Modding:SMAPI compatibility

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This page is for Stardew Valley 1.3 beta only. If you haven't opted in to the beta, see compatibility for Stardew Valley 1.2 instead.
SMAPI mod compatibility, July 2017 to April 2018. The two main events are Stardew Valley 1.2 in July 2017, and Stardew Valley 1.3 in April 2018.

Sometimes a mod will stop working due to a major game update; SMAPI automatically disables incompatible mods. This page lists known SMAPI mods and their compatibility with the latest versions, and explains how to fix broken mods if possible.

For players (Stardew Valley 1.3 beta)

Note: during the Stardew Valley 1.3 beta, mods may provide an optional update without changing their main version. SMAPI won't show an update alert in those cases, but the updates will be listed here.

What to do

  1. For each mod you have installed, follow the instructions in the list below. If it's not listed, try updating to its latest version.
  2. If a mod is still failing, post a message in the coordination thread (with your SMAPI log attached) and we'll help.

SMAPI mods

  • Players: Here's a list of mods tested with SMAPI 2.6+ and Stardew Valley 1.3+. Content packs aren't listed unless incompatible. It's updated periodically for new mod releases.
  • Modders: feel free to update this list! (See instructions.)

SMAPI mods (obsolete)

These mods are either obsolete, or have been abandoned by their authors and probably won't be updated unofficially. These will likely never be updated again.

XNB mods

XNB mods are an older type of mod and are no longer recommended. This section shows SMAPI or Content Patcher mods you can use instead. (Content Patcher is a SMAPI mod that makes XNB-like changes with all the benefits of SMAPI content packs.)

Modders: when migrating XNB mods, only use Action: Load if you actually need to replace the whole file (e.g. portrait mods). Don't use Action: Load for dialogue mods or to change a small part of a file! Always check the official mod page to see if a conversion has been officially uploaded. This list excludes mods native to Content Patcher.

For mod developers

Updating a mod

See migration guides. You can...

Creating an unofficial update

To avoid conflicting with official updates, here's the recommended way to create an unofficial update. This assumes you're creating a basic update (not a continuation or reinvention), and the code is on GitHub (adjust the steps accordingly if it's elsewhere).

  1. Fork the code.
  2. Make your changes to that fork (see #updating a mod).
  3. Increase the version in manifest.json by 0.0.1 and add -unofficial.1-yourName.
    For example, if the current version is 1.0.0 and your name is SampleUser, change it to 1.0.1-unofficial.1-sampleUser. If you need to release a new unofficial update, just increment unofficial.1 to unofficial.2, etc. This ensures that official versions supersede unofficial ones (e.g. for update checks), and other users can release newer unofficial updates if needed.
  4. Push your changes to GitHub.
  5. Post a release package to the coordination thread with a link to your fork on GitHub.
    (If the mod uses the NuGet build package, there should be a release package named <mod name> <version>.zip in your bin folder.)
  6. Submit a pull request to the original author (if applicable).

Overall compatibility

65% are compatible or have a working alternative.
21% have an update coming soon.
14% are broken and not open-source.¹

¹ Many of these broke due to a Stardew Valley update. Some may be updated by their authors later.


  1. 1.0 1.1 This only shows whether a mod is compatible; it may have bugs unrelated to SMAPI compatibility.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 2.20 2.21 2.22 2.23 2.24 2.25 2.26 2.27 2.28 2.29 2.30 2.31 2.32 2.33 2.34 2.35 2.36 2.37 2.38 2.39 2.40 2.41 2.42 2.43 2.44 2.45 2.46 2.47 2.48 2.49 2.50 2.51 2.52 2.53 If a mod says "use optional download", its main version isn't compatible but there's an official optional update. If the mod is on Nexus, click "Files" on the mod page and check for a newer version (often under 'optional files').