Pathoschild is creating SMAPI & Stardew Valley mods
22

patrons

$84
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), 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 (5th), and community mods. I routinely submit pull requests and unofficial updates to keep mods compatible with the latest game & SMAPI releases. (For example, I updated ≈20% of known mods as part of the SMAPI 2.0 migration.)

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.


SMAPI 2.0 is released! 🎉 This is a huge release which adds dynamic game content (to enable new mods like seasonal textures or NPC clothing that depend on the weather or location), a new input system (so mods get automatic controller support when they update), mod update checks, and many other improvements.

The upcoming SMAPI 2.x releases have three major goals:
  • Compatibility with the upcoming Stardew Valley 1.3 (multiplayer update).
  • Overhaul events. This will make it easier for modders to do more things, which means more mods for players.
  • Make custom items easy. Custom item mods are one of the most popular types, but also one of the most difficult to do well. SMAPI should take care of the heavy lifting so modders can focus on making their mods.


SMAPI will always be free and open-source, but it takes a lot of time (e.g. development, planning, and support) and money (e.g. server hosting, domains, bounties, 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. :)
Rewards
Access private content
$1 or more per month 13 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 8 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 1 of 2 patrons
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
$84 of $300 per month
If this goal is fulfilled, I'll be earning $1 per hour spent on SMAPI, open-source development, and support. <3
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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), 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 (5th), and community mods. I routinely submit pull requests and unofficial updates to keep mods compatible with the latest game & SMAPI releases. (For example, I updated ≈20% of known mods as part of the SMAPI 2.0 migration.)

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.


SMAPI 2.0 is released! 🎉 This is a huge release which adds dynamic game content (to enable new mods like seasonal textures or NPC clothing that depend on the weather or location), a new input system (so mods get automatic controller support when they update), mod update checks, and many other improvements.

The upcoming SMAPI 2.x releases have three major goals:
  • Compatibility with the upcoming Stardew Valley 1.3 (multiplayer update).
  • Overhaul events. This will make it easier for modders to do more things, which means more mods for players.
  • Make custom items easy. Custom item mods are one of the most popular types, but also one of the most difficult to do well. SMAPI should take care of the heavy lifting so modders can focus on making their mods.


SMAPI will always be free and open-source, but it takes a lot of time (e.g. development, planning, and support) and money (e.g. server hosting, domains, bounties, 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

Rewards
Access private content
$1 or more per month 13 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 8 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 1 of 2 patrons
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.)