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Dec
5
answered Is it possible to force Steam to convert all games to 'the new format' in one go?
Dec
5
comment Graphics colour problem
this may be baked-in lighting which would be untouched by settings (more or less). Additionally I know that Dead Island suffered from this to a certain extent when the gamma and or brightness was too high.
Nov
20
comment Where does the term “Roguelike game” come from?
I'll get flamed for this, but Diablo (1) was a very stripped down roguelike game. Roguelike get a large part of their flexibility because they lack art assets. When I loaded it up the first time, I noted the basic similarities is shared with the rogue-like games I had played on the amiga, atari, pc, cp/m etc.etc
Nov
20
comment Can I transfer my PC characters to my Mac?
I am doubtful, but I don't know either way. On the one hand: this is an Unreal engine game, so save games may be handled in a portable way. On the other hand, the mac version was ported by a different developer and there may be implementation changes which invalidate saves between versions. Things like "serialization" of program objects during the save process (if they happen at all for borderlands) could/would break compatibility AFAIK if those object definitions are altered during the porting to mac os.
Nov
20
answered Can I transfer my PC characters to my Mac?
Nov
8
comment Can I get Dishonored to stop asking for admin access whenever I run it?
can you clarify: is the account you run the game under in the administrators group? Normal UAC should not prompt for a password unless you are not an admin or you are accessing networked resources (or similar).
Oct
16
comment How can a deaf player detect where monsters and caves are?
it is great, low cost, highly adaptable, but then the non-deaf people in the room have to listen to ear-shatteringly loud audio (?). Note also that those patterns were created with a very specific controlled sine wave pattern IIRC.
Oct
16
comment How does Line Of Sight work?
Disregarding retcons like described below, I have had instances where none of my squad had the little red alien icon indicating a visible enemy from their vantage point, and yet that alien managed a good shot. In one particularly memorable moment, I knew it was there because I was maneuvering, it was the last alien on the map, and in I had free actions to take with all squad members so I would have taken a shot with each of them if possible (so opted for overwatch instead). I verbalized something unrepeatable to the empty room.
Oct
16
comment How Can I Force Close Windows
note that in many cases (as Orc JMR obliquely stated), the right mouse button closes or backs out of menus. Does this also fail to close windows?
Oct
12
comment Can the assault unit use the Arc Thrower after run and gun?
Be aware that the stun gun is not a guaranteed hit: I have had two soldiers die so far because the stunner failed.
Oct
11
comment Are the hit percentages predetermined?
I agree. While the setting may not be exposed to users, it certainly points to it being a Firaxis default design philosophy (and probably a very useful debugging tool)
Oct
11
comment Are the hit percentages predetermined?
In support of this: I could not quickly find reference to an option for xcom, but Civ5 (another firaxis game) has an advanced option called "New Random Seed" which "Allows for different outcomes to random events (such as combat) when reloading a game.
Oct
11
revised Are the hit percentages predetermined?
grammar etc
Oct
11
suggested suggested edit on Are the hit percentages predetermined?
Oct
5
revised How can I farm Jimbo Hodunk?
Added landmark to help identify the location
Oct
5
suggested suggested edit on How can I farm Jimbo Hodunk?
Oct
5
comment Do bosses or boss encounters respawn?
re: # of waves, having replayed {spoiler} many times (win collect exit continue), I am certain that {spoiler} {spoilers} 3 waves always.
Oct
4
comment Switches after finishing Splinter Group
Strangely enough, I didn't realize it was a puzzle (never noticed the lights) and Flinter jumped out while I was fiddling with a switch.
Oct
3
comment How can I beat Terramorphous the Invincible?
Out of curiosity: what are your approximate shield and health values?
Oct
3
comment Best place to farm money in Borderlands 2
I did this after play-through #2. Just quit and save before leaving the vault and when you continue it is just before the warrior battle. Very fast, and he drops tons of valuable stuff. I think I got about 2 million in 45 mins, but really, there is no need for money in the game, so its all about looking for good upgrades. The best part about this is that the warrior dies faster every time you find an upgraded weapon, and second wind kills are trivial because the Rakks have very low health.