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Discord bot for https://mod.io. ModBot provides commands to search for mods and notifications about added & edited mods

20 releases

0.6.2 Sep 22, 2023
0.6.1 Jun 27, 2023
0.5.5 Mar 17, 2023
0.5.3 Dec 31, 2022
0.2.0 Jun 24, 2019

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4.5K SLoC

ModBot for Discord

Crates.io Rust version License GitHub Action Discord

ModBot is a Discord bot for mod.io using modio-rs and twilight.



You can invite the officially hosted ModBot to join your Discord server using the following URL https://discordbot.mod.io, or you can build and install your own version of ModBot by following the instructions below.

  1. Invite the ModBot https://discordbot.mod.io/.
  2. View the games list /games and set the default game /settings default-game ID.
  3. In the channel(s) you want the bot to post updates (mod added / edited), run the command /subs add <GameID>.
  4. Ensure the bot has Send Messages and Embed Links permissions in the channel(s) it is in to be able to function correctly.


Once you have invited ModBot to your server, you can set the default game using the command /settings default-game ID. Now when a user issues the command /mods, all of the mods for the game you specified will be returned. You can change the default game at any time.

We recommend you also /subs add <GameID> to games you are interested in receiving push notifications from. For example in our #bot channel, we have subscribed to a bunch of games and whenever a mod is updated, the channel is notified.

Popular commands include:

  • /game return information about the default game

  • /games [search] return a list of all games

  • /mods [ID|Name] return a list of all mods belonging to the default game

  • /popular return a list of mods ordered by popularity

  • /settings default-game <ID|Name> set the default game

  • /subs add <ID|Name> [Tag..] [Type] subscribe to a game for updates (mods added/edited)

    /sub add 51
    /sub add OpenXcom
    /sub add OpenXcom tags:"UFO Defense",Major
    /sub add "Skate XL" tags:"Real World Spot"
    /sub add Skate* tags:Gear,Deck
  • /subs list see all games subscribed too

  • /subs rm <ID|Name> [Tag..] [Type] unsubscribe from a game

    /subs rm 51
    /subs rm OpenXcom
    /subs rm OpenXcom tags:"UFO Defense",Major
    /subs rm "Skate XL" tags:"Real World Spot"
    /subs rm skate tags:Gear,Deck
  • /subs mods mute <Game> <Mod> mute a mod from update notifications

  • /subs mods muted return a list of all muted mods

  • /subs mods unmute <Game> <Mod> unmute a mod from update notifications


Mod details

command details

New Mod notification



ModBot is written in Rust, so you'll need to grab a Rust installation in order to compile it. Building is easy:

$ git clone https://github.com/nickelc/modio-bot
$ cd modio-bot
$ cargo build --release
$ ./target/release/modbot

Building with bundled sqlite3

Use the feature sqlite-bundled to compile sqlite3 from source and link against that.

$ cargo build --features sqlite-bundled



Install latest version from https://crates.io.

$ cargo install modbot
$ $HOME/.cargo/bin/modbot

Install modbot from the master branch.

$ cargo install --git https://github.com/nickelc/modio-bot
$ $HOME/.cargo/bin/modbot


Create a bot.toml config file in the working directory.

token="your discord bot token"

api_key="your mod.io api key"

A example is provided as bot.example.toml.

Running the bot


./path/to/modbot --config path/to/bot.toml


Logging can be configured via environment variables.


See tracing_subscriber::EnvFilter for more information.


By default, the metrics are exposed via Prometheus endpoint listing on

addr = ""


Licensed under either of


Unless you explicitly state otherwise, any contribution intentionally submitted for inclusion in the work by you, as defined in the Apache-2.0 license, shall be dual licensed as above, without any additional terms or conditions.


~1M SLoC