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I write too much Perl.

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comment Find recommended system requirements for all owned games
I have nearly 500. :) This might be presented as an interesting programming problem on another exchange. Get a list of your games, scrape the requirements from steampowered.com and assemble them together into a summary. The first two is straightforward. The last is complicated. How do you compare Graphics: Shader 3.0 / Open GL 3.2+ with Graphics: 256 MB?
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comment Find recommended system requirements for all owned games
How many games are we talking?
Dec
18
revised Steam Client Is Broken
added 315 characters in body
Dec
18
answered Steam Client Is Broken
Dec
18
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
18
comment Steam Client Is Broken
This is drifting into PC tech support and I think would be better served on superuser.com.
Dec
9
awarded  Yearling
Dec
9
revised What should I do if I am on fire?
Put the "unnecessary details" back. This isn't a Community Wiki answer. A little humor and related side notes don't hurt on a very short answer. (If you feel strongly about this, re-edit it, I'm not going to get into an edit war.)
Dec
9
answered What should I do if I am on fire?
Dec
7
revised Strategy game with small scale tactics
added 603 characters in body
Dec
7
revised Strategy game with small scale tactics
added 603 characters in body
Dec
7
answered Strategy game with small scale tactics
Sep
10
comment Are monsters destroying my walls?
Monsters? Destroying my walls? It's more likely than you think.
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16
comment How can I beat the final boss in Faster Than Light?
One item I will add to this is to use fire. With no crew to put it out, fire runs rampant through the ship. If you're having trouble reliably getting through the shields and doing damage fast enough, a fire weapon can save the day.
Jun
15
answered How can I beat the final boss in Faster Than Light?
Apr
13
revised How do I unlock level 25 of Far Future?
I don't recall if previous versions had 24 or 25 levels.
Apr
11
answered Efficiency of Single vs Double Sunflowers at the start of the level
Apr
11
answered How do I unlock level 25 of Far Future?
Mar
31
answered How to play turretless SPG efficiently?
Mar
31
comment Does shooting reveal other friendly positions?
I have had team mates roll out this urban legend, even attributing it to merely rotating my hull. It comes from the enemy taking a tip from "How Not To Be Seen" and lobbing shots at likely sniper bushes even when no one has been spotted. Or from artillery splash damage aimed at the spotted tank. Or errant shots aimed at the spotted tank impacting nearby tanks.