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Questions tagged [pc]

The PC tag should be used for questions about PC-specific problems with a game, and the tweaking of a PC configuration to best accommodate gaming. Applies to all of Linux, Windows and macOS.

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How to increase the difficulty in Crysis 2?

I had a bug in game which made me change difficulty to very easy. And now I am unable to increase the difficulty again after passing that chapter. How do I change the difficulty?
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Cannot use Keyboard/Mouse?

I can use the scroll wheel to select menu options, and I can click to fire, but it seems only my xbox 360 gamepad will allow me to aim or move. Which is terrible because I can't aim with my left thumb ...
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Is there a functional difference between the console and PC versions of the LEGO games?

I'm wondering if there are any different play areas (added or missing) between the PC editions of the LEGO games (Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, etc) and their console equivalents. I'm also ...
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The HUD is gone / mispositioned?

So I think I've broken the game a little. The entire HUD seems to have vanished, and there's no option setting, or button combination to get it back. When changing zones, a little of the HUD comes ...
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Can you disable automatic memories?

I have recently been playing sims 3 including all expansions so far. Generations has memories, which is great, except that everything seems to be a memory. Every time the game come up with a memory, I ...
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What can I do if none of my weapons seem to work?

I've played a few levels of Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light with a friend yesterday, and ran into the most vexing behavior. I was playing as Totec, and whenever I was using a weapon other than ...
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How Does the Fable 3 co-op chat work?

I've been playing some Fable 3 co-op, and I can't figure it out! How can I chat with my co-op partner?
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Is there a quick-save shortcut?

Is there a quick-save and/or quick-load shortcut in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?
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What are the conditions and effects of grabbing a suppressed enemy?

Inspired by this question: What happens if you use Skarner's ultimate and then Flash? we can ask what does happen when an ally grabs a pulled-by-skarner enemy? Does it cancel Skarner's ultimate ...
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Where can I get Jones in the Fast Lane?

Sierra had a 1990 game called Jones in the Fast Lane which my family used to have the CD for but now it's been lost. Does anyone know of a legal way to get this game other than buying an old CD off of ...
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How do I get all parts of my HUD to stick around in DX:HR

So, I'm pretty sure when I started playing DX:HR, the display for my "hotbar," or 1-0 keys, was constantly around as long as I wasn't at Sarif Industries. Yet now, later in the game, I'm noticing that ...
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Deus Ex: Human Revolution mouse lag?

I've just installed DX:HR via Steam, and I've noticed there's really bad mouse/keyboard lag in the game. Framerate seems fine for the most part, but when I move the mouse, there's about a quarter or ...
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Is it possible to run Minecraft on AGP Aperture Size?

I want to force Minecraft to use AGP Aperture Size. I played Minecraft on GeForce4 MX with AGPX8 (64 mb) but it burned one day so now I am using builded-in videocard. My current AGP Aperture Size is ...
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How do I troubleshoot Cryostasis' abysmal performance?

I just installed Cryostasis from GamersGate. I tried playing it but I can barely move. I have set everything at low or off, including Physx. I have turned off and on hardware acceleration (is it ...
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How to improve sniping on Mass Effect?

I found myself needing the sniper more and more as I get into Mass Effect, taking out targets from fairly far ranges. How can I reduce my sway when zoomed in, and efficiently take out my targets with ...
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Why can I not sometimes hijack a helicopter, and instead hang beneath it getting ripped to shreds?

Sometimes when I try to hijack a helicopter on Just Cause 2 (when the army are after me), I grapple onto the bottom and just hang there with no hijack option. I proceed to get shot by the ground ...
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How can I fix the mouse lag on the PC version of Dead Space?

When I try and play the PC version of Dead Space the mouse is sluggish and unresponsive regardless of how high I set the sensitivity. Is there a fix for this?
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What's the best way to run PC games like RCT3 on a Mac?

OK, I've got a PC version of Rollercoaster Tycoon 3 on PC CD-ROM, but I've upgraded to a Mac (MacBook Pro OSX Snow Leopard specifically) and I want to re-install it. I understand there are a number ...
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Running Battlefield 3 with 2 x 9600gt in SLI [closed]

I am currently running: Quad core Q6600 overclocked to 3.2ghz 4GB DDR3 RAM 2 x 9600gt 1GB running in an SLI configuration MSI Platinum motherboard SSD for storage Will this rig be expected to be ...
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Using Microsoft Kinect on a PC

Microsoft recently released an SDK for the Kinect for Windows development. Does that mean if I go buy a Kinect, I can use it on my PC now? I'm a developer and would like to fidget around with it, but ...
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Can I play Steam games without running Steam in the background?

Is there a way I can play without having Steam running in the background?
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Smoke causes FPS to drop to almost unplayable levels

While everything else runs very smoothly, any kind of smoke (from smoke grenades, mortar, tank guns, collapsing buildings) slows graphics down to single digit FPS. The effect is proportional to the ...
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How to cap frame rate (or GPU usage) in Just Cause 2 PC?

I play Just Cause 2 PC on my Radeon 4850 (single slot) and no matter how I tweak the graphic settings (from lowest to highest), Afterburner utility keeps telling me that JC2 is using ~99% GPU ...
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How do you get past the Halon system in Cyberia?

This has bothered me since I was a child when I thought I was king of the world on a 386 packard bell. There is a game called Cyberia that was for the PC and in this game you had to complete a series ...
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Is there a black version of the chicken suit, without having to paint it?

In Fable-3, are there multiple ways to get the chicken suit, ending in multiple default suit colors?
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If I restart Fable 3, do I get to keep any of my weapons or equipment from the previous game?

Since there doesn't seem to be a way to try alterante endings (without restarting and losing my save), do I at least get the benefit from previous run throughs?
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GTA IV - Out of Commission - Helicopter bug

I am on the last mission of GTA 4 - Out of Commission (PC) and cannot finish due to the bug with getting on the helicopter. I have read some terrible hacks to get it to work e.g. use Fraps, but that ...
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What is the default keyboard layout for Fable 3 on the PC?

I managed to find the combat settings, and figure out how to change those, but I'm still looking for ways to access, for example, the main menu from the keyboard. Any pointers?
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Is there a way to reduce or prevent crashing when trading?

I've always had trouble when buying caravan cards. It seems that if I try to buy too many, when I "accept" the transaction, the game will pause, and then crash. I've had some success at getting around ...
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How to disable motion blur for PC Fable III?

How do you disable motion blur? I'm playing on the PC via Steam. What I'm seeing is similiar to the "drunk" blurred vision effect in GTA (but more subtle).
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How do I run GKART?

I've downloaded and installed GKART but now I can't figure out how to run the game. Two icons were added to my desktop, one is Garena Messenger and one is gkart, but running any of them only opens a ...
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Anyone know how to solve the Missing Mesh signs when using Harvest Flora Mod?

I've dug up Oblivion again and installed my favorite mods. Among other things "Harvest Flora". Unfortunately I get a lot of these ugly yellow exclamation marks ingame (they go away if I disable the ...
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Street fighter 4 on laptop

I just get a street fighter 4 pc version and installed on laptop machine. however, it is really slow. My laptop is 2 dual-core CPU and 3G mem, and with integrated video card... is there any workaround?...
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How to change targeted mob in Dungeon Siege 3?

I recently installed Dungeon Siege 3 and I was very excited about the Game. I think it´s great but there is one thing, that really bugs me out. How can I change the selected mob? I mean, if a mob is ...
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Wolfenstein (2009) level skip

Anyone know how to skip levels in Wolfenstein? I lost my savegame and want to skip to the airship bit. I'm on a PC Thanks! edit: I found this, which basically looks like it adds savegames from all ...
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Does Red Faction: Armageddon require Steam?

Seeing Red Faction: Armageddon has Steamworks (Steam Achievements and VAC) but on no other distributors page I checked steam is being mentioned, I was wondering: Does Red Faction: Armageddon require ...
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How can I use my PS3 controller with my PC? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use my PS3 controller on a PC? I have a Windows 7 PC and am having problems with my PS3 controller. Does anybody know how to get my PS3 controller linked up to my PC so ...
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Does Dungeon Siege 3 support USB gamepad controllers?

I've played through Dungeon Siege 3's demo, and I couldn't ever get a good handle on the movement controls; I found movement cumbersome, and (no doubt to weeks of playing League of Legends) kept ...
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how to change active character in Dungeon Siege 3?

can i change the first character when playing in local co-op mode on pc ? just the second player can change his character when he leaves the game and joins again, then he can choose who he wants to ...
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The Witcher 2 - The Butcher of Cidaris Quest Bug?

This is my first playthrough and I think I started this quest without realising it. When I first got to Chapter 2 there was too much going on at once and so it got slightly confusing, so a lot of ...
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Will Duke Nukem Forever support LAN games?

Does anyone have information about this? I really hope this feature will be included in the game.
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Technical guide for setting up a LAN party?

Are there any good how-to or technical guides for setting up a LAN and/or any other sundry issues surrounding putting together a LAN party? The greener the intended audience the better. (I am fairly ...
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Comparing TN vs. IPS LCD monitors for gaming

Having never owned an LCD desktop monitor, I'm wondering what the advantages and disadvantages are between owning a TN and an IPS monitor in regards to gaming performance. While I know there are ...
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Can you combine mutagens in The Witcher 2?

I know you can sometimes spontaneously create them when performing alchemy if you have the skills, and I'm constantly picking up lesser variants off of dead enemies. However, since mutagens are not ...
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Does glyph quality increase a tree's return rate?

In "The Void", does the quality of the donor glyph determine the amount of nerva a tree returns? What besides the amount of color determines how much a tree returns?
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PES 2011 skills training

While playing Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 ('Become a Legend' mode), under Personal -> Training I do not see any progress with respect to the skills I chose (in my case, 1-on-1) and the playing role (...
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In Portal 2, can you transfer ps3 saved data to a pc to continue playing with same profile?

Since you get both versions is it possible to start on one platform and move to another? Is there a way or need to convert files?
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How to defeat a static army with lots of cannons?

Against the computer, I am sometimes (too often for my taste) faced with armies that are mostly composed of reinforcements that never reached their target and that the computer joined together, with a ...
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How do I find out who is voice chatting in TDU2?

Test Drive Unlimited 2, while fun, is seriously marred by an immature player-base. Having to put up with a semi-constant stream of profanity is wearing me thin, to the point where I'm considering ...
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How do I use my MIDI drums in Guitar Hero World Tour for PC?

I've got my electronic Fame MIDI drum connected to my PC. It supports MIDI. Now I want to use this in Guitar Hero World Tour. GHWT does not seem to recognise my drum controller. I downloaded the ...