How the hell do I make Retroarch work?
cross-posted from: > I've downloaded the cores, but when I choose my folder it simply doesn't read my roms, I've tried the Steam version, the .deb version, multiple Linux flavours, it just doesn't want to work. It looks like a really nice piece of software but it refuses to let me play.

Cool Stuff Happening In the CK3 Modding Space
cross-posted from: > Some of you fellow grand strategy lovers may know about one of Paradox's newer games, Crusader Kings 3, but have you been paying attention to what's been happening in modding? Let me take you through some of the coolest work that is happening right now. > > Let's start off with Godherja. Godherja takes you to a completely custom fantasy world, completely with magic, ridiculously deep lore, several stories, and a world that feels alive. A world torn asunder by destructive living magic gone awry, Aeras is barely holding on. Become a powerful, immortal mage-emperor and try to take over the world, become known for your monster hunting prowess, slaying beast known only to legend. Or perhaps just wait in anticipation, for the Fog to end it all. Even more exciting are two upcoming updates, the updated magic system to make it interact with the characters and the world even more, and the liches. Oh boy the liches. > > Next up on the list is Rajas of Asia. Now if you love history, especially when it's not eurocentric, then this mod is for you. I have personally seen the hours of dedication poured into this mod. Where to begin. Well let's start with the fact that almost the entirety of Asia has been added, with more to come! You can play as the Great Tang Empire, as Balhae, anywhere that you like, extending all the way to Papua. Not only does this mod have the awesome Cultural and Religious Minority system integrated (made by the same dev shoutout to Nezaros), but there is also City of Wonders 2 to give you metropolises, Dharmachakra for wonderful religious depth, and so many more. Soon to come to this mod is a complete rework of the Steppes, which is sorely needed, and there are whispers of more bookmarks to come! > > I'd be remise if I did not mention RICE and VIET, which to me go hand in hand. RICE provides flavor packs for several areas of the game including, Moravia, one that allows you to interact with Greenland, and Sub-Saharan Africa. VIET adds over 1000 events. Both of these mods together will surely make all of your games just burst with flavor and uniqueness. > > Finally, I'd like to mention Elder Kings 2 (I'd recommend that you play it with c0da, a gamerule mod for it). This'll be a short one as it speaks for itself. The entirety of Nirn in the second era has been taken into the world of CK3 for you to enjoy! Patrons, events, decisions, and all your favorite kingdoms are there! > > This is just a short foray into the world of CK3 modding. There are several other impressive mods. Sinews of War with its creative use of the struggle system for trade, Dynamic Trade Routes with its depth of resources and coin. Not to mention graphical mods like Ethnicities and Portraits, and Community Flavor Pack. There is a lot to this space. I was just so saddened to see how quiet this community was and had to make a post about one of my favorite games. Anywho, links for those who want to check these awesome mods out: > > Godherja: > Steam - > Manual Download - > > Rajas of Asia: > Steam - > Paradox Plaza - > > RICE: > Steam - > Paradox Plaza - > > VIET: > Steam - > Paradox Plaza - > > Elder Kings 2: > Steam - > Manual Download - > > c0da: > Steam - > Manual Download -

Having played the ARPG genre for about a decade (countless hours on D2, about 2k hours on D3), with the way Blizzard dealt with Diablo Immortal, I had recently switched to Path of Exile. I had played Lake of Kalandra - while the league was not taken well by the community - I was catching up on the core mechanics. Even this league I am more or less ignoring the Forbidden Sanctum mechanic and focusing on clearing the campaign first.

Urgently needed: A tool to keep my games up to date
I had resisted going on Steam for a very long time due to my doubts about overpowered players in the market, but as we all know, after a while there came the first eagerly awaited game that was not available anywhere else. I never became happy with Steam, its restrictions, the 90s interface and continued to try to avoid the store as much as possible. Accordingly, I purchased most games on GOG due to not-so-substantial restrictions and was reasonably happy with 'Galaxy' for a long time. But then came August 2022 and with it version 2.0.53. At GOG they now thought it was a great idea to copy Steam & Ubi's restriction of keeping games up to date: *Scheduling game updates for installed games you're not actively playing*, [as they call it in the changelog]( In practice? Complete bullshit. Not even *Train Valley*, which I played at least once a week and already for over 100 hours, gets updated without me manually triggering the update via 'Downloads'. Except for *Epic Games*, this anti-customer practice seems to be common practice everywhere by now. So what I would love to have: **A script/tool that opens the Steam, GOG and Microsoft Store windows, starts all the updates, watches them, and shuts down or puts the computer on standby when the updates are complete**. Start when you go out, return home to play. Does anyone know of anything like this perhaps? Or would anyone know where to suggest something like this?

Looks snazzy AF, but no Linux version yet.

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