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timing out when trying to connect to my own server using Hamachi

Recently I've been unable to connect to my Minecraft server which I play on with a friend. It seems my friend has been able to access it just fine, but every time I try to connect I get the error: ...
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HL2 Crashes when i open a map

I bought the orange box(yes, they still sell it). I turned on the console with-console and enteredmap push_pro it loads the map but when I press w hl2.exe crashes! What is going wrong?
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Half-Life 1 menu crashes on Macbook Air 2012 running Windows 8

When I try to run Half-Life 1 on my 13" 2012 Macbook Air, which runs Windows 8 natively, it crashes immediately with the following message: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH ...
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Why does Minecraft on PC keep saying that it can't connect to a server?

I have Minecraft on PC and I have donated to this really awesome server that I love but the problem is every time I try to join the server it says "Internet Timed Out." I have full bars for the ...
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“Cannot Resolve Hostname” when using Subdomain

A group of friends wanted a Minecraft server to play together on, so I went ahead and deployed a VPS, and directed an A record titled play to the server's public IP address. I connected to the server ...
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GTA V lost data XBOX 360

I've been playing GTA V for 2 days now and I've restarted my Xbox 3 times without any data lost on my USB 16GB flashdrive. And now I unplugged my Xbox-360 because I was going to move the TV and stuff ...
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Can't play older game on Windows Surface Pro

I've been trying to install both Anachronox, and Star Wars: KOTOR on my 128gb Windows Surface Pro. I can install fine, but both crash on startup. I've googled everything i possibly can - installed ...
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Minecraft LAN trouble

I have 2 desktops and 1 laptop. My desktop runs windows 7, my wifes desktop runs window vista, the laptop runs windows 7. If I start a game and open it to LAN on my desktop both my wifes computer and ...
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Modded Minecraft Crash Report/Windows/CodeChickenCore and Not Enough Items

Okay so I am trying to get the mod Not Enough Items to work...I got CodeChickenCore to work but as soon as I add NEI to the coremods folder, log in, and try to start a world itll load but then ...
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Mass Effect 1 wont start

Just bought Mass Effect 1 from Origin on my new rig. Every time I try to start it, just stops working. I can't even get to the title screen. Running the game with Admin privileges doesn't help. All ...
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What can I do to tackle “Rubber Banding”?

For some reason after I came back to my computer after 10 days away, when playing BF3, on any server, I keep getting lag in the form of me or people I'm aiming at springing back and forth in a manner ...
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Low-resolution Images on loading screens?

I don't know why, but it seems every image in the game is in very low resolution. Even tho my options are What is wrong here?
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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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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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Quake 3 doesn't install in Windows 7

I have a Dell Studio laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz processor, 4 GB Ram, 512 MB ATI Raedon Graphics Card and 500 GB HDD with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I was checking my shelf for old games ...
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Is there a fix for random crash to desktop?

I just updated my skyrim to the most recent version, and now I'm crashing to desktop randomly, with no error message. I disabled all my mods, even started a new game, still crashes. It doesn't crash ...
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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 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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Downloading an Xbox 360 update fails every time

I'm updating the Xbox 360 software, but it stops midway and says "updated failed". I've done this a few times but I get the same error every time. What gives?
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Download and install new Amiga Forever games

The site http://www.amigaforever.com/ offers a product that I've installed, but it has limited games on it. Has anyone successfully downloaded and installed new games for this system? It's all ...
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Switch Game Center accounts confirm button won't pop up

I have multiple accounts on CoC and I used to be able to switch between 2 of the accounts I have. I was on one, and was trying to get on the other. When I switched Game Centers I switched back to ...
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Partial loss of sound

After playing for a number of hours, I've lost partial sound. Most painfully, I've lost the warning sound when I'm in a vehicle and someone has locked onto me or fired heatseakers at me. I tried ...
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Why do I always have to reenable Steam Permissions on my Mac?

When I launch any Steam games like Cs:Go or TF2, My engine always says that the overlay is not on before launching, causing me to always open up my System preferences and I have to put in the password ...
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How do you shut down games in Origin?

I just recently installed Sims 3 a month ago but it won't let me on. when I click on my Sims3 window it loads for a while and sometimes nothing comes up but other times there is a sign from Origin ...
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Rayman Legends runs slow in FullScreen mode

The game runs slow in fullscreen on matter what resolution (I'd tried the smallest one) but when I check the Window Mode option the game seems to be ok no matter what resolution.
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How to fix Error code: 221002 on Wii

I am trying to do a system transfer from my Wii to Wii U and I have to accept the User Agreements but I can't because I keep getting error code 221002. I've checked the Nintendo support website and it ...
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Mass Effect 3 Loading Glitch

I'm on the first priority mission of the game, and when I get to the part with the turret, a few waves pass- and then nothing happens. Ever. I just get an infinite loading circle at the bottom right, ...
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Metro: 2033 Crashes Immediately After Opening

Metro 2033 crashes to desktop immediately after opening sometimes showing the 4A Games Sting for a moment, but then showing a "Metro 2033 has stopped responding" dialog. This happens on my Windows ...
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Can i use another Playstation disc drive in my PS3?

I have an older PS3 that has been giving me problems. It has recently stopped reading my game discs, so I decided to take it apart to clean the eye. Now can't get the disc drive back together! Can I ...
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Game corrupted; how can I fix it?

The game name is Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst - PC. Today I was playing this game and I completed a mission, after that game was saving, but while it was doing this, my computer ...
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I can't log in to Minecraft please help

So my friends told me I should buy Minecraft: Pocket Edition so that I can play it whenever I want. So I bought the app and the first thing I do is go to settings and press login but unfortunately it ...
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Unable to play certain games at all

For a long time now I've been having issues with certain games (Actually quite a lot of games) with this same recurring issue: Whenever I try play a game it will open fine with absolutely no errors ...
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How do I get Slam!, a 16-bit game, to run on Windows 98?

I have a few games that are 16-bit that I want to try on Windows 98, I know that 98 supports 16-bit programming, but the one game that I am using to test out keeps crashing. The error message I'm ...
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Map blocking my screen in Hexxit

When I play Hexxit, my map blocks my screen. I can't get rid of it and I can't fix it on settings. Its really annoying because I can't see where I'm going. ![2014-02-03_09.16.13.png] That's my ...
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How to set up a chinese made game controller in windows 8

I have a chinese made usb game controller with me that I bought in Delhi. In the shop it worked in windows 7. But when I tried it on my Sony Vaio laptop, it is not working. In the devices section in ...
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internal exception: java.SocketExeption: Connection Reset

Whenever I try to join a multiplayer server on minecraft it get this error: internal exception: java.SocketExeption: Connection Reset. I live in asia, and I'm trying to connect to an EU server, that ...
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Dell M14x Alienware cannot play 1999 Street war

I've installed the old school 'Street Wars/Mob Rule' game to my laptop. When I run the game, suddenly I can only heard the sound but no display.When I click Alt+Tab button to change a window, the game ...
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Why doesn't my Thrustmaster Dual Trigger 3-in-1 Rumble Force vibrate when it's supposed to?

I've bought the Thrustmaster Dual Trigger 3-in-1 Rumble Force controller, it claims to support force feedback on PC, but nothing seems to actually cause it to rumble and is no 'Test forces' tab in the ...
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Settings are not being applied in Homefront

I am playing HomeFront on the PC with all the latest updates from Steam and I have this problem where the changes I make in the graphics menu just before starting the game is not applied when I am ...
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Video stuttering when gaming

I have a very powerful gaming laptop, and I used to play all games just fine on ultra. But now when I enter any games, it stutters, and its a really weird stutter (it's only the camera that stutters. ...
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Can the Ratchet and Clank “Burn Ring” Appear in today's games

there's a cheat/glitch in the first Ratchet and Clank game where you can glitch up one of the races so your onfoot and positioning yourself under a bunch of creates so they're off screen and using a ...
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“side-by-side configuration is incorrect” error when launching Dead Island

My friend and I both bought the Dead Island game. I set up my copy and it works flawlessly but for my friend it responds with this message "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side ...
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Dungeon Crawl crashed. Now my saved game won't load. How can I make it load?

I'm running Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup on Linux. Crawl disappeared while I was in the middle of playing. Now I saw only my shell. Sy didn't seem to save. CTRL+L didn't refresh the screen. Now I saw ...
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Minecraft crashing - Ubuntu 12.10

When I play Minecraft 1.4.2 on Ubuntu (with and without Optifine), after a while (about five minutes or so) it will crash the whole of Ubuntu, SSP and SMP (frozen interface, no responsiveness). ...
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How to fix cutscene audio stuttering?

While the game itself runs smoothly and I can watch the cutscenes using the bink player without problems, their ingame playback fails to produce sound every other second (quite periodically actually). ...
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Can't join Age of Empires III games

I recently purchased a copy of Age of Empires 3 but I have been unable to get it to connect to my friend's game via Tunngle or Hamachi. The strange thing is that I am able to see his game, but when I ...
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Does the newest Nvidia driver support 3D Vision in Diablo 3?

I used version 300+ http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/3123040038?page=2 says that version 280+ already support diablo 3. Yet when I tried diablo 3 in 3D I do not see anything different. It ...
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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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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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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 ...