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I caught an Eevee, which of its evolutions will it evolve into?
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According to this post on the /r/pokemongo subreddit, you can force your Eevee to evolve a certain way by changing its nickname before evolving it to: Pyro to evolve into Flareon. Sparky to evolve ...

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How can I play Day of the Tentacle?
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First, you'll want to grab a copy of ScummVM. DOTT (as well as a bunch of other adventure games from that era) all run on a common game engine. ScummVM is a modern implementation of that game engine ...

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Is there a way to see how deep I am?
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You can view your distance from the bedrock layer by pressing F3, which will show your current coordinates on screen. This isn't quite the same as knowing how far you are from the surface, but it's a ...

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Why is the measure of lag amplified differently between two servers?
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In a nutshell: There's more to lag than just your ping time. Imagine that as you play LoL, every time you move, a helpful gnome scribbles something on a piece of paper and stuffs it in a manila ...

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How to get to the secret blue rupee room?
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The Chris Houlihan room is named after the winner of a contest Nintendo Power ran in 1990 to have your name in an unnamed upcoming game. The existence of this room remained a secret for many years ...

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How do I pre-generate a Minecraft world?
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In this thread on Reddit, I found a command line script that will generate terrain by repeatedly restarting a server with varying spawn points until the area you specify is filled. This seems like ...

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How do I change which direction I'm facing when swinging?
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To switch direction, you press the use key. (I bound it to W, but the default is F.) (Equally embarrassing: I figured it out as soon as I posted the question.)

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My WoW account was hacked! What should I do?
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If you used your Battle.net password for anything else (e-mail, Steam, other accounts), change those passwords ASAP. Other than that, it sounds like you've already done exactly what you need to do: ...

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How can I provide natural light under a roof?
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I've seen some good answers on this question so far, but there is a way to to light the underside of the platform without making holes that go all the way through by using artificial means like lava. ...

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How do I move Steam games to another location on disk on my Mac?
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When you install a game, Steam places it in ~/Library/Application Support/Steam/SteamApps/ and creates an alias in ~/Applications/ which you can use to launch the game. It does this because different ...

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What's the number on Lucios HUD?
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The number lets you know how many of your teammates (other than yourself) are under the effect of your AoE heal/movement buff. For example, if the number is '5', the whole team is receiving your heals/...

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What is the optimum pattern to place crops in Minecraft?
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To be hydrated, tilled soil needs have water up to four blocks away, either on the same level as the soil or one level above it. This means a 9x9 field with a single block of water in the middle will ...

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Can I give a portal key to another player in Ingress?
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There's no way to securely trade items, but you can transfer them from one person to another by dropping them and having the other person pick it up. Obviously, this requires both of you to be in the ...

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Is disenchanting an item the only way to learn enchantments?
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Disenchanting an item is the only way to learn the enchantment. However, the strength of the enchantment isn't important. Once you've learned the enchantment, its strength when you apply it to your ...

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What does does "QTE" under Witcher 2 settings stand for?
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QTE stands for quick time event, also known as "Press X to not die". [...] a Quick Time Event (QTE) is a method of context-sensitive gameplay in which the player performs actions on the control ...

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How much time has passed between the events in Portal 1 and 2?
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No exact number has been stated that I'm aware of. All we know is that "hundreds of years" have passed between the end of Portal 1 and the beginning of Portal 2.

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How can I skip the opening logos in Bioshock: Infinite?
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First, open up XEngine.ini in your favorite text editor. You'll find this file in your config folder: C:\Users\[Your Name]\Documents\My Games\BioShock Infinite\XGame\Config\ In XEngine.ini, scroll ...

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Pet Troll in Torchlight
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There are 3 sizes of pet-consumable fish: Regular fish transform your pet for 2 minutes and are fairly common. Big fish transform your pet for 1 hour and appear about 1/10 as often as regular fish. ...

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What songs from the Rock Band discs don't import into later versions?
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These songs can't be exported and played in other versions of Rock Band: Rock Band 1 "Enter Sandman" by Metallica "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath "Run to the Hills" by Iron Maiden "Dani California" by ...

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Replaying Adventure Mode in Plants vs Zombies
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You have to play through Adventure mode a second time to get the Zombologist achievement (or Cryptozombologist, depending on which platform you're on). The Yeti zombie first appears in stage 4-10 (the ...

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How to handle people camping your generator?
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Preferred option: Let them waste time camping it. Focus on the flag stand instead. First, an aside: Unlike earlier Tribes games, players spawn fully equipped in their chosen armor class. Since you ...

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How do I use function keys on a Mac?
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The option you want is in the Keyboard pane of your System Preferences: Unfortunately this applies to all applications, not just WoW, which is kind of a pain because almost no other Mac OS X apps use ...

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External tools for Eve Online
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The canonical example would have to be EVEmon. Not only does it let you monitor your skill queue from outside the game and notify you when training finishes, but it also has an excellent ship and item ...

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Is there a way to backup save files in Torchlight?
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Your Torchlight saves are kept in %APPDATA%\runic games\torchlight\save\ on Windows, ~/.runicgames/Torchlight/Save/ on Linux and ~/Library/Application Support/runic games/torchlight/save/ on OS X. You ...

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Can I dump unwanted compounds?
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Some stages have Recyclers. Any compounds that get sent to these are destroyed. There are also Storage Tanks, which serve as a temporary buffer for compounds. They basically act like a 25-square-long ...

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Is there lore behind the difference between the brown and green orcs of Warcraft?
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From Wowpedia: Skin color All original orcs were brown-skinned; from bark-like brown to reddish-brown. However, their bodies react when exposed to warlock magic; though the nature of this change is ...

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What is the effective range of Magnet Shrooms?
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The range of a Magnet-shroom is a 5x5 square, so you'll need at least two of them to cover all 6 lanes. They have a pretty long cooldown time before they can steal another metal item, so it's a good ...

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How can I run games full-screen on a widescreen laptop?
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Your games are probably running at 800x600, but rather than scaling the image to take up the full screen, your display is showing it at its native resolution (1 game pixel == 1 LCD pixel). The first ...

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Where are the StarCraft 2 replay videos stored and can I share them?
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On OS X as of patch 1.1: /Users/[You]/Library/Application Support/Blizzard /StarCraft II/Accounts/[Account]/[Profile]/Replays. Before patch 1.1 the StarCraft II folder was located in /Users/[You]/...

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XCOM for Mac OS X crashes on startup
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It turns out somebody at Feral is actually reading crash reports. I received an e-mail from them out of the blue today: This issue is being caused because the installation path is on a separate ...

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