Connecting your Ark server to Discord can greatly enhance your gaming experience by allowing you to communicate with your fellow players in real-time. In this tutorial, we will walk you through the steps to connect your Ark server to Discord.
Step 1: Create a Discord Bot
The first step is to create a Discord bot that will act as a bridge between your Ark server and Discord. Follow these steps:
- Go to the Discord Developer Portal
- Create a New Application
- Create a Bot
- Copy Bot Token
To create a bot, you need to access the Discord Developer Portal. Open your web browser and go to https://discord.com/developers/applications. Log in with your Discord account if prompted.
Click on the “New Application” button and give your application a name.
This can be anything you like, but it’s best to choose a name that represents your Ark server.
In the left sidebar, click on “Bot” and then click on the “Add Bot” button. Confirm when prompted.
Under the “TOKEN” section, click on the “Copy” button to copy your bot token. This token is required for connecting your Ark server to Discord.
Step 2: Install and Configure Ark Server Plugins
In order to connect your Ark server to Discord, you will need to install and configure certain plugins that provide integration between the two platforms. Follow these steps:
- Install ARK Server API Plugin
- Configure ARK Server API Plugin
Visit the ARK Server API website and download the plugin that corresponds to your server version. Install the plugin by following the provided instructions.
Open the configuration file of the ARK Server API plugin and locate the Discord settings section. Enter your bot token that you copied earlier into the designated field.
Step 3: Configure Discord Bot Permissions
To allow your Discord bot to interact with your Ark server, you need to configure its permissions. Follow these steps:
- Invite Bot to Your Server
- Add Bot to Your Server
- Move Bot Role Position
In the left sidebar of the Discord Developer Portal, click on “OAuth2”. Under “Scopes”, select “bot” and under “Bot Permissions”, select “Send Messages” and “Read Message History”.
Copy the generated invite link.
Paste the invite link into your web browser and select your server from the dropdown menu. Click on “Authorize” to add the bot to your server.
In your Discord server settings, go to the “Roles” tab. Drag and drop the bot’s role above any other roles that you want it to have control over.
Step 4: Test Connection
Now that everything is set up, it’s time to test whether your Ark server is successfully connected to Discord. Follow these steps:
- Restart Your Ark Server
- Join Your Ark Server
- Send Test Message in Discord
Restart your Ark server to apply the changes made to the plugin configuration.
Join your Ark server and start playing the game as usual.
In your Discord server, send a test message. If everything is configured correctly, the message should appear in both your Ark server chat and Discord channel.
By following these steps, you have successfully connected your Ark server to Discord. Now you can enjoy seamless communication with your fellow players while playing the game. Have fun!