State of the Game
Keep calm to join the ARK Survival Evolved game even though we are having some troubles! All of us are working very hard to unravel them! We hope to meet you guys online on the Official servers as soon as possible. There are a lot of information complied here for a mega-thread that we can access to the info quickly!
• Reporting a crash
• Single Player
• Mac and Linux Clients
• Amount of servers
• Unknown Error
• Optimisation and FPS
• Founder Items
• What about PvE servers?
• Connecting to a server
• European and Oceanic servers now live!
• Setting up your own server
• Server related info – check out this FAQ-like thread!
Reporting a crash
Report to us if you get a crash or someone else you know do get a crash!
Dump files that are created can be utilized
You can find them at here:
Email any of the files or the crash logs to email@example.com
Then we will analyze and repair them as soon as we can
Originally posted by Drake:
Despite the button’s funky color, you can now access the “Host / Local Play” menu. (If you host from there, you’ll launch your own dedicated server, you can pick a password etc).
An error happens after loading a single player save-game that we will address tonight. Set your expectation with an important update of bug fixes, new content, new features every day, at most every 2 days!
Mac and Linux Clients
These are not available to download now! But we are expecting to get them ready for shipping out to gamers towards the end of the month
Amount of servers
We have just known that a bunch of players making an effort to log on but finding themselves unable to connect to a server. We are trying to repair the problems with the uncertain error and bringing up some new servers for your connecting.
Originally posted by TheRightHand:
We’re working on it, nobody is side-stepping you! There are just a lot of topics popping up and it’s hard to get to them all!
Uncertain error can happen for a number of reasons:
Probably since the server is truly fill, but the browser has not updated that yet
A firewall or a router is blocking the connections to the server
Probably the remote server doesn’t communicate with you accurately for some reason
If you are offline on Steam technically, you can try restarting Steam if you haven’t
We are investigating these problems right now, our engineers are trying to sort out the connections and server browser problems.
Thanks for your support!
– The Right Hand.
Optimisation and FPS
There are lots of optimization problems regarding game right now! The game is kind of challenging but for the subsequent weeks, we will dedicate tons of time for performance and optimization. You will witness fast enhancement. Several heavy performance killers are resolution scaling, shadows and the checkboxes for Distance Field Ambient Occlusion, Screen Space Ambient Occlusion, Dynamic Tessellation, Ground Clutter, and Sky Clutter sliders.
You are highly recommended to turn your shadows down, disable the types of occlusion, tessellation and decrease your sliders. Keep decreasing your resolution scaling down if you still get these issues, you will feel much more convenient when playing game!
An update will be out in the next day, make sure that every character will get their founding items
What about PvE servers?
Originally posted by TheRightHand:
We’ll have the PVE servers as soon as possible. You guys blew us up something ferocious and we’re still recovering!
PVE functional is finally here! I examined this a few hours before releasing it!
– The Right Hand.
Originally posted by StudioWildcard:
Official PvE servers are coming online with 1.60 tonight — will YOU get on one? 😉
Connecting to a server
I know connecting to a server just worked for some individuals, we are still trying to unravel the server issues and we will sort it out as soon as we can so that you can find each other and play with others. At present, you can use some tools to search for the server and get connected.
First of all, opening your Steam browser and you will see an option named View – click it then servers! After hitting servers, a new box will open and you will see a filter button at the bottom. Make sure that the ARK is being filtered, a list of ARK servers can be loaded.
Well, there is another solution for you! You can use this fan-made website! Click on the server’s IP that you would engage in, then it will release the client via Steam even though it probably couldn’t work on all the browsers. Let’s give it a try on Chrome: http://arkservers.net/
Well, probably your client has been updated and the specific server may not have updated. Hence, you can’t search for it since you are on two discrepant versions.
European and Oceanic servers now live!
EU-OfficialServer87, EU-OfficialServer88, PVE-EU-OfficialServer89
OC-OfficialServer84, OC-OfficialServer85, PVE-OC-OfficialServer86
Keep calm and stay tuned for more coming up soon!
Setting up your own server
There are a few replacements for setting up a server currently! UHostPro and BlueFangSolutions have started giving their ARK servers, so you can check them out if you want to enjoy while dealing with the problems existing with the main ones now!
You can also check out the thread here shedding some light on beginning your own server;
Server related info – check out this FAQ-like thread!
Thank you for your patience, guys! We promise to work harder to handle with the issues and we hope they everything will run smoothly soon!