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Faster File Access with Start11

When building Start11, one of our core principles was that it is not good enough to simply replicate what shipped with Windows 11 but improve upon it.

What ho, a quest? It's a Stardock D&D Night!

I have long known that I work with plenty of people who love games - that's not news to me, and if you've been reading these blogs at all, it isn't to you either! What did surprise me, however, was just how many of my colleagues actually love Dungeons & Dragons and other table-top RPGs.

Stardock's Halloween Spook-tacular!

We absolutely love Halloween here at Stardock! Frankly, there are a whole bunch of us who will jump at any excuse to dress up in a costume and have fun - Halloween just happens to be the time when everyone else is doing it, too. ;)...

Stardock's Cider Mill Trip!

Autumn in Michigan means sweaters, football, and most importantly: cider mills. Check out my recipe for mulled cider at the end of the blog!...

Stardock's Chili Cook-off!

Last week was our annual chili cook-off, and we brought our best offerings to share with our coworkers and appeal to their better judgments. Some people even teamed up and took to google to find the ultimate recipe for the competition! We had a lot of delicious chilis to taste that day.

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...