How to manually update SMAPI on a Stardew Valley server

Manually updating SMAPI on a Stardew Valley server ensures compatibility with the latest game version and access to new features, improvements, and bug fixes. SMAPI, or the Stardew Modding API, is crucial for incorporating mods into the game. Manually updating SMAPI allows server administrators to proactively manage the modding framework, ensuring that players can continue to enjoy a stable and enhanced gaming experience. This process also helps prevent potential conflicts or issues arising from using outdated versions of the modding API, promoting a seamless integration of mods and preserving the overall quality of the Stardew Valley server.

Note Pre-installed mods may break when manually updating. Make backups locally to save any necessary files.

How to Manually Update SMAPI on a Stardew Valley Server
1. Download SMAPI here.

2. Extract the .zip file to a folder.

3. Find the following directory: SMAPI-[version]-installer\SMAPI [version] installer\internal\linux .

4. Rename install.dat to

5. When prompted, click Yes.

6. Minimize the file to use later in the tutorial.

7. Log in to the BisectHosting Games panel.

8. Stop the server.

9. Go to the Files tab.

10. Drag and drop the .zip file from step 6.

11. Right-click on and hit Unarchive.

12. Start the server.

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