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Apply Steam Overlay to Chrome?

I got Chrome to launch from Steam in kiosk mode by using "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" http://www.netflix.com/browse --kiosk --user-data-dir="C:/AppData/SteamChrome" ...
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Could using ALT + F4 to close a game corrupt Save data?

I am pretty new to PC gaming after having a PS3. I didn't make a switch to PS4 but instead went to PC gaming. So far, everything is awesome. However there is a thing that worries me; while exiting a ...
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Is there any way to use Hearthstone/BattleNet on an account under parental control

I have a Windows PC with Hearthstone running fine on my Administrator account (Account A). I would like to have it working in an account with Parental Controls (we'll call Account B), which in turn ...
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Unable to launch Edna & Harvey: The Breakout on Mac OS X via Steam - Wineskin

I'm new here and I got no clue about PC/Mac/Games/how to ask questions in here in general so I need some help. (I've already looked through previous questions but nothing could help me...) I wanted ...
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Fifa 15 on Windows 8, turn on Keyboard only controls

I recently installed Fifa 15 UT on my Win8 touchscreen laptop via the Windows Store. I started the game, but sometimes when I'm not pressing any action buttons, only the D-Pad, the character performs ...
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How do I get The Sting (2001) to run on Windows 7 64 bit?

So I'm having a hard time trying to run a game named The Sting (2001) on my Windows 7 64 bit laptop. I've tried running it on compatibility mode, but the game just ends up closing right after I hit ...
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Game Won't Launch from CD

I ordered American McGee's Alice from eBay and it seemed to read just fine when I put it in my computer. The autoplay menu worked correctly and allowed me to install the game, but when I double-click ...
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How do you move a tile in OpenTTD

Can you move a tile in OpenTTD 1.5.2 (depot, station, etc)? If so, how do you do it? I don't want to demolish it.
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Legends of Eisenwald - where does the game store the savegames?

Does anybody know where the save games of Legends of Eisenwald are stored ?
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How do I create a desktop shortcut for GoG Galaxy games after installing them?

Apparently, you can create a shortcut when first installing a game using GoG Galaxy. I forgot to enable that option for Witcher 3 when installing it, so I don't have a shortcut on my desktop. ...
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Next Car Game Demo not working

I am trying to get the next car game demo for my computer. After I do everything, the shortcut has not been created and when I try to open up the game, there is an error that says: The program can't ...
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How can I ensure my GameSave Manager weekly backup actually happens?

I configured a scheduled task for a weekly backup of all the saved games on my system to Dropbox, with 3 weeks of retention. However, the backup doesn't execute if my computer is in sleep, hibernate ...
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Japanese text in Windows game won't display correctly

I tried to play Action Mogura, a Japanese freeware game, on Windows 10. The game itself runs fine, but the Japanese text in the game is mangled, i.e. seemingly random characters are displayed. ...
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Can a laptop with a tablet feature be used as a controller for racing games?

I have a laptop (Lenovo Yoga 15) which can be turned into a tablet (using the same OS[Windows 10]), and I was wondering if I could play any racing games using the laptop itself as a controller? Is ...
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Set Xbox controllers order on Windows

I have an Xbox One controller and an Xbox 360 controller plugged in my PC. Windows always set the 360 controller as the primary (number 1), but I want the One controller to be the primary. If I ...
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FIFA 15:UT Windows 10 black screen

I have downloaded FIFA 15:UT to my laptop from the Windows store. My laptop is currently running on Windows 10 64 bit. My laptop configuration is: Processor: core i5 RAM:4 GB Graphics: ...
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Stuck Loading Versions, minecraft / Unrecognized windows sockets error: 10106 [duplicate]

So I recently had my windows 8.1 pc plagued with over 1,000 malware infected files. After downloading Malwarebytes, I have not been able to run minecraft. I have updated java and tried changing it in ...
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Can you connect 4 wired xbox 360 controllers to one pc?

I would like to play some steam games I bought with 3 other people. These are games much more suited to a controller however, and I only own two PS4 controllers. My question is, If I were to buy ...
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Command and Conquer 3 exeption in exception handler

I have command and conquer 3 from Origin, but when I try to start it, I get the 'exception in exception handler' error and the game exits. I've tried the Origin launcher fix as well as -runver to ...
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Hide the UI and take a screenshot with one key press

In World of Warcraft there is a screen shot feature that is assigned to the print screen key by default. When I take screenshots, I like to hide the user interface by pressing alt + z and then ...
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I'm trying to get sound on Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for the PC, however it won't work

Here is the background. The sound worked perfectly fine about two days ago. I had a few friends over, and decided to plug in my loudspeakers rather than my headphones. I set that up, and then play the ...
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If Steam is installed on a seperate partition from windows, can I reinstall to that folder without redownloading my games?

I'm looking at upgrading to windows 10 beta through a clean install. I have steam and all my games installed on my secondary drive. If I wipe and reinstall windows, can I point steam to my D:\Steam ...
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Is it detrimental to run games at the highest settings a laptop can handle?

I have only recently gotten a gaming laptop that can actually play modern games. With my old laptop, I was only capable of playing 2d games, so I'm not exactly sure about the graphics setting that I ...
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Nethack: How to Make Complicated Multi-Window Displays?

An hour of searching (perhaps I don't know the correct search phrases?) has yielded nada. So here's a picture that hopefully is worth more than a thousand entries to google. I've been playing for ...
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How to fix Minecraft being off-center?

I have a very annoying issue that is making my Minecraft experience, as well as any other games using LWJGL as an engine. This is what my Minecraft looks like: As you can see there are black bars ...
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Is there a way to download Windows games on Steam but for my Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro and all my friends have 40+ games but most of them are for Windows. So is there anyway that I can download them but on my Mac and be able to play them?
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What is the difference between the new Minecraft Installer and the older Launcher?

Some may have noticed that there is now another way to install Minecraft, using a Windows Installer package (.msi) file. It can be assumed that if I get Minecraft using this installer, it will be ...
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Can you make console commands through Alienware Alpha?

If so is it still possible to do it through Steam? (Since you obviously need to use steam to play on the Alpha...)
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Do any other Origin games ignore reconfiguring WIndows to put the Documents folder elsewhere?

Note, this topic was made from reconfiguring the default save location in the Documents library of Windows 7. Not from moving the Documents folder from within the properties window. I reconfigured ...
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Can I play Fifa 15 UT on Windows 8 or Windows 10 using an external controller?

I recently installed the windows 10 Technical Preview, and downloaded FIFA 15 ultimate team from the Windows app store. I would like to know if it is possible to play the game with an external USB ...
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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB HDD and a 120 GB SSD. On the HDD I have all my data along with Steam and—currently—all my games. On the SSD I have Windows 7 and programs, but there's 50 GB of unused space that I wish ...
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Minecraft says I have out of date drivers. Cannot find any drivers for it though

I have a ATI/AMD HD Radeon 4200. As the title says, I can't find any drivers. Could someone please help find the latest drivers? I am running Windows 8.1
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Playing FIFA 14 multiplayer with two keyboards

I am trying to setup a multiplayer environment for FIFA 14 using two keyboards. To do so I've installed VJoy Virtual Joystick from here. I've been able to configure it with my laptop but the problem ...
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Gamepad issues in Windows

Had anyone ever encountered an issue when playing with a 360 (I'm using a Razer Sabertooth) gamepad in Windows where one or both of the sticks seems like it's pushing upwards slightly? The issue ...
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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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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 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 stop my Xbox 360 controller making “device plugged in” sound whenever I fire?

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. ...