Stardew Valley

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Inventory in need of a touchup? Look no further! This mod replaces the static inventory tabs with animated ones!

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Stardew Valley is constantly changing from season to season and year to year... So why shouldn't you?!?  
This mod replaces the static inventory tabs with animated ones to match the changing nature of the valley!

Most inventory tabs (including skills and collections) are replaced with an animated versions!
Inventory Tab:  Changed to a chest opening and closing
Skills Tab:  Cannot be animated as far as our testing has shown (it is used in too many other places)
Farming:  Changed it from a nondescript root vegetable to a radish that is planted and grows
Mining:  Modified the existing pickaxe to shine and sparkle
Foraging:  Changed it from a small tree (Nothing to do with foraging) to a berry bush that rotates through the seasons
Fishing:  Changed it from a bobber and fish to a hook and fish that catches and releases (that one is too small anyways)
Combat:  Modified the existing sword to shine and sparkle
Social Tab:  Changed the color of the heart and made it beat
Map Tab:  Modified the existing map to furl and unfurl
Crafting Tab:  Modified the existing hammer to hit the side of the tab
Collections Tab:  Modified the existing golden bottle to empty and then fill before a small fairy enters and changes the color
Items Shipped Subtab:  Changed the radish to a shipping box which is more on track to what this tab represents
Fish:  Modified the existing fish to flop its tail
Artifacts:  Modified the existing artifact to crumble into dust and reform
Minerals:  Modified the existing green crystals to sparkle
Cooking:  Modified the existing plate to slide up, be filled with salmon and asparagus, and slide back down before being devoured, YUMM!
Achievements:  Modified the existing star to shine and twinkle
Letters:  Modified the existing envelope to open and slide out a letter
The last one:  I don't want to spoil it but this one is animated too
Options:  Changes it from the game controller to a book opening and closing, I tried a gear but it didn't look right
Exit Game:  I left this un-animated and just changed the shade of red and the shadow because having it animated felt like it was taunting you to quit

Using Content Patcher, a portion of "Content\LooseSprites\Cursors.xnb" is replaced with our (PaulDunstan and Myself) edited version.

UPDATE 1/29/2022: Added (configurable) Collection Tabs Deluxe Tooltips. Check pictures for more information.
UPDATE 2/13/2022: Added two additional versions compatible with Vintage Interface V1 and Vintage Interface V2!

Admittedly I have not yet tried it with a mod loader because I typically do things manually but it should work fine.

1) Install and/or update Stardew Valley.

2) Download and/or update SMAPI.

3) Download and/or update Content Patcher.

4) Download and/or update Content Patcher Animations.

5) Download this mod, then extract it.

6) Move the extracted folder (which contains the assets folder as well as, content.json, & manifest.json) into your "SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Stardew Valley\Mods" folder so that the final file structure looks like this: "SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Stardew Valley\Mods\[CP] Animated Inventory Tabs\assets"

7) That's it you're done, enjoy! (Ask in comments or PM me if you have any issues...)

Compatible with Stardew Valley 1.5.4, 1.5.5 and 1.5.6 CONFIRMED. Probably works with earlier versions as well but I haven't tested it with anything less than 1.5.4.

Compatible with Windows and macOS (I have not tested it on Linux but I don't see why it wouldn't work there too)

Compatible with Single-player and Multiplayer.

Mod Compatibility:
-No mod conflicts that I know of yet.

may arise if you have any other mods installed that LOAD the same files. 

Some of my other mods that you could be interested in...


Feminizer - Everyone Is Female

UI Mods:
Animated Pet Icons
Animated Gold Cursor
Animated Inventory Tabs
Wallet Items - Animated and Described
Animated Gold Portrait Frame

Quality of Life Mods:
Visible Panning Spots
Red Artifact Digspot Worms
Dynamic Shop Status
Furniture Sizes
Cooking and Crafting Recipes for Sale

Building Mods:
Egyptian Obelisks
Panels as Walls
Animated Gold Clock

NSFW Mods:
Nude Statues
Nude Bundles

This is a collaboration with the talented user PaulDunstan