Modding My Way
This site contains the growing efforts of my modding endeavors. As I progress my load orders the pages and content on ModdingMyWay expand. I show all of what I personally do and nothing else.
Text shows my process step-by-step. Videos are linked from the GamerPoets YouTube Channel to aid where they make sense. I am one person creating all of GamerPoets content as well as running this website. If you care to support my efforts go HERE
I take care in what I do. I test. I ask for help. I test again. Eventually I revise guides and video content due to new mods, new experience and preference. I improve my abilities on a regular basis but I still make mistakes. I am able to correct them thanks to you. This site is far from complete. The community and it’s support are what keep me going. Welcome to Modding My Way = )
Philosophy on Modding:
There is never too much until there is. Simplicity it not always simple. Don’t be the guy who makes a pretty video, throws a list of mods together and calls it a guide… ok. Enough of that = )
Enhance the Original Experience: seek mods that correct errors, fix bugs and accentuate Lore. Further bring out the original artists vision through concept art mods. Convenience mods that clean up the interface, make navigation easier and the game itself more accessible/playable.
Enhance the Visuals: seek out mods that make the environment and creatures come to life. Textures, meshes and lighting mods go a long way to updating how a game looks. Try to keep the atmosphere as close to the original as possible but be willing to bend where it makes sense. You can’t always use every texture or mesh from a mod. If you really want to build an experience you have to dig through files and see what works for you and what doesn’t. Some models have issues. They may need to be fixed or just make new ones myself and share them.
Make the Game Fun: if there are well made quest and companion mods try to make them fit. You can’t just toss everything in and expect it to work. You have to conflict resolve. You have to patch. Sometimes you have to get rid of mods that you really want to use because they don’t mesh well with the others. This goes for all mods. Try to keep things as lore-friendly as possible but be ok with adding stuff just for the sake of enjoyment. You never know what you may come across.
Immersion: seek out mods that pull me deeper into the game. Use mods that connect me to the world. Examples: weather and seasons is something that I experience in real life that when done right in a game are pretty gripping. Enhance dialogue by making it more realistic and or in-depth. Keep it from being repetitive when possible. NPC variation and expansion in terms of backstory. More NPCs where it makes sense. More life in-general. Expand dungeons and make them unique. All of this and more without making the game feel like it’s no longer the same game.
Personalize: It’s ok to like something just to like something. There are impressive artists around the various modding communities. Have fun. Enjoy your time. There’s no need to rush… and you shouldn’t. = )
The Modding My Way site is created, run by and maintained by an individual with more mental health issues than a newsstand. This site is not a business. It is a personal log of ramblings and links created or provided by an ill nincompoop for your entertainment. Do not use, read or participate in anything on the Modding My Way site. Do not click any of the links. Information and links may be incorrect. Instructions will never be complete. It’s amazing that the site owner knows how to use a keyboard. A grilled-cheese sandwich is more competent.
The site and owner are not responsible for anything including themselves. You are guaranteed absolutely nothing. Don’t be surprised if the website is one day turned into a psychological case study. It may at any time be destroyed like the unwanted step child it is. Don’t be offended. We, all three of me, love step children. However, children are not welcome and your presence implies that you are at-least 18 years of age. Even if you are of age you should have closed the Modding My Way site and wiped it from your browser history and memory banks long before reading this far down the page.
A Message from Modding My Way’s Creator:
“Go away. I love you. Please stay. I want a cheeseburger, with bacon, but I can only afford a free sample of gluten free, imitation, crab dip. Sorry, I have to go. I’m writing this in the lobby of my psycho-therapist and I hear her coming. She knows my thoughts. Maybe she’s a psychic therapist? No. Never mind. It was just a multicolored Cerberus. Wait. I was wrong. She IS the Cerberus. I have to go before she turns me into a hairy-bottomed wiggle-lump. Hugs and kisses.
P.S. My no-no hurts. “no-no” is code word for T-shirt. My lawyer told me I had to clarify. My lawyer is my mom. She is not a lawyer. “Mom” is code word for girlfriend. She hates that.”
Any questions? Too, bad. They can’t and wont be answered. Kung-fu.