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Mods are packages of files which change Stardew Valley in some way. Mods can add features (like showing NPCs on the map), change game mechanics (like making fences decay more slowly), make cosmetic changes (like making your house look like a hobbit home), and much more.

Main guides

Player's guide to using mods
How to install SMAPI, use mods, and troubleshoot them. Includes the compatibility list.
Modder's guide to SMAPI
How to create SMAPI mods, with tutorials and documentation. This includes the full SMAPI API + event reference.
Translating mods
How to contribute mod translations for any language supported by the game. (And for modders, how to enable and request translations.)


Looking for something specific? Try searching the Modding namespace.

Advanced topics

For players

For mod creators

Migration guides

These pages explain how to update your mod code for...

release date released
SMAPI 2.0 October 2017
Stardew Valley 1.3 May 2018
Stardew Valley 1.3 (XNB changes) May 2018
Stardew Valley 1.3.36 March 2019
SMAPI 3.0 April 2019

See also

  • Chat on Discord — get help, ask questions, or discuss with modders and SMAPI developers.

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