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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 air....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...