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The PACK ARK Survival PVE Cluster Specifics

Third Party Apps for ARK

EPIC Launcher:
Due to EPIC Launcher restrictions of NO mods. We do not provide crossover play between PC and Epic launcher. We are sorry for the inconvenience. If at a future date Epic provides mod support, we will reconsider our options.
GeForce NOW Launcher:
If you are launching the game directly from the GeForce NOW application (clicking on the game image), then the game will boot up before the mods will have a chance to download. Please open those specific games in the 'Manage Steam' mode. To do this, open the GeForce NOW application and click on your username in the upper right hand corner. From there you will see a drop down menu, and select 'Manage Steam.'
Once you have started a session and have an instance of Steam launched, make sure you install the mod(s) you want to play. Once installed, the mods should start downloading.
Do note that you will need to GO to 'Manage Steam' each and every time you want to launch a game with Steam Workshop mods.
Dodo DEX and OUR settings.
Dododex multipliers are set for OFFICIAL maps only. Our unique settings for our server will not register properly in the app. For this reason we advise in using it as a ROUGH guide only. Not as absolute fact of what it will take to tame something. We also have unique items here from a Mod that negates most of the issues in taming. Jp's Narcotics. and the manufacture of Extraordinary kibble is very easy. The Narcotics can knock out most things with 10 arrows or less. The darts even faster. Extraordinary kibble is easy to make with the ECO RP cooker and most maps have an open Indy cooker in the workshop. Just BYOB your foodstuffs.

Unexplained Deaths, Client Crashes, and Server Issues.

Player Deaths
Merging into Anti Meshing Barriers (Skybox - Ground mesh layer-etc.) This includes the deaths while using a teleporter. Some caves now have the Ground Mesh protection turned on and trying to teleport into a cave will cause a Player Client Crash. And Usually a death.
Deaths while AFK. Are not always explained in the tribes logs. Most times we can not define what happened. Occasionally some Deaths will be recoverable in the Death Recovery mods, unless you pass the 60 min Death cache decay limit.
Deaths while logged out. Are not always explained in the tribes logs. Most times we can not define what happened. Occasionally some Deaths will be recoverable in the Death Recovery mods, unless you pass the 60 min Death cache decay limit.
To Prevent Player loss of items. Store all inventory in a storage chest near your log out point. Store Gear and hotbar items in a "Loadout Mannequin"
. Log out in a sleeping pod or locked onto a bed. If you need to AFK, make sure to set your settings for at least 30 mins AFK, and again store items and log out on a bed of some sort.
We are unable to provide any refunds to persons or clans for loss of items, resources, in-game properties and so on, regardless of the reason. The Pack Gaming is not responsible for replacing items or Dinos due to ARK Glitches, Steam Cloud Errors, or Corrupted Players Clients.
Client Side Crashes
Any type of Client Side Crash can create a loss of saved data for the player. As well as Player deaths and dino deaths while you were handling the crash. These incidents will not produce a bag or recoverable items in the death recovery system.
Admin's have no access to the Servers ARKData.sav files and can not replace a players file in the server. However YOU the PLAYER can Save your Clients Save data. Go to: ....\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor\GameUserSettings.ini Make a copy of the WindowsNoEditor File, store that some place outside the ARK Files. (I would make a File called Game Saves and add a folder for each game done this way) When ARK deletes your Character or settings again, just copy this file and put it into the ARK Game in the original Folder. This will not replace all things that are deleted in all cases, but will help with some settings and data loss.
We are unable to provide any refunds to persons or clans for loss of items, resources, in-game properties and so on, regardless of the reason. The Pack Gaming is not responsible for replacing items or Dinos due to ARK Glitches, Steam Cloud Errors, or Corrupted Players Clients.
Server Crashes /Server Restarts/Transfer Errors
Server Crashes will have a 5 to 14 min. Rollback to the save Prior to the restart, or to the last save before the Crash. All Data collected between the Save time stamp and the restart / Crash will be erased.
Server Restarts will have a save 3 mins prior to a Restart. If you do not log out before that 3 min. Mark, you can loose some game data to the server resetting. Please always try to get to a safe stopping point before the 5 min Restart warning!
Transmitter Lags and Logging out: When you move items to fast from Transmitter inventory to your inventory, you can occasionaly get a black screen while your client is trying to access the Steam Cloud. It will eventually give you a Failed message and a box to click out of the screen. Logging out can clear this before the box shows up, but you should take about 30 seconds to let the server catch up and let you log back in or you loose your items and your character levels. If your at a level one, LOG OUT NOW and wait a full 60 seconds to let the Steam Cloud and Server update sync.
Characters/Dinos/Items uploaded to ARK cloud have a 24-hour time limit in multiplayer. Ensure you are set to download them into another server before the timer runs out, or else your items will decay in your upload when the timer goes past 0.
Steam Cloud Errors involve Characters/Dinos/Items uploaded to the ARK cloud. If this upload is corrupted, Admins and Owners can NOT Access the data stored in the Steam cloud and your information is lost.
We are unable to provide any refunds to persons or clans for loss of items, resources, in-game properties and so on, regardless of the reason. The Pack Gaming is not responsible for replacing items or Dinos due to ARK Glitches, Steam Cloud Errors, or Corrupted Players Clients.

9. Specific ARK Features Rules

Anti Meshing Barriers (Skybox - Ground mesh layer-etc.)
These incidents will not produce a bag or recoverable items in the death recovery system. This includes the deaths while using a teleporter. Or riding a dino while on a teleported and death and loss of dino occurs.
Server Restarts, and Server Crashes (Not Client Side Crashes)
Server Restarts, and Server Crashes will have a 5 to 14 min. Rollback to the save Prior to the restart, or the last save before the Crash. All Data collected between the Save time stamp and the restart or Crash will be erased. This means if you transfer in or out just before a RESTART your information and what you have pulled out of the terminal will be deleted. The Pack Gaming is not responsible for replacing items or dinos.
Client Crashes that result in death.
In most cases will be recoverable in the Death Recovery mods, unless you pass the 30 min Death cache decay limit. When you transfer: Keep in mind that your data goes into the Steam Cloud network and The Pack Gaming Owners and Admins have no way to recover this data. DO NOT TRANSFER from 20 MIN. Prior to a RESTART, and wait 20 Min. AFTER a Restart to Transfer again. So that data is properly transferred and not lost.
ARK Transmitter Errors
This is often caused by Steam cloud error, client crash, server rollback/maintenance (restarts), or client buffer overload issues, when attempting to download or upload before the next server save, so use this feature at your own risk.
If you attempt to upload after the 5 min. to restart warning from a server, and you lost your character on the server you transferred TO, the game will still force you to create a new character as if you do not have any on the server despite it existing. Please return to the server you uploaded from to regain your character. This is the Anti-duping technology intended to prevent duping of characters.
Characters/Dinos/Items uploaded to ARK cloud have a 24-hour time limit in multiplayer. Ensure you are set to download them into another server before the timer runs out, or else your items will decay in your upload when the timer goes past 0.
Transferring a dino to breed, when you transfer females they will have a 24 hour cool down, they can not breed nor can you swap them to males to breed them. Males will still have a 24 hour period that if you gender swap them in the S+ Mutator, they will not change gender. You will have to wait for 24 hours to change them

Random Questions?

Community Builds and what they do?
Community Centers: Are a admin built, complete Shop so that you can get things done that you do not have access to in your base yet. Forges, Fabs, and Replicators are available. There is always an open Teleporter, and open Transmitter at each CC. Usually there is free gear, free dinos in cryo, and some free resources to be had. We ask that you remember that you got a helping hand, and PAY it FORWARD! By donating to the CC when your in a position to do so!
Refineries: Are a platform near a especially rich source of Metal, Obsidian or crystal, and or Oil, they have fabs and forges, Open Transmitters, and teleport pads.
Event Bases: These are large platforms set up near a section where we do a event over and over. Island , Ragnarok, and Gen-1 have notable ones. You will find an open teleport /transmitter on these and sometimes a Refinery.
Admin's Bases: Most of our Admin's that have a base separate from THE PACK BASES on maps will have an open area you can teleport from and open transmitters. THE PACK ADMIN BASES: will have sections you can use as a shop, and Open Teleport pads and teleporters.
The Pack Teleport Web: Each map has a web of open teleport pads scattered over the map. They are unlocked so you can recover dinos or death-caches in the case of death. You will find an Admin owned teleport at the beginning of an artifact cave or Dungeon. And in Resource rich areas. Sometimes just a feature of the map that is popular. We try to keep one at the easiest spawn point on the map too.
We ask you the player to keep in mind these are owned by The Pack and if you come across one that is demo ready or an oil well or water well that is demo ready, you take a SS or a "ccc" of it and drop in #admin-support in our Discord.
How Traders Village Days are Operated
Will resume on June the 4th. 2023 at 4pm EDT to 6pm EDT.
Vendors will have from Noon to 4pm EDT to set up prior to the event
SALE DAYS are usually the first Saturday every other month at 4pm EDT to 6pm EDT. June 2023; August 2023; October 2023; December 2023 Admins will be available on the night before, and on and off during the event date as their schedule permits.
Please be sure to join the Traders Village Alliance to VEND items and or dinos. Only those that are registered as Vendors may build in the confines of the Traders Village Base area.
Vendors are encouraged to bring a crafting ALT over to the Event Map to be in your VENDORS TRIBE. Do not Destroy any prebuilt items in the Traders Village unless owned by your Vendors tribe.
All tames being bartered should be CLIPPED and Stored in soul traps securely inside the storage area for your tribe. You may bring them to the map during the day before a Traders event. All items being Bartered should be stored securely when no Event is Going on.
The Site is Designed in a Cart Wheel Shaped Design.:
Wood Spoke - This Section will house any shops dealing with gear, blueprints and resource trading. Small shoulder pet shops can be placed here.
Adobe Spoke - Designed to display smaller dinos and Dino dermis. This area is intended for those that are trading in Dinos.
Stone Spoke - Designed to display Large dinos and Dino dermis. This area is intended for those that are trading in Dinos. Section to the East for LARGE dinos.
Dockside Pens - Designed to display water dinos and Dino dermis. This area is intended for those that are trading in Dinos. Each pen area can house up to med dinos. Mosa and Tues should be on a taxidermy.
Wheel Hub Inn - Small food Kiosks and the The Music Stage where we will have music and events presented by Players during the event.
The Village Bank (located near Front entrance) is available for all vendors and players to request a lockbox to place currency for trades and other items in.
Please join the appropriate voice channel in our discord ON EVENT DAYS, This allows us to better control and handle the event.
Sales and Deals are solely at the discretion of the Vendor and the player engaged in the trade. The PACK GAMING Admin team is not responsible for loss of items or tames due to any trade or deal made during or after the event.
Please see the event rules at: The Pack Traders Village Days.

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