Ah Video games.. I mean, seriously.. has there ever been a better past time? Ok, so there has, but no one who's bothered to click on this particular entry hasn't suffered the mind numbing hours it takes to truly and desperately love one game or another, and then go through the pangs of withdrawal once you have to shut down and wander back into our world, where jumping on turtles or blasting everything in sight with a plasma rifle is frowned upon, and no matter how hard you try, you still can't make fire shoot out of any part of your anatomy.
Sucks. I know.
Now there are ways to further that experience. There's always that one thing in game you just can't live without, and lucky for us there are ways to get these things. Of course, not everything out there is available, and that's where this begins.
If you're a bit handy (talkin to you instructables crowd) you have the option of making that stuff yourself.
"But venerable host, how do we do that??" you may ask forlornly. And I would respond "Fear not, my dear friend, I am here to mumble my way through the process with you so we can figure it out together, and later you can show me how it's done."
Step 1: Step the first: So, what are we doing?
This may sound like a really bizarre thing to bring up, but it's actually a bit important in this context (probably in other things too, but that's existentialistic, let's focus on the video games) but "WHAT IS IT YOU WANT TO MAKE?"
There are several levels that play into this, such as your tastes, your skill level (never believe yourself on that one) the complexity of your chosen item, and how much your willing to spend financially, time-wise, and emotionally on a project. Sadly, not everything is probable in this. My list of things I WANT to make far outweighs the list of stuff I MAY make, so prioritizing is big. If it's something you just thought was kinda cool but looks really complex, guarantee you're gonna hate it before it's done. If it looks pretty easy, go for it, at least you'll have some experience under your belt. Sometimes, though, there's a magic moment when the stars align and you find that one thing you want to spend forever on. If you're like me, you'll find it, start on it, and a year later, even though you're still madly in love with it, will never get it done in time for an instructables contest entry or to even show pics of it. Maybe someday. For now, let's focus on you.