How do I add mods/maps?

  1. Open Steam, and navigate to the ARK workshop. Find a mod/map you'd like to use on your server.
  2. At the end of the link shown in the workshop listing, there is a number value. Copy this number value down. See the image below. If you can't see the URL, you'll need to enable it in your Steam settings.
  3. Log into our game control panel panel at tcadmin.perfectionservers.com:8880
  4. Open your commandline manager, if you haven't already made a custom command line, create a new one.
  5. Check (enable) the selection box next to the 'Map' text box. If you're using a custom map, replace 'TheIsland' with the custom map name. Most maps will give instructions on what to use for map name.
  6. Save and select the new command line. Make sure you click "select" to the right of the commandline every time you make changes in order to enable them.
  7. Go to the configuration files section on TCAdmin and open the gameusersettings.ini with the text editor.
  8. Add "ActiveMods=modID1here,modID2here,etc" under the [ServerSettings] heading having each mod ID separated by a comma. Do not place a comma after the last mod ID. For example, for Valhalla and Annunaki, ActiveMods=504122600,538986229. Save the file.
  9. Click on the Mod Manager icon and install the Mod Install/Update Script. Then install the mods you placed in the ActiveMods section earlier via the Install/Update Mods button. This is done by copying the mod ids, separated by a comma, into the GameModIds field and clicking "Execute".
  10. Start the server and verify the installation. It will take a few minutes when you first start the server to install and update the mods, please be patient.
NOTES: Whenever you remove mods, it's suggested that you reset your saved data. Otherwise, the old mod data may cause conflicts with your server. We always recommend only using active and updated mods, for ARK is a game which sees many game/devkit updates which will introduce confliction with mods. Mods may be outdated upon release of new game updates which have caused issues for server owners in the past (data loss, crashing). Not all mods are supported for multiplayer or mod stacking (multiple mods). Unfortunately we cannot provide technical support related to mods as they are created by 3rd party entities.
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