Hi again. I’m the guy who’s 5 years behind the curve on pretty much anything Internet-related (you wouldn’t believe how long it took me to find out about Instagram). And recently made this fairly interesting journal, though I don’t know who’s still playing that.
Anyway, I’m finding this new supposed-to-know-everything-about-everything-without-asking era a bit intimidating (one of the reasons I don’t own an Apple device anymore…some other time) , so I’d appreciate a bit of help. Recently I installed the Steam program for my current computer. As I understand that, it’s service which allows you to search for and download games to your computer, for a price (usually). I actually had one specific game in mind, a limited version which happened to be free, and when I downloaded and ran it, it worked fine. (For some reason it wouldn’t let me configure the controls, but I figure the full version will allow that.)
As it so happens, I had a file of modifications on hand (skins and the like, a fairly standard package) for the full program, and I was going to practice installing them on the limited version…only to discover that I couldn’t find the game’s directory or any files in my system. When I did a search for the game, all I got the application, exactly where I installed it, listed as “Internet file”. There was nothing on my computer at all. I was able to find the actual Steam program location in my program files, but it’s just a whole lot of configuration files and I wouldn’t have any idea where to place the mod files.
I already tried doing a search for a physical disk version of the game and found nothing. It seems like Steam is the way to go.
Just to be sure, this is a game that has had extensive modifications, and I’ve seen many of them on places like YouTube, so I know it’s possible. Heck, mods are pretty much the big trump card PC has over consoles, so if I’m seriously going to get into PC games again, this had better work. I haven’t used Steam all that much…the first time, in fact, was when I got Goat Simulator on disk ($5) and for whatever reason it directed me to a Steam download. I don’t mind paying for my games, but I expect to get what I pay for, and if this newfangled download-only thingamabob isn’t going to let me dress up my characters and world the way I want, it’s a big time no-go.
Appreciate any pointers on what I should do. If you need a specific game example, let’s go with Minecraft.