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 you disable automatic memories?

I have recently been playing sims 3 including all expansions so far. Generations has memories, which is great, except that everything seems to be a memory. Every time the game come up with a memory, I ...
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How do I get the Invisible Exploding Fireball Arrows through console commands?

I was reading the UESP wiki's "Skyrim Glitches" article, when I came upon this gem: Invisible Exploding Fireball Arrows These can only be acquired while on the quest Rise in the East, but ...
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Technical guide for setting up a LAN party?

Are there any good how-to or technical guides for setting up a LAN and/or any other sundry issues surrounding putting together a LAN party? The greener the intended audience the better. (I am fairly ...
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Increase boat speed in Witcher 3

Is there any way (using console or otherwise) to increase the speed of the boats in the game it's just too slow for me (a lot of stuff in Skellige is accessible by boat only) .
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What speedup can I expect in modern PC games from switching to a 64bit OS?

Forgetting, for the moment, the advantages afforded by more RAM being addressable, what performance gains are typical with say, vista 64 over vista 32? Do all games perform better, or does it vary ...
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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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Modern Warfare 3 crashes my computer in the middle of game

This might be a really specific question, but I've searched online and found many solutions that don't work, so this is sort of my last resort before formatting my computer. This is my setup: ...
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Can I turn the difficulty up higher than Master?

My first character is a level 60 high elf with 100 destruction, conjuration, heavy armor, smithing and enchanting. A room full of the 'most elite' type of whatever threat is around just doesn't faze ...
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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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Separate SSD disk for faster gaming?

I have a spare 120GB SSD kicking around and I was wondering if plugging it in and downloading my Steam games to it would have any performance benefit? Currently I have a 240GB SSD with both Windows 10 ...
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How do I use my Xbox 360 control pad in Mass Effect 3?

Don't get me wrong, mouse and keyboard is, to me, the only way to play the game seriously (multiplayer, usually), however, sometimes I just like to sit back and enjoy myself. Enter: The Xbox 360 ...
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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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Is there any way to fine-tune the mouse sensitivity?

With mouse acceleration on, the mouse is too sensitive, even at the lowest setting. With mouse acceleration off, the mouse is not nearly sensitive enough at the lowest setting, but way too sensitive ...
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Can I force 'Quick Save' to use a new file each time?

Console scripts, mods, or voodoo is acceptable as an answer.
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Is GoldenEye: Source free?

I can't tell if you have to buy anything to play GoldenEye: Source. Is it free? Are there any good tutorials on getting this up and running?
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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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How do I pull a guard off a roof in Assassin's Creed 2?

Every time I try to assassinate a guard on a roof, I always jump up and kill him with my hidden blade. How do I pull a guard off a roof to assassinate him in Assassin's Creed 2?
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Can I use any micro USB cable to connect wireless Xbox One controller to PC?

I found that you can't connect your regular Xbox One controller to my PC using the Charge and Play kit since the cable only provides power and no data transfer. So I bought a "wired" Xbox One ...
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Recording PC gameplay in 1080p

My system build I thought was adequate enough to record most games with great ease, but I'm facing issues. I can record at 720p no problem, any game. I want to be able to record at 1080p, but when I ...
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How am I intended to navigate the constellations?

When picking a perk to level up, I have to click once per constellation if I want to change which skill I want a perk in. If I want to go to a skill a few constellations away, it is burdensome to ...
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How can I emulate keyboard and mouse commands with a game controller? [closed]

Some programs exist to allow you to use game console controllers (such as the Xbox 360 controller, or my usb-connected SNES pads and dual-shocks) to play games that don't support controllers natively. ...
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Can I use a game controller to play Diablo 3?

Can I use a game controller with Diablo 3? Since there are not that many keys that are actually used, can you map a controller to play? Or would this require some type of mod?
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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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What is the shortcut key for detonate traps?

I want to be able to forcibly detonate my traps, but its annoying having to navigate to it using the menu. What is the shortcut key for it?
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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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How to force game to use fullscreen second display

Is there a general way to set a Game to use a different monitor/display in fullscreen mode?
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Keep mouse in window?

I run a dual monitor setup, and Skyrim only plays on the left monitor in fullscreen mode. But when I'm playing, and my mouse goes too far to the right the cursor actually shows up outside Skyrim. And ...
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Does changing the ini file stop you from getting achievements?

I started playing Skyrim and got the 'Unbound' achievement. I was having a couple of performance issues, so I exited and tweaked the SkyrimPrefs.ini file, but now I've just completed Bleak Falls ...
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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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Reduce the four views to only two (1st and 3rd person)

I am playing GTA V on PC via Steam, with my XBOX 360 wireless gamepad. To switch between views, I press the select-button, which cycles between 1st person and three kinds of 3rd person (with three ...
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How to fix Civ 5 graphics

I bought Civ 5 on the Steam sale recently, but it's really hard to play as I'm getting these really bright coloured patches appearing and disappearing on the screen after a bit of playing. Then the ...
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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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How can I play borderlands without the CD

I have borderlands via steam, and require no CD. My friend bought the game from the store, and therefore needs the CD to run the game. He's currently sitting in my living room, as we planned to LAN ...
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How can I adapt to playing FPS games on a PS3 instead of PC? [closed]

So, I've been a PC gamer for virtually all of my life, and I finally bought a PS3. I found racing / sport / classic 1v1 fighting games the best and the easiest to adapt to. But one thing bugs the crap ...
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What is the gravity model in Source engine games?

How is gravity modeled in the Source engine? Does it use a standard acceleration model of units per second squared? Is there a terminal velocity? Does air resistance play a role? For whatever this ...
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Compatibility of controllers for PC games

As the number of console ports seems to increase, there are more and more games that are meant to be played with a controller like on a console. The keyboard controls are sometimes pretty clumsy. If ...
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Where does Bastion store its configuration/settings?

I just picked up Bastion on Steam and ran into a small problem. By default, the game was running at my monitor's native resolution of 2560x1440, but I went to the in-game options menu and selected a ...
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Third Person Mode for Portal / Portal 2

I picked up Portal and Portal 2 when they were on sale on Steam a few weeks back. I think these could be really good games, but I (for whatever reason) get vertigo when playing first person games. Is ...
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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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Why can I not sometimes hijack a helicopter, and instead hang beneath it getting ripped to shreds?

Sometimes when I try to hijack a helicopter on Just Cause 2 (when the army are after me), I grapple onto the bottom and just hang there with no hijack option. I proceed to get shot by the ground ...
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X3 reunion tutorial?

I got X3 off of Steam for cheap recently. I have never played any of the X games before, and I am finding it difficult to get started. There is no in game tutorial to teach you the controls and how ...
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What ports do I need open to host a game?

It seems that occasionally my friends and I have issues connecting with each other. I'm assuming this is a firewall/router issue, although it could be something else. Under Network Settings in the ...
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How does the Co-op vs AI IP award system work?

I really like the new Co-op vs ai, match type introduced on LoL. AFAIK, it awards a reasonable good amount of IP for winning once per day, just like your First Win of the Day double IP Boost. I ...
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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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Party members stopped following main character in Neverwinter Nights 2

I am playing NWN 2, and recently the party members stopped following main character when I am walking around. Any ideas how to fix it?
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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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Does connecting your laptop to TV via HDMI decrease gaming performance?

I have a laptop I use to game, its not a high-end one. My resolution is 1366x768, I'm thinking of getting a HDMI cable to try out gaming on the TV. My card is an ATI Mobility Radeon 5470 HD, and it ...
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Where are Mass Effect 3 saved games located on PC?

I'm looking to back up by saved games from Mass Effect 3, but I cannot locate them. Where are the Mass Effect 3 saved game files stored?
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How do I unlock the Barbarian and Series EV in Dungeon Defenders?

The Barbarian and Series EV hero classes are currently locked to me. However, unlike with the Crystals, it does not list the requirements needed to unlock them. What do I need to do to unlock these ...
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More than 1 Specialized or Professional Killstreak set

If you have more than 1 professional killstreak set (say one for the market gardener and one for the rocket launcher) and you have 5 or more kills, will your eyes show 2 effects? Similarly will your ...