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Cannot connect to my dedicated, steam-group L4D2 server

I have successfully setup a dedicated L4D2 server on my Linux box. I can manually connect to it with connect <myip>, so I believe I have all the basics setup correctly. I'm trying to get the ...
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Minecraft won't run after updating Java?

My mother downloaded the newest version of java and now it wont run. Here is the error message: [18:15:59 ERROR]: Couldn't launch game java.io.IOException: Cannot run program "C:\Program Files\Java\...
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Username and Password not recognized when logging into Minecraft

We just got a new laptop (ASUS) though we did have a mac. We are trying to log onto Mojang to download Minecraft and it keeps saying, "The username and password are not recognized." We have done ...
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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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How to reinstall Terraria on Steam

I recently added unsupported files to my Terraria and edited my files. This was a error on my part because now Terraria won't load. I have no way to fix this and am not good enough at file ...
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Why are only some savegames compressed?

I've just noticed that some .ck2 savegames take more or less 10x of some others, during the same match (~45MB vs ~4.5MB). I've tried to compress them, and the bigger one compresses down to a little ...
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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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“Content Still Installing” for missions at War Table

I just recently got an XBOX ONE and a physical copy of DA:I which I immediately installed and began playing. After doing a few quests in The Hinterlands, I returned to the war table only to find that ...
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Mouse cursor always visible in game

I just started to play Dark Souls on PC and I noticed that the cursor remains visible during the game. Although I can play with it I find it really annoying to always have a white thingy jumping ...
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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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Fallout 3 stops responding to input with audio enabled in Windows 8.1

When playing Fallout 3, after about 5 minutes the mouse/keyboard stops responding to input, but the game is still running. If I disable the audio output using bEnableAudio=0 the game runs fine, albeit ...
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Starcraft 1 disc 2 isn't continuing the installation [duplicate]

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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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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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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Steam error when adding friends

I've got few problems in Steam, where I can't add friends. I'm trying to add my first Steam friend but it comes up with one of these messages: "Could not invite %s. Their friends list is full." ...
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Witcher 3 crashes every few minutes

I just got Witcher 3 and was so excited to play it, but I can't enjoy it. The game crashes every few minutes (around 5 minutes) without a warning. I'm playing it on highest graphics but as it runs ...
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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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Where is my minecraft folder hidden in this unusual Mac setup?

What I usually do is just open the texture-packs folder and then I have access to everything. But my Minecraft crashed, and now I can't get on without it crashing. I've been trying to find the "Error ...
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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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Glitched chunks (freeze mobs, pressure plates not working..)

I have a problem with my server. I own a server with Spigot 1.8.3, Multiverse (idk the version) and PlotMe. (Essentials RELOADED vTeamCity) I'm using McMyAdmin. I get chunks error. Sometimes, chunks ...
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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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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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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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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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Batman Arkham City doesn't launch on Windows

I've just installed Batman: Arkham City GOTY from Steam for the first time. Immediately after launching the game I'm getting a "has stopped working" crash, with the details "APPCRASH" for "BatmanAC....
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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 hang,...
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TF2 crashing during map transition

I was playing TF2 last night and I managed to get in to game fine. When the match ended and a new map was loaded, the game crashed for a minute but when it restarted, everything on the screen was ...
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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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I'm stuck in an endless loading screen. Is this normal?

I have a Nintendo DS with a DSOne Flash Card with EOS installed on it. Before the software update, it works completely fine. Just recently, I've managed to find an software update. However, after ...
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I ended up with two DIFFERENT estus flasks (+2 and +7). Will this break my game?

Does anyone have any info about what this will do to the game and the best way to handle it? I found it in the chest at Firelink Shine where you're supposed to get back important dropped items. I ...
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If I uninstall my disc copy of Train Simulator 2013, will the activation code still work in Steam when I reinstall it?

My girlfriend just bought me a disc copy of Train Simulator 2013. While it initially worked fine, the game now is quoting "unable to load - scenario.bin". I have verified all files through Steam, but ...
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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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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 ...