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Jan
23
comment Battlefield 3 crashes only when flying
you should also stop overclocking your CPU, or at least make 100% sure the bus speed isn't changed, see superuser.com/questions/343115/…
Jan
23
comment Battlefield 3 time per class
note that time spent in vehicles is not included in these class stats for some bizarre crazy reason. Time spent in a vehicle is "classless"
Jan
15
comment IFV and AA vehicle locations on console maps
Generally, any map that has airplanes and helicopters is going to have an AA vehicle.
Jan
11
comment How fragile is my Mustang “Pro Guitar” controller?
@chuck I honestly haven't played it a lot, plus, I got the (now discontinued) Fender Squier guitar as well, so that vies for the same time..
Jan
9
comment What features does Rock Band 3 for Wii lack?
@mana possibly but Rock Band 3 for the Wii is especially gimped in ways that it isn't at all on Xbox and PS3. Spiritually it's closer to, say, a handheld version of the game. I wish I was kidding...
Jan
9
comment What features does Rock Band 3 for Wii lack?
yeah the Wii is pretty painfully bad as a Rock Band platform.
Jan
5
comment The Mechanics behind SOFLAM
well, I guess I was thinking that the MAV is basically a T-UGS when you aren't manning it..
Jan
4
comment Avoiding spawn kills in team deathmatch?
this was profoundly broken in early versions of bf3 though, prior to them fixing it up in later patches. See pixelshine.net/howto/2011/11/12/…
Jan
4
comment Battlefield 3 Recon Semi-Automatic Primary Weapons
"My leap of faith is to assume that differences when firing from the hip will translate into differences when you actually aim" almost certainly not true based on what I've read -- firing from the hip has its own set of rules vs scoped in, which you can see in add-ons like the laser pointer which only affects hip fire. But this is otherwise an excellent and well researched answer
Dec
29
comment Can Skyrim's console savegames be migrated to PC?
@mark edit reflects reality of what's already happening with the question; there are both Xbox 360 and PS3 answers on the question as of Dec 5 (20+ days ago). And the definitive answer for PS3 (as of today anyway) is present on the question.
Dec
28
comment Can Skyrim's console savegames be migrated to PC?
yep, I did a bunch of searches and I can confirm: at the time of writing, looks like on PS3 this is impossible, but is possible on Xbox 360.
Dec
28
comment Can Skyrim's console savegames be migrated to PC?
are you sure this works with PS3? The only reference I can find says "PS3 save files are encrypted". It doesn't look good..
Dec
28
comment Can Skyrim's console savegames be migrated to PC?
@mark done and done. I don't think there's any value in two different ps3 and xbox 360 versions of this question since the primary focus is "getting Skyrim saves from console to PC"
Dec
28
comment Can Skyrim's console savegames be migrated to PC?
@mark I am broadening a bit; I think this should cover both Xbox and PS3 to be the best possible question and answer. The PS3 part is still unresolved, but hopefully that can be fixed.
Dec
28
comment Do mortar strikes cause friendly fire?
yep, very good to point out the "blowing up explosives near teammates can cause them to get killed" part of this -- it's the only edge condition in friendly fire OFF
Dec
28
comment Using SOFLAM and Javelin by yourself
yeah I have noticed the mobile recon bot tends to destroy itself a short time after I die and respawn as recon, too.
Dec
28
comment Using SOFLAM and Javelin by yourself
note that there were some changes to spawning as recon. Your squad cannot spawn on you (as recon) once you drop the mobile spawn point, they can only spawn on the mobile spawn point.
Dec
24
comment Modern Warfare 3 crashes my computer in the middle of game
@carlo playing the game with no sound is also a quick way to diagnose (just disable all sound devices in device manager, etc)
Dec
23
comment Modern Warfare 3 crashes my computer in the middle of game
no need to uninstall, just disable any unwanted sound drivers in the sound control devices panel. That's what I do...
Dec
23
comment Modern Warfare 3 crashes my computer in the middle of game
@carlo updating your mobo BIOS is always a good idea. You've tried about everything else so I think this is worth doing.