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Sep
16
comment At what portion of the game will Brute Splicers stop appearing?
Forget Brute Splicers - the Spider Splicers disappearing is a much bigger problem. Researching them is the only way to get the very useful final "fast-movement" tonic, but they stop appearing about half way through the game and don't come back near the end. I was stuck walking slowly the whole game.
Sep
16
comment Bioshock 2 farming cash strategies
What difficulty are you playing on? I have a full wallet all the time...
Sep
16
comment Can I walk faster?
In Bioshock 2, the first speed boost tonic is acquired easily early on, but for the second you need to do a lot of camera research on spider splicers (the ones that climb on the roof a lot and carry hooks) and they only appear in one or two places in the game, so make sure you get it. I missed out.
Sep
1
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
26
comment Using the Mayflash GameCube to USB adapter. All buttons work except the C-Stick?
If you have the [Mayflash PC051]( onehttp://www.mayflash.com/Products/PCUSB/PC051.html), does it support windows 8? does it support rumble? Do wavebirds work?
Aug
26
answered Using the Mayflash GameCube to USB adapter. All buttons work except the C-Stick?
Jul
26
comment I've finished Bioshock - now what?
I should add, if you want do to hear all the audio logs, but don't have the time to find them in the game, you can find them all online with a little googling.
Jul
19
comment How can I change the location Steam saves games on?
You can't; there's no one place steam saves all your save games too, because most games create save files themselves. Steam doesn't even know where each game puts them. Foolishly, many game developers like to invent new and unexpected places to store you saved games, making it difficult to backup and move them. The exceptions are the new games that support Steam Cloud (once again, it's up to the game what goes into the Steam Cloud, but save files are usually included).
Jul
8
awarded  Yearling
Jul
3
comment How do I destroy tanks in Crysis?
This is a famous gameplay fail in Crysis. It's not clear at all how to destroy the tanks. I shot a couple of missiles then ran out, but didn't bother trying more missiles because they had no visible effect (unlike frag grenades, which at least made the tanks on the back smoke)
Apr
16
awarded  Famous Question
Mar
21
asked Some menu screens have sides “cut off” on 4:3 screen resolutions in Mass Effect 1 (unreal engine 3)
Feb
5
revised What important differences are there between the various online game distributors?
added 49 characters in body
Feb
5
comment Is it bad to stretch your resolution?
I almost want to tell him "Yes! It will fry your PC!" Just so he doesn't play it blurred and stretched...
Jan
29
comment Compatibility of controllers for PC games
@user28015: Added clarification, now that a couple of other controllers support XInput too.
Jan
29
revised Compatibility of controllers for PC games
Updated to clarify XInput's role now that more controllers support it.
Dec
31
revised Compatibility of controllers for PC games
spelling, d-pad
Aug
23
comment How to play Amiga games on PC
Plenty of USB game controllers are available online cheaper and better than most of the original Amiga ones. If you really want to use an original one, you can get even get USB adaptors.
Aug
23
comment How can I use an Xbox 360 controller to play Steam games?
I should add for anyone wanting to use a controller in games that don't support it, try keyboard emulation programs.
Aug
20
awarded  Notable Question