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 was everything unlocked the first time I started Portal 2 coop?

I was playing Portal 2 co-op for the first time. We were on PC in split-screen mode. When the game started, we were dumped into a level selection chamber, and a voice announced that all levels were ...
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Running games in windowed mode with black borders

I have recently replaced my monitor setup, I used to have a setup of 1x 24" and 1x 17", but now I have 3x 27" 2560x1440 monitors. On the old setup, I ran games at 1920x1200 in borderless window / ...
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About Assassin's Creed 2, DRM and savegames

I was thinking to buy Asssassin's Creed 2 for PC, but I heard some bad voices about the DRM included in the game. At home I have an ADSL connection but unfortunately is not really reliable. It often ...
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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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Is “lag compensation” affecting my performance?

The are lot of complains about lag compensation in other games. I'm playing BF3 on servers having ping of 10-20ms, and I have seen somewhat similar effects (like for example sometimes I see the ...
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Is there a difference between running games in Windowed or Fullscreen mode?

Does playing game when it's windowed increase performance? Decrease it? Does the same also hold true to fullscreen mode? I've always thought that playing on Fullscreen meant a higher fps boost, but I ...
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How to save games on different memory slots

My brother and I want to play Fable 3. The problem is that we can't save the game on different memory slots as there is no option to save. I started the first game. When my brother started playing ...
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Games run way too fast. Setting affinity doesn't work at all. How in the world do I make the game run normal speed?

Games like Day Of Defeat and Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising run way too fast (x2) but even if I change the affinity in the task manager so the games use only one CPU, there is no noticeable change ...
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Can State of Decay's XBox controller buttons be mapped to keyboard and/or mouse?

State of Decay is supposedly unsupported for keyboard and mouse. Most keyboard commands work, but I can't seem to find the d-pad button equivalents. I'm here to ask if anyone knows of any way I can ...
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Taking multiple screenshots during gameplay

How can I take multiple screenshots from a PC game during playing?
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How do I keep my old saves for Batman Arkham City?

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 City has been retooled for Steamworks. This is ...
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How do I set up Braid to use a gamepad on PC?

So I asked this question about Braid on PC/PS3 a while back, and one of the answers pointed me to the MotionInJoy drivers that allows PS3 controllers to be used on a PC. I've installed them properly ...
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How can I stop getting BSoDs when using MotionInJoy?

I've been using MotionInJoy for quite a while in order to use my PS3's controller as a gamepad, but have never been able to overcome a very serious issue I'm having with this setup. I never shut my ...
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Dark souls PC controls - Help with aiming and switching between weapons

After watching a youtube video I realised three things: That console players can aim, and lock on targets. Can PC players, and if so, how? That you can switch between weapon sets with the press of a ...
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How do you jump backwards when hanging from a wall in Assassin's Creed 2 for the PC?

How in the heck do you jump backwards off the wall in Assassin's Creed 2 for the PC? I press the high profile button w and then tap space and the direction I want to go and just keep falling off and ...
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What counts as a “wired” controller when connecting it to my laptop? [duplicate]

I'm trying to connect my 360 controller to my laptop but it won't connect. I have it plugged into the USB slot using the cable that came with a charge kit, and I have the "Xbox 360 controller for ...
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Skyrim ENB with Climates of Tamriel weird coloring/contrast/sharpness

Not sure if anyone has been having this problem.. but, the colors seem a bit off. As if it was trying to render 3D. (Not quite, but it's the best way I could describe the weird coloring.) Things are a ...
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can you toggle sprint on BF3 on pc

I currently play battlefield 3 on the PC though have played it on the Xbox 360 where you can toggle the sprint when the left thumb stick is pressed down, and you will sprint until you stop moving ...
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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 can I stream PC Games to a Roku Box in real-time?

I would like to stream my PC games from my computer to my Roku 3. I can use my wireless Xbox 360 controller to play. Is this even possible, and if so how can I do it?
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Why does the Nvidia GeForce Experience incorrectly report my driver as “up to date”? [closed]

I generally keep track of (and update) my video card drivers on my own. However, I decided recently to rely on the GeForce Experience software to let me know if there was a driver update. ...
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Does Halo 2 only work under Windows Vista?

I have Halo 2 for Windows Vista and I'm considering upgrading to Windows 7. Will Halo 2 run on Windows 7, or is it Windows Vista only? EDIT: An update on this post: I was not able to make it work ...
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Whats a good number of villagers to aim for having in Age of Empires 3?

When playing both Campain and Skirmish, the Computer(s) always seem to have at least 10 villagers on food garthering alone, and they always seem to have lot more doing just about everything. I tend ...
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Using a PS3 controller in the PC version of Far Cry 3 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my PS3 controller on a PC? I have recently bought Far Cry 3 for the PC but I can't play well with the keyboard. I have a PS3 controller, so I decided to try ...
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How can I sync/store my PC save games to a cloud?

I want to store my saves in a cloud network so I can access them anywhere. I would like to have a specific folder on my HDD, for example D:\GameSaves, to be automatically sync in the background. I'm ...
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Runtime error in PES 10

There is a runtime error everytime I try to see my player rating after a match in Become A Legend. It crashes and says runtime error - floating point support not loaded 6002, what to do to fix these ...
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Steam version of Dark Souls and GTA 4 crash on Windows 8

Is there a way to play Dark Souls on Windows 8 RTM? Think it crushes because of games for windows live client.. UPD: found the answer here. see Q. Dark Souls crashes and has a reference to XLive.dll, ...
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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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Mass Effect 1 wont start

Just bought Mass Effect 1 from Origin on my new rig. Every time I try to start it, just stops working. I can't even get to the title screen. Running the game with Admin privileges doesn't help. All ...
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Hand exercises after a gaming session?

I hope this is not off-topic, but this is important for me, and I assume to many other gamers as well. Unlike most other computer applications, many PC games make liberal use of the mouse for most ...
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How do I favourite an item?

I'm playing on a PC and all of my keybindings have been rebound since I'm left-handed. Having a hard time figuring out which button favourites - I thought it would be the sheathe button like on Xbox, ...
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Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC) Audio is not workin

The in-game audio is not working at all, no music in the menus, no effects or nothing while playing (Microsoft Live sound does work, though). This is the environment: Steam client Windows 8 64 bits ...
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Do EA Origin PC downloadable games require a client?

I want to buy Need for Speed Most Wanted for PC, and it is available for $9.99 on Origin. Would I need to install a client to play the game if I buy from there? If yes, how big/bloated/bulky is the ...
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I cant get minecraft 1.6.4 [duplicate]

On minecraft it says I cant play games because I have to up date client also 2 of the servers say X-1.6.2 so am I in 1.6.3? Also, it says that I cant play some servers because they are 1.6.4 how do I ...
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Just Cause 2 - Never get past loading screen

I bought Just Cause 2 via Steam and installed on Windows 7. My video card isn't great, but I could run the 3 test scenes at 30fps at 1280. When I played the game, it ended the first cut scene, I ...
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How can I use an Arcade Stick designed for the PS3 on my PC?

I have a Hori Real Arcade Pro 3 SF4 Edition Arcade Stick for PS3. It looks similar to this: Is it possible to use this with my PC? To be specific, I would like to use this with Super Street Fighter ...
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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 can I use a controller (designed for PlayStation) on a PC, with Xbox layout?

I just bought a controller for use on my PC, but turns out it's not an 'Xbox type' controller. It seems to be a controller with a layout for PlayStation, so when I play games with controller support ...
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Is it possible to run Plants Vs. Zombies in 16:9 aspect ratio?

Is it possible to run plants vs zombies in 16:9 aspect ratio? I cannot find any setting for this. The registry entries also does not help.
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Which button do I “HOLD” in Mission 33

When I get to the torture scene, I'm prompted to hit left mouse twice to throw two punches at the prisoner. When it's time to jam my thumb into his wound, all is see is HOLD but no button prompt. I ...
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How do I get more mannequins?

Is it possible for me to add mannequins through the console in some way or form? Or is there a mod that lets me place and buy them?
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Skyrim instantly crashes to desktop

Two weeks ago I borrowed an Oculus Rift for the weekend and installed some mods for it, following this guide. Now I'm trying to run it again without the Oculus, and it instantly crashes to desktop. ...
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How can I display my GameCube on my PC?

I am thinking about getting a GameCube or a Wii, since it can play GameCube Games too. I do not have any sort of TV nor did I plan on getting one, I only have a PC with a 16:10 ViewSonic Monitor ...
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How can I unlock the whole city on the PC version?

I would like to play the entire city without playing through the game, I only play for sentimental reasons (for the good old days). I would like to unlock the whole city, and there is no "cheat code" ...
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How can I record Minecraft with Roxio PC Game Capture?

Just bought Roxio PC Game Capture to record Minecraft sessions. I've set up as per instructions but no matter what I try it doesn't want to record Minecraft. Has anyone used this software with ...
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What's the quickest and most reliable way to untarget your current target in GW2?

Something that's been bothering me with the Guild Wars 2 controls is that there seems to be no way to deselect a target if you have a target selected. From looking at the list of control bindings ...
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How can I use my PS3 controller with my PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my PS3 controller on a PC? I have a Windows 7 PC and am having problems with my PS3 controller. Does anybody know how to get my PS3 controller linked up to my ...
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Is there a way I can emulate an Xbox 360 controller on the PC?

On my PC, I have a non Xbox controller which has exactly the same button scheme as Xbox controllers. However, I cannot play a lot of Windows Live games (Fallout 3, Batman: Arkham Asylum) using it ...
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Track the changes made by mods?

Is there any tool that can track the changes made by any mod? This is because my speedmult value keeps randomly changing to 31 and 175. I have over 60 mods installed.
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Panning with right analog stick in Skyrim (PC) with ps3 controller

I can play Skyrim on my PC with my PS3 controller (plugging it in via USB, and using the MotionInJoy tool), But for some reason the right analog stick does not allow me to pan... What do i do to allow ...