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Spiral Knights will not start

I've recently gotten a new laptop, and am attempting to play Spiral Knights on it, however the game simply will not load. Every time I attempt to start it, I get a "This game is currently unavailable, ...
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Minecraft java exception access violation in windows 7

I was trying to port forward my minecraft server, using port 25566, and for some reason it wasn't working. So, I opened minecraft to enter localhost, and after clicking login, the window closed and ...
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FSX running QualityWings 757 throws fsx.exe stopped interacting with windows and was closed event error

I'm running Flight Simulator X on a pretty decent rig. I can run Witcher 2 at maximum settings with no worries or hiccups and haven't had any problems with other games or applications. I am running ...
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New PS3 controller won't sync with PS3

I bought a new six-axis controller for my best friend, and I did a custom paint job on it. I had to take it apart, but after I put everything back together (right), it just blinks the red lights when ...
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Java uses all CPU while playing Minecraft

I recently purchased Minecraft, but after I have been playing for about 5-10 minutes, the Java process uses all CPU power, leading to a sudden shutdown. This is weird, because some months ago it ran ...
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Why does power management ignore Logitech Rumblepad 2 input in windowed mode?

I've discovered that my PC ignores the input from my gamepad, a Logitech Rumblepad 2 model #: G-UF13 (corded, not wireless), when I play games with the gamepad in windowed mode. My monitors are ...
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Smoke causes FPS to drop to almost unplayable levels

While everything else runs very smoothly, any kind of smoke (from smoke grenades, mortar, tank guns, collapsing buildings) slows graphics down to single digit FPS. The effect is proportional to the ...
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Magicka restarts computer seemingly randomly

Magicka restarts the computer, even though nothing special happened (no level switch, scripted event, etc.). Not BSOD, no error. Happened both in sp and coop. How to fix/get more info of it?
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Minecraft crashes on a ubuntu 11.04 system with an EVGA GT 240 video card

I have a computer with Minecraft It runs Ubuntu 11.04 The game freezes sometimes and it outputs this bug report: System: Linux 2.6.38-10-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 28 15:07:17 UTC 2011 x86_64 X ...
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Minecraft, OpenGL, and the dreaded Bad Graphics Card error!

After hearing about minecraft for a while, I figured I'd head over to Minecraft.net and see what all the fuss was about. After watching a few tutorials, I was hooked on the concept and decided to buy ...
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How do I run GKART?

I've downloaded and installed GKART but now I can't figure out how to run the game. Two icons were added to my desktop, one is Garena Messenger and one is gkart, but running any of them only opens a ...
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Is there anyway to observe my latency or wireless signal strength over a period of time?

Perhaps two weeks ago or so, I began having terrible latency problems whenever I began playing online. At first, I thought the wireless receiver (a USB device) on my computer was simply failing, but ...
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EA killed my Bioware keys

In Bioware's pre-EA era they had on their site the option to register CD-keys for your Bioware games. Me, being the optimist that I am, registered my cd-keys there and then promptly lost the hard copy ...
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Why can we suddenly not connect two guitars and drums to Rock Band on Wii?

So, we've had Rock Band 3 for the Wii for about a month, and it's been working fine. We've got two guitars (one rock band 2 vintage, one newer), plus the pro drumset. Everything was working fine, but ...
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What are the 3D Analyse settings for Sands of Time?

I want to play PoP Sands of Time but when it starts it shows a box saying "video card not supported". I have used 3D Analyse to play many games which I could not play before but I am still not able to ...
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Magic The Gathering Tactics on ATI M880G Mobility Radeon HD 4200?

This game won't run on anything with OpenGL lower than 2.1, and I have all the latest software from ATI installed and I get OpenGL 1.1 How can I update the OpenGL or get the game to run?
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How to fix stuttering with AMD Catalyst 11.5 when Vsync is enabled?

Searching on Google for terms Radeon, Vsync and Stuttering gets a lot of results of people documenting the problem (not just with 11.5, but going a few years back too). But I couldn't find any ...
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Hitman Blood Money freezes

I'm playing Hitman Blood Money on Windows 7 6-4bit. When starting the mission entitled "The murder of the crows" it crashes. Does anyone know about this issue?
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Dead Money Crashing After “Fires in the Sky”

I have completed the "Fires in the Sky" mission, and am attempting to head back to the fountain after getting Dog / God to stay at the switching station. Once I finish the mission and am awarded the ...
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An error occured during age of empires online beta launcher

I found I had a problem "An error occured" whilst patching the AOE beta for the first time. How can I solve this?
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The Simpsons Hit and Run doesn't start on Windows 7

And I really really REALLY want to play this game. I've tried everything available on the first results of Google to no avail. The best advice is to tweak the compatibility settings to Windows XP or ...
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Can't save anymore in Fallout:New Vegas for the PS3

I'm on level 22 and I can't save manually any more - my save just goes over the last one. What do I do so I can save again? Do I have to delete saves? If so, how do I do it?
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How can I run Myst in a window?

I can't stand running games full-screen if they aren't the same resolution as my main monitor, because it screws up all the windows I have on the other monitors. Myst is especially egregious because ...
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Why do my TF2 sprays look like crap?

I've toyed around trying to make useful sprays showing a bit of text or whatnot. However, they look like unreadable, blurry, low resolution crap once in game. For example, this spray: ...becomes ...
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Medal of Honor: Allied Assault patch 1.11 not working

I have installed Medal of Honor Allied Assault and its working fine. Then I installed patch 1.11, now whenever I start a mission everything freezes. The menu and everything else works fine, the ...
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Freeciv runs very slow

After some time freeciv runs very slow on my laptop, running onboard intel graphics. I'm using the gtk version on Ubuntu 10.10 and it seems like Xorg is consuming 100% CPU. I'm also running Compiz ...
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How can I unblock games from changing the screen resolution?

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 15r. It is pretty good for gaming, however I have recently had a problem with running certain games in fullscreen mode. Basically, they don't change the screen ...
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Lock ups when playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2

After around 15 minutes of playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2, my computer completely locks up with the game's image on screen and the last second of sound constantly looping. I have to hard restart ...
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Just Cause 2 reboots PS3 when launched

Whenver I launch Just Cause 2 it reboots my PS3. I have tried ejecting and cleaning the disk. deleting game data has anyone else come across this?
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How do I prevent brief freezes while gaming? [closed]

I recently built a new computer and am encountering a slight problem. Occasionally while gaming, my display will freeze for a second or two, during which the sound will keep skipping/repeating like a ...
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What's With the Server Connection Error That Shows a Bunch of HTML?

So, as of yesterday, I've been unable to connect to any of four different servers, which work fine for others. Of the 4, three give me the following error: What's up with this? Why is it ...
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Flashing blue “error” - is this part of the game, or a fault?

This is what I get when I start Portal 2, after the introduction "Look Up" "Look Down" screen. Is this part of the game, or is there something wrong with my installation?
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Games freeze after a while, don't know if hardware or software is involved

I'm currently experiencing some problems with my PC which prevent me from using my games (I'm trying with Steam games and none of them works as it should). When I play, after a while, the textures in ...
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Getting Max Payne sounds to work on Windows 7

Trying to run Max Payne (the original game from 2001) on Windows 7 64-bit, there is a serious problem with the game sounds - no music, many effects missing, stuttering, slowdowns etc. Looking online ...
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Problem running Duke Nukem 3D on Linux

Recently, I tried to run DN3D, but I failed. I got these command line debugging script: EDuke32 2.0.0devel r1864 Compiled Apr 11 2011 15:49:50 Using /home/oneat/ for game data Using ...
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Bowling problem

Hi: When visiting my daughter, we play sports...bowling, in particular. I seem to do very well most of the time, but once in a while, as I'm ready to throw the ball, it will stay floating in the ...
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3DS Street Pass Not Working

Lately the Street Pass feature of the 3DS has not been working for me. A coworker and I will both have our 3DSs, at work, next to each other, with the wifi on and street pass never connects. Sometimes ...
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Razer Megalodon problems

I just bought the Razer Megalodons and I've run in to a problem. I cannot transmit while playing audio. I also keep getting "USB bandwidth exceeded" errors. I'm using a 850W power supply and I used to ...
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Is it possible to resize/fullscreen the window in The Wonderful End of the World?

I just bought The Wonderful End of the World in a Steam sale. Unfortunately, I'm trying to play it on a laptop, which has pretty low vertical resolution. So parts of the game content are hiding ...
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Is anyone playing recent builds of AprQ2 on Linux which has a save game bug?

Probably a long shot, but I was wondering if anyone has played AprQ2 lately, a decent Quake 2 engine. I liked this one because a high-resolution texture pack was available and it compiled and ran well ...
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How to stop Assassin's Creed's speech from desynching?

It is really annyoing since in cutscenes I spend about half the time watching lips moving and gestures finishing to something said half a minute ago :-( This problem seems to occur rather often, but ...
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X3 Terran Conflict runs out of memory after about an hour and becomes unplayable

I am running the latest version of X3 Terran Conflict (3.1) and after about 30 min - 1 hour or so (depending on what I do - I think visiting more sectors triggers it faster) in a brand new game its ...
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Desktop Dungeon bug on unlocking Siege of Lothlorien?

The description says that I'll be able to play the Siege of Lothlorien when I gain access to all playable races. I have unlocked all the races and classes (although not yet finished everything with ...
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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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Bad Company 2 freezes on Bootcamp

I'm trying to play Bad Company 2 on bootcamp (iMac "late 2009", windows XP single user "student whatever edition"), but the multiplayer apparently always freezes after less than 1 minute of play. I've ...
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Modified version of Magicka? [closed]

I recently noticed Magicka got updated via Steam, and ever since I've been getting the "modding message". I tried validating my Steam cache as suggested, but the message still comes up. What do I ...
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BFBC2 Crashes on random screens

So far, I haven't been able to play BFBC2 yet. Sometimes, it crashes(and throws me back to the desktop) at the very first loading screen before the main menu. If it doesn't crash there, it will ...
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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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How to force Maximized Fullscreen mode in any game?

I have seen several games that have a video display mode that is windowed with no borders, at the same resolution as the desktop. It's sometimes called "Borderless Windowed" mode, or "Maximized ...
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What's wrong with my wii?

Today, I got the game Just Dance 2 and after I inserted the disk into the Wii machine, it said it needed to be updated to the newest version of the OS. I pressed Yes. Once it was done updating, I ...