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 to fix the light beam in the Oculory

Apart from the occasional invisible spider web I didn't run into severe graphic glitches, but now I'm trying to focus the light beam in the Oculory - but... which light beam? This is how it looks for ...
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Strange Camera Movement

Last night, I installed Battlefield: Bad Company 2 on the PC. Everything installed fine but when I start the game I am experiencing some strange problem with the control. The player is strafing ...
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Any good dungeon crawlers out there? (MMO) [on hold]

Survival Project was my freakin game but that's long gone. Dungeon Fighter was awesome but the servers shutdown... Any other dungeon crawlers out there that are MMOs?
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What Is My Bottleneck? (Gaming Rig, i5-2500k @ 3.3ghz, 8gb ram, GTX770, Xonar DG, SSD for 64bit OS and Games) [on hold]

I'm always wondering what I should upgrade next. My current mobo is an ASRock Z77 Extreme 4, and I am not overclocking my CPU. I am air / fan cooled in a Cooler Master mid sized tower w/ a side and ...
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Skyrim crashes on start. Do I need a new sound card?

In my computer I have both a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 SB0220 card and a Realtek ALC850 chipset on an MSI K9N4 nForce 500 motherboard. My game crashes on launch, just after the Bethesda logo fades. I've ...
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Which is better for a Gaming PC Graphics Card - more RAM, or faster GPU?

If I have budget for one of two graphics cards as an upgrade, where one has more RAM but the other a faster clock speed on the GPU, which would have the biggest impact on gaming performance? The one ...
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Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate HD: Black Screen / nvidia

Does anybody know a fix for Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate HD (Steam version)? After loading, the screen becomes all black and freezes. running Nvidia 9600.
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Is is possible to connect more than 4 Wireless Xbox 360 controllers to a PC?

If I buy multiple Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receivers will I be able to use them at the same time? I know that each one should support 4 controllers, so if I buy 2 could I connect 8?
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Freshly installed RIFT only shows a throne room

I wanted to play RIFT, but I can't get it to work. After installing it, the only thing I see is a throne room with a nice music. There's a cursor, but nothing else. No key seems to work, either. ...
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Is there any way to get controller support for GTA San Andreas on PC?

I've come back to this problem myself several times and I've tried using some programs that can map the buttons of my gamepad to keys. But with these I've always run into the same problem of getting ...
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What gamepads can be used in Magicka?

I just bought Magicka and want to play it on my computer with my girlfriend. Buying a gamepad seems to be the only option. I've never owned one, so I have no idea what kind the game supports or what ...
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My save files are not located in my skyrim folder. where are they?

Recently i've been playing on my home pc and i was having a blast but due to some unforseen circumstances I had to go away for a couple of days so i copied my whole skyrim folder and put it in my hard ...
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Thief crashes to Desktop [closed]

Hey does anyone know why my thief game cracked by Seyter could be crashing to desktop once I click New Game? Or does anyone else get a similar crash? My graphics is powerful enough [AMD RADEON 7670] ...
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How to defeat the Stalker solo as a Rhino?

I'm a reactor'd level 30 Rhino with high shields, health, and around 1400 damage block on my Iron Skin. I use the Karak, Lex, and Galatine as weapons. The only other ability I use is Rhino Stomp. All ...
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Mouse Cursor Won't Display in Full Screen Games

Whenever I run a game full screen, if it doesn't have a custom cursor built into the game, I basically can't play it, because for some reason, my system mouse cursor simply won't display when I run ...
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Saving and progress

Even though the game continuously reports it's saving my progress, it is gone when I exit the game. Currently, I'm exploring the first town, Havana. Yesterday I did the first sequence, but when I ...
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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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How to change control from keyboard to Xbox controller on Batman Arkham City for PC

Do I have to change any property from "true" to "false" in game file, or the game will detect if the controller is connected?
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Can I use a game controller to play Diablo 3?

Can I use a game controller with Diablo 3? Since there are not that many keys that are actually used, can you map a controller to play? Or would this require some type of mod?
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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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Mouse cursor always visible in game

I just started to play Dark Souls on PC and I noticed that the cursor remains visible during the game. Although I can play with it I find it really annoying to always have a white thingy jumping ...
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Arma 3 Death Valley, Finding and Deploying UAv

I am playing the first part of the Arma 3 single player campaign, "Survive" on the mission "Death Valley." I can complete the mission up to the point when the squad begins being mortared, and the ...
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How do I use Wii remote and other controllers for PC games?

Is there a device or adapter (similar to the one asked about here for the Xbox 360) to allow me to use my Wii remote and classic controller to control PC games?
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Run old games on screen that does not support lower resolutions

How can I run old games that insist on a lower resolution (say, 640x480 or 800x600) when my display refuses to run at those resolutions? Most such games will run windowed, with works, but is a bit of ...
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Call of Duty 4 single player crash to desktop

I just installed Call of Duty 4 and when I try to run the single player mode nothing happens. I just see a quick flicker on the desktop but the game doesn't launch. When I try to run it again, it ...
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Using a Generic Gamepad for Batman Arkham Asylum (or PS3 controller)

I need some help setting up my PC to play Arkham Asylum. It was the one Arkham game I have yet to play (minus Knight but I'm no time traveller :P) and I got it on PC via a Steam Sale ($5 was a ...
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How can I play Diablo 3 with a gamepad? [duplicate]

I know it's not supported natively for some reason, but I'd really like to lay back on my couch and enjoy the game in a relaxed position instead of sitting straight up at the table with more keys than ...
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Dead Space 3 Crashes Upon Load

Every time I try to load dead space 3 on my pc, the game will start, the screen goes black etc. But after about 2-3 seconds of loading, the game instantly crashes. I have searched around for a ...
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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 ...
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Xpadder not working with MotionInJoy + DualShock 3

I wanted to play GTA: San Andreas with my DualShock 3. Unfortunately you can't set the same button for 2 different things (like it is on the PS2). So I installed MotionInJoy and Xpadder, but Xpadder ...
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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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How do I open the developer console?

Titanfall is a Source engine game, like Half-Life 2 or Portal, so there is a developer console (~ usually) in there somewhere. Is there a command line flag or something to enable it? Or is it hidden ...
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Low Connectivity on Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows 7

I bought a wireless Xbox 360 controller for my laptop. It seems to work fine when turning it on. However, it will only stay connected within 3 feet range of the receiver. I have a bluetooth USB ...
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Using the Mayflash GameCube to USB adapter. All buttons work except the C-Stick?

I got a Mayflash "GC Controller Adapter for PC USB". I plugged the GC controller into Port 1 on the Mayflash adapter (it's a dual-port) and plugged the adapter into the USB on my computer. I noticed ...
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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 do I quickly hide or minimize the game that I'm playing? [closed]

I don't want my family to find out that I play games on the PC. I need a way to minimize the game fast or hide the game screen. This is so when someone goes near the computer, I can quickly hide the ...
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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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When “extending” my desktop across multiple monitors, how can I limit my mouse to one monitor when playing full-screen?

I have two monitors, and I often use the "extend" mode to work on both simultaneously as a large desktop. When playing games full-screen only one monitor is used, and that's fine. However, I would ...
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Windows 8.1 cannot locate DVD-ROM

I've just installed Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth 2 on my laptop which is running windows 8.1. I have changed the compatibility settings, before which the program became none-responsive ...
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Can I install and run Titanfall without a disc?

I plan on buying Titanfall, but I'm not too keen on the humongous download size. If I were to buy the PC disc of the game, could I install the game and run it without a disc?
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How do you run from combat in Assassin's Creed II on a PC?

I am trying to escape in Chapter 3, when you train with Mario. How do you do it on PC? I just don't get it.
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No on-screen keyboard when using xbox 360 controller

I have an Xbox 360 controller for PC. I launched the game Dark Souls, and when I was asked to enter my character name, nothing would happen. The keyboard overlay didn't appear and I had to use my ...
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How do I get rid of these dark rectangles on the screen in Bioshock Infinite

I've already asked other people and looked all over and I can't find anyone else having this problem. And I don't have this problem on any other games. I already tried verifying the games cache ...
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Is to possible to play multiplayer (mano-a-mano)?

I tired to play this good old game with my friends which are located in different places via network gaming ("Mano A Mano mode") But I couldn't connect it by using TCP / IP and IPX options also. I ...
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Minecraft 1.7.4 Launcher/Download Problems

Today (2/13/2014), I logged onto Minecraft, and got on my favorite server, a few minutes in, my Minecraft crashed, and forced me to restart launcher. As soon as I loaded up the launcher, and It ...
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How can I return to Skyrim after switching to Windows?

When using Alt+Tab, I can't seem to get back to Skyrim. Clicking it's icon or Alt+Tab to get back, I just see an empty window. Windowed mode doesn't allow me to use it in a Windowed (Fullscreen) ...
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Can I use the mouse for walking?

In Ducktails Remastered for PC, can I use the mouse for direction (walking)?
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Can the Xbox One controller work on PC games? Does X Padder software help make the Xbox One controller usable in PC?

I recently purchased a Xbox One console, moving from the PC realm towards console gaming now, and was curious of support on the controller. Are we able to connect the controller via PC and be able to ...
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Super Street Fighter 4 for PC runs very slowly [closed]

I recently installed SSFIV on my new PC. It runs extremely slowly. What can I do to fix this? I don't believe that its a hardware problem as my PC is brand new and can play more resource-intensive ...
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No mouse or keyboard input in Fallout New Vegas (aside from return and arrow keys)

Hardware/OS CPU - Phenom II quad core GPU - R7950 HD RAM - 8GB SSD - 2x120GB RAID 0 OS - Windows 7 Install Environment Up-to-date windows Latest beta catalyst drivers Up-to-date game cache ...