Check out the 8 best Stardew Valley mods and how to install!

Stardew Valley is an extremely fun game, and it gets even more so when we use mods. For those who don't know, mods are small mod files created by the community to customize the game in as many ways as possible. There are mods for all tastes.

In these article we have selected 8 very useful mods for you to optimize your gameplay. At the end, we also explain how to install and run the modifications. Check out!

1. UI Info Suite

This mod is so good that it looks like a cheat (but it's not!). It provides numerous that are available in the game, but in the most accessible way possible. Some examples are:

  • Location of NPCs on the map;
  • Shows the XP received;
  • Shows the luck of the day;
  • Shows heart (relationship) levels more accurately;
  • Shows the calendar;
  • When hovering the cursor, it shows the type of harvest and the time left until it is ready;
  • When hovering the cursor, it shows various information about items in general;

The mod also has many other uses besides those mentioned above. Undoubtedly, it is essential for anyone who wants to gather many features in a single modification.

Click here to download the mod.

2. Gift Taste Helper

Giving gifts is one of the best ways to level up relationships in Stardew Valley. To help with the task, Gift Taste Helper reports each NPC's favorite gifts whenever you hover over villagers in the relationships menu.

As developing relationships is one of the main tasks of the game, the mod also has a less “stolen” function. By enabling it, the list of favorite gifts will only appear if you have already discovered this information on your own.

Click here to download the mod.

3. Jump Over

Jump Over is one of the simplest and most useful mods in the game. It adds the simple ability to jump. Its main use is that it allows you to jump over fences, saving you a lot of time you would have used to get around the door.

Click here to download the mod.

4. Get Dressed

Get Dressed is a simple mod with purely cosmetic utility. It adds a dressing table and a mirror to your room. By right clicking on them you will access a character customization screen where you can change your skin tone, haircut, hair color, clothes and accessories.

In addition to the customization options that already exist in the game, the Get Dressed mod also adds over 100 new customization options.

Click here to download the mod.

5. Save Anywhere

This mod allows you to save your game anytime, anywhere, no need to wait until night.

Click here to download the mod.

6. BJS Time Skipper

This mod adds a function that is basically a cheat. It allows you to advance the game time by any value you enter. It's perfect for speeding up the harvest.

Click here to download the mod.

7. Night Owl

Another mod similar to a cheat. It allows you to stay awake during the early hours of the game, without ever needing to sleep.

With this mod the game is saved every day at 6 am. Your character will do a fainting animation, but you won't lose items and you won't automatically return home either.

Click here to download the mod.

8. Mod Update Menu

The Mod Update Menu is an extremely useful mod manager that can be accessed from the game's main menu. Although it doesn't bring any changes to the game itself, it does show which mods in use need to be updated, making life a lot easier for those who uses several modifications.

The Mod Update Menu also shows when the SMAPI (program needed to run mods) is out of date.

Click here to download the mod.

How to install mods in Stardew Valley

To install and run mods in Stardew Valley you need to install a program called SMAPI. You can download the application by clicking here. Whenever you want to run the game with mods, you need to run it through SMAPI, and not through the game's executable file.

After downloading the file, unzip the contents and open the folder SMAPI 2.11.1 Now attention: if your game was purchased by Steam, just run the executable file "install on windows". Otherwise, copy the entire contents of the folder, paste it in your game directory, inside the "Stardew Valley" folder, and only then run the installation file.

When executing the file marked above, the following screen will appear:

Just press the 1 key and the installation will be completed quickly. This will create a folder called "Mods" inside the game directory. This is where you must place the downloaded mods folders.

Finally, just run the executable file "StardewModdingAPI" found in the Stardew Valley folder. This will run the game with all the mods that are in the "Mods" folder. Remember that you will have to run the game this way every time you want to use mods.

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