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The Witcher 2 freezes at the end of chapter 2's cutscene

I'm currently playing The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition and I've made it to the end of chapter 2, where Geralt is on his way to Loc Muinne. Everything runs just fine until the narration from Dandelion ...
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My Blizzard downloader is stuck

So I decided to pre-download Diablo 3 for the release date. My downloader is at 100% and has been for some time. Any idea's on how to unstick it? I tried running the now-complete installer.exe that ...
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How can I open a listening port for the Blizzard Downloader?

I am trying to download Diablo 3 to be ready at the release date, but I have a problem with the Blizzard Downloader. Unfortunately downloading is very slow and there is a yellow message that says "A ...
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PS3 graphics problem: Strange lines around contours/shading

All video output from my PS3 has strange lines around the edges of shapes/around contours/along gradients. The lines look almost like the outlines you get in Photoshop when you use the magic wand ...
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How can I run GOG's Empire Earth on my Windows 7 x64 system?

I recently purchased Empire Earth Gold Edition from GOG.com. Unfortunately, I've yet to be able to actually play it. System Specs: Make/Model - HP EliteBook 8530p OS - Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 ...
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What does each of the options in the 'Low Detail Models' graphical setting do?

What does the 'One, Two, Three and Four Player' options in the 'Low Detail Models' graphical setting do? I assumed that 'Off' will turn off 'Low Detail Models' (enabling high detail models - ...
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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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The Saarthal Amulet does not show up in my inventory

I have started the "Under Saarthal" quest and once I remove the amulet from the door and get trapped, it does not show up in my inventory. I have re-loaded several times with no luck. In one case I ...
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How can I fix a loading screen crash in Grand Theft Auto IV?

I have a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV on Steam. When I start it, everything is fine: it loads and I can press "Play". However, the game crashes straight to the desktop—without any error message—about 5 ...
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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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Rendering artifacts (flickering/z-fighting in scope)

It appears that a lot of people have issues with flickering when using high powered scopes in BF3. The artifacts look like z-fighting issues, probably related to the large viewing distances when using ...
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CounterStrike: Source stuttering on MacBook Pro

My friend is having some problems with CS:S on his MacBook Pro: if you stand still its like 100+ fps, if you fire there is a millisecond stutter, any fighting and it's completely unplayable i ...
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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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Crash in the Foundry

I have a problem in this awesome game. I have all mods from the Gogcom's mod guide installed and my game crashes. The crash is during the loading screen for the dormitories/tower in the foundry, no ...
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Why Do MW2 Maps Keep Crashing?

So I am level 59 in MW2 multiplayer, and am planning on getting MW3 in the near future. I want to be able to prestige before then so I can get the bonuses listed in this answer. But whenever I play on ...
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Why does the C-Gear flash red or green sometimes?

In Pokemon Black and White, why does the online section of the C-Gear glow red or green sometimes? This seems to happen at random, even though I have a Wi-Fi connection.
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Graphics options are greyed out in Sims 2 under Windows 7 x64

My graphics is blotchy. How can I make things accelerated? I have an ATI Radeon HD 4250 card. It appears to be running at 800x600. I am using HDMI to drive big-screen TV at 1080p (1920x1080). ...
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Poor performance during “Who Dares Wins”

I've been playing Fallout 3 GOTY edition (via Steam). So far the game has been relatively well-behaved - good performance, and only an occasional crash (like once every 3 hours, which is something I ...
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Microsoft Flight refuses to launch

My Microsoft Flight just stopped working one day. I deleted it and re-downloaded it, but it still says the same thing. It says, "Microsoft Flight encountered an error while initializing its system. ...
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How can I force anti-aliasing in GTA IV?

My GTA IV version is 1.0.7.0 and I am trying to enable anti-aliasing but I am unable to find a setting in the game to do this. The image preview below looks fine but if you click on the image and see ...
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Fez crashing back to game library after a minute of play

While trying to solve the 'security question' puzzle, my game crashed back to the game library. Now every single time I try to get back into the game, it crashes back to the game library after about ...
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Very low brightness after Windows Update graphics driver update

When I try to play Call of Duty, the brightness becomes very low and I can't revert it. This started after a graphics driver update through Windows Update. I tried to increase the brightness from the ...
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Problem with Origin and Mass Effect 2

So far Origin has been working fine. I have installed both Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 3 in a folders I specifically chose because my main drive doesn't have enough space. When I try to install Mass ...
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Glitched shadows after update 1.5

Ever since I updated Skyrim to the 1.5 version the shadows are all glitched. The position of the shadows changes greatly when I move the camera with the cursor or by walking. It's annoying and it ...
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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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Does World of Warcraft benefit from AMD CrossFireX or nVidia SLI?

I am now running two Radeon HD 6850's in CrossFireX configuration (Thanks to Stack Exchange and the LoL contest!). Does World of Warcraft support Crossfire GPU's in the sense that; Will there be any ...
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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, ...
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Difficulty installing The 7th Guest on DOSBox

I am having difficulty running a game using DOSBox. The problem begins after I begin the installation. It runs through fine, until it asks which drive I would like to copy the files to. It only shows ...
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Skyrim see through textures.

Every since I updated my CCC for my AMD Radeon I have been able to see through my character's Armor, Hair, and other creature (creatures? features?). This has happened in Skyrim and World of Warcraft. ...
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Adobe Air Debugger lagging my League of Legends

I have two LoL icons on my task bar one is titled Adobe Air Debugger and the other is my LoL client. I am having random bouts of lag that have nothing to do with my connection of FPS. I did just ...
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Cache of others skins?

I've been wondering. Most games with custom content cache the custom content from others somewhere. Is there a way to find the custom skins of others somewhere in the Minecraft folder after you ...
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How do I play fullscreen?

When applying the fullscreen setting, the game does not go fullscreen. It will go to the specified resolution, but won't be fullscreen; it'll still be a window. I can change back to windowed mode and ...
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Heavy performance issues after location changes

I bought Skyrim recently. As the title suggests, my performance drops after entering and leaving houses a couple of times. My build is Intel i5 quad core processor, NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti from Gigabyte ...
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How to fix League of Legends loading on dual screen?

I have dual screen and sometimes when the game loads it sort of loads in the middle of both of them making it impossible to play. I already have it set to windowed borderless and I´m not going to ...
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PS3 never enters the menu

So on occasion my PS3 just waits at the shining ribbon background, but never actually opens the menu. I have to pull the plug to even get it to turn off. After turning it off it wants to check the ...
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Cannot save games after migrating PlayStation 3 save files

My PS3 recently YLOD, but I got it going long enough (via online video tutorials) to transfer my saved Skyrim data to a new PS3. However, it says, "This user already has Skyrim saved data". It allows ...
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Why do my sound settings not save upon exit in Minecraft?

When I launch Minecraft, I have to go into the sounds menu and change the music volume level to 0. When I close Minecraft and reopen it, the sound level will be back at 100. I am running 1.2.3 (I ...
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How do I minimize Dragonvale load time?

I have an iPhone 4s, and most games load pretty quick. In addition, most games load instantly once they are in memory (ie one of my last 4 or so apps loaded). In contrast, with Dragonvale I get a load ...
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Blurry writings with Xbox

I bought an Xbox 360 more or less recently and I feel like I have trouble reading any kind of writing on the screen, and my eyesight is fine (at least with my glasses on) so I highly doubt that is the ...
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My 3D Games crashing in these scenarios

I have a situation here which I am unable to solve. I bought a PC last year March, here are my specs: Intel Core i3 550 @ 3GHz 4 GB RAM @400 MHz XFX GeForce 9500 GT graphics card 1GB @550MHz 500 GB ...
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Mass Effect 3. Can I have one version for multiplayer and another for single player?

I currently have an original version of mass effect 3, which I bought just for the multi-player. However, I also already have another version of mass effect 3 that installed that I use solely for ...
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Kinect microphone turning off when second player signs in

My boyfriend and I are playing COD online with two other friends. When he is using the Kinect's microphone to chat, and I turn on a second controller and sign in, the Kinect's microphone gets turned ...
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Why is Dwarf Fortress a huge resource hog?

When I'm playing Dwarf Fortress my CPU usage is near 100%. This limits the usage of other applications when I alt-tab out of the game. Why does the game require so much processor usage? Is there a way ...
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Bad image and connection error when downloading League of Legends client

Trying to download League of Legends, which is where I was taken when I was done with creating an account. I got this error (first error) during the download process and by clicking "cancel" and "ok", ...
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Why are characters flashing during conversations?

During the conversation with the Illusive Man at his base, Shepard's character model keeps flashing. What is causing this, and is it possible to fix? I am playing on the PC with all graphics on max. ...
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Buggy VTOL controls in Crysis?

I’m playing through Crysis for the first time, and the VTOL controls seem buggy, to say the least. I am currently in a quiet spot, no enemies, so I can experiment with them under no pressure. It ...
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PS3 issues following YLOD fix — what now?

I have a PS3 that recently YLOD'd. I followed djwhetzel's youtube videos to remedy the YLOD. The fix worked, for a couple minutes. Now, the screen goes crazy, showing really bad video, as in ...
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PlayStation 3 wireless controllers won't connect to the system, screen won't even turn on

I got a new game for the PS3 recently and was hoping to try it out yesterday, but to my surprise, when I turned on my PS3, two things happened: The controllers wouldn't connect at all. The screen ...
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How can I diagnose/fix a Rock Band 3 MIDI controller that stopped working?

We have Rock Band 3 for Wii, with the Mad Catz Rock Band Midi-Pro Adapter, and a Yamaha P-95 keyboard. This was working just fine. We hadn't used the keyboard with RB3 for a while, and when we plugged ...
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PS3 restore backup restores no data

My PS3's blu-ray drive died recently, so I performed a backup with the Backup Utility and sent my console in for repair. About a week later I received a replacement PS3 from Sony and have attempted ...