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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With an AMD card, can I force V-Sync only for Rage?

So, Rage recently got unlocked for EU territories, and the first thing I noticed once I started playing is an awful lot of screen tearing. I heard that forcing V-Sync (since sadly there's no option ...
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Error in opening Mass Effect 1 on Windows 7

Ok, so I have spent several hours troubleshooting this. This is what I get both when I open the Launcher and hit play, and when I directly open the .exe file that it claims to not be able to find. ...
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Can you “win” Dwarf Fortress?

Can you "win" a game of Dwarf Fortress? Is there like an ending or some victory condition? Or does the game just go on forever sort of like The Sims?
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How can I tell that I'm gaming with both my GPUs?

I recently got a new computer which has two NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti's. I quickly installed Battlefield 3 and put all the settings on Ultra to see if I could get a better FPS at that quality than I could ...
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How do I return Esbern's voice?

When you first meet Esbern during A Cornered Rat as part of the main quest, sometimes his voice will be missing and/or he doesn't answer the door. - "Skyrim: Esbern - Bugs" article, UESP wiki I ...
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How do I exit eagle vision in Assassin's Creed 2?

I am just starting out in Assassin's Creed 2, trying to associate a given action with the button it is bound to. I find myself continually pressing the button for Eagle Vision, and I can't seem to ...
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Is there a console command to quit the game?

In almost all FPS games where there's a console, there's a quit command that whisks you right out of the game without you having to answer a bunch of yes/no questions. Does Skyrim's PC console have ...
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How do I change the graphics settings after the initial launch of the game?

The game gives me the option to adjust graphics settings the first time it's installed. However, when launching the game the second time, it goes straight into the game instead of giving me the '...
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Fallout 3 Freezing

Can anyone tell me why Fallout 3 GOTY edition keeps freezing after playing a certain time? Already updated the video card driver. Windows updated. Using Windows XP. Display card is ATI HDI48XX series. ...
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How to assess amount of network traffic generated by an online game?

The question is in the title - is there some (hopefully non-intrusive) tool, or a site that lists average traffic consumption for popular games? A friend of mine would like to play with me, yet he is ...
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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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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 sound-card....
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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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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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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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Low Rider Challenge

While playing GTA: San Andreas today, I got to the Low Rider Challenge. It's seemingly impossible to beat this, as no matter how well I do, my opponent seems to one up me. I don't particularly care ...
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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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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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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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What does the number next to achievements mean?

Next to each achievement in Overwatch there's a little number in a circle, what does that mean?
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Can I use a Wii Guitar Hero Guitar on PC?

For Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and Guitar Hero: World Tour, can I use a wireless Wii Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock controller on PC with a Bluetooth Dongle? My controllers ...
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Copying the DVD contents to HDD and installing GTA V?

Did anyone try copying the DVD contents to a folder on HDD and installing from it? Does it work? I have the DVD version. Copying 7 DVDs now. My Gaming Desktop doesn't have a DVD drive. I am copying ...
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Diablo III Installation Size

What is the size of Diablo 3's files with patch 2.01 ? On my computer, the size of Diablo 3's installation (2.01) is about 30 GB (and I haven't download the full patch yet). Is it really so much to ...
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How do I change follower level cap with console commands?

You know how they cap at either 30 or 50? How do I change that to 81? I looked it up and got 2 different results: setlevel 1000,0,1,81 setlevel 1000 0 1 81 Is it with commas or without? Has ...
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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 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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Can I disable Global Chat?

I have literally no use for the global chat feature, as I am either going to play solo, or with my friends. All that I get from global chat is random people saying random things, so can I just disable ...
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The jump at lvl 2 of Prince of Persia classic

I'm at level 2, and I can't do that jump which takes me to the last screen of the level (it's before getting to the door which takes me to the next level). Every time I jump to the other side back, ...
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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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Is there a functional difference between the console and PC versions of the LEGO games?

I'm wondering if there are any different play areas (added or missing) between the PC editions of the LEGO games (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, etc) and their console equivalents. I'm also ...
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Perfect 180 turns and aiming

I've noticed when watching some films that some players are able to do instant and perfect 180 degree spins. For example, I come up from behind and start shooting and they instantly spin and are ...
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How to invert a pulser and connect a door to it?

Obviously inverting a pulsar is kind of redundant, since it goes on and off repeatedly... however, when I want it to stop, a lever would do just fine, but it would keep it powered on. but what if I ...
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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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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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Menu Key Bindings in Skyrim

I typically change the default WASD controls to use a different set of keys, is there anyway to change the keys in the menu system to reflect the updated bindings? It's annoying to have to go back and ...
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How to defeat a static army with lots of cannons?

Against the computer, I am sometimes (too often for my taste) faced with armies that are mostly composed of reinforcements that never reached their target and that the computer joined together, with a ...
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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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Does Skyrim work without Steam?

There are rumours floating around which state the main Skyrim executable (as of version 1.1.21.0) is not tied to Steamworks - or any other form of DRM - even if you bought the game from Steam. If this ...
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Is there any way to see kill/death ratio per weapon, map, or kit?

Subject says it all. I really wish I had those more finely grained statistics but since it's not on the battle log site, I'm guessing it's simply not available (unless I've missed it somewhere).
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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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In Need For Speed: World, is there any gameplay difference between the Lustra, React and Glint packages?

NFS:W, after you painstakingly reach level 5, offers you a whooping choice of three performance upgrade packs: Lustra, React and Glint. As much as I'd rather get a new ride -- something that was far ...
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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 can I get rid of bodies lying outside my front door? [duplicate]

A few months ago as I fast traveled to Whiterun to deposit some items to my home, some mages, who were apparently cultists tried to attack me. Needless to say, I put them down, and looted their ...
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Change default mentality in FIFA 15

I started a career in FIFA 15 and I noticed that when I start a match, my team has "Defensive" (I don't know if this is the correct translation in English, I'm playing in other language) mentality set ...
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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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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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I can only launch Fallout 4 once after I start my computer. Why?

I can only run Fallout 4 once after a fresh reboot. If I close the game and launch it again it crashes after pressing play in the launcher. The only way to launch it again is to restart my computer ...
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Character moving slowly without carry weight being exceeded.

I encountered a bug where my character moves slowly, as if i had exceeded the carry weight even though my maximum is not exceeded (or even close). I can still jump and fast travel, but cannot run. I ...
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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 ...