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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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Does Brink use GFWL or Steamworks?

I heard in some previews that Brink would have used Steamworks but today I went on an online store and the PC cover shows the logo Game For Windows Live. Can you clarify which is the truth? I am ...
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How to install bomb in Project IGI Mission 2

I am playing Project IGI 1 and I am on Mission 2. In this mission I got all the bombs/weapon I need to blast the tank. But when I plant it by clicking the mouse it exploded. I checked out some you ...
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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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Dirt 2: Any way to avoid all the startup splash screens?

Dirt 2 must have the most startup splash screens I've ever seen in a PC game. Sometimes I avoid firing it up because of how long it takes to load up. Is there any way to just jump right into the ...
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How do I run my game in full screen? [closed]

I am using a lenovo z560 laptop but the game runs in the center of the screen but not in full screen. How do I make it appear in full screen?
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What does “console port” mean in relation to games?

I read some user reviews for Crysis 2 and some people complain that it's not a great PC game because it's a console port. I'm trying to figure out (without success) what console port means. Of course ...
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Can a PS2 Dual Shock work with Call of Duty: Black Ops for PC?

Title says it all. I'm a newbie when it comes to this stuff. :)
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Lock ups when playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2

After around 15 minutes of playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2, my computer completely locks up with the game's image on screen and the last second of sound constantly looping. I have to hard restart ...
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Can DLC for the PC version of Dragon Age 2 be installed mid-game?

For the PC version specifically, can i install the Black Emporium, load my current game (started with no DLC) and continue it, with the Black Emporium available?
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Can Portal 2 co-op be played between PC and PS3 Steam linked accounts?

The PS3 version of Portal 2 comes with a code to link it to a Steam account. Apparently this allows you to play on both the PC and PS3 with one purchase. Can this be used to play co-op between the ...
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Pause during cutscenes

Is it possible to pause GTA IV (PC version, via Steam) during cutscenes? And if so, how?
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Using PS3 Navigation Controller on PC

How can I use the PS3 Navigation Controller on PC? I want to substitute WASD with the Navigator to play FPS. I think it can be more ergonomic.
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How can I determine the bottleneck in my gaming rig? [duplicate]

I have a Dell Dimension E510. Its most important gaming specs are: Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz CPU 1 GB of RAM (with a max of 4 GB) ATI Radeon X300 with 128 MB Typically I enjoy playing Counter Strike ...
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Weapon and Staff Choices in Magicka

Does anyone have a list handy of the various items that you can find spread throughout the campaign? A list of their effects would also be appreciated.
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The Da Vinci Disappearance

I got the PC version last week and completed it. Now I'm wanting to play the DLC The Da Vinci Disappearance. Everywhere I read it says the PC version includes it. So.. where does it start? I've long ...
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How to stop Assassin's Creed's speech from desynching?

It is really annyoing since in cutscenes I spend about half the time watching lips moving and gestures finishing to something said half a minute ago :-( This problem seems to occur rather often, but ...
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Move saved games from Wii to PC

My younger son (3) broke the disc for our Wii version of Lego Star Wars, The Complete Saga. My older son (7) would like to play it some more, and I'm thinking of just buying it for the PC through ...
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Can the house limit be circumvented?

Appearently in Viva Piñata one can only build a limit amount of houses despite having loads of space left. Can this be changed somehow, maybe via a mod? It would really be nice to be able and build ...
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In M.U.G.E.N, how do I resize the stages?

Well, I recently asked a question on how to resize the background in the selection menu, but now I have this question to ask. Out of my 50 stages, about 15 or so are too zoomed in. This causes the ...
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In M.U.G.E.N, how do I resize the background in the select screen page?

Hopefully you guys know what M.U.G.E.N is, but I'm going to explain to the people that don't. It's basically a two-dimensional fighting game where you put your own fighters, stages, music, backgrounds ...
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Flying helicopters in GTA IV using the keyboard

Short of buying a gamepad, what can I do to improve my control of helicopters using the keyboard in GTA IV - The Ballad of Gay Tony? I am stuck on a mission where I have to blow up a yacht and then ...
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Fallout 3 Freezing

Can anyone tell me why Fallout 3 GOTY edition keeps freezing after playing a certain time? Already updated the video card driver. Windows updated. Using Windows XP. Display card is ATI HDI48XX series. ...
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How do I deploy the parachute in Assassins Creed Brotherhood for PC?

I've finished Leonardo's missions and he's given me a parachute but forgot to include the instructions. Already read that you need to press X on an Xbox to deploy it but I'm playing on my PC and can't ...
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Identify a green shard spell in Magicka

Playing co-op I saw a wicked area of effect spell where large green glass-like shards shot up through the ground in a circle around the mage. How can I cast this or a similar spell? I forgot to ask ...
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How does the Co-op vs AI IP award system work?

I really like the new Co-op vs ai, match type introduced on LoL. AFAIK, it awards a reasonable good amount of IP for winning once per day, just like your First Win of the Day double IP Boost. I ...
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Can I lower the video quality settings using some extra configuration?

I lowered everything in the default options section of the game. Is there a way to lower them even further? Like a console command, or even configuring a file?
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Faction with Neriak in EverQuest 1

What is the easiest way to get my faction up with all(...or most) of Neriak? I need to be able to... Buy hate stones Bank Turn in 50g Mizr N`Mar for the rune for the Incandecent Mask Quest I really ...
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Shooting down helicopters in Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam

I dont know if anyone else out there has noticed but the Helicopters in Bad Company 2: Vietnam are stupidly hard to shoot down. I consider myself quite a Veteran at the original Bad Company 2 where ...
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BFBC2 Crashes on random screens

So far, I haven't been able to play BFBC2 yet. Sometimes, it crashes(and throws me back to the desktop) at the very first loading screen before the main menu. If it doesn't crash there, it will crash(...
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Changing Bad Company 2 field of view

I was told about the settings.ini file for BC:2 where you could increase your field of view. The default value looks like: Fov=55 I am wondering if there are any reasons I shouldn't do this, or if ...
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Perfect 180 turns and aiming

I've noticed when watching some films that some players are able to do instant and perfect 180 degree spins. For example, I come up from behind and start shooting and they instantly spin and are ...
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What important differences are there between the various online game distributors?

Last weekend, I decided I was going to buy a couple of games, which I haven't done in a while. I seem to remember a time when your choices consisted of either Steam, or... Steam. Now there seems to ...
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When I visit Shang Simla, the Sims 3 starts stuttering. What could cause this?

It only happens when i go to Shang Simla on a holliday, I've never had it since the start of the holiday and lowering graphics or reloading the game keeps the lag. When I return home everything runs ...
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How can I run Plant vs Zombies in a resizable window mode?

I would like to play Plant vs Zombies in window mode but the result is a window too small for my actual resolution (1920x1200). Is it possible, using some external program and without changing my ...
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When I try to run Angry Birds, I get a resolution error. How do I fix this?

I want to run Angry Birds but it shows me this error: the maximum resolution is 1024*1024 My current resolution is 1024 * 768. What is the problem?
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How to unlock all SF4 characters, on PC?

I'm trying to unlock Akuma and Gouken on SF4 for PC (Steam Version, not Super Street Figher). So far I got Sakura, Dan, Gen, Rose and Fei Long. I explained how to unlock them in the answer. What am ...
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Prince of Persia Sands of Time problem

The latest Prince of Persia games run, but Sands of Time wont work and shows the video card compatibility problem on my PC .What should i do? Games released after and before sands of time runs fine on ...
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When “extending” my desktop across multiple monitors, how can I limit my mouse to one monitor when playing full-screen?

I have two monitors, and I often use the "extend" mode to work on both simultaneously as a large desktop. When playing games full-screen only one monitor is used, and that's fine. However, I would ...
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Home page for 3d Analyze

I want to try 3d Analyze to see if it can get Battlefield 2 working for me. When I Google 3d Analyze I get a thousand mirror sites. Not one of them looks like the actual "Home Page" of 3d Analyze. ...
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Is there a reward for re-completing Hell's Precipice mission?

Does anyone know if there is now a reward for completing this mission again? Essentially re-completing the Prophecies campaign? I can't find any info here, http://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Hell'...
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Dungeon Siege 2 has no sound during cinematics

I'm trying to run my Dungeon Siege 2 game on Windows 7 64-bit and it has no sound during cinematics, but sound works during gameplay. What could the cause be and how could I fix it?
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Tidalis: How do you solve 71-Reaction Action?

I can't seem to find a way of solving this Tidalis puzzle 71 "Reaction Action!" that has 4 colour reactive blocks in the centre. Every time it ends in disaster, there's no way I can clear 55 blocks by ...
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What new content does City of Heroes: Going Rogue have for existing toons?

Can anyone run through what changes this expansion makes to the game? I have a number of existing characters and I am unable to find any information about how the new content works for existing ...
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Getting Battlefield 2 to run on my laptop?

I have a nice laptop. It is not fantastic but it rates in the high 6 and low 7 on the windows 7 user experience. I tried to run Battlefield 2 and it will not run. I get the splash screen then a ...
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Should I buy a gamepad or joystick for PC gaming on my Media Center?

We've started playing Madagascar and Lego Star Wars on our Windows media center PC connected to the TV. Using the wireless keyboard works but isn't ideal. What kind of gaming controller would you ...
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Games run way too fast. Setting affinity doesn't work at all. How in the world do I make the game run normal speed?

Games like Day Of Defeat and Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising run way too fast (x2) but even if I change the affinity in the task manager so the games use only one CPU, there is no noticeable change ...
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External Mods to locate specific blocks? [closed]

I'm looking for clay blocks, and they are quite hard to find. I know that I could simply edit my inventory and add more clay blocks, but that doesn't quite have the same "fun" factor as setting out in ...
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Are there any additional quests/expansions for Dragon Age that are not developed by Bioware? [closed]

After a whole year, and before Dragon Age 2, I am having a second playthrough. I would love to add some additional content to spice up a bit the fun, and I was hoping for some extra developed by some ...
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ZBoard keyboard for PC?

I currently have a Logitech MX 5000 keyboard for my PC. I've been playing WoW on it for about 2 years (maybe longer, but I'm not certain), but it has a problem where it suddenly just "wigs out" on me. ...
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Nothing but lockups for me

So I bought Black Ops for my PC about a month ago, because a couple of my friends were harassing me to no end to get it. The game is fairly fun (Zombies is awesome), but I've dealt with nothing but ...