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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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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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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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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Is is possible to connect more than 4 Wireless Xbox 360 controllers to a PC?

If I buy multiple Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receivers will I be able to use them at the same time? I know that each one should support 4 controllers, so if I buy 2 could I connect 8?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Fallout 3 runs better on medium settings than low?

I bought a Radeon 6570 HD recently and decided to play Fallout 3. When messing with settings to get a smooth FPS I noticed that the game runs better at Medium settings than low settings, it's much ...
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How to change the FoV?

How do you change your field of view? I do not see it in the options. In ME1, it appears there was a console command you could use: http://www.tweakguides.com/ME_5.html If you want to adjust the ...
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Can I transfer Mass Effect saved game files from my PC to my Xbox360?

I played Mass Effect 1 & 2 on the PC. Unfortunately, my PC was barely able to run ME2 so I decided to purchase Mass Effect 3 for the Xbox 360. Since I want to carryover the decisions I made in ...
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Identify a green shard spell in Magicka

Playing co-op I saw a wicked area of effect spell where large green glass-like shards shot up through the ground in a circle around the mage. How can I cast this or a similar spell? I forgot to ask ...
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What new content does City of Heroes: Going Rogue have for existing toons?

Can anyone run through what changes this expansion makes to the game? I have a number of existing characters and I am unable to find any information about how the new content works for existing ...
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Adapting game resolution to screen

I have a 1280x1024 screen and some games do not support this resolution. For example, DeusEx support only 1280×960. When it stretches to my screen, fonts gets very hard to read and I don't get the ...
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How can I save my DirectX choice in Saints Row: the Third so it stops asking me about it?

Whenever I start up Saints Row the Third from Steam, it asks me whether I want to wimp out and use DirectX 9 or be all hardcore and stuff with DirectX 10/11. Of course, I always pick the latter, but ...
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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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Is there a way to rename the save files?

As I use the save function a lot, to either go back and to things differently, or other various things. I often find the save names incredible hard to distinguish from each other. Is there a way to ...
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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. I'...
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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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How can we force the military to kill civilians?

Given that I want a squad to kill my own dwarves, how would I go about accomplishing this? The sak screen does not allow me to select any dwarves (other than the outpost liaison) for slaughter: ...
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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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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, http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Hell'...
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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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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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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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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 version,...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...