Pathoschild is creating SMAPI & Stardew Valley mods
46

patrons

$165
per month
Hi there! I'm Pathoschild. I build SMAPI and nurture the Stardew Valley modding scene as a full-time hobby.


I develop SMAPI (which lets you play Stardew Valley with mods), Content Patcher (which lets modders mod the game content without programming), the mod build package (used to create SMAPI mods), the SMAPI web API (used to check for mod updates), and my own mods (several in the top 50 mods).

I also maintain many mods for inactive modders, including Cheats Menu (most popular mod of all time), Item Spawner (3rd), Show Item Sell Price (6th). I routinely submit pull requests and unofficial updates to keep mods compatible with the latest game & SMAPI releases.

I also write documentation on the wiki, and help players and modders on Discord, /r/StardewValley (which I moderate), Nexus Mods, and the Stardew Valley forums.


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

SMAPI 2.6 added compatibility with Stardew Valley 1.3 (including multiplayer), save backups, and many fixes and improvements. The upcoming releases aim to add an audio API, multiplayer API, and simplify complex SMAPI mods with higher-level APIs and events. SMAPI 3.0 tentatively includes a completely new event system and mod handler toolkit.


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, code signing certificate, etc). Every dollar donated helps support ongoing development and is greatly appreciated! I'll do my best to reward supporters with private updates, previews of upcoming releases, and behind-the-scenes posts about the modding scene.

Come chat in #modding on the Stardew Valley Discord if you have questions. :)
Tiers
Access private content
$1 or more per month 26 patrons
You're awesome and I really appreciate the support ❤.


You'll get private posts about behind-the-scenes info and upcoming features, and early downloads for upcoming releases. Influence SMAPI development by providing feedback before anyone else.

Access Private Content + Public Credit
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
You're awesome and everyone will know (unless you want to be anonymous).


I'll prominently credit you by name (and optional URL) on the SMAPI download page for tens of thousands of players to see.


And you permanently get the SMAPI Contributor Badge to show off on the Stardew Valley Discord, with my personal thanks.

(Includes all previous rewards.)

Choose a Priority
$20 or more per month 2 patrons (sold out!)
You're amazing. Pick a task or project I'll work on each month (subject to approval, ask first if you're not sure!).


(Includes all previous rewards.)

Goals
$165 of $360 per month
That's $1 per hour (after expenses) spent on Stardew Valley modding, support, and documentation. This is a free-time hobby project, so getting something back too is a bonus. <3
2 of 2
Hi there! I'm Pathoschild. I build SMAPI and nurture the Stardew Valley modding scene as a full-time hobby.


I develop SMAPI (which lets you play Stardew Valley with mods), Content Patcher (which lets modders mod the game content without programming), the mod build package (used to create SMAPI mods), the SMAPI web API (used to check for mod updates), and my own mods (several in the top 50 mods).

I also maintain many mods for inactive modders, including Cheats Menu (most popular mod of all time), Item Spawner (3rd), Show Item Sell Price (6th). I routinely submit pull requests and unofficial updates to keep mods compatible with the latest game & SMAPI releases.

I also write documentation on the wiki, and help players and modders on Discord, /r/StardewValley (which I moderate), Nexus Mods, and the Stardew Valley forums.


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

SMAPI 2.6 added compatibility with Stardew Valley 1.3 (including multiplayer), save backups, and many fixes and improvements. The upcoming releases aim to add an audio API, multiplayer API, and simplify complex SMAPI mods with higher-level APIs and events. SMAPI 3.0 tentatively includes a completely new event system and mod handler toolkit.


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, code signing certificate, etc). Every dollar donated helps support ongoing development and is greatly appreciated! I'll do my best to reward supporters with private updates, previews of upcoming releases, and behind-the-scenes posts about the modding scene.

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

Recent posts by Pathoschild

Tiers
Access private content
$1 or more per month 26 patrons
You're awesome and I really appreciate the support ❤.


You'll get private posts about behind-the-scenes info and upcoming features, and early downloads for upcoming releases. Influence SMAPI development by providing feedback before anyone else.

Access Private Content + Public Credit
$5 or more per month 17 patrons
You're awesome and everyone will know (unless you want to be anonymous).


I'll prominently credit you by name (and optional URL) on the SMAPI download page for tens of thousands of players to see.


And you permanently get the SMAPI Contributor Badge to show off on the Stardew Valley Discord, with my personal thanks.

(Includes all previous rewards.)

Choose a Priority
$20 or more per month 2 patrons (sold out!)
You're amazing. Pick a task or project I'll work on each month (subject to approval, ask first if you're not sure!).


(Includes all previous rewards.)