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 'burn out' a PS3 remote by charging from a PC USB slot?

Is is possible to use my PS3 remote without charging the battery? I use my ps3 remote as it is plugged into the USB port and I notice that it is automatically charging my remote battery. Is it ...
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Minimum PSU numbers for GPUs don't make sense? [closed]

I have a 380 watt PSU, and most video cards say they need a 450 watt PSU at minimum. Is this a case of manufacturers being too safe? ...
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How can I re-enable the weapon wheel?

In Assassin's Creed 4, the weapon wheel is gone by default on the PC. This can create problems when selecting throwing knives, for example. In addition, those who don't have a scroll wheel have ...
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Can't Find Unlocked Characters

I have been playing sonic all stars racing transformed and I have unlocked many different characters throughout career mode but I can't seem to find them in character selection. I only have the ...
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Is it possible to adjust game speed?

I know that you can adjust the speed of the passage of time and also your walk speed, but I want to adjust the actual game speed itself. Basically, I want the entire game to run as if it were in fast ...
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How should I set up my network and port forwarding to be able to host Halo PC multiplayer games?

I've never been able to host a public multiplayer game in Halo PC - whenever I try to, it never appears in the games list and other players can't connect to my game, even by inputting a direct IP. I ...
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Both Fallout 3: Game of the Year and Fallout: New Vegas crash when I try to create a new game

I have a problem with Fallout 3 GOTY and with Fallout : New Vegas, both Steam version. Fallout 3 GOTY crashes as soon as I try to create a New game, while Fallout : New Vegas crashes immediately after ...
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution mouse lag?

I've just installed DX:HR via Steam, and I've noticed there's really bad mouse/keyboard lag in the game. Framerate seems fine for the most part, but when I move the mouse, there's about a quarter or ...
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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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Dishonored stopped working?

I have just bought Dishonored yesterday and it worked fine, but now sometimes when I open a door that goes to a different area a box pops up and says Dishonored has stopped working. The game then ...
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Are there any means to change the FOV?

The game makes me motion sick. So is there any way to manipulate the FOV, be it ENB or any other hack? It surely isn't possible with the options or the config files.
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How do you take screenshots on Assassin's Creed IV?

So uhm. I've been playing Assassin's Creed IV, and I'm trying to take screenshots... but I haven't been able to. If I press PrintScreen the game freezes for a fraction of a second, but if I alt-tab to ...
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Help setting up USB joystick for Far cry 3 on PC

I am trying to set up my USB joystick to work with my Far cry 3 on my PC. But its not detected. One of my friend suggested that i should use x360ce to emulate the xbox controller to work in my PC. I ...
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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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Will any copy of Arkham City activate on steam?

With the holidays coming up and games likely to go on sale, I'm interested in picking up a copy of the PC version of Arkham City. I've had good experiences with Steam as a way to keep my (very few) ...
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How to set a quick weapon access key with a controller in Fallout: New Vegas on PC?

In Fallout: New Vegas on PC, you can set a quick weapon access keys by pressing a keyboard shortcut (1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8), and clicking a weapon in the menu. The keys are replaced by directions on ...
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How can I increase Skyrim's Volume?

Compared to every other program on my PC, Skyrim is nearly deathly quiet by comparison. I looked into the in-game sound menu, but it's already cranked to max! Is there anything I can do to avoid ...
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Flying helicopters in GTA IV using the keyboard

Short of buying a gamepad, what can I do to improve my control of helicopters using the keyboard in GTA IV - The Ballad of Gay Tony? I am stuck on a mission where I have to blow up a yacht and then ...
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Do I need to have Steam for Wolfenstein (2009) single player?

I am thinking about buying Wolfenstein (2009), but on the packaging I noticed that it says something about Steam. Do I also need Steam for single player mode? Basically I want to avoid Steam for ...
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Is there a way to play The King of Fighters multiplayer on the PC?

Many people say that they are the best in King of Fighters ver. 1.3. I also wondered if there is a player better than I am, but the only way to figure that out is by playing them in a multiplayer ...
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Improvement values are not correct in Skyrim

According to this source and many others, with smithing skill at level 100 and all the smithing perks, I should be able to improve my armor by 20 points, but what I discovered is that it's not correct ...
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How do I keep my old saves for Batman Arkham Asylum?

Due to Microsoft shutting down Games for Windows Live (I wish they did it right after they launched and spared everybody the headache), Batman Arkham Asylum has been retooled for Steamworks. This is ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...