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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 ...
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Minecraft is Laggy and Slow

For some reason, Minecraft runs very slow. The frame rate is terrible. It takes at least five minutes for me to walk 50 blocks. My computer should be able to run Minecraft, after all, it can run a ...
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How do I get around needing administrator privleges, playing Guild Wars 2 on OS X?

During the install, Guild Wars 2 required administrator privileges. Since I didn't want to give them, I installed it to another computer, and moved the files. When I run it, it again asks for root ...
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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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Batman Arkham Asylum GOTY .NET Framework error

So I just installed Batman Arkham Asylum and I got this error at starting it: When I click Quit, It will just stop launching. When I click Continue, It will go to a small Batman window with 6 ...
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No mouse or keyboard input in Fallout New Vegas (aside from return and arrow keys)

Hardware/OS CPU - Phenom II quad core GPU - R7950 HD RAM - 8GB SSD - 2x120GB RAID 0 OS - Windows 7 Install Environment Up-to-date windows Latest beta catalyst drivers Up-to-date game cache ...
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Strict NAT in Torchlight 2 & Dead Space 3

In both Torchlight 2 and Dead Space 3 I get the message "Strict NAT Detected". I can play online in Torchlight 2 but it's slow. Dead Space 3 can't connect to other players at all. I've forwarded the ...
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Wii and S-Video results in black white window

I've bought a third party Wii S-Video + Composite connection cable for my european black Wii (PAL / Wii Sports Resort + Wii Motion Plus edition). The connection of S-Video and my tv tuner card results ...
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How can I be running out of address space on my 64-bit system?

Supreme Commander seems to crash for almost everyone when set to max settings. The general consensus is that the game is hitting the 2GB address space limit on Windows. The quick fix is to increase ...
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How to fix USB gamepad problem with Sega Mega Drive (Genesis) Classics 1

Lately I bought Sega Mega Drive Classics 1 on Get Games, featuring Golden Axe, Shadow Dancer, Crack Down and several others (also available on Steam). The games work perfectly with my ancient, game-...
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Can anyone help figure out whats wrong with my file? [closed]

I am playing PC Minecraft, and I know I saved my file while I was in a safe spot the last time I played. I went to the same file today and I can't see anything, the whole screen was grey and I just ...
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Is Internet needed to play games on the PS4?

My cousin wants a PS4 for his birthday but he doesn't have Internet in his home. My friend said Internet is needed, but I heard that it's not. If my cousin only wants to play games locally, will he ...
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Watch Dogs crashes to desktop after playing for a while

After I have been playing Watch Dogs for a while it crashes and just says "Watch Dogs stopped working... [Close program]". Disabling UPlay in-game layout and starting UPlay in offline mode didn't ...
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Any fix for Portal 2 hang/freeze on PS3?

I checked out a copy of Portal 2 from the library, hoping to spend part of Father's Day gaming. Whenever I put the weighted cube on the switch in test chamber 6, my PS3 freezes. I've cleaned my disc ...
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Minecraft doesn't work if there is a “!” in the System username

I have downloaded minecraft on my windows vista x64 computer but I when I click to run it and tried to log in a black screen appears. Because Im bloody brilliant i figured it might be a problem with ...
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Problem with Origin and Mass Effect 2

So far Origin has been working fine. I have installed both Mass Effect 1 and Mass Effect 3 in a folders I specifically chose because my main drive doesn't have enough space. When I try to install Mass ...
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Why can we suddenly not connect two guitars and drums to Rock Band on Wii?

So, we've had Rock Band 3 for the Wii for about a month, and it's been working fine. We've got two guitars (one rock band 2 vintage, one newer), plus the pro drumset. Everything was working fine, but ...
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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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Why do games install existing components each time I install a game?

When I install a game why does the installer also install DirectX, C++ libraries or .NET components that I already have?. Are these different versions or extensions? Or is is because the game ...
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Can't buy anything from Store or Global Items because of strange bug

Whenever I try to buy something my cursor changes from the styled one in Dota 2 to the normal one from Windows and if I move it around I see it change to select text, so CTRL + A gives this output. [...
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Borderlands 1 crashing on steam multiplayer

Realize that this game is a bit older, but I'm hoping to play with some friends online! Whenever I try to host or get invited to a multiplayer game my whole steam client crashes. The game either ...
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Minecraft Servers won't Connect at all

So, I have a legal full version of Minecraft, version 1.8.7, running Windows XP SP2, whenever I try to connect to a server, it does not connect. When connecting to Hypixel, I get: Connection Lost ...
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Minecraft world doesn't appear on the list but is in the saves folder?

When I load up Minecraft PC (v 1.8.7), I look for the world I played yesterday. It does not appear. However, when I look in my saves folder it still exists. Is there a way to recover my world?
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Crashing in Siren's Alley

I've just got round to playing Bioshock 2 and I've been getting through it fairly well, despite the fact that the graphics strain my system. I've just got through the Pink Pearl in Siren's Alley, and ...
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Wolfenstein Enemy Territory stuttery screen anything under 125 fps

It's frustrating that I can't play this old game on a good pc on 76 or 71 fps, which have reduced recoil and a more stable network connection. Instead I have to play at 125 fps and mouse has to be ...
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Is my Saints Row IV game bugged?

I'm doing the "Matt's Back" mission, and when I get to the point where I'm on a ship shooting other ships with a turret, I kill one ship and then my ships stops moving and nothing happens. I'm on the ...
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Can't connect to minecraft servers after 1.7.2 update

Both server and client are 1.7.2, that's for sure. I can connect to the same server with 1.7.2 client from another PC. But on my main PC I get this in console (using linux, oracle jdk 6, no luck with ...
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Unable to save CustomKeys.txt for WarCraft using WarKeys

I'm trying to configure custom keys through WarKeys, the WarCraft 3/DOTA Custom Keyboard shortcut mapping tool and getting an error when I try to export my mappings. I went through and modified the ...
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Assassin's Creed III Random crashes

I've been playing Assassin's Creed III (version 1.05) for the last two days and I'm getting random crashes. The crashes occur when I'm in game for around 10 to 20 minutes at random locations in the ...
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Don't Starve getting VERY Choppy framerate

All right, let me tell you what I know so far. Enabling Vsync and Triple Buffering may help, but my AMD VISION menu doesn't allow me to do that. This game played PERFECTLY on this laptop before, but ...
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Why Won't Garry's Mod Load my Addons?

I opened Garry's Mod earlier, and noticed that all of my addons (installed from the Steam Workshop) were missing. Not disabled, but missing: it says "None Found!" when I open the addons menu. The ...
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Why does Mumble interfere with Steam?

Why does Mumble require me to close Steam or Chrome on Setup? What does it change within Steam that makes it necessary and why does it touch it at all?
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Jet Set Radio HD crashes

Being a fan of the series, I became very excited when I saw this come up on Steam and bought it immediately. As soon as I installed it and launched it the first time, it crashed immediately, and keeps ...
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Difficulty installing The 7th Guest on DOSBox

I am having difficulty running a game using DOSBox. The problem begins after I begin the installation. It runs through fine, until it asks which drive I would like to copy the files to. It only shows ...
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CHAD (world 2 boss) level bugged in Super Meat Boy on OSX

I get the key at the beginning of the level, but the stage doesn't start: the locks open but the screen stays fixed. The boss jumps up and down, always in the center of the screen. Is this a known ...
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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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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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What does error code 1853227065 mean in minecraft launcher log [duplicate]

For some reason Minecraft has started crashing on my Windows 10 and even though the launcher log writes out the exit code I haven't been able to find any information on google. It seems to happen at ...
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Why won't my companions react to the correct actions at all?

When you take an action in front of a companion, that companion may like or dislike that action which affects your relationship with them. This is accompanied with a message stating something like "[...
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Wrye Bash problem: WindowsError: [Error 2] The system cannot find the file specified… Bashed Patch, 0.esp

I've been trying to use Wrye Bash (launched through Mod Organizer 1.3.8) to create a bashed patch. The process gets all the way to the end but then throws this error: Traceback (most recent call last)...
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Command and Conquer: Generals Zero-Hour on Windows 8?

I've nearly reached the breaking point with this game. A few more failed startups and my first will be through my monitor. I've tried everything on the Internet. I've gone through four Google pages ...
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Witcher 3 crashes constantly

So The Witcher 3 has been crashing constantly ever since I started playing it and I'm having a hard time diagnosing it. I've still played it a fair bit but now I'm at my wits end (playing 10 minutes ...
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How to whitelist CS 1.6 in ConfigServer Firewall

I have pretty much whitelisted all known steam ports but people still can't join my server when ConfigServer Firewall is active. Anybody knows how?
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Why does Skyrim crash my system when I open my map? [closed]

I came upon a very frustrating problem while trying to play Skyrim. Similar problems were discussed quite a lot (157 forum pages!), but I don't seem to find any solution to this. Problem itself: ...
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Feed the Beast Mod-pack Cannot connect to servers or create new worlds [closed]

When I log into FTB, using any of the new mod-packs, e.g. FTB Monster or Agrarian Skies, the game works fine until I try to create new world or log into a server. If I try to create a new world FTB ...
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Black Ops 2 freezes when attempting to play Zombies multiplayer

When i try to play zombies multiplayer it freezes on a black screen when the match starts. I've been looking online for hours for an answer but no luck.
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How to fix Xbox One Freezone.Reboot reboot cycle?

For those who have fallen victim to the 'backwards compatibility hack' which allegedly enables the Xbox One to play Xbox 360 games, but in fact results in an 'end-less' boot cycle - is there a ...
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Batman Arkham City crashes when interrogating riddler informants

Every time I want to interrogate a Riddler informant, the game crashes with some fatal error. I interrogated 3 or 4 Riddler informants at the very beginning of the game. But then, I tried ...