How do I edit config file settings?

How to open the config file:

  1. Log into our game control panel.
  2. View your game services.
  3. Click on 'Configuration Files'.
  4. Open 'GameUserSettings.ini' in the 'Text Editor'. If this file is empty, you need to start your server for it to generate.
  5. Find the "[ServerSettings]" line. If not present, create one. Place every server setting underneath this line. It acts as a section to divide up different types of settings.
You may use the following options by changing them to True/False accordingly, and by modifying their number values. Some will not be present, so you must add them as a new line to the file:

GlobalVoiceChat=False
ProximityVoiceChat=True
NoTributeDownloads=True
AllowFlyerCarryPVE=True
AllowCaveBuildingPvE=True
bDisableStructureDecayPVE=True
AlwaysNotifyPlayerLeft=True
DontAlwaysNotifyPlayerJoined=False
ServerHardcore=False
ServerPVE=True
ServerCrosshair=True
ServerForceNoHud=False
AllowThirdPersonPlayer=True
ShowMapPlayerLocation=True
EnablePVPGamma=True
DifficultyOffset=1
MaxStructuresInRange=1300
AutoSavePeriodMinutes=15
DayCycleSpeedScale=1
NightTimeSpeedScale=1
DayTimeSpeedScale=1
TamingSpeedMultiplier=1
HarvestAmountMultiplier=1
PlayerCharacterWaterDrainMultiplier=1
PlayerCharacterFoodDrainMultiplier=1
PlayerCharacterStaminaDrainMultiplier=1
PvEStructureDecayDestructionPeriod=0
ClampResourceHarvestDamage=False
TamedDinoDamageMultiplier=1
TamedDinoResistanceMultiplier=1
PreventDownloadSurvivors=False
PreventDownloadItems=False
PreventDownloadDinos=False
XPMultiplier=1
MaxTamedDinos=4000
ListenServerTetherDistanceMultiplier=1.000000
PlayerResistanceMultiplier=1
ResourcesRespawnPeriodMultiplier=1
PlayerDamageMultiplier=1
DinoCharacterFoodDrainMultiplier=1
DinoCharacterStaminaDrainMultiplier=1
PlayerCharacterHealthRecoveryMultiplier=1
DinoCharacterHealthRecoveryMultiplier=1
HarvestHealthMultiplier=1
PvEStructureDecayPeriodMultiplier=1
DinoDamageMultiplier=1
StructureDamageMultiplier=1
DinoResistanceMultiplier=1
StructureResistanceMultiplier=1

More options and information are available at: http://ark.gamepedia.com/Server_Configuration & http://arksurvivalevolved.gamewalkthrough-universe.com/dedicatedservers/settings/Default.aspx

Notes:
  • Server passwords and admin passwords must be set from the commandline manager.
  • The ARK server must be shut down before saving any changes to config files.
  • Setting your dino count multiplier to a value greater than 1 will degrade performance and increase loading times. We never suggest modifying this setting.
  • DifficultyOffset has a maximum value of 1 which renders 4x difficulty; this is an offset value.
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