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Jun
7
comment Why are my kids naked?
+1 but I'd give another +1 for the EDIT because it makes me envision a disappearing clothing apocalypse that you are panicked about.
May
12
comment How to disable play time tracking?
You could play CS 1.6, Source, and Condition Zero. You'd get around the terms of the bet while still playing CS and you'd be a CS hipster.
Apr
30
comment Can I download to my laptop while playing on my pc?
@TZHX: You can now log in to Steam on multiple computers, so you should update your answer.
Apr
19
comment First Time Setup runs every time I click Play
@Louis: Running first time setup should create that node. If you create it by hand (my DOTA2 install just has "directx" = 1) it will prevent the script from running.
Apr
6
comment Change icons in Big Picture Mode
@PrinnyBrocka: You're right, it's not working in Apr 2, was working on my (out of date) late Mar build. It will probably be back in the next update, but that won't be for at least a week and a half.
Apr
6
comment Change icons in Big Picture Mode
@PrinnyBrocka: Try checking for client updates, or restarting so it happens automatically. It will be in a very recent client update. If that doesn't help, try changing the icon (even back to the same thing) from the desktop UI (right click properties on the shortcut). Let me know if it works.
Feb
28
comment Get steam to realize I have games already installed
I think in this case he'd want `D:\Games` as the folder. It should find the games without having to restart.
Feb
22
comment Is there any point in adding a non-Steam game to Steam?
I've done it myself and lots of other people have too (you can read about it on the associated Steam group).
Jan
12
comment No hit sounds in Team Fortress 2
Back in the day I had this happen to me and it could be fixed by starting/stopping a recording.
Jan
9
comment How do I find the ID for a game on Steam?
What language? It could be omitted in a translation of that dialog title.
Nov
23
comment Can I customise the 'Exit' menu in Big Picture mode?
You can also toggle between modes with ALT+Enter
Nov
23
comment Can I customise the 'Exit' menu in Big Picture mode?
@kalina: Your edit says "once in big picture mode". You can start there with -bigpicture or change your interface preferences.
Nov
23
comment Can I customise the 'Exit' menu in Big Picture mode?
@kalina: I thought I was opted in to the beta on this laptop but I'm not, so beta is not required. Do you need more precise information?
Jan
15
comment How do I spawn Vermivorous The Invincible?
Caustic Caverns has the advantage that there's a tunnel full of Varkids with a little treasure room off to the side. You can sprint in there and hide in the treasure room while Varkid ultimate carnage happens outside.
Dec
7
comment Does “consumes X ammo per shot” cancel the assassin's One Shot One Kill skill?
Aha, the E-tech is corrosive. Thanks!
Nov
30
comment Does “consumes X ammo per shot” cancel the assassin's One Shot One Kill skill?
Verified my theory was wrong. Still not sure why two very similar sniper rifles do such different damage...
Nov
30
comment Does “consumes X ammo per shot” cancel the assassin's One Shot One Kill skill?
@OrcJMR: I have used that trick but I tend to jerk the shot. This one bursts pretty damn fast -- the base fire rate is quite high. I've had other sniper rifles with fire rates around 1.0 where that was easy.
Nov
29
comment Does “consumes X ammo per shot” cancel the assassin's One Shot One Kill skill?
@BenBrocka: Aha, good idea, I can just remove the +4 One Shot bonus and see if that changes it.
Nov
15
comment How do save game spawn locations work in Borderlands 2?
I think this answer should include a third option: If you last passed through a normal "gate" between locations (sorry, I can't find the official name) you'll respawn at the exit of that gate (both if you die and if you save/reload)
Nov
15
comment How can I slow enemies (especially mini-bosses) as a sniper assassin?
The advice on stunning is probably the key: I may not be producing enough damage to be taking on the enemies I'm fighting.