Question about Server Modding directories

Hello everyone and good day to you all! So, I’m having a pretty rough time with modding my private dedicated server [I own the server files] I’m trying to add the ARK Hammer 40.000 mod from the steam workshop, now, I’ve put the mod file into my shooter game folder right, I added the code suggested from the Steam FAQ’s for ARK which was “ShooterGame.exe \Game\Mods[AppID][NameofMod]?[ID Number]?” I did of course add the correct ID numbers, [Yes I double triple quadruple, quintuple checked to make sure the code was right] And guess what? It still did not work. All week I have been searching for answers but I have yet to find any. But here’s what I think the problem is, either A my code is totally jacked up because I do not know code well, except for basic console commands, or B since I run my server off of my steam game files it could be a directory issue, this I’m sure of. For example the code provided says “ShooterGame.exe(?) \Game\Mods…” but I do not have that folder in steam, I’ve scowered my hard drive looking for the Games folder in steam but still haven’t found one, [there is a "games(not Games) folder but its just shortcut links to my currently owned steam games.]. Now, with all that said, This is the current Code I use for my “start server” batch file I use. start ShooterGameServer.exe TheIsland?SessionName=NAMEREMOVED?Port=27015?QueryPort=27016?listen
C:\Jay(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Binaries\478716204\ArkHammer40k?listen?ModId=478716204 I hope you smarties can figure that out for me. Welp, I really hope someone helps me with this because the steam discussions for help with issues is pretty much useless since no one goes there/actually cares. lol.

Hey Jay,

I’m good, and hope you are doing well yourself. A few things;

  1. I had a bit of trouble (just so you know) reading through this due to the lack of formatting with it. No biggie at all, as I can see this is your very first post! Welcome welcome!!! Just keep in mind, some of us see a wall of text like this and go “oh my wall of text TLDR”. I’m not one of those people thankfully, but I can see it deterring some from even reading all the way through, which could cause someone to miss a key detail somewhere along the lines. Again no biggie at all, just wanted to convey that :smiley:

  2. I’m actually having trouble processing all the info provide due to the lack of formatting, I was intending for #2 to actually have helpful info, but I’m really struggling here to keep everything mentally organized with troubleshooting this problem. I would very much appreciate it if you could format this out a little bit smoother, and I will then be much more useful in helping! Sorry, I don’t mean to cause you to have to do more work :confused:

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Hey JayTheRake,

If I understand the issue correctly, it seems like a case of the paths getting a bit jumbled. The path to the directory the mod needs to in would be:
C:\Jay(x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Content\Mods\478716204 (for Arkhammer) From the launch string it looks like the mod files have gone into the Binaries folder. I’m not positive about the rest of the launch string, but moving the mod files to that directory, and use that path it will likely fix it. At worst, we’ll be one step closer to having it fixed. :slight_smile:


Im not very good at explaining through text, Im more of a speaker/shower. Could I maybe add you on skype?

Thanks BFq I will see if the string works. Thanks!

Ok so apparently that code line didnt work. hmm

Sorry for the delayed response Jay! I got distracted with helping a few others troubleshoot while waiting for your response. I can take a look via skype if you want. PM me with the info.

Also, to clarify further, your mod is in the directory that Q stated it needed to be in, correct? Just asking to double check

Because when you mentioned string, it made me think you may have added that to your command line for launching the server (which you shouldn’t need to ever do).

  • Sinari