ARK Survival Evolved:How to add steam workshop mods

From Serenity Servers Support

Open Steam, and navigate to the ARK workshop. Find a mod you'd like to use on your server. At the end of the link shown in the workshop listing, there is a number value. Copy this number value down. See the image below. If you can't see the URL, you'll need to enable it in your Steam settings.

  1. Log into our game control panel panel, here is the link.
  2. Open your commandline manager, if you haven't already made a custom command line, create a new one.
  3. Check (enable) the selection box next to the 'Map' text box. If you're using a custom map, replace 'TheIsland' with the path to the mod & map name. Most maps will give instructions on how to do this. If you're using the default map, simply add "?GameModIds=modIDhere,modIDhere" having each mod ID separated by a comma. Do not place a comma after the last mod ID. #Let's say you had a mod with ID 123456789. You'd want to make your map setting look like: TheIsland?GameModIds=123456789
  4. Connect to your server via an FTP client, we recommend using FileZilla. For help on setting it up, click https://help.serenityservers.net/index.#php/Game_Servers:How_to_connect_with_FTP.
  5. Navigate to your own computer's ARK mods folder. This is located in SteamApps/common/ARK Survival Evolved/ShooterGame/Content/Mods.
  6. You will see a folder and a .mod file for each ID. Upload both for each mod you'd like to use. You will want to create a "Mods" folder on your server in the same location (#ShooterGame/Content/Mods).
  7. Confirm that all mod files are present on your server.
  8. Save and select the new command line. You will have to edit and save it after it's selected to ensure the changes have changed successfully.

NOTE: Not all mods are supported for multiplayer or mod stacking (multiple mods). Mods may also be outdated upon release of new game updates which have caused major issues for server owners in the past (data loss, crashing). Also note that technical support related to mods will be rather limited. The moment you install mods, we are not held liable for any issues which may be related to the mod install - including data loss, service instability, and soforth. You are given every tool necessary to add a mod to your ARK server. However, if there is an issue on our end preventing mods from functioning, contact us and we'll be glad to sort things out.


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