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Adding Steam Thumbnails: IT MUSH NOW READ "THUMBNAIL.JPG"
==Adding Steam Thumbnails==
The Steam Workshop allows you to add small images ("thumbnails") next to your mod and are the first thing people see when browsing the Workshop. Although these are optional and not required, they add some flavour flavor and make mods very recognizable. It is best to add thumbnails to your mods as the final step before uploading it to the Steam Workshop.
Procedure:
* '''Adding Thumbnail'''
** Make sure the Stellaris launcher is closed, otherwise it'll revert any changes made to .MOD file on "Fetch Mod" or "Upload Mod".
** Open .MOD file of your mod located in <code>.../Stellaris/mod/[Mod Name]</code> using Notepad++ or likewise.
** Insert line <code>picture="picturenamethumbnail.jpg"</code> beneath the tags line, with the appropriate name of your image. '''''IT MUST READ "THUMBNAIL"'''''.
** Save the modified .MOD file.
** Place your image within your mod folder, <code>.../Stellaris/mod/[Mod Name]</code>.
** Double check whether the image name and the name you identified in <code>picture="picturenamethumbnail.jpg"</code> are exactly the same.
** Close Notepad++.
** Start Stellaris Launcher
** Make sure the Stellaris launcher is closed, otherwise it'll revert any changes made to .MOD file on "Fetch Mod" or "Upload Mod".
** Open .MOD file of your mod located in <code>.../Stellaris/mod/[Mod Name]</code> using Notepad++ or likewise.
** Edit line <code>picture="picturename.jpg"</code> beneath the tags line, to reflect the name of your new image; for example, <code>picture="picturename_2.jpg"</code>
** Save the modified .MOD file.
** Place your new image in your mod folder alongside your old image, in <code>.../Stellaris/mod/[Mod Name]</code>. Leave the old image within the mod.
*** Nothing happens to the old image when uploading a new mod version but it is good practice to have a back-up if it fails.
** Double check whether the image name and the name you identified in <code>picture="picturenamethumbnail.jpg"</code> are exactly the same.
** Close Notepad++.
** Start Stellaris Launcher