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 swap left and right mouse buttons for combat only?

It annoys me no end that the LMB is for the right hand and the RMB is for the left hand. Is there a mod or console command to swap them for combat only (i.e. not for menus, dialog, etc)?
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Why won't Skyrim start?

So, I've got Skyrim downloaded and everything, my computer more than meets the requirements and when I go to press the play button on the startup window nothing happens. I've updated my video card ...
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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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What irrevertible glitches should I be aware of when playing Fable 3?

The vanishing wife issue sounds like a serious mood-killer, so one should never move a family to the Bowerstone Old Quarter. What other things should I be aware of so I don't have start over again or ...
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How can I fix the auto-login to the Cerberus network (EA Online)

Whenever I start up Mass Effect 2 and it tries to auto-login to my EA Online Account, I see this screen. Then, I have to manually log in, and I see this screen. Empty login screen. Every time. ...
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Is it possible to connect an Xbox One wireless controller to the Xbox 360 wireless receiver for PC?

I got 2 Xbox wireless controllers for my PC along with a wireless receiver adapter. I'm considering getting some more, but I'm not sure if it's a good idea now that the Xbox one and its controller are ...
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I get a “Steam needs to be online to update…” error message every time I start up my computer

"Steam needs to be online to update please confirm your network connection and try again." This started happening around a week ago. I looked it up, and I did the fix where you delete all the files ...
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Is there (currently) a way to install the Xbox One controller firmware updates from my PC?

I am one of the many who have purchased an Xbox One controller who doesn't actually own an Xbox One. I purchased it with the intent that when the PC drivers came out, I'd use it on my PC. ...
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Can snow golems exist in Savanah? [duplicate]

I am in a savannah biome and have been working on starting a village. Recently, I tried to build snow golems for defenders. Once they are built, they immediately start to take damage and die soon ...
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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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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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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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Is it possible to turn WoW PC client to a Mac one?

I have a World of Warcraft client downloaded, a PC version. Could I perhaps by replacing some files turn it into a Mac version? I just want to save my time not downloading another 10+ Gb for Mac — ...
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Multiseat gaming?

Multiseat (see here (SU) and here (unix.SE)) allows multiple users to use one PC with multiple mice/keyboards/monitors as if it were several PCs. It would be great to run some less-hardware-hungry ...
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How do you unlock new costumes?

The PC release of The Amazing Spider-Man seems to have changed the way you unlock special costumes. The tooltip says you unlock them by completing story and side missions, but which story and side ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can the Xbox One controller work on PC games? Does X Padder software help make the Xbox One controller usable in PC?

I recently purchased a Xbox One console, moving from the PC realm towards console gaming now, and was curious of support on the controller. Are we able to connect the controller via PC and be able to ...
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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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Black screen when running most games fullscreen

So I'm coming with my head in my hands asking for somebody to help me out with my laptop. My basic system information is as follows: http://pastebin.com/AVeGH8j6 This is only a problem I have ...
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Dark souls PC controls - Help with aiming and switching between weapons

After watching a youtube video I realised three things: That console players can aim, and lock on targets. Can PC players, and if so, how? That you can switch between weapon sets with the press of a ...
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Can I play Fallout: New Vegas without Steam?

I just bought Fallout: New Vegas today on Amazon for the computer and I am dying to play it, but for some reason it made me install it on Steam and it is now updating the game which it says will take ...
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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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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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In Left 4 Dead 2, how do I join a server by IP?

My friend was playing some 10v10 on L4D2 the other night, I did a search of google and found a bunch of IP addresses for these 10v10 servers, but how do I join them? There is nowhere in game to enter ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Low Rider Challenge

While playing GTA: San Andreas today, I got to the Low Rider Challenge. It's seemingly impossible to beat this, as no matter how well I do, my opponent seems to one up me. I don't particularly care ...
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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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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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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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How do I change the graphics settings after the initial launch of the game?

The game gives me the option to adjust graphics settings the first time it's installed. However, when launching the game the second time, it goes straight into the game instead of giving me the ...
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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 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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What is more likely to boost my gaming performance: a new GPU or more RAM? [duplicate]

I would like to be able play GTA:4 on my PC, however my computer's specs are not the best. I have an Intel Pentium R Dual Core e5200 2.50 ghz (Overclocked to 3.41 GHz) with: ATI Radeon HD 4300 512 ...
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How can I view FPS in Skyrim?

I want to be able to see the FPS I'm running at, as it feels a bit low. I've tried tdt in the console to no avail.
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What is the proper teleport command in Skyrim?

How does the coc command work? When I type in for example coc Whiterun, it works. But when I type in coc Dawnstar, nothing happens. Did I miss anything here? Also, how do I enter names with multiple ...
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How can I get rid of hackers in Halo 1 PC?

I've played Halo 1 PC for a while now. I enjoy playing in CTF and Slayer using the internet. But I've been getting frustrated about people using hacks to kill people easily, or using the hack that ...
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How do I return Esbern's voice?

When you first meet Esbern during A Cornered Rat as part of the main quest, sometimes his voice will be missing and/or he doesn't answer the door. - "Skyrim: Esbern - Bugs" article, UESP wiki ...
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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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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 ...