ARK ".ini" corner

  • Hello folks,

    As you know this is a Community Support Forum.

    The Forums are here for all game users in the Community to chat, help each other out and come up with ideas.

    For 2020 I will be hosting, well technically starting an ini for ARK thread.

    For these 3+ years being a Forum Moderator I have seen so many posts and decided it was time to start something new and to engage folks.

    I know many will not want to participate. Some don't want to share their ini code in which they have used. That is ok. But others would like to.


    Rules for posting:

    (1) Follow Nitrado Forum Rules

    (2) State the Platform in which you are posting for the ini code. Include if it should work for consoles. (I am a PC server admin)

    (3) This is for ARK only!

    (4) DONT post your server PASSWORD!

    (5) Describe what your code does and include how this helps your server.

    (6) And please don't get into the habit of posting things already found in the ARK Wiki (ie: copying straight from there to here).


    *Disclaimer:

    Forum Moderators are not Nitrado Staff and our opinions are our own.


    Let's see how this topic goes. Have fun.

  • This has been asked alot, so I will share my coding.


    Platform: PC Server

    -will work for Consoles as well.


    [PVE]

    Not using expert settings, the code is inserted in the "Engine Settings" link found in your WebUI

    If you are using Expert settings make sure you have done a backup of your INI file. *Pc users can do this either by FTP. PC and Consoles can use in the webUI "Configuration Profiles". Make sure your server is stopped for at least 5m. Put code in, SAVE, then restart.


    Actual Code:

    PerLevelStatsMultiplier_Player[7]=3.0

    PerLevelStatsMultiplier_Player[9]=3.0

    PerLevelStatsMultiplier_DinoTamed[7]=2.0


    This code is being inserted in the game.ini file.


    The number in the square-bracket will go through up to 11, where 0-11 corresponds to (where applicable:

    0: Health,

    1: Stamina,

    2: Torpidity,

    3: Oxygen,

    4: Food,

    5: Water,

    6: Temperature,

    7: Weight,

    8: MeleeDamageMultiplier,

    9: SpeedMultiplier,

    10: TemperatureFortitude,

    11: CraftingSpeedMultiplier



    more info can be found in great detail at:

    https://ark.gamepedia.com/server_configuration


    Auto Tool Generator:

    PerLevelStatsMultiplier Tool - Ark Survival Evolved


    You can also on this page use the built in Nitrado Tool..

    https://wiki.nitrado.net/en/per-level_stat_multipliers_with_engine_settings


    In my case I am only increasing-

    7: Weight,

    9: SpeedMultiplier,


    Thank you

  • In reviewing the existing Forum posts, this was suggested. So I will bring the info over here and respond.

    "How to remove Engrams" is the topic.


    You can do this a couple of ways. Well- 3.

    You can use ASM (Ark Server Manager), or the long way, or finding tools out there. Google searching can be amazing.

    This is example is from a tool someone suggested.


    Platform: PC Server

    -will work for Consoles as well.


    [PVE]


    Ways in doing so-

    BEFORE you start: BACK UP YOUR SERVER. For PC users, you can do FTP. For consoles you can use "Configuration Profiles" and save your INI settings. PC has access to this as well.

    Make sure your server is stopped for at least 5m.


    (1)- Not using expert settings, the code is inserted in the "Engine Settings" link found in your WebUI. note NOT all ARK items are predefined.

    (2)- If you are using Expert settings make sure you have done a backup of your INI file. Make sure your server is stopped for at least 5m. Put code in, SAVE, then restart.

    (3)- *Pc users can do this either by FTP if they editing the ini file themselves. This is the way I set mine.


    Example:

    Wish to disable the Engram: Grappling Hook.

    Go to nipiro.de and youll find a TOOL to check off engrams you want disabled.

    Mark 'grapling hook'.

    Then click on generate code.


    You will see WAY too much code. The line you want is-

    OverrideNamedEngramEntries=(EngramClassName="EngramEntry_GrapplingHook_C",EngramHidden=true)


    place that in your Game.ini under what you see below. (You may want to download this file to your PC if using FTP.):

    [/script/shootergame.shootergamemode]


    Then upload file, restart server.

    Want to see where files are since this post does not cover that, visit the Wiki. This will give you the basics where files are located. This is for PC only.

    https://wiki.nitrado.net/en/category:ark:_survival_evolved


    Enjoy.