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Mar
17
comment Is there a risk of inbred children with fake fatherhood?
Royalty and rednecks, so far apart on the social ladder, yet both the butt of incest jokes. Go figure.
Jan
18
comment What is the opening song of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel?
No wonder I couldn't find it, I heard it as "take a ride on the flying tiger". Thanks! And the following song is Goodbye also by The Vines.
Jan
14
comment Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD
I have this setup. I've found that simply having the OS on an SSD an the games on another disk is a tremendous boost. The whole computer runs faster. The spinning disk, free of other tasks, is much faster reading game files. Managing the meager amount of space on the SSD hasn't been worth the trouble of putting games on it.
Dec
25
comment Is it possible to easily collate recommended system requirements for all owned Steam 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?
Dec
25
comment Is it possible to easily collate recommended system requirements for all owned Steam games?
How many games are we talking?
Dec
18
comment Steam Client Is Broken
This is drifting into PC tech support and I think would be better served on superuser.com.
Sep
10
comment Are monsters destroying my walls?
Monsters? Destroying my walls? It's more likely than you think.
Jun
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.
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.
Mar
26
comment Where is the auction house in Diablo 3 for the PS3?
Blizzard production director John Hight, "it became increasingly clear that despite the benefits of the AH system and the fact that many players around the world use it, it ultimately undermines Diablo's core game play: kill monsters to get cool loot," he added. "With that in mind, we want to let everyone know that we've decided to remove the gold and real-money auction house system from Diablo III." gamespot.com/articles/…
Oct
7
comment How can I sell large quantities of ore quickly?
This advice also works for tier 1 loot: melt it all! Except the best stuff, for example. Then sell the minerals. Buy orders in mission hubs prey on mission runners not realizing this. Canny marketeers will place buy orders for common loot significantly lower than its mineral value counting on unwary mission runners to bang the sell button.
Oct
7
comment How can I turn a profit with Missions?
You mention repair costs driving up your bills to where you lose money on each mission, but you've figured out the armor repper trick. I'm trying to figure out where you're losing money to help come up with an answer for you. Ammo? Hull damage?
Oct
4
comment Help! I walk through every door I try to open!
Mind controlled aliens love to volunteer for this job! Of course, by that point you can probably just blow a hole in the roof and pour in grenades.
Oct
4
comment X-Com 1: Having a secondary weapon
Tip: you can carry a grenade in your off-hand and drop it before firing. Dropping from the hand only costs 2 time units as opposed to 8 or more to stow it. Just make sure it isn't armed...
Oct
4
comment Do the Steam versions of the X-Com games have the original bugs fixed?
This breathes new life into the game, and new conveniences. It can rename your soldiers for you according to their stats. It will remember what equipment each soldier had at the end of the last mission and auto equip them for you saving tremendous amounts of time. Making research dependent on capturing aliens makes the game tremendously more difficult and fights more interesting.
Oct
4
comment Help! I walk through every door I try to open!
I'll add a few tricks: pop a smoke grenade before opening the door, the extra cover might save you; if there's a hole in the roof, toss in a grenade or three; use new recruits to open the door, not experienced soldiers; make sure there's nobody standing immediately behind the sucker--umm... hero who opens the door else they might get blasted, too; place units with good reaction to the right and left of the door. Also make sure to place the proximity grenade one space away from the door due to a bug.
Sep
29
comment How do I play EVE Online for free?
One of the most important concepts in EVE Online is opportunity cost. Fail to understand it, and you will be taken advantage of. A subscription costs $15 per month, a few hours even at a minimum wage job. Or you can grind for hours and hours and hours in game to play for "free"! Even worse, you could have used that ISK to do things in game even faster making better use of your limited play time. Unless you get other enjoyment out of it, paying ISK for game time is a sucker bet.
Sep
29
comment How can I turn a profit with Missions?
If you have an armor repper, what are your repair costs?