I've been running a dedicated server to play ARK with my wife for a few weeks now using ASM. It's worked great until this morning. Last night, I added a few more mods to our list and we restarted playing the Island map. Per normal, I shut down the server after we were done and went to bed. This morning, I launched the server to do some gathering and found both of our characters floating in the middle of what used to be our house. Conclusion: the mod with the house parts didn't load. Through experimentation, I've found ASM won't save the 30-mod long list. It keeps reverting back to the 25 I had a couple days ago. Here's the details:
ASM Version: 1.1.394.2
Process to replicate results: 1. Start ASM 2. Click magnifying glass next to MOD Id's 3. See 25 mods. Click "Import mod list from server mods folder". 4. See 30 mods. Arrange load order. 5. Click Save and close Mod Details window. 6. Click Save to save the profile. 7. Close ASM. (whether I run the server or not doesn't appear to affect the outcome) 8. Start ASM. 9. Click magnifying glass next to MOD Id's. See 25 mods again...
I have 3 profiles set up within ASM. One for each map that my wife and I have played on. (The notion being that the settings and mods I want to use on Ragnarok aren't the same I want on The Island or Extinction.) So, profile 1 = The Island, 2 = Ragnarok, 3 = Extinction. I also use a shared installation location to save hard drive space (because why have a new copy of ARK for each map?)... and I think this is the problem.
I loaded the 30 mods I desired on profile 3's mod list, saved, and closed ASM. I re-opened ASM and checked the mod list on profile 3 and all 30 mods were correctly saved. On a hunch, I checked profile 1 and behold: 30 mods were loaded there. It looks like the profiles load in order and if the install folder is the same for each one, the last profile loaded takes precedence. Looks like I'll have to have a different install folder for each map if I want to customize the loadout this way.
Solution/Conclusion - Only 1 profile per installation location.
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