Hi I'm Swiitch, and I've been away from the PC world for more than a decade. What knowledge I had I've basically forgotten. I went the console route for many years but have decided that PC is better simply for; mods. I do not intend to exploit them such as online, most of the games I play, I choose to play solo.
When I did game on PC as a teen, the extend of my modding "skills" was limited to bonus stuff for The Sims which was pretty straight forward, and turns out, still is, because of the 5 games I have for PC, The Sims 4 is the only one I seem to be able to get mods working on. Games like GTA V, I'm kinda clueless, I've gotten as far as downloading OpenIV for the vehicle spawner. When I couldn't get this to work, I switched to The Sims 4 which I was able to get basic items and build mode objects going. I then tried the game Stranded Deep and tried a basic mod that gives the player access to a map by pressing F11. So. I restart the game after Vortex installs it, shows as Enabled and yet when I'm in game, pressing F11 does nothing. And getting the same with a simple game like Stardew Valley.
C:/Program Files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/ - then into the individual game folder, each is showing the Mods folder created by Vortex. I'm checking to make sure that I manually download the latest version of the mod. Some games, like Stardew Valley, need additional programs like SMAPI to work and as far as I can tell, I do. I'm not totally PC-illiterate, but apparently this needs to be explained to me like I was 4 years old >_<
Any help is welcomed and appreciated!! Also, I do work full-time, my gaming time is limited to evenings and weekends but I will try to be active as possible here.