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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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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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Ultimate Vault Hunter mode pack 2 not working

I purchased Borderlands 2: Game of the Year Edition on PlayStation 3, and I have downloaded and installed all the included DLC's. Everything works fine. When I reached level 61, I purchased and ...
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Loadout unavailable on dedicated TF2 LAN server

When I’m playing on my dedicated Team Fortress 2 LAN server, I am unable to access my load out, because my server cannot connect to the item server: WARNING! The server you are playing on has ...
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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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Why are my buildings and zones completely disappearing in Cities Skylines?

I am completely new to this and have no idea of gaming lingo. I'm learning by watching 'You tube' and reading blogs, so if you are nice enough to answer my question please be kind. I'm also old. I ...
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How do I fix ghost inputs on certain games from HID controllers?

This is a pretty technical question, so I apologize in advance for any long-windedness. I'm using a Wii U Pro Controller, connected to my PC via Bluetooth, in conjunction with a program called ...
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I'm able to go to other towns on ACNL, but one of my friends can't visit my town?

Like the title says, I'm able to visit other towns, and other people can visit mine perfectly fine. However, a friend of mine is having trouble visiting my town. She keeps getting an error (018-0510), ...
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Screen Tints Blue when playing Team Fortress 2 on OSX

Ever since I downloaded tf2 the screen is tinted blue whenever I launch it. I'm on a Macbook Pro 13" early 2011. The same problem has happened to a friend of mine who also has an MBP, but it doesn't ...
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In-game sound gone after playing a while

After starting the game and playing for a while, suddenly the screen flicked, there's another white cursor, and the sound is gone, all of it. There seems to be a lot of factors that caused this to ...
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What is wrong with my Nintendo Entertainment System?

I'm having issues getting my Nintendo Entertainment System working. When the cartridge is inserted just right, the screen shows up, but the pointer just alternates between choices on the screen, ...
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How do you run Pokemon Omicron/Zeta?

Pokemon Omicron and Zeta were released in beta recently. See here. I downloaded the game, unzipped everything and double clicked the .exe but the window pops up for half a second and crashes. I have ...
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Expat Xbox gaming

I've just recently moved to then Netherlands from the U.S.. The only device that's really given me trouble so far is our Xbox 360 slim. The power supply is 110-only and the converter I bought for it ...
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Restore Steam games from non-Steam backup

I recently had to reinstall windows due to driver issues and copied all my Steam games in the steamapps folder from the C-drive to another drive, but now I'm stuck with a problem. I have installed ...
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How to fix Minecraft being off-center?

I have a very annoying issue that is making my Minecraft experience, as well as any other games using LWJGL as an engine. This is what my Minecraft looks like: As you can see there are black bars ...
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My mouse doesnt show up when I play games!

When I play any kind of computer game my mouse doesn't show up. I can still click on things, I just have to spend forever searching the whole screen because I can't see it. This is a recent problem, ...
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Why does my Minecraft launcher not launch the game?

Some background: Slightly over a month ago, Minecraft suddenly stopped working on my computer. There was no strange behavior of any kind prior to that. I have tried a couple of usual fixes, such as ...
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Why can't I break some blocks in creative mode?

I've been playing Minecraft for two years now and normally I know how to do everything correctly, but now I'm having a problem. I'm in creative mode and left click simply won't break some blocks. It ...
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How do I reduce mouse sensitivity in Minecraft?

Whenever I set my priority to high or above normal my mouse goes crazy. Every time I want to turn to the right or left a little bit with the mouse, it makes me do a 360. And when I try to engage in ...
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Half my house disappeared for no reason at all why?

I was playing normally, and for fun I went to the nether in creative. I spent about half a Minecraft day there and when I returned I went to my house. I realised that I couldn't see the other half of ...
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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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Error turning on PS4: “Cannot access system storage”

There are reports of PS4s not working out of the box with the following error: Safe Mode Cannot start the PS4. Cannot access system storage. Press the power button for 1 second (until the ...
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Game hangs at the main menu while checking for downloadable content?

I just found there's a handful of free DLCs for Mass Effect 3, including an Extended Cut that supposedly fixes some issues with the ending. So, of course I downloaded and installed them as soon as I ...
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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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Risk of data usage with League?

Alright, so I moved into a new house, and we won't have Internet for a while. I wanna know two things: Is a hotspot from an IPhone 5s strong enough to maintain a signal in a League of Legends game? ...
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Minecraft will not run with any version. Please Help!

I have been trying to run pixelmon for minecraft. I have been able to successfully do this until today. I load up minecraft like normal and press play, the bar does it's thing and it appears to have ...
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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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Realms blocked by Internet Blocker (Integard)

My brother and I have been trying to play Minecraft together for a long time, but have never been successful. We have always run into some error message, no matter what we tried. I have recently ...
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How can I force anti-aliasing in GTA IV?

My GTA IV version is 1.0.7.0 and I am trying to enable anti-aliasing but I am unable to find a setting in the game to do this. The image preview below looks fine but if you click on the image and see ...
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Will installing a game on Xbox allow me to bypass a location at which the disc becomes unreadable?

I purchased "Batman: Arkham City" 7 days ago, and I was playing and it began saying "Disc Unreadable". I proceeded to inspect the disc and noticed a sort of blur in the disc so it doesn't look the ...
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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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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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How to change display brightness in Dota 2: Reborn?

So Dota 2: Reborn was rolled out just now. But I don't seem to find a brightness slider. It's very dark, especially on an IPS panel. Very hard to play. Is there a console command which can change ...
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Immediate “Connection Lost” when starting Scrolls

I recently got Scrolls from the Humble Bundle, so I decided to try it out. Made a Mojang account (and migrated my Minecraft account to it), installed the game, let it patch.... Every time I start ...
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Broken text encoding in various parts of the Guild Wars 2 UI

Since day 1 of playing Guild Wars 2, I've been plagued by a text-encoding issue in various parts of the UI. It seems that anywhere that certain types of punctuation (bullet points, for example) are ...
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Guild Wars - How To Lower Ping / Change District?

I've never played the original GW - but I thought I'd give it a try. When I connect and start playing, the game seems slow and unresponsive. If I bring up the performance window I can see that my ...
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Skyrim is crashing my PS3

I've seen a thread or two about the lag problems in Skyrim on the PS3. However, I've seen few (if any) about Skyrim actually crashing the system. Perhaps my case is actually a lag, and I'm just not ...
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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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Games rendering red foam all over objects

In a large number of games on my PC I have had issues with games rendering improperly. It is extremely hard to describe, so here is a picture of this in one of the many games it is occurring in: ...
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Steam cannot access my YouTube username

I'm trying to link my YouTube account to Steam so I can share videos through it. However I'm getting this error: According to this and this, I need a YouTube channel, as well as having it linked to ...
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What is NAT rating and how do I improve it?

From what I've found, the following appears to reflect how NAT rating affects your multiplayer capabilities: OPEN - Can play & voice chat with anyone. MODERATE - May be unable to play or voice ...
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Battlefield 4 crashes on launch

Ok, guys, I just downloaded BF4 and it doesn't launch! I mean, battlelog works fine, but when I try to play the campaign or multiplayer, it just crashes! It gives me a black screen with Window's ...
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HL: Source flashlight not working

When I try to turn on the flashlight, it doesn't light anything up, and instead gives me lots of lag. It only lights up ragdolls, from what I've seen.
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Minecraft world erased after Xbox system cache cleared?

My brother recently cleared the system cache on my Xbox. Now, when I launch Minecraft my world shows up but when I go into that world, it's a new/different world. I reinstalled the update but It ...
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Minecraft Running Slowly

I'm trying to play Minecraft on my 64 bit HP dv6, with a Core i7 3rd gen. processor and a Nvidia Geforce GT 630M graphics card. I am able to play games such as Borderlands 2 without any lag at all, ...
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Age of Empires 3 Direct3d error

I play AoE3 fine on my laptop, using my 1080p as my primary screen at home (at 1920x1080) however when I try to run it at school (again on my laptop), I get an error stating: Initialization Failed ...
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The Saarthal Amulet does not show up in my inventory

I have started the "Under Saarthal" quest and once I remove the amulet from the door and get trapped, it does not show up in my inventory. I have re-loaded several times with no luck. In one case I ...
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Bit.Trip Runner crashes immediately on boot

I'm having trouble with Bit.Trip Runner on my laptop, installed using Steam. I try to open the game, it tries to do its "initial install", then thinks for a moment with a black screen, before failing ...
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Is there a fix for Skyrim crashing to the desktop when looking at a large gem pile?

I'm finding a lot of gems in dungeons, recently, and so I've decided to fill my basement room with them. I've gotten quite a lot, and after dropping the last haul, I've found myself in the ...
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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 ...