How to install mods (MANUAL) - Ark Survival Evolved - LOW.MS

How to install mods (MANUAL)

  1. On your local ARK, download the mods you want via Steam Workshop and take a not of the mod IDs (found in the URL of the Steam Workshop page)
  2. Open up ARK, click "HOST / LOCAL" (This will copy and extract the mods). You may need to wait a few minutes, and possibly even click "Host Non-dedicated Server" (and exit straight away).
  3. Close ARK, right click ARK in Steam, click Properties, click Local Files, click Browser Local Files and navigate to "\ShooterGame\Content\Mods".
  4. Select all the mods you want to include on your server (folders are named by the mod ids), including both the folder and the .mod files. Add to a .zip.
  5. Either via FTP or the control panel file manager, upload the .zip to your "/ShooterGame/Content/Mods" folder. You can then extract it via the file manager.
  6. In the control panel, go to Configuration Files and click Text Editor next the the settings.ini. Find the line "ActiveMods=" and add all the mod IDs seperated by a comma. (e.g. 141233,8321231,489341)
  7. Restart the server.
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