To be honest, when I first saw this thread I was a bit dissappointed, because I thought you were going kind of commercial.
But then I also read your blog
And I think it is maybe handy to add this paragraph to your first post (and maybe also in the description on your Patreon-site):
Thirdly, I’ve set up a Patreon page. The final versions of all my NewGRFs and other OpenTTD content will always be made available for free via the in-game content service; but for those who’d like to be involved in early development, would like insight into the techniques and theories behind the GRFs, or who just want to support me in creating content, take a look here. I know I’m never going to make a living making graphics for OpenTTD, but any support from the community is appreciated and motivating, and even a modest income will help justify the time and effort I’d like to put into creating this content. Initially, I’m going to be uploading and discussing alpha versions of UKRS3, as well as a set of 32bpp landscape tiles I’ve been working on. Going forward, the Patreon will give me the ability to create tutorials, templates, resources, and even commission opportunities for the community.
Especially the line I made green, made me happy
I think it is ok to support a developer (or development team) to finally get a free-for-all result (be it GRFs, AI's, patches, or maybe even updates of Trunk, etc) or also the maintaining and moderating of this Forum.
Is it also possible to make a single donation? I dont think I personally will be interested enough to make monthly donations, but maybe one or two once in a while could be possible...
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