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Why is FSX crashing on single player?

I got FSX for my birthday and I couldn't wait to start it up, when I did it worked fine but 2 days later- after 2 mins of gameplay below 16x speed, it crashed, I also have service packs one and two, I ...
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Usining Forge minecraft on windows 8.1 non-admin accounts

Since moving onto windows 8.1 I've set up user accounts for my kids- This means I can have separate safety settings on the browsers etc. When installing most apps it's just a case I install on one ...
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Rayman Legends runs slow in FullScreen mode

The game runs slow in fullscreen on matter what resolution (I'd tried the smallest one) but when I check the Window Mode option the game seems to be ok no matter what resolution.
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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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Theme park World on windows 8

I have the original cd of the game "Theme Park World", this game is very old and don't run on windows 8. I tryed to download but doesn't work. There are a path, version or something to can play this ...
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League of legends crashes on Windows 8.1

My PC is currently running on the Windows 8.1. When the league of legends launcher is ready to play it crashes the game. Can you give me an answer to how I can make league of legends work on Windows ...
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DirectX 7.0a game on Windows 8 slow

There's this old game, called Midtown Madness 2, that I love playing. It requires DirectX v7.0a. I also have a laptop. On this laptop, when I play the game in Windows 7, it works perfectly. In Windows ...
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Can I sync Puzzle Craft between iOS and Windows 8?

Is it possible to synchronise a Puzzle Craft game between iOS and Windows 8? For that matter, can I synchronise it between multiple iOS devices?
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New Computer- Port forwarding stopped working

I used to run all sorts of minecraft servers off of my old computer but that one was old and slow. Now I got a new computer and I wanted to get back to running servers and when I set up my port ...
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Half-Life 1 menu crashes on Macbook Air 2012 running Windows 8

When I try to run Half-Life 1 on my 13" 2012 Macbook Air, which runs Windows 8 natively, it crashes immediately with the following message: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH ...
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Game asking to install older directx. Should I allow it?

I have the latest directx. However, I am installing an older game and it asks it I would like to install Directx 6.1 Should I allow the install program to do that?
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Why is my League of Legends client crashing and experiencing multiple bugs?

Somehow, after upgrading my laptop to Windows 8, my League of Legends client tends to crash while the game is loading (after champion selection). I have to manually kill the client in Task Manager, ...
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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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Why Won't Soulcraft Synchronize My Game?

I recently got Soulcraft for my Windows 8 laptop. After playing for a bit, I decided to create an account. It will not synchronize and I can't sign up. How do i fix this?
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How do I fix an “Invalid Program gbuffers_textured_lit” error in Minecraft - GLSL Shaders?

I installed the GLSL Shaders Mod for Minecraft 1.5.2 with Magic Launcher. When I try to open a ShaderPack(SEUS v10.0 Lite.zip), I get a message: "[Shaders] Error: Invalid program ...
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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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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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Intel graphics error with Minecraft 1.7.2

I have Minecraft 1.7.2 but it wants me to update my Intel Express Four Chipset Family drivers but Intel's site is saying I can't do it on windows 8 I used the "Intel Auto Checker" for it. Mojang says ...
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Touch screen stops working after certain games

After quitting certain games (I use steam), and re enter Windows 8 sometimes I'm realising that the touch screen is not working. If I restart its fine. Does anyone encounter this issue?
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Final Fantasy 8 on Windows 8

So I bought a copy of Final Fantasy 8 today, and it won't install. The startup program works just fine, but when I click to install, the setup program won't run. Any help would be appreciated. I'm ...
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Virtual game controller for Windows 8 Desktop

So, I've been wanted to do more gaming on my surface pro, especially using a DS emulator to turn it into a giant Gameboy. However, in order to do this, I'd need some virtual d-pad/buttons to touch ...
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Classic Windows games on Windows 8

Who can live without the games supplies with Windows? Countless hours of productivity have been lost to Minesweeper, Solitaire, Chess and the likes. Sadly, Microsoft did not include desktop versions ...
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How do I launch Civ 5 in the tablet / touch mode by default

I just got a Windows 8 touch screen laptop, and playing Civ V in the Touch Enabled mode is great. But every time I launch it from within Steam, it prompts me to pick either DirectX9, DirectX 10 & ...
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 won't work on Windows 8?

I'm trying to run Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 on my Windows 8 laptop, but the game won't even start. It runs fine on Windows 7 however. My laptop is a Dell XPS 15 (L502X) with a Nvidia GT540M and Intel ...
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Sims 3 and Windows 8

Sims 3 keeps dropping out at random locations on Windows 8. I utilized a Error Log reader to find that it is saying my graphics are out of date. My question is that Do I always have to declare where a ...
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How can I make Steam launch in Big Picture mode?

I am in the process of building myself a Steam Box - a PC running Windows 8 and Steam that is going to be plugged into my TV without a keyboard and mouse attached. The only form of input plugged into ...
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d3dcompiler.dll missing error with Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2012 on Windows 8

I installed Need for Speed: Most Wanted on my laptop but when I launch it it gives me a d3dcompiler.dll is missing error. How can I fix this? The game has been reinstalled but still gives me the ...
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What video card drivers are needed to play Minecraft with an integrated Intel GPU on Windows 8?

I have installed Windows 8 Pro and realized Minecraft doesn't work, and have found a tutorial to find out my device info. What drivers are required with this video card? Manufacturer: Intel ...
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How can I play Guitar Hero 3 (PC) using PS3 guitar on Windows 8

I know that it was quite simple to set up and use Guitar Hero 3 guitar from PS3 when I was using Windows 7. Now, my new PC already has Windows 8. And, while my PS3 is long gone, I still kept the ...
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Recover save games in Far cry 3

I completed Far Cry 3 around 60% and I had to refresh my windows 8 pc due to some internet issues. During a refresh all desktop apps will be uninstalled but no files will be lost. So I thought the ...
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CreateTexture failed(8007000E)

I get this error fairly often, usually in less than 10 minutes of gameplay: UT2004 Build UT2004_Build_[2005-11-23_16.22] OS: Windows NT 6.2 (Build: 9200) CPU: AuthenticAMD Unknown processor @ 3601 ...
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Is there a way to disable cache clearing?

I usually play on servers that download large graphics and sound files. I would like to keep these files permanently in the cache (or in some other place where they can be used). By default, the game ...
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How do I get Knights of the Old Republic (KOTOR) to run on Windows 8?

I have a nVidia GTX 560 Ti with the latest drivers as of this post (311.06). I run swkotor.exe with compatibility mode set to XP SP3, and as administrator. The game starts up, but about 8 minutes into ...
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How can I run the launcher without administrator privileges? [duplicate]

This is pretty much a similar case to How do I stop the launcher bringing up the UAC prompt every time? but under Windows 8. I tried to go through the steps and install the shims for the launcher, ...
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FSX crashes on startup under Windows 8

Trying to run Microsoft Flight Simulator X (Deluxe Edition, with Service Pack 1) under Windows 8 experiences a crash on startup: Whereas FSX did work on Windows 7. Has anyone tried FSX under ...
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Force Client Window to be rendered to bigger screen

So i have 2 Screens. one smaller and one larger. i made the smaller one my "primary" screen and started LOL. then i took the patcher to the larger screen. after pressing play, the PVP.NET-Client was ...
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My mouse doesn't show up during gameplay

I am playing Age of Empires on Windows 8, through my Mac with Parallels, and I am thinking that it is either a problem with Windows 8 or Parallels because it didn't happen on my home computer running ...
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Minecraft keeps crashing

My sister and I recently upgraded to Windows 8, and yesterday we were playing Minecraft like normal. Then all of a sudden we got this pop-up for Java. I clicked on the popup, then I got kicked out of ...
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Only the Elderscrolls.com and Exit buttons are enabled on the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion launcher

When I launch the Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion via Steam I get this launcher come up, but the Play button is disabled. What could be causing this? It works fine on my laptop. Both machines are running ...
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How many levels are there in Minesweeper adventure mode?

I have been persisting at the Windows 8 minesweeper adventure mode in the hopes that I could complete it, but after getting past level 100, I am wondering if perhaps it just generates levels ...
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Games on windows 8 in bootcamp lag even on lowest graphics

I've been playing Crysis 2 and Skyrim on my Retina MacBookPro (10,1) for months now. The two games used to run super smoothly even on nearly maxed out settings. This laptop has an Nvidia GeForce GT ...
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Can Dishonored run on Windows 8? [closed]

Can Dishonored run on Windows 8 or do I need to use Windows 7? It was never confirmed in the specs.
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Crysis crashes on Windows 8 Pro - what to do?

I recently got a new PC, which came with Windows 7. I installed Crysis on it and worked just fine. A few days later, Windows 8 was released and I had the option to update - which I did. I ...
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How to sign out of the Windows 8 Wordament game app so that another person can play with a different account

I have not been able to find a sign out option in the Windows 8 Wordament game so that another person can log in with a different account. I tried going to the Games section (from the tile on the ...
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LEGO Rock Raiders on Windows 8 Release Preview [closed]

After much pain and effort, I've managed to get Rock Raiders to start up, and to load a level. I now have two problems: The cut scenes won't play. The GUI is messed up in the parts where the ...
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SNES9x slow when fullscreen on Windows 8

When I run SNES9x emulator in fullscreen I get seriously bad FPS. If I run windowed mode it's perfect, and it runs fine before when I had Windows 7 on. I've updated my drivers from the Nvidia site ...
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Steam version of Dark Souls and GTA 4 crash on Windows 8

Is there a way to play Dark Souls on Windows 8 RTM? Think it crushes because of games for windows live client.. UPD: found the answer here. see Q. Dark Souls crashes and has a reference to XLive.dll, ...
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Does Steam work on Windows 8?

I am considering installing Windows 8 RTM on my gaming PC. Has anyone tried installing and using Steam on Windows 8? Is Windows 8 supported by Valve/Steam in the first place? Is there any known ...