Technical support is for questions regarding help with technical problems such as installing or running a game. It is important to note system settings with these sort of questions.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (5)

3
votes
1answer
983 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
16k views

How can I fix a loading screen crash in Grand Theft Auto IV?

I have a copy of Grand Theft Auto IV on Steam. When I start it, everything is fine: it loads and I can press "Play". However, the game crashes straight to the desktop—without any error message—about 5 ...
3
votes
1answer
391 views

How can I play Parmen on Windows 7

I've had Parmen installed on my computer for a few days now. Playing it went well for a couple short sessions in the first couple days. However, today, it has started to crash whenever I select a ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Eve Online can't switch to GeForce gt555

I have laptop with two graphic cards: one is an Intel integrated chipset, and the other is a GeForce GT555M. When I watch the settings window in Eve Online, I see that it uses the Intel chip, but I ...
3
votes
1answer
609 views

How to limit an older game's (DirectX 3) FPS speed? (USNF 97) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I have this really old game from the DOS era, anyone know how to run it in my modern machine? I'm trying to run USNF 97 Navy Fighters (was made for Windows 95). My ...
3
votes
2answers
1k views

Cannot use Keyboard/Mouse?

I can use the scroll wheel to select menu options, and I can click to fire, but it seems only my xbox 360 gamepad will allow me to aim or move. Which is terrible because I can't aim with my left thumb ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Input a 63-character WPA2 key on an Xbox 360S

I have a wireless network with quite a few devices. I just got a brand new Xbox 360S, 4GB version. My last console was a ColecoVision. I connected the Xbox to my router and it applied many updates, ...
3
votes
1answer
711 views

How can I unblock games from changing the screen resolution?

I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 15r. It is pretty good for gaming, however I have recently had a problem with running certain games in fullscreen mode. Basically, they don't change the screen ...
3
votes
2answers
377 views

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 ...
3
votes
3answers
8k views

Minecraft 1.7.9 Crashing (Not Responding)

So, for some reason my Minecraft keeps unresponding. I've tried updating Java, completely deleting my .minecraft folder and re-installing Minecraft and everything but it never seems to fix my issue. ...
3
votes
2answers
5k views

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.
3
votes
1answer
1k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
242 views

minecraft button 1 takes me to menu every time [duplicate]

Every time I hold button 1 to break a block it sends me to the menu screen. I can't figure it out so its impossible to play classic. I've tried re installing Java 7 but that didn't change a thing, ...
3
votes
0answers
495 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Skyrim crashes on start. Do I need a new sound card?

In my computer I have both a Sound Blaster Live! 5.1 SB0220 card and a Realtek ALC850 chipset on an MSI K9N4 nForce 500 motherboard. My game crashes on launch, just after the Bethesda logo fades. I've ...
3
votes
0answers
1k views

Warhammer 40k Retribution, unable to connect for coop play

My friend and I are trying to play Warhammer 40k Retribution together in campaign coop. When one of us accepts the others' Steam invite, the connecting player sees "Connecting..." then "Connection ...
3
votes
5answers
10k views

Can you connect to LAN worlds with the same IP address as you?

I've been wanting to know if you can connect to LAN worlds with the same IP address as you. My brother wants to get another minecraft account so we can play together on the same world but we both have ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

American Wii plugged in a European socket (110V plugged into 220V socket); what happened?

I have an American Wii and a USB hard drive. I plugged them both in using the wrong transformer and now my Wii doesn't turn on anymore, but the USB hard drive still works fine. Is the Wii ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

What's the best amount of Hz?

I was playing Destiny online yesterday night with a couple of friends and the matches annoying. Aside from connections, there was something really strange going on: one of those two friends of mine ...
2
votes
4answers
6k views

What happened to Lydia? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I find my follower if and when they leave me? In Skyrim, I got Lydia and then I did the quest to become a companion. Farkas replaced Lydia, and then when I was ...
2
votes
5answers
4k views

Why is Dragon Age randomly freezing?

Well actually Dragon Age is a pretty nice game, but it is freezing pretty often: i.e. i have to push the reset-button. Some pixels get weird colors and the sound gets in a loop. I ... installed the ...
2
votes
3answers
17k views

“Updating Steam” window at startup when no updates were downloaded

So, every time I start my PC this window pops up: This even happens when Steam downloaded no update. What can I do to stop it from reappearing?
2
votes
1answer
461 views

“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 ...
2
votes
1answer
344 views

Why does my screen go completely blank when I try to use my AV cords?

I am usually playing in HD with the HDMI cords on my Playstation 3 but right now I am at my friends house and he does not have any HD television, so I am trying to use my AV jacks but when I plug it ...
2
votes
2answers
6k views

Steam Will Not Open Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs

I am trying to launch Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, but it doesn't want to open. It says that it's going to open and then it just doesn't. It's currently the only game I have installed. Here's ...
2
votes
4answers
14k views

What is causing my low framerate in Prototype 2?

So my computer is pretty good, it can all but max out Max Payne 3, Mass Effect 3 and plenty of other games. But for some reason, even on the lowest settings (1280*800 resolution with everything set to ...
2
votes
2answers
501 views

Minecraft Recording doesn't work

When I try to record minecraft, any software I use produces a video file with the game sounds, but not my voice, and with no actual video, just a blank screen. I have tried many different programs, ...
2
votes
1answer
660 views

Why do I have bad performance with the Geforce 550M when running on suggested graphics settings for games?

Many games like Skyrim or Saints Row 3 have performance detection included. Whenever I run it, the suggested graphics settings are "Ultra", "Maximum", etc., but when running the game on that settings, ...
2
votes
1answer
153 views

Can you seamlessly switch between a .minecraft folder with mods and a .minecraft folder without mods?

I was curious if it's possible to switch between a modded .minecraft folder and a "Vanilla" (un-modded or clean) .minecraft folder without facing any technical difficulties or other issues with ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Is Moxxi's Good Touch supposed to vibrate?

Whenever I freshly switch to Moxxi's Good Touch - e.g.: coming out of a menu with it already equipped, or switching back to it after having used another weapon - my controller starts to vibrate. It ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

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 cant get on without it crashing. I've been trying to find the "Error ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Minecraft crashes on a ubuntu 11.04 system with an EVGA GT 240 video card [closed]

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
684 views

Modified version of Magicka? [closed]

I recently noticed Magicka got updated via Steam, and ever since I've been getting the "modding message". I tried validating my Steam cache as suggested, but the message still comes up. What do I ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

Why are my load times extremely long?

I've been getting a really long load times on the single player campaign. Longer than 5 minutes at times. My rig is pretty decent; I can play the game at ultra without bad framerates. Anyone have any ...
2
votes
3answers
1k views

PvZ Garden Warfare graphical issues

I have a problem with PvZ Garden Warfare I just bought the game recently on PC and when I go in a game the graphic is not displayed correctly at all and it's very glitchy, I tried a test to see if I ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

No picture or sound from SNES, newer-ish tv?

I just bought a SNES on eBay and I was pretty disappointed to open the box and see that the port for the power cable is busted (missing the actual port, just had two wires left) anyway, according to ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Minecraft crashes often, and often repeatedly until I force an update. Then it crashes again

Regardless of when I crash, it's always the same console message that I see. 2013-07-02 08:14:32 [INFO] [STDERR] java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: -1 2013-07-02 08:14:32 [INFO] [STDERR] at ...
2
votes
1answer
585 views

Alternating controller lights, good battery

I've looked up the "alternating controller lights" issue and found that this is typically an indicator of low battery. However, when I check the Xbox menu, I see that I still have two bars worth of ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

My game isn't working with Nvidia GeForce 7025/Nvidia nForce 630a

When I start Need For Speed Most Wanted (2012) I get the following error message: A DirectX10 or better graphics card is required. Please ensure you are using a supported graphics card with up to ...
2
votes
4answers
7k views

How can I change the installation directory to drive A?

My friend is trying to install Diablo 3 in his windows 7. But he kind of messed up a little with his partitions. All his files (and also extra space) are in the drive A, but his OS (windows 7) is ...
2
votes
3answers
3k views

How do I play fullscreen?

When applying the fullscreen setting, the game does not go fullscreen. It will go to the specified resolution, but won't be fullscreen; it'll still be a window. I can change back to windowed mode and ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Limit FPS in Games to prevent overheating

When playing games on my laptop (MacBook Air 2011 with Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics), the temperature of the processor / GPU quickly reaches to 95°C causing it to throttle down every couple of ...
2
votes
1answer
302 views

Unused area of laptop display while gaming

When I start playing a NFS Most Wanted or COD: Modern Warfare, I observed that the laptop screen is not used completely. There are 1.5 inches margins on both left and right ends of the screen that ...
2
votes
1answer
5k views

I need to test network connection before I can connect to Xbox Live

I recently connected my Xbox 360 to my college campus's wired network, which requires me to use a static IP Address. Since then, almost every time I turn on my Xbox I am not connected to Xbox Live. ...
2
votes
1answer
479 views

What's wrong with my wii?

Today, I got the game Just Dance 2 and after I inserted the disk into the Wii machine, it said it needed to be updated to the newest version of the OS. I pressed Yes. Once it was done updating, I ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

When I try to run Angry Birds, I get a resolution error. How do I fix this?

I want to run Angry Birds but it shows me this error: the maximum resolution is 1024*1024 My current resolution is 1024 * 768. What is the problem?
2
votes
1answer
366 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Allocating more RAM for minecraft (Other methods were already tried)

I have been trying for ages to get my minecraft to use more RAM, but it refuses to allocate more than 20% ram on my 4G computer. I want to allocate 2G, so the first method I tried was to type this ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Arma 3 Death Valley, Finding and Deploying UAv

I am playing the first part of the Arma 3 single player campaign, "Survive" on the mission "Death Valley." I can complete the mission up to the point when the squad begins being mortared, and the ...
2
votes
1answer
696 views

Steam “CMultiFieldBlob” Error Mac OS X

Steam on my Mac is giving me the error *SteamStartEngine(0xbfb334f0) failed with error 1: CMultiFieldBlob(pSerialized) : Bad field -extends past end of blob. I have tried the terminal command, which ...