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Need for Speed Shift becomes slow after reaching Tier 3

I have a problem in NFS Shift. My main profile worked fine until just after Tier 3, when the game became very slow and buggy. The weird thing is that when I created a new profile with same exact ...
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Why does the C-Gear flash red or green sometimes?

In Pokemon Black and White, why does the online section of the C-Gear glow red or green sometimes? This seems to happen at random, even though I have a Wi-Fi connection.
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Heavy performance issues after location changes

I bought Skyrim recently. As the title suggests, my performance drops after entering and leaving houses a couple of times. My build is Intel i5 quad core processor, NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti from Gigabyte ...
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PS3 never enters the menu

So on occasion my PS3 just waits at the shining ribbon background, but never actually opens the menu. I have to pull the plug to even get it to turn off. After turning it off it wants to check the ...
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How can I force my PS3 to check for game updates?

My PS3 is connected to the Internet full-time. Up until now, I've been presuming the auto-update on game launch should be keeping me current. But lately, I've become unsure. UESP seems to indicate ...
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What plug-in does AirMech require?

I recently downloaded AirMech, but when I try to run it, Iron(Chrome) says, "No plug-in available to display this content." What plug-in do I need? I can confirm that I'm able to view other things ...
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Why does updating my MTGO always comes up with protocol errors?

I frequently experience "protocol errors" while updating Magic: The Gathering Online. Every time, the error is a different number. It's as if the server gets interrupted during updates or the ...
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Why do my cinematics end abruptly?

I've noticed that some of my cinematics, as well as dialogue, seem to be ending abruptly. To the point that I'm wondering if it might be a glitch. I've had sentences cut short in the middle of a word. ...
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PSP screen doesn't turn on but the rest of the system is working

When I turn on my PSP, the green light turns on, it makes sounds, and when I press buttons on it, it makes moving around the menu sounds. But it doesn't display anything on the screen. I've ordered a ...
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Smoke causes FPS to drop to almost unplayable levels

While everything else runs very smoothly, any kind of smoke (from smoke grenades, mortar, tank guns, collapsing buildings) slows graphics down to single digit FPS. The effect is proportional to the ...
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How do I run GKART?

I've downloaded and installed GKART but now I can't figure out how to run the game. Two icons were added to my desktop, one is Garena Messenger and one is gkart, but running any of them only opens a ...
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Games freeze after a while, don't know if hardware or software is involved

I'm currently experiencing some problems with my PC which prevent me from using my games (I'm trying with Steam games and none of them works as it should). When I play, after a while, the textures in ...
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Soldier of Fortune: Payback - White screen when I run

When I sprint in Soldier of Fortune: Payback, the screen goes white and goes back to normal after a few seconds. How can I fix this? Here is the screen shot
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Wii on PC monitor - occasionally blacks out

I use an ASUS PC monitor (unfortunately I can't remember the model type etc, however it is a LCD monitor with HDMI, DVI and VGA ports, as well as a speaker) I bought a Wii/PS3 Cable in the hopes that ...
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Game Stability Issues on PS3?

I own the Xbox 360 port of FUEL, and have never had any problems with it. However, someone else in my family owns the PS3 version of the game, and has had various issues with running the game. I ...
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How to start Pacific Fighters

I bought and installed the IL-2 Sturmovik 1946. The box says it includes Forgotten Battles, Ace Expansion Pack, and Pacific Fighters. But I don't see any Pacific Fighters shortcut in my Start Menu. ...
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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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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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GENETOS crash because of dmsynth.dll on Win8

I am trying to play GENETOS on my Win8 64bit laptop. The game crashes randomly due to what I believe are audio playback errors (it happens when a lot of sound effects are playing). The game reportedly ...
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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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Prison Architect crashes xServer

When I begin playing Prison Architect, I create a new world and after 10-15 seconds the XServer dies and restarts leaving me at the linuxmint login screen and I really have a quite beefy computer that ...
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Crash at the beginning of Season 2

I have installed The Walking Dead season 2 on a freshly-reinstalled Windows machine, but I can't get past the beginning - I don't have any previous saves, so the story gets generated. Then there is a ...
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How to turn on Direct3D acceleration

Hi I was trying to play the settlers 6 which as I know uses DirectX 9. During startup it said Graphics Engine could not be initialized so I started dxdiag where one point was deactivated: Direct3D ...
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Crash when launching ships in Industry Giant 2

I was recently asked about a crash that occurs when launching ships in Industry Giant 2. I have tried to reproduce it, but cannot. Has anyone else experienced this issue and if so is there a way to ...
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“80710a06” Error when attempting to visit Tumblr from my PS3

I tried to visit Tumblr but instead I got this error "80710a06". When I searched I came up with three or four articles/discussions about when PSN went down three years ago. But PSN is not down and I ...
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Fallout New Vegas Freeze on Bethesda Loading Screen (before main menu)

Up until recently, Fallout New Vegas played just fine on my PC, However, I went to play it yesterday and the game loads as far as the Bethesda splash screen (before the main menu) and then freezes. ...
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grid 2 crashing on laptop

after playing one or two races when next event is loading the game crashes suddenly without any warning or showing any problem windows not even show the dialog box "grid 2 exe has stopped working" ...
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How can I alleviate intermittent freezes?

While playing the game mostly everything goes smoothly except for one thing, intermittent freezing. Every so often (pretty much at random) the game will stutter, and by that I mean it will freeze then ...
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No audio, or just pops and whispers

When I start Call of Juarez there is one big "pop" and then I lose the audio. Sometimes I hear a faint something in my headphones, but mostly nothing. The game works fine otherwise. What's wrong, and ...
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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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How to remove the red box in War Inc. Battlezone?

I play War Inc. Battlezone on Steam and I have an issue with the weapons and other items being a red box instead of the actual image. Any ideas how to fix it?
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Bioshock Infinite won't launch, goes to background everytime

In my PC, Bioshock infinite doesn't launch properly. 9 out of 10 times it minimizes itself on launching. Repeatedly attempts may lead to successful launch, but even after that after 1-2 hours it ...
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Diablo 3 constant freeze lag spike, but low ping and constant FPS [closed]

I'm sorry if tech support is outside the context of this site. If so you may close this question. Just recently I've started getting lag spikes. I used to get this lag spike all the time but only ...
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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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F1 2012 is freezing after about 10 minutes of gameplay

The game crashes all the time. It just stops responding and I have to Ctrl+Alt+Del out every single time I load the game after like 10 minutes of gameplay. The window closes and then steam says the ...
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I can't open Spore on my Mac

It's been a long time since I tried to play spore on my iMac. I reinstalled it today and whenever I try to open it my screen will go black, a blue box will flash on my screen, my cursor will change a ...
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Total War Shogun 2 : stuck on Splash screen

This problem has been bugging me for the best part of half a year now, resulting in me not being able to play one of my favourite games. It all happened around the time I got the DLC for Fall Of The ...
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MS Train Simulator timing issues

Microsoft Train Simulator has apparently an issue with timing. It gives running time-of-day clock, but the more stations I have to stop at, the more it becomes off. For instance, I were to stop at the ...
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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 ...
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Xbox 360s to TV with HDMI suddenly creating static

My XBOX is connected through an HDMI cable directly to the TV and even though the picture remains perfect, the audio begins to crackle after it’s on for anywhere between 5-20 minutes. It just ...
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Cannot set resolution higher than 1280×1024 in Deus Ex: Human Revolution

I am having some issues with Deus Ex: HR. I just recently got a new computer and when I installed DE:HR again through Steam (and reinstalled it now) I can't set the resolution higher than 1280×1024, ...
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PS3 restore backup restores no data

My PS3's blu-ray drive died recently, so I performed a backup with the Backup Utility and sent my console in for repair. About a week later I received a replacement PS3 from Sony and have attempted ...
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Why am I encountering major lag in Q.U.B.E?

In Q.U.B.E (steam game), I can make it all the way up to the first few laser puzzles with no issues, but then my FPS will suddenly drop to 10-20. My PC specs are as follows: AMD Phenom II 3.4Ghz ...
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Why does the Desktop Dungeons beta freeze my computer?

I am trying to play the Desktop Dungeons beta, but every time I try, my entire computer just freezes up, and I can't do anything (short of physically turning it off and on again). I don't know if it ...
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Games do not work with a Nvidia GT 555M on Asus N55SF [closed]

When I start games (ex: PES 2012) a warning message appears: Your computer does not meet the minimum specifications necessary to run this software. You may experience errors during operation. ...
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How to add commentator in Winning Eleven 9?

I've installed Winning Eleven 9 (Pro Evolution Soccer 5) in my computer, but after I installed it, there is no back sound and commentator when I play it. Is there any missing file on my game? If so, ...
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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 ...
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Why are all the Dawnguard NPCs holding their arms out, and can it be fixed?

Today I go to Dawnguard and I saw NPCs walking like this. They kind of look like a hangman stick-figure. Almost ALL NPCs of Dawnguard are walking around with their arms like this When I press E to ...
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Need help editing the .DAT files in NexusTK's folder

It's the very first MMO, and so most of it's files are in .dat format. This means I will have to locate the original programs responsible for creating those files. I've searched across the Internet, ...
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Technic Launcher always crashes when opening mod packs on OS-X [closed]

My Technic Launcher keeps crashing whenever I try to open mod packs, for example: Crafting Dead, or Hexxit. Does anyone know how to fix this?