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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Why can't my Xbox One gaming rig allow installing Windows 8 software? [closed]

This may be off-topic for this particular board but I couldn't find a better one and a question I had was bothering me. I am looking at purchasing some new PC games to play but my gaming PC is ...
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Playing Mass Effect on multiple consoles

I obtained Mass Effect 3 as a free game for the compensation for the Sim City downtime, more than a year ago. I liked ME3 quite a lot, and even played it more than SC itself. Now I still play it ...
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How to get Machinarium to run on Windows 8.1?

I am playing Machinarium off Steam on my 8.1 tablet. I can start the game, but for some reason, in order to click on anything interactable in the game such as menu items, I need to move my mouse about ...
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PC not recognizing gamecube controller with mayflash adapter

So I got Mayflash's gamecube to usb adapter a while ago, and when I plug in my controller it doesn't show up anywhere on the computer. It recognizes the adapter though. I have one of the black ...
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How to change the keybindings in Rayman 2

I've just bought Rayman 2 from GOG, and the controls are unintuitive, to say the least (e.g. a:=jump, space:=attack). Is there any way to change these keybindings, so that I can get more natural ...
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My stuff disappears when I log off multiplayer mode in Minecraft

My wife and I are playing Minecraft over Lan, and whenever she logs off, we lose everything in her inventory. Why does this happen and how can we stop it?
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Fixing unearned achievements in Fallout New Vegas

I completed Old World Blues and managed to get my brain back. Yet, I received neither Make up your Mind or Outsmarted on my Steam achievements. I did not use console (on purpose or by accident) to ...
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Increasing uGridsToLoad in Fallout: New Vegas

What settings can I drop to load more grids without crashing? I can run 9 grids stable but 11 causes the game to crash to desktop. Exterior cell Buffer is at 48 (96=CTD). I want to be able to snipe as ...
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Watch dogs unusual crash. Requires hard-reboot. (PC)

I realize a lot of people are having problems with Watch Dog's on the PC, but this crash seems to be really unusual (I haven't seen anyone else report something like it), and their forums have been ...
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How can I change my screen name?

My screen name in Watch_Dogs is incredibly unimaginative and doesn't match my screen name anywhere else in any of my other games. It also includes my real name, which I don't really want. How can I ...
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How can I use a Wamo Pro gamepad in a desktop Windows PC?

I have a Wamo Pro which is a gamepad mainly aimed at iOS and Android mobile devices (it works fine in my Android phone), but despite being also advertised as being compatible with PC, the instructions ...
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“Unable to connect to public sessions. Please check your NAT type” error when playing online?

I have played a couple of games using the online games options in Watch Dogs, however today whenever I try to join a game I get the error "Unable to connect to public sessions. Please check your NAT ...
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CSS Zombie Riot Config

I currently have a CSS server running and it works great, but I want to enable Zombie riot... I think I have all the files but I don't know how to turn it on... If you could help we can discuss ...
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Cannot Hack Maurice phone with the PC

After I watched the first cutscene and killed Maurice, I cannot seem to hack his phone on PC. I tried watching videos and things like that and rebinded the keys. It didn't work. What does it mean by ...
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How can I use items displayed in the bottom-left on PC?

I am playing Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst. As you know, this is is part of Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 and it was on Xbox 360 and mine is PC version but still their key setting are same ...
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Multi monitor setup: Mouse suddenly not locked to some games anymore

I've been using Windows 8.1 for a few weeks now, but since yesterday the mouse cursor stopped being locked to some games (Watch_Dogs, Dead Island). Watch_Dogs worked just fine two days ago, didn't try ...
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How to use the weapon-wheel with a mouse?

I'm playing the first mission in watch_dogs on PC and it asks me to graft a distraction and throw it onto the wall when hiding behind a desk. However, the weapon wheel is incredibly difficult to ...
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Watch dogs Crash on loading screen

Watch dogs crashes after clicking "New Game". I have the latest drivers from Nvidia, and have tried to verify files on Uplay ( i have done everything i could find on google). Crash report: "A program ...
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Is there a way to pick up all the items around you with one button?

Similar to how the console versions of Diablo work, where you press Circle or what not, and it picks up everything around you. Is this possible, with any macros or mappings, to do in Diablo 3 for PC?
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bioshock problem with animation

I just recently bought the bioshock package from steam and started playing it. Its pretty good so far except i found one problem. the animation of everything is really bad, i dont know if its the ...
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Steam “Connect” Protocol

I currently have a link set on my website to run the following steam://connect/188.141.19.52:27016 When it runs, it launches Insurgency Standalone but it doesn't connect. If a person uses connect ...
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Nvidia Optimus Not letting me start games

I have a packard bell gaming laptop. Its an i5 quad core, 12 gigs of ram. and a gtx 750m The problem is that it has nvidia optimus(for those who dont know, Nvidia optimus is a feature that lets the ...
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GTA IV: EFLC crashes after loading screen

I've just installed GTA IV: EFLC and it was crashing just after the Rockstar blue logo. So I installed Games for Windows – Live then it worked and it showed the 2 episodes: The Lost and Damned, and ...
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My player - View roster?

I feel a bit stupid for asking this, but how do I view the rosters of other teams in NBA 2k14 My player mode? I can take a look at the roster of my team but I can't cycle through any other team. I ...
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Display Drivers Crashing

I am running windows 8.1 with a nvidia 660. When I play Dead Island or Arkham City, after a short amount of time, my display drivers crash, and the game stops responding. Both games have worked fine ...
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Final Fantasy 7 Cloud Saves On PC

Just bought FF7 on Steam and I am having an issue with the syncing of my saved games to my Square Enix account. The issue is I'm looking into using the character booster that is offered with the cloud ...
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Steam: Instantly finish downloads [duplicate]

Alright. I'm trying to move my games (from one drive to another), but as you know there is close to no possible way to do so.. Without redownloading it. No thanks to the recent client updates, simply ...
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Skyrim just doesn't want some NPCs to be killable

I've been trying to use the setessential command to mark NPCs as not essential (thus killable) but certain NPCs remain essential after using the command. These NPCs are: Jarl Balgruuf, Farengar ...
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If you start a new character, will you get the preorder weapons again, or is it locked to your first character only?

I think I made a mistake on my first character and would like to try a different start. Will a new character also start with all of the pre-order weapons/shields, or an I totally vanilla if I re-roll? ...
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How do I disable multiplayer in-game?

I had a look at multiplayer in Dark Souls 2 and now every time I start the game it starts up in multiplayer mode. I want to go back to single player only. Is there a way to do this in game or by ...
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Can I install a Steam game without having to use the internet?

So I finished building my computer and I got Steam on it by trying to install Skyrim. It gives me Steam but it says I have to have internet to continue. I'm pretty sure that I don't need online mode ...
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How can I fix Skyrim's bad shadows?

The standard blocky, scrolling shadows are unattractive and distracting. Several resources advocate INI changes, but with little or no explanation for what they do, and I haven't seen any change ...
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The sims 3 Plumbots

I installed an expansion pack onto The sims 3 called "Into the future" which allows me to build robots(plumbots). They have mastered their musical skill but seem unable to form a band. How can i form ...
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Farcry 3 randomly enters windowed mode

For starters, whenever I face a tiger, game goes windowed mode. After that, whenever I press Z to use the camera (or to take it off) it also changes to windowed mode. I've tried to set the camera key ...
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Why are games lagging on my laptop?

I have a Dell laptop with these specifications: Intel B950 2.1 GHz 4 GB RAM Intel HD Graphics 2000 Windows 8.1 I know these specs are low but it run games for others. I have seen people with same ...
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Is there any way to use a controller with Feeding Frenzy 2 on PC?

I was surprised to not see this in the options anywhere. Is there a way to enable controller use in Feeding Frenzy 2?
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Mouse cursor always visible in game

I just started to play Dark Souls on PC and I noticed that the cursor remains visible during the game. Although I can play with it I find it really annoying to always have a white thingy jumping ...
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Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate HD: Black Screen / nvidia

Does anybody know a fix for Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate HD (Steam version)? After loading, the screen becomes all black and freezes. running Nvidia 9600.
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Run old games on screen that does not support lower resolutions

How can I run old games that insist on a lower resolution (say, 640x480 or 800x600) when my display refuses to run at those resolutions? Most such games will run windowed, with works, but is a bit of ...
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Using a Generic Gamepad for Batman Arkham Asylum (or PS3 controller)

I need some help setting up my PC to play Arkham Asylum. It was the one Arkham game I have yet to play (minus Knight but I'm no time traveller :P) and I got it on PC via a Steam Sale ($5 was a ...
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How can I play Diablo 3 with a gamepad? [duplicate]

I know it's not supported natively for some reason, but I'd really like to lay back on my couch and enjoy the game in a relaxed position instead of sitting straight up at the table with more keys than ...
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Arma 3 Death Valley, Finding and Deploying UAv

I am playing the first part of the Arma 3 single player campaign, "Survive" on the mission "Death Valley." I can complete the mission up to the point when the squad begins being mortared, and the ...
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How do I open the developer console?

Titanfall is a Source engine game, like Half-Life 2 or Portal, so there is a developer console (~ usually) in there somewhere. Is there a command line flag or something to enable it? Or is it hidden ...
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How do I quickly hide or minimize the game that I'm playing? [closed]

I don't want my family to find out that I play games on the PC. I need a way to minimize the game fast or hide the game screen. This is so when someone goes near the computer, I can quickly hide the ...
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Can I install and run Titanfall without a disc?

I plan on buying Titanfall, but I'm not too keen on the humongous download size. If I were to buy the PC disc of the game, could I install the game and run it without a disc?
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No on-screen keyboard when using xbox 360 controller

I have an Xbox 360 controller for PC. I launched the game Dark Souls, and when I was asked to enter my character name, nothing would happen. The keyboard overlay didn't appear and I had to use my ...
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Is to possible to play Roadrash multiplayer (mano-a-mano)?

I tired to play this good old game with my friends which are located in different places via network gaming ("Mano A Mano mode") But I couldn't connect it by using TCP / IP and IPX options also. I ...
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Can I use the mouse for walking?

In Ducktails Remastered for PC, can I use the mouse for direction (walking)?
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Super Street Fighter 4 for PC runs very slowly [closed]

I recently installed SSFIV on my new PC. It runs extremely slowly. What can I do to fix this? I don't believe that its a hardware problem as my PC is brand new and can play more resource-intensive ...
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Games slowing down with Xbox Wireless controller on PC

I have recently noticed that my games are very slow while using the Xbox Wireless controller with my computer. I originally thought my computer had slowed down but I also tried configuring my PS3 ...