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How to install mods on a PixARK server

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In this guide, you will learn two different methods of installing modifications on the PixARK server:

First method:

1. Select modification

Go to the Steam platform and select PixARK “Workshop”. Search for modification you want to install on your server.

2. Subscribe modification

Below mod description select “Subscribe” button.

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3. Navigate modification folder

On your local computer navigate SteamLibrarysteamappsworkshopcontent593600. In this folder you should see your Mod ID:

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4. Upload Mod ID folder into server files

First, compress the mod ID folder into a .zip file. Once you have done the .zip file, go to the server panel and select “Files” tab.

Navigate “Mods” folder: /home/container/ShooterGame/Content/Mods

Upload recently compressed folder via FTP connection and unarchive it.

5. Restart your server

Go to the “Console” tab and click on “Restart” button.


Second method:

1. Navigate server files

Open server panel website in your favorite browser and login with your credentials. Select your PixARK server from the server list and click on it. You should be redirected to the “Console” tab, so change it to the “Files” tab.

2. Enter #swd directory

Once you have access to the server files, try to find “#swd” folder and go inside.

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3. Create a new file

Once you are in a “#swd” folder, click on a “New File” button to create a new file.

4. Enter mod IDs

After clicking on “New File” button you should see new text window. In the separated lines type in PixARK ID and Mod ID like on the image below.

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5. Save changes

To save the created file select “CREATE FILE” button in the right bottom corner. You should be redirected to the new floating window.

6. Name previously created file

Enter the file name “mods.txt” in the appropriate place. Approve this choice by clicking on “CREATE FILE” button.

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7. Install #swd mod

Once you are in a server panel, change tab to the “Mods”. You should see a #swd mod, so just click on the “INSTALL” button.

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8. Restart your server

Come back to the “Console” tab and click on “Restart” button to restart your server.

WARNING! Installing mods with this method must be done on running server!


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