The guide to the Satisfactory Mod Manager

Updated Jan 24th 2021

  • Section 1: Settings, updates, help.
  • Section 2: Mod controls
  • Section 3: Mod list / installing mods
  • Section 4: The launch button
  • Section 5: Info panel - Mod stats
  • Section 6: Info panel - Mod info
  • Section 7: Mod info - Control buttons
  • Conclusion
  • Credits
  • Acronyms


Section 1: Settings, updates, and help.

SETTINGS
All the usual stuff in here. Most people won't need to access it. Also contains some features to provide help in case of errors.

UPDATES
This will turn VERY green when updates are available. You can even force-check for updates with the little button there.

Section 2: Mod controls

SATISFACTORY INSTALL
This is where you choose experimental (mods do not currently work, use early access) / early access versions, epic or steam, linux versions and so on.

SELECTED PROFILE
These are mod lists - You can export/import via the settings menu, create a new list, rename a list, or delete it. You can also share them with friends if you want to play modded multiplayer.

OPTIONS

NEW
Creates a new mod list

RENAME
Renames the current list

DELETE
Deletes the current list

SHOW
Choose filters for mod browsing, such as: Compatible, favourites, installed, not installed.

SORT
How do you want the mods organised? Last update? Newset? Oldest? Most popular? Name?

SEARCH
Type here to find things in the list. Don't forget to clear it!

 

SECTION 3: The mod list

THE MOD BROWSER LIST

Here on the left you will see mod icons, mod name, the eye icon (eyecon) shows views, the download icon shows...downloads. You can use the mouse wheel to scroll through the list.

You can click a mod to show expanded info to the right. This will load a version of the mod page which can include details about using the mod, pictures, videos and so on. If you don't know how to use a particular mod, this is where you will find instructions and keys.

On the right are all the actions. You have a favourite star, and that little square icon is a check-box to install or unistall a mod.

SECTION 4: The launch button

When this is green you can launch the game from the mod manager (but you don't have to use it)
If it's grey then the game is still running or the manager is loading.
You don't have to use the launch button to run the game, it's just a handy option.

EXPANDED MOD INFO

LEFT COLUMN

SECTION 5: MOD STATS

Nothing crazy here, you get a larger version of the mod icon, and info about who made the mod, plus some stats. You can also select different versions of the mod. At the bottom of this column is a 'close' button which will close the expanded mod info area.

SECTION 6: RIGHT SIDE

This is where all the mod page info is kept. If the modder has decided to enter info, this can show as much or as little detail as they wanted to supply.

SECTION 7: BOTTOM LINE

Just a couple simple buttons here:


Favourite: Add or remove the mod from your favourites list
Install Mod: Allows you to install or uninstall the mod.

CONCLUSION
It's all fairly simple, but things do go wrong some times. If the mod manager works, try the HELP menu which includes a link to our discord.

 

When launching the game with mods for the first time: It could take a while. Should be quicker after that.

CREDITS/ABOUT
Who made this? Mircea coded it
Who designed this? Deantendo
Who made the website? Vilsol
Who made the mod loader (SML): Archengius

Wait, what is SML and SMM?
OK, so:
SMM is the Satisfactory Mod Manager - It downloads mods and helps you install or remove them. It's the bit you've been reading about above.
SML is Satisfactory Mod Loader - This is what puts the mods into the game.
SMR is this website. Satisfactory Mod Repository

 

MOD LISTS:
Creative mode mods
Quality of life / no cheats mods
More machinery

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Created: Jan 24, 2021, 5:51:52 PM
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deantendo