ABOUT THE GAME
As a man or woman stranded naked, freezing and starving on the shores of a mysterious island called ARK, you must hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements.
Title: ARK: Survival Evolved
Genre: Action, Adventure, Indie, RPG, Early Access
Developer: Studio Wildcard , Instinct Games , Efecto Studios , Virtual Basement
Publisher: Studio Wildcard
Release Date: 2 Jun, 2015
— PLAYING SINGLE PLAYER —
You don’t need to be running steam.
In main menu, click “Host / Local Play”
Choose the Map, and click “Play Local”
— PLAYING MULTI PLAYER —
You will need to use a fake steam account with the game Spacewar in your library.
If you don’t have a fake account, you will need to do theses extra steps:
a) create a new steam account at https://store.steampowered.com/join/
b) login to your fake account with the steam client
c) install spacewar game: press keys WIN + R and run steam://install/480. It will add spacewar game into your library.
1) if you have steam running, exit it
2) locate your steam folder (ex: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\). rename the file \appcache\packageinfo.vdf into anything else (ex: packageinfo.vdf.backup)
3) login to your fake account (a new packageinfo.vdf will be generated)
4) exit steam
5) Run AppID.Patch.exe. click the “Browse” button, select your newly created packageinfo.vdf into your steam folder. In AppId, put 346110 and click “Patch”. Close AppID patchter
6) login to your fake steam account. you should now see ARK in your library. If you don’t see it, you can still continue.
7) Run ARK_Launcher_MP.exe
8) In game main menu, click “JOIN ARK”, select filter “Unofficial”. You will see all available servers. Click “Join” to connect
9) when you have finished playing, Before using back your legit steam account, restore your previous saved packageinfo.vdf (packageinfo.vdf.backup) and rename it to packageinfo.vdf, or you can just delete the patched packageinfo.vdf
If you did everything above, and its still not working, you should better wait for better solution. please keep in mind, its an very early mp way to play on cracked servers and the game itself is in very early stage.
And it is confirmed working, since people are already playing on my cracked server.
nomansky: launch without the sky system and fallback to a simple sky (which also currently makes the water turn green). Just in case anyone gets driver crashes non-stop until we have those resolved
DX10 Shaders: force using directX 10 shaders. You should get more FPS
removed from this release: “common redist” and executables pdb
you can get the redist here: HERE
ARK Survival Evolved v1.71.74 x64-Kortal
Size: 9.18 GB
- OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1, or Windows 8
- Processor: 2 GHz Dual-Core 64-bit CPU
- Memory: 4000 MB RAM
- Graphics: DirectX11 Compatible GPU with 1 GB Video RAM
- DirectX: Version 11
- Hard Drive: 20000 MB available space
2. Have Fun!!!