Ark Survival Evolved

Config Files

serverfiles/ShooterGame/Saved/Config/LinuxServer/GameUserSettings.ini
serverfiles/ShooterGame/Saved/Config/LinuxServer/Game.ini

Change Map

You can change the map by editing the instance config lgsm/config-lgsm/arkserver/arkserver.cfg.

Add the line defaultmap="MAP_NAME_HERE". You can find a official map list right below.

Official Map Names:

  • TheIsland

  • TheCenter

  • Ragnarok

  • ScorchedEarth_P

  • Aberration_P

  • Extinction

  • Valguero_P

Change maximum players

You can change the number of maximum players by editing the instance config lgsm/config-lgsm/arkserver/arkserver.cfg.

Add the line maxplayers=70.

Adding Mods

Add -automanagedmods to the start parameters.

Next edit GameUserSettings.ini, adding the following line under [ServerSettings].

ActiveMods=[workshopID],[workshopID],[workshopID],[workshopID]

Next edit Game.ini and add the following section. <-- Doing this will auto download mods.

[ModInstaller]
ModIDS=[workshopID]
ModIDS=[workshopID]
ModIDS=[workshopID]
ModIDS=[workshopID]

Replace [workshopID] with required workshop ID's.

All workshop mods can be found here http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/workshop/.

Collections

Collection Ids won't work directly. You need to have all the ids of the mods you want to use. One tool for getting the ids can be found here: https://tools.rusty.info/tools/stcolids/‚Äč

Clusters

First you need multiple server instances. Please follow this guide if you don't know how:

Follow this guide to create server clusters:

To change command-line parameters for your server edit your '/lgsm/config-lgsm/arkserver/YourServerInstance.cfg' file. Examle:

fn_parms(){
parms="\"TheIsland?SessionName=MyServerName1?AltSaveDirectoryName=Save1?Port=7777?QueryPort=27015" -NoTransferFromFiltering -clusterid=cluster1\""
}

Additional Notes: Servers which are running on local networks sometimes have trouble traveling to other arks. A fix I have found for this is adding '?MultiHome=0.0.0.0' to your command-line parameters.