AnyOldName3 is creating Open-source software (including OpenMW's shadows)
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patrons

$41
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I'm an open-source developer creating shadows in OpenMW (and occasionally meddling with Mod Organizer).

My progress with OpenMW's shadows can be tracked here: https://github.com/OpenMW/openmw/pull/1547

With Mod Organizer, my biggest contribution has been revamping the Python plugin interface. This has made making new plugins much more accessible to normal people and has made tools such as the SSE orphaned save deleter and OpenMW export tool possible.

Having a Patreon should help me allocate more time to working on these projects (and in the unlikely case that the payout turns into a reasonable wage, it will mean that I can put all of my work into open-source stuff indefinitely). If you're just here for OpenMW's shadows, they'll get done eventually no matter how this goes, but they're more likely to be done quickly the more time I can spend on them.

As I'm working on open-source stuff, Patreons aren't likely to get anything they couldn't have got for free - if something's open-source, everyone gets to use it. You should look at this as a way to give thanks for what I'm doing rather than a way to get me to give you things. After all, if I decided to dedicate loads of time to Patreon-only blog posts showing my progress, it would take away from the amount of time I can actually spend making progress in the first place, so seems like the opposite of a good idea.

Why set this up now instead of months ago? My plan has always been to get shadows finished, and a huge amount of progress has been made. While it was happening quickly, Patreon didn't seem necessary (and asking for money to do something I was going to do anyway didn't seem fair). As things are nearing completion, though, the time demands to make visible progress are growing, but some IRL stuff has meant that without having something to show for what I'm doing, I can't always spend as much time on this as I'd like. I've also realised other people with a Patreon are doing something they'd be doing anyway, so I no longer think it's unreasonable for me to do the same.
Tiers
A Tier
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
It says I have to have tiers. Five is a good number, so I picked that. Feel free to pledge more or less as you see fit. Everything's open-source, so you get access even if you pledge nothing.
I'm an open-source developer creating shadows in OpenMW (and occasionally meddling with Mod Organizer).

My progress with OpenMW's shadows can be tracked here: https://github.com/OpenMW/openmw/pull/1547

With Mod Organizer, my biggest contribution has been revamping the Python plugin interface. This has made making new plugins much more accessible to normal people and has made tools such as the SSE orphaned save deleter and OpenMW export tool possible.

Having a Patreon should help me allocate more time to working on these projects (and in the unlikely case that the payout turns into a reasonable wage, it will mean that I can put all of my work into open-source stuff indefinitely). If you're just here for OpenMW's shadows, they'll get done eventually no matter how this goes, but they're more likely to be done quickly the more time I can spend on them.

As I'm working on open-source stuff, Patreons aren't likely to get anything they couldn't have got for free - if something's open-source, everyone gets to use it. You should look at this as a way to give thanks for what I'm doing rather than a way to get me to give you things. After all, if I decided to dedicate loads of time to Patreon-only blog posts showing my progress, it would take away from the amount of time I can actually spend making progress in the first place, so seems like the opposite of a good idea.

Why set this up now instead of months ago? My plan has always been to get shadows finished, and a huge amount of progress has been made. While it was happening quickly, Patreon didn't seem necessary (and asking for money to do something I was going to do anyway didn't seem fair). As things are nearing completion, though, the time demands to make visible progress are growing, but some IRL stuff has meant that without having something to show for what I'm doing, I can't always spend as much time on this as I'd like. I've also realised other people with a Patreon are doing something they'd be doing anyway, so I no longer think it's unreasonable for me to do the same.

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Tiers
A Tier
$5 or more per month 3 patrons
It says I have to have tiers. Five is a good number, so I picked that. Feel free to pledge more or less as you see fit. Everything's open-source, so you get access even if you pledge nothing.