Stardew Valley

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About this mod

A new crafting UI with support for customizable categories and favorites. Easy bulk crafting. Better Workbench functionality. And, optionally, constructing buildings right from the crafting menu using an extra mod.

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Support for 1.6 is out!

Better Crafting adds a new customizable crafting UI with support for customizable categories, favorites, and a uniform grid size. There is easy bulk crafting. It also prevents use of a workbench from keeping chests locked when playing in multiplayer, and expands the workbench to connect to more than just the directly adjacent chests. On top of that, it provides a framework for content authors to create more powerful recipes and custom crafting stations.


How to use
By default, both the crafting and cooking interfaces are replaced. Just use them like you normally would.

If you want to favorite or un-favorite a recipe, you can press F while hovering over it. Controller users can press Back. You can also change these bindings as you please. You can easily see which items are favorites because they'll have a silver star.

Want to craft a lot of something? Right-click to open the Bulk Crafting menu! It lets you enter a specific quantity, and shows you how much of your resources it'd take to craft.

Categories are displayed along the left side of the crafting interface. There are default categories, but they can be customized by clicking a new button to the right. When customizing categories, right-click an item to make it the icon for that category. Categories are per-user in multiplayer saves.

As of version 1.3.0, categories can have rules to automatically add matching recipes to the category. As of version 2.5.0, you can now combine manually selected recipes with rules.

When cooking, this mod also lets you choose whether or not you want to use Qi Seasoning to enhance the quality of the food.

By using Generic Mod Config Menu, or editing the config file, you can enable or disable the replacement of Crafting and Cooking menus separately. Also, holding a key (Left-Shift by default) when opening a crafting menu will prevent it from being replaced.

But what if I don't like it?
In case you don't like the tabbed look with categories, good news! You don't need to use categories! Just go into settings and turn them off, and it'll look just like the built-in crafting menu, just with the other added features.

  • Works with Stardew Valley 1.6 on Linux/Mac/Windows.
  • Does not work on Android, which has a separate menu system
  • Works with Generic Mod Config Menu.
  • Works in single player and multiplayer.
  • May have issues with mods that add custom recipes, depending on how their items are added. Please report incompatible mods so I can work with the developers to add support.
  • Works with Better Chests.
  • Works with mods that increase the backpack size.

Known Issues
  • Cannot craft using items within bags from Item Bags.
  • Does not work with the craft from nearby chests feature of Convenient Chests. However, Better Crafting has its own version of that to use. You will need to configure it, though.

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