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How to Install ARK 253.51 / Setup of LAN-Server
« on: December 31, 2016, 01:10:11 PM »


Hey Guys i had a lot of work to do before i was able to play ARK.

I´m going to show in 20 small steps how to install Ark.

Hopfully this "How to" is going to help some people, but i cannot gurantee.

how to install Ark:

1.) download ARK v252.2 from Kortal

2.) downloade the MP_Fix - Steamclient:!0d9CmJaa!d9ZBw8JS7dSbWce6vEl1Mg

3.) extreact the "Steam2" Archive. you shoud now have a folder called Steam. rename it for example "Steam Cracked"

4.) copy the ARK folder to /Steam Cracked/steamapps\common\

5.) edit the steam_appid.txt from 480 to 346110
(\Steam Cracked\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Binaries\Win64)

6.) install SteamCMD

7.) put SteamCMD.exe in a new folder for example C:/SteamCMD

8.) start SteamCMD

9.) use the following Arguments

a) login Anonymous

b) force_install_dir [Your ARK Path]

in my case:
force_install_dir C:\Steam Cracked\steamapps\common\ARK\

c) app_update 346110

10.) now wait: this took me about an hour (depending on you internet speed)

11.) if you have steam running, exit it

12.) delete all packageinfo.vdf or packageinfo.vdf.BAK files in \Steam Cracked\appcache\

13.) run \Steam Cracked\Steam.exe . This folder will be your steam fake account.

14.) login to your fake steam account

15.) install spacewar game: press keys WIN + R and run steam://install/480. It will add spacewar game into your library.

16.) exit steam

17.) Run AppID.Patch.exe. click the "Browse" button, select your newly created packageinfo.vdf (\Steam Cracked\appcache\) into your steam folder. In AppId, put 346110 and click "Patch". Close AppID patcher

18.) login to your fake steam account. you should now see ARK in your library. If you don't see it:

Option 1:
   18a)ignore it
Option 2:
   18a) go to :
   18b) click at the IP and "connect" to the server with the popup and install ARK (for some reasen this worked for me. I do not know why :/)
   18b) in steam go to View -> Servers -> online
   18c) if you now see ARK servers erverything is right
   18d) if it does not work: I´m sorry, I could not help you.   

19.) Run ARK_Launcher_MP.exe

20.) In game main menu, click "JOIN ARK", select filter "Unofficial". You will see all available servers. Click "Join" to connect

How to Install a LAN Server:

1) you need to have q Working Multiplayer ARK. if You do not have one -> do Steps 1 to 20 from "How to install ARK"

2) create a "startserver.bat" in (\Steam Cracked\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Binaries\Win64)

start ShooterGameServer.exe TheIsland?QueryPort=27015?ServerPassword=123?SessionName=[Your Session Name]?MaxPlayers=16?listen? -nosteamclient -game -server -log -nobattleye

3) start the server by doubleclicking startserver.bat

P.S. Sorry for my bad englisch

« Last Edit: December 31, 2016, 01:22:30 PM by TH3MA5K3 »
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