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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Is there a way to gift Battlefield 3?

Is there a way to purchase Battlefield 3 and/or Battlefield 3 Premium online and be able to give that copy to a friend? (buy it online without binding it to your own account) For instance, just get ...
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Witcher 3 crashes every few minutes

I just got Witcher 3 and was so excited to play it, but I can't enjoy it. The game crashes every few minutes (around 5 minutes) without a warning. I'm playing it on highest graphics but as it runs ...
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Call of Duty 4 single player crash to desktop

I just installed Call of Duty 4 and when I try to run the single player mode nothing happens. I just see a quick flicker on the desktop but the game doesn't launch. When I try to run it again, it ...
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Can I get Skyrim to remember my custom keybindings?

When I change a key in Skyrim, upon restart Skyrim it doesn't seem to have remembered that change. This is not the result of crashing, I just properly exit Skyrim from the menu. Some keys (like J for ...
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Transferring my RotMG broswer account to steam

I have played realm of the mad god on the original browser for ages now and I want to play on steam. How do I transfer my browser account onto steam? Do I have a Kongregate account? I have already ...
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How can I determine the bottleneck in my gaming rig? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Dimension E510. Its most important gaming specs are: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz CPU 1 GB of RAM (with a max of 4 GB) ATI Radeon X300 with 128 MB Typically I enjoy playing Counter Strike ...
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How to increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim?

How can i increase mouse sensitivity in Skyrim? on the main menu the mouse cursor is sluggish in-game mouse sensitivity is too low Things i've tried: increasing Look Sensitivity in-game: In ...
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What are the equivalent PC keyboard keys and mouse buttons of the Xbox 360 game controller buttons shown on the screen?

The PC port of Dark Souls shows Xbox 360 game controller buttons on its in-game messages and the UI. However, I'm playing with a mouse and a keyboard. This makes learning the controls a bit awkward. ...
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Is there a program that tracks the running times of computer games? [closed]

I think I spend way too much time on computer games and would like to know exactly how much time I spend on them, in hopes that this will help me refrain myself from playing... Is there a program ...
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What are the optimal video settings for spotting infantry?

I'm finding it difficult to spot enemy soldiers (dang camo!) and I wondered if there are certain video settings that can improve how soldiers show up. Here are my current settings (not limited by ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What should I do when a hacker gives me hacked money?

I was peacefully playing GTA Online (yeah, was killing someone coming out of ls customs) then a hacker came and killed me using explosive ammos, I called him a hacker and he teleported to me and gave ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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GTA IV - Out of Commission - Helicopter bug

I am on the last mission of GTA 4 - Out of Commission (PC) and cannot finish due to the bug with getting on the helicopter. I have read some terrible hacks to get it to work e.g. use Fraps, but that ...
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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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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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How do I get my Xbox 360 Controller to work with Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition?

Just picked up this game today and I would much rather play it with my Xbox 360 controller. I'm having quite a bit of trouble however due to the fact that although I have my controller connected and ...
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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 to run Tonic Trouble under Windows 7?

I just tried, but keep getting error screen, thanks for advice. Yes, it's DX6 game It's Win 7 32Bit GeForece 9800GT with latest driver AMD Phenom X4 965 3.4G
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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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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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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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How to transfer GTA V save files?

How can you transfer your save files from one computer to another? I can't find any function on Social Club or steam.
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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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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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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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Is it possible to take screenshots in-game?

I've found many scenes in The Witcher 3 to be very pretty and I'd like to record them by taking a screenshot. Is it possible to take a screenshot actually in-game? If it is, how is it done? I am ...
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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? [closed]

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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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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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?