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


Dec
14
comment How can I generate a redstone signal when players are near?
You should be able to do something with a minecart and powered rail, though I can't do a test of my idea right now.
Oct
29
comment I've lost my portal home, and I am invincible. How can I leave the nether?
Is your world set to "Creative Mode"?
Oct
11
comment Why isn't my detector rail igniting my TNT?
More importantly, why does your video have a Russian? speech as the soundtrack?
Sep
17
comment How do you stop yourself dying while drowning?
I've almost drowned a couple times in 1.8.1, but never got stuck below the surface. Are you holding down the spacebar? Maybe it only happens in SMP
Sep
16
comment Fog distance significantly lower in 1.8
As a side note, if you have skylights that reach down to the lower levels, it'll keep the fog away.
Sep
15
comment What's the difference between these stone brick blocks?
Looks like a bug.
Sep
8
comment Are these chickens or ducks?
The real question is: Which came first, the Chicken, or the Duck Egg?
Sep
2
comment Where can I get Jones in the Fast Lane?
Abandonware is not legal, as much as people think it is.
Aug
31
comment The Pits - who wrote it and where is it now?
More information about it would be helpful. What was "The Source"? What was "The Pits"? It's hard to answer any of your questions without knowing who wrote it, and it's entirely possible the source is lost (and with it, any chance of a port) Edit: the link that Matthew dug up is very useful
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
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
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
10
comment Will Duke Nukem Forever support LAN games?
Yes, but only via IPX ;)