Optimizing Project Explore is a VERY LONG process that feels like everything is just... well...
I found a DLL that allows access to any part of the storage device, not just the App Data
Then I figured it was a good idea and spent the next 4 hours replacing all my functions with the new ones...
Of course that didn't work out so well. What do you know! It didn't work and actually broke everything.
Now I sit here pondering as to why Game Maker: Studio won't let me write to any location outside of the App Data folder.
I DID HOWEVER get the Steam directory working so that mods can be kept there! Much better for the end user.
Here's to hoping this doesn't back fire on me later on. Guess we'll find out huh?