ 3:21am 
Did I do it right?
Tao  [author] Jan 11 @ 1:47am 
@Crown: That is correct, specify the times for the wipes in 24h format separated by commata.
Tao  [author] Jan 11 @ 1:46am 
@Bloodborn Hunter: Follow the config instructions above, the line "DinoWipes=..." configures the time for wipes in 24h format
Tao  [author] Jan 11 @ 1:45am 
@Saito: Currently no plans to add further functionality to the mod, time does not allow at the moment. I think there's scheduled messages in ark that you could send before the configured wipe times.
Crown Jan 11 @ 1:25am 
Please tell me, does the mod still work? Has anyone put on the server?
Did I understand correctly that all the settings are not needed? For the destruction of wild dino by the clock several times a day, will I be able to use only these?
bloodborn Hunter Aug 24, 2019 @ 12:13pm 
i own a server how do i set the timer if install it into my game
Saito Mar 10, 2019 @ 8:44am 
any chance of adding a warning like a few minutes before running?
McFok Jan 29, 2019 @ 2:55pm 
Never mind .. found it .. it is 1438271117
McFok Jan 26, 2019 @ 8:20am 
I would love to integrate your Mod into my Server Cluster, but for that to happen, I need the MOD ID. Can you help me out there?
Thanks in advance