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Skyrim, Fallout 3 and New Vegas: major mouse issues

Alright, so for the last 2 days I've been trying to figure out how to solve this issue with Skyrim, Fallout 3, and New Vegas. When starting Skyrim, my mouse responds fine, but my windows cursor also ...
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Blizzard Download: This download is not authorized

I'm on Windows 7. When I download Starcraft Anthology from the website and try to install it on my computer I get the error "This download is not Authorized" followed by "There was a problem ...
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Façade on Windows 7

I downloaded Façade from official site. But it seems it doesn't work properly on Windows 7. How can I run it seamlessly on Windows 7 (32-bit)? Problem: They stop talking at the beggining of the ...
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Steam Connection Dialog

A period of time after I've logged onto my computer a (minimisable) steam dialogue box appears telling me I am not connected; . I first press "Quit". This dismisses the dialog window (and displays ...
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I teleported too far away and now the game crashes on world load

I'm stuck in Minecraft! I was flying around teleporting myself to random locations to find new biomes to build on. I teleported to 12345678,64,12345678 and it froze. I restarted minecraft and my ...
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Cache of others skins?

I've been wondering. Most games with custom content cache the custom content from others somewhere. Is there a way to find the custom skins of others somewhere in the Minecraft folder after you ...
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Why is Dwarf Fortress a huge resource hog?

When I'm playing Dwarf Fortress my CPU usage is near 100%. This limits the usage of other applications when I alt-tab out of the game. Why does the game require so much processor usage? Is there a way ...
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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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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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64-bit Steam version of Banished crashes on launch

Launching the 64-bit exe of the game (through Steam) gives crashes and writes a dump with the following: Process Name Application-steam-x64.exe Process Architecture x64 Exception Code ...
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Starcraft 1 disc 2 isn't continuing the installation

A couple years ago I bought Starcraft Battle Chest. I got a new computer and I'm trying to install it. The problem is that it gets halfway there, and tells me to insert disc 2. But when I insert Brood ...
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Blurry writings with Xbox

I bought an Xbox 360 more or less recently and I feel like I have trouble reading any kind of writing on the screen, and my eyesight is fine (at least with my glasses on) so I highly doubt that is the ...
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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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How to fix the Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Multiplayer crash on startup?

I have installed Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare on my Windows machine. The single player mode works perfectly, but when I try to run COD4 Multiplayer it crashes on startup. Windows then shows the ...
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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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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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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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Track the changes made by mods?

Is there any tool that can track the changes made by any mod? This is because my speedmult value keeps randomly changing to 31 and 175. I have over 60 mods installed.
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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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Will a step down converter from 220V to 110V-100W “toast” a Nintendo Wii?

I was checking the normal AC 110V to DC adaptor that comes with my Nintendo Wii and it says "52W" but my only options for buying are 50W, 60W or 100W. I am assuming the 50W won't be enough so I don't ...
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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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Minecraft crashes on a ubuntu 11.04 system with an EVGA GT 240 video card

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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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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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 won't Minecraft start?

After I click on Minecraft the launcher comes up but when I press play the launcher goes away and my mouse makes a little swirly thing like its going to load but then it goes away. I wait a while to ...
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TV displays Gamecube games in black and white and without sound

I connected my Gamecube to my HDTV using a PS3 composite cable (shown below). However, the image displayed is blurry, in black and white, and without sound. The cable fits perfectly on the analog AV ...
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Turtle beach X12 making a subtle HISSING sound

I just bought a Turtle Beach X12 headset, and plugged it into my TV's audio out port (Red and white RCA connector). When I plugged the USB power into the Xbox, I could now a hear a subtle hissing ...
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Why don't files from Xbox 360 show up when USB drive is plugged into computer?

I'm using a Lexar JumpDrive S73 32GB USB flash drive. I've configured it on my Xbox 360 and got a message saying it's compatible and meets the standards, but when I plug in it in my computer no files ...
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What can I do if my Steam client gets clogged with nearly-complete downloads?

This has already happened to me several times, and I find it rather annoying. I'll be downloading some game on steam, and once a few single MBs remain do be downloaded, the download will suddenly ...
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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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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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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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Thief (and some other old games) are way too dark on DirectX

So far, I've run into this problem with Deus Ex and the first Thief game. With Deus Ex, changing the rendering method to OpenGL helped, but I can't do anything with Thief. The built-in gamma controls ...
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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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Pixelmon throws error when launching

So I just deleted my .minecraft folder, re-installed it, then installed the minecraft forge version 9.11.0.884 and ran it (everything fine up till here). Next I installed the zip file for Pixelmon ...
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Why does my mouse sensitivity spontaneously change?

Sometimes when I'm playing, my mouse sensitivity will spontaneously change for no reason. Any thoughts on what can cause this?
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PS3 graphics problem: Strange lines around contours/shading

All video output from my PS3 has strange lines around the edges of shapes/around contours/along gradients. The lines look almost like the outlines you get in Photoshop when you use the magic wand ...
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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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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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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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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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In Bioshock Infinite on PS3, how to get past game freezes in Memorial Gardens?

I just arrived at the Memorial Gardens cemetary, and have had the game freeze three times. The first couple of times through, I was looting corpses before approaching the gate for the main objective. ...
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Black screen when running most games fullscreen

So I'm coming with my head in my hands asking for somebody to help me out with my laptop. My basic system information is as follows: http://pastebin.com/AVeGH8j6 This is only a problem I have ...
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I just bought a new TV and now my Wiimote has a delay for its action

So I just bought a new LCD tv that I thought would be better than my old CRT. however, I've noticed a significant delay between when I press a button during gameplay (Black Ops) and whe the action ...
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Minecraft Java Virtual Machine Error

When I got my new HP dv7t Quad Edition 17" laptop, I immediately got Java and Minecraft (and Chrome). I opened Minecraft and awaited the famous login screen. I was then surprised with the following ...
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Guild Wars - How To Lower Ping / Change Territory?

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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Getting freaky error while trying to run Thief:Deadly Shadows?

I'm getting a FREAKY error when I try to start my Thief:Deadly shadows game. It's telling me to select a Just-in-Time Visual studio 2010 debugger, and when I select yes it opens up my Visual studio ...
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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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Minecraft java exception access violation in windows 7

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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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 ...