Modding Help When are patch files are required

Discussion in 'Starbound Modding' started by pdodd, May 7, 2019.

  1. pdodd

    pdodd Void-Bound Voyager

    I'm wondering: when adding files to your mod folder directory, when are patch files required / when are they not required?

    Essentially, I am wondering what the criteria is and whether or not it is an actual requirement or simply a 'best practice' sort of thing.

    Thanks :nuruhappy:
  2. NexusTheBrony

    NexusTheBrony Spaceman Spiff

    technically patch files are not required ever, but not using patch files is called dirty editing which can break a lot of compatibility. patch files should not be used if the file they're patching does not exist
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  3. The | Suit

    The | Suit Agent S. Forum Moderator

    Best practice is,
    If the mod is for personal use, you don't need to worry about patches unless you have multiple mods installed.

    If you are making a mod for public release though you should always patch vanilla files. This will prevent any issues with you overwriting data that other mods try to edit.
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  4. pdodd

    pdodd Void-Bound Voyager

    Gotcha -- Thanks to both of you!

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