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    How to install mods on Stardew Valley

    SMAPI SMAPI, short for Stardew Modding API, is where all the magic starts. This is the mod loader for Stardew Valley modding, so you will need it for most, if not all, mods you want to download. Go over to the SMAPI page on Nexus, click on “Files” and select “manual download” under the newest version (or the version of Stardew Valley you’re running). You don’t need to subscribe to Nexus Premium to download anything, you can just select “slow download”, which won’t be that slow at all, I promise. Tip: When you’re done installing SMAPI, head to Steam, right-click Stardew Valley, go to Properties, click on ‘Set Launch Options’…