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ARK: Survival Evolved is an open-world multiplayer survival game created by Studio Wildcard. It is currently available on Steam early access.

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How do I increase the timer on a dropped bag?

I recently got a Nitrado server for Ark: Survival Evolved. I want to increase the timer on a dropped bag. Not a death bag; I have already increased that, as well as individual items dropped out of the ...
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What is the "correct" method of locating caves in Ark: Survival Evolved?

I played Ark: Survival Evolved for about 4 months and found absolutely no references or traces of any of the caves during normal playthrough. I never once stumbled across one, or found anything "...
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What is this status effect? [closed]

Started up Fjordur and noticed a status effect. Googled it but haven't found any answers. What is this? It looks like a rock or obsidian with a red symbol on it that kinda looks like a spider.
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ARK dedicated server without internet?

Is it possible on the same PC to host a server through ARK Server Manager, and play on that server without internet access? Without internet, the server will not show up in ARK’s server browser, even ...
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How many creatures and variants are in Ark Survival Evolved?

How many creatures are in Ark Survival Evolved? I want to create a museum of sorts with one of each type of taxidermy. And I want to get started by crafting an SS Large taxidermy base for the dermises....
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What is the use of making dinosaurs poop?

I'm kinda new to Ark, and exploring the (awkward) menus I've discovered that it's possible to force a tamed animal/dinosaur to poop. Why? Is there any actual advantage for doing this? Or is this just ...
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Longneck Ascendant Rifle Very Expensive Craft

I have a Nitrado server with my friends. We wanted to make the ascendant rifles but it is asking us for 17160 metal ingots which cannot even fit in the slot spaces at the smithy table or anywhere else....
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How do I remove a net from a dodo without killing it?

So, I was attempting to capture a player from an enemy tribe who was raiding my tribe's base in Ark. I fired a net projectile from my harpoon gun, but missed and hit one of our dodos. You have to use ...
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How do I make gasoline in Ark: Survival Evolved on PS4?

So, im trying to make some things in my save. But I cant figure out how to get the fabricator to work. Ive got all the materials needed to make the items in the fabricator, but it won't let me craft ...
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Is it possible to play ARK with two PS4 on LAN?

In case that my other question gets answered with more than 1 and we need some PS+ accounts in order to play on our own server over the Internet, we want to know, if it's possible to play the game ...
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How many PS+ subscriptions do we need to play on a private server over the Internet?

I want to play Ark: Survival Evolved with a friend. We both got a PS4, but no PS+ subscription (yet). I've read that you can host a non-dedicated server on one of the consoles or get a 3rd one and ...
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What are all the differences between Ark: Survival Evolved and its mobile variant?

I've recently started playing Ark: Survival Evolved on PS4 only to find out that there's a mobile version as well afterwards. I've noticed some differences, from engrams available to resources you can ...
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Will not continuing a single player game delete the save game?

When I open Ark: Survival Evolved - Mobile and tap PLAY ARK I get asked, whether I want to continue my single player game (refer to the screenshot below). I'd like to check whether the save game is ...
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My friend can't join my ARK Survival Evolved Non-dedicated session

My friend and I are trying to play ARK Survival Evolved together and I have a bunch of progress on my single player world and I don't want to run a dedicated server because my PC can't handle it. But ...
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What are the most efficient ways of obtaining polymer in single player on the island?

I'm playing single player on The Island and need large quantities of polymer but I'm at a loss on how to efficiently obtain large quantities. At first my limiting factor was chitin for cementing paste ...
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How do I get access to edit a config file in a WindowsApps Folder?

I have a Windows 10 machine and a version of Ark I installed from the Windows Store. There is a certain Dino that shall remain nameless that I just don't want in my game anymore but I cannot edit the ...
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How can I keep baby dinosaurs alive?

I was playing ark with my sister when we noticed a fertilized egg dropped by my already tamed turtles. She looked it up and it told us we have to put a fire around it and so we got it out of the water ...
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Why are the creatures (passive and hostile) all invincible?

For some reason when I was playing Ark Survival Evolved, when I got hungry, I went to attack a dodo and it was invincible. It didn't even try to run away like normal. So I though okay, little glitch, ...
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Is there a way to keep a tribe from being empty when all members transfer to another server?

My daughter and I play ark together. We play on private dedicated servers hosted on my own machines, nothing online, full admin control. We have 2 computers and 2 steam accounts. We have a set of ...
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How to locate your dinosaurs that you tamed using force tamed when you die?

I can't find my dinosaurs, I play on a private server tamed an alpha raptor using force tame and tamed a sarco then a few other 20 dinosaurs. The whistle doesn't work and I know they are near my ...
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Is Ark: Survival Evolved a couch coop game?

My wife and I love to play coop games. We are considering getting ARK: Survival evolved, as we have have heard that it has a couch co-op mode, but we are not 100% sure. Can someone please confirm ...
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Ark Running Poorly

I just bought ark yesterday, and yes, I know I'm a bit behind the times, and I opened it up, and it was running smooth. I don't have the beefiest PC, but it's an Alienware Aurora with an I7 core, so ...
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Signal 11 caught. The server exits when the item is delivered via RCON

I try to give an object to the player on the server via RCON using the GiveItemNumToPlayer command. After sending the command the object is not issued and the server is shutting down. The server has ...
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Ark symbols meanning

I was playing ark and I finally managed to get a good connection and downloaded the update for ark, now when I try and play it it has the bank status effect at the bottom and the pickaxe and shovel at ...
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How do I use AutoHotKey to switch Slomo modes in Ark/Conan Exiles?

Conan Exiles and Ark use the same engine. You press insert, you type "slomo 3", you press enter, and the game runs wayyy faster. I'm trying to get an AHK script working where when I press F1, F2 and ...
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Takes 30 mins to respawn in ark

Whenever my friend joins my ark world on the island on the Xbox one, the respawn time can take up to 39 minutes. What could be causing this and how can I fix it?
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How do I configure the item decay time (of a death corpse bag) in my ARK server?

I have set the GlobalItemDecompositionTimeMultiplier field with a value of 1.0 inside the [/Script/ShooterGame.ShooterGameMode] section of the Game.ini file. A multiplier of 1.0 I read that in ...
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How do you get the admin console on ark?

How do you get the admin console in ark?
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What is a Crossark Server?

They say Crossark servers are server clusters where players can transfer their characters between servers. But I always see players transferring their characters on non-Crossark servers too. What is ...
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Water in Ark: Survival Evolved is rendered flat and gray

Running on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon with Nvidia graphics Card 16 gb of ram (more specific info will follow upon request if necessary) I haven't made any changes to hardware, software, etc. This is an ...
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How to find a lost Ark Survival Evolved Tamed (Non Dead ) Dino? [duplicate]

I was on the beach with my best dino, he was set to neutral and to not follow, however I don't remember where I died. He's still alive but I can't find him. Any help?
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In Ark Survival Evolved, do you lose gained experience points when you die?

In Ark, do you lose all/any of your experience points when you die? I haven't bothered looking when I die and I'm to scared to try now.
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Can I start a new single-player Ark game and save the old one?

I love my current Ark Survival Evolved game, but I would love to start a new single-player game. Is there anyway I can start a new Ark single-player game and save the old one. P.S., this has to be on ...
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Can I finally build a mosasaur submarine?!

So now that tek vacuum chambers and the other nice toy are out I was wondering. Will I be able to place these vacuum chambers on a mosasaur platform and be able to build a small submersible? I know I ...
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Health Regening Slowly

I am playing ARK on the XBOX ONE and whenever I get hurt, my health goes down. Since it goes down, it needs to regen. But, it only heals about .5 health per second. My max health is 1482.3. Please ...
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Can different wyvern species breed together?

Ok so I have a level 234 male poison wyvern and a level 229 female lightning wyvern. I had raised them and I believe they are max level. Will I be able to breed the two and get a fertilized egg, or ...
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How many fireplaces are needed for incubation?

Okay, so on ark I recently decided to start breeding my raptor. I had to find her the perfect raptor. After 8 hours of searching I find the desired stud raptor. He is a hulking level 124 male raptor ...
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In Ark, Center, Island, or Scorched Earth?

With which one should a new player start? And is it possible to move character between this by using the obelisk as long all are public servers?
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How can I identify the classname of a specific item/engram in ARK?

As an administrator, I require to identify the classname of the engram of the Offline Raid Protection (ORP) mod item to hide it for players, however the author of this mod didn't gave that basic and ...
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How can I achieve a safe zone (PVP free) in ARK?

I am the administrator of a non-official PVP server. I've installed the Capitalism mods and our intention is to create a market zone in a specific position of the world map. Using the Capitalism mods ...
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How do I set a decay period for structures in ARK? (PVP raid prevention)

( Excuse me if I do not use the proper gamer terminologies ) This is my first time being the Admin of my own server, and I would like to reproduce one common behavior of much PVP servers that I seen.....
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Can you start with no hair or beard?

Yesterday I started a new campaign (Primitive Plus, solo, PS4) and my character began with full hair and beard. Is there any way to start hairless and beardless? I would like to see it growing over ...
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How do I load a previous non-dedicated multiplayer session in ARK?

ARK has a non-dedicated multiplayer session, which allows you to host a server and play at the same time, along with a friend. When you start one of these sessions, and then 'quit', it never asks you ...
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Fast-travel, while keeping items

I regularly host a fairly casual ARK group with a couple of friends. We'd like to build multiple bases around the island, but fast-traveling with the beds drops your whole inventory on the ground, ...
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How long does it take the enemies of a normal cave to respawn?

This question is only about the Central Cave. I was playing ARK game 2 or 3 years ago and on that epoche I farmed on the Central Cave and I remember that the enemies always respawned after 20-30 min ...
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Once I tame a mantis what do i need to feed it?

So I am planning on taming a mantis on scorched earth. I already know that it is a passive tame and requires deathworm horns (or is it called thorns). Now lets say i tame a mantis. What sort of food ...
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How much feces does it take to tame dung beetles?

I have found a dung beetle and knocked it out by mistake. It said its torpor was at 126/200 and I stayed there for around 20 minutes, but it never went down. I left the cave because all of my feces ...
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How can I build things in Ark which are too heavy for me?

I need to build a Stone Dinosaur Gateway. To build it I need about 280 Stone 140 Wood 100 Thatch. These materials are far too heavy to be in my inventory. I can carry about 150 units and need about ...
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What kind of world map and type of game is shown in these images of ARK?

I'm interested to know what kind of world map and in general what type of game or mods is playing in the images that I will show here below. Mi first impression is that in the images we can see he is ...
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How can I build constructions on top of a Quetzal?

I would like to know how I can make contructions on a Quetzal to employ it as a mass carrier. The images below are just to describe what I mean.
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