Spiritual Successor is creating - a Modding Tool for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
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Spiritual Successor is the ambitious modding tool that allows anyone to modify the great cRPG "Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire".

Spiritual Successor opens up the path to easy and error-free modding:
  • Tailored to the data: It's a JSON editor that is custom-designed for Deadfire's JSON files' structure.
  • Automatic Fetching of Referenced Objects: You jump from one object to another that's referenced by it with the click of a button instead of having to search and switch between numerous files.
  • Input validation: You edit a web form, not a raw text file. This allows for input in the fields to be checked for validity before it can be exported, making sure your mod won't crash the game due to some typo you may have made.
  • Preserves the original files: You never have to manually open or edit the vanilla files. Anything you export from the editor as your mod is a copy of the original object.
  • Rapid searching: If you are looking for a creature or an item by name, it's a lot easier to search through the editor than through the opened raw JSON file.
  • A big number of other advanced features, currently only in the "It would be cool if you could..." stage.
In summary, Spiritual Successor makes modding easier, less time-consuming, less-error prone, and thus possible, for people who want to make some changes fast and test them, as well as for people who have planned a big overhaul mod, but the huge number of operations needed in order to add a single new ability to a character are too time-consuming when added up.

Spiritual Successor will of course always be free for anyone to use, and its development does not hinge on donations. This Patreon page is intended for:
  • Modders and mod users who feel better if they can express their thanks through the odd donation. Modders are often fellow developers who can appreciate the work hours poured into such a tool, and feel personal satisfaction from donating.
  • Hardcore modders and modding teams who, besides the former motivation, would also like to request a feature for the editor or a customization, or that some feature be given a priority, or otherwise take part in development planning.
  • Anyone else who wants to say "Thanks!"
  • Serving as a development blog, where comments on development and news can be posted and easily accessed.
Tiers
You are a cool guy
$3 or more per month
You know there are people in sweatshops writing code for $3 per hour, and you are willing to donate the same amount per month to someone who is making something you like.
You are Don Draper
$10 or more per month
A man of discretion, style, and obviously of means, most people see you as aloof and arrogant, but you are prone to stretching out a hand to help someone at the most unexpected time. Why? Your reasons are your own. But still, thank you.
You have a millionaire uncle in Australia
$15 or more per month
You know you are getting the fat pie in the inheritance, and that you are going to blow it all away anyway, so why not throw $15 to some dude who is making it easier to enjoy your hobby of modding games?
Goals
$0 of $12 per month
Continue work in the following order:
  1. Code quality and refinement
  2. Adding two new objects for editing: Global Settings and Recovery Times
  3. Adding a filter for objects listings
This is the order in which I'll proceed regardless of "earnings". It's just that adding at least one goal is required so I can launch the Patreon page.
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Spiritual Successor is the ambitious modding tool that allows anyone to modify the great cRPG "Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire".

Spiritual Successor opens up the path to easy and error-free modding:
  • Tailored to the data: It's a JSON editor that is custom-designed for Deadfire's JSON files' structure.
  • Automatic Fetching of Referenced Objects: You jump from one object to another that's referenced by it with the click of a button instead of having to search and switch between numerous files.
  • Input validation: You edit a web form, not a raw text file. This allows for input in the fields to be checked for validity before it can be exported, making sure your mod won't crash the game due to some typo you may have made.
  • Preserves the original files: You never have to manually open or edit the vanilla files. Anything you export from the editor as your mod is a copy of the original object.
  • Rapid searching: If you are looking for a creature or an item by name, it's a lot easier to search through the editor than through the opened raw JSON file.
  • A big number of other advanced features, currently only in the "It would be cool if you could..." stage.
In summary, Spiritual Successor makes modding easier, less time-consuming, less-error prone, and thus possible, for people who want to make some changes fast and test them, as well as for people who have planned a big overhaul mod, but the huge number of operations needed in order to add a single new ability to a character are too time-consuming when added up.

Spiritual Successor will of course always be free for anyone to use, and its development does not hinge on donations. This Patreon page is intended for:
  • Modders and mod users who feel better if they can express their thanks through the odd donation. Modders are often fellow developers who can appreciate the work hours poured into such a tool, and feel personal satisfaction from donating.
  • Hardcore modders and modding teams who, besides the former motivation, would also like to request a feature for the editor or a customization, or that some feature be given a priority, or otherwise take part in development planning.
  • Anyone else who wants to say "Thanks!"
  • Serving as a development blog, where comments on development and news can be posted and easily accessed.

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Tiers
You are a cool guy
$3 or more per month
You know there are people in sweatshops writing code for $3 per hour, and you are willing to donate the same amount per month to someone who is making something you like.
You are Don Draper
$10 or more per month
A man of discretion, style, and obviously of means, most people see you as aloof and arrogant, but you are prone to stretching out a hand to help someone at the most unexpected time. Why? Your reasons are your own. But still, thank you.
You have a millionaire uncle in Australia
$15 or more per month
You know you are getting the fat pie in the inheritance, and that you are going to blow it all away anyway, so why not throw $15 to some dude who is making it easier to enjoy your hobby of modding games?