This simple tool will let you take control of the Engrams in Ark: Survival Evolved. You can easily disable (Hide) unwanted engrams, change level requirements and engram points costs, and even remove prerequisite engrams. All the required code will be generated for you!
This tool can also be used for Single Player & Non-Dedicated Sessions. For information on customization in these situations and for information on what customization can do for you in general please see this page: Balancing Ark
First off, there is a limitation to this tool that you should be aware of. Engram IDs are calculated by opening up the engrams list in game and counting from the top left corner, left to right, row after row... So if Engrams are added to the game or tiier order is changed, or you have added any mods that add Engrams, this tool won't give you the desired results.
The Engram IDs are based on the stock game, and I do keep this up to date as the game changes. Also note that while I call this tool simple, it's not small. There are a ton of Engrams in this game and thus a ton of buttons and boxes. However, it is as easy as point and click. Then do a simple copy and paste of the code and you should be good to go.
Before modifying your game in any way with the code produced by this tool, please refer to the potentially long winded instructions at the bottom of the page. These instructions are there to make sure you get the code in right, and that in the event of a problem, you can go right back to where you were before you tried these modifications. Enjoy!
Most Recent Test: July 15 2016 v244.x
Shutdown the Ark: Survival Evolved Dedicated Server. The server cannot be running while you edit these files. Then make a copy of your 'Saved' directory and put it somewhere safe. This directory can be found in the 'ShooterGame' directory of your Ark Server. This will backup your world, character profiles, and current configuration files just in case. That is why I said earlier that it is important to read the instructions. If something goes wrong you can just restore your backed up files and be back to where you started.
Now we need to edit the Game.ini file.The first line in the box may already exist in your file. If so, omit this line when you copy your code and simply place the code below the line already existing in your file.
To find your Game.ini file, look in your server's directory for one of the following directories, depending on which OS your server box is running:
If you have already added code to this file, then there are two possibilities. Look at the custom code generated by our tool. If the first line already exists in your Game.ini file, do not copy that line. But do copy everything else and put it in your Game.ini file under where that line appears.
If the first line you see in our code box does not exist in your Game.ini file then you can simply copy and paste all of the code and put it at the end of the file.
Remember you must save and close the file after editing it.
As a final note, if you have already tried to setup custom engram configurations then you must remove all of that and replace it all with the code from this tool. Having information specified more than once can cause havoc with the server.
Now we have to test things. Make sure you have saved the changes to the Game.ini file and closed it. Then start your server and login to the game with your game client. Then disconnect from your server and shut it down.
Check the Game.ini file again. If the server likes the code, it will all still be there. If there was a problem with it then the server will have replaced the file with a fresh copy that is blank.
As long as the code is still in that file, you're good to go. If it didn't work, please try again and make sure that you have followed the instructions exactly. I've tested this tool many times on both Windows and Linux servers and it works like a charm. With this code properly installed in the right Game.ini file you should have no problems.