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Top 3 Software I use to keep my PC organized

If you know me, then you know that the idea of me writing about any form of organization is a ploy of comedy in and of itself. Still, as all over the place as I am with just about every aspect of my life, that doesn't stop me from trying to be more organized.

Windows 11 updates: better than Windows 10? It appears so!

Windows 11 launched just a couple of days ago and Microsoft had been telling us quite a lot about their new OS leading up the launch, including providing details on how Windows 11 intends to deliver seamless updates that will be 40% smaller than those of Windows 10.

GalCiv IV Dev Journal #9 - Onboarding

The process of getting a new player into your game and having that been an enjoyable experience can make the difference between success and failure for your game.  If you make a game for a publisher, you can assume there will be a milestone that involves the onboarding.  Let’s take a look at how Gal...

Remastered Games: Worth it or Not?

Within the last 10 years or so, game companies have started remastering their greatest hit games in an effort to keep up with the constantly evolving market.

Using Tabs in File Explorer in Windows 11 with Groupy

While I'm downloading new installers and organizing my files, I usually have a couple of file explorer windows open to move and copy items around. This can get to be quite an unorganized mess with a big monitor, so this is where Groupy comes in.

Have Fun with CursorFX!

CursorFX has always been one of my favorite customization apps and was an effortless way to get started customizing your Windows desktop. The default Windows cursor is boring, and CursorFX allows you to easily change it to one of thousands available on WinCustomize.

Web Browers: What do we Want from Them?

Prior to Chrome, I had always used Firefox. I didn’t ever have any issues with it, so my switch to Chrome must have been because a friend recommended it to me or because I needed it for something specific - I honestly don’t remember anymore.

Using Fences Target-Based Rules for Steam Games

One of the most requested features in Fences is target-based rules, and that feature was added in the latest Fences update! There's a variety of uses for target-based rules, but the one we'll talk about today is using these rules to make Steam desktop shortcuts for games or software go directly to a...

Let's Check Out the New Ideology System for GalCiv IV

When looking at ideology and developing a new system, we really wanted to capture a wider range of possibilities than we have in previous games. Now, ideology is measured on 7 different spectrums that are influenced by the choices you make throughout the course of a game.

GalCiv IV Dev Journal #7 - The Changing Face of Space Robots

Somewhere around here I have the original image of the Yor from 1992.  They don’t resemble the modern Yor very much.  When I wrote the Yor origin story back in 1987 (when I was in high school) the Yor followed the common trope of AI servants who rose up against their masters.  Their masters, in this...

Protecting your PC

The cyber security industry tries to keep up with new methods, but there are things we can do for ourselves in order to help protect our personal information.

GalCiv IV Dev Journal #6 - Those First 20 Turns

One of the challenges we have in setting up maps is the question of how quickly should players be meeting other civilizations in the game?  How quickly should things show up? How much should the game direct you? I decided to take a hard look at GalCiv II and GalCiv III to see how different those fir...

Using DeskScapes with Dynamic Changing Wallpapers

DeskScapes 11 is fantastic at bringing animated wallpapers to your Windows desktop, but it's also great at using and managing static wallpapers as well. Sometimes I don't want a fully animated desktop and would just prefer a more minimal setup. This is why lately I've been using static .dreams that...

ANNOUNCING: DeskScapes is Now Available in Steam Early Access!

Stardock released their popular desktop management application, DeskScapes, into Early Access on Steam today. DeskScapes brings a host of desktop background features to Windows, including animated wallpapers, advanced background customization, and more.

Base Building in RTS Games

I grew up playing strategy games long before I knew what the genre itself was. My grandfather had acquired a copy of Warcraft for his PC and I spent many afternoons in his study to refrains of “Zug zug,” and “Dabu.”...

Hosting an Online Game Night

If you’ve never hosted or joined an online game night before, then this post will get you started - if it’s old hat for you, then maybe you’ll find a few new tips!...