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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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League of Legends won't open. I get an error that refers to a PVP.net Patcher Kernel. How do I fix it?

When I try to open League of Legends in Windows 7 I am notified that PVP.net Patcher Kernel has stopped working and that Windows hasn't found a solution, what should I do?
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How to add commentator in Winning Eleven 9?

I've installed Winning Eleven 9 (Pro Evolution Soccer 5) in my computer, but after I installed it, there is no back sound and commentator when I play it. Is there any missing file on my game? If so, ...
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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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Unused area of laptop display while gaming

When I start playing a NFS Most Wanted or COD: Modern Warfare, I observed that the laptop screen is not used completely. There are 1.5 inches margins on both left and right ends of the screen that ...
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Fix corrupted Xbox USB

I was playing Batman on my Xbox last night. This morning I turned on my Xbox and noticed that my profile wasn't there. I went then into "System Tools and Storage" and it says that USB is not formatted ...
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I need to test network connection before I can connect to Xbox Live

I recently connected my Xbox 360 to my college campus's wired network, which requires me to use a static IP Address. Since then, almost every time I turn on my Xbox I am not connected to Xbox Live. ...
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Using a laptop as the monitor for a console

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this but here goes: How can you use the laptop monitor as the visuals for a console? I only have a Wii to test it with. I'm not very good with hardware ...
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Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer is “Currently Unavailable?”

I started up Steam today to play some Modern Warfare 3, and finally play for more than 10 minute increments... Regardless the reason for me playing, the game would not start- and notified me: "This ...
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How can I use the Skyrim console with a notebook keyboard? [closed]

I would like to use setstage C06 1 command in Skyrim's console, to solve a glitch with the companion quest line. However, I'm using a notebook, and my tilde key is actually my 0 key too, so when I ...
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Any information about losing Skill Points?

I've spent my first five Points into different Perks in the Skill Trees. But at Level 6, I decided to save my Points for later (when my Smithing-Skill is grown up). Now, with Level 8, I wanted to hand ...
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Skyrim sudden FPS drop during zone transition

Does anyone know how to fix an issue where changing zones (immediately after loading screen appears) FPS drops to single digits. Restarting the game is a workaround but I'm looking for a long-term ...
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Where did this guy's face go?

I'm having a bit of trouble in certain areas with NPC's faces disappearing in Skyrim on PC. It's very odd because their skin and eyes are no where to be found but their facial hair stays intact. It's ...
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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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F.E.A.R 2 freezing issues when on loading screen

I'm having a problem with my FEAR 2 copy on my PS3, the game works just fine, I'm just past chapter 9/10 where I'm looking for Keegan, anyway, when the game is loading on the loading screen, no matter ...
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Battlefield 3 freezes 5 minutes into the campaign

I have a brand new Alienware, hardware is probably not an issue. My laptop freezes about 5 minutes into playing Battlefield 3 campaign. Is there a known fix for this issue? Is this even a known issue ...
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How to limit an older game's (DirectX 3) FPS speed? (USNF 97) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I have this really old game from the DOS era, anyone know how to run it in my modern machine? I'm trying to run USNF 97 Navy Fighters (was made for Windows 95). My ...
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Why is my piston powered cobblestone generator crashing minecraft?

I was trying to build an automatic cobblestone generator using pistons, and while I think the machine should work, it instead causes the Universe to implode game to crash. The stone is created from ...
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Minecraft Java Native Code Crashing [closed]

Every time I log in to Minecraft, after recently downloading it onto my desktop, I notice that a couple of seconds in, if not straight away, the program freezes and closes. The following message ...
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TF2 crashing during map transition

I was playing TF2 last night and I managed to get in to game fine. When the match ended and a new map was loaded, the game crashed for a minute but when it restarted, everything on the screen was ...
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Battlefield: Bad Company 2 online disconnecting

I got Battlefield Bad Company 2 last night on Steam and I was trying to play online, but I get disconnected within 5 minutes of joining and usually get an error saying: "You have lost connection to ...
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D3DCOMPILER_43.dll contains an error

Whilst trying to run Dirt 3 or Dragon age 2, I get the following error message: 'D3DCOMPILER_43.dll is either not designed to run on windows or it contains an error' I'm running an ATI 6970 card on ...
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Why are my flash game saves getting erased?

After installing stand-alone flash games such as Machinarium, Dino Run SE, and Space Rubbish (all of which are great games by the way) I find that my game saves keep disappearing. I have read how ...
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Where did the world go?

I was playing on my main world when my laptop ran out of power. I found a charger and woke it up, but Minecraft had crashed. Now, it doesn't appear in the world selection screen! I have verified ...
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Is there a way to reduce texture popping in Rage?

Rage is a good looking game, and it sure runs so smoothly on my desktop, which is far from top of the line. While that is technically impressive, it seems there are no free meals, as I am plagued by ...
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Why are my Sprites Flickering in Braid?

While playing Braid, I constantly see sprites flickering and disappearing through the whole game. I have searched a lot but no one seems to have the same problem on PC or Console. here are some ...
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With an AMD card, can I force V-Sync only for Rage?

So, Rage recently got unlocked for EU territories, and the first thing I noticed once I started playing is an awful lot of screen tearing. I heard that forcing V-Sync (since sadly there's no option ...
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How to improve Binding of Isaac performance?

I cannot go past level 3/4 because when I enter in rooms full of monsters the game start lagging a lot and controls do not respond at all or with a huge delay. My configuration is not actually bad: ...
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All is gray in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

I have a problem with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. I think that this screenshot explain it well: Practically I see only the HUD and all the rest is gray. Both in character creation and when I ...
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Cannot use Keyboard/Mouse?

I can use the scroll wheel to select menu options, and I can click to fire, but it seems only my xbox 360 gamepad will allow me to aim or move. Which is terrible because I can't aim with my left thumb ...
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Resistance 3, unable to delete game data, and installation of trophies freezing

Bought Resistance 3, popped it into the PS3 and the first thing that came up was an update. So I wait the 2 hours to download the 696 MB update, then let it install. The entire PS3 freezes at ...
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PSP screen doesn't turn on but the rest of the system is working

When I turn on my PSP, the green light turns on, it makes sounds, and when I press buttons on it, it makes moving around the menu sounds. But it doesn't display anything on the screen. I've ordered a ...
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Input a 63-character WPA2 key on an Xbox 360S

I have a wireless network with quite a few devices. I just got a brand new Xbox 360S, 4GB version. My last console was a ColecoVision. I connected the Xbox to my router and it applied many updates, ...
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PS3 freezing between 10-60 minutes after system start only on games, audio persists

I have an old 60gig PS3 that is crashing in games after only a few minutes of playing. I've Backed up and then restored, rebuilt the database, checked for dust bunnies and made sure the vents are ...
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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?