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Modding Slime Rancher

Postby Khade72 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:42 am

Hi Monomi and Slime Rancher Community,

I was wonder what the official word is on tools for creating mods on Slime Rancher. I'm aware that there used to be a mod tool called "BetterBuild" which is no longer functional due to significant game updates. Are there any modding tools provided by Monomi or any plans for this?

If no tools exist to date, is there any guidance that can be provided for manual mods? I'm an experienced game modder so I have familiarity here. I noticed there is a Plugins folder within the game directory so perhaps this could be used to load a Unity plugin?

Thank you for making such a great game to date. Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: Modding Slime Rancher

Postby Purplecharmanderz » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:47 am

I know at one point they had said they weren’t supporting it, but that was prior to the full release and I haven’t checked since if that changed. EmeraldPlays though is a decent source if your looking to have a starting point.
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Re: Modding Slime Rancher

Postby Khade72 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:17 pm

Do you mean EmeraldPlay, the person behind the original BetterBuild mod?
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Re: Modding Slime Rancher

Postby EmeraldPlay » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:26 pm

Khade72 wrote:Do you mean EmeraldPlay, the person behind the original BetterBuild mod?

I didn't make that one, someone else did. And yes, I might be able to help.
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Re: Modding Slime Rancher

Postby Khade72 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:52 am

That'd be great! What do you think my starting point should be? Am I on the right track with utilizing the Plugins folder? (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Slime Rancher\SlimeRancher_Data\Plugins)
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Re: Modding Slime Rancher

Postby JCUnown » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:34 am

Khade72 wrote:That'd be great! What do you think my starting point should be? Am I on the right track with utilizing the Plugins folder? (C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Slime Rancher\SlimeRancher_Data\Plugins)

I'm actually really curious about this as well, so if someone has any guidelines for starting out (I have a little prior modding experience) it would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Modding Slime Rancher

Postby Purplecharmanderz » Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:36 am

Few discussions on the slime rancher wiki discord or you could ask emerald or we have someone else who got started as well
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Re: Modding Slime Rancher

Postby ILoveTurtles891 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:55 am

emerald play are you a developer, or something like that or are you just like a normal person who is like all of us?
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Re: Modding Slime Rancher

Postby EmeraldPlay » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:04 am

Not a dev.
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Re: Modding Slime Rancher

Postby Dragonslime » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:50 pm

it would be cool if we got modding on all platforms
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Re: Modding Slime Rancher

Postby GravityCat » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:35 pm

Dragonslime wrote:it would be cool if we got modding on all platforms


It would, but consoles tend to have limitations. The most obvious being not having access to the software PC users have, and game files being harder to get to. Sony in particular don't like Early Access, so PS users draw the short straw there. And they only allowed mods on the PS4 edition of Skyrim after player backlash. Even now after they've changed their minds, third party assets cannot be used for mods.

So until Consoles are on the level of PC gaming, with easy access to game files and modding software, I can't see it being a mainstream thing anytime soon.
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