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Jun
16
comment Explain the phrase “Oh, He is smart like my shoe” - Chivalry
An obvious answer is still an answer (and as far as I can tell, the right one; the phrase is so nonsensical as to perhaps be an inside joke from the developers, but that's going to be hard to confirm).
Mar
2
comment Can you turn off the light bar detection feedback?
Have you tried disabling the light UI in the game's options menu? It's in the same section where you toggle the display of navigation prompts and markers and the like. Although I suspect this would turn off the globe both in the on-screen UI and the controller, which maybe is not what you want...
Jan
21
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I like your style.
Dec
18
comment How can I toggle/cycle through settings?
Provide some brief background on what exactly you are "cycling" in or what exactly you mean by "cycling" in this context. Even though the question is specific in its focus you should be able to write it in such a way as include enough basic background information to give somebody who doesn't know the details of the Source engine to understand what are asking. As written, this question is only vaguely clarified by your answer, which is bad.
Dec
9
comment What does D3D11 do?
Correct. Presumably the game is only enabling that checkbox if you meet the requirements (detailed above), so you should give it a try and see if it improves performance or visual quality.
Dec
9
comment How to make abilities that don't scale their cost off skills and active effects?
It's on-topic for GDSE but there is very little Skyrim mod activity there - a specialized Skyrim modding forum may be a better place to go.
Nov
4
comment Should I explore every dungeon and structure as I encounter them in my travels or will a quest eventually lead me to all locations?
I feel your pain. I handle the problem by avoiding discovering locations that I am not going to explore immediately (they are darker/inverted on your compass when undiscovered by nearby, so I avoid getting closer). This way, I know that every location on my map has been explored. This doesn't let me track the locations I've skipped by, however.
Aug
20
comment How do I access the Shadow of Colossus developer menu?
Reading the CRF pages in more depth, it sounds like I might have gotten my memory of the relative ages of the two demos mixed up, but I'm not sure.
Dec
18
comment Is it possible for a Jumping Puzzle / Dive to be Bugged in a subset of Servers?
No need to apologize :)
Dec
17
comment Is it possible for a Jumping Puzzle / Dive to be Bugged in a subset of Servers?
I'm one of the lead programmers ;)
Dec
8
comment Two guns not displayed, even though twin holster crafted
It seems to be very buggy, yeah :\
Nov
8
comment How do you pass level 3 in VIM Adventures?
+1 for helping me discover this :D
Oct
24
comment Do White Bolts NOT Count as Being Detected?
The first-level white bolts don't count for sure (I got the achievement recently and allowed a handful of characters to get them). The second-level white bolts might, as they seem to be accompanied by a sound. I always reloaded when I got them so I can't confirm beyond that.
Oct
20
comment Is the Door To Nowhere important, or is it an easter egg?
Pretty sure it's just an easter egg, but I could see it used as the access point for some future DLC (fingers crossed) as well.
Oct
15
comment Is any elevated surface a valid place to store unconscious victims in order not to get eaten by rats?
There are ini settings to control corpse vanish behavior to some extent.
Oct
15
comment Can I bind a key to enable a certain power?
This post says you can, but doesn't say how -- maybe pressing the number key while the desired power is selected, before closing the radial menu (that's similar to how it works on the 360).
Oct
15
comment What's the effect of blowing candles?
There is load screen help text that says that shadows do conceal you, but only at a distance. Anecdotal evidence during my various playthroughs appears to confirm this.
Oct
11
comment How does the gold/gem exchange rate get determined?
You're correct that the system doesn't operate on an "offer" system (which would be closer to how the trading post works, for example). But we don't directly manipulate the stocks or the rates (my source for this being that I work at ArenaNet).
Oct
11
comment How does the gold/gem exchange rate get determined?
@SaintWacko The exchange is global, so the initial seed stock and rate were set once, not per-server.
May
20
comment Are there any benefits to blowing everything up?
I've discovered that while destroying the environment imparts no spirit gain as a monk, it will reset the countdown on Sweeping Wind and possibly other similar skills that refresh on strike.