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comment Can your companion Soul Trap?
And make sure you provide them with unfilled soul gems :) It also makes a difference what companion you use. My Lydia (RIP... sniffle) used a Soul Trap bow or sword consistently, but when I have a mage companion, they never really seem to use any weapons I provide, even if they equip a dagger when we walk around town, so I wouldn't use a mage companion for help filling soul gems.
comment Do shops/NPCs/houses replenish their contents after an act of thievery?
Every single shop except the one whose owner I accidentally, er, mailed away to Sovngarde early when I got caught being a thieving little cat.
comment How to increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim?
I was having this issue and thought I was going crazy when after a day of playing I'd tried most of the things documented in your question, even changed my wireless mouse batteries, and nothing worked. My existing value was fMouseHeadingSensitivity=0.0500, I think, but the new value you suggest still worked well for me. Thank you so much for the clear writeup. (I found the post from Google when I wasn't logged in while gaming, and it was a huge help.)
comment What's the purpose of sitting down in Fallout 3?
There was another place later in the game, in a particular vault under a garage, where it was necessary to sit somewhere in order to progress the plot. (I wouldn't have noticed except that I was curious about whether sitting down had any further use, after seeing this question!)
comment In Civilization V, how can I find out what map type I am playing on?
I do think there's a note in that menu that says Earth is not among the maps up for random selection.
comment Where is the world saved on a Minecraft server, and how do I back it up?
Thank you! I didn't even think to disable saving while making a backup.