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What does the damage shorthand in Nethack mean?
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This is standard D&D terminology, where the first number (x) indicates the number of times (or the number of dice) you roll and the dx indicates the type of die that is rolled (with the x ...

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Why can't I capture a city with ranged units?
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In Civilization V, only melee units can take over a city. Ranged units are important in allowing you to reduce the city health without taking damage in return, but the final attack must be made by a ...

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How do I use a Town Portal?
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Once you've built a Basic Town Portal, all of your heroes gain a Town Portal Basic spell in their spellbook. When a hero is standing in a town with a Basic Town Portal, they can cast Town Portal ...

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Why can't I see the amount of troops in an enemy town sometimes in HoMM 3?
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What you see when you check on an enemy town is entirely dependent upon the number of Taverns that you control in your own towns. 0 Taverns - you will see no information about the creatures in the ...

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What is the difference between an Anti-Ship Drone and an Anti-Ship Beam Drone?
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The Anti-Ship Drone is armed with a laser, which does damage to a single room targeted randomly by the drone. It also takes the shields down one level if it hits a shield.. The Anti-Ship Beam Drone ...

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Is the original Zelda available for the Wii?
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Yes, the original Zelda is available on Nintendo's Virtual Console. I believe the majority of the NES games are 500 Wii points. To obtain any Virtual Console games, open the Wii Shop Channel and ...

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Is there a correlation between my collection and the arena cards?
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No. Your card collection has absolutely no correlation to the cards you can pick in the Arena. In fact, you can end up with Arena decks that are illegal (for example, because they contain more than ...

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Will killing a Little Sister change the game's ending?
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You should be OK, as long as you avoid harvesting any more little sisters. From the IGN Game Guide (my emphasis added): There are two possible endings for BioShock that depend on how you treated ...

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Why is my city not generating more happiness after purchasing happiness structures?
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There are two kinds of happiness in Civilization V -> local happiness and global happiness. Global happiness is the number displayed at the top of the screen. It is the sum of the local happiness of ...

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What attribute values should I look for in my X-Com Troopers?
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All rookie soldiers start with 40 Will and gain Will increases as they gain ranks. They suffer a decrease in Will when they suffer a critical wound in battle. Therefore, there isn't really a single ...

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How do I unlock courses in Mario Kart Wii?
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Basically, you just need to get a medal (bronze, silver or gold) in single player Grand Prix mode in each cup. Star Cup => Finish 3rd or better in Mushroom Cup and Flower Cup Special Cup => ...

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Why do people use DOSBox over Virtualbox in a gaming context?
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In addition to the other answers, DOSBox allows you to strictly control the speed of the CPU that is being emulated, making it possible to play some games (i.e. Wing Commander) that grab all the CPU ...

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Should my Aggressive Assault use a Plasma Rifle or an Alloy Cannon?
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The weapon choice for an Assault really comes down to a decision regarding how you are going to use that Assault trooper. If you are going to walk up beside the aliens and shoot them, choose the ...

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Need help with some of the Hero Academy Challenges
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Cluster Bomb Scroll the Wizard and attack the Void Monk. Knock the Void Monk back with the Knight. Drop the Inferno in the middle of the units. Shoot the Impaler with the Archer. Let's Be Bad Move ...

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Is AFK gaming more profitable?
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The amount of gold you receive when the game is closed is higher than the amount you receive when the game is open, assuming you are not actively playing the game. I ran a few tests with my game and ...

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How do you score points in this game?
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Given that the string "scored 0 points" is hard-coded in the game, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you cannot score any points in this game. name: 'I just waited ' + hours + ':' + ...

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What happens when you grow claws while wearing cursed gloves?
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If your claw mutation reaches level 3 (You have claws for hands.), then any gloves are forcibly removed, regardless of whether they are cursed or not. The same thing happens with boots and the talon /...

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Better to take gold or experience in Might & Magic Heroes VI?
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It depends. Generally speaking, a larger army is better than a few levels on a hero, so that would indicate that it is better to take the gold. However, as your hero gains levels, it takes more and ...

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Can gemstones, rings and the like be charmed in Baldur's Gate?
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You can't do anything with gems except sell them, so definitely get your money out of them. Rings and amulets may be magical, but if they are not (use identify) then they should just be sold. There ...

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How do I obtain the additional soldier customisation options in XCOM: Enemy Within?
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The extra customization options were originally a pre-order bonus for XCOM Enemy Unknown. They are now available via the Elite Soldier DLC pack. Despite the price, this DLC is very important to ...

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Does DayZ run on linux?
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DayZ is a mod for ArmA II, which is a Windows only game. You must own and your computer must be capable of playing ArmA II (specifically, its expansion ArmA II: Combined Operations, which includes ...

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Will I be able to wear 8 rings as an octopode after dragon form and necromutation?
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As you would expect, you lose the extra rings when you transmute into a form that does not have 8 arms. That means the first two rings you have will remain equipped, but the other six will be ...

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How can I press the # key in a DOSBox game?
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After refreshing my memory with the manual, the game is not expecting you to press the # key. It is expecting you to press a number that relates to the town you want to go to. 1 = Inn of Sorpigal 2 =...

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Was Final Fantasy I Map part of the game package
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The original NES Final Fantasy came with a large fold out map of the world. The other side of the map contained pictures of all the enemies you would encounter in the game, with a little bit of ...

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What happens to dwellers in training once their stat is maxed out?
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They stay in the training room taking up space, but doing nothing. Instead of a time underneath them, it will say Max Level Reached.

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Which console to buy for Rock Band 3
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Most of my reply will be based on Rock Band 2, since I haven't had the chance to play Rock Band 3 yet. First of all, there is a graphical and sound difference between the Xbox 360/PS3 versions and ...

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How do I defeat FFXIII's final boss?
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Orphan First Form The biggest challenge in this form is keeping your hit points at almost maximum, while dealing enough damage to defeat Orphan. The Merciless Judgement attack will almost completely ...

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Why am I unable to purchase a tile outside of my current cultural area?
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You can only purchase tiles that are directly workable by your city, which means only tiles that are within 3 tiles of your city. City cultural expansion can move beyond those tiles, but occurs ...

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How do I proceed past this point in the last mission?
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You cannot proceed through the door to the final room until all the regular enemies in the level are defeated. When the final regular enemy is defeated, the passageway opens and two Muton Elites ...

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Which facilities unlock when and how does difficulty affect this?
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Many facilities require specific research to be completed before they are unlocked. However, only the Officer Training School is affected by the difficulty level. On Easy and Normal you start with ...

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