The PC tag should be used for questions about PC-specific problems with a game, and the tweaking of a PC configuration to best accommodate gaming. Applies to all of Linux, Windows and OS X.

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Can I play Guitar Hero or Rock Band on my PC?

Is there any way to play Guitar Hero or Rock Band on my PC? I also wonder if there's a way to get the instruments working on a PC. Any suggestions?
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What has happened to EAX and other hardware sound enhancements? [closed]

Since Windows Vista has dropped support DirectX support for hardware accelerated sound, new games using EAX have become virtually nonexistent. So what are games using today? Have game developers ...
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How do I change follower level cap with console commands?

You know how they cap at either 30 or 50? How do I change that to 81? I looked it up and got 2 different results: setlevel 1000,0,1,81 setlevel 1000 0 1 81 Is it with commas or without? Has ...
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Can I play Steam games without running Steam in the background?

Is there a way I can play without having Steam running in the background?
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When “extending” my desktop across multiple monitors, how can I limit my mouse to one monitor when playing full-screen?

I have two monitors, and I often use the "extend" mode to work on both simultaneously as a large desktop. When playing games full-screen only one monitor is used, and that's fine. However, I would ...
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Where did this guy's face go?

I'm having a bit of trouble in certain areas with NPC's faces disappearing in Skyrim on PC. It's very odd because their skin and eyes are no where to be found but their facial hair stays intact. It's ...
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What are the cryptic Steam Super Meat Boy achievements and what do the names mean?

It seems like the following cryptic achievements are only available on the Steam version, not XBLA. N#7*<1!23 &*>?1$ (=+66&1$ ^**5%_=+12 *|-0&& N&8^2^%$1`` The "description" ...
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Both Fallout 3: Game of the Year and Fallout: New Vegas crash when I try to create a new game

I have a problem with Fallout 3 GOTY and with Fallout : New Vegas, both Steam version. Fallout 3 GOTY crashes as soon as I try to create a New game, while Fallout : New Vegas crashes immediately after ...
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Can I increase the number of allowed saves?

It seems that, unlike the first game, Mass Effect 2 (inexplicably) has a save limit. I currently have 50 full save slots and the game will not let me make any others. In ME1, there was a PC tweak ...
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Mouse moving out of the Game with dual screen

I'm using a dual-screen setup and some games seem to not lock the mouse to the screen, especially in Battlefield 2142 a while ago I often left the game with my cursor, which was bad when I tried to ...
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Are there crash logs for Skyrim?

I have crashed twice in a row while mixing healing potions. Is there a log I can go look at to see what I am doing that is causing the crash? (Or do I just need to lay off the potions for a while?)
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How to use my gamepad globally as xbox controller (on PC)?

I figure using x360ce I can use my gamepad in some games which claim to require a xbox controller. However, this requires me putting two files (xinput1_3.dll and x360ce.ini) into the respective game's ...
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In Skyrim, how do you revive a NPC who was in your party?

I took Benor with me to do the Statue of Meridia mission. during the fight, he was impaled by some ice sharp magic thing. I couldn't believe it he was dead! I completed the rest of the mission and I ...
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Menu Key Bindings in Skyrim

I typically change the default WASD controls to use a different set of keys, is there anyway to change the keys in the menu system to reflect the updated bindings? It's annoying to have to go back and ...
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Can I use my Xbox 360 controller to play PC games?

I bought the Prince of Persia trilogy games yesterday at a garage sale and I want to play them asap! I remember them being great on the PS2. Can I use my Xbox 360 controller with my laptop? Would I ...
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What ports need to be opened to play multiplayer reliably?

So I'm trying to configure my firewall to open the right ports needed to play multiplayer. According to Ubisoft's Support page: ...you will need to configure your router or firewall to allow the ...
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Graphics Card, Processor or RAM?

Which is better for good gaming? Graphics card Processor RAM Will only buying a very good expensive GPU (Graphics Card) ensure a good gaming experience? Friends say that you dont need to buy ...
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Where does Borderlands 2 store save files?

Where is the save file location? I've upgraded to Windows 8 and am barely been able to start the game. After some tweaks with compatibility, the game starts, but all my configs and saves are gone. ...
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How do you set up Portal 2 split-screen co-op on a PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can we play Portal 2 co-op on one iMac? According to this article and this steam forum thread, it's possible to set up a split-screen co-op in Portal 2 on the PC. To ...
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Taking multiple screenshots during gameplay

How can I take multiple screenshots from a PC game during playing?
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Glitched shadows after update 1.5

Ever since I updated Skyrim to the 1.5 version the shadows are all glitched. The position of the shadows changes greatly when I move the camera with the cursor or by walking. It's annoying and it ...
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How can I fix the mouse lag on the PC version of Dead Space?

When I try and play the PC version of Dead Space the mouse is sluggish and unresponsive regardless of how high I set the sensitivity. Is there a fix for this?
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Can I make mods for Skyrim?

Can regular owners of the Skyrim game make mods for skyrim? Will it include mod tools, level editors, etc? If not, are there any customizations that end users can do?
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution mouse lag?

I've just installed DX:HR via Steam, and I've noticed there's really bad mouse/keyboard lag in the game. Framerate seems fine for the most part, but when I move the mouse, there's about a quarter or ...
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Does Mass Effect 3 require Origin?

I am not particularly trusting of EA's Origin platform, with some going so far as to call it spyware. I don't care at this point about multiplayer in Mass Effect 3. I know that, more than likely, I ...
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Skyrim launcher brings up UAC dialog and never launches [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't get past the opening splash screen when I try to start playing Skyrim When trying to play Skyrim on Windows 7, I double-click the icon, and the Steam ...
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Why was everything unlocked the first time I started Portal 2 coop?

I was playing Portal 2 co-op for the first time. We were on PC in split-screen mode. When the game started, we were dumped into a level selection chamber, and a voice announced that all levels were ...
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How can I get an NES controller to work on my PC as a Joystick?

I want to be able to use an actual NES (or, SNES) controller to control an emulator on my PC. Is this possible? If so, how can I do this on a budget?
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Can I restore my rank level back to where it was before a hacked Modern Warfare 2 server changed it?

I ended up in a hacked server. One of the hacks was - if you die by your own hand (such as falling off a skyscraper in my case) your rank (at your current prestige level) becomes 70. While this is ...
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Fallout 3 runs better on medium settings than low?

I bought a Radeon 6570 HD recently and decided to play Fallout 3. When messing with settings to get a smooth FPS I noticed that the game runs better at Medium settings than low settings, it's much ...
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Why am I snubbing the bow?

I have four favourites that are bound to hotkeys: Long bow (3) Iron sword (2) Flame Sparks While I have a sword in my right hand and Flame in my left I can switch to the bow just fine by pressing ...
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Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies GotY installed together

I have the original Plants vs. Zombies and the new Plants vs. Zombies Game of the Year edition. These are not Steam editions, but are just straight up boxed copies. My kids want to play the new ...
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Is Braid on PS3/PC different in any way? Is there a definitive choice?

gals and things, I'm one of the few poor souls who hasn't played Braid yet. I don't have an xbox so my choices are PS3 or PC. The game came out on both platforms a little while after the xbox ...
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External Mods to locate specific blocks?

I'm looking for clay blocks, and they are quite hard to find. I know that I could simply edit my inventory and add more clay blocks, but that doesn't quite have the same "fun" factor as setting out in ...
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Activate the crystal from far

When I'm setting defenses at the other side of the map, is there a way to activate the crystal from far away, letting me kill enemies at the gate without running back-and-forth?
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What rendering API does Rage use on PC?

Is Rage for PC using OpenGL or DirectX? From all the Radeon card troubles, I would presume the former, but I would like to be sure. If you have the game, you can tell which one it is by by opening ...
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How do I get all parts of my HUD to stick around in DX:HR

So, I'm pretty sure when I started playing DX:HR, the display for my "hotbar," or 1-0 keys, was constantly around as long as I wasn't at Sarif Industries. Yet now, later in the game, I'm noticing that ...
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How to unlock all SF4 characters, on PC?

I'm trying to unlock Akuma and Gouken on SF4 for PC (Steam Version, not Super Street Figher). So far I got Sakura, Dan, Gen, Rose and Fei Long. I explained how to unlock them in the answer. What am ...
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Diablo III Installation Size

What is the size of Diablo 3's files with patch 2.01 ? On my computer, the size of Diablo 3's installation (2.01) is about 30 GB (and I haven't download the full patch yet). Is it really so much ...
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Reorder action keys?

So the order of the actions are different for the different classes. Luckily "fire" is always on 1, but I'd like "overwatch" to always be on key 2. Now it changes between 3 and 4 depending on the ...
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What is the Mass Effect 3 Value for Miranda to edit in Save Edtior

I'm trying to toggle Miranda's Romance to True in ME3 right before I meet her for the third time in the apartment so I can trigger the romance dialog option. I have found ID Values for most of the ...
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The HUD is gone / mispositioned?

So I think I've broken the game a little. The entire HUD seems to have vanished, and there's no option setting, or button combination to get it back. When changing zones, a little of the HUD comes ...
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How can I play Avoid the Noid on Windows 7?

I have some pretty fond memories of a game called Avoid The Noid. It was some promotional thing from Dominos pizza and was actually a lot of fun. After I dug up my original disk and pulled the files ...
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Chu-Chu Rocket on PC?

Is there a version of the Dreamcast puzzler Chu-Chu Rocket that runs on PC (any operating system)?
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Why are some 32-bit PC games not supported on 64-bit operating systems?

I have the original gamebox of "Medal of Honor Airborne", where the system requirements state that the game cannot be played on Windows Vista 64-bit. Why are some games not supported on 64-bit ...
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How can I see my player movements in Counter Strike?

I am new in Counter Strike. I have one laptop where I am practising my movement skills playing alone. I would like to see my player so I can understand the movement mechanics for when I am going to be ...
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How do you get you team chemistry rating over 60?

I have been playing Manager Mode in Fifa 10 (PC) for 3 seasons, however the Team Chemistry rating keep getting stuck at 60 while the other ratings (Fans Support and Job Security) are at 99.
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Is there a limit on the number of bodies/corpses/lockboxes in a certain zone? How do I increase this limit?

I would like to know if BioShock 1 or 2 limits the number of bodies/corpses in a certain zone (like Dishonored, another game that also uses the Unreal engine). Does either game remove corpses to make ...
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How to make my follower to wear same type of armor as her default, but improved?

Long story short: my loyal follower Lydia is now a Blade. Upon taking her oath, she got full set of Blades armor and it became her default armor meaning it's not seen in her inventory - not even when ...
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How can I use any game controller on my PC with Batman Arkham Origins?

I have an Elecom Wireless Gamepad, and a Windows 7 PC (64bit). I bought Batman: Arkham Origins through steam. My Elecom didn't work, so I borrowed a friend's USB Xbox controller. It doesn't work ...