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An aspiring game developer, who moonlights in web development to pay the bills.


Aug
21
comment What is the blue/orange symbolism in Portal 2?
I think this question would be better phrased as "What is the blue/orange symbolism in Portal 2?", since the portal colours are likely only a minor factor in that.
Aug
18
comment How does light spread in Minecraft?
And with the update of the lighting engine in 1.8 (whenever that actually comes out), it won't be valid :(. The transition from day to night and back takes place on a different 'lighting layer', and is instant across all chunks, since chunks won't need to independently update upon the day->night transition.
Aug
12
comment Which order do I play the Civilization IV expansion packs and the main game?
It's worth pointing out for future reference that launching the base Civilization IV is the only way to access the tutorial, which is useful when you're just starting out with the series. And the tutorial is still useful for those who are familiar with other Civilization games.
Aug
10
comment How do I keep the sea from flooding my basement?
Last I checked, signs don't stack. Ladders do, and are somewhat cheaper, by 2 sticks. Ladders also avoid the need to enter text (or hit 'ok' to leave a sign blank)
Jul
29
comment What are the Endermen?
More details about how the mob works and why have been posted on notch's blog: notch.tumblr.com/post/8208212863/… Warning: spoilers! Though if you've read the answers, then you already know everything here.
Jul
29
answered Can Park Entrances be Changed?
Jul
26
comment Will making a grass bridge wider increase the speed at which grass covers it?
I believe a 2-3 wide grass bridge/staircase is the best method for spreading grass around, while still being fairly "cheap" to build. Grass can still spread pretty slow though.
Jul
25
answered Does a cable lift have any advantages over a chain lift?
Jul
23
awarded  Commentator
Jul
23
comment How do I increase an industry's transportation percentage?
Note that is is extremely hard/impossible to get a 100% rating both for station ratings and % of goods transported at an industry.
Jul
18
comment Is it possible to do a mass replacement of aging vehicles?
It's been forever since I've played OpenTTD, but I know there's an option to auto-renew vehicles when they enter a depot. This is a problem if breakdowns/servicing is off, though.
Jun
28
comment How do I permanently destroy blocks in Minecraft?
If you really want to destroy lots of items really quick, empty your inventory of everything you want to save, and jump into a lava lake. Hopefully you remembered to sleep in a bed recently!
Jun
27
comment How far away do portals need to be so that they don't go to the same place?
At one point, portal placement and the connections between various portals were bugged, it's possible they still are (or at least, still are in SMP) I don't have any way to test this though, and no actual proof.
Jun
23
awarded  Talkative
Jun
10
comment Will Duke Nukem Forever support LAN games?
Yes, but only via IPX ;)
Jun
5
comment What causes an item to disappear in Minecraft?
In early, non-alpha versions, lava didn't destroy items, and you could toss sand blocks into lava to generate glass. You could also use flint and steel to 'cook' blocks that were on the ground.
May
26
comment How to move faster in Terraria?
You can also put water at the bottom of the shaft. It seems to slow you down and prevent fall damage.
May
6
awarded  Supporter
Apr
18
awarded  Teacher
Apr
18
awarded  Autobiographer