Make more use of your keys by understanding and editing DefaultInput.INI.
Keybind in ARK:SE
1) “Space” execute the action of jumping (in ARK:SE) or
2) “LeftMouseButton” is the FIRE key.
For this game, the name of the keys can be the name of that key or simply the key itself.
- To change Ordering Group to group 1 you press “NumPadOne”
- To walk forward or walk backward you press “W” or “S“, respectively
+AxisMappings=(AxisName=”MoveForward”,Key=S,Scale=-1.000000) [Walking backwards is is the reverse scale of forward]
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Config
- Make a copy o the file and rename to DefaultInput_ORIGINAL
- Open DefaultInput.ini and make desired changes
- Save it.
You can make changes with ARK:SE openned. Go to Menu>Keybinds and Set to Default to make sure DefaultInput.ini has changed.
Many actions in the game are not rebindable in the game menu. Changing DefaultInput.ini bypass that restriction.
In this line
the action is to Hide/Show Dino names (when HUD is active) using the End key (next do Delete). This action is not rebindable in the game menu.
Many Actions accept Combos Keys, like Ctrl, Shift, Alt and Cmd, but by default, these don’t work properly because they are assigned to other commands that are only possible in DefaultInput.ini.
To make them usable, we have to clean all action that they do. To bind them in game simple press Ctrl+X or Shift+NumPadTwo.
To bind in DefaultInput.ini you must change which combo key you are using.
This line means that to Order Dinos to Move to cursor location the combo is Ctrl+Alt+E.
Using the Combo Keys you can change the way you play to not take your hand of the main WASD keys.
Download this DefaultInput.ini and try it out.
Click here to open GoogleDrive file view → My Settings
In my layout i’m using 1-5 and Shift+1-5 to Hotbar Items.
Shift+3 = Hotbar Slot 8 or Shift+5 = Hotbar Slot 10
And to access the Ordering Groups, I simply press Ctrl+#.
Ctrl+3 = Order Group 3 or Ctrl+8 = Order Group 8
Change it to Ctrl+Alt+# or, in my case, I use 12 buttons Mouse to access these far to reach combos.
If you have a mouse with lots of keys, profiles and combos, take advantage.
Using the provided DefaultInput.ini download, you have many keys that are free (and weren’t before), like 6-0, all NumPad keys, Arrow keys and more.
If you do forget and want to revert to the game original settings, delete it and run ARK:SE Verify Files.
… has Single Player in mind, so many Chat Keys and Multiplayer stuff have Unassigned keys. Simply rebind them in Game Menu. If you miss some feature for your game, change the .INI. Any Unassigned actions are signaled with “///” (triple Slash):