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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Run old games on screen that does not support lower resolutions

How can I run old games that insist on a lower resolution (say, 640x480 or 800x600) when my display refuses to run at those resolutions? Most such games will run windowed, with works, but is a bit of ...
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Is there any way to use a controller with Feeding Frenzy 2 on PC?

I was surprised to not see this in the options anywhere. Is there a way to enable controller use in Feeding Frenzy 2?
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Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate HD: Black Screen / nvidia

Does anybody know a fix for Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate HD (Steam version)? After loading, the screen becomes all black and freezes. running Nvidia 9600.
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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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Mouse Cursor Won't Display in Full Screen Games

Whenever I run a game full screen, if it doesn't have a custom cursor built into the game, I basically can't play it, because for some reason, my system mouse cursor simply won't display when I run ...
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How to change control from keyboard to Xbox controller on Batman Arkham City for PC

Do I have to change any property from "true" to "false" in game file, or the game will detect if the controller is connected?
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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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Mouse cursor always visible in game

I just started to play Dark Souls on PC and I noticed that the cursor remains visible during the game. Although I can play with it I find it really annoying to always have a white thingy jumping ...
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How do I use Wii remote and other controllers for PC games?

Is there a device or adapter (similar to the one asked about here for the Xbox 360) to allow me to use my Wii remote and classic controller to control PC games?
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Call of Duty 4 single player crash to desktop

I just installed Call of Duty 4 and when I try to run the single player mode nothing happens. I just see a quick flicker on the desktop but the game doesn't launch. When I try to run it again, it ...
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Using a Generic Gamepad for Batman Arkham Asylum (or PS3 controller)

I need some help setting up my PC to play Arkham Asylum. It was the one Arkham game I have yet to play (minus Knight but I'm no time traveller :P) and I got it on PC via a Steam Sale ($5 was a ...
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How can I play Diablo 3 with a gamepad? [duplicate]

I know it's not supported natively for some reason, but I'd really like to lay back on my couch and enjoy the game in a relaxed position instead of sitting straight up at the table with more keys than ...
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Dead Space 3 Crashes Upon Load

Every time I try to load dead space 3 on my pc, the game will start, the screen goes black etc. But after about 2-3 seconds of loading, the game instantly crashes. I have searched around for a ...
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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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How do I open the developer console?

Titanfall is a Source engine game, like Half-Life 2 or Portal, so there is a developer console (~ usually) in there somewhere. Is there a command line flag or something to enable it? Or is it hidden ...
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How do I quickly hide or minimize the game that I'm playing? [closed]

I don't want my family to find out that I play games on the PC. I need a way to minimize the game fast or hide the game screen. This is so when someone goes near the computer, I can quickly hide the ...
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When “extending” my desktop across multiple monitors, how can I limit my mouse to one monitor when playing full-screen?

I have two monitors, and I often use the "extend" mode to work on both simultaneously as a large desktop. When playing games full-screen only one monitor is used, and that's fine. However, I would ...
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No on-screen keyboard when using xbox 360 controller

I have an Xbox 360 controller for PC. I launched the game Dark Souls, and when I was asked to enter my character name, nothing would happen. The keyboard overlay didn't appear and I had to use my ...
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Minecraft 1.7.4 Launcher/Download Problems

Today (2/13/2014), I logged onto Minecraft, and got on my favorite server, a few minutes in, my Minecraft crashed, and forced me to restart launcher. As soon as I loaded up the launcher, and It ...
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How can I return to Skyrim after switching to Windows?

When using Alt+Tab, I can't seem to get back to Skyrim. Clicking it's icon or Alt+Tab to get back, I just see an empty window. Windowed mode doesn't allow me to use it in a Windowed (Fullscreen) ...
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Can I use the mouse for walking?

In Ducktails Remastered for PC, can I use the mouse for direction (walking)?
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Super Street Fighter 4 for PC runs very slowly [closed]

I recently installed SSFIV on my new PC. It runs extremely slowly. What can I do to fix this? I don't believe that its a hardware problem as my PC is brand new and can play more resource-intensive ...
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No mouse or keyboard input in Fallout New Vegas (aside from return and arrow keys)

Hardware/OS CPU - Phenom II quad core GPU - R7950 HD RAM - 8GB SSD - 2x120GB RAID 0 OS - Windows 7 Install Environment Up-to-date windows Latest beta catalyst drivers Up-to-date game cache ...
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Where are save games stored on my computer?

I want to transfer my saved game to my other computer, but I can't seem to find where the game puts saves. Google doesn't turn up anything relevant to my problem which figures since it released today. ...
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How Does the Fable 3 co-op chat work?

I've been playing some Fable 3 co-op, and I can't figure it out! How can I chat with my co-op partner?
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Games slowing down with Xbox Wireless controller on PC

I have recently noticed that my games are very slow while using the Xbox Wireless controller with my computer. I originally thought my computer had slowed down but I also tried configuring my PS3 ...
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I need a console command to empty my inventory

I am carrying way too much stuff in my inventory, and I need a way to drop it all with a console command like being able to take everything from a chest. I need to store everything in a chest in one ...
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BF3 Platoon Emblems Copy and Paste in Console like BF4

Can you copy and paste emblems in the console like in BF4 in BF3 Platoon Emblems?
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Can I get a veteran battlepack in bf4 when I played bf3 on xbox 360 and bf4 on pc?

I haven't gotten a veteran battlepack yet, is it just an error or did I have to play bf4 on xbox 360 or bf3 on pc?
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I can't find any servers online, is it just me?

I tried finding some servers after finally installing it today (bought it a year ago during the Summer Sale). For some reason, when I tried random Matchmaking, I was entered into a completely empty ...
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Why is my League of Legends client crashing and experiencing multiple bugs?

Somehow, after upgrading my laptop to Windows 8, my League of Legends client tends to crash while the game is loading (after champion selection). I have to manually kill the client in Task Manager, ...
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Why can't I beatdown deadshot in batman arkham origins?

I'm doing the Deadshot side mission in Arkham Origins, and after I take out the first round of goons using stealth take downs, I drop behind Deadshot, throw a cape stun, and there is no prompt to ...
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How do I play as a Ro-Bro in all levels? ('Later Ro-bros!' achievement)

I'm playing the PC / Steam version of Double Dragon Neon. I searched cheat codes for it and learned that there is a cheat code where I could play as a Ro-Bro in any level, however the button ...
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No Video output when attempting to run Facade

I downloaded Facade from the official website. After installing it, I tried to play it, but after the initial loading screen, the game vanished into just the outline of the window it was in. The sound ...
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Is it possible to enable Splitscreen for Campaign/Spec Ops on a PC?

My friend and I would like to run through the storyline together, as well as complete some Spec Ops missions (especially the 2-player ones). However, unlike its console counterpart, Modern Warfare 2 ...
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Are there any known workarounds for the January 2014 “sound-loop” crash?

There's a nasty bug for BF4 affecting a lot of people right now, which causes the game to crash and loop the intro-sound when attempting to join a game. DICE has said they're working on a fix, but in ...
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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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Is my video game destroying my computer?

So I'm playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution, and every half hour or so the entire game freezes, usually accompanied by a message on Windows 7 helpfully telling me: Your video driver stopped working ...
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Does playing in the in-game offline mode unlock achievements?

In Borderlands 2, when playing in-game and hitting Esc, under Network Options there are several modes. Online Friends Only Online Invite Only Online Public LAN Offline Will Offline allow you to ...
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Where does Plants vs. Zombies store its savegames?

I'd like to backup my Plants vs. Zombies savegames. Where are they saved?
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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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Can I make mods for Skyrim?

Can regular owners of the Skyrim game make mods for skyrim? Will it include mod tools, level editors, etc? If not, are there any customizations that end users can do?
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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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I keep getting kicked from bf4 games [closed]

Whenever i try to join a game it kicks me and even in a game with nobody in it.
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How to complete Call of Cthulhu 'Journey to devil reef' mission?

I have been playing "Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the earth" on my PC. Now I am in a mission where Jack is rescued by the USS Urania, a coast guard cutter, which is part of a group heading to ...
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How do the player.setav absorbchance and reflectdamage commands work?

Is it 100 for 100% of the time or 1? (Is it the % or a decimal?)
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What is the console command to advance the Werewolf skill?

As the title says, I am looking for an ability to add experience to the werewolf skill. I know that normally you can advance skill with the command player.advskill <skillname> <amount> ...
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How can I use a Wavebird with a PC?

I want to emulate games, but I have a Wavebird Wireless controller with no receiver. Is there an adapter or can I make one? I want it to go to USB.
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Chess Master 11 Font Problem

I have a problem with the font.In Post Game Analysis Window is used the proper font but in the Game Status a generic font is used , so I can't see the pieces' symbols for example as all of them ...
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Can I install the game on multiple machines or resell the game?

Can it be installed on multiple machines? Can I sell it after I am done with the game (just a like a console disk)? The best information I found around this the following link which talks about ...