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Use this tag for questions about the PC as a gaming platform, PC platform-specific game interaction, or the tweaking of a PC configuration for gaming. Otherwise, just state that you are playing on PC in the question body without using the tag. This tag covers Linux, Windows, and macOS.

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How do I change the active goal for Bioshock Remastered (PC)?

I'm playing Bioshock Remastered for PC (via Steam). I'm in Acadia and I've just been given the 'Invent the Lazarus Vector' quest. This quest has two parts, and it helpfully flashed up a tutorial ...
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Suddenly games are crashing in my laptop. They used to work once [closed]

I have a few games in my laptop. Some of them are WWE2K22, FIFA 23, Sekiro Die Twice, Dead Space 3, A plague tale requiem, Call of Duty Ghosts, God of War 2018, etc. I used to play all these games (...
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In the Wing Commander game series, was there a technical reason to use a dark blue background for space?

I've always wondered why the VGA DOS version of many Wing Commander games uses a dark blue background for space, even though in real life it is pitch black. A palette limitation was my first thought, ...
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What's going on with these Steam updates that have small downloads but HUGE patching stages? [duplicate]

For the last year or two, I've noticed that some games on Steam have small download sizes but patches (disk-writes) that are significantly bigger. For example, this World of Warships patch - 1gb ...
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Is Elden Ring on PC considered to be worse than the console versions?

I watched this video (0:58) today where the narrator mentioned frequent frame rate drops and glitchy graphics (among other things) on the PC port of Elden Ring. The narrator concluded that the PC port ...
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My friend has a Terraria server running and Rust open at the same time, how can I join their Terraria server?

Title. The steam GUI when I right click on them only shows Rust options, nothing for Terraria. The Terraria server works and I was in it, left for a second, and now I can't join back, due to them ...
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How can I apply certain Xbox controller keybinds depending on the position of the analog/joysticks on Windows 10?

I'm looking to bind the following functionality to my Xbox Series S controller via Steam's controller input, for one game only: Pressing the controller's X button actually presses K on the keyboard, ...
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why do VALORANT and the Riot Client have two desktop shortcuts each?

I started downloading VALORANT via the Epic Games store. The Riot Client was then automatically downloaded along with it. I'm fine with that, but then I saw that four desktop shortcuts had been made - ...
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Is there a way to change/mod/reconfigure/cheat BioShock 1's hacking mini-game, to something less tedious?

I played BioShock 2 before BioShock 1. I got used to the BioShock 2 hacking mini-game, which is much faster to finish and does not stop the game while you're hacking (fight while you hack!), unlike ...
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How do I configure Terraria to treat a jump key press as a tap rather than a hold?

In Terraria, I am trying to always do the minimum jump. I would like to make it so pressing the jump key is treated as tapping it instantly and not held at all.  I have a Windows 10 laptop. How would ...
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Dualshock 4 controller connected but not detected

I have a DS4 controller and I've installed DS4Windows by Jay2Kings and my controller worked until I decided to upgrade it to the ryochan7 version. The controller was obviously disconnected so i had to ...
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Connecting an Xbox 360 controller to Windows 10 with a wireless receiver with no sync button

I have a generic wireless receiver which I have set up as an Xbox 360 wireless receiver using the microsoft official drivers, but the device does not have a sync button. It does have a button but it ...
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Does changing mouse speed on Windows 11 impact in-game mouse sensitivity?

So I was playing around with my mouse speed recently, when suddenly I wondered: is this changing my mouse sensitivity in games I play (VALORANT, The Finals, The Division 2, Noita, to name a few)? ...
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I get huge FPS drops when I move my mouse in certain games

As the title says, I am getting huge FPS drop in some games. Currently, I'm having issues in: Apex Legends Marauders 7 Days to Die What's happening is, when I'm not moving my mouse, that the FPS is ...
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How can I get screenshots of my Commander's or Holo-Me's face in each of the eight fundamental mouth positions for animating stop motion dialog?

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey added, among other things, the ability to walk around and emote. However, I've not yet found a way to control my character's face or otherwise cause my character to speak ...
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Resident Evil HD Remaster is stuttering, and movement is in slow motion

I just wanted to play Resident Evil 1 HD Remaster on my Asus TUF Gaming notebook, but it is a little bit unplayable. I have these problems: Cutscenes are stuttering, and in slow motion, subtitles are ...
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Toggling full screen mode causes a black screen and a resolution change in Fortnite

When I go on Fortnite and press FN and F11 to go to full screen, my screen turns black for a few seconds, and then it goes full screen, but the resolution gets worse. When I press FN and F11 to go ...
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How can I invert a gamepad button to avoid RSI?

The driving game Slipstream requires nearly uninterrupted pressing of my Logitech Dual Action gamepad's "gas pedal" button for minutes at a time. My physical therapist agrees that my ...
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Half Life 2, Episode 1 starts running slow in-game

I'm playing Half-Life 2, Episode 1 on a mediocre laptop. Half Life 2 ran perfectly after tinkering with the video settings. I understand that Episode 1 is more demanding on the graphics. The problem:...
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Is it possible to use PS4 remote play on PC while someone else uses another account to watch videos on YouTube?

Is it possible for me to use Windows PS4 remote play to play my games while someone else uses their profile on the PS4 to watch videos on YouTube, for example?
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Dishonored stopped working?

I have just bought Dishonored yesterday and it worked fine, but now sometimes when I open a door that goes to a different area a box pops up and says Dishonored has stopped working. The game then ...
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Epic Games - GTA 5 download speed stuck at 0

I started downloading GTA V on EPIC GAMES. After a while I was getting a constant 0 speed with minor spikes. It's been 4 days and the speed is still stagnant. What should I do ?
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Play old Lego.com games Junkbot and Worldbuilder, saving progress

Back in the day, Lego.com had some excellent games. I particularly enjoyed: Junkbot Junkbot Undercover (a.k.a. Junkbot 2) Worldbuilder Worldbuilder 2 These games are no longer on Lego.com, but are ...
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Equivalent of Nintendo Seal of Quality for non-Nintendo titles?

There are so many games today, it is hard to distinguish which ones are worth our time. The gaming industry, like many others, are driven by profits and marketing does a very good job to get the ...
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What does the shadow cache option exactly do in the Resident Evil 4 remake?

The Resident Evil 4 remake on PC has the graphics option "shadow cache". What does it exactly do? The comparison picture they provide does not really show any difference. Is it dynamic or ...
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What is the difference between high and normal Ray Tracing in the Resident Evil 4 remake?

I started playing the game recently, and it has optimisation issues, especially in VRAM usage. However, I noticed Ray Tracing has a high and normal setting, that can be changed to reduce VRAM. I can’t ...
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How can I re-enable the weapon wheel?

In Assassin's Creed 4, the weapon wheel is gone by default on the PC. This can create problems when selecting throwing knives, for example. In addition, those who don't have a scroll wheel have ...
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JRE issue with TLauncher and JDK issue with Eclipse IDE

I just want to try asking here what is the solution with conflicting Java installers (JRE & JDK) First is I have an Eclipse IDE which I used to practice coding and what comes with it is JDK 18 for ...
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How to fix God of War for PC from crashing almost immediately?

I have been trying to run God of War on my PC, but it crashes within one to two minutes of playing. The "bug splat" from the game says that my GPU may be the issue and suggests that I ...
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Is there any way to prevent an Xbox Controller from opening Windows Magnifier?

I'm using an Xbox controller on PC and I find that there's some particular button combination (something + the guide button) that launches the Windows Magnifier accessibility ("ease of access") ...
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Can I change the account from outside the game by editing the system files?

I play a game on a PC and have several accounts and if I want to switch accounts I have to do it from within the game and it's very complicated, I'm curious if I can do it from outside the game for ...
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Rocket League controller only works on Press Any Button to Start screen

When I start Rocket League, I press a button on my controller at the screen that says "Press Any Button to Start". That brings up the main menu, but my controller no longer works to control ...
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How do I install StarCraft 1.18 on Wine with 64-bit Linux?

I'm trying to install the free StarCraft 1.8 on Linux using Wine. When I try to run the installer I receive a message: ".../StarCraft-Setup.exe" not supported on this system Do I need to ...
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What is the Mass Effect 3 Value for Miranda to edit in Save Edtior

I'm trying to toggle Miranda's Romance to True in ME3 right before I meet her for the third time in the apartment so I can trigger the romance dialog option. I have found ID Values for most of the ...
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How to increase the render resolution in God of War pc?

My laptop has 16GB RAM and a Geforce GTX 1060 6GB. The render resolution option is disabled in the game settings. Is it possible to increase it on my laptop, or is GTX incapable of it?
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Burnout Paradise addons for PC

I'm thinking about buying Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box on Steam. I also want the addons to the game, such as Big Surf Island and Cops and Robbers. Are they available for PC or only for consoles? ...
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Multi monitor setup: Mouse suddenly not locked to some games anymore

I've been using Windows 8.1 for a few weeks now, but since yesterday the mouse cursor stopped being locked to some games (Watch_Dogs, Dead Island). Watch_Dogs worked just fine two days ago, didn't try ...
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Audio and subtitle language Fix?

So I just installed dmc on my pc and the default language is Russian? Is there anyway to fix it?
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Using voice chat in Black Ops 2 on PC

I recently got Call of Duty Black Ops 2 for my PC. I also have a gaming headset with microphone and was wondering if anybody could tell me how to use it? Thanks.
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Is there a way to tell a Steam shortcut to open in big picture mode?

I have a monitor and a TV side by side. Sometimes I want to game from my couch and sometimes I want to sit and game at the computer. When I'm gaming at my desktop I don't have the TV on. When Steam ...
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How do I run old games on a screen that does not support lower resolutions?

How can I run old games that insist on a lower resolution (say, 640 × 480 or 800 × 600) when my display refuses to run at those resolutions? Most such games will run windowed, which works but is a bit ...
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How do I remotely view the screen of a PC that is playing a game?

I like to talk my dad through games, but it can be difficult without seeing his screen. Is there any solution, such as a remote desktop-type product, that would allow me to "stream" his ...
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Very low brightness after Windows Update graphics driver update

When I try to play Call of Duty, the brightness becomes very low and I can't revert it. This started after a graphics driver update through Windows Update. I tried to increase the brightness from the ...
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Can PS4 join a PC Bedrock Edition world and how?

I just bought Minecraft: Bedrock Edition on PC and I am trying to join my boyfriend on PS4. I was trying to look it up, but nothing is popping up on how to join cross-platform. Are we even able to ...
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How do I define and fix this issue of characters moving in one direction without me holding the movement key?

In many games, especially games where you walk around as a character, I have found that the characters often walk without my finger holding the key required. The character will usually walk ...
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How to turn off the "Hey, look at that -- Points!" notifications from Xbox Game Bar?

Every once in a while on the PC, mostly when I start playing a game but sometimes if I'm not playing anything, I get a little popup from the Xbox Game Bar that says "Hey, look at that -- Points! ...
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Does RAM matter for FPS?

So far, I was under the impression that it's the GPU which is responsible for FPS in a game. But looking at Cyberpunk 2077 forums, many say that they had an FPS boost after upgrading their RAM from 8 ...
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Taking multiple screenshots during gameplay

How can I take multiple screenshots from a PC game during playing?
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Gaming using 2-port powerline: Lag spikes only when YouTube is running?

My S/O and I are currently using a 2-port powerline adapter, and we get speeds around 30up/30down with ~12 ping. It seems that our setup works completely fine except in the situation where someone is ...
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Third Person Mode for Portal / Portal 2

I picked up Portal and Portal 2 when they were on sale on Steam a few weeks back. I think these could be really good games, but I (for whatever reason) get vertigo when playing first person games. Is ...

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