How To Install Mods

How To Install Stellaris Mods

This is a simple tutorial how to install Stellaris Mods. Follow these steps and you will have no problems installing your mod.

The mod installation folder is:

  • Windows: ~\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Stellaris\mod\
  • Linux: ~/.paradoxinteractive/Stellaris/mod/ or ~/.local/share/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris/mod/
  • Mac: ~/Documents/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris/mod/

Do not install mods in the Steam directory (ex: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Stellaris\mod), as mod would not be properly working.

Be sure that mod version is compatible with the version of the Stellaris (version written in mod description). If needed, go back to an older patch, using Steam Beta tab.

Manual Mod Installation:

In case of manual installation, the steps are usually the following (refer to specific mod instructions, if any):

  1. Remove any existing installation of the mod (mod folder and .mod file). This is very important, as the game loads all files present in mod folder, so old mod files that are no longer present or were renamed in a new version of the mod would conflict.
  2. Clear your gfx cache, by deleting the folder ~\Documents\Paradox Interactive\Stellaris\<mod_name>\gfx, if any.
  3. Extract the downloaded archive, so that the mod folder contains the .mod file and directory of the mod.
  4. Launch Stellaris and select the mod in the Mod tab. Note that the mod may have a different name in the launcher than the name of the .mod file.
  5. Play!