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When should I use the Blood Donation Machine?

The Blood Donation Machine allows you to trade half a heart pre-Womb or a whole heart in or after the Womb for some amount of money. Additionally, there is a chance that the machine will explode and ...
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What is different between the pre-Mom levels and post-Mom levels?

I beat Mom for the first time yesterday and continued into the Womb on a second playthrough. I was doing pretty well (playing Cain, had 6-7 hearts, maxed out tears, high damage, 99 coins and keys, ...
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Are there always enough keys on a level?

On a certain level of this basement, I found 2 locked doors but only 1 key. I think I have cleared out everything I can from this level but I still only found one key. Are there always as many keys ...
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Is there an in-game list of my current items' effects?

I have no idea what a lot of these items do. I have seen a small description appear when I first pick up the item, but it goes away after a few seconds. When I pause the game, I can see the list of ...
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When and how are Binding of Isaac floors generated?

I guess it's based on random number generator, but when does the engine generate new floors? Just before entering the trapdoor, during the animation or during the cutscene? Or maybe are all floors ...
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Is there a limit to how much health I can have?

In The Binding of Isaac, what is the maximum amount of health I can get? Is there even a limit? The health display in the upper-right corner has space for a maximum of 12 hearts. However, during a ...
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Is it possible to improve stats beyond what is shown? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do items in Binding of Isaac affect stats that are at max? Stats include something like 6 or 7 bars. I'd like to know if they can be improved past where it shows as ...
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Can I die if I still have soul hearts?

Can I die if I have soul hearts but lose all my red hearts, either from making a deal with the devil or using the razor or using the blood donation machine?
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What will happen if I take an item costing 3 soul hearts but I don't have enough?

I'm currently the the Devil room and am being offered a Sister Maggie for 3 soul hearts. The predicament is that I only have 1 soul heart. What will happen if I try to take Sister Maggie?
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Defeated Mom with Magdalene but got no achievement on STEAM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Binding of Isaac achievements and Steam in-game not working I defeated Mom for the first time, but I did not get the Killed Mom! achievement on Steam. I played as ...
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How do I Unlock the “???” Character?

I just found out (in the wiki) that there's a character called ??? in Binding of Isaac. However, the page doesn't say how to unlock him. I also haven't had immediate luck on google (try googling "???" ...
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Binding of Isaac achievements and Steam in-game not working

I can't get achievements in this game, also the Steam In-game function doesn't work. May this problem related to the fact that the game is in Flash? Anyone has the same problem?
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Which walls are bombable?

I've recently started playing The Binding of Isaac, and I've noticed that some walls can be bombed to reveal a secret room containing coins, or items. The problem is, I can't tell which ones can be ...
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How do I get A Gift from Krampus?

Binding of Isaac has an achievement for "A Gift From Krampus". The hint says it's in Satan's room, but I don't know where that is.
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What are the tradeoffs in using We Need to Go Deeper?

Once you have the item We Need to Go Deeper in The Binding of Isaac, why wouldn't you simply use it every time it has charged to go to the next level and bypass a large number of rooms? The only ...
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Where does the Binding of Isaac store its saved data?

I know you can't save your game in the Binding of Isaac, I am referring to the local save data: unlocks, collection, stats, etc. I move between three computers regularly (home pc, laptop, and work ...
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Can I farm soul hearts from Larry Jr?

I've noticed that the poo piles left by Larry Jr (or the later stage unnamed twin worm-like things) can be broken for hearts and soul hearts. Is there a limit to how many drops can be made from Larry ...
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What are the controls of The Binding of Isaac?

What are all the keys used in The Binding of Isaac? I'm going to configure my joystick using one of the tools suggested at How to setup the joypad for Binding of Isaac? (Xpadder, JoyToKey, QJoyPad, ...
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What are the choices presented by this evil statue?

I just found a strange "evil" statue in Binding of Isaac. What are the effects of these offers?
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Is it wise to try unrecognized pills that I find?

While playing the game "The Binding of Isaac", one occasionly finds pills. I know that the different effects those pills can posses are mentioned here, and that in each game-run there are only 6 ...
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Why is this challenge room locked? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you open the barred doors in the Binding of Isaac? I ran into this gated challenge room during a recent Binding of Isaac playthrough (with Maggie, as you can ...
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Is it possible to save in Binding of Isaac?

I know this is kind of silly but is it possible to save current progress? So far I've been leaving the game running so when I return I can attempt to finish the level but it would be nice to just ...
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How to unlock Eve's Dead Bird?

The achievement description says: Make 2 deals with the devil in one play through. My only question is, does it count if I make two deals with the same appearance of the devil? When you meet the ...
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Do challenge rooms spawn specific enemy waves?

I've gone through my share of Binding of Isaac playthroughs, and almost always bother with looting challenge rooms, which in turn has me fighting three waves of enemies. Having done this enough ...
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Do items in Binding of Isaac affect stats that are at max?

In the Binding of Isaac, if a stat has all of its bars filled when I look at the pause screen, does an item that raises that stat for a single room cause an effective increase of that stat past the ...
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How can I fix my face?

I FOUND SOME PILLS, AND I ATE THEM! ... That's cool and all, but how do I get out of this state? It's not good with the ladies.
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Binding of Isaac soundtrack [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I access the Binding of Isaac soundtrack? I found the soundtrack but how do I play it it says .ncf or something... If you know how to play it thanks I need to ...
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Can I skip levels to get the “no damage” achievements?

Several items in the Binding of Isaac allow you to skip a level without facing the boss (We Need to Go Deeper and the Teleport! item, though teleporting is a less reliable form of level skipping). ...
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What does the lucky foot do?

The wiki states that the lucky foot raises luck. Unfortunately, it fails to state just what that means. So, what does raising my luck do?
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What do each of the Tarot cards do?

In The Binding of Isaac, some of the items that you can pick up are special numbered Tarot cards with different special effects when you use them. Some of these trigger events that I don't want to ...
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The Binding of Isaac just got harder, but how?

I have just finished my sixth and seventh full runs of The Binding of Isaac. After completing the sixth run, you do not unlock a new item but instead you just get the "Everything's Terrible!" ...
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How can I clear gaps in the Binding of Isaac?

I have coins. I have bombs. I lack keys and health. Obviously means I found a key and a heart pickups; they're so close, and yet so far. Now, I know one of the devil pacts grants you flight. Is ...
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Is there any way for me to turn off just the music in The Binding of Isaac?

I've got nothing against the awesome soundtrack of The Binding of Isaac, but I love to blast other songs while I play video games, so I'm trying to turn the music off. There doesn't seem to be any ...
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What's the effect of pentagram?

I am trying to understand the effect of each power-up, but for some of them is not easy. What about the pentagram, for example? What is its effect, apart those nice devil's horns?
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How to improve Binding of Isaac performance?

I cannot go past level 3/4 because when I enter in rooms full of monsters the game start lagging a lot and controls do not respond at all or with a huge delay. My configuration is not actually bad: ...
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How do I access the Binding of Isaac soundtrack?

I recently bought the Binding of Isaac + soundtrack. ...so how do I actually access the soundtrack? The soundtrack shows up when I view downloadable content via steam, and it shows that I own it in ...
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Whats the difference between rare and normal bosses?

So I recently came across, what i assume is a rare boss spawn: I noticed with this one, that his color changed from white, to orangeish. His speed increased a lot, and made it hard to dodge. And ...
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How to setup the joypad for Binding of Isaac?

It seems that Binding of Isaac supports joypad, but simply connecting XBox 360 joypad does not work. Do you know how to setup it?
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Is the shell game rigged?

When playing the shell game in the Arcade rooms, the shells move pretty fast and I can almost never tell where the prize ends up. I'm not sure if this is attributed to me just having poor focusing ...
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How can I kill Mom?

Mom keeps haunting my dreams, and after countless battles with this horrible woman, I only find myself badly beaten up. Are there any strategies or items that can make this boss fight somewhat ...
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What am I to do when something appears on one of the levels?

After playing some more the Binding of Isaac I've come across strange messages that are triggered by certain events. For instance, when I defeated one of the bosses, I suddenly got a pop-up message ...
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How can I play as Judas?

How do I unlock the playable character Judas? As the unlocking requirements are unknown. What exactly are the unlocking requirements?
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How do black hearts function?

I just started playing the Binding of Isaac and one of the pick-ups I came across was a black/blue-ish heart (much like the red ones that fill up your HP). Initially, I thought it was a sort of "heart ...
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How do you open the barred doors in the Binding of Isaac?

These doors are grey and usually (always?) open into a "weapon" room, i.e. there is a weapon on the minimap for them. I've gotten in two, but it was very non-obvious what I did to open the doors. For ...