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If you notice ARK server mods not working, there is a good chance that crossplay is enabled and you should disable it. In the case that the issue persists, it’s strongly recommended that you take a look at the ARK mods. Spare a bit of time to check out this article and learn what must be done to get the most of the most.
The Usual Suspects
In case you don’t know, whenever people join an ARK server, a certain option called Crossplay in the server settings is automatically activated. As the name suggests, Crossplay ensures that the server is accessible to players playing via Steam as well as EpicGames. However, once enabled, Crossplay may cause issues and ARK server mods not working is one of them. Hence, if you have a hard time getting ARK server mods to work, you need to give Crossplay some thought.
All in all, ARK receives updates every now and then so for mods to work as expected, they too must be kept up-to-date. Unable to recall the last time you updated the mods for ARK? Then it’s highly likely that your versions of mods have been superseded by others. On the bright side, it won’t take much to address the obsolescence of mods.
Nowadays, many mods for ARK exist and some of them influence the same features in the game. If you download and install mods carelessly, the odds of conflicts between mods spike. Depending on the situation, mod conflict is going to result in ARK server mods not working. That is why it’s wise to add conflict to the list of suspects.
The process of installing mods on ARK servers consists of a number of steps. For the mods to perform to their full potential, you need to go through all of the steps. That means if you skip steps, mods would go haywire. Unless you take action, it’s impossible to get the mods to work on your ARK server.
A Few Fixes
- Step 1: Go to ARK Server Control Panel.
- Step 2: Head to SETTINGS then hit General
- Step 3: Pick Base settings, navigate to the Allow platforms option and click the dropdown right next to it.
- Step 4: Proceed to select Allow only Steam players, choose Save changes and exit Server Control Panel.
- Step 5: Restart the server.
You recently updated ARK? In that case, it won’t hurt to update all of the ARK mods. To update mods of ARK, go through the steps down below:
- Step 1: Make a list of the ARK mods that no longer work.
- Step 2: Launch Steam Client, log into your account and go to Library.
- Step 3: Locate ARK, click it and pick Workshop to reach ARK Steam Workshop.
- Step 4: Search for your mods using the list, determine whether a new version is available for each of them and carry out the update if necessary.
- Step 5: Restart the server.
Look For Conflict
If you run multiple mods on your ARK server, you should reread the mod requirements and warnings. The purpose is to identify possible sources of mod conflict that could mess up the performance of individual mods. For most of the time, to get rid of conflict between the mods, all you have to do is to get rid of some of the mods. (Phentermine)
- Step 1: Open ARK Server Control Panel.
- Step 2: Go to Configuration Files.
- Step 3: There should be an Active Mods section and a text field beside it. Scan the workshop IDs in the text field and ensure there is a comma separating each ID. Furthermore, see to it that there is no comma after the last ID.
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