Available here on the Steam Workshop
(as well as in the mod browser in-game)
Smarter Cursor is a small quality-of-life mod that adjusts smart cursor and the way it works with platforms. If you've ever built an arena or really any decently large structure with platforms, you're probably well aware of how finicky it can be to build out a flat bridge and not accidently create a staircase using them. This mod aims to fix that, by adjusting the math behind smart cursor and making it behave like so:
As you can see here, the region that'll place a horizontal platform in vanilla terraria is tiny, only a single tile wide. If the mouse were moved slightly up or down or if you yourself move while building, you'll end up placing a staircase instead. With this mod though, that region is made much wider while still allowing you to build stairs when you chose to do so. It makes building with platforms so much nicer, and there's no better way to show that off than with a demonstration:
That's about it for this mod (there's not a whole lot to it), but I hope people enjoy using it! I spent a good week struggling to learn IL editing in order to make it work, so I'd love it if that struggle translated into less headaches for other players playing the game.
Also this is my first time publishing a mod, so if for any reason you run into issues using it please let me know! And lastly, let me know if you have any other suggestions for this mod or other small tweaks like this.