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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 create factories.

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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:

Compatible with Stardew Valley 1.2+ on Linux, Mac, and Windows. Requires SMAPI 2.4 or later.

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

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.

More automation
A 'machine group' is any number of chests and machines connected together. Any chest or machine placed adjacent to a chest or machine that's already in the group will be added to the group. You can press U (configurable) to visualise machine groups.

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 saved to chests in this order:
  1. chests with 'output' in the name (you can edit the name via Chests Anywhere);
  2. chests which already contain an item of the same type;
  3. any chest.

You can increase production by just adding more machines. See some machine setups for examples.

Automate should work with nearly any other mod. That includes:

Not compatible with Makeshift Multiplayer (which won't sync the automated changes).

Need more powerful automation? Here's what's planned for future versions (but no guarantees):
  • Transport pipes will let you connect any machine group to another, even if they're not nearby or in the same location. Each pipe will also be configurable (e.g. one-way or two-way, filter by item or quality, etc). For example: collect milk automatically, and if it's lower than gold quality push it through cheese presses and casks to create iridium cheese, then push it into the shipping bin automatically.
  • Mod integrations will automate custom machines added by other mods.
  • Support for automating animal produce.

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