Automate by Pathoschild
Stardew Valley » Gameplay Mechanics
Added: 05/04/2017 - 09:13PM
Updated: 04/09/2017 - 09:23PM

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Last updated at 21:23, 4 Sep 2017 Uploaded at 21:13, 5 Apr 2017

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

Compatible with Stardew Valley 1.2+ on Linux, Mac, and Windows. Requires SMAPI 1.15 or later.

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

Once installed, crafting machines adjacent to chests will push their output into the chests, and pull ingredients to process out of them. This can be used to automate...

You can combine multiple machines with chests. Each chest can be connected to a maximum of eight machines (one in each direction), or seven machines so you can reach the chest. For example, combine bee house + cask + keg with a chest to automatically produce iridium mead. See some other example factories.

Compatibility notes
  • Your automated machines give you the same XP or achievements you'd get for using them normally.
  • Automate handles machines anywhere even if they're normally restricted to one location (e.g. casks in your cellar), so you can combine them into factories.
  • Automate works fine with other mods including Better Quality More Seeds, Custom Farming (with its optional CFAutomate file), and Chests Anywhere.

Future development
Need more powerful automation? Transport pipes in a future version might let you connect any chest/machine with other chest/machines (even if they're not close to each other) into arbitrarily large factories. Each pipe can be one-way or two-way, and can have conditions (e.g. only certain items, qualities, 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.

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