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How can a game be 2.5D?

I've noticed some games be described as 2.5D. How can a game be 2.5D? Dimensions are discrete entities, aren't they?
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Where are the red guys coming from in Darwinia?

I'm on the level where you have to take over some laser satellite transponders and change them from red to green with darwinians. I thought I had the whole level beat, and then suddenly I see red ...
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How do I defeat the cyclops in Dark Messiah?

I'm getting my ass kicked by the Cyclops in Chapter 5. I can wait for him to attack and hit him in the eye when he's bent down but it's sucking up all my health potions. There's GOT to be a better ...
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What is ping, and why is it important?

I've seen the term used in many online games. What does it mean? Also, is higher or lower ping better?
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What network settings are best for Counter-Strike: Source after the update?

After the update my kpd has plummetted and I was wondering if some of the settings could do with tweaking. I am getting a lag spike most rounds and reg does appear worse than usual. I have: ...
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Why don't my dwarves bury their dead?

I've got a corpse in my fort spreading miasma. I build a casket, placed it, designated it as open to citizens, and almost all dwarfs have the burial skill enabled. It has a description of "This is the ...
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How should I go about finding a guild in WoW?

What strategies do you use to find the right guild for you in World of Warcraft? Forums? Trade chat? Should I be willing to realm transfer?
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Collecting all feathers and glyphs in Assassins Creed 2

I've completed the main Assassins Creed 2 story and now am trying to get to 100% synched. I can see all the other stuff on the map, but how can I find all the feathers and glyphs? I don't really want ...
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Dwarf Fortress seeds on hand

How do I see what kinds of seeds and how many of each I have on hand?
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Where do I download the manuals for games I buy on Steam?

I recently signed up with Steam and bought a few discounted games, but I can't find any manuals for them. I assumed they'd be installed along with the games, but I can't find any sign of them or of ...
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How to dodge the blue shell in Mario Kart Double Dash

My friends are intense MKDD gamers and we are very dirty when we play. Because of this we have been able to dodge red shells easily. I want to take it to next level, I want to dodge blue shell. I know ...
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How should I be countering storms TvP in Starcraft 2?

A good Protoss player usually has pretty good micro with their High Templars keeping them in the back and out of sight, which makes it kind of hard to EMP or snipe them. I'm having trouble countering ...
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Could “Lips” for Xbox 360 be effectively used to rehearse a song?

I've got several Karaoke games (American Idol, Rock Band, etc.) for my Xbox 360, but I've heard that Lips lets you import your own MP3 files and play them in the game. My wife does community theater, ...
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Where can I find alternatives to XAseco?

XAseco is a system that runs alongside a TrackMania server and allows control of the server via chat commands and activities. It's a great system, but it runs on PHP. I'd like to write plugins in C# ...
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For fights, are you better off with real family members as opposed to hired-guns?

Obviously, having actual players in your mafia benefits you because they give you energy packs/gifts/etc. However, strictly for the purposes of fights, is there any advantage for having actual ...
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How should I learn to play Dwarf Fortress?

I am interested in learning how to play Dwarf Fortress. Where should I start, as an absolute beginner?
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Explosive Rounds perk in Modern Warfare 2

In Modern Warfare 2, I was running around knifing the other day when I stumbled upon a gun that said it had explosive rounds as an attachment. Unfortunately, I died a moment later and never found the ...
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What exactly is a “cheese” in Starcraft 2?

I seem to see commentators mention "cheese" with regards to Starcraft 2, but I'm not quite sure what they mean. If a particular build/tactic is called a "cheese", does that mean it is a considered to ...
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How do I change the name of a fortress?

How do I rename an existing fortress?
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Dwarf Fortress saved games

How do I create multiple save points of a fortress?
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Play DemonFront in a emulator?

I have the PCB but my CAB is actually out of service. I saw that there is a dump of the game out there. But when I try it in MAME, there is just a kind of counter that counts to 0 and then nothing ...
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Zergling late-game strategies and uses

I am not an advanced Starcraft player. Basically, are there any late-game strategies that use zerglings? My first impression would have been that they are too weak to be useful at all against a mature ...
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How much hard disk space should be needed for Xbox 360?

I want to get a 360 and don't know wether to get the bigger (250GB), newer, more expensive Elite, or get one of the older, smaller (120GB), last gen ones. I know the arcade is going to be too small to ...
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How long does it take to play civilization to the end?

If there is a defined end. Otherwise until space technology is mastered or something like that.
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How is 300 actions a minute possible?

I was watching this video '300 actions a minute? Truly mastering StarCraft' And I'm bewildered at how fast they are playing. How is this possible? I can't even think about my next move so fast, let ...
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Will Lego Universe be available for digital distribution?

Will be there some kind of digital distribution for Lego Universe?
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What attributes identify a “cheese build” in SC2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What exactly is a “cheese” in Starcraft 2? What is the definition of a "cheese build", specifically with reference to standard SC2 builds? Where did the term "...
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What's the order ships should go through an aleph when bomb running?

What's the most effective way to have your bomb run break through a camp, assuming you can't "bait and switch" on another aleph? Do you send bombers, figs or nans in first?
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Where can you get a Tanooki Suit in Super Mario Brothers 3?

Where/how can you acquire a Tanooki Suit in Super Mario Bros. 3? The Tanooki Suit gives you the ability to fly (like the leaf/racoon tail) but also gives you the ability to briefly turn into an ...
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Can I use my PSOne memory card saves on digital copies downloaded from PSN?

I was wondering if is it possible to use my original PSOne saved games (in particular, from Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX and Tactics) on the digital games downloaded from the PlayStation Store. ...
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How does mission XP / Credit work in Borderlands during online multiplayer?

How does mission XP work in Borderlands during online multiplayer? My friends and I have noticed that sometimes only some or one of us will get XP / Credit for a mission.
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How do you make a melee attack?

How do you melee attack (swing your hand wielding the weapon) in Dead Space? I know curb stomp is RB next to fallen enemy.
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How do I get the “Zergling Rush” achievement in StarCraft 2?

I'm trying to get a lot of the battle.net achievements, but some of them seem quite difficult. Specifically, "Zergling Rush" the 20 zerglings in 255 seconds achievement
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When is it appropriate to buy gunships as BIOS?

BIOS have a long research period (10 minutes per item). This means that if they do not get gunships, they may have a hard time even surviving for the time that it takes to get a tech base and real ...
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Dwarf Fortress Traps and Levers

How do I know if/which trap/door/etc is linked to which lever?
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In Final Fantasy 13, can you get back to Pulse after taking the ship back to Cocoon?

I've been sitting on my Pulse save game for a while doing the monster quests, and want to know if I can advance the storyline and come back to fight more monsters later.
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Is ship turn rate still limited by the “viewport”? What ships turn faster if you “zoom out” in third person view?

I know people hate flying in third person view in Allegiance: the ship is dead center on the screen and you can't see what you are hitting. This question is, however, about those moments when you aren'...
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How many AB1 missiles should I bring along to stealth bomb an IC garrison?

Don't forget to add some safety margin for the missiles that will reach the hollow parts of the base and not deal any damage
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Would I be at a disadvantage if I played Quake Live with an HUD that displayed damage to death “instead of” health and armour numbers?

There are many custom HUDs available for Quake Live; most make all numbers larger because, hey, everything is important right? Obviously, this can't be the case. Something has to give. I believe ...
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What's the most effective way to boost frame rate in Quake 3 and derivates?

What set of options and console commands help the most in improving frames per seconds in id Tech 3 games (that is, Quake 3 and derivates)?
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Why did many commodore 64 games require the joystick to be in port #2?

Why did many commodore 64 games require the joystick to be in port #2, despite being single-player games? I remember being annoyed by having to unplug and plug the joystick between games.
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Is it worth killing all the monsters in each floor in Sword and Poker 2?

I try to get all the chests and kill all the golden monsters but I don't know if it is worth chasing the rest of the monsters (if I have to use a recharge coin I lose its bonus at the end of the floor)...
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Can I earn Steam achievements while offline?

If I play, for example, Plants vs Zombies or Toki Tori on Steam when I am offline, can I earn achievements? Are these re-synchronized when Steam returns online?
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How to properly use the Umgah Drone?

The Umgah Drone is probably my worst ship in Star Control melee. I know that in general I'm supposed to zip back close to the enemy ship while constantly shooting - attempting to damage it while ...
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Can you use the Single Player mode on Team Fortress 2 to get Achievements?

There is now the option for one player mode, which is good for people to hone skills, and whatnot, but can you get achievements/drops in One Player? If so: how?
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Dwarf Fortress labor preferences

How do I find out what dwarves, if any, have a given job active in their labor preferences so I can either remove other preferences that are taking up their time or change another dwarf's preferences?
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Did any of the Metagaming Concepts' games make it to the PC?

I loved those games and always thought that they could have been made into PC games. Edit 1: Sorry, I meant the games published by Metagaming Concepts; Orge, WarpWar, et all.
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What speedup can I expect in modern PC games from switching to a 64bit OS?

Forgetting, for the moment, the advantages afforded by more RAM being addressable, what performance gains are typical with say, vista 64 over vista 32? Do all games perform better, or does it vary ...
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Is it possible to install Steam games to two different locations?

I want to build a new PC with a smallish SSD. I'd like to be able to install some of my games onto the drive (those I care about loading quickly or I play frequently), but have the rest of them on a ...
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Custom music in Burnout Paradise

Is it possible to play custom music in Burnout Paradise ? If so, how can I put music from my computer on the XBox and play it in the game (I've grown tired of the built-in soundtrack)

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