In my last post, I described Ark items to make that help you seein the night, and in this post, I describe console commands, and single player settings that help you see, or avoid the darkness in Ark Survival Evolved.
bring up the command line, hit the TAB key on pc.
If you haven't used console commands in single player before
you will need to type in enablecheats and then hit enter. On your private server, you will need to
enter in admincheat and your password.
These can be used on many Ark Survival Evolved servers and single player. Some servers, especially PvP ones, block the
user from using the command. The command
makes the scene appear lighter or darker. In the command line type the word gamma
and then the number brightness you desire. Somewhere around gamma 2.2 is
normal. Gamma 0 makes everything appear the darkest. This can be helpful if your
computer is having a hard time dealing with the reflections off of metal walls
and foundations or during a desert heat event.
Gamma 6 will make the night as bright as possible, it is also beneficial in dark
caves. The lighting doesn't look
natural, it's muted and ugly, but it can make the game much more playable.
|Max gamma 6
|Normal gamma 2
Change the Time of Day
If you like having nighttime, but it occurs during a bad
time, like trying to recover your body when it is surrounded by a pack of
wolves you can't see, you can change the time of day to whatever you want.
In the above example, it will set the time to noon. The time is on the 24 hr clock, so 23:00
would be 11:00 pm.
Single Player and Private Server Settings
I like there being night time in Ark, it can be pretty, and
an interesting change. However, I like
it to be less frequent and shorter, so I change my single player settings, and
my server settings accordingly. I reduce
the day cycle speed to make the day last longer, and nighttime to make the
daytime last for a shorter period of time.
If you like the time of day it is on your server/singleplayer you can
change the day speed to zero and it will be frozen at that time. I will do that occasionally when I am making
longer videos, as nighttime really interferes with making a good video most of
the time. As far as I know, these
changes in time will not affect the time it takes to tame, raise babies to
maturity, and breeding interval, etc.
|My preferred day speed settings
If you can't use gamma commands, you can try changing the
brightness of your screen. Some maps,
like The Center are a little brighter than say the lsland Map, which can be
pitch black. So if you hate the darkness, it might be better to choose a map
other than the Island when you start a new world. You can also check out my Ways to Light up
the Night post/video to help you craft items that will help you cope with the