Ark Survival Evolved

Config Files


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].


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


Replace [workshopID] with required workshop ID's.

All workshop mods can be found here


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:‚Äč


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:

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=' to your command-line parameters.