Stardew Valley

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Khloe Leclair

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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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Better Crafting adds a new 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.

Note: As of version 1.2.0, you no longer need the file "Better Crafting: SpaceCore Support" so please remove it!

  1. Install the latest version of SMAPI.
  2. Download this mod and unzip it into Stardew Valley/Mods.
  3. Run the game using SMAPI.

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 be rule-based instead of manually selected. You cannot enable or disable individual recipes for rule-based categories.

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.

  • Works with Stardew Valley 1.5.5 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 add support.
  • Works with Better Chests.
  • Works with Stack Quality.
  • Works with Custom Backpack Framework.

Known Issues
  • Not compatible with The Love of Cooking. If you use that mod, make sure to disable Better Crafting's cooking menu.
  • Stack Split Redux doesn't support our menu. I've opened a pull request to hopefully get support added.
  • Cannot craft using items within bags from Item Bags.

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