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Adding Mods to your Conan Exiles Server

Last updated: 06/03/21
written by  Nodecraft Staff

This guide will show you how to add mods to your Conan Exiles server, and configure your server to load them.

Subscribe to the Mods on your Steam Client

The fastest and easiest way to get the mod information is to subscribe to them on Steam. This will cause the client to begin downloading and installing the selected mods automatically to the single player installation on your local computer. This has the side effect of getting all the mods set up on your client anyways, which you will need to connect to the server later on.

Once it's done downloading them, you need to find where the file are stored on your computer. They will most frequently be found at /ProgramFiles (x86)/Steam/steamapps/workshop/content/440900

440900 is the ID number for the game Conan Exiles on Steam. Each folder inside will be the workshop ID number of a separate mod. Inside those folders you will find the actual mods, all ending in .pak; those are the files you will need to copy, the numbered folders are not needed, just the files inside the folder.

NOTE: for future reference, you might want to make a list of the ID numbers, and what file name they correspond to. XXXXXXXXX = betterthralls.pak, etc. It will make life a lot of easier in the future, if you have to remove, replace or update a mod.

Create a "Mods" Folder on the Server

In the /ConanSandbox directory of your Conan Exiles server, create a folder titled Mods.

Zip the files up, and upload them to your Server

Once you have all the .pak files, we recommend "zipping" the files using a zip utility, and upload them to your server.

You can use drag and drop in the file manager tab of your control panel, or FTP software. For any larger zips files, we recommend using FTP as uploads can be resumable in-case of any network problems. See the related article at the bottom of the page for more information on FTP.

Create modlist.txt Config File

To actually enable the mods on your server, you need to make a text file which contains the file names of each mod. This file will need to be created/uploaded to the /ConanSandbox/Mods folder you just made. You can create this file on your local computer using any text editor, or even directly on the server using the "Create File" button.

Simply name it modlist.txt. Inside it, add each file name with an asterisk in front of it, like

*betterthralls.pak

Place each separate mod on its own line.

Restart the Server

On the next restart, the server should load all the mods you have listed in the modlist.txt file. Your server now has mods on it!

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