ARK: Survival Evolved

ARK: Survival Evolved

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Light Controller (Open Source)
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Jul 5, 2016 @ 4:11pm
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Light Controller (Open Source)

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Automatically turns lights and torches on at dusk and off at dawn.

Works with all mod lights.

New Items:

- Light Controller (made in inventory)


1.) Place the light controller and it will automatically turn on and off every light and torch within its sphere of control.

Config Options:

Place in your gameusersettings.ini file.


ExclusionList - list of items that should be exempt from turning on and off. This is a comma separated list of item names(ie "Lamppost_C,StandingTorch_C").

InclusionList - list of items that should be turned on and off. This is a comma separated list of item names(ie "Forge_C,Campfire_C").

Note: you only need to use an exclusion/inclusion list if an item in a mod isn't working correctly. If a stock item isn't working, please let me know(except for the campfire, it is excluded by design).

PostDawnOffsetInSeconds - how many seconds after dawn the controller should wait before turning the lights off.

PreDuskOffsetInSeconds - how many seconds before dusk the controller should turn the lights on.

Guide on Setting Up Exclusion/Inclusion List

Mod ID: 718412068

Link to Spawn Code

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Structures Plus - Complete building overhaul.
Platforms Plus - Tree platforms with snap points and wedge pieces for multi-level construction.
Redwoods Anywhere - Grow redwoods that support tree platforms anywhere.
Platforms Anywhere - 30 different non-tree structures that support a tree platform.
Snappy Saddles - Saddle platform extensions with snap points and ability to increase build distance and structure limit.
Super Spyglass - If a spyglass had a baby with a magnifying glass...
Earthquake Tweaker - Stops earthquakes from moving you around(or makes them more powerful... you choose)
Popular Discussions View All (5)
Mar 7 @ 8:04am
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Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:07am
Could you help!
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Elite-Noob! Jun 8 @ 4:26am 
Can someone replace this mod? And add a time option in the radial menu?
Red Eagle LXIX May 8 @ 6:30am 
I also did not get the engram (see that mentioned a few times in the comments).
Manually spawned it does appear to be working correctly and is fully functional. I used to list the torches from 'Better Torches" I had installed (well only one so far). I added it to the inclusion list, next day it turned on and off fine. :)
Red Eagle LXIX May 8 @ 6:24am 
@Kronzky, it is used to create inclusion and exclusion lists.
@Bruder Tuck, Your question is answered by Kronzky's. Create an inclusion/exclusion list.
See this post: @Kronzky, Check:
Bruder Tuck Apr 3 @ 2:20am 
Kronzky Mar 11 @ 10:00am 
What does the "List of Structures" button in the radial menu do?
It shows me a list of checkable structures within the range, a text field and a "Generate" button, but I have no idea what they're supposed to do...
L&S Transporte GmbH (Andy) Feb 21 @ 12:52am 
Can someone tell me where down I find the thing
Terry Cruise Feb 2 @ 12:02pm 
Hello, it seems this mod no longer works with lamp posts. I've tested this with omnidirectional and standard. Still works with standing torches though.
Agent Washington Jan 19 @ 3:32pm 
Is there a way to exclude the Wireless Generator that's included in Advanced ARK? I've tried multiple ways of adding it to the exclude list (even the one you've provided with generating it, etc...) but it still includes the Wireless Generators, which is a big problem seeing as each time you turn them off and on, it eats one of the batteries, which flipping sucks.
HavocMacoy[SWE] Dec 16, 2017 @ 4:13am 
Do you think you can add how brigt the light source will shine? Cuz the vanilla settnings keeps jumping from low to high for me =/
Thane456 Dec 15, 2017 @ 6:33pm 
Since the Aberration update, it seems like the Light Controllers no longer control electrical lamp posts. In my village, I use standing torches to light outside and electrical lamp posts to light inside the buildings. Now only the outside lighting works, making the inside of the houses dark as ****. Tried placing a light controller inside a building just to see if it was because the controller could not see the lamp posts for some reasons, but nope. It still refuses to turn on the lamp posts. I never touched anything inside the configuration files, never even opened them up.