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Place a chest next to a machine (like a furnace or crystalarium), and the machine will automatically pull raw items from the chest and push processed items into it. Connect multiple machines with a chest to link them.

Permissions and credits
Put a chest next to any number of machines (like furnaces or crystalariums), and they'll take raw items from the chest and push their finished items into it. Press U (configurable) to show an automation overlay:

  1. Install the latest version of SMAPI.
  2. Unzip the mod folder into Stardew Valley/Mods.
  3. Run the game using SMAPI.

  • Compatible with...
    • Stardew Valley 1.3.32 or later;
    • Linux, Mac, and Windows;
    • single-player and multiplayer (must be installed by the main player).
  • No known mod conflicts.

Pairs well with...
  • Better Junimos adds more crop automation (like replanting) and other improvements.
  • Deluxe Auto-Grabber (see unofficial update) makes auto-grabbers collect nearby animal products, forage, crops, and indoor pot crops too.
  • Custom Farming Redux adds custom machines. (Install 'CFAutomate' from Custom Farming Redux's files tab to enable automation.)

Basic automation
Place a chest next to a crafting machine (in any direction including diagonal) to connect it. Machines connected to a chest will push their output into it, and pull ingredients to process out of it.

This can be used to automate...

Automated machines will give you the same XP, achievements, and items you'd get for using them directly.

You can also automate greenhouse crops, indoor pots, animal produce, and forage by installing Deluxe Auto-Grabber and connecting a chest to its auto-grabber.

Machine groups
You can connect any number of chests and machines into a 'machine group', just by placing each chest/machine so it's touching another one. You can press U (configurable) to visualise your machine groups. See some machine setups for examples.

If you add multiple chests to the same machine group, they'll all be used in the automation. Input will be taken from all the chests, and output will be sent to chests in this order:
  1. chests edited using Chests Anywhere to enable 'prefer this chest for output';
  2. chests which already contain an item of the same type;
  3. any chest.

You can optionally configure objects or paths as connectors, which link machines together. For example, here are wooden paths used as connectors:

Automate has no connectors enabled by default. The optional download on the 'Files' tab treats wood & crystal paths as connectors automatically, or you can edit the config.json manually to add connectors (see connectors in the readme for more info).

Automate can support custom machines and containers if you create an IAutomationFactory for them. (You don't need to do this for Custom Farming Redux content packs, that will be handled by Custom Farming Redux itself in an upcoming version.) See extensibility for modders in the readme for more info.

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