The Games section will list your managed and supported games. It can be opened at any time from the "Games" option in the main navigation or by pressing Ctrl + Shift + G.
The Games section in Vortex consists of several easy to use components, a brief summary of the labelled features has been included below.
Clicking the menu icon on the game tile will open the management menu. The options shown here will vary slightly depending on if the game is managed or unmanaged.
|Show/Hide||Games can be hidden from this view and will only show up when pressing "Show hidden games" on the toolbar.|
|Open...||Provides handy links to open the game root folder or the mods folder.|
|Open Nexus Page||If the game has a section at Nexus Mods, you can open it in your browser.|
|Manually set location||You can tell Vortex which folder this game is installed to directly and/or override the automatically detected location.|
|Stop Managing||This will delete your mods and profiles for the game in question and move it back into "Unmanaged".|
The quickest way to find a game is to use the search box. If you're having trouble finding it, be sure to try variations of the game title (e.g. GTA 5, GTAV, Grand Theft Auto V). Once you have located your game, click on the artwork to start managing it.
When clicked, Vortex will run a quick scan of your system and attempt to find the game automatically. This will check the game you're managing against a list of installed titles from Steam, Epic Games, GOG, Origin or other supported game stores.
If Vortex can't find the game automatically, you will be prompted to specify the folder the game is installed to. Please make sure you select the base installation folder for the game, not the folder where the game executable is located. If you select the wrong folder, Vortex will inform you of the expected files that could not be found.
This feature is only available in Vortex 1.4.0 and above.
If you no longer wish to manage a game with Vortex, you can click the icon in the top right of the game artwork and select "Stop Managing". This will delete your mods and profiles for the game in question and move it back into "Unmanaged".
You may have a version of the game we've not encountered before, please use the "Send Feedback" option inside Vortex to let us know about it. Please ensure you tell us where you purchased the game from and what localisation you are using.
Vortex supports 150+ games, but this may not include the game you are modding. If you're interested in creating an extension for Vortex, please see Creating a game extension.