Breeding is a major feature of dinosaurs in ARK, it is possible to configure many options related to breeding in both the Game.ini and GameUserSettings.ini files.
Below is a table that provides each option relating to breeding, taming and hatching. Alongside its default values, description and the file that the option can be found in.
|Option||Default Value||File||Description and Effect|
||1.0||Game.ini||A higher value increases the time between which dinosaurs can mate (Value = 0.5 would half the interval)|
||1.0||Game.ini||A higher value increases the speed at which dinosaurs mate.|
||1.0||Game.ini||A higher value decreases the time required for an egg to hatch.|
||1.0||Game.ini||A higher value decreases the time needed for a dino to mature.|
||1.0||Game.ini||A lower value decreases the speed that a baby dino eats its food.|
||1.0||GameUserSettings.ini||A higher value makes the dinosaurs tame faster.|
Locating your Server's Config Files
Both the Game.ini and GamerUserSettings.ini files can found in the Config Files section of your server's control panel.
- Access your control panel and Stop your server.
- Navigate to Files > Config Files.
- Here you will be both Game.ini and GameUserSettings.ini.
- Make your changes, Save and Start your server.
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