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Portal 2 “Skips frames”

On my MBP mid 2012, I experience some weird lag I never experienced before. On the title screen and in-game, the game runs normally. However every 5 seconds, the sound cuts off and the game freezes ...
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In all games, shadows have small rectangles that flicker

Graphics card drivers are completely up to date. Operating systems have been Windows 7 and Windows 10. Graphics card is a GTX 660M This happens in multiple different games. WoW, Archeage, H1Z1, ...
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Wrye Bash problem: WindowsError: [Error 2] The system cannot find the file specified… Bashed Patch, 0.esp

I've been trying to use Wrye Bash (launched through Mod Organizer 1.3.8) to create a bashed patch. The process gets all the way to the end but then throws this error: Traceback (most recent call ...
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Batman Arkham City crashes when interrogating riddler informants

Every time I want to interrogate a Riddler informant, the game crashes with some fatal error. I interrogated 3 or 4 Riddler informants at the very beginning of the game. But then, I tried ...
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Façade on Windows 7

I downloaded Façade from official site. But it seems it doesn't work properly on Windows 7. How can I run it seamlessly on Windows 7 (32-bit)? Problem: They stop talking at the beggining of the ...
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Why won't my companions react to the correct actions at all?

When you take an action in front of a companion, that companion may like or dislike that action which affects your relationship with them. This is accompanied with a message stating something like ...
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Don't Starve Console won't go away?

I thought just for fun I'd enter in some commands, but ever since I haven't been able to remove the console. I tried Ctrl + L, ~, disabling it. Nothing. I can remove it with Ctrl + L for a brief ...
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Backup Dota 2 Workshop DLC

I want to share the Dota 2 Workshop DLC (5.7 GB, not the alpha) files with another PC, but the "Backup and Restore" functionality does not give that option. I know for a fact that all the files are ...
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I can't load my game on GTA V

I wanted to replay a mission - but in the middle of it I changed my mind and loaded my saved game. But instead of loading my game it loaded the first mission. I restarted the game and the ...
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Counter Strike In-Game Text Not Showing up

I recently Installed Counter Strike on Ubuntu 13.10, but some of the text doesn't show up. The menus are fine, but then I have stuff like this I'm not running it under wine, or anything. Is this a ...
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JAM audio format

I have the DOS version of Disney and Virgin Interactive's game Aladdin. The game soundtrack seems to be stored as .JAM files according to this page (see the type 3 description) but no details are ...
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No sound on Duke Nukem Forver for PS3

I've started to play DNF on PS3 and installed Patch 1.03. Unfortunatley I don't have any sound on it. It appears to be a common problem on the internet, but I didn't find a solution. The sound on ...
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How to turn on Direct3D acceleration

Hi I was trying to play the settlers 6 which as I know uses DirectX 9. During startup it said Graphics Engine could not be initialized so I started dxdiag where one point was deactivated: Direct3D ...
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Warhammer 40k Retribution, unable to connect for coop play

My friend and I are trying to play Warhammer 40k Retribution together in campaign coop. When one of us accepts the others' Steam invite, the connecting player sees "Connecting..." then "Connection ...
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Minecraft installation gets stuck downloading Minecraft runtime?

My Minecraft installation gets stuck downloading the runtime and it does not advance past that point: I've tried restarting it over 20 times but it stays stuck. I tried to install reinstall it ...
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Can't hear anything when I launch TF2?

I started up TF2 and was playing, when suddenly, my sound cut out. I've tried snd_restart however it also effects YouTube videos in the background. I can hear sound fine when TF2 isn't running. I ...
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Sid Meier's Civilization V Crashes on multiplayer (Internet)

Ok, I'll get to the point: about a week ago, Civ stopped working on internet multiplayer (I have not tested lan connection). Singleplayer works fine. But when I get invited to a game to play with my ...
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Game updates while playing not working as expected

I've set up Steam to stop downloading updates while I'm playing other games like this: Anyway Steam doesn't seem to care and keeps updating games while I play. How can I ensure that Steam is not ...
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power supply required for terminator 2 console

I recently dug up my decades old Terminator 2 video console (aka Ending-Man BS-500 AS), and, because of nostalgia, I wanted to play some Mario on it. Unfortunately, I'm missing the power supply cable ...
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Jetpack Joyride issue

So as you can see form the pictures I can not equip my Random Head/Body clothes I do not have such problems with my other clothes whatsoever. Anyone can help? Also I am using Android
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Screen shakes/rubberbands on fullscreen

I'm having a weird problem playing the game Outlast on fullscreen. It's not exactly low fps, not exactly screen tearing, and not exacting stuttering. Rather it's almost a combination of all 3. The ...
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Unable to import save file in Witcher 2 and 3

I am having a problem with importing the save files from the Witcher games. I purchased both games from GOG, but I am not able to play my save files. I get the option of importing my save file but ...
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TTG Minecraft Story Mode cloud saves fail

I have played Story Mode on 5 iOS devices and 2 android devices. On all devices I am unable to get cloud saving to work. One device I was initially able to enable it but it never works (when saving ...
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Wii remotes disconnect as soon as I enter a channel

I own a original USA rvl-001 wii unmodded. Original motion+ controllers. They sync fine at the health and safety message. They work for long periods if I stay in the wii menu or settings page. But if ...
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Pokemon Platinum HM Glitch

In Pokemon Platinum, my game always makes a weird black thing on the screen whenever I use an HM. This is not part of the usual HM move animation. I bought this game new, and it continues to do this ...
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'Doubled' Image with a VGA to HDMI converter for the Dreamcast?

I have an issue connecting a game console (Dreamcast) to a VGA to HDMI converter and then to my TV. The converter works fine with the two laptops I have tested, but when trying the Dreamcast I get a ...
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Skyrim randomly closed

I have the USP installed (unofficial Skyrim patch). As I was taking over Fort Greenwall I got the achievement but then as soon as that popped up the game just closed suddenly. No error message, ...
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Why are my Wii Remotes being laggy and choppy?

So I'm playing Super Smash Bros for Wii U (offline) and the controls are doing all sorts of weird things. Sometimes there's just crazy lag (like I'll hold left to run and it takes like 2 seconds for ...
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AoE2/AoK LAN connectivity

With a group of friends, we fired up our old copies of AoK to play together through LAN, as the HD version (through Steam) only offered unplayable games. To play our "not so recent" games, we use an ...
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Fallout 1 on OSX Yosemite help

I have tried a Wine wrapper I downloaded, but it's probably out of date because when I try to run the game I get a black or white screen. I'm on OS X Yosemite. If anyone has the GOG version that was ...
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Image on monitor shifted to the right

I am playing my Sega Dreamcast and it natively supports VGA. I'm trying to use it on a 32" monitor that is 1920 x 1080. However when I plug it in to my monitor's port the image is shifted way to the ...
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Troubleshooting my PS3

My PS3 Slim CECH-2501a was having some trouble, I think with overheating, so I popped it open with the help of ifixit's tutorial and cleaned it. After putting it back together however, I started ...
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Skyrim will not start and forces me to hard reboot my computer

When I play Skyrim from Steam it launches the menu, and that works fine. The problem is when I hit play it closes the launcher (as if it were about to go into the game), and then nothing, just the ...
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Xbox 360 overheat/freeze, no red ring of death, x-clamp repair completed already

I have an xbox that a friend gave me with RROD issues. I fixed it about 6 months ago by replacing the x-clamps with nuts/bolts/washers and new thermal paste. I've been doing PC repair for years this ...
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Battlefield 4 ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG DirectX error

I don't think I've ever been so pissed at an error in a video game before, I've been struggling with this thing for the past few days. Here is the error message I get every time Battlefield 4 ...
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Issue with Rocksmith cable after upgrade to OSX Mavericks

I recently upgraded my version of OSX to Mavericks, and since this change my computer has not been able to detect when I plug my guitar into the computer. I had no issue previously in Lion, however ...
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GENETOS crash because of dmsynth.dll on Win8

I am trying to play GENETOS on my Win8 64bit laptop. The game crashes randomly due to what I believe are audio playback errors (it happens when a lot of sound effects are playing). The game reportedly ...
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Prison Architect crashes xServer

When I begin playing Prison Architect, I create a new world and after 10-15 seconds the XServer dies and restarts leaving me at the linuxmint login screen and I really have a quite beefy computer that ...
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I it possible to recover a USB with game files formatted when plugged into a different Xbox 360?

A friend had been saving games on his Xbox 360 using a USB drive. He moved it to a different Xbox 360 and it reformatted the USB for use, deleting his files. I suggested he used some data recovery ...
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Crash when launching ships in Industry Giant 2

I was recently asked about a crash that occurs when launching ships in Industry Giant 2. I have tried to reproduce it, but cannot. Has anyone else experienced this issue and if so is there a way to ...
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“80710a06” Error when attempting to visit Tumblr from my PS3

I tried to visit Tumblr but instead I got this error "80710a06". When I searched I came up with three or four articles/discussions about when PSN went down three years ago. But PSN is not down and I ...
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grid 2 crashing on laptop

after playing one or two races when next event is loading the game crashes suddenly without any warning or showing any problem windows not even show the dialog box "grid 2 exe has stopped working" ...
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How can I alleviate intermittent freezes?

While playing the game mostly everything goes smoothly except for one thing, intermittent freezing. Every so often (pretty much at random) the game will stutter, and by that I mean it will freeze then ...
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No audio, or just pops and whispers

When I start Call of Juarez there is one big "pop" and then I lose the audio. Sometimes I hear a faint something in my headphones, but mostly nothing. The game works fine otherwise. What's wrong, and ...
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Heavy Performance issue with Half-Life

I have downloaded Half-Life using Steam. But, I am unable to play it due to heavy performance issue. When I click Play Game, Steam asks for Training, Easy, Medium, Hard options. After choosing one, ...
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BF2142 keeps disconnecting me from servers?

After connecting to any server, after a while (10 seconds to 5 minutes), I get disconnected with the message: "Connection to the server was lost." Any idea how to prevent this?
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Where does the BF1942 Patcher search for the Game?

My problem is that I have the Battlefield 1942 file on my desktop but the patcher can not find the file. So I need to know where the patcher searches for the gamefile. I have Windows XP.
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MS Train Simulator timing issues

Microsoft Train Simulator has apparently an issue with timing. It gives running time-of-day clock, but the more stations I have to stop at, the more it becomes off. For instance, I were to stop at the ...
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Xbox 360s to TV with HDMI suddenly creating static

My XBOX is connected through an HDMI cable directly to the TV and even though the picture remains perfect, the audio begins to crackle after it’s on for anywhere between 5-20 minutes. It just ...
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Cannot set resolution higher than 1280×1024 in Deus Ex: Human Revolution

I am having some issues with Deus Ex: HR. I just recently got a new computer and when I installed DE:HR again through Steam (and reinstalled it now) I can't set the resolution higher than 1280×1024, ...