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 playersettings that help you see, or avoid the darkness in Ark Survival Evolved.

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bring up the command line, hit the TAB key onpc.

If you haven"t used console commands in single player beforeyou will need to type in enablecheats and then hit enter. On your private server, you will need toenter in admincheat and your password.

Gamma Commands

These can be used on many Ark Survival Evolved servers and single player. Some servers, especially PvP ones, block theuser from using the command. The commandmakes the scene appear lighter or darker. In the command line type the word gammaand then the number brightness you desire. Somewhere around gamma 2.2 isnormal. Gamma 0 makes everything appear the darkest. This can be helpful if yourcomputer is having a hard time dealing with the reflections off of metal wallsand foundations or during a desert heat event.Gamma 6 will make the night as bright as possible, it is also beneficial in darkcaves. The lighting doesn"t looknatural, 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 badtime, like trying to recover your body when it is surrounded by a pack ofwolves you can"t see, you can change the time of day to whatever you want.

settimeofday 12:00

In the above example, it will set the time to noon. The time is on the 24 hr clock, so 23:00would be 11:00 pm.


Single Player and Private Server Settings

I like there being night time in Ark, it can be pretty, andan interesting change. However, I likeit to be less frequent and shorter, so I change my single player settings, andmy server settings accordingly. I reducethe day cycle speed to make the day last longer, and nighttime to make thedaytime last for a shorter period of time.If you like the time of day it is on your server/singleplayer you canchange the day speed to zero and it will be frozen at that time. I will do that occasionally when I am makinglonger videos, as nighttime really interferes with making a good video most ofthe time. As far as I know, thesechanges in time will not affect the time it takes to tame, raise babies tomaturity, and breeding interval, etc.

My preferred day speed settings


If you can"t use gamma commands, you can try changing thebrightness of your screen. Some maps,like The Center are a little brighter than say the lsland Map, which can bepitch black. So if you hate the darkness, it might be better to choose a mapother than the Island when you start a new world.

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You can also check out my Ways to Light upthe Night post/video to help you craft items that will help you cope with thedarkness.