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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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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? [duplicate]

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 [closed]

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 low-res ingame?

I've toyed around trying to make useful sprays showing a bit of text or whatnot. However, they become low-res once I spray them ingame. For example, this spray: ...becomes this ingame: How can ...
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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

Whenever 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 and knows how to fix it?
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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 ...