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    ARK Server Manager Tool for Installing/Managing Mods on a Dedicated Server

    We've created this tool to Download, Install, & Manage Mods on a Dedicated Server. Currently only works on Windows Servers that you have direct access to, but soon will work on remote servers and also on Linux Servers:

    http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110...9887208240167/

    Enjoy, and don't worry, it's going to get more powerful every day

    #2
    It's looking good! Any ETA on Linux support (headless)?

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      #3
      Jeah some love for linux servers would be awesome
      especially since you once (with the release of linux server) stated that officals will migrate to linux

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        #4
        I noticed that after activating a TC mod with that Ark Server Manager Tool, that server is missing to activate that mod. The server runs without any activated mod/TC then. The Server launch command line is missing -TotalConversionMod=ModID.

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          #5
          I'm getting daily reports that the server manager tool doesn't list my Live version mod, and only lists the Test version mod, along with random comments about manual installing not working, can't download the mods from steam...

          Freya 17 Aug @ 2:32pm
          Server Management Tool is the new one released with the new v200 patches. Mods cant work with manual install so I had to use that tool. But searching the mods listing inside it only shows Aku Shima Test, not this one.
          Freya 17 Aug @ 9:12am
          Did Ark blacklist this mod or something? I can't find it in the server management tool mod search.
          ClipZ 16 Aug @ 3:46pm
          btw after a full day of testing all mods work on there current versions no need to update to latest dev kit they have changed the way mods are read on the server just regular mod folders will no longer work instead of typing a huge paragraph lets just easier to say just use the new server management tool although it can be done without it just its easier to explain it that way lol
          z` has ARK: Survival Evolved 4 hours ago
          Do you intend to update this mod so it is playable on the latest servers? Also do you plan to integrate with the 'official' server manager beyond your "Aku Shima Test"?
          These are just a few of the comments I'm getting about the Server Manager Tool, I don't know how it's list populates, I've never even used it I do everything manually on the 2 servers I'm running Windows && Linux, so I haven't seen first hand if you are manually populating the list or getting a list from steam, but I'd like to point out that the Test version is only public to allow people to connect that server, people will use the Live in their own servers and some aren't tech savvy enough to do it without the Server Manager Tool.

          Can I get some feedback on the situation to tell the subscribers and future subscribers about? I've had a large portion of people come and tell me they saw the mod on Twitch or Youtube and want to get it, they love the glass/reinforced wood and bought the game after seeing a streamer play it for a few hours but can't get the mod.

          Aku Shima Mod on Steam

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            #6
            @Akukiyo

            The mod list comes straight from steam but due to some undocumented "features" of their API the list was not complete. The latest version of the tool should now be showing all mods listed on the workshop that are public
            The new thread for the tool is actually http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110...9887219814834/

            Originally posted by ordens View Post
            I noticed that after activating a TC mod with that Ark Server Manager Tool, that server is missing to activate that mod. The server runs without any activated mod/TC then. The Server launch command line is missing -TotalConversionMod=ModID.
            To use TC mods with the tool, make sure it is installed in the mods tab AND activated - You can then select the mod in the total conversions drop down on the front screen.

            Originally posted by Ariien View Post
            It's looking good! Any ETA on Linux support (headless)?
            Its on its way!
            Last edited by FaceWound; 08-21-2015, 10:07 AM.

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              #7
              Originally posted by FaceWound View Post
              @Akukiyo

              The mod list comes straight from steam but due to some undocumented "features" of their API the list was not complete. The latest version of the tool should now be showing all mods listed on the workshop that are public
              The new thread for the tool is actually http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110...9887219814834/



              To use TC mods with the tool, make sure it is installed in the mods tab AND activated - You can then select the mod in the total conversions drop down on the front screen.


              Its on its way!
              Good to hear!!! You are definitely helping alot of people out!

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                #8
                Thank you FaceWound.

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                  #9
                  Is there a way to edit user/character data on my private server?

                  Basically, I had a weight mod changing all starting characters weight stat.
                  After a game update, I forgot to activate the mod using the RCON program.
                  Everyone logged in, their stats were overwritten with the basic stats (un-modded),
                  and now new players get modded stats, old players don't...
                  It'd take way too long to reset everyone's character and re-assign them exp in-game 1 by 1...

                  Any way for server admins/hosts to read character data and edit values?

                  Thanks.

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                    #10
                    and thats what you have backups for
                    just return to an older savegame

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                      #11
                      It's been a couple of months, any update on the linux version?

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                        #12
                        The manager fails to install larger mods (e.g. Terra Nova Initia, a large map by Uzumi). Other than that, a very useful tool.
                        ARK guides: Item Quality, Taming Parameters, Armor and Damage
                        My Mod: Very outdated, don't know if I'll ever update...

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                          #13
                          Manager also fails to connect to the server even with the correct information in. When is any sort of update coming to this application? The steam page is blown up with comments of lack of any sort of feedback from FaceWound let alone any status updates.

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                            #14
                            How do you go about having the tool update workshop mods? I haven't used any mods on my server but it's been up a month and wanted to try ORP. However, a 900mb file to keep manually FTP updating sounds horrible.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by cyris69 View Post
                              How do you go about having the tool update workshop mods? I haven't used any mods on my server but it's been up a month and wanted to try ORP. However, a 900mb file to keep manually FTP updating sounds horrible.
                              at the current moment, thats the only method of updating mods on a server. Manually updating with your clients mod updates. We use the ORP and its not 990mb, its 3mb. http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfile.../?id=600705968

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