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 it possible to re-map or disable the key that brings up the console?

From time to time when switching to primary weapon (1) I accidentally hit `, which in BF3 brings up the console. I don't see possibility to change that binding on the options screen. Is there a way ...
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Pause during cutscenes

Is it possible to pause GTA IV (PC version, via Steam) during cutscenes? And if so, how?
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Is there a way to auto-collect suns in Plants vs. Zombies for PC?

I know that: There's a way to auto-collect coins/gold with Gold Magnet plant There a way to collect all suns with PlayStation version of PvZ by tilting. Is there a way (aside from clicking on each ...
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Is Portal 2 Talent Show Achievement disabled?

I and my friend just completed that chamber and we did not lose any cube and we didn't get the Talent Show achievement. We repeated the chamber, not losing the cube again and we still didn't receive ...
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How many playable characters are there in Super Meat Boy?

How many characters are playable in Super Meat Boy PC Steam version and how to unlock them?
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How do I fix the massive flicker I'm seeing in game?

If I walk up close to a door, then walk backwards facing the door, or looking up/down a steep mountainside causes horrible flickering. This is on an Nvidia GTX580 under windows 7. System is an i7 ...
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Can I unlock all the specializations from the start of the game?

Is there a way (cheat and/or mod, savegame) to unlock all specializations in the first game run?
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Is there an end to the game “The Void”?

I've put far too many hours into The Void and have not seemingly gotten very far. I've read a couple reviews where the reviewers admitted that they have not played the game all the way though. Is ...
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Freshly installed RIFT only shows a throne room

I wanted to play RIFT, but I can't get it to work. After installing it, the only thing I see is a throne room with a nice music. There's a cursor, but nothing else. No key seems to work, either. ...
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How do I remove a spell “stuck” on my hand in Skyrim?

The spell "Lesser Ward" is stuck on my right hand in Skyrim. I can no longer replace it with another spell by using the GUI, and I can't unequip it either. Using the "favorites" hotkey, I can equip ...
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How do I make Skyrim look prettier?

In Oblivion and Morrowind, you could further increase the graphics, even beyond the standard maximum configurations of their config tool, by tinkering around with various settings in the games *.ini ...
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How can I identify which follower is mine via the console?

I was playing Skyrim and I had a follower in my service when, suddenly, he had disappeared into the thin air and now I can't find him anywhere. He has not left my service, so I can't recruit new ...
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Is there a reward for re-completing Hell's Precipice mission?

Does anyone know if there is now a reward for completing this mission again? Essentially re-completing the Prophecies campaign? I can't find any info here, ...
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Are there any additional quests/expansions for Dragon Age that are not developed by Bioware?

After a whole year, and before Dragon Age 2, I am having a second playthrough. I would love to add some additional content to spice up a bit the fun, and I was hoping for some extra developed by some ...
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Does using console command mark you as cheater? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Do console commands affect Steam achievements? If I use console commands in Skyrim do I risk to be marked as "cheater" by the game and preclude me some possibilities or ...
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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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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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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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I am stuck in a tent in Skyrim. How can I get out?

My character got stuck in a tent in one dungeon. I was doing some quest in some dungeon, I saw a monster in a tent, I went to kill the monster, I killed it but in the process I accidentally went in ...
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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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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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How do I create floating Islands and lava columns?

How can you create these formations? I've seen them in some pics but they seem pretty hard and I have no idea how you can even manipulate lava. I'm new to Minecraft but I've been hooked! Thanks.
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Battlefield 3 PC boxed, DRM constraints and Origin?

Is the boxed version of Battlefield 3 free from other clients, "services", and DRM? For instance, the intrusive "always online" DRM, "3-install" limits, Origin, and so on.
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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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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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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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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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With an AMD card, can I force V-Sync only for Rage?

So, Rage recently got unlocked for EU territories, and the first thing I noticed once I started playing is an awful lot of screen tearing. I heard that forcing V-Sync (since sadly there's no option ...
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Error in opening Mass Effect 1 on Windows 7

Ok, so I have spent several hours troubleshooting this. This is what I get both when I open the Launcher and hit play, and when I directly open the .exe file that it claims to not be able to find. ...
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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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Are there any alternatives to Livestream and Justin.tv when it comes to streaming games? [closed]

Are there any alternative to Livestream and Justin.tv when it comes to streaming game footage from your PC? I currently use Livestream and it is a pretty good service, I'm just wondering if there are ...
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What are the best laptop screen resolutions for gaming on a PC?

There are a wide variety of resolutions available on different laptops on the market. Which screen resolutions are best for gaming? Is Full HD (1920 x 1080) the best? Are there any resolutions one ...
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RAMDisk for performance boost in gaming?

I recently started experimenting with a RAMDisk for web browsing and since it worked pretty well, I began wondering if any particular games would benefit from using a RAMDisk? I realize games are ...
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Can you “win” Dwarf Fortress?

Can you "win" a game of Dwarf Fortress? Is there like an ending or some victory condition? Or does the game just go on forever sort of like The Sims?
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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 do I exit eagle vision in Assassin's Creed 2?

I am just starting out in Assassin's Creed 2, trying to associate a given action with the button it is bound to. I find myself continually pressing the button for Eagle Vision, and I can't seem to ...
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How to reset my movement speed, after messing around in the console?

So, I was messing around in the Skyrim console and increased my speed a lot. Now I want to reset my speed but the command player.setav speedmult 100 isn't working. Is there any way to reset this?
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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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How can I tell that I'm gaming with both my GPUs?

I recently got a new computer which has two NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti's. I quickly installed Battlefield 3 and put all the settings on Ultra to see if I could get a better FPS at that quality than I could ...
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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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Will a dedicated sound-card decrease CPU load?

Assume the CPU is the bottleneck in my PC's performance (I've a great GPU and tons of RAM), and lets say I'm playing a game that permanently maxes out the CPU load. My PC has no dedicated ...
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Place to meet gamers for co-op

I am looking for a place to meet similar minded gamers to play co-op with. I know Goozex has the playing now tab, but it is severely under utilized. (Left 4 Dead example). Xbox Live has the recent ...
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Is there a shortcut to Investigate or Enter Orbit when cruising around a system?

I haven't been able to locate a PC short cut to investigate or enter orbit when scanning a sector. This would be very helpful as I'm often being chased by Reapers who want to ... well ... reap me. ...
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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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Comparing TN vs. IPS LCD monitors for gaming

Having never owned an LCD desktop monitor, I'm wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are between owning a TN and an IPS monitor in regards to gaming performance. While I know there are ...
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Weapon and Staff Choices in Magicka

Does anyone have a list handy of the various items that you can find spread throughout the campaign? A list of their effects would also be appreciated.
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Copying the DVD contents to HDD and installing GTA V?

Did anyone try copying the DVD contents to a folder on HDD and installing from it? Does it work? I have the DVD version. Copying 7 DVDs now. My Gaming Desktop doesn't have a DVD drive. I am copying ...
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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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how to change active character in Dungeon Siege 3?

can i change the first character when playing in local co-op mode on pc ? just the second player can change his character when he leaves the game and joins again, then he can choose who he wants to ...
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Perfect 180 turns and aiming

I've noticed when watching some films that some players are able to do instant and perfect 180 degree spins. For example, I come up from behind and start shooting and they instantly spin and are ...