How to install Mods on Stardew Valley

Want to expand your Stardew Valley experience with mods? Click this guide to find out more!

Stardew Valley is a vast and in-depth game on its own, but once you reach a certain point, you might crave for something more from the game or seak to improve upon it. Luckily, that's where mods come in, and installing them can expand your enjoyment of an already incredible game.

How to install Stardew Valley mods on PC 

To install mods on Stardew Valley, all you generally need to do is download them and extract them to a folder inside the game's folder labeled mods. However, to get most mods to work, you will also need to download the mod loader SMAPI; most mods will also require this mod loader to be installed to work. 

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That said, to install mods on Stardew Valley, start by downloading the latest version of SMAPI by visiting their website. Once at their website, click the button that says download and choose either download from nexus or direct download.

When your file finishes downloading, you should see an installer called. SMAPI-3.9.1-installer; extract the folder to another when you find it by right-clicking it and hitting extract all, and then choosing a location when the tab shows up. 

After this, head to the folder you extracted SMAP to and then click on a file labeled install on Windows; click it, and a console tab will open up as shown above.

When this happens, you will want to hit 1 when asked to; once clicked, the program will install SMAPI to wherever you have Stardew Valley installed, be it Steam or GOG. 

When SMAPI finishes installing, you will then be able to install mods for Stardew valley by merely extracting the mod into the folder called mods inside the game's folder in either GOG Games or Steam. 

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