How to install a mod

This Tutorial aims to show you how to install a mod on Raft using RaftModLoader!

Let's get started with the first step!

1. Installing the mod loader

If you haven't done it already, install RaftModloader. Please review our guide on that topic for in-detail explanations.

2. Finding mods

To search and find mods of your choice, we highly recommend using our mods directory. Scroll through the page and click on the mod you would like to check out. Alternatively, you can find a list of the most popular mods on our home page.

The mods directory

3. Downloading mods

On a mod's page you can find all information about a mod. You'll now need to download the mod by clicking Download this mod as shown below.

Download the mod of your choice

4. Locating your mods folder

Open the RaftModLoader Launcher and click on the Mods Folder button as shown below. Your system should now open a window showing the mods folder.

Click on Mods Folder to open the mod folder.

5. Extracting the mod

This step is a little bit different if your mod is a .cs mod or if its a .zip mod. So click on the corresponding tab below.

Your mod is a .cs mod
Your mod is a .zip mod
Your mod is a .cs mod

After clicking on the Mods Folder button it will open your mods folder, drag and drop the downloaded .cs mod file in it as shown below.

Drag and drop the downloaded file into the mods folder.
Your mod is a .zip mod

After clicking on the Mods Folder button it will open your mods folder. Open the downloaded .zip mod and extract its content to your mods folder as shown below. Make sure to extract everything inside the zip-archive.

Extract the zip-archive's contents to your mods folder

6. Loading the mod

We're already done with installing the mod! Let's see how to load it in the game. Start the game by using the launcher and clicking on the play button. When the game has loaded go to the Mod Manager tab and if the mod has load button click on it as shown below. You will have to click Load Mod every time you start Raft.

If the mod you downloaded doesn't have a load button but has a blue button as shown below its a Permanent Mod, That means that its loaded by default and you don't have to deal with it.

Click on Load Mod to load a mod.
Permanent mods are loaded automatically

7. Done?

If everything has worked out, the mod status should be green and the text should say RUNNING... as shown below.

Your mod should show a Running... status once it is loaded.

And here you go! Your first mod is now installed and working! You can now enjoy playing raft with great mods such as MoreStorages, GarbageSucker, ItemSpawner, WaterWheel and many more!


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