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I work full time at a big software company, when I'm not doing that I'm developing games. I keep a development blog at www.byte56.com and you can follow me on twitter.

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Dec
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
23
comment What happens if I jump with crew members away on another ship?
I like to think they carry on, surrender to the other crew. Become slaves. Someday the escape and settle on a nice planet. Eventually starting a family and struggling to survive in a galaxy torn by war. But they'll always remember the day they had a chance to turn the tide of war. That day they were on a very important mission. The same day you left them behind.
May
19
awarded  Yearling
Jan
23
revised When you buy WoW, do you still have to pay for more features?
added 448 characters in body
Jan
23
comment Can I play WoW without internet access?
Even if you buy the CD from the store. You buy the client and the game is played on Blizzard servers.
Jan
23
answered When you buy WoW, do you still have to pay for more features?
Jan
22
awarded  Commentator
Jan
18
comment Is it possible to uncorrupt a Dead Island save on the PS3?
Bravo for playing it again. I would have (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻. Also, you could probably try quitting more often to facilitate more frequent saves. Perhaps playing through 80% in one sitting is causing the issue?
Jan
3
comment Is it possible to have a dummy player in SMP?
From the ForeverALoad mod page: Crops wont grow in loaded chunks. This could be the same issue with the ChunkLoader. Someone would have to test it.
Jan
2
answered Is it possible to have a dummy player in SMP?
Jan
2
comment Is it possible to have a dummy player in SMP?
Just leave your character there when you're taking a break from playing.
Jan
2
comment Is it possible to have a dummy player in SMP?
I wouldn't imagine that the NPCs count as a player for this scenario. The game only simulates environment surrounding a player, this almost certainly includes NPCs.
Jan
2
comment How do I survive a Yeti outbreak?
This happened with me as well. I put scarecrows in a narrow passage, the AI didn't seem to know how to get around them. The Yetis stopped, then eventually died. Then all the other waves never even came on screen, I assume they just stopped as soon as the spawned because I could still hear them dying.
Dec
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
23
comment What's the fastest way to lose 30,000 ships for “In The Midst Of A Cold, Dark Winter?”
Select the factory producing the units. Then press TAB to go to galaxy map, then right click where you want the units to rally.
Dec
22
comment How do I get the “Merry Christmas” achievement in DEFCON?
I didn't have to change my date. I just started it up today and he was there. I started the game with no AI, it was just me playing. So Santa was only landing in my cities. Then I just nuked right next to the one he was in. It was a very short trip for the nuke, so it was easy to time it.
Dec
22
answered How does an atom decide what to bond to?
Dec
21
awarded  Editor
Dec
21
revised What's the fastest way to lose 30,000 ships for “In The Midst Of A Cold, Dark Winter?”
added 203 characters in body
Dec
21
awarded  Teacher