Server setup on Linux server

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Server setup on Linux server

Post by Gup » 13 Dec 2015 14:50

ARK has released its linux dedicated server.
This is a short tutorial on “how do i install ark dedicated server on a linux machine”.

You need console access for this tutorial. So fire up your server and enter a shell of your choice.

First you’ll have to download SteamCMD from Valve : https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SteamCMD#Linux

After installation of SteamCMD you’ll have to trigger the following commands for installation of ARK:

mkdir /home/arkdedicated
./steamcmd.sh +login USERNAME PASSWORD +force_install_dir /home/arkdedicated +app_update 376030 validate +quit
You can also use +login anonymous (after June,20 2015).

Remember this command. You need to trigger it each time you want to update the server.

ARK requires to open a hell lot of files. So you may need to increase the maximum file open limit on your host machine if the server doesn’t start as it should. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2151 ... -in-ubuntu

To start the server you’ll have to enter the following commands:

cd /home/arkdedicated/ShooterGame/Binaries/Linux
./ShooterGameServer TheIsland?listen?SessionName=ServerName?ServerAdminPassword=whateveradminpass -server -log
We suggest using the Linux Tool “screen” to keep the server alive. Install screen and open it up, then enter the command and press “CTRL+A” then “D” to deattach it

Of course you can use other commandline options and modify the configuration file like described here viewtopic.php?f=83&t=1135. The configfile is located at \ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\Config\WindowsServer\GameUserSettings.ini

If you want to migrate from windows to linux, just copy the folder \ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\SavedArks\ from your windows installation to you linux machine.

Have fun!

For questions just ask me :D

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