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Why isn't Windows' game controller properties able to recognize the guide button on the F310?

It seems to work on Steam Big Picture but somehow it won't get detected in both Xpadder and Windows' built in game controller properties thing. It doesn't even show up on the buttons list there.
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Baldur's Gate II config utility not working in Windows 7

Downloaded the BGII demo, just to see if I could run the game. Turns out that the configuration utlility shows up like this: As you can see, the window is too small for the info contained. So not ...
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AoE2/AoK LAN connectivity

With a group of friends, we fired up our old copies of AoK to play together through LAN, as the HD version (through Steam) only offered unplayable games. To play our "not so recent" games, we use an ...
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How to get Heroes of Might and Magic 1 for Windows 95 work in Windows 7 64-bit

I have a collection of old games in a CD (from year approximately 1995). One the games included is Heroes of Might and Magic 1. I would like to get this game working properly on my computer but so far ...
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Grand Theft Auto V Setup Tool requires Windows Media Player

The title says it all, and I seem to have a bit of a problem with WMP. Windows just decides to be a horrible jerk and fails the installation in Windows Features. The failure is always accompanied by ...
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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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“Unable to initialize DirectX 9 device” when attempting to launch GTA V?

I have GTA V on Steam and when I go to launch it after downloading, the loading screen comes up and and then goes to a message: Unable to initialize DirectX 9 device I've tried asking R* for ...
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Grand theft auto V has exited unexpectedly (after notebook fix update)

For some reason my GTA V still keeps crashing even after the update wich should "fix" the problem with 2 graphics cards. Also when I try to run only with my intel/amd graphics card it ends up giving ...
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How to start Thief (2014) 64bit with Mantle enabled?

I've recently got Thief (2014 version, on Steam) and I got a pc that can run 64bit executables and use the AMD Mantle technology but if I try to start the game without the 32bit mode I just get a ...
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Blue Screen Of Death Only After Playing Counter Strike 1.6

I have observing this weird behavior in my laptop from last 8-10 months that after playing Counter Strike 1.6 for 4th or 5th time, Blue Screen of Death Appears as soon as I close the game. I am not ...
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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD

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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How do I make clicking on the second monitor screen not minimize my game?

I recently switched over to a dual monitor setup and am still getting to know the features. I've noticed that whenever I mouse over from a game onto a browser (Chrome) and clicked, it would minimize ...
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Error in opening Mass Effect 1 on Windows 7

Ok, so I have spent several hours troubleshooting this. This is what I get both when I open the Launcher and hit play, and when I directly open the .exe file that it claims to not be able to find. ...
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Is it possible to move a hard drive with Steam games to a new computer?

I've seen a lot of questions asking somewhat the reverse of this question, namely copying games from one PC to another to avoid downloading. My question is can I just remove my entire hard drive from ...
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Trying to Play an Old Game, will Installing Old Direct X Affect Anything?

I'm trying to play an old Windows 98 game on Windows 7. The game is asking me to install DirectX 6. If I choose to install them will this affect my system? (In other words will this stop newer games ...
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I bought a game on for linux can I install it on windows?

I have bought a cross-platform game over steam and installed it in Linux. Would I have to buy another key to play it on my Windows pc? or could I just install it on my windows pc?
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Age of Empires 1 + Windows 7 SP1 = “Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw”"

I installed Age of Empires I on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. After the installation whenever I tried to run the game (Empires.exe) I get the following error right at the beginning: Could not ...
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How do I install Diablo 2 on Windows 7 [closed]

Trying to download Diablo 2 on Windows 7. The disc says it’s compatible for it but it says it can’t find installer. Can anyone give help with this?
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Run task when Diablo II is closed

Many old games (Starcraft, Diablo II, Diablo, Age of Kings...) have huge problems displaying colors correctly on Windows 7. For Starcraft, I have succeeded to fix this using: Opening the screen ...
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Steam opening in another Windows User account

Steam is installed on our home Windows 7 computer. Originally we shared my husband's account. At first it worked just fine whether we opened the games in my user account or his. About a year ago, ...
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Fixing steam installs

I have this problem with a lot of games on Steam and was wondering if there is a general fix. What happens is I go to install a game, it asks for admin permission, does it's thing, installs and runs ...
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Mega Defender Installation Help

I have an old freeware game on my older MS Windows 7 (32bit) computer that I would like to move to my new Windows 7 (64bit) computer. It's called Mega Defender and used to be downloadable here. I ...
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High ping on local server?

I have been playing America's Army Proving Grounds for quite a while now and I have always played on international server with a ping of 300 to 500 which was very bad and laggy but I had no choice as ...
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Microstick on Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar doesn't work

Does anyone know how to get a reaction of the microstick on the Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar? The Foxy4 software doesn't seem to work on Windows 7, so I can't try that. I also tried to map the axis of ...
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Worms Armageddon lags during game play on Windows 7

Worms Armageddon is installed and all menu options work except the drop bars, they are blank (not including during gameplay) **The worst is during game play, it lags so bad it is impossible to ...
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Why is my Minecraft launcher not working?

I need help because my Minecraft launcher doesn't work... It's been a long time I haven't played Minecraft and until now it worked nicely. But now that I want to play on it again and I run the ...
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Problem with Splinter Cell Conviction

I am having two problems with Splinter Cell:Conviction. First problem with this game is about resolution. My monitor doesn't support its original resolution. I need to change it to default. Is ...
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How can I move Morrowind in windowed mode on Windows 7?

I have a widescreen display so Morrowind looks skewed in fullscreen mode. However, If I start it in windowed mode, it is drawn slightly off screen, with the top being above the boundary of my screen. ...
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Playing TimeLapse on Windows 7 32 bit

I have just downloaded TimeLapse: Ancient Civilizations on my Windows 7 professional, 32 bit computer. The game is working but the graphics are poor. (My graphics are great on other games.) I was also ...
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Lego Movie game - 2nd controller configuration not being saved

I have been playing the Lego Movie game on my Windows 7 PC fine for a while. However, recently the 2nd player controller configuration is not getting saved. Every time I go back to the control ...
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Is it possible to install/run 16-bit games on Win 7 32-bit?

Forgive me if this question has an obvious answer that I clearly am not aware of. So I have a game and others that are from the Windows 95 era, and when I click "Install" I get this message: The ...
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how to play gfwl games without needing live?

I want to play some games that are GFWL enabled,but have no desire to log in or play multiplayer on those games(the games in question I know for a fact have a client-based singleplayer mode so nothing ...
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What is the last Tony Hawk Game to come out on PC? [closed]

What is the last Tony Hawk Game to come out on PC? I used to love playing those games and wanted to know if they are still around and do they work on windows 7?
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Quake 2 network problem on localhost

In a bout of nostalgia I installed Quake 2 again a few weeks ago and started playing through it, one level at a time in the evenings. Yesterday thought a weird problem started. When I load my ...
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Can Patrician 2 be played on Windows 7?

I am considering buying Patrician 2 but it needs Windows XP. Will it work on Windows 7 or legacy mode?
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Color problem with Cossacks: Back to War on Win7/Win 8 64bit

I have a huge problem with Cossacks: Back to War on: Windows 7 Ultimate x64 - color problems...I can't fix them by using some ddraw fixes or killing explorer.exe. I tried so much to fix it, but ...
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Source-based games hang every time on the loading screen

I've been playing Team Fortress 2 and Dota 2 specifically, and I noticed that every single time a screen appears with "Loading..." in the corner, it momentarily "hangs" my computer, at least that's ...
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How do I “Minimize” Civ 5 on Windows 7?

I only play with the Direct X 9/10 - havent tried the other option(s), so this question may only apply there. When I run Civ-5, the game takes over my desktop. It can never be 'minimized' to the ...
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Starcraft 1 disc 2 isn't continuing the installation [duplicate]

A couple years ago I bought Starcraft Battle Chest. I got a new computer and I'm trying to install it. The problem is that it gets halfway there, and tells me to insert disc 2. But when I insert Brood ...
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How can I force my computer to use my AMD GPU instead of the integrated Intel Card?

I just reinstalled Windows 7 on my Dell Inspiron 15R SE 7520 and I'm trying to get the dicrete GPU selected. But even though I got the High Performance option selected on Catalyst Control Center, I ...
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How to get my free Origin copy of Battlefield 1942 to run

Origin accounts have a free version of Battlefield 1942 available to download and play through their software but when I try to run it I get the Microsoft circle of patience (mouse circle showing ...
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Help me fix façade! [duplicate]

I have windows 7, and I recently downloaded Façade. When it was finished downloading, I opened it up and there were (seemingly) no problems. The red curtain for loading came, then the black screen ...
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How to make a joystick axis completely undetectable in Windows 7?

I have an old Saitek ST290 Pro USB joystick and I only have one problem: some games such as Jane's F-15 or F/A-18, will detect the stick's terrible, godawful throttle control, which is built into the ...
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Can I direct the audio in Fallout: New Vegas to another device?

I'm playing New Vegas on my PC. I want to redirect the audio to my monitor's speakers while my default audio device is set to my TV. I couldn't find anything in the options, is there somewhere else I ...
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Moga Pro Controller on Windows 7

I bought a Moga Pro Controller for my Android phone and Windows 7 computer. I am able to connect to it to the computer via the Bluetooth adapter and play Grand Theft Auto Vice City. All of the ...
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Unreal Tournament 99 (GOTY) - Setup.exe won't run on Windows 7

I am trying to install Unreal Tournament 99 (Game of The Year edition) on a Windows 7 computer - I have both CD1 & CD2, however the CD1 setup.exe doesn't run. I've tried everything from running ...
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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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Completely unable to use the Steam client

I am on 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. I am unable to use the Steam client at all. The problem began when I loaded Steam today and went to my Library tab--it caused the client to crash. I do not have ...
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Windows/Modded Minecraft Performance: How can it be improved most effectively and cheaply?

I've been playing FTB (Direwolf20) Minecraft for a while. My system isn't like SUPER AWESOME by any stretch, but I thought it was a decent enough system for gaming. The framerate has never been ...
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Volume of first Assassins Creed extremely low

So a while ago I purchased the first two Assassins Creed games for the PC from target. Recently, I decided to actually begin playing them for the first time. However the volume for the story line is ...