i am brand new to this community just bought it today and i am loving the game so far i have an interest in modding for it however i have never modded in my life and would like someone to point me in the right direction. i have a wonderful mod in mind however i am going to keep it a secret until i am almost done to a working mod for you all to see my work
Hey there @Mishka, welcome to the Discourse! First, I am going to page @Drotten, our Modding Support to see what information he can provide. Next, I would recommend that you review the Modding rule(s) here:
After, the Stonehearth devs have a starter mod that might be of some help here: GitHub - stonehearth/startermod_basic: A most basic starter mod to get you going!.
And finally, you may be able to use this tutorial for more information:
Tutorial: Adding Mining Resources (updated for Alpha 18)
Hiya @Mishka. There’s some information found here that you can look through:
Some points of interest from there is:
- Look through an existing mod to get an idea of how it works.
- Start small. Having plans for an ambitious mod isn’t bad, but not something you’d want to start with when learning how to mod.
- Modding tutorials made by @voxel_pirate.
- Learn Json. You can make most simple mods by overriding or mixinto data through json files. Also, use jsonlint to make sure that your json files are valid.
Speaking of overrides and mixintos. this blog post gives a pretty solid explanation of how they work (and of a few more things).
There are also some other tutorials and guides around the discourse on how to mod certain things into the game. Just search for tutorials and you should find most of them.
As @jomaxro said: good luck!