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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 ...
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Just Cause 2 - Never get past loading screen

I bought Just Cause 2 via Steam and installed on Windows 7. My video card isn't great, but I could run the 3 test scenes at 30fps at 1280. When I played the game, it ended the first cut scene, I ...
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I'm getting “iw3mp.exe has stopped working” on Multiplayer in Windows 7

So recently I decided I wanted to play COD4 again, so I downloaded and installed from Steam. The single player runs fine, but the multiplayer errors out everytime: "iw3mp.exe has stopped working". I'...
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Solution to gameplay freezing in Uncharted: Drake's Fortune on PS3 Slim?

I've recently picked up Uncharted: Drake's Fortune from the Amazon "bargain bin" and have been playing through it. Quite a fun game, actually, but I've only managed to get to Chapter 10 ("The Customs ...
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Cities XL 2011 resolution error

Yesterday my brother played Cities XL fine. But now when I run it, my monitor goes to standby, saying "Out of frequency range, set resolution lower". Other people on the Internet also have this ...
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How can I set up an AssaultCube server?

Everything I find when Googling it references a file called "bin_unix". A search of my system indicates I don't have it. Is there any other way to set a server for AssaultCube? BTW, I'm running ...
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How can I fix the XmlHttp error while sending messages to a user?

I tried to send an object via message to a fellow user, but got this message instead: XmlHttp error: an unknown error occured, preventing the page to load properly. Please disable any software ...
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Is HDTV expected to lag when hooked to a computer's DVI?

I just hooked up my computer to a Sony Google TV via a DVI-to-HDMI cable and at the same time my monitor is still hooked up, so I'm on dual-display now. The video, the graphics, and the resolution all ...
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No video for intro movies in The Guild 2

I recently bought The Guild 2 from Steam. The game seems to function fine, but during the intro all I get is a black screen with the sound of the intro movies. Pressing Esc does get me to the Main ...
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How do I stop Civilization V from freezing and crashing on “next turn”/

Sometimes, when clicking the "next turn" button on a late turn, Civilization V freezes (and in the background Windows shows an error, so it actually crashes). When this happens it is reproducible - i....
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Playstation 3 HDD Change - “Cannot start.The correct hard disk was not found.”

Error message when it boots is in the topic : "Cannot start.The correct hard disk was not found." I have a 40GB old PS3 model, and i was swapping the system drive for a 60GB Corsair SSD Force Series. ...
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Windows 7 & Age of Empires II: works but not quite? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Age of Empires II Scrolling Bug I'm trying to install Age of Empires II on Windows 7. The graphics are so so, but when I enter a tutorial, the map keeps panning ...
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Where do Minecraft texture packs go on OS X?

I play Minecraft on OS X and for some reason clicking this button doesn't do anything. Where should I be putting my texture packs?
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Wii on PC monitor - occasionally blacks out

I use an ASUS PC monitor (unfortunately I can't remember the model type etc, however it is a LCD monitor with HDMI, DVI and VGA ports, as well as a speaker) I bought a Wii/PS3 Cable in the hopes that ...
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Why can some games run on my computer, but some others don't? Is it my video card?

Maybe it is something else other than video card which makes some games run on my system when others don't. I can play NFS Most Wanted, released November 11th, 2005. However, I can't run Metal gear ...
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Fallout New Vegas quits to desktop with no error message

Just installed Fallout New Vegas. After some time of game play the game just quit to Desktop without any error messages. Can someone point me directions on why this is happening and how can I fix it? ...
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Xbox 360 power supply has red light at start of day

The adapter has a red light when we turn the power on at the mains. When it's not connected to the Xbox, it will be orange until we plug it in. Since this happens at the start, it's not an ...
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Game Stability Issues on PS3?

I own the Xbox 360 port of FUEL, and have never had any problems with it. However, someone else in my family owns the PS3 version of the game, and has had various issues with running the game. I ...
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Strange graphics issue with Windows 7 - multiple user accounts

I've bought a copy of 1701 Gold Edition. It installed fine on my main account, an administrator account with UAC. But when my son tries on his non admin account, the trees are drawn wrong! Really big ...
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Xbox 360 restarts when switching TV Inputs (HDMI)

This has bothered me for some time. My Xbox is hooked up to my TV through an HDMI cable. Whenever I switch inputs (whether to another HDMI input or component) and then switch back to the Xbox, the ...
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Xbox 360 voice problem

I have just set up my Xbox 360 on Live, but cannot hear other players' voices through the TV or headset. Any help? I have tried changing the settings but it's still not working.
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Trying to run Second Life but it's giving an error even though I have the latest drivers. What's wrong?

Unable to run because your video card drivers did not install properly, are out of date, or are for unsupported hardware. Please make sure you have the latest video card drivers and even if you do ...
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How to fix a broken screen on Ms. Pacman (Midway) arcade

On my Midway Ms. Pacman arcade machine, when I turn it on, the very left part of the screen is near the center and then every other part of the screen is compressed into one pixel. The part that is ...
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Why does my Civilization 5 Demo crash around turn 12? I use Windows 7

I'm trying to play the demo of Civilization 5, but I've twice now had the game crash at around turn 12. What can I do to resolve this? Computer: Windows 7 64 bit Core 2 Quad 8 GB Memory NVIDIA ...
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How do I run StarCraft: Brood War on Windows 7 without problems?

There are plenty of problems with SC 1 Broodwar running on Windows 7 Ultimate x64 like freezing, corrupted colors etc. How to fix this?
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Sims 2 gives blue screen of death while playing on windows 7

I've installed sims 2 on windows 7 and am playing with my cd present in the drive. Everything goes fine for a few minutes and I can start playing the tutorial. However, in the middle of the tutorial I ...
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Black screen when opening a SC2 replay

I'm getting a black screen when I try to open a StarCraft 2 replay (which is probably from an older SC2 version than the current one). What can I do to be able to watch the replay? EDIT: I do get ...
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How can I connect my Xbox 360 to Xbox Live through my Laptop?

What steps do I need to do in order to connect my Xbox to Xbox Live through my laptop? I can connect them physically, but I also have a wireless adapter (if it's possible to create a bridge using the ...
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How to start Pacific Fighters

I bought and installed the IL-2 Sturmovik 1946. The box says it includes Forgotten Battles, Ace Expansion Pack, and Pacific Fighters. But I don't see any Pacific Fighters shortcut in my Start Menu. ...
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How do I access my Logitech G11 macrokeys in games?

I'm using Windows 7. The problem I face is I have no access to any of these extra keys, nor to the volume wheel. This is perhaps due the game taking precedence and the Logitech G11 keyboard software ...
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Bioshock has no sound in Windows 7

I just bought a new PC with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Everything is peachy except Bioshock: it has no sound after the game starts. I've searched on Google but can't find a definitive answer; or ...
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Where can I report SC2 bugs to Blizzard? (also, check out this wild creep glitch)

Took this with my phone hence it's not pixel accurate like a screen shot would be but you can see what I was seeing, I had been watching a Replay and switched my Textures graphics level then went and ...
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Why doesn't Bioshock 2 start from within steam?

My question is similar to but a little different from this one: http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1420/bioshock-on-steam-hangs-on-startup I couldn't find anything in the steam / bioshock ...
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My Xbox 360 is displaying weirdly, what can I do?

First off, it's WELL out of warranty. Anyways the symptoms are thus: When I turn it on there is sometimes no picture, sometime there is picture but the resolution acts weird. Sometimes it plays fine. ...
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How do you add more players in WWE Raw Total Edition?

I have downloaded a mod for WWE Raw Total Edition. It has lots of images of WWE's superstars and arenas, but I don't know how to use them. How can I add them to the game? Is there any tool by which we ...
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CS 1.6 error with sxe Injected

i am unable to play cs 1.6 with sxeInjected 11. Upon launching game it creates log file in cs installation folder with name sXe Injected.txt containing following text 2010/09/03 18:27:15 - 2010/09/...
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imac voice chat not working with Starcraft 2 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Has anyone had success with Voice Chat in StarCraft 2? This is for a friend. He has all the latest drivers. The game sound works fine, but he can't hear the rest of the ...
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Worms Reloaded (demo) menus act as if down arrow is being pressed all the time

Unlike this guy, I can launch the Worms Reloaded demo from Steam on my Windows 7 64-bit machine just fine. However, once I get into the demo, all the menus act as if I'm holding down the down arrow (...
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Why does Worms Reloaded crash when I try to run it on Windows 7 64 Bit?

I am having problems running Worms Reloaded on Windows 7 64 Bit. I ran the app from Steam. It displays the Team17 logo and then crashes. Why might this be happening? Crash details: Faulting ...
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Worms Reloaded - Using Teleport makes my rig say g'bye!

I've got an ATI 4870, Q6600 @ 3Ghz, 4GB RAM, Asus P5B Deluxe running on Win7 32Bit. Every time a worm uses Teleport my FPS go from 60 down to 1 for about half a minute. What gives? Same thing ...
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Football Manager Crash Dumps

I've a Football Manager 2010 game that continually crashes after a particular league match. When it crashes it generates a crash dump file. Does anyone know how to read this file so I might ...
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Republic Commando (via steam) won't run properly

Wondering if anyone else has seen this. I just got Republic Commando on steam, and when I run it strange things happen. I get a black screen for a minute or two before the first splash video plays. ...
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How can I make Skip98 work on a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit?

My Mother in law was playing to an old freeware Skip-bo game on her Windows XP computer, it's called Skip98. You could still find it by goggling it, but the original site is down. She bought a new ...
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Half-Life 2 (plus episodes) have a tendency of crashing my computer

I've recently started plowing through HL2 and the episodic content (currently starting out on Ep 2), and have noticed a weird problem. It seems that after an undetermined amount of time, my computer ...
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Burnout Paradise: constant crashing on Vista & Windows 7

I know this has little to do with gaming, but more to do with lack of gaming. On both my Vista PC as my Windows 7 laptop, Burnout Paradise crashes 9 times out of 10 just a few frames after going in-...
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Why is Dragon Age randomly freezing?

Well actually Dragon Age is a pretty nice game, but it is freezing pretty often: i.e. i have to push the reset-button. Some pixels get weird colors and the sound gets in a loop. I ... installed the ...
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Why are my load times extremely long?

I've been getting a really long load times on the single player campaign. Longer than 5 minutes at times. My rig is pretty decent; I can play the game at ultra without bad framerates. Anyone have any ...
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XBOX 360 - Networking test fails connecting to XBOX Live with ICMP Failure

I've been around and around, tried a number of things and I just can't seem to make any progress on this. Has anyone got any troubleshooting advice for getting past the dreaded ICMP error during the ...
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Error while playing Unreal Tournament 2003

I get the following error while playing Unreal Tournament 2003 on my tablet : UT2003 Build UT2003_Build_[2002-09-19_17.26] OS: Windows NT 6.1 (Build: 7600) CPU: AuthenticAMD Unknown processor @ 1898 ...
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DS won't power up

My son's DS won't power up when the button is pushed. It worked fine up until now, but it is about 5 years old. We have tried charging it (with several chargers in case that is the issue) and there is ...