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NEI not working on Windows 8 [on hold]

I love ftb, and until a little while ago, I couldn't launch any ftb packs, because they all use NEI. I tried deleting all the NEI mods, it doesn't crash, but it wont let me play, because its ...
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Show Windows games on the Steam homepage, even when using a Mac

I have both a Windows PC and a Mac. I use my PC for gaming, and my Mac for work. I browse Steam on my Mac. On the new Steam website, launched about a week ago, the homepage will show games based on ...
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Steam game from Mac to PC

Im using a Macbook right now and I bought Rome 2 Total War with Steam, however I've just bought a new gaming laptop which is Windows. I wonder if I'm able to download my game on my new laptop from ...
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Can the opening animation sequence be bypassed?

In most of the Lego franchise games (that I have played and remember) you can skip through the opening introduction animation reasonably quickly, so at most you have to see only 10 seconds of the ...
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Compatibility shim for Arc

So I'm trying to get the perfect world game launcer, Arc, to run without admin rights. I found this on how to use Application compatibility, but am unable to get Arc to run without the UAC prompt and ...
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Is it possible to have my minecraft server update itself?

I am currently playing a server with my friends on the new Minecraft snapshot and I constantly have to update it because they release a new snapshot often. I was wondering if it was possible for every ...
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How can I use a Wamo Pro gamepad in a desktop Windows PC?

I have a Wamo Pro which is a gamepad mainly aimed at iOS and Android mobile devices (it works fine in my Android phone), but despite being also advertised as being compatible with PC, the instructions ...
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Minecraft in 64bit

I have Minecraft installed on a 64bit system but when I launch it run in 32bit so I uninstalled java 32bit so I just have java 64bit installed but now when I launch I get No JVM could be found on your ...
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Origin UAC every single launch

Every single time Origin starts I get a UAC prompt and Origin drops into the settings menu. Sometimes even does it when unlocking PC. Has anyone else seen this behaviour or knows how to stop it ? ...
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MineCraft cannot download resources — running on Windows Server 2012

Everything just times out but internet connection is fine and windows firewall should not be a factor neither should router. [15:03:21 WARN]: Couldn't download ...
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How do I quickly hide or minimize the game that I'm playing? [closed]

I don't want my family to find out that I play games on the PC. I need a way to minimize the game fast or hide the game screen. This is so when someone goes near the computer, I can quickly hide the ...
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How to automatically update a Team Fortress 2 server with SteamCMD?

I have a Windows server running Team Fortress 2 (TF2) with SteamCMD and I would like to enable auto-updates. For the moment, I have to do it manually with SteamCMD using the app_update command but ...
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Should I Get the Minecraft Server in an EXE or JAR?

I'm running Windows 8, and I'm wondering if I should download the Minecraft server in an EXE program or a JAR file. I heard that with a JAR you can customize the amount of RAM you wish to give to a ...
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Program-controlled keyboard & mouse inputs don't work with Mass Effect 1

I use a program called DS2Key which allows me to control my computer with my Nintendo DS Lite. I typically use this setup to play GameCube games with Dolphin (my 'cube has long since died), but I'm ...
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Launching Minecraft 1.7.4 from the command-line

In the past I have been able to launch Minecraft 1.6 from the command-line, bypassing the launcher, and everything worked great. With Minecraft 1.7.4 I can get almost all the way there, but I don't ...
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What is this icon on top of all my games?

I'm seeing the icon below (bottom right) in all my games. At first I thought it was something from UPlay, but it's also shown in other games. Does anybody recognize it and know how to get rid of it? ...
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How to change displayed button bindings?

I am playing Final Fantasy 8 on Windows using the Steam edition and an Xbox 360 gamepad. I have configured the buttons so that they map to what I remembered from the console version. However I am ...
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How can I sync my jetpack joyride profile between my surface and windows 8 laptop?

All of my coins, vehicle upgrades and achievements have synced but my profile says that I am level 1 even though I am level 53 on my laptop. I am using the same Microsoft account for both devices
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How do I install a mod for Minecraft 1.7.3? [duplicate]

I am trying to install the Optifine mod in Minecraft 1.7.3, but, I have not been able to get it to work. I have Magic Launcher if that is any help. All of the tutorials I have found talk about the ...
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How do I stop my Xbox 360 Controller makes device plugged in sound whenever I fire in Dead Space 3?

Whenever I fire a weapon or stomp, my computer emits the new device sound and disables my controller for a split second, meaning I fire a shot or two on an automatic rifle and then return to stance. ...
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Can Steam OS/Steambox run Windows games?

So before asking this here I did some research and I found some answers but I have no idea what's right. The official page of Steam box says: You can play all your Windows and Mac games on your ...
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2nd player control doesn't work in ZNES 1.42 using netplay

Although the question is more technic- and not game-content-related I hope that someone here might help with this issue: We are 2 players who tried to play a ROM over ZSNES 1.42 on two different ...
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How to move a fullscreen game to the second monitor?

I have a Windows 8 laptop which I play Sins of a Solar Empire on and I want to move it to my second monitor which is connected via a VGA cable. How would I do that? Windows + shift + ← or → does move ...
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What is the ideal setup for multiple Steam accounts on one computer, including guests?

I live in a house with multiple gamers. We are considering installing Steam on our HTPC and using it like a sort of gaming console. There are a few ways to approach this, and none of them seem ideal. ...
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Are saves from FF7 for PC (1998) compatible with FF7 on Steam (2013)?

Having played Final Fantasy 7 on PC years ago, I have an old save I want to continue. Is it possibly to transfer my save files from that version to the Steam one? Is it compatible?
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Mouse sensitivity too high in most games

It seems like in pretty much every game (examples are Skyrim, Deus Ex HR, Borderlands 2, CoD: Black Ops, PlanetSide 2, Far Cry 3), I have to reduce the mouse sensitivity slider to zero or almost zero, ...
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How to use different Origin accounts for different Windows users

Similar to this question I want to force Origin to log in with different accounts when logging in with different Windows users. My wife and I share the same gaming PC, each having an own Windows user ...
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Halo 1 Not Working on Windows 7 x64

I recently installed Halo: Combat Evolved and patched it to version 1.09. When I run it, it plays the logo videos fine but then when it gets to the menu, it plays only the music on a black screen. Is ...
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How can I turn off a Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows?

I have installed my drivers and paired the device up to the computer. I have given it a quick run through on Steam Big Picture mode to make sure it's all working and behaving as I'd expect it to, but ...
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How do I remap spells in Kingdoms of Amalur?

I've tried dragging and dropping so many times but its not working. I can see the yellow highlight when you hover your mouse over the ability in the ability screen, but there is no response when I try ...
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How do I use cheat codes in emulated PS1 games?

How can I use Action Replay–type cheat codes for PS1 games that my computer (Windows) emulates? I would like to play games I used to play when I was younger, such as Final Fantasy VIII, but I ...
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I want to play the same games on Mac OS X and Windows 7

Here's my current setup. I have both Mac OS X 10.8 and Windows 7 installed on a SSD, and Paragon drivers for each installed on each. (so I can read/write to the other partition from both partitions) ...
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How to reset squad points?

I am in my first play through of Mass Effect. I had set my squad to auto level up. But I am at the mission to retrieve Wrex's family armor. There is a box that says Decryption too low. I have Tali and ...
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How to restrict Steam games to X hours per day? [duplicate]

I would like to know if there is a program that will restrict my gaming time to X amount of hours per day. However, all of the programs I have found are designed to be 'Net nannies' as well, and ...
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Microsoft Reversi on Windows Vista?

Is it possible to get the old Microsoft Reversi from Windows 2.03 to run on Windows Vista? It's an old classic! It looks like this:
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Is there a way to bind a key to adjust mouse sensitivity?

Typically, I play with my mouse sensitivity really high, but when using certain weapons (sniper rifles, MANA AV turret) I want to drastically reduce the sensitivity. Is there a way to bind a keyboard ...
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Civilization V always crashes on big games

Since bigger is better, I usually want to play on Huge worlds with max number of Civs and City States. After I begin conquering the world and my empire spans about 50 cities, the game begins to crash. ...
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Playing Steam games on different versions of Windows from same location?

I have a dual boot with Window 7 (C:) and Windows 8 (D:). I have a few Call of Duty games on Steam that I want to be able to play on both OS. Would it be possible to have the game installed on ...
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I can't move to the next round!

I'm playing Need For Speed: Most Wanted, I need to press Enter to move to the next round. It doesn't seem to be working even though it works fine on other games and programs. Why is this happening, ...
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Is it possible to get Steam to continue downloading a game while I'm playing? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I continue downloading a game in Steam while playing? This question has been asked before, but it's outdated and the solution no longer applies: How do I continue ...
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Xbox Controllers on Windows

I'm getting seriously confused with this. I don't own an Xbox, but I have started to play games on Steam a lot more, and some of them really need a controller. The Xbox one seems to be the ...
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Item icons in the inventory menus are switched around

The game runs without any problems other than all of the item menus (backpack, ammo/gun purchase, sell) all have their item icons mixed around so nothing I see is correct). For instance, it shows a ...
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Is this Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver legitimate?

Or is it another knock-off? I know Amazon is reputable but I heard that these receivers were only being produced for sale in a bundle with a 360 controller, not just being sold standalone like this ...
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Simulate analogue steering wheel input from third party software like xPadder

I currently have a steering wheel connected to my htpc, running Windows 8. Since it doesn't work with (or get recognized by) all the games I play, I use xpadder. As far as I understand, it simply ...
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Need help finding an old game I want to rewrite/port [closed]

There was this old stick figure game for Windows I played a while back. You, playing as a stick figure, run around on a 2d map with guns and fight other stick figures. You can get power ups, like ...
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How can I backup my games saves in Windows XP, Vista/7?

As the question stated, just how can I backup my game saves? I play lots of games; some of them, like Skyrim, are using the following directory in Vista/7: %USERPROFILE%\Documents\Mygames\ ...
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Joystick -> Keyboard Mapping by Application

Is there a tool similar to JoyToKey that allows me to create multiple profiles and automatically switch between them depending on which application is being run?
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Which rendering options in Heroes of Newerth are heavy on the CPU?

My PC has an awesome GPU (GTX580) but an ageing Core2 quad-core CPU. The game flows smoothly with all graphics options maxed until there is a team fight where up to 10 heroes, and perhaps even with ...
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Does Deux Ex: Human Revolution run better under Windows than Mac OS X?

I've got a macbook air 13" with an HD 4000 graphics card. Deus Ex runs just ok on it. Is the performance on Windows better for this game? If so, is it enough to matter?
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RAMDisk for performance boost in gaming?

I recently started experimenting with a RAMDisk for web browsing and since it worked pretty well, I began wondering if any particular games would benefit from using a RAMDisk? I realize games are ...