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4:03 AM
Q: How to Power Redstone Through A Block

SbossbI have seen this in youtube videos, a person places a redstone torch on the wall like in the picture and it activates a circuit. No matter how many layouts I have tried I can't seems to get a power output on the other side. My question is, how can I power redstone on the other side of this stone ...

Q: Question about 3D TV?

umangaThis is not exactly related to 3D gaming but thought its realted. I have a 3D TV (which support "2D to 3D","Side By Side","Top and Down"). I use HDMI cable (3D supported 1.4) to connect my TV to the PC. My PC doesn't have a graphics card capable of outputting 3D format.(like nVidia nVision or ...

@Gnome Any luck?
@KevinY Nope.
But it definitely wasn't my fault.
Hmph. Still waiting to shut down
Other guy tried a restart like half an hour ago.
It's probably on the host's side.
4:28 AM
In other news, my Sandstone test world is growing.
@KevinY ?
(Attempts to upload screenshot in vain.)
Sandstone test world?
I had to upload this into an answer I made – couldn't do it from chat. :/
All the Redstone experimenting I do.
And all the screenshots that appear in my answers.
1 hour ago, by Kevin Y
Oh well, that was enough Minecraft for one day anyways.
Why sandstone?
4:32 AM
Because it looks cool.
Should use redstone ore
Before Sandstone was released, I used a grass world, and passive mobs would always spawn.
Or something else horribly hard to see redstone on.
It would take much too long to mine out the ground.
@KevinY Hasn't sandstone been around since before redstone?
4:33 AM
Nope, it's pretty recent.
You mined that by hand?
Beta 1.2
@GnomeSliceツ Ahahahahaha no.
I mean if I wanted to build underground, it would take a long time to mine Redstone Ore.
/give redstoneore
I downloaded the world, but it would have been just as easy to select a large area with WorldEdit and flatten it into Sandstone.
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5:45 AM
Trailer: Ex Vitro (Alex M) http://bit.ly/n4A5vf
A: What does "information porn" mean?

EvanI remember Joel Spolsky giving a definition of porn as, "Looking at things you can't afford," which I always found amusing and apt.

6:44 AM
Posted by Robert Cartaino on August 9th, 2011

You might know Chris better as “Grace Note,” the moderator extraordinaire on our Gaming Stack Exchange.

I appointed Chris to a pro tem moderator position nearly a year ago. I wasn’t an avid user of Gaming SE, but I was continually amazed how often Chris’s name kept popping up in our moderator chat room. Chris was quickly becoming The Person to quote when you needed a clear, compelling explanation of how this community-management stuff should work. Even in our meta community, Chris was earning a ridiculous amount of rep in a short period of time. You should read some of his posts because it’s really good stuff. …

6:59 AM
Omg omg omg.
@grace now that the cart ifs out of the bag officially, are you going to (have to) change your nick?
Thank you swype
Ahhah @GraceNote has a blog post. And is not in the highlight list anymore
7:20 AM
Q: how to reduce crashes during MP load games in Civ5?

kusoksnaDuring playing MP games with my friends, there is about 70% chance that we will not be able to load save game. This means that we need to start game from scratch. Loading older saves also result in fatal exception. Is there some way to increase chances of successful loading in MP games? Single-p...

8:03 AM
@GnomeSlice Now I haven't used mcmyadmin before, but forced stops are generally where the process is just killed
that's a bad thing, has lead to loads of chunk errors before
8:15 AM
Q: Does time pass on a Minecraft SMP server if nobody is logged on?

Lasse V. KarlsenI have a private Minecraft server where we are 2 people playing. Earlier today I logged on, observed it was night, and logged back off. Then I logged on just now, it was day again. In the meantime, I know the other player has not been online. So my questions (they are related) are these: Do...

@Powerlord Didn't we already discuss the steam economy thing?
I thought @Arda & @badp said about the strings in the translation server a while back
I think this will only make the value of items rise anyway, right?
oh. it's only gifts.
8:30 AM
I thought I might be able to get rid of a good 80 games off my account
9:06 AM
Q: Identify puzzle game involving removal of adjacent balls/blocks of same color

arne.bWhen I was learning Turbo Pascal in school I "invented" a puzzle game described below. Later (late '90s) I found that this game had apparently been invented before, as a very similar version was included in a linux distribution. (I do not remember which one, and currently do not have any linux in...

9:33 AM
what's this Steam Trading Beta business? I can't access the tf2 blog at work
9:45 AM
Ahahaha Grace's picture is awesome XD
@FallenAngelEyes whaat???
Her picture in the blog post
You mean the little pinky thingy?
Yeah :D
@oraclecertifiedprofessional trade items for game gifts, or gifts for gifts
9:49 AM
@ThomasMcDonald items as in tf2 items? and you can swap them for games?
@oraclecertifiedprofessional Yeah
So TF2 items are currently the only supported items
but you're able to trade them for Steam gifts
and I think, trade gifts for other gifts
even after you've redeemed the gifts?
9:51 AM
ah ok, makes sense
thanks muchly
hmm, Steam beta keeps crashing on OS X.
Q: Are Nintendo 3DS consoles PAL/NTSC dependent?

AkkAI am thinking of buying a 3DS when the price drop comes into place in America, however I live in Australia. Will Australian games (generally PAL) work on a US 3DS (NTSC)? Do these restrictions apply to the 3DS console?

Can't get it to work at all
10:07 AM
10:17 AM
I made the mistake of saving and going to the title screen during a dungeon in Recettear
whoops. lost 2 units of time for barely any dungeoneering.
@badp No, I don't have to change my name. Everyone is more familiar with me under this name, it'd undermine my position as a Community Manager were I to change name.
'sup, uh, Chris. scratches head awkwardly Or I guess Grace is the preferred name?
I do prefer Grace, yes.
10:30 AM
How many people here even remember, off the top of their head, what Shog9's name is?
I barely even know Shog9. But I get the point.
@RavenDreamer I was testing if logging in and out refreshed my avatar for everyone, then I was too lazy to ask anyone
well that didn't work
there we go
Good morning all
good morning
@Grace You are pinker than I thought you were!
10:36 AM
Also more spherical sagenod
I could do to lose some weight.
Yeah you're rather ball like.
GOod job on confusing everybody with your bio btw
Jonathan Blow, the creator of Braid, discusses making independent video games. I know a lot of you aren't game devs but I thought it was neat enough to share anyways.
@Wipqozn 'twas the point. As I mentioned elsewhere, I hope no one thought it'd be that easy.
10:40 AM
I'm aware, and you did a job job on it :P
I wouldn't be surprised if chris wasn't even your real name. I know a number of Christine's that go by "chris", so it's the perfect name to not give away any information
@Manaಠдಠ Cool, I'll have to check that out later
@Manaಠдಠ thanks for sharing.
No problem~
I probably won't watch it mind you, since it's 80 minutes long and I'm not a game dev, but still. Thanks for sharing!
No. Problem.
10:45 AM
The actual talk is about 40 minutes long though, the other 40 is just Q&A
Heavens to betsy.
Yeah I'll watch it later
@Mana why are you awake so early?
Adjusting my biological clock for university.
Ah gotcha
10:51 AM
Good idea.
I normally would do the same, but I'm up early for work anyways.
oh snap, wait what?
Is ico/shadow collection coming to a disc? I thought it was being released digitally. My word, I need to pre-order i
Want. So. Bad.
Oh, really? That's cool.
also, since I'm thinking of it
Q: Are there plans to repackage SC1 and broodwar as remastered/resulution and graphics updated?

Are there plans to repackage SC1 and broodwar as remastered/resulution and graphics updated?... I would like to re-live the saga of the old game in hi res...

Yeah it was rumored last year and they confirmed it this year
I can't wait to play them with the upscaled graphics
though SotC messes me up
I knew it was coming, I just thought it was going to be DL online
Q: Make the New blog message disappear after reading it

Ivo FlipseWhile I'm very happy with the new blog link in the header (it does wonders for the traffic), I've heard several complaints regarding the red [new] tag. It's supposed to indicate there's a new blog post and it's only displayed 24 hours after posting, but after I've read the blog post the [new] ...

Status completed.
10:56 AM
I don't really like this question. It's not dealing with a game that's already been released or announced, it invites speculation/recommendation of different projects, and it's also localized, since if ever such a remake comes out this is obsolete.
@GraceNote Yay, that was bugging me too.
At first I was uncertain what I thought about the new class system in D3, but the more I think about it the more I like it. In D2 you basically used one skill. That was it. Maybe two. D3 seems to focus more on using multiple skils.
@Manaಠдಠ I agree 100%
@Wipqozn My enthusiasm for D3 has been rather thoroughly quashed by the DRM and no local storage of your game. :(
@Manaಠдಠ Agreed
Cool...I'll vote to close as too localized, then, I guess?
Seems to be the strongest reason of them all.
@FallenAngelEyes If it helps, I'm not letting that stop me from buying the game. In fact I'm not bothered by the DRM method that much.
11:00 AM
Always on internet requirement is ridiculous, imo.
So is people stealing games. It's better then downloading spyware to your computer like certain companies do cough ea cough
My parents are only on dialup and only have one phone line, so when I visit them, I can't have an always on connection. When I was home for a funeral, I played tons of D2 because it ran nicely on my laptop and I didn't need a connection for it.
There is certainly a lot better options for DRM, but this is the one they decided to go with.
Being able to play it in the airport while waiting for your flight is nice as well.
Yeah, that's understandable.
11:02 AM
And the fact that you can't even back up your own game irks me. Cloud storage only. So if people decide to DDoS Blizzard for whatever reason, I'm unable to play my game.
Never thought about that actually.
It happened with Ubisoft and Assassin's Creed II's PC release
The only thing I don't understand is why even have the single-player. Players can just make a private room online and play by themselves.
The problem I have with it is that it's setting a precedent that I'm uncomfortable with, and basically, the only way I have to protest it is by not giving them my money.
Yeah I can understand that.
11:05 AM
Again, some people don't have the opportunity to always be online.
Look at dialup. Look at how some universities block gaming ports.
Hell, Steam doesn't work properly for a number of universities.
I don't mind the DRM aspect of it, it's really just the internet requirement.
It's not that I agree with the method, I don't. BUt I understand their reasoning. On the same note, I don't blame Blizzard for this I blame the pirates. It's similar to a shop keeper that puts locks on his doors and only lets in two customers at a time due to high theft. His method damages the innocent, but his decision was made due to having his back up against a wall.
They're not going to stop the pirates with always online DRM. I don't agree that punishing your legitimate userbase is acceptable.
They have yet to find an effective DRM method, and I'm sure they will move on to a new one soon enough.
@FallenAngelEyes and a shop keeper putting locks on his doors isn't going to stop theft.
but I don't blame the shop keeper
because he doesn't know what else to do. On the same note companies don't know what else to do because no other DRM has proven effective yet. Like you said, I doubt it will work, so they will move on to a new method soon enough.
Well I m inclined to think we need to shift of philosophy. Internet has changed many things, so you can't just say "ok put some more restriction" because this is just a burden to clients. And someday one smarter guys will find a way to workaround the DRM. I think the best thing to do is to provide more to the peoples that buy. Like online services, additional materials.
11:10 AM
We're not really blaming Blizzard, but that doesn't mean we can't have a beef with their selected method.
Yeah, I'm not saying I don't have a beef with their method. But my problem is with their method, not with Blizzard.
@Mvy similar to how many open source companies run
Look now: it's easier, cheapest and less restraining to play a pirated game than a normal one
same appends with the films
I'm not saying they should leave the doors swinging wide open because theft could happen anyway, but this is like the equivalent of a store only letting me in to shop if they have an employee handcuff themselves to me for the entire duration I'm walking around the store.
When you buy one film, you need to see ALL the trailers, have a "OHHHH it's bad to pirate films" sequence, more advertisment.
I wouldn't shop at that store.
11:12 AM
Whereas pirated video is just: put and play
posted on August 10, 2011 by mana

999 is a masterpiece whose simple premise belies extraordinary depth. If I had guessed that a game about solving puzzles to escape a boat could blend horror, humor, pseudoscience, romance and mystery into one perfect package, I would be gambling in Vegas instead of writing this article. Perhaps this is how it was meant to [...]

@FallenAngelEyes Yeah, your analogy is better then the one I had.
I would probably stop shopping their as well, however once again it's a matter of them doing whatever they can to stop theft.
I reiterate that no one is faulting them for why they're doing it, so that's not really a distance-gaining point.
Anywho, yeah, I just don't agree with it. The suckier thing is, me choosing not to buy the game won't make a lick of difference because they're still going to make millions anyway.
But I can at least know that I'm not putting my money somewhere I disagree with. I'm not judging others for deciding to purchase the game at all, trust me, I want to play it, but ugh, I just don't like where they're going with this.
Yeah I understand your position perfectly. Like I said earlier, I think they will move on to a new method before long when this one fails.
11:18 AM
Who knows, Ubisoft seems convinced that their method is "working."
I'm not trying to be a jerk or argue in circles with you btw, I just have strong opinions on this.
Nor am I, because I have strong opinion as well.
I think we both agree people suck. sagenod
I like to consider myself a Utilitarian, so I place so much emphasis on the law breakers in the first place since if it wasn't for them this wouldn't be happening.
So, @Mana, how is Recettear goin'? ♪
11:23 AM
To give some insight into how my reasoning works with regards to, well, everything.
@GraceNote oh yes, wonderful game.
hopefully blizzard changes their DRM at some point so you can play the game :)
Oh, alright @Grace. I'm on day 5 and I dumbly wasted two parts of the day by going into a dungeon, then deciding to go to bed and saving and exiting to the title screen. Whoops.
Not going to make the first weeks payment?
@Wipqozn That would make me very happy, because I really do enjoy action RPGs a lot
11:25 AM
I will.
Just remember Mana: Failing is the path to success.
@FallenAngelEyes Yeah, they are enjoyable. I assume you've played Titan Quest?
@Manaಠдಠ Could be worse. You could do like I did and waste period by just visiting the Guildmaster and not buy anything at all
@FallenAngelEyes It really is lol If you fail, you restart with everything.
And then immediately save, too
11:26 AM
I've not thoroughly played it yet, only a little bit. I got it on a Steam sale a couple months back.
My problem with action RPGs is that if there's no respec mechanism, I get caught up in reading guides so as not to nerf myself.
It's a really enjoyable game, I would suggest playing through. I'm trying to with a friend, but his computer likes to crash so that may not get off the ground.
And sometimes I feel like I don't have the energy to peruse guides.
Also Louie is a dumb butt and he moves too slow.
But I'm still afraid of screwing myself up.
So I end up not playing...
Yeah I can have the same problem. Titan QUest does have a respec system though, albeit an expensive one.
11:27 AM
@Manaಠдಠ Actually, even though he can't dash, he's got one of the better movespeeds.
Ah okay, cool.
I'm... really bad at not overanalyzing things.
Though a dash is always nice. Which is one reason why Nagi is so awesome. ♪
Also, I need some chocolate milk. brb.
@FallenAngelEyes same :P
mmm chocolate milk
it can be a real pain in the buttocks
11:28 AM
Analysis paralysis sucks.
Think I'm gonna go fish some more in Chantelise >_>
and then I bought a smoothie instead. Pineapple, peach, strawberry and blueberries.
Sometimes I wish I had a blender so I could make smoothies and milkshakes
but my standards have been set high by the Blendtec, so I think I'd never want anything other than that
I would highly suggest it. I love smoothies. They make for a delightful breakfast too.
I mean, c'mon, it can blend an iphone
that is pretty bad ass
11:35 AM
! Have you never seen the Will It Blend vids?
a few of thehm
I think they're hilarious
holy snap, those are some expensive blenders.
yeah, reeeeally pricey
but so awesome!
this is upsetting
I can't connect to my works VPN client because they changed the password and I don't have the permissions to change the password.
11:39 AM
@FallenAngelEyes But...will the blender blend?
@Manaಠдಠ Good question!
wait, fuck, that's the top comment
god, I feel so horribly unoriginal now
@Manaಠдಠ My god. YOu just lost my vote in the election.
I had your vote in the election?!??!?!?!?
11:42 AM
yeah same, I don't think I'm gonna vote for him either
oh well, the thought was nice
Looks like @mana just cost himself the election.
...not one, not two, but three Sculptors in one journey. My luck is killing me here.
What the chuff is a Tiki Torch?!
11:47 AM
@ThomasMcDonald a bamboo torch thingie
@FallenAngelEyes Does it emit more light?
@ThomasMcDonald I'm not sure what game you're playing
Terraria, it's a new item
I'll ask a question
11:48 AM
I hadn't seen that one yet. I think they emit the same amount as a regular torch
12:01 PM
Q: How does a Tiki Torch differ from a standard Torch?

Thomas McDonaldIn Terraria 1.0.6 Tiki Torches have been added, which can be crafted using a torch + 3 wood. How exactly do they differ from the standard torches?

Q: Is it any use combining Sorcerer's Shoes and void staff

DalshimWhile doing my different builds for my AP heroes, I've noticed existing builds on the net sometimes (often) combine Sorcerer's Shoes and void staff, and I don't really understand why. When calculating enemy's effective magic resist, magic resist reduction and penetration is calculated in the fol...

whoa er
Curse you Thomas, for interrupting my fishing! shakefist goes back to fishing after futzing with paint
I wonder how long it will be until I get the sportsmanship badge
I had to put a dirt ceiling in that little tunnel because I kept having zombies drop onto my head while testing.
@Wipqozn I'm trying to figure out how I haven't earned the sportsmanship badge. I usually vote up multiple answers on the same question.
12:15 PM
@Manaಠдಠ How many answers do you have?
@GraceNote Oh, is it per question not per answer?
92...oh, is it supposed to be answers to questions I've also answered?
@Manaಠдಠ Yes
That explains it then.
12:16 PM
@Wipqozn No, but if you don't have enough answers with co-existent answers then you cannot get the badge.
12:29 PM
Yay got a Hallowed Charm ^_^
I have to say, I'm strongly considering playing FFXI.
I refuse to acknowledge those as part of the series
Better XI than XIV. That's all I can say.
Well XI was actually finished l o l
I've never played XI before myself
I have watched my friend wait for character models to load in XIV though
He's rather excited for them to finish XIV, since he thinks it should be an enjoyable game when it's finished.
@FallenAngelEyes I will concur that they should have just called it "Final Fantasy Online" not FFXI
12:37 PM
@Wipqozn Yeah, that's what I thought as well
Q: How to avoid failure and bring back more items home?

Tom WijsmanIt seems to me that it's highly inefficient to spent two parts of the day on retrieving one item. How do I bring back more items home?

and called XIV Final Fantasy Online II
...not like XIII was that much... better...
Well it wasn't finished.
I'm not even sure if square is still working on it, or if they've just decided to gut their losses and move on... back it FFXI
I know they were making some promotion for people to move from XIV to XI, which is hilarous
My main concern is with school starting in a couple weeks, will I have time for an MMO?
I meant XIII the console game, not XIV
12:41 PM
yay, another tf2 mix
oh ahah, my bad. misread.
To be honest, I have always considered the FF series to be mediocre since they switched to 3D
There's less silly humor, which kinda makes me sad
I don't think you'd see something like Cloud crossdressing for the plot nowadays
I didn't even like FF7 to be honest; I'm in the "FF7 is overrated" camp
Trading stuff is kinda awesome for us Golden Potato folk.
Although the last JRPG that I actually finished and really enjoyed was Shadow Hearts: Covenant.
12:47 PM
haven't played that one
I enjoyed Eternal Sonata, but I never finished it.
Hehehehehe... Shadow Hearts: Covenant...
All I can say is...
I would highly suggest SH: Covenant then
The Man Festival!
Hang on. Only 20kers can edit tag wikis, but 10kers can approve tag wiki edits?
12:48 PM
@GraceNote I lol'd
@ArdaXi Actually, you can approve at 5k.
Sense this does not make.
Basically, tag wikis are something of a more collaborative effort for the most part - it's like a primitive peer-review system created by abusing our existing mechanics.
Right, so I could log-out, edit the tag wiki, log in and approve my edit.
but we're getting raped, not fun.
12:52 PM
@ArdaXi Well, yes, but then you wouldn't get reputation out of it.
@GraceNote But I can't log in and edit the tag wiki.
@ArdaXi The alternative is bumping the approval privilege to 20k, which means no one until 20k can approve the tag wikis, which is very detrimental to smaller sites.
@GraceNote Or bumping the tag wiki privilege down of course.
We don't want the edit privilege to be lower, but we don't want to completely bar access to creating the wikis in the first place, so we instead opted to make approval an easier access.
Well, yet another policy I cannot begin to understand. Another day at SE.
12:55 PM
Q: Using graphics mods for Minecraft (such as OptiFine), do I need to patch server or only client?

Lasse V. KarlsenI found a mod for Minecraft that adds a lot of adjustments and optimizations to the graphics handling, OptiFine. However, I'm a bit unclear whether I need to patch the server in addition to the client. Is there a common "knowledge" to this I'm lacking? Such as "yes, you will always have to patc...

@ArdaXi If someone has 10k, I would like to think they wouldn't abuse the system like that though. I could just be giving people too much credit though.
@Wipqozn If someone is 10k, I personally would like to think they should be able to handle tag wikis.
@ArdaXi excellent original point
@Wipqozn Thank you.
@Wipqozn totally not
12:58 PM
@Manaಠдಠ totally not? what? YOu're crazy mana.
@Manaಠдಠ Why are you picking on @Wipqozn? He was being nice!
@ArdaXi I know! MAn, I'm never voting for @mana as mod.
@Arda no, I was doing the little kid thing
I want a mod who is nice
@Manaಠдಠ You were being yourself. Not a good idea.
12:59 PM
it...it was a joke ;_;
@ArdaXi I lol'd

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