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The functionality being referenced when talking about playing Windows games on Steam OS (which is a Linux derivative) is not currently present in the current releases of Steam OS. The functionality in question is actually licensed from Nvidia and is the same streaming technology used in the Nvidia Shield, and will appear in Steam OS closer to its official ...


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If you're playing a 'Games for Windows Live' enabled game, you should be able to shut it off through the fancy Windows Live menu that appears get when you press and hold the Guide button (the big green X in the center). If you're not playing a Windows Live, enabled game, it looks like you're out of luck; the only way to shut off your controller short of ...


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Different versions of the game are not, but can be made compatible (with help from a program) I found a program, Black Chocobo, that allows to make the files compatible between many different versions including the steam version, old PC version, PlayStation save version, etc. The program advertises compatibility between different formats and with the time ...


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It's a bit of a hassle to set up. Before I start, here's an installer for the end result, if you are willing to trust me. You'll only need to rename the VC redist as described at the end of this answer. This installer applies Microsoft compatibility shims to remove the "Administrator required" flag from the launcher. How to create your own Shim database ...


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Perhaps you should look at Jeff Atwood's blog on sound cards from May 4th, 2011. The default, built-in sound chips on most motherboards have evolved from "totally crap" to "surprisingly decent" in the last 5 years. But besides that, in this era of ubiquitous quad core CPUs nearing 4 GHz, it'd be difficult to make a plausible case that you ...


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On your official linked page there is a explanation: It's not playing on our Steam machine, as it seems, it's more a streaming technology. In-home Streaming You can play all your Windows and Mac games on your SteamOS machine, too. Just turn on your existing computer and run Steam as you always have - then your SteamOS machine can stream those ...


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Consider using a tool like GameSave Manager which can take a back & restore your save games. As for patches, there's no way to save them I believe.


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If you install the Logitech Gaming Software drivers, you can have it automatically change the dpi and sensitivity based on which game you're launching. That may be the most elegant solution.


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The most common savegame locations are: My Documents (usually subfolders, often 'My Games' or the publisher's name) Saved Games folder introduced in Vista (I think) AppData (C:\Users\%account%\AppData) Steam's userdata folder (in the Steam directory, usually backed up automatically to the cloud) The game's folder, mostly used by ancient games


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This Microsoft knowledgebase article may help. They recommend two methods: Method 1: Manually enable flow control in the transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) directions To manually enable flow control for the Gigabit network connection, follow these steps: Click Start, type ncpa.cpl in the Start Search box, and then click ncpa.cpl in the ...


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I may have a solution/workaround if you're using windows 8.1: Make your "secondary" (the one you want the game to display the game on) as primary. Right-click your taskbar and unlock it. Drag and drop your "primary" taskbar (The one with the clock) to your now secondary monitor (the one you don't want the game to be displayed on) Right-click your taskbar ...


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After some digging I found that it's from Nvidia Shadowplay, which I'd inadvertently enabled recently.


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This would help with things like map and texture load, as opposed to rendering. The problem is, you need to get the map/texture information onto the RAM drive and also point the game at it. Essentially, you would need to install the game onto the RAM drive every single time you booted your computer. Why does it not help beyond map loading etc? Because ...


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You can use a utility to rebind keys to other keys, or manually hack your registry to do so. Here's the source MSKB article that they used. For instance, the following registry key will swap F11 and LWIN: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Keyboard Layout] "Scancode ...


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@agent86 had a fairly good answer. I've tested the following step-by-step solution which is essentially what he suggested. Please note that this is a fairly convoluted method of running Reversi. First, get a copy of DOSBox and install it inside Vista. If you don't have a copy of Windows 3.1 on your hard drive already, see this guide on how to create one ...


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It is not possible to respec or adjust your point expenditures in general. The reset button would be more accurately called an Undo button. It only works on points you've allocated since opening the squad screen. Once you close the menu, your selections are locked in.


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Only certain versions have been able to get away with playing without the disc. Bethisda released an official Fallout 3 patch (1.7) which is supposed to remove the need for the CD and get rid of that error. Go to http://fallout.bethsoft.com/eng/downloads/updates.php. (You might need to specify your age first, and then reload the above URL) and download and ...


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If you have the spare ram, it is definitely worth it to dedicate some of it to a ramdisk. I have an 8 Gb ramdisk for my computer. I also have a 60 gb OCZ Vertex 3 SSD. The Ramdisk (although severely limited in storage) is 70-100x faster than my ssd in some areas. My ssd has seq read/write speeds of ~11000 mb/s and ~14000 mb/s respectively. If you were to ...


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A quick search reveals several such questions about this setup and the functionality you request for WoW and other MMOs. The only consistent solution that seems prevalent and that works for most it seems is the use of AutoHotkey. Here's a WoW related thread of suggested setup.


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Aha! Updating the video drivers makes things work! Magic!


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Your summed up question: What do you need to use a 360 controller on a PC and is there any difference in wired vs wireless? My summed up answer: If you are going with wired controllers then you just need the controller. They connect to PC and the Console via a USB cable. If you are connecting wireless then you need a receiver for your computer. These come ...


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Yes, it's fine as far as the game files are concerned; I've done this with an external drive on two different PCs, and after upgrading PCs. A problem does arise however when game saves are stored on the Windows partition; some games do this, some games don't. Steam Cloud games should be fine either way, but certain games might be looking in (Active Windows ...


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Fullscreen games tend to be limited to the primary monitor (primary output). You can move windowed games to another monitors at some performance cost though. If you set the window to borderless, it will look just fine.


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One option is to switching your machine to "projector only" mode. Hit "windows key" + P and select projector only mode. This will treat your machine as having only one monitor (in this case, the secondary monitor). You won't see any more output on your laptop screen, but you will be able to play the game fullscreen on your secondary monitor without ...


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Note: I do not have Windows 8.1 so I cannot entirely verify this. Source. Windows stores apps like Jetpack Joyride in a folder located in your Program Files. It's a hidden folder so go to View -> Hidden Items. The folder is called "WindowsApps". In order to access this folder you'll have to take ownership of it. Follow these instructions to do that. Then ...


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They are stored in your documents folder in the path: %USERPROFILE%\My Documents\My Games\Reckoning


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Open this folder: ...\Steam\steamapps\common\team fortress 2\tf\custom\myleetdingaling\sound\ui (...where myleetdingaling can be anything at all.) Put the file here and make sure it's called hitbeep.wav. If your hitbeep is an MP3 file (or something other than a Wave file), you can convert it to the .wav format with VLC. If you want an hitbeep but you ...


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Solved! After days of downloading different drivers for my video card, I decided to start from scratch, so here's what I did: Went to "Manage" system on the "My Computer" icon (right click for menu), and then "Device Manager" Uninstalled the driver on my video device. Restart and then go to AMD/ATI website to look for the new drivers. Instead of ...


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Yes, that is the only folder you need to copy to back up your saved games (I've done this before). Be sure to patch Halo after re-install before copying back the save data, as I believe the patch causes the game to overwrite that folder.



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