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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Name of an old game about a spy infiltrating a fortress [closed]

I am going crazy trying to remember the name of a video game I used to play as a kid (I'm 35 now). It was an old 2D platformer-shooter, with an eminently pixel-art style, where you played some sort of ...
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Do I need an "EMR" to use the paddles on a Scuf controller?

Scuf is one of the top brands of third-party, professional-quality controllers for gaming. Their controllers all come with back paddles. During checkout, it asks if I want "EMR" for an ...
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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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Is it normal for GPU utilization to be locked at 100%?

Playing Trek to Yomi and at max on a 3080 and 1440p UW I'm getting close to 200fps, but GPU utilization is at 100% and temps are super high. To optimize for better temps, I tried using the ingame ...
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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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Does Circuit Superstars support splitscreen with two (identical) controllers?

Is it possible to play Circuit Superstars in split screen (i.e. local multiplayer) with two (identical) controllers? I know that the game's Steam page mentions both Split Screen and Full controller ...
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What type of attribute does a controller have to have to play games like Bayonetta for PC?

I am not a gamer. I bought a generic PS2 controller, a really bad controller by the way. I played some games with it normally like Tomb Raider III (Steam version). I tried to use it to play Bayonetta ...
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Xbox controller disconnects immeditely on pc

I have had this problem off and on and I'm not sure what is causing it. The batteries are full (I have rechargable batteries) but when I put on the controller (xbox one) it connects briefly to the pc ...
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Open source and not for profit alternative to Metacrict and OpenCrict [closed]

Are there any sites like Metacrict or OpenCricit focused on video games that are open source, provide data easily and are built entirely by the community and not for profit?
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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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Steam streaming changes my default communication device

I have a Windows 11 PC with speakers as the default audio device and headphones as the default communication device. I sometimes use Steam stream games to other devices. Whenever I finish streaming my ...
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Xbox One bluetooth controller doesn't register two trigger presses at the same time, how to fix?

With a bluetooth Xbox One controller on a Windows PC, it seems like the Z Axis registers identical inputs when I press both triggers at the same time as when I don't press anything at all, as shown ...
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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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How do I add/Invite my friend on Warframe Crossplay?

Crossplay is here! But how do I use it? I'm on PS4 and my friends are on Xbox and PC. How do I invite them to join me?
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Are saves from Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box compatible with Burnout Paradise Remastered?

I own Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box on Steam. If I purchase Burnout Paradise Remastered, will I be able to import my old save file from The Ultimate Box?
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How do I load saved games from another hard drive in Skyrim?

My C: drive is getting full and one of the big issues is all of my Skyrim saved games. I've installed an internal SSD (A:) strictly for Steam games and have transferred Steam to that drive. However, ...
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Can I still get Steam achievements if mods are enabled on GTA V?

I am about to mod my copy of GTA V. However, I am unsure if this will affect achievements, in case I accidentally earn some while modded. If I were to play a modded GTA V, can I still earn ...
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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 the modded Skyrim play time inclusive of unmodded Skyrim play time?

I've been playing Skyrim SE recently and I wanted to see my total modded and unmodded playtime. So I'm trying to see the time played when loading a character. It says I've played 58 hours on the ...
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Poor graphics and behavior on Red Dead Redemption 2 on Steam

Just got a new PC with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 32 GB of Ram, 500 GB SSD, and 1 TB HHD, 12th Gen Intel I7 12 core, 25 MB cache, 2.1 to 4.9 GHz, Windows 11 OS. I'm running this with a Samsung ...
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Sudden FPS drop in Cemu BOTW caused by unknown monster only

Using latest Cemu 1.26.2f with AMD Radeon HD 7800, I get a solid 27-30 FPS with the default settings. But whenever Link is facing in the direction of this monster (looking south from Riverside Stable ...
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How can I erase my save & start fresh in Crypt of the Necrodancer on Steam for PC?

I've just started up Crypt of the Necrodancer: Amplified on Steam for PC for the first time in ages. I'm playing version 3, the update that dropped today, and it seems like I've got an old save loaded ...
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How to transfer Steam and/or Skyrim to another PC without drivers? [closed]

My school has restrictions on the computers, pretty much just not having access to admin stuff, and I want to put Skyrim from Steam onto my laptop. I can download anything to a hard drive and download ...
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How can I tell which expansion packs were activated for a particular town?

As you know, you can pick which expansion packs to play with in a Sims 3 game. And for me, I use different ones for different towns (save files). Now, I want to go back to an older save, but I can't ...
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How can I play games that need Quicktime? [duplicate]

I am trying to play Gundam 0079: The War for Earth for PC on Windows 10, but every time I boot it up it does not work. It says "Quicktime was not installed right", or something like that. ...
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How do I preserve my save data

I recently got a hankering to play the game again. I've forgotten a fair amount of the game mechanics, and wanted to run through the first bit of the game again. However, my last game is about 66% of ...
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How to decrease render distance in GTA San Andreas?

Is there any way to decrease render distance in GTA San Andreas? I browsed on Google and there are tons of mods out there to increase it but none to decrease it. And I want it because GTA SA just runs ...
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Can a VGA monitor be used with a 16-bit console?

Planning to buy this bad boy - Sega Mega Drive II The problem: Not sure if it will work with my VGA Monitor. Don't have a TV. I'm assuming it would work if I buy this AV 2 VGA Converter and connect ...
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Is there a website to find games by gameplay elements? [closed]

Is there a website where you can find games not just by genre, but also by specific gameplay elements? I'm thinking of something similar to how Pandora music streaming tags songs with specific musical ...
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How to copy Genshin Impact into another PC/Laptop?

I can't seem to find information online for how to copy a Genshin Impact installation to another computer. My internet speed is bad, so instead of downloading it again, I think it would be more ...
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Do I have to re-buy Minecraft?

I was playing Minecraft some months ago on my Mac since my PC was broken. During that time I had to migrate to Microsoft, and it worked perfectly. Now I got my PC back and when I log in into minecraft....
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