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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How do I glide in “Batman: Arkham City” during the “Demon Trials”?

I am playing Batman: Arkham City on the PC (Windows). I am stuck on the Demon Trials level where one has to follow a blue path through the air by alternating between gliding and dive bombing. I have ...
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What are the best laptop screen resolutions for gaming on a PC?

There are a wide variety of resolutions available on different laptops on the market. Which screen resolutions are best for gaming? Is Full HD (1920 x 1080) the best? Are there any resolutions one ...
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How do you exit the console in Battlefield 4?

I accidently opened the console with "B". Afterwards I was unable to get out of the console again until I killed the task. How do I get out of the console without closing the game?
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How do I resurrect essential NPCs in Skyrim?

I was having some problems in Whiterun with the guard because I needed to pay a fine of over 3000 gold (a considerable quantity for someone that just started the game), so I decided to kill all the ...
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Using an XBox wireless adapter for PC with Windows 7

I bought myself an XBox wireless adapter for PC, so I can use my XBox Controller when playing platformers on PC. Worked great while I used XP, but for Christmas I gave myself an SSD and a Windows 7 ...
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How do I dismiss the console?

I just got to the part where I can use my hands, and the first thing I did was open a chest. I couldn't work out how to close it, so started pressing buttons to see what worked. I've now opened the ...
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What rendering API does Rage use on PC?

Is Rage for PC using OpenGL or DirectX? From all the Radeon card troubles, I would presume the former, but I would like to be sure. If you have the game, you can tell which one it is by by opening ...
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How do I get all parts of my HUD to stick around in DX:HR

So, I'm pretty sure when I started playing DX:HR, the display for my "hotbar," or 1-0 keys, was constantly around as long as I wasn't at Sarif Industries. Yet now, later in the game, I'm noticing that ...
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How do I deploy the parachute in Assassins Creed Brotherhood for PC?

I've finished Leonardo's missions and he's given me a parachute but forgot to include the instructions. Already read that you need to press X on an Xbox to deploy it but I'm playing on my PC and can't ...
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How to enable Hardcore mode

Why Hardcore mode is disabled and grayed out in gameplay menu settings? I am an "expert" of Fallout 3 and I would like to start my first playthrough in New Vegas with Hardcore mode ON. Is there any ...
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Why is my League of Legends client crashing and experiencing multiple bugs?

Somehow, after upgrading my laptop to Windows 8, my League of Legends client tends to crash while the game is loading (after champion selection). I have to manually kill the client in Task Manager, ...
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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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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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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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If you start a new character, will you get the preorder weapons again, or is it locked to your first character only?

I think I made a mistake on my first character and would like to try a different start. Will a new character also start with all of the pre-order weapons/shields, or an I totally vanilla if I re-roll? ...
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Is it possible to turn WoW PC client to a Mac one?

I have a World of Warcraft client downloaded, a PC version. Could I perhaps by replacing some files turn it into a Mac version? I just want to save my time not downloading another 10+ Gb for Mac — ...
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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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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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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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What are the equivalent PC keyboard keys of the Xbox 360 game controller buttons shown on the screen?

Like the PC port of Dark Souls, the PC port of Castle Crashers also shows Xbox 360 game controller buttons on its in-game messages and the UI. However, I'm playing with a mouse and a keyboard. This ...
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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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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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Can you play Street Fighter 4 over LAN?

How to play Street Fighter 4 for PC on LAN?
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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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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 ...
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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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How do I get my Xbox 360 Controller to work with Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition?

Just picked up this game today and I would much rather play it with my Xbox 360 controller. I'm having quite a bit of trouble however due to the fact that although I have my controller connected and ...
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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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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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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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How can I fix Skyrim's bad shadows?

The standard blocky, scrolling shadows are unattractive and distracting. Several resources advocate INI changes, but with little or no explanation for what they do, and I haven't seen any change ...
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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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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 ...