Taming Configuration Tool
Ark: Survival Evolved
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This tool will quickly and easily generate all the code you need to customize taming on your Ark: Survival Evolved server. Simply configure your settings and click the generate code button. Detailed installation instructions are included at the bottom of this page to help ensure you get your custom taming system running as smoothly as possible.
If you are looking for other tools, you can find a complete list of our growing collection of customization tools here: Customization Tools
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
Installing The Code: Step #1
Shut down 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's important to follow the instructions. If something goes wrong you can just restore your backed up files and be back to where you started.
Installing The Code: Step #2
Now we need to edit the Game.ini & GameUserSettings.ini files.The first line in each 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. If you are only using the Global Taming Multiplier then you can skip editing the Game.ini file.
To find your Game.ini & GameUserSettings.ini files 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 these configurations and still have any of the code in your files from those attempts, then you should remove that code before adding the code generated by this tool. Having information specified more than once can cause havoc with the server.
Installing The Code: Step #3
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 have tested this tool and the code several times now making various changes and its working fine for me on all the servers I've tested it on. This does include Windows and Linux, so as long as you've installed the code right there should not be a problem.