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mod.json

mod.json contains the metadata for your mod allowing the game to see it and prepare it for publishing. The file should be placed to the root of your mod's folder.

Minimal required structure

{
    "Title" : "My first mod",
    "Description" : "And that's my first mod description",
    "Tags": [ "Tag1", "Tag2" ]
}

Properties

Property Description
Title Used only when publishing a new Steam mod. To change a title for an already published mod, use Steam Workshop Dashboard for your item.
Description Used only when publishing a new Steam mod. To change a description for an already published mod, use Steam Workshop Dashboard for your item.
Tags An array of Steam Workshop tags. For the list of available tags check the Workshop page.
Dependencies An array of dependencies. Used only for local testing. To set up dependencies for a published mod, use Steam Workshop Dashboard for your item.
PublishedFileId After uploading mod to Steam, PublishedFileId property will be added to your mod.json. It's the ID of your mod on Steam (you can see it in the mod's Workshop page url). This way, the game knows a relation between your local mod and the published one. Don't remove this property, or you won't be able to update your mod until you add it back.

Tip

If you have lost your local copy of the mod you can always download mod files from the Workshop and re-add PublishedFileId manually to the mod.json.


Last update: May 13, 2022