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Apr
18
comment I can increase my skills beyond 100% in Original Fallout?
I believe the maximum for the skills in FO and FO2 is 300%, but it has been a while since I've played them. However, after a certain level the percentage increase per point will decrease, making it more expensive to keep increasing.
Apr
5
comment How can I get all of the graphics to load?
Have you tried verifying the files in Steam?
Apr
4
comment How does attack speed affect damage for various skills?
I had thought that the DPS number on the weapon was the "weapon damage" referenced in skills. A high speed weapon with low damage per hit could have the same DPS as a slow weapon with more damage, making the skills output the same damage.
Mar
28
comment Can I get back my saved data?
@jasonvalderrama If you do plan to do data recovery you should use your Xbox as little as possible, and certainly save as little as possible to the hard drive, until you are able to try to get the save file back. The more you use it in the mean time the greater the chance that the Xbox may decide to write new data over the file.
Mar
27
comment Can I skip Mass Effect 1 and go to Mass Effect 2
To help your decision, you can buy the Genesis DLC for Mass Effect 2 on PC, which summarizes Mass Effect 1 and allows you to make the choice for the major decisions in ME1.
Mar
24
answered Importing games back into steam
Mar
24
comment Importing games back into steam
Actually looks like the answers here apply to yours as well, although the questions aren't exactly the same. gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/96370/…
Mar
24
comment Importing games back into steam
This reddit thread says that should work. Worth a try anyway, if you have the free space to temporarily duplicate the data.
Mar
24
comment Importing games back into steam
I believe you should be able to create a library one another drive in the new Steam install and point it at the one on the old drive, and it should recognize (and verify) the installs. i've yet to try this myself, however.
Mar
24
comment Which code/variable to look for to reset hearthfire Northwing extentions
You could always save and try each one, reloading until you find the one you want. It'd take a while but then you'd have a definitive list.
Mar
21
comment How do I gain land through conquest?
That depends on the what the war was fought over, or who was doing the fighting. For example, if your 3/4 was three holdings in one county (castle, town and church) and someone attacked you for a religious cause (Norse, Islamc etc), then you'd lose all the holdings in that county if you surrender.
Mar
21
comment How do I gain land through conquest?
Generally speaking, if the person you're fighting for is of your dynasty (has a little blood drop on their picture) and/or you have a 'de jure' claim on the title (is part of a duchy, kingdom or empire you control) then you'll gain that territory when you win.
Mar
14
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Mar
9
comment How to maintain reproduction?
How promiscuous of her.
Mar
9
comment Microsoft Flight Simulator X on Windows 8.1
@Vaishali Windows 8(.1) seems to be a hit or miss proposition. Personally, I've not had a single major problem with it and quite enjoy it over Windows 7. I've been using it since it the RTM was on MSDN.
Mar
9
comment Microsoft Flight Simulator X on Windows 8.1
I'm stumped. I tried installing mine, from images, Deluxe (10.0.60905.0), and it installed just fine. As far as I can see, software-wise we are identical: Windows Installer, .Net, IDriver.exe and Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. One difference I did see, which I'm guessing was a truncation on your part, is that my Installshield folder is in my "Program Files (x86)" folder, rather than plain the "Program Files". The only thing I can suggest to try are steps 3 and 5 from the link in my earlier comment, but I'm assuming you already did those and didn't mention it.
Mar
9
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Mar
9
comment Microsoft Flight Simulator X on Windows 8.1
What version of the game do you have? Standard, Deluxe or Gold?
Mar
8
comment Microsoft Flight Simulator X on Windows 8.1
My mistake. I skimmed that part and only read .Net
Mar
8
comment Microsoft Flight Simulator X on Windows 8.1
Did you try method 2 here?