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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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How can I change the location Steam saves games on?

I want to change the location steam saves my games too. How can I do that?
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Is there a quick and dirty way to determine which of two Borderlands weapons of a given type is “all-around-better”?

Essentially, I'm looking for a cheap, lazy proxy to determine which of my weapons in a given category (shotguns, say) is the overall best. Yes, I know I can (and probably should) compare each feature,...
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What are the different ways to kill your characters in Maniac Mansion?

Maniac Mansion was one of my favorite adventure games growing up. I found out that if I fill up the pool while someone was still in it, the character would die with a little gravestone outside the ...
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How much alien blaster ammo is there in Fallout 3?

One of the reasons I never cared for the alien blaster (and never went after the firelance) was that the ammo and repair part supply for both seemed ... lacking. Really lacking. I don't remember any (...
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Dwarf Fortress Character and Graphics Sets [closed]

What are clear, intuitive tile sets that help beginning players understand what all is on the map? Tiles are spread across two different sets: character sets are the ASCII and graphics sets are the ...
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Is it faster to build a sentry in-place or build it near the resupply and then haul it?

I'm trying to understand what is the faster way to get a strong sentry to the front at the beginning of the round (the setup time). Is it better to build a sentry directly on the front? This has the ...
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Dwarf Fortress Legendary Dining Hall

What makes a room a "legendary dining hall"?
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How can I reliably activate vocal Star Power in Rock Band?

I'm new to Rock Band (played Guitar Hero a fair bit though), and I'm having trouble activating star power consistently using vocals. My screaming is apparently not loud enough or something. I seem ...
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How do I build large, healthy cities in Simcity 4?

Every time I play Simcity 4, my cities usually end up broke and overpolluted by the time they reach 100k citizens. What's the best way to try and get a happy, healthy, and profitable large city?
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About vehicles kills in Borderlands and experience/items gain

I am playing Borderlands and I found that using a vehicle you can easily kill most enemies appear in open field. Machine guns and missile launcher damage is ok but not too different from using your ...
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Strategies for “I, Zombie Endless”

What are some good strategies for the "I, Zombie Endless" modes in Plants vs. Zombies?
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Which are the improvements on single player in Mount & Blade: Warband?

I liked Mount & Blade and I would like to known which are the improvements on the single player in Warband about gameplay, graphics, etc.. I am not really interested in multiplayer.
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Just Cause 2 mercenary mode increased difficulty when completing settlements

I have finished the story mode of Just Cause 2. Now I'm plowing through the settlements (aiming for a level of completion). However, the speed and ferocity in which the Panauan army defends these ...
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What's the range of the wrangler?

How much extra range does the Engineer's sentry gun have when using The Wrangler? I know that its range is increased, but not the extent...
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Osmos lag on older pc

I installed Osmos the other day on an older PC. I started the game and it lags so much that I dont even get to see the menu screen. Any ideas as to why this is happening? The PC specs are as ...
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When does the Yeti Zombie appear in Plants vs Zombies?

I am yet to see the Yeti Zombie in Plants vs Zombies (PC/iPhone) and I've been playing for 50hrs+. Is there a specific condition that needs to be filled for him to show, a way to trigger his arrival ...
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Where can I find the alien weapon?

I'm wondering where to find the alien weapon in fallout 3. A friend of mine played a new game and put it on very difficult and then he went to Super Duper Mart. He found some raiders, killed them and ...
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In the third and fourth generations, which pokemon require events?

Between the third and fourth generation of Pokemon games, which Pokemon cannot be obtained without an Action Replay or similar in any of the GBA/DS games without going to a Nintendo Event? And are ...
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Productivity in Dwarf Fortress

Will bad things happen if I don't keep my dwarfs busy? Any reason to not have idle dwarfs standing around other then personal satisfaction of working 'em to death?
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Where's Mr. Scratch coming in?

Answer to this question mentions Mr. Scratch. I do not remember the name mentioned in the game, but I must have missed it. Can someone please remind me?
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How do you get into the basement room near Sinclair Spirits?

How do you get into the basement room in Fort Frolic near Sinclair Spirits? The entrance is under a grate that won't open. The room is on the left, and the grate is under the number 24, on this map: ...
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Can I change key bindings in Dwarf Fortress?

Is there a way to change what keys are mapped to secondary scrolling?
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Psionic storms - how exactly do they work?

I'm trying to understand how exactly do psionic storms do damage, and how to deal with them. I understand they do damage-over-time - is that evenly spread over the storm's duration? How many times ...
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Is it possibile to use a WiiMote as a controller for an Android phone?

I was wondering if it was possible to use a WiiMote as a game controller (for emulators) on an Android phone? I suppose it would have to map as a hardware keyboard?
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Help me to understand the Alan Wake ending

Spoiler Alert: I have completed Alan Wake. I have talked to other friends who have completed it, but I still do not know what happened.
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How do you efficiently manage chains of tasks in Dwarf Fortress?

I'm a beginner at Dwarf Fortress. I was just about keeping on top of things, until my first wave of migrants arrived. Now I have 15 dwarves to keep track of, and my previous strategy of micromanaging ...

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