looked at the log, it says it can't find the game(s) at the specified path, although the path seemed ok to me. not sure what was the problem. i rescanned for the games and it fixed itself. but after that it was not able to connect to my 8bitdo controller. it was directly telling it cannot pair. like there was no bluetooth or something.
so i just figured the installation bugged itself majorly and reinstalling would be easier and faster. so i reinstalled it and so far it seems fine.
i noticed that if when it's loading something (the 4 squares loading animation and other similar loading screens) get frozen after a bit, and you need to press something (including mouse move) to "refresh" it