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This guide is intended to lower the entry barriers to the world of Stellaris modding. However, there is still a learning curve to it, and it cannot replace the need to read some working vanilla code, and do lots of trial and error experimentation!
 
This guide is intended to lower the entry barriers to the world of Stellaris modding. However, there is still a learning curve to it, and it cannot replace the need to read some working vanilla code, and do lots of trial and error experimentation!
  
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== Guidelines ==
 
== Guidelines ==
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Mods from the Steam Workshop will be placed in <code>\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\workshop\content\281990</code>, sorted by their Workshop ID.<br>
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Mods from the Steam Workshop will be placed in <code>...\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\workshop\content\281990</code>, sorted by their Workshop ID.<br>
 
Mods from Paradox Mods will be placed in the mod folder location, named <code>PDX_*MOD_ID*</code>.
 
Mods from Paradox Mods will be placed in the mod folder location, named <code>PDX_*MOD_ID*</code>.
  
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The data structure is similar to the proprietary Valve Data Format.<ref>VDF is a ad-hoc file format designed by Valve to support storage of hierarchical data, which is also used by [https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SDK_Installation Steam]. Open VDF parser: https://github.com/rossengeorgiev/vdf-parser/, [https://github.com/shravan2x/Gameloop.Vdf for .NET]</ref>
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The data structure is similar to the proprietary Valve Data Format<ref>VDF is a ad-hoc file format designed by Valve to support storage of hierarchical data, which is also used by [https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/SDK_Installation Steam]. Open VDF parser: https://github.com/rossengeorgiev/vdf-parser/, [https://github.com/shravan2x/Gameloop.Vdf for .NET]</ref>
  
'''Example modname.mod file'''
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'''Example modname.mod file:'''<br>
 
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name="Somemod"
 
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|10||colspan="2"|Navigate to the mod service of choice and locate your mod;<br>'''Steam Workshop''', visit the [https://steamcommunity.com/app/281990/workshop/ Workshop] page, and locate the "Files you've posted" button by hovering over "Your Files" on the right<br>'''Paradox Mods''', visit the [https://mods.paradoxplaza.com/ Mods] page, login, and click "My uploaded mods" in the dropdown menu that appears when hovering over your name
 
|10||colspan="2"|Navigate to the mod service of choice and locate your mod;<br>'''Steam Workshop''', visit the [https://steamcommunity.com/app/281990/workshop/ Workshop] page, and locate the "Files you've posted" button by hovering over "Your Files" on the right<br>'''Paradox Mods''', visit the [https://mods.paradoxplaza.com/ Mods] page, login, and click "My uploaded mods" in the dropdown menu that appears when hovering over your name
 
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