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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 cant get on without it crashing. I've been trying to find the "Error ...
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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 ...
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Minecraft Running Slowly

I'm trying to play Minecraft on my 64 bit HP dv6, with a Core i7 3rd gen. processor and a Nvidia Geforce GT 630M graphics card. I am able to play games such as Borderlands 2 without any lag at all, ...
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Battlefield 3 crashes only when flying

My Battlefield 3 on PC only seems to crash (BF3.exe isnt responding, etc) when I am flying in a Jet during combat. I have no idea why this is.... I currently have 6970 x 2 in Crossfire, stable OS: ...
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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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Magicka restarts computer seemingly randomly

Magicka restarts the computer, even though nothing special happened (no level switch, scripted event, etc.). Not BSOD, no error. Happened both in sp and coop. How to fix/get more info of it?
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Minecraft, OpenGL, and the dreaded Bad Graphics Card error!

After hearing about minecraft for a while, I figured I'd head over to Minecraft.net and see what all the fuss was about. After watching a few tutorials, I was hooked on the concept and decided to buy ...
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Magic The Gathering Tactics on ATI M880G Mobility Radeon HD 4200?

This game won't run on anything with OpenGL lower than 2.1, and I have all the latest software from ATI installed and I get OpenGL 1.1 How can I update the OpenGL or get the game to run?
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How do I troubleshoot Civilization V?

I cannot play the Civilization V demo on my PC (Windows 7, with DirectX 11); when launching, the game window is displayed briefly and then it dissapears. How can I troubleshoot? Is there a game log ...
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Quotes inside quotes in commands

Is it possible to put quotes inside quotes in the Source developer console? For instance, is it possible to bind bind KP_END "give weapon_357" to KP_INS? bind KP_INS "bind KP_END "give ...
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Can't jump while moving

I've encountered a bug where I can run and walk but can't jump while doing so. If I'm not moving I can jump. I've ruled out encumbrance by trying this with empty bags. How can I fix this? I'm playing ...
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Galaxy Empire - Error 417 when logging in

I tried to open this game on my Android, click my name to log in, and keep getting 'Error code:417". Googling isn't helping. I am connected to my Work WiFi. What is this error?
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How do I fix the Steam Overlay in Payday 2?

For some reason, the Steam Overlay doesn't seem to work, despite the fact that it is enabled. How can I make the Steam Overlay work so I don't have to tab out to answer Steam messages anymore?
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Can't download Marketplace games to US Xbox in foreign country (non-US)

I have a Xbox 360 slim from the US and recently I bought FIFA 13 from the Marketplace in South America (Ecuador) and then I downloaded it. At 70% of the download completed, a notification shows up on ...
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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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Why does my Xbox 360 controller take minutes to connect?

I bought a controller with the Transforming D-Pad some time ago, and I love it. However, this controller has a growing problem, it takes minutes (around 2-3 minutes at least) to pair with the 360. If ...
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Audiosurf crashes on start up, error report refers to “languagepack.dll”

I got Audiosurf on Steam about a month ago, which I was able to run perfectly. Then, I had to re-install Windows, and since then I could not start up the game at all. Well, technically, it does ...
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Bioshock crashes on start up or fails to play in-game sound

Disclaimer: There is a related question, describing missing in-game sound. This is about the game crashing on start up and starting only with the -nosound flag (obviously deactivating sound output). ...
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Recover Nethack game in OS X (NetHackCocoa)

I finally get a good character going, and NetHackCocoa decides to crash on me and then show this lovely little message whenever I try to restart: Naturally I click 'No' and then attempt to find the ...
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Uru Graphics issues with Windows 7 - Strange brightness mostly on plants

The other day I decided I want to play Uru again, as I had just upgraded my sound system (to 7.1 surround) and had yet to play it on my new computer. My computer is a Windows 7 64 bit HP Pavilion g6 ...
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My 3D Games crashing in these scenarios

I have a situation here which I am unable to solve. I bought a PC last year March, here are my specs: Intel Core i3 550 @ 3GHz 4 GB RAM @400 MHz XFX GeForce 9500 GT graphics card 1GB @550MHz 500 GB ...
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PlayStation 3 wireless controllers won't connect to the system, screen won't even turn on

I got a new game for the PS3 recently and was hoping to try it out yesterday, but to my surprise, when I turned on my PS3, two things happened: The controllers wouldn't connect at all. The screen ...
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How can I use the Skyrim console with a notebook keyboard? [closed]

I would like to use setstage C06 1 command in Skyrim's console, to solve a glitch with the companion quest line. However, I'm using a notebook, and my tilde key is actually my 0 key too, so when I ...
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PS3 freezing between 10-60 minutes after system start only on games, audio persists

I have an old 60gig PS3 that is crashing in games after only a few minutes of playing. I've Backed up and then restored, rebuilt the database, checked for dust bunnies and made sure the vents are ...
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An error occured during age of empires online beta launcher

I found I had a problem "An error occured" whilst patching the AOE beta for the first time. How can I solve this?
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How to stop Assassin's Creed's speech from desynching?

It is really annyoing since in cutscenes I spend about half the time watching lips moving and gestures finishing to something said half a minute ago :-( This problem seems to occur rather often, but ...
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Minecraft keeps crashing after installing RPG texture package

My friend tells me he installed the RPG texture package on Minecraft and every time he loads the client the game crashes with the standard Windows Error Report box. I have not been able to replicate ...
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Playstation 3 HDD Change - “Cannot start.The correct hard disk was not found.”

Error message when it boots is in the topic : "Cannot start.The correct hard disk was not found." I have a 40GB old PS3 model, and i was swapping the system drive for a 60GB Corsair SSD Force Series. ...
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Why does my Civilization 5 Demo crash around turn 12? I use Windows 7

I'm trying to play the demo of Civilization 5, but I've twice now had the game crash at around turn 12. What can I do to resolve this? Computer: Windows 7 64 bit Core 2 Quad 8 GB Memory NVIDIA ...
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XBOX 360 - Networking test fails connecting to XBOX Live with ICMP Failure

I've been around and around, tried a number of things and I just can't seem to make any progress on this. Has anyone got any troubleshooting advice for getting past the dreaded ICMP error during the ...
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Assassin's Creed 2 occasionaly closes silently when autosaving

Sometimes when I do something that would cause an autosave (loot a chest, pick up a feather, accept a mission), the game silently quits, no errors messages or anything. My PC has a quadcore CPU.
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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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Logging into steam VIA ssh to update game

I just recently got a server and it is linux SSH. It has installed on it Starbound. Starbound has recently updated and I need to update it but with the instructions provided I cannot seem to get it to ...
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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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How do I fix my Xbox 360 disk read error

My Xbox is an old fat white 60GB model from 2007. In the last two months I got the 'open tray' disk read error. Sometimes the disk will be recognised and even play but this is only maybe 10% of the ...
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How can I manually reset the default video settings in HL1?

I changed the video settings to the maximum resolution that the game supports and widescreen. I wanted to change back but now only a small part of the game is available on the screen to I can't get ...
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Xbox 360 doesn't recognize a preconfigured USB stick

I bought a 16GB USB flash drive for GTA V, and configuring/installing works as expected. But everytime I turn off my console and turn it on again, something goes wrong. My Xbox says it needs to ...
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My friends can't connect to my Tekkit server anymore!

I hosted a server a couple of days ago and was working fine, but the next day my friends couldn't join using my external ip, and neither could I. However, I can still join using localhost and my IPv4 ...
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Global Mu Online “The game client is loaded only through the official website”

When I start the game through the official website I get the follow error: "The game is loaded only through the official Website" even thought I'm starting from the official website. When I click ...
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d3dcompiler.dll missing error with Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2012 on Windows 8

I installed Need for Speed: Most Wanted on my laptop but when I launch it it gives me a d3dcompiler.dll is missing error. How can I fix this? The game has been reinstalled but still gives me the ...
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In BioShock 1 I can't get past the first loading screen

I'm playing on PS3 and can only get through Andrew Ryan's first speech, after that the game black screens every time without fail. Is this a thing that happens often? How do I get through this?
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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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Dark Souls PC FPS drops - can I fix that at all?

My configuration: Mac machine using Win 7 with Bootcamp, ATI Radeon HD 6490m display adapter. And the game runs horribly, compared to what I see for consoles. I tried different things, most notably ...