Pathoschild

Pathoschild

is creating SMAPI & Stardew Valley mods

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patrons
Hi there! I'm Pathoschild. I build SMAPI and nurture the Stardew Valley modding scene as a full-time hobby.


I develop SMAPI (the mod loader for Stardew Valley), Content Patcher (used to mod game content without programming), the mod build package (used to create SMAPI mods), the mod update check service, and my own mods (most in the top 50 mods).

I also maintain mods for inactive modders, including seven of the top 10 mods like CJB Cheats Menu. I routinely submit pull requests and unofficial updates to keep other mods compatible with the latest game & SMAPI releases too.

Otherwise I write documentation on the wiki, prepare migration guides for modders, and help players and modders on Discord, the Stardew Valley subreddit (which I moderate), Nexus Mods, and the Stardew Valley forums.

And finally I have alpha access to upcoming game releases to provide modding feedback, discuss with the game developers to propose changes to help modders, and coordinate with developers of external tools like Harmony and Tiled for requests from the Stardew Valley modding community.


I release SMAPI updates regularly throughout the year, with a 'major release' roughly once per year. Here's a summary for 2016–2018.

Recent SMAPI update added multiplayer features, save backups, better performance, and many smaller improvements. The upcoming releases will add support for Stardew Valley 1.4, an audio API, an overhauled event system, and higher-level APIs and events.


SMAPI will always be free and open-source, but it takes a lot of time (e.g. development, planning, documentation, and support) and money (e.g. server hosting, domains, coffee, etc). Every dollar donated helps support ongoing development and is greatly appreciated!

Come chat in #modding on the Stardew Valley Discord if you have questions. :)
Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month

I appreciate the support! ❤


You get...

  • Private posts with early downloads, background info, and discussions about proposed changes.
  • Access to all previous posts.
Supporter
$5 or more per month

Thanks so much!


You get...

  • All previous rewards.
  • Your name/link on the SMAPI download page (optional).
  • A permanent badge on the Stardew Valley Discord with my personal thanks!
Partner
$50 or more per month

You're amazing — this is the ultimate tier!


You get...

  • All previous rewards.
  • Message me anytime to discuss what I'm working on, get in-depth explanations of how SMAPI works, etc.
  • You get priority and custom support. I can update the code for a mod that broke in a game update, manually edit your save to fix issues, help you create a new mod, etc.
Hi there! I'm Pathoschild. I build SMAPI and nurture the Stardew Valley modding scene as a full-time hobby.


I develop SMAPI (the mod loader for Stardew Valley), Content Patcher (used to mod game content without programming), the mod build package (used to create SMAPI mods), the mod update check service, and my own mods (most in the top 50 mods).

I also maintain mods for inactive modders, including seven of the top 10 mods like CJB Cheats Menu. I routinely submit pull requests and unofficial updates to keep other mods compatible with the latest game & SMAPI releases too.

Otherwise I write documentation on the wiki, prepare migration guides for modders, and help players and modders on Discord, the Stardew Valley subreddit (which I moderate), Nexus Mods, and the Stardew Valley forums.

And finally I have alpha access to upcoming game releases to provide modding feedback, discuss with the game developers to propose changes to help modders, and coordinate with developers of external tools like Harmony and Tiled for requests from the Stardew Valley modding community.


I release SMAPI updates regularly throughout the year, with a 'major release' roughly once per year. Here's a summary for 2016–2018.

Recent SMAPI update added multiplayer features, save backups, better performance, and many smaller improvements. The upcoming releases will add support for Stardew Valley 1.4, an audio API, an overhauled event system, and higher-level APIs and events.


SMAPI will always be free and open-source, but it takes a lot of time (e.g. development, planning, documentation, and support) and money (e.g. server hosting, domains, coffee, etc). Every dollar donated helps support ongoing development and is greatly appreciated!

Come chat in #modding on the Stardew Valley Discord if you have questions. :)

Recent posts by Pathoschild

Tiers
Patron
$1 or more per month

I appreciate the support! ❤


You get...

  • Private posts with early downloads, background info, and discussions about proposed changes.
  • Access to all previous posts.
Supporter
$5 or more per month

Thanks so much!


You get...

  • All previous rewards.
  • Your name/link on the SMAPI download page (optional).
  • A permanent badge on the Stardew Valley Discord with my personal thanks!
Partner
$50 or more per month

You're amazing — this is the ultimate tier!


You get...

  • All previous rewards.
  • Message me anytime to discuss what I'm working on, get in-depth explanations of how SMAPI works, etc.
  • You get priority and custom support. I can update the code for a mod that broke in a game update, manually edit your save to fix issues, help you create a new mod, etc.