446
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2answers
27k views

How can I tell if a corpse is safe to eat?

I am a human wizard, and I just killed a monster, leaving a corpse on the ground. How do I tell whether it is safe to eat this corpse? I leave the monster unspecified because I am interested in "how ...
340
votes
5answers
22k views

Is Angry Birds deterministic?

While trying to get 3 stars on the more complex levels (the ones with a lot of destructible entities) I noticed that even after playing the same level over 50 times, doing always the same thing, I've ...
294
votes
9answers
42k views

Where is the “impossible space” in Portal 2?

One of the commentary nodes by a Portal 2 developer, Eric Tams, said they used "world portals" to quickly reconfigure maps and puzzles during testing, which allowed them to create rooms that were ...
292
votes
24answers
355k views

What's the most efficient Minecraft mining strategy?

When I'm not exploring fresh caves or lands in minecraft, I'm busy trying to find deposits of diamond, gold and iron deep in the earth. So far I've just been digging around just above bedrock on a ...
259
votes
2answers
11k views

How can I kill adorable animals?

With version 1.0.4 of Terraria came fluffy little bunnies hopping in my fields and happy little goldfish swimming in my lakes, grateful for the sanctuary my base provides them against the horrors of ...
257
votes
5answers
24k views

My head keeps falling off. What can I do?

I have an… unusual problem. What? How'd it happen? No, no, that isn't impor— Okay, fine. It might have something to do with the tim command, a bandit chieftan, and an accident with an ebony ...
240
votes
9answers
40k views

Why do video game framerates need to be so much higher than TV and cinema framerates?

It seems that video games need to have something like 60 frames per second in order to be smooth and realistic. But TV and films only have about 24 or 25. Why the difference?
233
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12answers
26k views

Why did you have to blow into an NES cartridge to make it work?

Did doing this actually help at all? If so, how?
219
votes
2answers
38k views

Why is 3333360 the maximum score in Pac-Man?

According to the Wikipedia page for Pac-Man, the highest possible score is 3333360 points. It's called a perfect game and it was achieved by 3 different people already. What I want to know is: WHY is ...
204
votes
1answer
9k views

Is it dangerous to go extreme pig riding in a thunderstorm?

I like to saddle up my piggy for a ride into thunderstorms. But what happens to my piggy if we get hit by lightning?
186
votes
3answers
88k views

How do GameShark codes work?

This has always boggled me. Obviously GameShark and Game Genie never got inside access to place their own cheats into every game. I don't think any developers gave them the source code to pour over ...
183
votes
5answers
217k views

How do I continue downloading a game in Steam while playing?

I have many games on Steam and many more I will buy, but I have a problem and I hope you can point me a solution. When I download a game, is it possible to launch and play a single player game under ...
180
votes
1answer
242k views

How can I reach Whimsyshire, the secret level in Diablo III?

There's information that there's a secret level in Diablo III, similar to Diablo II's "Secret Cow Level". How can I reach that secret area in Diablo III?
174
votes
6answers
284k views

How can I move an installed game from one Steam library folder to another?

I use (and have it much bigger) drive D: to store all my user data and games, but I have installed the Steam client on drive C:. When I was installing a first game (Warhammer 40000), I've chosen to ...
174
votes
3answers
12k views

Is it possible to jump over the flag-pole in Super Mario Bros?

When I was younger, I remember there was a persistent rumour that claimed that under certain circumstances it was possible to jump completely over the flagpole at the end of each level. Every time I ...
172
votes
1answer
14k views

How do I lick a plane?

A friend of mine told me that I would get an Achievement if I managed to lick the plane that's flying around in the world but, he won't tell me how to get close to it. I tried many different things. ...
170
votes
4answers
79k views

Is a horse actually faster than running?

I'm pretty disappointed with my horse. He wasn't cheap -- 1000g -- but he just doesn't seem that fast. To make things worse, he's a bit of a wolf magnet and every time I get attacked I have to ...
160
votes
9answers
470k views

How do I move Steam games to a new computer without re-downloading them?

I have just bought a new computer and I have everything migrated over except for my Steam games. I looked in Program Files/Steam/ and I found a folder full of the games I have downloaded, but I do ...
158
votes
8answers
23k views

How can I keep monsters out of my nether regions?

In order to find myself some nice lapis lazuli and get away from my current base, I'm building a little tunnel in the Nether to allow me to get into the midst of some fresh chunks fairly quickly. I ...
152
votes
6answers
31k views

Is No Man's Sky actually multiplayer?

I've heard claims that the game is multiplayer, but the universe is so huge you will almost certainly never encounter another player. That seems unlikely. It's a lot of work to make a game ...
146
votes
8answers
974k views

What can I do with Dragon Bones and Scales?

I've started slaying dragons (like all good Dohvakiin must), and with each beastie I down, I'm getting close to 200 lbs of loot, mostly in the form of Dragon Bones and Scales. These two items are high ...
144
votes
15answers
631k views

How do I increase the maximum amount of weight my character can carry before they become encumbered?

In Skyrim, as with most RPGs, I find myself overwhelmed by a compulsive desire to obtain all of the things. All of them. To this end, I wound up picking up five iron warhammers...only to find out that ...
144
votes
1answer
12k views

What is the terminal velocity of a sheep?

I am thinking of an alternative timing mechanism; I am building a trap and I wanted to try something different to set it off. I want to drop a sheep from n blocks high so that I have a delay before ...
138
votes
7answers
29k views

Are the Draugr apologizing to me?

Draugr sometimes say "Unstaad Krosis" when attacking. I understand that means "many apologies" in dragon tongue (convo with Paarthurnax). Does this hint that they are doing something against their ...
135
votes
5answers
20k views

Is Minecraft Turing-Complete?

Minecraft has the redstone wires mechanism that can be used to build circuits. Is Minecraft Turing-Complete, i.e. can it be used to simulate a Turing Machine (if we ignore the problem of infinite ...
133
votes
6answers
25k views

In Skyrim, what is the point of placing items into other people's inventories (reverse pick-pocketing)?

So in pick-pocketing, you have the option to steal from somebody's inventory, and/or place something into it. Outside of leveling exploits and quests, what function does placing actually have? Can you ...
133
votes
10answers
14k views

Besides practicing, what are some great ways to become a better player?

Besides practicing, what are some great ways to become a better StarCraft II player? Off the top of my head I can think of: Watching replays with commentary from youtube.com/hdstarcraft and youtube....
132
votes
3answers
15k views

Can I give the naked stalking courier his clothes back?

The courier who frequently delivers you letters to start quest chains got killed outside of Riften by the guards. Not wanting to let a perfectly good dead body go to waste I decided to loot it, ...
126
votes
7answers
228k views

Does it make a CP difference if you feed candies before or after evolving?

When activating the evolution for a caught pokemon, it seems to amplify the CP. Thus it is most beneficial to evolve your pokemon with the highest CP, if you have multiple of the same kind. But what I ...
126
votes
2answers
73k views

Uhh… I got drunk and trashed a temple. How do I pick up the mess?

After getting shouted at rather intensely by four old guys on the top of a "7000 steps" tall mountain, I decided it was time to go home to Whiterun and have a couple cups of mead. Fortunately I ...
124
votes
4answers
16k views

What build order should I use for Zerg in StarCraft 2?

I'm familiar with the general mechanics of the game, but what's the best build order for the beginning of the game?
122
votes
3answers
8k views

What is the minimum safe spacing between trees to contain forest fires?

After trying to implement a minor controlled burn to tame the wild forests surrounding my home, I managed to create what I shall heretofore refer to as The Burning Land. It occurred to me that we do ...
119
votes
3answers
23k views

Is it possible to hit a mine on first click?

Is it possible for some unlucky guy to hit a mine when they click the first square randomly?
119
votes
4answers
101k views

How do I disable Civ 5's opening movie?

It seems like the opening movie always starts up and won't let me cancel it until it has played for about 10 seconds. Is that because it takes the game that long to load regardless? Is there a way ...
118
votes
7answers
467k views

How do I find my follower if and when they leave me?

I had parked my follower at an inn with a bunch of valuable items that I didn't want to carry. I guess I have been out a bit too long as this message appears: Your follower tires of waiting and ...
118
votes
7answers
79k views

How does Skyrim determine if a dungeon is “cleared”

Skyrim adds an awesome feature, that lets you know if you have cleared a dungeon or not. This saves a lot of time and effort, because you do not have to revisit every dungeon you have been through ...
118
votes
3answers
4k views

How do I do a Barrel Roll?

Ok, so I'm playing Starfox 64, and this so-called "Peppy" hare keeps yelling at me: Do a barrel roll! What's his problem? And what is this barrel roll he's talking about?
116
votes
3answers
94k views

Which doge represents what number?

From the original 2048 it was rather easy to tell which numbers I'm combining - after all, it says so right on the tile. But now with doge2048 there is such doge. What doge is 16? What is 32? Is this ...
116
votes
3answers
918k views

What does each SPECIAL stat in Fallout Shelter do?

Besides its workplace uses, like Charisma in Living Quarters, Strength in Power Generators, Agility in Diners. Do we know if Endurance increases HP in the Dwellers, or that strength helps in melee ...
113
votes
1answer
128k views

Where are all the random dungeons?

Depending on the zone, there may spawn a random dungeon - for example, Den of the Fallen can occasionally spawn in the Weeping Hollow, and the Scavenger's Den can spawn in the Fields of Misery. What ...
109
votes
3answers
1.4m views

How do I deliver a baby?

I'm playing Fallout Shelter, and my newest bonus objective is to "Deliver 1 Baby Dweller." I've already figured out that I can put a male vault dweller and a female vault dweller together in some ...
108
votes
6answers
7k views

Do Blasts Pass Through Obsidian?

I'm in a bit of a pickle. It seems someone playing on my friend's SMP server decided that it would be a good idea for him to do some testing with TNT. Now, he's conscientiously set this atrocity up ...
108
votes
7answers
383k views

How do I remove a Steam game from my library?

I like how Steam presents my library to me. However, there is one thing that keeps irritating me every time I open Steam: the Team Fortress 2 Beta. I don't want it, yet it is always in my games list....
107
votes
10answers
42k views

How can I level water?

It may be my inner OCD, but situations like this annoy me to no end. Sometimes, a patch of water is "ruined" for no apparent rational reason and all attempts to restore it to normality are met with ...
107
votes
4answers
395k views

What's different in Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director's Cut?

What are the differences between Deus Ex: Human Revolution and its Director's Cut version? Is it the same version with all DLC included or does it contain more or different contents?
107
votes
2answers
41k views

Can I permanently kill important people?

In Morrowind, it was possible to permanently kill NPCs who were involved in the main story. This would result in a message basically informing you that you had broken the world and to reload a save ...
106
votes
3answers
9k views

Can I ride the unicorn? If not, can I kill the unicorn?

I'd like to ride the unicorn as pictured both in the ad on the right as well as in the game main menu: The unicorn seems to be an unkillable monster and I am unable to defeat it; I have to either ...
105
votes
27answers
324k views

How do I make money efficiently?

In Oblivion, I had two favorite money-makers: Dump all my stuff except some basic armor and potions, and raid an oblivion tower. The armor and weapons was worth lots, and selling it in Anvil made a ...
105
votes
4answers
92k views

Is there any reason for me to sleep?

In Oblivion I'd sleep to level up, but that's no longer necessary. Is there any benefit to sleeping in Skyrim? Will my character get tired?
103
votes
4answers
43k views

Can I save my weighted companion cube in room 17?

At the end of room 17 you are asked to toss your cube into the fire before it will let you complete the level. Without using cheats, is there a way to save it?

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