Talk:Console Commands

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Page Splitting?[edit source]

This page is getting long and a bit messy can we split it up to have more pages. Server Configuration and Console Commands can both have their own page? --SharpShot gif (talk) 22:33, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

I definitely agree. I'll work on splitting this up tomorrow evening. -- Willfe42 (talk) 23:32, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Using the printcolors command I only see IDs 1-39. I also get no change when using 0 (table says 0-42). If there's no explanation for the wrong numbers I'd change them. Seb3sec (talk) 18:48, 10 September 2015 (UTC)


Update needed[edit source]

Need update, adding
cheat givecolors #
cheat giveitemnumtoplayer <PlayerID> <ItemID> <QTY> <Quality> <True/False>
cheat giveitemtoplayer <PlayerID> <ItemName> <QTY> <Quality> <True/False>
and more: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=454529617— Preceding unsigned comment added by Tr0n0s (talkcontribs) at 04:53, 7 October 2015‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

Just add it to the list and don't forget to sign your posts.--Cadaeib (talk) 09:52, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Should we use templates?[edit source]

Oh goodness, this table has gotten big! I had rearranged the columns once already when the table was much smaller, but if you guys decide to change my terrible layout it might take a bit of work. Should we instead use templates for each row, so that if you people decide to change it you'd only need to modify a single template? It might make the page source look a bit nicer too. --Higgs1 (talk) 02:29, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

I don't think a template would make it reasonable easier, as the paramteters of that template would be complicated and you had to escape the tables in the rows (you cannot write | or the template thinks it's the parameter-delimeter, instead you had to write {{!}}). Maybe the use of collapsable elements can help. And inserting some sections to divide the commands into groups like player-, creature-, tribe-, etc-related.--Cadaeib (talk) 10:12, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
Sectioning it sounds like a great idea. I'm about to add even more commands this week and this page is just going to be a huge mess until we get it into categories. I'm just being really lazy >.> Higgs1 (talk) 14:56, 2 November 2015 (UTC)

SotF Commands[edit source]

Need add SOFT Event Console Commands: https://www.reddit.com/r/playark/comments/3ryix5/ ......................................................................................... — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tr0n0s (talkcontribs) at 11:36, 8 November 2015‎ (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~

You know how to do it? Please add a new section for new topics and don't forget to sign your posts.--Cadaeib (talk) 12:01, 8 November 2015 (UTC)

RCON column[edit source]

Hello! It's been a while since I've been here. Is there any reason for the RCON column? I was pretty sure I already added a column for it (Target). Higgs1 (talk) 15:20, 30 March 2016 (UTC)

Hi, the columns seem to be independant from each other. Do you mean the RCON-column is redundant because you can see from the Target-column if the command can be executed via RCOM?--Cadaeib (talk) 15:36, 30 March 2016 (UTC)
Yeah. I'm not too familiar with the Unreal Engine so I could be wrong, but that's how it works with other game engines (Notably the Source family, which RCON was originally written for). Higgs1 (talk) 22:03, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

Individual command pages?[edit source]

Hey, me again!

Took another long break from Ark, but since there are so many commands now that are difficult to explain, I wanted to suggest maybe moving each command to it's own page. Each page would have some standard format - a list of arguments, and each argument would have a data type and a description for what it does, and there would also be a description / explanation of the command in general. Then we'd use semantic / data querying extensions (whatever is available on this wiki, I forget) to grab that stuff and format it into a table just like it is now. This allows us to add additional information on the individual command pages that isn't displayed in the table - and additional links and stuff as well.

This is similar to my template idea above, but doesn't use templates because we have semantic data extensions now :)

What do you people think? --Higgs1 (talk) 20:47, 4 June 2016 (UTC)

Xbox Command logged Column?[edit source]

Should we add a column that states whether this command is displayed on the chat window if used on a multiplayer server on Xbox?--Zoe S17 (talk) 22:17, 21 December 2016 (UTC)

Not needed, there is a check box in the server settings that can be checked that enables or disables this. Scrubbanubnub (talk) 04:58, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

commands missing[edit source]

some of the console commands that still work like the addexperience command still work in ark and was on this page before this recent page change I don't know if it was just not add back into the page or something and I don't know if there was any other commands that still work that got left out of the new lay out. — Preceding unsigned comment added by NanashiNoname (talkcontribs) at 08:20, 14 July 2018 (UTC). Please sign your posts with ~~~~ Also, please sign your comments using ~~~~, this will add a link to your user page and the current date, making it easier to follow the discussion. Thanks!

you are right i had forgetten to copy it over when i reorganized the content. It should be fixed now. Thanks for the find. Genie451 (talk) 13:34, 14 July 2018 (UTC)

cheat prefix needed in singleplayer?[edit source]

Could not find a way to add a topic, so this necro thread is closest to it... The following phrase in the intro needs to be confirmed "In single-player mode you neither need any cheat or admincheat before the command nor do you need to enable cheats." I have found that on my single player maps on PC, admincheat needs to be used for at least some of the commands. Disciplyne (talk)

To add a new topic there is a + in the navigation at the top of the page. You also could add a new section by inserting a Heading Level 2.
Which command(s)? I never had any trouble without the prefix, but I also didn't use all of the commands yet. --Flachdachs (talk) 09:56, 10 November 2018 (UTC)