Stardew Valley Compatibility Guide

If you are on this page, you probably tried to play Stardew Valley on a 32-bit operating system, and encountered an error message (or the game simply wouldn’t launch). Stardew Valley no longer supports 32-bit operating systems by default.

However, there is an easy way to switch back to the “Compatibility” version of the game, which should allow you to continue playing.

In terms of game content, this version is exactly the same as the standard version, and will receive any new content updates alongside the standard version. You can also play multiplayer with people using the standard version. The only issue you might run into is if you are playing with mods. Mods targeting the standard version may not work with the compatibility version, and vice-versa.

List of Operating Systems that will only be able to play the compatibility version:

-Mac OSX 10.12 or lower

-Windows Vista or lower

How to switch to the Compatibility version of the game:

On Steam:

  1. In your Steam library, right click “Stardew Valley”
  2. Select “Properties”
  3. Click on the “Betas” tab.
  4. Click on the drop down menu, and select “Compatibility”
  5. Your game should receive an update.
  6. You should now be able to play Stardew Valley


  1. In your games list, right click “Stardew Valley”
  2. Hover over “Manage Installation” and select “Configure”
  3. Click the “Beta Channels” drop down menu and select “Compatability”
  4. Your game should receive an update.
  5. You should now be able to play Stardew Valley