GameUserSettings.ini Resetting on Server Restart

If your GameUserSettings.ini file is resetting on server restart, this usually means there is an error in the file. This is often due to either a syntax error, or required settings missing from the file.

Before making any modifications to this file, please create a backup of it so you can restore it in case the file is reset again.

STEPS TO FIX GAMEUSERSETTINGS.INI RESETTING:

  1. Check if your file contains the [/Script/ShooterGame.ShooterGameUserSettings] section. If this is missing, the file will be reset on server restart to generate this section. You can restart your server to generate this section, then copy and paste it into the configuration file you wish to use. Alternatively, a copy of this section has been included at the bottom of this article.
  2. Check your file for any errors. Each section begins with [SquareBrackets] and each line should look exactly like Key=Value without a space before or after the equals sign.

If the file is still resetting on server restart after checking the above steps, it is advised that you return to the default configuration, and make your own modifications to this file. This way, you can be sure the file contains all of the settings required by the server. The steps below explain how to do this:

  1. Create a backup of the configuration file you wish to use. This way you have a copy of the config options you wish to use.
  2. Restart your server. This will regenerate a working copy of the GameUserSettings.ini file.
  3. In the newly generated GameUserSettings.ini, replace the [ServerSettings] section with the one from the backup you created. You may also copy over any other missing sections, such as the [MessageOfTheDay] section if you have one.
  4. Restart your server again, and the new settings should be applied (it is advised that you take another backup of the file).

If you used an ARK INI Generator to generate the entire file, it is likely that you were missing additional required settings - because ARK cannot locate these settings, it resets to the default configuration so it can access them. When using an ARK INI Generator, is it recommend that you copy the config it outputs into your own file, but making sure you put the options under the correct settings. An easy way to find and resolve the issue is to start with a new working config, and apply the changes you wish to make to this file, by adding the config options you wish to add, or modifying existing options if they're already in the file.

If you require any further assistance with this, please upload the GameUserSettings.ini file you wish to use to https://pastebin.com/ and send us the link by opening a new support ticket.

Default [/Script/ShooterGame.ShooterGameUserSettings] Section

If your GameUserSettings.ini file is missing the [/Script/ShooterGame.ShooterGameUserSettings] section, you can paste in the default settings below.

[/Script/ShooterGame.ShooterGameUserSettings]
MasterAudioVolume=1.000000
MusicAudioVolume=1.000000
SFXAudioVolume=1.000000
VoiceAudioVolume=1.000000
UIScaling=1.000000
UIQuickbarScaling=0.650000
CameraShakeScale=0.650000
bFirstPersonRiding=False
bThirdPersonPlayer=False
bShowStatusNotificationMessages=True
TrueSkyQuality=0.000000
FOVMultiplier=1.000000
GroundClutterDensity=0.000000
bFilmGrain=False
bMotionBlur=False
bUseDistanceFieldAmbientOcclusion=False
bUseSSAO=False
bShowChatBox=True
bCameraViewBob=True
bInvertLookY=False
bFloatingNames=True
bChatBubbles=True
bHideServerInfo=False
bJoinNotifications=False
bCraftablesShowAllItems=False
bLocalInventoryItemsShowAllItems=False
bLocalInventoryCraftingShowAllItems=True
bRemoteInventoryItemsShowAllItems=False
bRemoteInventoryCraftingShowAllItems=False
bRemoteInventoryShowEngrams=True
LookLeftRightSensitivity=1.000000
LookUpDownSensitivity=1.000000
GraphicsQuality=1
ActiveLingeringWorldTiles=1
ClientNetQuality=3
LastServerSearchType=0
LastServerSort=2
LastPVESearchType=-1
LastDLCTypeSearchType=-1
LastServerSortAsc=True
LastAutoFavorite=True
LastServerSearchHideFull=False
LastServerSearchProtected=False
HideItemTextOverlay=True
bQuickToggleItemNames=True
bDistanceFieldShadowing=False
LODScalar=0.780000
bToggleToTalk=False
HighQualityMaterials=True
HighQualitySurfaces=True
bTemperatureF=False
bDisableTorporEffect=False
bChatShowSteamName=False
bChatShowTribeName=True
bReverseTribeLogOrder=False
EmoteKeyBind1=0
EmoteKeyBind2=0
bNoBloodEffects=False
bLowQualityVFX=False
bSpectatorManualFloatingNames=False
bSuppressAdminIcon=False
bUseSimpleDistanceMovement=False
bDisableMeleeCameraSwingAnims=False
bHighQualityAnisotropicFiltering=False
bUseLowQualityLevelStreaming=True
bPreventInventoryOpeningSounds=False
bPreventItemCraftingSounds=False
bPreventHitMarkers=False
bPreventCrosshair=False
bPreventColorizedItemNames=False
bHighQualityLODs=False
bExtraLevelStreamingDistance=False
bEnableColorGrading=True
DOFSettingInterpTime=0.000000
bDisableBloom=False
bDisableLightShafts=False
LastJoinedSessionPerCategory=" "
bDisableMenuTransitions=False
bEnableInventoryItemTooltips=True
bRemoteInventoryShowCraftables=False
bNoTooltipDelay=False
LocalItemSortType=0
LocalCraftingSortType=0
RemoteItemSortType=0
RemoteCraftingSortType=0
VersionMetaTag=1
ShowExplorerNoteSubtitles=False
DisableMenuMusic=False
DisableDefaultCharacterItems=False
bHideFloatingPlayerNames=False
bHideGamepadItemSelectionModifier=False
bToggleExtendedHUDInfo=False
PlayActionWheelClickSound=True
MaxAscensionLevel=0
bHostSessionHasBeenOpened=False
bForceTPVCameraOffset=False
bDisableTPVCameraInterpolation=False
bFPVClimbingGear=False
bFPVGlidingGear=False
Gamma1=2.200000
Gamma2=3.000000
AmbientSoundVolume=1.000000
bUseVSync=False
MacroCtrl0=
MacroCtrl1=
MacroCtrl2=
MacroCtrl3=
MacroCtrl4=
MacroCtrl5=
MacroCtrl6=
MacroCtrl7=
MacroCtrl8=
MacroCtrl9=
ResolutionSizeX=1280
ResolutionSizeY=720
LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeX=1280
LastUserConfirmedResolutionSizeY=720
WindowPosX=-1
WindowPosY=-1
bUseDesktopResolutionForFullscreen=False
FullscreenMode=2
LastConfirmedFullscreenMode=2
Version=5
If you require any further assistance, please contact our support at: https://shockbyte.com/billing/submitticket.php

Mitchell Smith

Managing Director @ Shockbyte

  • ARK, config
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