Download Official Server Save Games??

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  • Howdy all,

    So, had my Nitrado Xbox server for about a month now (little more) and was flipping through some setting etc etc... and I noticed a page that said you can download save files from the official servers? Thing is though, its latest update sais 2017 lol. Anyone know if that is a typo? Id love to grab the file of my official server and play it on mine. 6 months of building and getting things just right! lol.

    edit... its called "official inport" and is on bottom left of the server tools page where you select information, settings or tools ... its under tools.

  • absolutely but this only works with the server saves that Ark has released to Nitrado... this is not a “side load” thyme of thing.

    under “my services” I selected the server I wanted to change.
    stop server.

    Under general settings Change map to desired save map (this is from the list of Nitrado’s saved servers explained below)


    On left column under “Tools” select the official import option

    Look for and select the official ARK server backup you want to check out. (The map should be out into general settings above)

    It will import the file

    Start server!

    it’s pretty awesome. I ran around my old server that was saved from back in August 2017 LOL all the old boss tribes were there I could see peoples characters sleeping on the ground. All their dinos were out and about LOL it was really neat.

    When ARK closes down the latest batch of legacy servers they are supposed to release more current versions of these servers to Nitrado.

  • Some of the servers from 2017 are awesome LoL. I see tribe names that I know are no longer in existence on there, but in todays server there are always those floating doors in the middle of nowhere that have their names on them. Was kinda meet seeing how the bases were back then too... no cryo pods.. “roaming” to mate animals so HUGE pens were everywhere.

    Kinda need.

  • Yeah it's a cool feature, but it's just older legacy servers.

    A lot of hosts put up an extra server and used this option to give people bases to raid without trolling each other. I used it for a while, but it got very tiring having to find servers that weren't already empty in that long list of files.

  • Yeah scoves53. I just looked at the ones where I knew some of the older tribes. Nitrado is getting the files from the latest closure though. I got my support ticket in to see when/if they will post them here. I just want my base back lol I worked on it a year and a half mostly solo. Miss it. I made sure when I moved that I left everything intact on it so that I can start it up and just move in :)

  • Yeah i agree. Still setting line all up right now. Turning stuff on and off to find what i like takes a while. Hardest part is setting difficukty to be fun.... but able to so a solo aloha boss as well. Im keeping my server small, fam and friends knly right now. Just figured out how to soawn dinos on maos now... so imntrying to find 2 or 3 good maps to play. Hardest part is element. Gots have it so Extinction or Genesis has to be there amd i dont know how available element is on Genesis yet.

  • I had to google that cause I hadn’t heard of it LoL. Sounds good but I’m still playing on xbox :( no mods that I know of work for that. I know Element is on Genesis too, just waiting on my friends who are playing there to let me know a comparison as to how much and how easy it is compared to Extinction lol