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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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GTA V for PC exited unexpectedly

I recently ordered the GTA V PC from Steam and when I finished installing and launch the game. It gave me "Grand Theft Auto V has exited unexpectedly". I tried "safe mod" and every option available, ...
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Steam game audio doesn't change to Traditional Chinese

I have tried changing the game audio settings of Portal to Traditional Chinese with no luck. Only subtitles seem to change, and that is after changing the language settings of the Steam client. The ...
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Windows 8.1 - Steam (inlc games Dota2 CoD etc) freezing (or not starting)

Installed Windows 8.1 for the first time after buying a high-end computer. Much to my surprise, steam stops after working flawlessly for a day. Symptoms: Steam starts (connects and checks for ...
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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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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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Is the 8th episode bugged and inaccessible?

For some reason, after driving miles along the coast in the 7th episode, I came to a long bridge with a combine fence blocking entrance to it, and the road continues away from the bridge to a tunnel, ...
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Steam thinks it's running in compatibility mode

I tried to start up Steam, but it says it is currently set to run in compatibility mode. I checked under Properties but compatibility mode is not enabled. I looked at settings for all users, but ...
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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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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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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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Just cause 2 constantly crashes

I've just bought just cause 2 off steam. It played fine for about an hour, then it crashed. I thought nothing of it, until it crashed again ten minutes later. And again. So I looked on google and ...
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Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) STOP code 0x00000116 on game close

I encountered a strange crash on closing Civilization V. Usually the game closes fine, but on occasion the crash presents as follows: I click "Exit to Windows" Game closes, desktop shows, but ...
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How do I play Mountain on linux?

I recently bought Mountain and I can't figure out how to run it on Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. I emailed the developer but they haven't responded in over a week. When I downloaded the game, it came with a ...
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Can't click while moving

I started a new game on Terraria on a new computer. The game isn't responding to my mouse clicks when my character is moving, though. My character has to come to a complete stop before the game ...
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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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CreateTexture failed(8007000E)

I get this error fairly often, usually in less than 10 minutes of gameplay: UT2004 Build UT2004_Build_[2005-11-23_16.22] OS: Windows NT 6.2 (Build: 9200) CPU: AuthenticAMD Unknown processor @ 3601 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Not getting tf2 achievement “The Last Wave”

I'm currently attempting to achieve tf2 achievements, and I can't seem to obtain "The Last Wave". I am under the impression that you just have to taunt with your primary as sniper after getting a ...
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Dragon Age Inquisition PC Gamepad error

So I've decided to try giving my gamepad a try one night seeing as to people saying it flows a lot better. Well, after I switch it, Dragon Age doesn't seem able to recognize it for whatever reason and ...
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Issue getting started with MS Project Spark

I am trying Project Spark for the first time. After launching the game, I get the introduction video, prompt to accept few T&C and then a prompt to login to my Live account. Once all that is ...
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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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Left 4 Dead 2 Crashes PC

Left 4 Dead 2 Crashes PC After a recent video card installation, Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2) has been crashing my PC after loading a level. This is not a crash to desktop, rather a complete system crash: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...