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Minecraft sounds not working [duplicate]

The sounds in Minecraft will not work in any version of MC I have tried. Playing with mods, the mods' sounds will work but not the vanilla sounds. I have tried multiple things including: Restarting ...
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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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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 ...
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Mapcycle.txt equivelent for cycling workshop maps in csgo?

I am wondering if there is an equivalent file to mapcycle.txt that I can make for my workshop maps for my CSGO server. I already have a mapcycle.txt file for the regular CSGO maps, but is there a way ...
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D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE error. How do I fix it?

I'm trying to play "Batman: Arkham Asylum". I bought it on Steam and haven't played it yet. I downloaded it and, apparently, it was successfully installed. However, every time I try to start the game ...
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How do automatically launch Minecraft, skip pressing the play button, and just have it go straight to the menu?

I want to just click the shortcut and have it automatically launch, going straight to the game menu instead of having to click the play button.
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Game DVR set to record last 10 minutes but only records the last 34 seconds

So basically I have the game DVR running in the background when I play all of my games, in case I do something epic, I can just hit Alt+Win+G and (supposedly) save the last 10 minutes of gameplay, ...
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How to exit fullscreen?

Can someone please help me? My minecraft just zoomed in all of a sudden and i don't know how to get it back. it takes up the FULL screen, not even leaving room for the task bar at the bottom. this is ...
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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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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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Games don't fit in screen when launched in full screen mode (show only left-top quarter)

I'm trying to play games on a Windows 8.1 tablet with 1900x1200 resolution. When I run some games which change resolution I see only their left-top quarter like game thinks that it's still 1900x1200 ...
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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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Problem running Age of Empires III on VirtualBox

I have a Ubuntu host and running Windows 7 as guest using VirtualBox. I installed succesfully Age of Empires III, but whenever I try to run the game, got this error: Initialization Failed Direct3D ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. I'...
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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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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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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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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 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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What has happened to EAX and other hardware sound enhancements? [closed]

Since Windows Vista has dropped DirectX support for hardware accelerated sound, new games using EAX have become virtually nonexistent. So what are games using today? Is there another technology they'...
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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: Intel(...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fallout 3 - No Disk Inserted Error

I cannot play Fallout 3. Whenever I click either the Fallout3.exe or falloutlauncher.exe and this message appears: No disc inserted. Please insert the original "Fallout 3" CD/DVD. Please ...
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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 ...