I laughed reading about swearing at one’s monitor, I’m guilty of that. I have a fairly large Steam library, quite a few games I picked up on sale over the years. Until I found WeMod, very few ever captured my attention for any length of time. I don’t mind watching the occasional YouTube video on how to find a hidden item or whatnot, but spending hours trying to defeat one enemy or level is simply too much.
Now I have the option of actually revisiting a lot of games I simply gave up on. Though there are various extraneous mods/trainers out there, the last thing I want to do is have to re-install them when I get a new computer, or have to consistently tweak them. One of the reasons I like Steam is because it is an “all-in-one” way to manage my games.
In that regard, WeMod is the ultimate complimentary tool. The voting system is well-designed, catering to those who game more, and of course, those who support via the Pro version. I’m determined to get Space Hulk: Deathwing - Enhanced Edition in the works eventually, so that is where my votes will be going for some time. I’ve been a Warhammer 40K fan ever since the original Dawn of War RTS.
I simply “stumbled” upon WeMod, and was simply floored at how well designed it was, and how many of my games it supported! The moment I tried WeMod I thought, “Finally, the idea of a fully integrated tool”! I have both a desktop and a laptop, each with their own libraries, so WeMod is a godsend. The only thing I miss in the new version is the game icons, but that is just because I can’t see text well without my glasses (realized that last night). Like I told my father, I’ll stop gaming when I’m in my grave. Heck, just cremate me with my gamepad (I prefer gamepad-compatible PC games).
As you noticed, I accepted your friend request on Steam, thanks for the invite. I always enjoy meeting respectful and kind people. My one friend, “The Falcon” is from Palestine and is a great guy, always asking how my dad is doing and often follows up on my DIY home repair projects to make sure I don’t overdo it. Very caring fellow, we send messages to one another every couple of weeks. Nice to meet people that aren’t self-serving and actually give a squat about others.
I recently repaired/revamped my father’s workbench that my grandfather made before I was born (so it was built around 1970, I was born in 1973). In my younger years, I did quite a bit of damage to it, so I only felt it appropriate that I repair that which I damaged. Though I sorely lack my grandfather’s woodworking skills, I was able to bring it back to life to the point even my father says my grandfather would be proud.
I repaired the original work surface by screwing on some 6 mm plywood, then covering it in vinyl floor planks with a scratch resistant polyurethane surface. The legs/back/sides were covered in a similar vinyl floor plank (after reinforcing the original nails with screws) that was left over when the basement floor was replaced. I used PVC trim on the edges to cover the joints and add not only reinforcement, but an aesthetic appeal. When I get around to it, I’ll have to send him a picture, even I’m pleased with the outcome (and I’m very self-critical). The work area is level after many years of abuse, and with the vinyl plank I can resurface the work area fairly easily.
Of course, I plan on telling him about WeMod, though he’s a far more accomplished gamer than myself. I befriended him after a sly comment I made on the VAC ban forums about the various excuses people use when they cheat in multi-player games. I did it in the form of a “fill in the blank” with silly responses (i.e. A zombie hacked my account). Mind you, I have NO problem with cheating in single-player, but cheating in multi-player, getting banned and then expecting pity is at best pathetic.
I’m all about cheating in single-player. Maybe it is my age, but so many games seem overly complex and difficult these days. When I have to spend an hour just to finish a tutorial, I cannot help but think “This is supposed be fun”? I realize eSports have become so popular that some dedicate entire days to learning a game, but like you, it is just a diversion for me. Toxic communities flourish, and it makes me half irate/half sickened to see people stoop to vulgar insults.
Anyway, I suppose I should get off my soap box. My mother was an English teacher, and an excellent writer/typist, so I have a habit of writing long messages, as it is second nature. She died of throat cancer four years ago, but her spirit lives on through me in many ways. Then again, that is why I came back to my home town in Ohio, to care for my father as was my final promise to her. I’ve lost a lot in life, but the one thing that cannot be taken is my honor.
Thanks for reading my long-winded messages, and I look forward to corresponding with you in the future, all of you! I’m truly proud to be a member of this community, and look forward to any contribution I can provide, whether it be feedback, or assistance of any kind. Simply reach out to me, and you have my word, I will get back to you as soon as I can.