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How do I increase my inventory space in Borderlands?

Currently, I can store only 12 items in my inventory. How do I increase my storage space?
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How do I interpret the weapon damage stat in Borderlands?

In Borderlands when looking at the damage of weapons, particularly shotguns, it says stuff like 20x6. Does that mean the true damage is 120? Is there something special that must occur for you to get ...
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Can Borderlands class mods raise a skill past 5 points?

Basically, can I use a class mod to raise a skill past 5, or is it capped at 5? For example, if I am playing with Lilith, and I have my Girl Power ability raised up to 4, through leveling, and then ...
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How do I gain access to the hidden weapons vendor in New Haven?

In New Haven, there is sometimes a second weapons vendor across the street from the usual one. However, it isn't always open. Is there anything I can do to ensure it is available?
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Start another Borderlands playthrough

After I finished Borderlands main story (not DLC) when I exited and restarted the game, it asked me if I want to continue Playthrough 1 or start Playthrough 2. But what will happen to my character if ...
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What is the maximum level a character can reach in Borderlands?

What is the maximum level that a character can reach in Borderlands for PC without any of the DLC installed, and with all of the DLC installed?
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Reach level 69 in Borderlands

I have all the expansion packs, and I have finished all the quests (except kill crawmerax) on both playthroughs of the game, and I am only level 58. I tried going through the last section of the main ...
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Is there a quick and dirty way to determine which of two Borderlands weapons of a given type is “all-around-better”?

Essentially, I'm looking for a cheap, lazy proxy to determine which of my weapons in a given category (shotguns, say) is the overall best. Yes, I know I can (and probably should) compare each ...
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Weapons: Are there upgrades or only side-grades?

I seem to always find weapons with great stats except for one that completely nerfs the weapon. A sniper with a great critical rate, but 3 rounds and terrible reload speed or a shotgun that does great ...
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In Borderlands, what is the fastest way to get 5 seconds of hangtime in a vehicle?

I'm starting fresh and seeing if I can complete bigger challenges earlier on to net large amounts of experience for a low-level character. Out of these challanges, the hang-time in vehicle challanges ...
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Automatically wielding picked up weapons in Borderlands

I've only really started playing Borderlands (i'm at level 17) and sometimes when I pick up a new weapon it is automatically wielded by my character even if it's much worse than the one I was ...
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How do I remove introduction movies in games based on the Unreal Engine 3?

Games like Borderlands, Batman Arkham Asylum or in general games based on the Unreal Engine 3 have introduction movies with the publisher logo, the graphical card provider, etc, that you can or not ...
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What do the symbols (icons) in the Borderlands multiplayer game info mean?

When looking for an online game to join on Borderlands (I have the PS3 version), sometimes there are little icons or symbols in the information for a particular game, under the words "Plot Mission :" ...
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How do you defeat big spiderants?

How do you deal with big spiderants? They take basically no damage unless you hit them in the abdomen. And the big ones are hard to disorient. I'm playing hunter, so sniper rifles and revolvers are ...
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Is trading between players available in Borderlands?

I just finished a single player session and I found a nice item, for the Soldier class, but I am playing Siren. I never played co-op till now and I would like to know if it is possible trade items ...
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Why are some shapes on the skill tree hexagonal instead of square?

Why are three/four of the shapes on Brick's skill tree hexagonal while the rest are square? Aesthetics?
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What is the difference between borderlands and borderlands GOTY edition?

I want to buy a Borderlands game but what is the difference between the normal and GOTY editions? I see the normal price for just the game is $20 and the GOTY edition is $30.
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Borderlands Lilith's talents Radiance and Phoenix explanation?

So I'm looking through Lilith's Talent Tree Elemental and I see two skills that interested me the most. One is Radiance and the other is Phoenix. Both skills have a maximum of +12 (at level 60-69) to ...
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Black outlines in Borderlands

Every model in borderlands has some sort of black contour lines around. Is there a way to turn them off? Couldn't find one in Options.
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Borderlands plumber style achievement

What is the 'kill an enemy plumber-style' achievement in borderlands? What exactly do I need to do?
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What was the point in reaching the Vault in Borderlands?

I finished the main campaign in Borderlands (DLCs pending yet, but I don't think my answer is there), I reached the Vault, was expecting riches that'd blow my mind, and all I got was one big monster. ...
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What does the Team Recharge Delay on soldier class mods do?

I have found this soldier Leader Class Mod: What does the -20% Team Recharge Delay stand for? Is it a good thing or a drawback of the mod? I guess it should be something like the Deploy Skill (that ...
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Can I get back unique guns I've sold in Borderlands?

There are many unique guns in Borderlands, and when they don't look particularly useful I sell them. If I want to get them back, is there any way? Will the merchant I sold them to have them in his ...
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Weapon % damage bonus

In Borderlands, I often see gun descriptions with things like +40% damage. Is this percentage pre-applied when I look at the damage stat? Or do I need to mentally add 40% to listed weapon damage ...
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How do I backup my Borderlands Character?

I need to reinstall my operating system. How do I back up my progress and character in Borderlands?
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What levels are the DLCs?

I've restarted playing and can't find my saves anywhere. I have never played any of the DLCs. Are the DLCs scaling? is there a max level to enjoy? I'm playing through from level 1, at 12 now. Where ...
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How much cash do you lose when you die in Borderlands?

When you die in Borderlands, you keep all your items, but lose some cash when you respawn at a New-U station. I can't find a clear answers of what percentage of your cash is lost or if it scales with ...
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Do skill points from a class mod apply if you haven't activated that skill yet?

I am currently playing as a hunter with a primary focus on gunslinger and I do not have any points in rogue yet. However, I picked up a scavenger class mod that adds: +3 Team scavenge extra items ...
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Borderlands: what is this gun that wipes everything out!

Played online for the first time over the weekend and I saw a guy using some sort of gun that wiped absolutely everything out. Everything! He killed the Rakk Hive after about 5 shots. What on earth ...
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Is the yellow claptrap in arid badlands an easter egg or something else?

I recently began playthrough 2 so I'm located in arid badlands. I killed Bone Head and while wandering back I saw this yellow claptrap. So is this one just an easter egg or something else?
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How can I play borderlands without the CD

I have borderlands via steam, and require no CD. My friend bought the game from the store, and therefore needs the CD to run the game. He's currently sitting in my living room, as we planned to LAN ...
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About vehicles kills in Borderlands and experience/items gain

I am playing Borderlands and I found that using a vehicle you can easily kill most enemies appear in open field. Machine guns and missile launcher damage is ok but not too different from using your ...
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Buying weapons or just earn them?

I seem to be earning some serious weapons (or enough to help me kill everything so far) so I'm never really tempted/interesed in buying any from the man - usually really expensive, or nothing that ...
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How to increase FOV in Borderlands?

How can I increase FOV (Field Of View) on Borderlands for PC?
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How does “proficiency” work in Borderlands?

While playing Borderlands sometimes I receive the message: Your proficiency with weapon has increased to level X. I have some questions about proficiency: How many kills do you need to ...
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Can I save the claptrap in the cage?

Apparently I must save this little fella before I can get the Old Haven SDU. But how? There doesn't seem to be anything interactive around it, there doesn't seem to be any way to get up there, there ...
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Borderlands Mac OS X version play online with Windows version?

I'm unable to find this information specified somewhere. Basically, the Borderlands version purchaseable through the Mac App Store, can it play with Borderlands installations running on Windows, ie. ...
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Do actions in “Mad Moxxi's Underdome Riot” affect challenges?

I've been playing through Borderlands again, trying to complete all the missions. Occasionally, I've unlocked challenges in the game like "Not Really a People Person" (Kill 250 Humans). Some of these ...
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What do you do about running out of ammo in Borderlands?

While playing Borderlands I have noticed that whenever there is a boss mission you generally have to go through an entire Sahara desert to reach him in his hideout. Along the way you have to kill ...
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How do I beat the final boss in Borderlands?

How do I beat the end-boss in Borderlands?
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How much time is there before my loot disappears ?

Sometimes, fights get too intense that I cannot pick up my loot right away... How long does it last before it disappears? Does it stay there indefinitely until you load into a different area?
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Borderlands: share/swap guns with players in co-op?

Is it possible to share or swap guns with other players in borderlands? If one player drops a gun, can another player pick it up?
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How can I melt your face?

In Borderlands there is an in-game trophy system. The very first trophy is titled 12 Days of Pandora and involves killing lots of things in many different specific ways. One of these ways is ...
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What Overcharge Capacity means in Borderlands

Certain Shields in Borderlands have "Overcharge Capacity" as their special power. What exactly does it mean?
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What is the ideal play through path for the GOTY Edition of Borderlands?

I am back on a Borderlands kick and am at a loss for an "optimized" play though sequence of play though 1 & 2 of the core game and the 3 expansions (Zombie Island, General Knoxx and Claptrap's). ...
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Skill cap for Borderlands

I bought the GOTY edition of Borderlands I am a bit confused. I could figure out, that with the included DLC the level cap is now at 69. But what is the skill cap? I have this little tool: ...
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Do Leader Mods work with weapon exp?

Does the +% Exp given by equipping Leader style mods effect the exp you get for leveling your skills with weapon types?
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Is the killing blow the only thing that determines how much experience I gain from killing an enemy?

I know that killing an enemy on foot will give you more experience than killing an enemy by running them over or shooting them from a vehicle (related question here), but is the amount of experience ...
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What does the x1 elemental damage mean?

A good portion of the epic weapons in borderlands have added elemental damage. If they have this perk, it will either be a x1, x2, x3, or x4 of the element. But what does that mean? Is it x4 ...
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How long is “a few seconds” for Kill Skills?

The Kill Skills in Borderlands 2, like BL1, all say they last "a few seconds" and don't give explicit lengths. Since they're not listed in the stats for the skill (as length for Kill Skills doesn't ...