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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Can you put poison on a weapon that is already enchanted?

I just started playing Skyrim and I am level 12, but I have a question before I get too invested into crafting perks. Can a weapon that is enchanted have poison applied to it as well?
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Is it possible to edit the keybindings in Super Meat Boy?

I've recently started playing Super Meat Boy on the PC, but I find that the default control scheme to be rather lacking. I would much prefer to use something other than space for jumping. Is there ...
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How can I open my horse's inventory?

According to the player manual you can bring up the companion command menu by long-pressing E while aiming your reticule at a companion. I would assume the same philosophy holds for horses, but I am ...
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Saving Xbox Live profile picture

Is there a way I can save the Xbox Live profile picture to a PC hard disk? I want to use it as my Gravatar.
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Place to meet gamers for co-op

I am looking for a place to meet similar minded gamers to play co-op with. I know Goozex has the playing now tab, but it is severely under utilized. (Left 4 Dead example). Xbox Live has the recent ...
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In Left 4 Dead 2, how do I join a server by IP?

My friend was playing some 10v10 on L4D2 the other night, I did a search of google and found a bunch of IP addresses for these 10v10 servers, but how do I join them? There is nowhere in game to enter ...
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Activate the crystal from far

When I'm setting defenses at the other side of the map, is there a way to activate the crystal from far away, letting me kill enemies at the gate without running back-and-forth?
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Is there a shortcut to Investigate or Enter Orbit when cruising around a system?

I haven't been able to locate a PC short cut to investigate or enter orbit when scanning a sector. This would be very helpful as I'm often being chased by Reapers who want to ... well ... reap me. ...
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In Portal 2, can you transfer ps3 saved data to a pc to continue playing with same profile?

Since you get both versions is it possible to start on one platform and move to another? Is there a way or need to convert files?
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Weapon and Staff Choices in Magicka

Does anyone have a list handy of the various items that you can find spread throughout the campaign? A list of their effects would also be appreciated.
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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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Why does Skyrim keep wanting to install?

I've installed Skyrim and registered it with steam. I've tried to run it through steam, from the setup.exe in the disk and the TESV.exe in my steamapps folder but every time it tried to install the ...
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Does the time played stack in a class when in a vehicle in battlefield 3?

There are many awards that players can strive for in Battlefield 3. A few medals are for a decent amount of time played in a vehicle, emplaced weapon, and class. If I were to play with the Assault ...
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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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Is the Master Criminal achievement broken?

I've completed all achievements so far, except the Master Criminal one, where you're supposed to have a bounty of 1000 gold or higher in each hold at the same time: Eastmarch (Windhelm) Falkreath ...
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Skyrim crashes as soon as I boot up into the menu. How do I fix this?

Whenever I boot up Skyrim, it crashes as soon as it reaches the main menu with no dialog or anything. I thought this was related to my using dual monitors somehow, but I disconnected the other monitor ...
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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 to change active character in Dungeon Siege 3?

can i change the first character when playing in local co-op mode on pc ? just the second player can change his character when he leaves the game and joins again, then he can choose who he wants to ...
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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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How to unlock all SF4 characters, on PC?

I'm trying to unlock Akuma and Gouken on SF4 for PC (Steam Version, not Super Street Figher). So far I got Sakura, Dan, Gen, Rose and Fei Long. I explained how to unlock them in the answer. What am ...
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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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How does the magnet work in Worms Reloaded?

I tried to launch the magnet on the terrain, it does some graphical effects and nothing more. How does it work and when should you use it?
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How to run X-Wing Alliance on modern hardware?

I'm trying to play X-Wing Alliance on my Windows XP with Core 2 Quad Q6600 and GeForce 8800GT, but I have to disable all graphics acceleration and I'm still getting major rendering glitches. Did ...
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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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Why do older games play on my new machine if I buy them from Steam but not if I install from the original disc?

My question is why do some older games (actual physical disc version) not play on newer operating systems, but if you purchase digital download version, say from Steam, it plays fine? For example, ...
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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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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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Furniture turned purple, help?

All the small circle tables and most benches suddenly turned purple. How can I fix that (without restarting the game, I'm months into it)? I've been thinking about uninstalling and reinstalling all ...
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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 there a way to play Call of Duty: Black Ops on LAN without an internet connection?

Is there any way i can play black ops (PC) on LAN with my friend without Internet Connection. EDIT: Even if solution requires Internet, solution must not connect to black ops servers. I just wanted ...
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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 can I remap the keybindings for containers in Skyrim?

The interface for containers in Skyrim is driving me nuts. On the chest side, press E and you take the ingredient. Change to your inventory side, press E and you eat the item, instead of dropping it ...
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How can I slow a game down?

I'm trying to play The Binding of Isaac on my laptop, but the game is just running too fast for me. I can slow it down if I unplug my laptop, which I believe throttles my CPU. I'd like to find some ...
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Does MW3 let more than one person play over LAN with one copy of the disc?

I want to play over LAN with my family and friends without needing to buy more than one copy of the disc to play. This will be for the PC version as it will be on various PC's in the same house. ...
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Friendly artillery fire from the Boomers

I managed to avoid the Boomer artillery fire and speak with their leader. They promised not to fire on me any more, and I already performed a quest for them and have a reputation of "accepted" with ...
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How to remove blood in DeathSpank?

Is it possible to remove blood in DeathSpank for PC?
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How long is Warzone mode?

I reached level 10 of Warzone single player mode on Worms:Reloaded. But how long does it last? Will I get something special if I finish it? Just asking because is a little boring.
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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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Does buying Battlefield 3 Premium Edition force you to use the 'Multiplayer Head Start Kit'?

The Battlefield 3 package available on Origin including both Battlefield 3 and a Battlefield 3 Premium upgrade also includes the "Multiplayer Head Start Kit". This kit unlocks a variety of items in ...
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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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Way to manually activate Bioshock on an offline PC?

Is there any way to manually activate Bioshock PC on an offline computer? Has anyone used the site Bioshockunlock.com to get an unlock code for an offline PC? Thanks
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How to mix PS3- and PC-Sound for one headset? [closed]

I like to play games on my PS3 while I'm talking to my mates on Teamspeak on my PC. So I switch to PTT (Push To Talk) on Teamspeak to not broadcast my TV-Sound all the time and simply play. That is ...
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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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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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What ports need to be opened to play multiplayer reliably?

So I'm trying to configure my firewall to open the right ports needed to play multiplayer. According to Ubisoft's Support page: ...you will need to configure your router or firewall to allow the ...
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GTA IV - Out of Commission - Helicopter bug

I am on the last mission of GTA 4 - Out of Commission (PC) and cannot finish due to the bug with getting on the helicopter. I have read some terrible hacks to get it to work e.g. use Fraps, but that ...
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Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings - Network Playability Issues

I play Age of Kings (AOE 2) on my home LAN. It runs ridiculously slow/choppy. Both of the machines are well beyond the minimum requirements for the game to run, and my router is a fairly new Linksys ...
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How to Map Triggers For Run Away in Final Fantasy 7?

I'm using a gamepad for FF7 on PC and no matter what I've tried, I can't map the triggers on my gamepad to Page Up and Page Down so I can run away! Any thoughts on how to remedy this?
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Tank always overruns me as Jake

I'm constantly getting overrun by the tank in Chapter 3 after I fall through the floor and the tank smashes the door. It doesn't give me time to react at all, I tried going forward according to the ...
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How to make fighting-related quick time events easier?

I am having huge issues fighting in close combat in Tomb Raider 2013. When it says "mash left right" I do that, and I think fast enough. But I do not know if I have to be just faster or exactly in the ...