Since Stardew Valley doesn't have official mod support on Steam yet, installing and removing them can pose a challenge for some players. It's important to note before trying to alter your game experience, that you should back up your save progress and all your content files in the case that a mod doesn't work correctly or you want to return back to the normal game experience.
You can do this by copying your Saves and Content folders and placing them in a safe place. You can typically find these folders in these locations: C:\Users\insertusernamehere\AppData\Roaming\StardewValley\Saves and C:\Programs Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Stardew Valley\Content.
Do this every time before you install mods, just to be safe.
If you’re having trouble with installing and removing mods in Stardew Valley, we encourage you to try SDVMM, which is a Stardew Valley ModManager. It’s a community developed
If you’re interested in maintaining mods on your own, the first thing you should do is figure out which mods you want to try. This is because mods may require different versions of
Let’s assume that all the mods you want to
You’ll see a folder called Mods and an executable called StardewModdingAPI.exe. These will be important once you've installed the mod you want to use. Once you've downloaded the mod, extract its contents into the Mods folder. This will usually consist of an insertmodnamehere.dll and insertmodnamehereconfig.ini. Once you've done this, you should now be able to play the game with the mod. You can do this by clicking on StardewModdingAPI.exe. If you've done everything correctly, the game should now run with the mod applied.
Removing a mod is as simple as deleting all remnants of it from the Mods folder. If you're experiencing difficulties, just restore all your files using the backups suggested earlier.
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