- Importing an Existing Config
- Using Beacon with Ark Single Player
- Updating Your Nitrado Server
- Updating Your Server With FTP
- Updating Your Server Manually
- Ark Config File Reference
- The Difference Between Deploy and Export
- Using Config Sets
- Using Presets to Automate Item Set Creation
- Adding Unsupported Engrams, Creatures, or Spawn Points to Beacon
- Breeding Multipliers
- Crafting Costs
- Creature Adjustments
- Creature Spawns
- Custom Config
- Day and Night Cycle
- Decay and Spoil
- Engram Control
- Harvest Rates
- Item Stat Limits
- Levels and XP
- Loot Drops
- Stack Sizes
- Stat Multipliers
- Create or Recover Your Account
- Sign Into Beacon
- Activating Beacon Omni
- Sharing Beacon Documents with Other Users
- About User Privacy
- Item Quality Is Different Than Expected
- Some Drops Are Edited, Others Are Not
- How to Stop Using Custom Config Content
- Solving Connection Problems to Beacon or Nitrado
- Beacon System Status
Updating Your Nitrado Server
Beacon has tight integration with Nitrado servers, it can literally do all the updating work for you:
- Stop the server if necessary.
- Wait for the server to fully stop, according to log files.
- Create a backup configuration profile.
- Enable Expert Mode.
- Set server difficulty.
- Download the Game.ini and GameUserSettings.ini files.
- Upload the updated Game.ini and GameUserSettings.ini files.
- Start the server if Beacon stopped it.
If you're managing a whole cluster, Beacon can do all this for all servers in the cluster at the same time.
1. Click the Deploy Button
If your deploy button is disabled, you need to first link your server to your file. See Importing an Existing Config for more details.
2. Choose Servers to be Updated
3. Press Begin
That's it. Beacon will handle the rest. Go get a coffee.