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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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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Determining if a game is CPU- or GPU-limited

What is a reliable, but not too time-consuming way to determine if a certain game is limited by the graphics card or by the processor speed? I have some preconceptions about whether I'm mostly GPU or ...
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Blur crashes on Tokyo Shutoko loading screen under Win XP

So far Blur worked fine for me under Windows XP (SP3 32-bit), I managed to beat first boss and start chapter 2. However, just after trying to race on one of the Tokyo Shutoko tracks (presumably ...
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Where are Cognition Episode 4's saved games stored?

Does anyone know where the saved games are stored in Cognition Episode 4? I am using a Windows 8 x64 PC.
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How do I set a dead zone for my Xbox 360 controller?

How do I set a "dead zone" for my Xbox 360 wired controller (reference image). Clarification: I meant for use with my PC. Additional information: The reason I want to do this is because the ...
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Does Microsoft still make a Wireless Xbox 360 Receiver for the PC?

I'm sure I read somewhere that Microsoft have stopped producing Wireless XBox 360 Receivers for PCs, but I can't remember where. For anyone confused, I'm referring to these things: I've searched ...
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Skyrim Follower More Than One [duplicate]

Using Console command set playerfollowercount to 0 my old follower leaves. Only Serana doesn't leave and I need one more than Lydia. I know there are hundreds of mods which can fix this but My friend ...
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Install Mods for Unreal Tournament 2004

My college will not let me get to other forums where this information is available, but ... How do you install *.ut4mod files for Unreal Tournament 2004 when double-clicking no longer works? After ...
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Can I reinstall my games on a freshly formatted computer?

I had to format my computer, but I forgot to create a backup for the games that I had installed. They are all originals and I have the activation code for each one of them. Can I reinstall them or ...
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Searching games by their system requirements [closed]

Can you search games by specifying a system requirement and get the results matching up to that requirement?
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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 check if my computer's powerful enough to run a certain game?

Is there a service that I can use to check if my machine will be able to run a certain game?
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Why can some games run on my computer, but some others don't? Is it my video card?

Maybe it is something else other than video card which makes some games run on my system when others don't. I can play NFS Most Wanted, released November 11th, 2005. However, I can't run Metal gear ...
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How does an ATI Mobility HD 4250 compare with a discrete graphics card?

I'm considering getting Diablo III to play on my laptop but my system doesn't meet all the requirements: As you can see my only issue is my video card. Is it so extreme an issue that I'm screwed or ...
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How do I stretch a lower screen resolution in Dead Space 3?

Normally when I set a resolution below my actual screen resolution in a game, it stretches to fill the entire screen area, especially if the new resolution is also widescreen. However, DS3 scales the ...
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How do I setup multiple monitors in Burnout Paradise?

I have two monitors and I want to set up Burnout Paradise to use both of them. When I specified in the game options to use two monitors, instead of spanning across both it put both displays on a ...
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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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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 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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On a dual-screen setup (TV + screen), can I play a full-screen game on one screen while another user uses the other screen?

We're about to buy a new family computer with a beefy CPU (for future-proofing) and a beefy GPU (for me). The computer's near the TV, so passing an HDMI cable for couch gaming shouldn't be a problem, ...
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Do I need multiple GPUs to use nVidia Surround?

I'm not at all familiar with nVidia surround. I have a 560GTX and two 1920x1080 monitors side by side and was curious if I can play Skyrim on both monitors like a partial surround using this one card, ...
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How can I play Dungeon Defenders cross-platform PC-PS3?

I found this: Does Dungeon Defenders support cross-platform multiplayer? So my question is not "if" but "how". How can I (on PC) play with PS3 players, or vice-versa?
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How do I get past the final barriers in “The Real World”?

In Saints Row IV, I am currently stuck in the story mission "The Real World". I can't seem to get past the final barriers, every time I try, the second barrier closes long before I make it through. ...
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Can you play GTA 4 on PC?

One time, I went to my friend's house and saw him playing Grand Theft Auto 4 on PC. Can you do that? I tried downloading it on PC but they said on Google that Grand Theft Auto 4 can be only played on ...
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I'm getting “Files different from the server” when playing Modern Warfare 2?

So, I recently start to play my copy of MW2 for PC using Steam. But every time I try to play Multiplayer I load the map up then and I'm sent back to the lobby with the error Files different from the ...
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How can I run the benchmark tool in Arkham Origins?

I'd like to run a benchmark for Batman Arkham Origins to see how changing settings affects frames per second. I can't see a benchmark option in the menu like previous games, am I missing something? ...
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Where can i get reliable offline drivers for a PS3 Controller?

I know of two driver/software combos that allow me to use my PS3 controller as a PC gamepad: MotionInJoy - I am using this right now but I have an older version which I was able to install and use ...
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Assassin's Creed III Random crashes

I've been playing Assassin's Creed III (version 1.05) for the last two days and I'm getting random crashes. The crashes occur when I'm in game for around 10 to 20 minutes at random locations in the ...
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How can I make a radio assistance call when there are no more resource crates in a location?

I can only access the 'Radio Assistance' menu when there are still resource crates in a location. I'm playing the Steam Early Access version on the PC. The State of Decay wiki's "Radio" article ...
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Can I use my xbox controller to play alien swarm?

I know the information page for Alien Swarm does not list it, but from the screenshots it seems like a perfect game to control with the xbox controller. Did they just forget to add the icon or is it ...
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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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Does the Xbox windows controller work with directinput games?

I want to buy a Xbox controller with PC receiver. I know it uses Xinput. Will it work with old games that use DirectInput?
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How do I get Braid to recognize my Xbox 360 controller?

Supposedly Braid has support for the Xbox 360 controller (as it's an XBLA port), but it refuses to recognize mine. The controller shows up among my Devices & Printers, and works perfectly in ...
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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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Can you play Street Fighter 4 over LAN?

How to play Street Fighter 4 for PC on LAN?
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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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Can I install FIFA 11 in 2 PCs and access online features from both PC?

I've never used online feature of any game. For the first time I'm gonna use FIFA 11's online features. I've a laptop and a desktop PC. Both having different IP addresses. I'd like to install FIFA 11 ...
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Where to find a “good” FIFA online community? [closed]

Currently I am playing a lot of Head2Head games but it is a little frustrating, since you cannot select the opponent you are playing against. This has the advantage of being truly competitive but has ...
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Competitive gaming and playing on a lower-specced machine [closed]

Stupid question: Is there any truth to the belief that if you train your <insert competitive game here e.g. Dota 2> skills on a sub-par pc, when you play on a maxed-out one you play better ...
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Is there a place online to find listings of co-op multiplayer games for PC? [closed]

Is there a place on the internet to find a listing of PC games that have co-op multiplayer in the last 5-10 years or so?
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Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings - Network Playability Issues

I play Age of Kings (AOE 2) on my home LAN. It runs ridiculously slow/choppy. Both of the machines are well beyond the minimum requirements for the game to run, and my router is a fairly new Linksys ...
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How to assess amount of network traffic generated by an online game?

The question is in the title - is there some (hopefully non-intrusive) tool, or a site that lists average traffic consumption for popular games? A friend of mine would like to play with me, yet he is ...
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Unable to play Sacred 2 Multiplayer

I purchased Sacred 2 from GoGamer.com. I was able to successfully install the game and even to authenticate my key. However, when I tried to make a multiplayer account, I was informed that my key was ...
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What determines your spirit guide & where can I download saves?

In Myst IV, what determines your spirit guide? I'm on my second play-through and I got Water again so I was wondering how it can be changed? Just to be clear -- I know what to do after you get your ...
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Does MW3 let more than one person play over LAN with one copy of the disc?

I want to play over LAN with my family and friends without needing to buy more than one copy of the disc to play. This will be for the PC version as it will be on various PC's in the same house. ...
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NWN2 multiplayer on original campaign

Me and my friends have the Neverwinter Nights 2 game with expansions but haven't played it in a while. I was wondering if it is possible, and under what circumstances, to play the original published ...
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How can I copy my PS2 saves to my PC?

I'm considering crating up my PlayStation 2 in order to free up inputs on my TV. I don't play it very often any more, and it looks like emulation is currently good enough for the games I still play ...
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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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Running games in windowed mode with black borders

I have recently replaced my monitor setup, I used to have a setup of 1x 24" and 1x 17", but now I have 3x 27" 2560x1440 monitors. On the old setup, I ran games at 1920x1200 in borderless window / ...
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About Assassin's Creed 2, DRM and savegames

I was thinking to buy Asssassin's Creed 2 for PC, but I heard some bad voices about the DRM included in the game. At home I have an ADSL connection but unfortunately is not really reliable. It often ...