ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Chat Evolved
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Oct 29, 2018 @ 6:22am
Sep 8, 2021 @ 9:58pm
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Chat Evolved

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Chat overhaul mod.

Chat can be resized with alt+arrowkeys and moved with shift+arrowkeys.
alt+home and shift+home to reset size and position.

Chat commands:
/chat - opens chat info.
/help - shows available commands.
/who - shows who is online on the server.
/ping - shows your ping to server (weird huh!)
/settings - opens the settings window.

Note: due to needing a buff for cross-ark and commands functionality, chat is disabled when dead.

Server admin can set up a webdis[] backend for cross-ark chat support by specifying the URL in settings. No configuration needed on backend side.
webdis is a HTTP wrapper for redis[], so if setting it up yourself redis must also be installed.
There are docker and other conainers available that is more or less click and play.


Messages that were missed while dead can be disabled by setting both ini settings to 0.
OldMsgNum=0 and OldMsgMin=0

Mod is incompatible with other mods that also replace the chat widget to implement things like chat commands.

Incompatible mods:
Primal NPCs

Logo courtesy of TiiaAurora[]

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Popular Discussions View All (6)
Jun 25, 2021 @ 9:43pm
PINNED: Bugreports
Aug 19, 2021 @ 12:47pm
PINNED: Webdis docker instructions
Sep 3, 2021 @ 9:13pm
PINNED: Feature requests
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Huck Jan 9 @ 7:58am 
Geiler Mod, Danke
Super für Cluster Server
GXD Dec 31, 2021 @ 4:01pm 
maybe i am just clueless but i cannot seem to get this working with Gportal if anybody has ran this with Gportal could send me a friend request and help me out please do so been puzzled by this for awhile now
123 Dec 19, 2021 @ 4:32pm 
I need the ability to turn off the "/who" command.
Can you help me?
Zuka Nov 20, 2021 @ 10:04am 
I have this working flawlessly on my Windows servers *with* plugins, for what's it worth. The caveat is that our plugins allow you to change the chat prefix. Well, except for our abandoned decay plugin (I really need to replace it, lol).

So yeah, Steven, great work on this! It even works for my admins and me now, and adding a config to change the prefix would be a boon to compatibility for sure! Keep being awesome :)
EuphoricGaming Nov 13, 2021 @ 11:21am 
all good man, I'd love to use your chat client but it's impossible with plug ins -- otherwise it's really freakin nice, like, well done. Better than ark by far. If you "DO" Happen to get it working with Crosschat / Plugins, please let me know I'd love to use it !
Steven  [author] Nov 13, 2021 @ 11:18am 
Hosting exclusively on Linux thus I made this so I could keep hosting ARK on Linux, but there are some good plugins out there :)
I could take a look at a configurable key for chat commands when I have time to look at it, but can't promise when. It's a client-side only thing, but could maybe also have it overrideable by server if it's not manually set in the client config.
EuphoricGaming Nov 13, 2021 @ 11:10am 
Plug ins work with /commands similar to your chat, I don't know what changing the root syntax of the / to something else would do in regards to plug ins, but for those who don't use plug ins this is a really cool mod. I never used to use them but I'm finding it works quite well.
Steven  [author] Nov 13, 2021 @ 10:56am 
It would be incompatible with mods/plugins that use chat commands that are prefixed with / yes.
I don't use plugins so I do not know how they read the command, but I would assume just reading the message as it comes in and possibly intercepting it before it's added to the chat?

I don't know how all "cross-ark chat" from server hosters/providers work, but many use rcon which include local chat or they have their own mod/plugin.

The mod does not alter how chat is sent or received (other than sending messages found to be a Global chat message to the defined webdis server in addition) so it should be compatible with most other cross-ark chat implementations.

You can however get my cross-ark chat to work by hosting a public-facing webdis server somewhere else if you are not using a dedicated root server and point my mod to that url.
EuphoricGaming Nov 13, 2021 @ 2:39am 
Really cool Mod, but it does not work with plugins that use their own /command commands in chat.

I have plug ins that use a lot of chat commands and this is incompatible :( it also is incompatible with any Cross-ark chat from a server hoster.
Steven  [author] Oct 25, 2021 @ 10:43am 
Hey, you would need to set up a webdis server and point BackendURL to that webdis server for all your instances.
From mod description: "Server admin can set up a webdis[] backend for cross-ark chat support by specifying the URL in settings."
There is also a discussion for how to set up a docker container for webdis (which includes redis) here: