I feel like 9/10 of my posts on this site are for difficulties modding the game, and I'm sure it annoys anyone who's caught onto it, but it just REALLY perplexes me.
I don't think my game even ATTEMPTS to go into the 'my games' directory. I had factions under 'Factions', factions under 'Mods', and I've been trying to make my own version of the Ghosts faction based on this guide: https://forums.galciv3.com/461766/page/1/#3525645
But I never, ever find what I make in-game.
I replicated the example mod folder perfectly, the new factiondefs is under 'Game' and checked for mistakes with Notepad++, and I didn't allocate any special files that aren't already in the game. I've even checked the DataCompiler to make sure my game hadn't been checking for mods somewhere nonsensical. Nope, still 'My Games'.
It seems easy to everyone else, but I just can't do modding... For a 'mod friendly' game I seem to do a lot of colouring Krynn purple and using my imagination.
Sorry for using up time and space, and thank you for yours