Raft is one of the most popular and lively survival games on the market. But once played through, there’s not much left to do: So how about just installing mods in Raft & improving the game that way. Modding is easy with the mod loader in Raft — Guided.news shows you how!
What is it about? We’ll show you everything you need to know about modding in Raft in this guide. We’ll quickly walk you through setting up the program you need. Then we’ll show you how to install your first mods for Raft. Finally, we’ll present you with some must-haves that no Raft modding session should be without.
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Modding in Raft – How to install the mod loader & mods.
What’s the point of modding in Raft? Mods in Raft are especially useful for players who are tackling a second playthrough of the story or who want to get creative after the end. Among other things, you can use them to conjure up new furniture or decorations for the game. But you can also get important improvements for Raft via modding. Among other things, you can get improved tools or weapons, improved workshops, and so on. But before you can play even a single mod, you need to install the mod loader for Raft.
Installing and setting up the mod loader for Raft
This is how you set up the mod loader: In order to download any mod for Raft at all, you need the so-called Raft mod loader. You can find it on the community website raftmodding.com. Download the loader and install it on your PC. When you open the launcher, you will find the “Settings” item at the bottom right of the screen. Here you can specify the installation path of your Raft game. By default it looks like this: “C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Raft”. If you can’t find that, you can also find your Steam installation directory as follows:
- Launch Steam and go to your Steam library.
- Right-click on Raft and select “Properties”.
- In properties look for the item “Local Files”.
- Click browse here and copy the path from your Windows window.
- Paste the installation path of Raft in the mod loader.
If you have installed the mod loader, you can now start the game with the “Play” button. Generally, you always have to start Raft via the loader if you want to play with mods. Once in the game, a new window with the name Raft Mod Loader opens directly in the main menu. On the left side you will find various tabs.
- In the Home screen, you will find the newest and currently popular mods for Raft.
- The Mod Manager below allows you to activate and deactivate mods that you have installed.
- Servers show you modded public servers that you can play on.
- In Settings, you can change shortcut keys and move the start of the mod loader.
- The Credits window shows you who is involved in the development of the mod loader for Raft.
How to install mods for Raft
To install mods, you need to go back to the website and click through the directory of all mods. Here you can have a browse and see which mods you really want or need (more on that later). Once you have found a mod you want to install in Raft, click on the blue “View Mod” box. In the middle of the new page, you will then often find important information about the mod or its contents.
To install the Raft mod, first, open the mod loader. Then click on the green “Install Mod” button on the right side of the web page. You will now be asked if you really want to install the mod, which you probably say yes to. You can then see the active download in the Downloads window in the Raft mod loader. Once the download is complete, click Play again and that’s it!
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These are the best mods for Raft that every player should have
- Sort Inventory Mod: With a single press of a button, you can sort your boxes. All you have to do is press “Y” and you’ll have everything wonderfully organized.
- Easy Deposit: This mod works wonderfully with the Sort Inventory Mod, as here you unload your inventory contents into a crate with the press of a button. Then you press Y in the box and boom, everything is sorted.
- Craft From Storage: This mod allows you to craft from crates. So you no longer need to have the raw materials you need in your inventory to build something. A nearby crate will do just fine.
- Bulk Crafting: Let’s say you need to craft a lot of nails. Normally that means you have to click forever in the crafting menu. But with bulk crafting, you can craft a recipe directly x10. Instead of 3x nails you get x30 nails directly.
- Pause Mod: With this mod for Raft, the name says it all: You can now pause your game. If you press Escape in the unmodded Raft, the game continues with all hunger and thirst bars.
- Battery Indicators Mod: This mod shows you the current state of your batteries. This is helpful because it takes out the guesswork of whether a machine is working perfectly fine or is about to go belly up.
What mods do you like in Raft? Or are there some features that no modder has covered yet, but you desperately need? Leave us your opinion in the comments, you don’t even have to sign up for that!