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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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Jun
19
comment Can I send money to my friend's Steam wallet?
@Zibbobz Yes, that's possible. However, I don't see how the ability to transfer real money from one player to another would aid in that scheme.
Jun
19
comment Can I send money to my friend's Steam wallet?
@Zibbobz You can't take money out of your Steam wallet. Not to Paypal or any other way. Thus making it a poor medium for laundering money.
Dec
25
comment Can I send money to my friend's Steam wallet?
Crooks laundering money they can only use to buy games with :) (Since you can't take money out).
Dec
18
comment How can I toggle/cycle through settings?
@Wandang Thanks, that's a bit clearer. In the future, if you frame the question in the context of the problem you're trying to solve (instead of just "How to do X?"), along with how you want it to work it'll give people a good idea of what you want and why.
Dec
18
comment How can I toggle/cycle through settings?
While I do like the sharing of information by answering your own question, this is a poor question when looked at on its own. It's pretty unclear what you're asking.
Sep
12
comment What is a 'chunk'?
It's frequently asked about over at gamedev.
Jul
27
comment How do I play Portal 2 workshop maps?
This is now the correct answer.
Jan
31
comment How does an atom decide what to bond to?
@ZeroOne Sorry, I haven't seen that configuration, I didn't ever finish the game :/ Let us know what you find out.
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.
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
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
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
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.