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      Note for players regarding Ascension (please open terminal/tribute before ascending)   02/04/18

      With the latest server update on PC (v276.493), if you're going to attempt ascension, before doing so please make sure you've opened a supply crate/transmitter/obelisk/ basically anything terminal/tribute inventories. It's a temp workaround to characters being lost when ascending whilst we're investigating character issues further.
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      Official PC: Hard Turret Limit begins on 18th of February at 1PM ET   02/16/18

      On the 18th of February, at 1PM ET we will be enabling the hard turret limit on all PC Official Servers. This means that you will not be able to build over 100 turrets within a 10k unit radius. This will work on autoturrets, heavy turrets, tek turrets, plus plant turrets and is no longer map specific. The hard limit calculation is done on start-up, so if your turrets are ever over the limit, they will be randomly shut-off until you're under the limit. In order to restore shut off turrets, you must pick up any which exceed the number, as well as shut-off turrets and replace them in order for them to work.

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  1. Update 3 [10th of January] Thank you to everyone who has submitted reports. Microsoft now has an internal repro of the problem and is working on getting us more information. We still do not know what is causing it, but Microsoft is on it! We'll update you as we learn more. ~ Jesse Update 2 [8th of January] For anyone who is having the close-on-launch issue, can you please do the following and send the results to [email protected] so we can work with Microsoft on the issue: Attempt to launch the Microsoft Store version of ARK: Survival Evolved. Observe that the game closes automatically at the splash screen. Open a command prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd.exe) Type eventvwr Navigate to Windows Logs > System Right-click on any Errors you see from the time you launched the game, and choose Save Selected Events... Type cd %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Temp Type licensingdiag Type wscollect Gather all of the files generated in the directory in step 7 by the commends in steps 8 and 9, and put them in a .RAR file (or renamed .ZIP file). Thanks, this will hopefully help us solve this problem more quickly! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Update one: After further investigation, we've found that there is a communication issue with Microsoft's DCOM Server. Other games have had a similar issue, for instance, Forza 7: https://forums.forzamotorsport.net/turn10_postst110840_Unable-to-start-DCOM-Server-error-starting-Forza-7.aspx We managed to sort out the issue by installing DLC over the base game. If you are experiencing the crash, you can try reinstalling a DLC or the base game. We've reached out to Microsoft for further direction on how we can avoid this situation going forward. Other players have reported success installing smaller products, and then attempting to launch ARK. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Hey Survivors, I'm looking into an issue where the Windows 10 / Play Anywhere version of the game is immediately closing on startup for PC. For anyone experiencing the issue, could you please try the following: Firstly, please check that you're running the latest version of Windows 10? You can see if your PC has downloaded the most recent updates by clicking here and selecting "Check for updates now": https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/4027667/windows-update-windows-10 Afterwards, please ensure that the store is up to date. You can do so by clicking on "..." next to your profile on the top right, select "Downloads and updates", and then "Get updates". Once complete, please check the ARK Store page to see if you meet the minimum specification required to play the game. If everything checks out, please launch the game and see if your issue is solved. If it's still closing out, please press the 'start' key on your windows, search for "dxdiag", run it, press the "Save all information.." button and paste the contents of that onto a www.pastebin.com which you can share with me here. Also, it would be good to also try this: Thanks!
  2. Hey everyone, In our most recent crunch, we were able to give you a quick glance at the upcoming Dino TLC. We'd love to collect more visual specific feedback about our creatures, whether you think there are any which are in definite need of some TLC, as well as your thoughts on what you've seen so far! Keep in mind, they're still WIP and are subject to change. For those of you who hadn't seen the mention in the crunch, here's a recap: Dino TLC Preview Now that Aberration has been released the question on your mind might be: what's in-store next for ARK? Today we're excited to share with you the first few images of our Dino TLC update that is currently being worked on. These images are still work-in-progress and are therefore subject to change before final release, but here are the updated Rex, Ape, and Dire Wolf models. Studio Wildcard started out as a small studio and as we've progressed through ARKs development, we've grown tremendously! We've been able to bring on very talented animators and character artists to work on the project. You've seen some of their work in our more recent creatures and expansion packs, and now they'll be taking their abilities and showing some love to some of the original creatures we launched with. We're excited to see where these creatures go with the new advanced techniques and can't wait to show you how they turn out! So if you guys have any suggestions or creatures you think we should definitely take a look at, let us know here!
  3. Hey Survivors! Just wanted to pick your brains, what kind of creatures would you like to see make its home on the ARK? We usually get a lot of messages across all platforms asking us to add XYZ - just thought I'd make a quick mega-thread to see what you guys are thinking :). Feel free to include names, images, cool-facts -- what you think they could do on the ARK, anything really! Looking forward to seeing what you have to share.
  4. ARK Digest Q&A!

    Hey guys, You know the drill! Have a question for the next ARK: Digest? Let us know! Thanks!
  5. Hello, Survivors! Each week we run community contests for all players (all platforms included where possible) where you can win lots of cash prizes! Below is the different type of contests that take place. Try your hand and share some of your creations with us today!type of contests that take place. Try your hand and share some of your creations with us today! ARK NVIDIA Ansel and Freestyle Contest! This weekly screenshot competition asks players to take in-game photographs from either ARK: Survival Evolved or our new desert themed expansion pack ARK: Scorched Earth using NVIDIA Ansel, and meet the category requirements listed below. Winners will be announced during ARK’s regular “Community Crunch” blog post. Each winner (4) will receive $100 each and each runner-up will receive $50. Want to enter? Screenshot and video entries should be e-mailed to [email protected] If you need a place to upload a file for the contest, make use of Wetransfer which will allow up to 2gb for free! Please note: Nvidia image submissions are limited to a total of 16 per person! Freestyle videos not included in this limit Three Categories *NEW* Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA's new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute. Read up here on how to activate Nvidia Freestyle in game! Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Check out your 360 Stereo results on your HMD or on your Android Phone with NVIDIA VR Viewer Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! When entering the contest please name your entries and make sure that they include: Name Image Title Category An example would be: Wildcard Jat - Evolution Event - Super Resolution Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose a shot from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features in the Ansel Technology page and the NVIDIA blog. How to run NVIDIA Ansel First of all, you'll want to make sure you're running the latest Nvidia Geforce Drivers - so head over to http://www.geforce.com/ and get downloading! Once set up and ready to go, right click ARK: Survival Evolved in your steam library and you'll see the option to Launch ARK with NVIDIA Ansel Select this and head into a single player game, regardless of the map or the mod. Once you're in game, you can immediately press ALT + F2 to get into Ansel Photography mode and start taking snaps. or you can type in the following command in the console: cheat enablespectator Once that is enabled, hit your DELETE key and it'll open the Depth of Field Options menu where you can play around with the games DOF. Then hit ALT+F2 and take some awesome Ansel photography! Here's a little tip from Jesse: ARKitect! This is an award ($200 prize for first and $100 for any runners-up) given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judge based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! At the end of each week, the winners and runner-ups will be featured in our #ARKitect section of the Community Crunch and will be awarded cash prizes! Note: We've had a lot of requests regarding the use of mods - go for it! We'd love to see how mods have influenced your bases Please note: Video submissions are preferred to be 5 minutes in length, if they exceed this, please provide a relevant timestamp in the video. Note that any entries which are longer, may not be entirely watched and we, therefore, recommend you fit into our recommendation, or provide photos as an alternative! ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Winning this content will net you a $200 prize for first and $100 for any runners-up. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! Send us in your videos and we cannot wait to watch them! We're really interested in seeing the latest video creations you guys have put together - to show us something fresh! Please note: Video submissions are preferred to be 15 minutes in length, if they exceed this, please provide a relevant timestamp in the video. Note that any entries which are longer, may not be entirely watched and we, therefore, recommend you fit our recommendation! Uploading the images Please upload the images to the gallery section of our New Community Hub - you can create your own album and directly link us to that or attach it to your post! Please remember to post your entry to this thread specifically! If you're not able to upload directly to the gallery, don't sweat as imgur will work fine too! http://survivetheark.com/index.php?/gallery/ Looking forward to seeing the entries!
  6. ARK Digest Q&A!

    Hey Survivors, Got a question for the next ARK Digest? Let us know!
  7. Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    Well, we'll see what this is. It looks like I can certainly repro it well enough on Keb's server, going to get it going in our internal environment here. My initial thoughts are that it's memory related, and possibly due to the bounds, which would be nice to resolve but not the crash which I suspect this thread was talking about, however, we'll see after I do more analysis. Keep the info coming guys, much appreciated. Hopefully we can get this resolved as soon as possible
  8. Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    Alrighty... I got it once (if it's the same crash), going to try a few more times to see if I can get it again/how reliable it is and then we'll go from there. I suspect it may be a memory issue now just based on how that went, but we'll see. Excellent info guys, thanks a lot.
  9. Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    I'll send you an email with some requests. Thank you for the help
  10. Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    Official repros are always easiest, but if that doesn't work we'll give unofficial a shot. Are you the server owner specifically? What timezone are you typically available in? I guess first things first would be I try to reproduce the issue on your server myself, and then if that's successful, I should be able to follow up with Nitrado for the saves.
  11. Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    If there's an official server that people suspect they receive this crash on, knowing the details would be good as that's probably the best place for us to get our info.
  12. Constant Crashing on Xbox after Update

    Hey guys, Sorry for the slow reply. Looking into this now. What would be useful to know is: - Are any of you able to reliably reproduce this on a fresh single player save? - Does it commonly occur on a specific map/in a specific location - If you're experiencing this on an Official Server, could you tell me which and the general area? This information will allow us to look into a repro and see what's causing the crashes.
  13. Are you able to reproduce this like clockwork? It sounds more like a graphic crash to me at first glance.
  14. Do you happen to have a video of this? Going to look into this today.
  15. ARK's Valentine Celebration

    Love is in the air and what better way to celebrate Valentines Day than with our #MateBoosted Event! The ARK will be placed under Cupid's loving spell. With this event, Survivors will be gain the ability to learn one new emote, as well as a new stylish hairstyle for each gender. Creatures have also been affected by Cupid's spell in the following way: They have a 5% chance to drop a Box of Chocolate when they mate. Boxes of Chocolate can be used for a Full Heal or to advance 50% of a creature's taming affinity bar. All servers (including Officials) using the following commandline parameter: -vday can get some extra mate-boosted bonuses: Mate Boosted range increased by 2x Mating Speed and Mating Recovery increased by 3x Creature Maturing and Egg Incubation speed has been increased by 3x Baby Food Consumption has been decreased by 1/3 Make sure to relaunch your Steam Clients to get the latest update! Survivors also have the opportunity to send out their own customs Valentines Day card to their loved ones. Head over to http://playark.com/valentines/ and create your custom card! Be sure to send us a tweet with your image attached and the #MateBoosted,so that over the course of the week we can retweet your loving messages! The update & event will be coming console later this week once the Major Content version releases! Thank you, Happy Valentines, and we hope you enjoy this loving festive holiday! Wildcard Jat and the Wildcard Team View full article
  16. Just a note guys, we'll be trying something new with Crunches being moved to Monday now
  17. dossier Introducing the Troodon!

    Dino Dossier A new Dino Dossier has been revealed, this one is everyone’s favorite intelligent pack hunter, the Troodon! Common Name: Troodon Species: Troodon Magnanimus Time: Late Cretaceous Diet: Carnivore Temperament: Nocturnally Aggressive Wild: Quite possibly the most intelligent non-human creature on the island, Troodon Magnanimus is an incredibly fast learner. It understands meaningful experiences much more quickly than other creatures (including humans), and its social nature means it also teaches its packmates, making them more clever too. If Troodon’s cleverness didn’t make it formidable, than its tactics and biology do. It specifically pack-hunts at night when we are most vulnerable, and sees humans as its primary prey. This audacity is made especially dangerous due to its serrated fangs’ poison, which drains stamina from any creature, but outright paralyses humans. Thankfully, Troodon is fairly small. Were it larger, it might well have become the dominant creature of its ecosystem. Domesticated: I thought Troodon simply could not be tamed, until I finally saw a lone survivor with one. She told me that she let “Troody” hunt a few of her tribe’s smaller creatures for sport, and it eventually started following her everywhere. It seems that while Troodon is too intelligent to fall for the rote conditioning of ‘tranq-and-feed’, it can instead gradually gain loyalty from a social approach that provides it the opportunity to hunt. Ever since, I have wondered at the benefits that a pack of ultra-smart, bred-for-battle Troodon may bring to a tribe brave enough to earn the favor of these clever carnivores.
  18. Just to be clear, this is only affecting legacy servers. What's the legacy server you play on? I'll have someone check the counts.
  19. Hello, Survivors! Each week we run community contests for all players (all platforms included where possible) where you can win lots of cash prizes! Below is the different type of contests that take place. Try your hand and share some of your creations with us today!type of contests that take place. Try your hand and share some of your creations with us today! ARK NVIDIA Ansel and Freestyle Contest! This weekly screenshot competition asks players to take in-game photographs from either ARK: Survival Evolved or our new desert themed expansion pack ARK: Scorched Earth using NVIDIA Ansel, and meet the category requirements listed below. Winners will be announced during ARK’s regular “Community Crunch” blog post. Each winner (4) will receive $100 each and each runner-up will receive $50. Want to enter? Screenshot and video entries should be e-mailed to [email protected] If you need a place to upload a file for the contest, make use of Wetransfer which will allow up to 2gb for free! Please note: Nvidia image submissions are limited to a total of 16 per person! Freestyle videos not included in this limit Three Categories *NEW* Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA's new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute. Read up here on how to activate Nvidia Freestyle in game! Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Check out your 360 Stereo results on your HMD or on your Android Phone with NVIDIA VR Viewer Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! When entering the contest please name your entries and make sure that they include: Name Image Title Category An example would be: Wildcard Jat - Evolution Event - Super Resolution Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose a shot from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features in the Ansel Technology page and the NVIDIA blog. How to run NVIDIA Ansel First of all, you'll want to make sure you're running the latest Nvidia Geforce Drivers - so head over to http://www.geforce.com/ and get downloading! Once set up and ready to go, right click ARK: Survival Evolved in your steam library and you'll see the option to Launch ARK with NVIDIA Ansel Select this and head into a single player game, regardless of the map or the mod. Once you're in game, you can immediately press ALT + F2 to get into Ansel Photography mode and start taking snaps. or you can type in the following command in the console: cheat enablespectator Once that is enabled, hit your DELETE key and it'll open the Depth of Field Options menu where you can play around with the games DOF. Then hit ALT+F2 and take some awesome Ansel photography! Here's a little tip from Jesse: ARKitect! This is an award ($200 prize for first and $100 for any runners-up) given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judge based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! At the end of each week, the winners and runner-ups will be featured in our #ARKitect section of the Community Crunch and will be awarded cash prizes! Note: We've had a lot of requests regarding the use of mods - go for it! We'd love to see how mods have influenced your bases Please note: Video submissions are preferred to be 5 minutes in length, if they exceed this, please provide a relevant timestamp in the video. Note that any entries which are longer, may not be entirely watched and we, therefore, recommend you fit into our recommendation, or provide photos as an alternative! ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Winning this content will net you a $200 prize for first and $100 for any runners-up. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! Send us in your videos and we cannot wait to watch them! We're really interested in seeing the latest video creations you guys have put together - to show us something fresh! Please note: Video submissions are preferred to be 15 minutes in length, if they exceed this, please provide a relevant timestamp in the video. Note that any entries which are longer, may not be entirely watched and we, therefore, recommend you fit our recommendation! Uploading the images Please upload the images to the gallery section of our New Community Hub - you can create your own album and directly link us to that or attach it to your post! Please remember to post your entry to this thread specifically! If you're not able to upload directly to the gallery, don't sweat as imgur will work fine too! http://survivetheark.com/index.php?/gallery/ Looking forward to seeing the entries!
  20. Hey Survivors, I've received some reports that some players are unable to see the Server Session List since updating their PlayStation Software to version 5.0. I'm looking to collect some information on this, so if this problem affects you, please let me know: Thanks!
  21. Hey Survivors! Welcome to the latest edition of the Community Crunch! The Community Crunch is where we share important things going on with ARK, as well as host contests and showcase creations made by the community! Dino TLC Phase 2 Preview! In our previous Dino TLC updates, we showed you our progress on Phase 1 of the Dino DLC pass, which includes the: Direbear, Procoptodon, Gigantopithecus, Direwolf, and Tyrannosaurus Rex. We are targeting the release of Phase 1 to take place during the week of February the 18th on PC. The plan is for the Dino TLC pass is to roll out these changes in multiple phases. Throughout the next few months, some creatures will receive visual changes, as well as functional/gameplay changes. Today, we'd like to share some screenshots and provide some insight into what we're planning for Phase 2 of the TLC pass. We've been reading all your feedback and suggestions regarding the creatures; our artists and gameplay team have found it to be beneficial in the decision-making process. Something to keep in mind is that not all creatures will receive a visual update, but we will cover ones we feel (with your feedback) need it. Sometimes there may be function gameplay changes which weaken certain aspects of creatures; however, if we take anything away, we always plan to add to it through another dimension. Please remember that these are still works-in-progress and are therefore subject to change before final release, which includes both visual redesigns, as well as gameplay changes. The Argentavis! The Argentavis has long since been a favourite flyer to many. With its high health, weight, and stamina it's an essential air mount that now will be getting a bit more love. The Dino TLC will grant the Argent a new saddle that will receive reduced weight capabilities on obsidian and various other materials, and the ability to craft smithy items within the saddle. The Argent will now be able to carry two additional passengers, one with its claws and one in its beak. The Argent will be carrying heavier than current creatures in its talons, while its beak will be able to support the weight of smaller creatures. Lastly, upon consuming a corpse the Argent will receive rapid health regeneration, making this vulture a formidable aerial tank! The Spinosaur! The quadruped stance of the Spinosaur has been a hotly debated since it first joined and ever since. Those for the stance enjoyed its dog-like run while those against felt like it was not true to the real-world version of the dino. With the TLC pass, the Spinosaur will now be able to operate in both a bipedal and a quadruped stance. When on two legs the Spino will move slower but be able to bite and use its claws to do increased damage, while on four legs it will be able to move faster. Due to its affinity to water, the Spino will receive a buff which applies a bonus to movement speed, turning radius, attack damage, and health regen when fighting in water, and will last for some time after exiting the water. It will also prefer prime fish for taming (over prime meat) and have an increased chance of gathering prime fish meat. But before we can do all of that in Phase 2, we have to get through this upcoming patch first! TLC Phase 1/v277 Tentative Patch Notes: PC ETA Week of February 18th! Please keep in mind that these notes are tentative, some parts of it may change before release (such as the values for creature-balance), as well as more general fixes included for Patch Day. Dino TLC - The Procoptodon! - Receives a model update, animation update, sound pass, and some new abilities: - Will take reduced fall damage - Carry weight will be noticeably increased - Can carry small creatures and baby dinos in its pouch - A knockback kick which can affect significantly larger dinos - Added an aimed jump which can be used by holding down the Jump key - Carried characters in a pouch have reduced food consumption rate when carried by Mate-Boosted Female Procoptodons. - Babies imprinted while in a carried Procoptodon pouch receive more affinity Dino TLC - The Gigantopithecus A.K.A Bigfoot! - Receives a model update, animation update, new fur, sound pass and some new abilities: - The Bigfoot will receive an armour-degrading attack; this means when it fights, it'll do more damage to your armour's durability. It is important to note that the armour-degrading attack will not affect the Yeti creatures found in the game. - Added the capability to climb ziplines (but not jump between them) - Added a jump - It can now carry and throw small creatures - Throwing has been made more accurate, similarly to crabs with targetting cursor Dino TLC - The Direbear! - Receives a model update, animation update, new fur and some new abilities: - When riding a Direbear, players will be immune to bees. They won't be able to knock you off your bear, and they will target focus the bear instead of the player. - The Direbear will also be able to harvest honey from wild beehives without attracting bees or hurting the hive. Plus the amount of honey it receives will be 2x the standard amount. Dino TLC - The Direwolf! - Receives a model update, animation update, new fur and some new abilities: - Howl now activates a pack buff for 5 minutes (with a minute cooldown). When the Alpha howls, the pack also howls. The pack buff strengthens the Alpha, as well as its pack (reduced amount vs Alpha) - Hunter's Instinct passive buff which will allow it to sniff out people/creatures with less than 50% health - Sniff tertiary ability to indicate nearby explorer notes, or to detect buried/stealth creatures Dino TLC - The Rex! - Receives a model update, animation update, and some new abilities: - Its roar should receive a CD and make non-allies (under a certain dragweight) poop to act as a small stun/interrupt. There will be a cooldown on victims so that they cannot be pooplocked continuously. - The roar will not be able to scare anything above its level - Roar will cause players to poop but not stun them - Rex's ability to climb over small rocks and steeper slopes have been improved. Creature Specific Bug Fixes & Balance Balance - Dragon's Fire Breath direct impact damage reduced by 50% - Fixed a bug which caused Rock Drake and Wyvern eggs to sink below their nests over time. - Added Rock Golem Saddles to Scorched Earth Loot Table - Added Basilisk and Rock Drake Saddles to Aberration Loot Table - Uploaded Creature stats now display Movement Speed and Melee Damage - Fixed a case where certain creatures would get stuck under the map/inside the map when colliding with larger creatures (most noticeably seen the Rock Drake and Basilisk) - Fixed an issue which was causing a desync with the Reaper's collision - No longer need pheromone to claim Reaper Kings - Moschops will no longer flee when told to harvest dino corpses - Fixed a bug where some creatures would not be able to attack at low server FPS - Bronto's and Paracer's breeding time have increased by 50% (equivalent to Quetz) - Reduced Bronto HP gain per level by 33% - Reduced Bronto base HP by 10% - Reduced Paracaratherium base HP by 10% - Reduced Paracer HP gain per level by 25% - Reduced Tuso Base HP by 20% - Reduced Tuso HP gain per level by 25% - Reduced Dunky resistance to bullets to 40% - Reduced Dunky other resistances to 60% - Stego Plate Resistant reduced to 30% - TEK Tapejara no longer inflicts raid damage (how you inflict torpor on titan, krab, and golem) - AI Option for Dinos to only attack conscious targets added to Titanboa - Skittish Stance added to tamed dinos General - Creative Mode building - Server option to disable fog - ARK will now scan your steam achievements and update your local profile accordingly to restore any lost skins/hairstyles. - Add messages to tribe logs with information about uploading and downloading creatures - Made a respawning player not targettable by Wild AI - Option to hide learned engrams - Players can now directly go from Proning to Crouching position - Ambient Sounds have their own volume slider - Right Click Context option added to folders to equip everything insider, allowing for rapid gear switching - Created a "Use Last PIN Code" so players can quickly access secured structures - Silencer now hides the name of the player who has killed you from the kill message and tribe log - Server Option to make Supply Crates random (?RandomSupplyCratePoints=true) - Option to enable NVIDIA Ansel on Servers (-ServerAllowAnsel) - Prevented specific graphical flags from being invited via .ini files - AxisMapping is now taken into account when underwater - Cooldown added to tribe's changing their name - 5 Second character and base immunity added to ORP servers when first logging in - Fixed a collision issue affecting some dino gates that allowed unintended entry - Fixed multiple unintended mechanics (will explain in a bit more detail after the update drops ;)) - Fixed an issue where the Tek Teleporter built on pillars/ceilings would push players and creatures beneath it. - Fixed a crash caused by using ForceTame when riding a Dino - Improved Red Crystal collision so they can be harvested more efficiently by Anky - Corrected the Aquatic Mushroom description - Removed collision from glowsticks which would cause movement problems with certain creatures - Fixed multiple client/server crashes - Fixed an issue where some zip line anchors were outside of replication range, preventing them from being used. - Fixed a case which would allow players mounted on certain creatures to throw/place C4 a lot further (e.g. Stego) - Corrected an incorrect icon with the Seeker Dossier - Fixed a case where teleporting outside of a large base with the TEK Teleporter would show foliage that was harvested - Fixed multiple map issues (holes and collision) - Fixed a case where some foliage would not replicate appropriately on Aberration - Turrets now respect enemy foundation placement rules, and there is a 30-second spin-up time when being powered by a battery. ARK Sales! For those who've yet to experience the joys of ARK, nows your chance to get in as we have a discount available on the Humble Store for Steam! ARK: Survival Evolved ARK: Season Pass ARK: 2x Evolution Event Weekend! Survivors across ALL Platforms will be receiving a special Evolution Event perk this weekend! It's already live now and will remain active until Monday the 29th of January at 3 PM EST. All Official Servers will be undergoing this evolutionary change which includes: 2x Harvesting Rate 2x Taming Rate 2x EXP Rate Community Contests! NVidia Ansel Photography Contest Super Resolution Version: http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/SuperResolution/ARK-SuperResolution1/ARK__Survival_Evolved_HighRes_2016_09_01_-_14_38_36_55.html ARK: Survival Evolved and the Scorched Earth Expansion Pack now include support for NVIDIA Ansel -- a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose shots from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features from the NVIDIA blog. Now let’s get to the contest! There were 3 potential categories for survivors to enter their shots into and they were the following: Four Categories *NEW* Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA's new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute. For the time being, the current prize is double our normal amount, so winners will receive 200$ and runner-ups will receive 100$. Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! And now without further ado, here are your entries! Freestyle! Winner! Blue Dragon - ARK Survival Evolved (Netflix's DARK theme) Runners-up! pitsmat - Ice roguewolf91 - Fury of the North Wind Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Camelsaurus Valoule - Planer thrill 2 Mistakes Were Made - GP Wolf Amaterasu - Olden Times Gaming Experience Filter Valoule - Stare pitsmat - Blue Blur GP - Purest Pink Blue Dragon - Star Trails pitsmat - Majestic Soar Blue Dragon - Dusty Blue Dragon - Filtered Sunset Blue Dragon - Rock Drake Sketch pitsmat - Caveland Super Resolution! Winner! pitsmat - Luminous Waterfall Runners-up! ShadowSword – Deeper Down GP - I See No Drakes Honourable Mentions! Blue Dragon - Search for Water roguewolf91 - Soaring Through a Sky Ablaze ShadowSword – Fire and Ice Flight ShadowSword – Flame Dimorph ShadowSword – In the Cave of the Rock Drakes ShadowSword – Parchment River ShadowSword – Purple Waterfall ShadowSword – Tree Cove pitsmat - Shade Valoule - Troubled water Wolf Amaterasu - Gliding At Dawn Wolf Amaterasu - Shadow in the Sky ShadowSword – Portal Approach ShadowSword – Radioactive Trench ShadowSword – Ghost Forest Valoule - Monster Hunted Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D! Winner! roguewolf91 - Over the Redwoods Runner-up! Blue Dragon - Crystal Pillars Honourable Mentions! Wolf Amaterasu - Watching The Sunrise Valoule - Wedding Blue Dragon - Full moon Valoule - Rock ..... Well Blue Dragon - Scorched Blue Dragon - Broken Freeform! Winner! F1r3fly - The Shape of Water (in Ark) Runner-up! Blue Dragon - Comic Honorable Mentions! Wolf Amaterasu - Despair of the Thunder God Valoule - Comic Strip GP - Alien Aberration ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! And without further ado, the ARKVideo for Community Crunch 116 is... FLASH vs MYSTERY VILLAIN! PART 1 (Ark: Survival Evolved Cinematic) by SB4D! ARKitect! This is an award given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judged based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! The ARKitect for Community Crunch 116 is… it's a tie! Congratulations to... Wolf Angelus! ARK Edition: Game of LIFE (Custom Signs & ARK themed experience / decor mod) and... captainfatdog! Modern, Round, Cliff Platform House (No Mods) | ARK: Aberration | Base Build If you want to know more about how this was built and are looking for some tips, you can check out this additional video with more useful knowledge from @captainfatdog and we'd also like to announce a runner-up... Massive Platform Base / Community Center Cave build Ragnarok Ark Survival Evolved by Tlc138! If you'd like to check out the submissions from the rest of the entrants, you can do so here: Fan Feature! ARK SURVIVAL EVOLVED THE FUTURE OF ARK 2018 by Jade Plays Games Ark Survival Evolved: Hidana Village Build by shockshrubs HIDDEN CAVE BASES! CATWOMAN EXPLORES (Ark: Survival Evolved Base) by SB4D Tutorial: Re configuring Ark: Survival Evolved Supply Crates (XBOX & PS4) by ArkPS4 ZERO TO HERO! NEW CREATURES AND ABILITIES! by UpFromTheDepths Explore the Ark #16: Cheapest Paracer/Sarco Trap EVER!!! (Ark: Survival Evolved) by MrWhitehearth Explore the Ark #15: Revenge of the Dodo Queen (Ark: Survival Evolved) by MrWhitehearth Ark Survival Evolved - Shark bait (PART 64) by gOOglyOwl Christmas Rock Drake by Violet http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1280050397 Waiting for Double XP Weekend by Shockal http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1282093677 Race through the air by Shockal http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1278936900 Murderchicken by Melnik http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1280419495 Ark Furries Evolved! by Hyena Lover http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1279438808 Dossier: Nanuqsaurus by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1278612786 Dossier: Rugops by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1278925577 Dossier: Primal Viper by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1277975660 Dossier: Suprannotitan by Scanova the Carnotaurus http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1279531224 That's it for this post guys! As always if you’ve got anything to share please get in touch and be sure to follow us on: Twitter: twitter.com/survivetheark Facebook: facebook.com/survivetheark Reddit: reddit.com/r/playark Instagram: instagram.com/survivetheark All the best, Studio Wildcard View full article
  22. Hello, Survivors! Each week we run community contests for all players (all platforms included where possible) where you can win lots of cash prizes! Below is the different type of contests that take place. Try your hand and share some of your creations with us today!type of contests that take place. Try your hand and share some of your creations with us today! ARK NVIDIA Ansel and Freestyle Contest! This weekly screenshot competition asks players to take in-game photographs from either ARK: Survival Evolved or our new desert themed expansion pack ARK: Scorched Earth using NVIDIA Ansel, and meet the category requirements listed below. Winners will be announced during ARK’s regular “Community Crunch” blog post. Each winner (4) will receive $100 (200$ for Freestyle!) each and each runner-up will receive $50 (100$ for Freestyle). Want to enter? Screenshot and video entries should be e-mailed to [email protected] If you need a place to upload a file for the contest, make use of Wetransfer which will allow up to 2gb for free! Please note: Nvidia image submissions are limited to a total of 16 per person! Freestyle videos not included in this limit Three Categories *NEW* Freestyle: These can be images or videos taken using NVIDIA's new Freestyle filters! If videos are submitted, they must have a maximum duration of one minute. For the time being, the current prize is double our normal amount, so winners will receive 200$ and runner-ups will receive 100$. Read up here on how to activate Nvidia Freestyle in game! Super Resolution: These should be taken at 8x Super Resolution. Players can optionally use Depth of Field effects accessible in Spectator mode by pressing the [Delete] key. Panoramic 360 Stereoscopic 3D: These should be taken at 4x Super Resolution, in 360 Stereoscopic 3D mode. We will crop them to 2D for web display, while also providing the 3D version for viewing within VR display. Check out your 360 Stereo results on your HMD or on your Android Phone with NVIDIA VR Viewer Freeform: Any settings, whacky and creative use of Ansel filters are encouraged. Adding humorous titles/captions in Photoshop is also acceptable for this category! When entering the contest please name your entries and make sure that they include: Name Image Title Category An example would be: Wildcard Jat - Evolution Event - Super Resolution Ansel is a revolutionary new way to capture in-game shots. Compose a shot from any position, adjust with post-process filters, capture HDR images in high-fidelity formats, and share the screenshots in 360 via a smartphone, PC or VR headset. Learn more about these features in the Ansel Technology page and the NVIDIA blog. How to run NVIDIA Ansel First of all, you'll want to make sure you're running the latest Nvidia Geforce Drivers - so head over to http://www.geforce.com/ and get downloading! Once set up and ready to go, right click ARK: Survival Evolved in your steam library and you'll see the option to Launch ARK with NVIDIA Ansel Select this and head into a single player game, regardless of the map or the mod. Once you're in game, you can immediately press ALT + F2 to get into Ansel Photography mode and start taking snaps. or you can type in the following command in the console: cheat enablespectator Once that is enabled, hit your DELETE key and it'll open the Depth of Field Options menu where you can play around with the games DOF. Then hit ALT+F2 and take some awesome Ansel photography! Here's a little tip from Jesse: ARKitect! This is an award ($200 prize for first and $100 for any runners up) given to Survivors to celebrate the amazing structures you build. These bases are judge based upon a number of different factors such as their creativity, uniqueness, how fun of a base it is, the difficulty of building it, the functionality it provides and much more! At the end of each week, the winners and runner-ups will be featured in our #ARKitect section of the Community Crunch and will be awarded cash prizes! Note: We've had a lot of requests regarding the use of mods - go for it! We'd love to see how mods have influenced your bases Please note: Video submissions are preferred to be 5 minutes in length, if they exceed this, please provide a relevant timestamp in the video. Note that any entries which are longer, may not be entirely watched and we, therefore, recommend you fit into our recommendation, or provide photos as an alternative! ARKVideo! This contest is open to all types of video be they funny, epic, scenic, stories, whatever inspires you. Winning this content will net you a $200 prize for first and $100 for any runners up. Just a general reminder that they should remain safe for work, think of the children! Send us in your videos and we cannot wait to watch them! We're really interested in seeing the latest video creations you guys have put together - so show us something fresh! Please note: Video submissions are preferred to be 15 minutes in length, if they exceed this, please provide a relevant timestamp in the video. Note that any entries which are longer, may not be entirely watched and we, therefore, recommend you fit our recommendation! Uploading the images Please upload the images to the gallery section of our New Community Hub - you can create your own album and directly link us to that or attach it to your post! Please remember to post your entry to this thread specifically! If you're not able to upload directly to the gallery, don't sweat as imgur will work fine too! http://survivetheark.com/index.php?/gallery/ Looking forward to seeing the entries!
  23. Constant restart by trying to connect

    Can you make sure your other DLCs are up to date too? I'll send you an email!
  24. Constant restart by trying to connect

    It looks like The Center is the issue for you, could you try the steps I repeated above, but instead of for Ragnarok, you'd use TheCenter? Would you be okay with me teamviewering into your PC and checking out what's going on?