How to Download Steam Workshop Mods for Non-Steam Games

This step-by-step guide will show you how to download and install the fantastic mods available on the Steam Workshop for your non-Steam games. You’ll need 7-Zip or a similar tool for extracting files.

Step 1: Obtain Steam CMD

  • Visit the official Steam CMD page at
  • Once on the Steam CMD page, find the “Download” link to get the zip file of the Steam CMD.
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Step 2: Create a Steam CMD Folder

  • If you don’t already have a folder named “Steam CMD”, you’ll need to create one to keep things organized. Navigate to the drive where you want to save Steam CMD and create a folder there.
  • Now, extract the downloaded Steam CMD files into the folder you just created.
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Step 3: Launch Steam CMD

Open the Steam CMD program file from the Steam CMD folder. It will open a command prompt-like interface.

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Step 4: Log In Anonymously

You’ll see various commands and updates running in the Steam CMD interface. However, to make the process smooth, we recommend logging in anonymously. To do this, simply type in ‘login anonymous’.

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Step 5: Find Your Mods on Steam Workshop

To access the Steam Workshop for your game, let’s take Space Engineers as an example:

  • Open your Steam client.
  • Search for the game you want to download mods for (e.g., Space Engineers).
  • Click on the game to access its Community Hub.
  • From there, click on “Workshop” to browse the available mods.
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Step 6: Copy the Workshop Mod Link

  • Choose the mod you want to download (e.g., ‘Freight contracts’) and click on it.
  • Copy the URL from the browser’s address bar.
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Step 7: Use the Steam Workshop Downloader

  • Visit the Steam Workshop Downloader website.
  • Paste the copied URL into the provided field.
  • Press the ‘Enter’ key to initiate the download.

Step 8: Download Your Mod

  • The website will indicate whether you need to log in with your Steam credentials for the specific mod you’ve selected.
  • If it works with an Anonymous login, click ‘Yes’ to get a SteamCMD command.
  • Copy the command and run it on the SteamCMD interface to get the file.

The downloaded mod file location will be displayed on the SteamCMD interface.

Step 9: Install Your Mod

  • Locate the downloaded mod in the designated folder.
  • Now paste or drag it into the appropriate directory for your selected game.

By following these steps you can download and install a Steam Workshop mod for your non-Steam game.