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Modding Help How to boot the game in steam with SMAPI?

Discussion in 'Mods' started by Kyler45, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Kyler45

    Kyler45 Space Hobo

    Just curious, having to boot StardewValleyModdingAPI.exe doesn't book the steam overlay, and because it isn't the official .exe, it doesn't register my playtime or work achievements either! Did I do something wrong? All I did was place the stuff in the same directory as Stardew Valley.exe
     
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    • SinisterHumanoid

      SinisterHumanoid Orbital Explorer

      Well... I know a kind of crappy way of doing it.. But it involves "Add non steam game" at the bottom right, and selecting the EXE modded launcher from your files.

      I do not believe you can launch the modded one as the steam official version.
       
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      • Kyler45

        Kyler45 Space Hobo

        Darn...Okay, thanks anyways!
         
        • Julius691

          Julius691 Aquatic Astronaut

          you just have to drop steam_appid.txt inside your Stardew Valle folder ( \Steam\steamapps\common\Stardew Valley ) now steam should say its the real game (sorry for my english, im german)
           

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          • Luna_Amell

            Luna_Amell Star Wrangler

            Would that track achievements too?
             
            • Julius691

              Julius691 Aquatic Astronaut

              sorry, but i dont know
               
              • Kyler45

                Kyler45 Space Hobo

                Unfortunately this doesn't seem to accomplish anything! I already had it in the folder too.
                 
                • Julius691

                  Julius691 Aquatic Astronaut

                  its working for me
                   

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                  • FenixR

                    FenixR Cosmic Narwhal

                    It's your steam open? It connects to the overlay for me no probs.
                     
                    • Julius691

                      Julius691 Aquatic Astronaut

                      you still have to start StardewModdingAPI.exe
                      not the Stardew Valley.exe
                      steam will say its the real stardew valley
                       
                      • Kyler45

                        Kyler45 Space Hobo

                        It boots when I start StardewModdingAPI.exe, but no steam overlay, and in steam it does not say I'm currently playing a game, so it's not tracking playtime or achievements!

                        Edit: I made steam not run in administrator mode, so now it states I'm playing Stardew Valley, however the overlay doesn't work. I can deal with this though!
                         
                        • Julius691

                          Julius691 Aquatic Astronaut

                          then i cant help you, sorry
                           
                          • Julius691

                            Julius691 Aquatic Astronaut

                            oh i didnt read the edit, is steam tracking your playtime now?
                             
                            • Kyler45

                              Kyler45 Space Hobo

                              If you read my edit, I posted It now tells me that I'm playing the game in steam, however for some reason the overlay doesn't work, but given that the game is borderless windowed I can deal with that, it's really just the playtime and achievements I care about anyways!
                               
                              • Julius691

                                Julius691 Aquatic Astronaut

                                the overlay doesn't work for me too.
                                but anyway have fun playing stardew valley
                                 
                                • Wandernorb111

                                  Wandernorb111 Void-Bound Voyager

                                  There is an alternate method to start StardewModdingAPI.exe on Steam, by using the %command% method on the launch option for Stardew Valley on Steam.

                                  It involves right clicking on the game on steam, and clicking on Properties, then going to the "Set Launch Options" button.
                                  From there, I used the %command% method. E.g. "(add the location of Stardew Valley)\StardewModdingAPI.exe" %command% , then applying it.
                                  To repeat the example again, here's how I set it up:

                                  "J:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Stardew Valley\StardewModdingAPI.exe" %command%

                                  Just be sure to change the directory above to the location of Stardew Valley, and the StardewModdingAPI.exe file.


                                  It worked for me, and I can open the steam overlay from the game - the Modding API console also appears when I run it straight from steam.
                                   
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                                  • Kyler45

                                    Kyler45 Space Hobo

                                    Ha! Thank you! I knew that you could change the target with launch options, but was forgetting to put "%command%"!

                                    Thanks a million!
                                     
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                                    • shinzo2u

                                      shinzo2u Space Hobo

                                      Use this SMAPI don't get steam achievements ?
                                       
                                      • Luna_Amell

                                        Luna_Amell Star Wrangler

                                        I'm sorry, do you change the path on the normal Stardrew or the stardewmodding?
                                         
                                        • Patchumz

                                          Patchumz Big Damn Hero

                                          In the launch options for Stardew Valley in Steam, set the path to the SMAPI, which should be inside your Stardew Valley Steam folder.

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