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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Why is my game constantly crashing silently to desktop with no error message?

I have been searching for an answer to the crash-to-desktop (CTD) issue for days since I first began playing. All I come across are 10-page-long discussions that appear to consist only of new members ...
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How do I uninstall Xtrap?

I seem to have a program called Xtrap on my system I have no idea how it got there, after Googling this application it appears to be a MMO game tool but I only have one MMO on my system and it does ...
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Does finishing the main storyline in Skyrim prevent other quests from being playable? [duplicate]

As the question asks, I'm curious to know if just straight up doing the main storyline of the game will prevent me from playing quests from other NPCs or dungeons or whatnot. I should say right now ...
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Cannot complete second part of 'I Could Make You Care'

I'm stuck at the second part of the Companion quest 'I Could Make You Care', for the companion Veronica Santangelo, where you need to find 3 technologies, either: Vault 22's farm info Guided ...
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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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Change gamepad bindings on PC for dragon age inquisition

I know there have been similar postings regarding the location of the gamepad bindings...however, is there a way to change the gamepad bindings on PC? In the game options, I can only change the ...
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How do I switch arrow types on the PC?

So far I only found some youtube video about it, where you can't really see what key-combination the guy is pressing. So how do you switch arrow types on the pc?
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What are these silvery pumpkins?

When reading this question, I noticed something on the screenshot of the accepted answer that I never saw in my own game despite collecting 100% plants: silver-colored pumpkins. What are they and ...
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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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Repair Corrupted Save or Restart New Game Plus

I finished the first story play through in Arkham Origins and was moving along in New Game Plus when, after retrieving the Disruptor from the GCPD, I come out of the morgue and end up as Batman in ...
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How do I wield a weapon in two hands?

I am playing dark souls 2 on pc. I remember i could wield a weapon in 2 hands while hiding my shield. I have forgotten how to do this. I am trying to two hand a great club. Even if i put away my ...
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Is there a way to get Sims 3 from my Steam account to work on my Mac?

I previously had a PC and Steam account. Now I have a Mac and I really want to play Sims 3. I read somewhere that I could download Origin and transfer my codes or something, but how would I go about ...
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Why are games lagging on my laptop?

I have a Dell laptop with these specifications: Intel B950 2.1 GHz 4 GB RAM Intel HD Graphics 2000 Windows 8.1 I know these specs are low but it run games for others. I have seen people with same ...
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Can you import savegames into Steam?

I have some games which I've purchased and played outside of Steam. Later I got them again on Steam (from bundles) and I'm wondering if there is a general way to import my existing savegames into ...
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Does Mass Effect 3 require Origin?

I am not particularly trusting of EA's Origin platform, with some going so far as to call it spyware. I don't care at this point about multiplayer in Mass Effect 3. I know that, more than likely, I ...
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Vittoria Vici's Wedding is horribly bugged

I'm doing the quest Bound Until Death and there are some pretty serious bugs surrounding the wedding. If you go to the wedding, there is nobody there, the Jarl is there and one other girl standing by ...
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Where to look for the current patch version installed?

I was reading the Masseffect.wikia Planet Scanning article and found this tip: Patch your game. Before you begin mining, make sure that you have patch 1.02 or higher as it reduces the time ...
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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 to use the weapon-wheel with a mouse?

I'm playing the first mission in watch_dogs on PC and it asks me to graft a distraction and throw it onto the wall when hiding behind a desk. However, the weapon wheel is incredibly difficult to ...
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How to fix Civ 5 graphics

I bought Civ 5 on the Steam sale recently, but it's really hard to play as I'm getting these really bright coloured patches appearing and disappearing on the screen after a bit of playing. Then the ...
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Can I plug my Xbox into my laptop?

I currently have a HDMI cable hookup on my computer, I was wondering if I could play my Xbox on my computer via HDMI cable? Is this just a terrible idea? Any help will be appreciated. My laptop ...
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Home page for 3d Analyze

I want to try 3d Analyze to see if it can get Battlefield 2 working for me. When I Google 3d Analyze I get a thousand mirror sites. Not one of them looks like the actual "Home Page" of 3d Analyze. ...
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Is there any way of transferring wireless internet from my pc to ps3?

This question is really killing me, and I apologize in advance if I'm not explaining my problem correctly. Here's the problem, the router for my dsl internet is about 5 rooms down in my dad's room. ...
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NBA 2k14 PC - Are there any story based cutscenes like on the next gen consoles?

I don't have the game yet, and i read that the game graphics are current gen etc. but i couldn't really find any answers to this: Are there any story based cutscenes like on the next gen consoles? ...
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Where can I get an Infernus early in the game (before unlocking third island)

I'd like to know where/if I can find an Infernus rather early in the game. I have unlocked the second (middle) island. Is there a place more likely to spawn them or a mission that will make me ...
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How to defeat the Stalker solo as a Rhino?

I'm a reactor'd level 30 Rhino with high shields, health, and around 1400 damage block on my Iron Skin. I use the Karak, Lex, and Galatine as weapons. The only other ability I use is Rhino Stomp. All ...
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Would a gamepad or joystick improve the handling of aircrafts in Just Cause 2 PC?

I love flying planes in Just Cause 2 but the keyboard controls are just binary so it's not very precise or "natural". I wonder if I would really benefit from using a gamepad or joystick. Could I in ...
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How to hide HUD elements?

I would like to remove HUD elements on PC version of Shadow of Mordor in order to have more immersion and take bettere screenshot. Are there some commands that I can write in console to obtain that ...
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How can you recover Assassins Creed progress?

I've lost save files of AC:Black Flag when re-installing Windows. Anyway to recover them?
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Steam Change Date Format

In Steam, is there a way to change the date format displayed? An example is a coupon, it says it runs out on 10/12/2014 I see the 10th of December 2014, but it's actually the 12th of October 2014. ...
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Finding Games folder?

So I want to add my Dragon Age: Origins game to my Steam Library. However, when I open up the "Add a Game" explorer window for adding a non-steam game, I cannot for the life of me find DA:O! The only ...
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PvZ Garden Warfare graphical issues

I have a problem with PvZ Garden Warfare I just bought the game recently on PC and when I go in a game the graphic is not displayed correctly at all and it's very glitchy, I tried a test to see if I ...
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Minecraft LAN Part Tournment

Recently i was helping out at i52 and saw the minecraft hunger games tournament on LAN, I was wondering if you had an idea how they did the following things: Setup the PC Networking through local ...
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Borderless mode on games causes lag

When playing league of legends I commonly like to google for statistics, such as this article and as such, I play on borderless mode so I can make use of my three screens. Commonly I can be found ...
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Use PC as Console - start PC remotely and automatically close launchers [closed]

I'm a happy console user, despite of available skills to build and manage gaming PC, I highly prefer games on console mostly because of I'm sitting in front of PC through whole day with keyboard and ...
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Is there a way to limit the amount your followers talk in skyrim?

Simply put, some of the followers just talk too much, for example meeko (the dog) feels the need to bark every 5 seconds. Likewise the Spectral assasin has told me the same things over and over. I ...
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Can be Kinectimals Unleashed actually won?

Does this game has an ending (scripted sequence when something happens) or is it a neverending earn-purchase-train-improve cycle? I have achieved maximum trainer experience level (lvl 50) and one of ...
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How can I use items displayed in the bottom-left on PC?

I am playing Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst. As you know, this is is part of Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 and it was on Xbox 360 and mine is PC version but still their key setting are same ...
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Saints Row crashing on keypress

I'm having an issue with Saint's Row the Third where I can start the game, but as soon as I press any button on the keyboard, the game crashes and I get a windows dialogue box saying "this program has ...
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Rocksmith 2014 audio delay better on Alienware x51 or Alienware Alpha? [closed]

Before I proceed, please do not try to dissuade me by telling me to build my own PC, simply not interested. Thanks anyway. I want to buy the Alienware Alpha that's coming out, but since I'm primarily ...
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Saving and progress

Even though the game continuously reports it's saving my progress, it is gone when I exit the game. Currently, I'm exploring the first town, Havana. Yesterday I did the first sequence, but when I ...
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missing spell effect on hand leads to crash

The spell effect goes missing from time to time. It is missing in 1st and 3rd person. It seems to happen with any spell. When this happens, I know the game will crash but only if: I have no hands ...
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Is there an actual two-weapons block animation?

I know of the mod adding the block animation when dual-wielding, but the block is actually done with a single weapon. I've tried seraching on the Nexus but had no luck. To rephrase: Is there an ...
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Serana just stays in attack mode

I have already looked up multiple things on how to fix this glitch, but found no answer. I may not have been reading anything right, but it is really ticking me off. I just need a direct solution. I ...
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Dirt 2: Any way to avoid all the startup splash screens?

Dirt 2 must have the most startup splash screens I've ever seen in a PC game. Sometimes I avoid firing it up because of how long it takes to load up. Is there any way to just jump right into the ...
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Is to possible to play Roadrash multiplayer (mano-a-mano)?

I tired to play this good old game with my friends which are located in different places via network gaming ("Mano A Mano mode") But I couldn't connect it by using TCP / IP and IPX options also. I ...
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Skyrim character freezing repeatedly

I'm in Korvanjund on the Jagged Crown quest, and my character has started freezing up randomly. By 'freezing', I mean: my character will suddenly stop, sheathe weapons and then just stand frozen in ...
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Is there a way to stop bosses resetting health when you die?

I play solo since I don't have any friends to play with. When I played it on the PS3 if I died I would find the boss had recovered their health meaning at times I would have to use trickery and ...
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How can I change my screen name?

My screen name in Watch_Dogs is incredibly unimaginative and doesn't match my screen name anywhere else in any of my other games. It also includes my real name, which I don't really want. How can I ...
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High ping on local server?

I have been playing America's Army Proving Grounds for quite a while now and I have always played on international server with a ping of 300 to 500 which was very bad and laggy but I had no choice as ...