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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 ...
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When I visit Shang Simla, the Sims 3 starts stuttering. What could cause this?

It only happens when i go to Shang Simla on a holliday, I've never had it since the start of the holiday and lowering graphics or reloading the game keeps the lag. When I return home everything runs ...
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When I try to run Angry Birds, I get a resolution error. How do I fix this?

I want to run Angry Birds but it shows me this error: the maximum resolution is 1024*1024 My current resolution is 1024 * 768. What is the problem?
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Minecraft keeps crashing after installing RPG texture package

My friend tells me he installed the RPG texture package on Minecraft and every time he loads the client the game crashes with the standard Windows Error Report box. I have not been able to replicate ...
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Mouse jumps around when using DOSBOX

I'm trying to play an old school DOS Game I got using the DOSBOX DOS emulator, but the problem I have is that the mouse jumps all over the screen and does not allow me to have a good control. The game ...
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Prince of Persia Sands of Time problem

The latest Prince of Persia games run, but Sands of Time wont work and shows the video card compatibility problem on my PC .What should i do? Games released after and before sands of time runs fine on ...
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American Wii plugged in a European socket (110V plugged into 220V socket); what happened?

I have an American Wii and a USB hard drive. I plugged them both in using the wrong transformer and now my Wii doesn't turn on anymore, but the USB hard drive still works fine. Is the Wii ...
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How can I get Modern Combat 2 to run on a Pandigital Novel?

I installed it like normal, then ran it. It wanted to download some first-run data so it took 4-5 mins doing that. Then I got a screen that said "Download complete. Tap OK to play." I tapped OK ...
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Civilization IV on Windows 7 fails to start after install

I bought a Windows 7 machine and went to install Civilization IV on it. It told me the program had "known problems". If I continue it begins the startup process but eventually fails. What do I need to ...
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Issues with running “Diggles, the Myth of Fenris” (“Wiggles”) on Windows 7

Has anyone gotten Diggles, the Myth of Fenris (original name: Wiggles) to run on Windows 7 -- with sound? It sometimes works on my laptop but it's too slow, and on my main machine, the sound isn't ...
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How to fix USB gamepad problem with Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) Classics 1

Lately I bought Sega Mega Drive Classics 1 on Get Games, featuring Golden Axe, Shadow Dancer, Crack Down and several others (also available on Steam). The games work perfectly with my ancient, ...
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Multiplayer fix for missing chunks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Minecraft - Massive Hole In The Ground My server for minecraft has been haveing problems, a big gaping whole the size of one chunk will open up and only one player can ...
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Can I run Baldur's Gate on my Windows 7 computer?

I have heard that there are some technical problems with running Baldur's Gate on a computer with Windows 7, but the Virtual Machine I have sucks, because the mouse pointer is always flickering. What ...
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Why does Magicka quit as soon as I open it?

I bought Magicka via Steam this evening, and just installed it now. It demanded to repair my XNA install, so I let it. I'm trying to run it, but it's just quitting as soon as it opens. Any ideas?
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Screen goes black when I play Infinity Blade

I was playing Infinity Blade on my iPhone 4 and I selected game center option to look at my achievements and when I push the "Done" button, the screen went black. I exited the app and went back it is ...
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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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Just Cause 2 on Steam hanging on “Preparing to Launch”

I've been playing Just Cause 2 for a bit. I went a few days without switching on my desktop. I wanted to get back to playing the missions today, so I launched the game on Steam and it hangs on ...
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Dungeon Siege 2 has no sound during cinematics

I'm trying to run my Dungeon Siege 2 game on Windows 7 64-bit and it has no sound during cinematics, but sound works during gameplay. What could the cause be and how could I fix it?
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Strange polygons appear in fullscreen

Another interesting Minecraft "feature" here. When I play from inside the browser and hit F11 for fullscreen, I get wildly moving polygons flashing across the entire screen: It doesn't affect ...
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What IP addresses does StarCraft 2 connect to?

Is there a published list somewhere of all the IPs of servers Starcraft 2 would need to connect to? I can only open my outgoing ports to certain IPs or to ranges of them, so for now I'm stuck with ...
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Why did you have to blow into an NES cartridge to make it work?

Did doing this actually help at all? If so, how?
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Games run way too fast. Setting affinity doesn't work at all. How in the world do I make the game run normal speed?

Games like Day Of Defeat and Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising run way too fast (x2) but even if I change the affinity in the task manager so the games use only one CPU, there is no noticeable change ...
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Soldier of Fortune: Payback - White screen when I run

When I sprint in Soldier of Fortune: Payback, the screen goes white and goes back to normal after a few seconds. How can I fix this? Here is the screen shot
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Nothing but lockups for me

So I bought Black Ops for my PC about a month ago, because a couple of my friends were harassing me to no end to get it. The game is fairly fun (Zombies is awesome), but I've dealt with nothing but ...
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Startopia multiplayer crashes to desktop

Starting a two player game (TCP/IP or IPX, doesn't matter) works great, but after ~10 minutes of playing the client (and always the client even when switching roles) crashes to desktop without any ...
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How to recover a crashed game in Vulture's

I was playing SLASH'em with the Vulture's GUI, on Mac OSX. The applicatiion crashed, and now when I try to start, I get a popup telling me that I have a game already with that name, and asking if I ...
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How do I troubleshoot Civilization V?

I cannot play the Civilization V demo on my PC (Windows 7, with DirectX 11); when launching, the game window is displayed briefly and then it dissapears. How can I troubleshoot? Is there a game log ...
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Cities XL not starting after windows reinstall

I have reinstalled my windows XP and now cities XL is giving error "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this ...
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Call of Duty Black Ops - Direct3DDevice9::Present Failed: Ran out of memory

Many times my game just crashes giving error "Direct3DDevice9::Present Failed: Ran out of memory (-2147024882)". I can not even complete the second mission of campaign (Vorkuta). My system is ...
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Why does RollerCoaster Tycoon (original) on Windows 7 display a black screen on launch?

I'm currently trying to avoid Windows XP mode since the Windows 7 installation itself is a VM (running on a Mac Mini). Regardless, here's my description of the problem. The game successfully ...