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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 ...
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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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Arkham Knight: keyboard controls Batman won't move

I've put about 7 hours into Arkham Knight over the past week but yesterday when I went to continue the game Batman just wouldn't move. The player character doesn't respond to WASD, arrow keys, and ...
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Living quarters limit in Fallout Shelter

It says my living quarters limit was reached but I only have 184 dwellers. What's the maximum amount of dwellers you can have? I'm trying to get my vault to go all the way to the bottom.
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Unable to find Minecraft city. Did I lose it forever?

Recently, I had to re-install a Minecraft server that is hosted remotely. I backed up the "world" folder to my computer before doing the reinstall. Now that the server has been reinstalled, I have ...
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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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How to get Machinarium to run on Windows 8.1?

I am playing Machinarium off Steam on my 8.1 tablet. I can start the game but for some reason in order to click on anything interactable in the game such as menu items, I need to move my mouse about ...
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Stuck at “Kill aliens” in “All Hands On Deck”

While playing through The Kinzie Gambit's second half, All Hands on Deck, I get reproducibly stuck at the section where you board the enemy ship and are told to clear up a bunch of enemies (video). ...
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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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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 ...
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Minecraft Crashes When Pressing 'f11'

My Minecraft crashes whenever I go in full screen mode or out of full screen mode using f11 or using the option in the in-game settings. When I say crashes, I really mean the game just turns into a ...
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My inventory and armor disappeared in LAN multiplayer on Minecraft

My friend and I were playing Minecraft over LAN, and my friend was the host, then she logged off. 5 minutes later we tried to log back in and all my stuff was gone, and I wasn't even in the same spot ...
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Frequent 5 second freezes in CS:GO

When I just started to play CS:GO, I noticed that my game kept on freezing, having a black screen, and sometimes even crash all while having a sound loop. It used to last around 20 seconds, but after ...
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Fallout Shelter closes after being open for a few seconds

On my iPad, Fallout Shelter opens normally and stays open for about four seconds. Then it kicks itself out of the program back to regular screen. It doesn't stay open long enough to try to do anything ...
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Cannot initialize Tonic Trouble due to not enough space on hard drive?

I am attempting to play Tonic Trouble on my laptop in which the hard drive space is 218GB free of 283GB total. It installs fine, yet when I hit "Play" I am told there is not enough free space on my ...
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Minecraft vanilla crashes on world load?

For about 2 weeks now my copy of Minecraft crashes on world load/create. The launcher starts correctly but when I click Singleplayer and load a world (or create one) it freezes on generating terrain ...
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Games from gamejolt.com aren't permitted to run

Whenever I run a game from http://gamejolt.com, Java prevents me from playing it. It tells me Java doesn't allow applets without an approved certificate. From what I understand, GameJolt's games are ...
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Is there a way to run Cossacks Back To War on Windows 8.1 without virtual machine? (mouse problem)

I have the mouse problem which has become famous under Cossacks players who play in Windows Vista or up. This problem is that I can't move the mouse within the game. I tried everything available on ...
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My PS3 won't stay turned on

I just tried to turn on my PS3 and for some reason when I turned it on, it automatically turns back off, I have tried to turn it on 4 times now and it is doing the same thing. Note: while I was ...
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Run old games on screen that does not support lower resolutions

How can I run old games that insist on a lower resolution (say, 640x480 or 800x600) when my display refuses to run at those resolutions? Most such games will run windowed, with works, but is a bit of ...
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How to fix the “An Error Occurred Retrieving Content” error in Hearthstone in Linux?

I am currently trying to run Hearthstone on Linux and it went fine, I installed with wine, I can log with my profile but right on the screen with the "Play game" button i get the following error: ...
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Original CD not recognized for old game

The game in question is SpellForce, which is a few years old, but this might apply to any PC game. I want to play that game on a rather clean Win-XP laptop (no emulation software or other stuff that ...
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Not always seeing particles in game

Recently I've been experiencing weird behaviors while playing League. My ping stays around a normal 80-90ms. Occasionally everything will stop moving then a few seconds later everything will happen ...
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Why is Mirror's Edge crashing just after the logo splash screens?

I got Mirror's Edge on Steam, but I'm unable to play the game. As soon as the logos finish, the game crashes. Resolution Attempts: Tried relaunching Mirror's Edge. No change in behavior. Tried ...
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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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What is the most preferred approach of LAN gaming in Counter Strike 1.6 or Condition Zero?

The issue is common for both CS1.6 and C-Zero. I am trying to connect with 3 other laptops in an ad-hoc network for LAN gaming. Three Dell Laptops and one Acer. All have different OS viz. Windows 7 ...
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Cyborg Rumble Pad V.5 not Recognized by Windows 7 (64 bit)

I have bought a Cyborg Rumble Pad V.5, but it isn't recognized by my operating system (Windows 7 64bit Home Premium - French). I have downloaded the drivers from Saitek's website but the setup gets ...
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Guild Wars 2 Downloading Problems

I'm currently downloading Guild Wars 2, which shows that it's downloading the pre-update files but then the speed just drops off. The window then disappears, reappears for a split second saying that "...
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How do I resolve a “load 3:0000065432” error message?

I tried loading Skyrim from Steam and everything was working fine, but after I press play on the game window with the Dovahkiin in the background, I get the message: load 3:0000065432 How can I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...