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Burnout Paradise: constant crashing on Vista & Windows 7

I know this has little to do with gaming, but more to do with lack of gaming. On both my Vista PC as my Windows 7 laptop, Burnout Paradise crashes 9 times out of 10 just a few frames after going ...
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The Simpsons Hit and Run doesn't start on Windows 7

And I really really REALLY want to play this game. I've tried everything available on the first results of Google to no avail. The best advice is to tweak the compatibility settings to Windows XP or ...
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How do I get an older Windows 95/98 game to run in Windows 7 64-bit without some colors looking off?

Recently EA released the first few Command and Conquer games for free on their website. I've downloaded and installed the first one for 64-bit (the download for 64-bit versions of Windows can be found ...
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Installing a 16-bit Windows 95 game, NBA Live 98, on 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium

I am trying to install the 16-bit game, "NBA Live 98" on my parents' desktop computer, but I got a message that says, word for word: The version of this file is not compatible with the version of ...
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How to bind steam client to a different IP address?

So I have 2 network cards, and multiple networks (VPN, etc). What I want to do is bind steam client to one of my IPs, and bypass my VPN (because lag). I checked all the steam settings and launching ...
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How can I change the accelerate key in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit?

I am trying to change the key controls of NFS Hot pursuit, but when I go to Settings → Gameplay Settings → Controls And I press Enter to change the key configuration, it says "volume ...
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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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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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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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Why does RollerCoaster Tycoon (original) on Windows 7 display a black screen on launch?

I'm currently trying to avoid Windows XP mode since the Windows 7 installation itself is a VM (running on a Mac Mini). Regardless, here's my description of the problem. The game successfully ...
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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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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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Remove “Set Optimal Settings” message

How can I get rid of the message that pops up sometimes when starting Call of Duty 4 - Multiplayer? Your computer appears to have changed since the last time you ran Call of Duty 4: Modern ...
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Problems with playing Battlefield 2 where “My Documents” are not in the default location

I am having a problem with Battlefield 2 in where I receive a error popup on game start (after the intro menus): LOCERROR_Unable to open current profile. I think this is down to the fact my ...
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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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How can I play Yobi's Basic Spelling Tricks on 64-bit Windows 7?

I don't know if you guys know the old PV game known as Yobi's Basic Spelling tricks. I think some people just refer to it as Spelling Jungle as well, its from the late 90s. Anyways, does anyone know ...
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Mass Effect in Origin Client doesn't work (win 7 64 bit)

Apparently today I made a huge mistake: I sold my Mass Effect games for Xbox360 to buy the digital trilogy for PC (I'm relocating and wanted to bring Shepard with me in the journey, just in case of ...
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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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Civilization IV on Windows 7 fails to start after install

I bought a Windows 7 machine and went to install Civilization IV on it. It told me the program had "known problems". If I continue it begins the startup process but eventually fails. What do I need to ...
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Is it possible to get Space Cadet 3D pinball on Vista? [duplicate]

Is it possible to install 3D Pinball - Space Cadet pinball on Windows Vista and Windows 7?
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How can I run PlayStation 1 CDs on my PC?

I have an old PlayStation 1, and I am a big fan of old games. I have a lot of game CDs for this PlayStation. Is it possible to run these games on my PC? If so, how?
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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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Jet Set Radio HD crashes

Being a fan of the series, I became very excited when I saw this come up on Steam and bought it immediately. As soon as I installed it and launched it the first time, it crashed immediately, and keeps ...
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Installing Starfleet Armada 2 on Windows 7?

I'm trying to install Startrek Armada 2 on Windows 7 x64. When I try to install, the popup launches and I can attempt to click install. This briefly launches a small message box, after which ...
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How do you install the FIFA 12 Demo with FIFA 11 also installed?

I just downloaded the FIFA 12 Demo, but when I start the Autorun.exe I only get a play button, none for installation. If I click it, the FIFA 11 startup menu comes up. If I start EASetup.exe, it says ...
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Gothic 2 demo won't run on Windows 7, nothing happens when opening it

I downloaded the Gothic II demo from here and installed it on my Dell Inspiron N5010 which is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. It seemed to go smoothly. However, when I double-click the shortcut ...
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How do you reassign an Xbox controller's ID under Windows without rebooting?

I had a controller connected as #1. The plug was loose, and it disconnected. When I reconnected, it was #2. Subsequent connections and disconnections always result in #2. Can this be changed without ...
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Running multiple instance of an online game

My problem is I want to run two instances of an application. I have tried Sandboxie, which Google has given me, but it failed on my part. The application is an online game. Can anyone please help?. ...
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Osmos lag on older pc

I installed Osmos the other day on an older PC. I started the game and it lags so much that I dont even get to see the menu screen. Any ideas as to why this is happening? The PC specs are as ...
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How to use the HORI Real Arcade Pro EX stick for Xbox 360 in WinKawaks?

Currently I got my hands on the WinKawaks, and tried to hook up the HRAP EX stick on my computer, after done some homework on Google, I found this link on shoryuken forum, I followed the route there ...
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Playing Diablo 1 on Windows 7

I just found an old copy of Diablo (the first game) in a box and whacked it into my laptop I purchased just yesterday. After the quick install I hit play and found that the screen remained black ...
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Launching Minecraft lags computer

Whenever I launch Minecraft.exe on my computer, while the Minecraft launcher is loading, my computer starts to lag out. The render rate on my entire computer slows down . This is participially ...
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When playing Age of Empires 3 on Windows 7, how do I get the screen to appear in the center?

I just installed AOE 3 on my Windows 7 x64 Ultimate box, which has an i5 processor and a radeon 3850. I have installed the latest AOE 3 patch (1.14). My video driver, claims windows, is up to date. ...
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Sammy Sosa High Heat Baseball 2001 — under Windows 7 64-bit?

This is the best baseball game I ever played. I could not get it to run under Windows XP (even in Win 95 mode, Win 98 mode, Win 2000 mode, etc.). I'm considering upgrading my current computer (Win ...
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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 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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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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Black outlines in Borderlands

Every model in borderlands has some sort of black contour lines around. Is there a way to turn them off? Couldn't find one in Options.
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The Age of Empires II Scrolling Bug

The scrolling bug in Age of Empires II is rather well-known. It has been mentioned at Gaming, too. The problem is that, in-game, the view constantly scrolls to the left and upwards. And the game is ...
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Is there a way to install the original Command and Conquer on Windows 7?

Is there any way to install C&C on Windows 7 without the XP VM? I tried using the XP virtual mode but I guess my laptop is not compatible with it. I tried changing the compatibility in the ...
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How can I play Police Quest I on Windows 7?

How can I get Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel to run on a Windows 7 64-bit machine? I used to have this game when I was a kid and want to give it another go.
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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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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 ...
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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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Façade on Windows 7

I downloaded Façade from official site. But it seems it doesn't work properly on Windows 7. How can I run it seamlessly on Windows 7 (32-bit)? Problem: They stop talking at the beggining of the ...
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“side-by-side configuration is incorrect” error when launching Dead Island

My friend and I both bought the Dead Island game. I set up my copy and it works flawlessly but for my friend it responds with this message "The application has failed to start because its side-by-side ...
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How can I get Diablo II to run on Windows 7?

I just tried installing Diablo II on my girlfriend's laptop so that she can get caught up on the gameplay in preparation for playing Diablo III together...except that it won't launch on Windows 7. I ...
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Why doesn't Bioshock 2 start from within steam?

My question is similar to but a little different from this one: http://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1420/bioshock-on-steam-hangs-on-startup I couldn't find anything in the steam / bioshock ...