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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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Why does my Civilization 5 Demo crash around turn 12? I use Windows 7

I'm trying to play the demo of Civilization 5, but I've twice now had the game crash at around turn 12. What can I do to resolve this? Computer: Windows 7 64 bit Core 2 Quad 8 GB Memory NVIDIA ...
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Are there any PC games that utilize the Wii Remote's 3D functionality? [closed]

Are there any PC games (windows or linux) that support the wiimote? Specifically, games that don't just map the mouse, but use data from the gyroscope (like Wii Sports games: tennis, golf). I want to ...
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How can I sync/store my PC save games to a cloud?

I want to store my saves in a cloud network so I can access them anywhere. I would like to have a specific folder on my HDD, for example D:\GameSaves, to be automatically sync in the background. I'm ...
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What are the differences between Normal edition and the GotY (Game of the Year) edition?

All that I can find is the Zomvatar (zombie avatar) maker. Are there other differences between the editions?
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Where is the light on the Pip-Boy 3000A?

The text during the loading screens talk about a light on the Pip-Boy, and tell you that having it turned on decreases your ability to sneak. Where is this light located, and how to turn it on/off. (...
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How to holster your weapon in Fallout 3?

I just noticed (during a loading screen) that is possible to holster your weapon. I've checked the keys in the option, yet i was unable find anything related. So how do you holster your weapon.
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Are there any alternatives to Livestream and Justin.tv when it comes to streaming games? [closed]

Are there any alternative to Livestream and Justin.tv when it comes to streaming game footage from your PC? I currently use Livestream and it is a pretty good service, I'm just wondering if there are ...
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How to reset all achievements and stats on Modern Warfare 2?

Recently, I joined a game in MW2 on PC and a weird meter bar came up on the screen. Ten seconds later, I was cheerfully notified that all my achievements and prestiges etc had been unlocked for me, ...
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Plants vs. Zombies and Plants vs. Zombies GotY installed together

I have the original Plants vs. Zombies and the new Plants vs. Zombies Game of the Year edition. These are not Steam editions, but are just straight up boxed copies. My kids want to play the new ...
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Is GoldenEye: Source free?

I can't tell if you have to buy anything to play GoldenEye: Source. Is it free? Are there any good tutorials on getting this up and running?
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In Need For Speed: World, is there any gameplay difference between the Lustra, React and Glint packages?

NFS:W, after you painstakingly reach level 5, offers you a whooping choice of three performance upgrade packs: Lustra, React and Glint. As much as I'd rather get a new ride -- something that was far ...
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Can I restore my rank level back to where it was before a hacked Modern Warfare 2 server changed it?

I ended up in a hacked server. One of the hacks was - if you die by your own hand (such as falling off a skyscraper in my case) your rank (at your current prestige level) becomes 70. While this is ...
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How does the magnet work in Worms Reloaded?

I tried to launch the magnet on the terrain, it does some graphical effects and nothing more. How does it work and when should you use it?
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Call of Juarez: everytime stutter when loading something

I'm still at the start of the game but one thing is annoying as hell: whenever I'm maneuvering around in the map and the game needs to load something (e.g. a sound or such a thing), there's a stutter ...
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How does poison work in Worms Reloaded?

If a worm get poisoned in Worms Reloaded, is possible to remove it in some way? And another question, how often and how much life is removed when a worm is poisoned?
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Mouse moving out of the Game with dual screen

I'm using a dual-screen setup and some games seem to not lock the mouse to the screen, especially in Battlefield 2142 a while ago I often left the game with my cursor, which was bad when I tried to ...
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How to improve animations and textures in Fallout 3 GOTY?

I am planning to restart Fallout 3 now that I bought the GOTY edition (I had previously bought and played the normal version without addons). I remember that, when I played the first time, the only ...
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Football Manager Crash Dumps

I've a Football Manager 2010 game that continually crashes after a particular league match. When it crashes it generates a crash dump file. Does anyone know how to read this file so I might ...
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Place to meet gamers for co-op [closed]

I am looking for a place to meet similar minded gamers to play co-op with. I know Goozex has the playing now tab, but it is severely under utilized. (Left 4 Dead example). Xbox Live has the recent ...
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Is it possible to run Plants Vs. Zombies in 16:9 aspect ratio?

Is it possible to run plants vs zombies in 16:9 aspect ratio? I cannot find any setting for this. The registry entries also does not help.
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In Left 4 Dead 2, how do I join a server by IP?

My friend was playing some 10v10 on L4D2 the other night, I did a search of google and found a bunch of IP addresses for these 10v10 servers, but how do I join them? There is nowhere in game to enter ...
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How can I spectate VS games in Left 4 Dead 2?

Is there a way to enable players to connect to connect as spectators to a VS game in Left 4 Dead 2? And how can I do it myself?
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How to run X-Wing Alliance on modern hardware?

I'm trying to play X-Wing Alliance on my Windows XP with Core 2 Quad Q6600 and GeForce 8800GT, but I have to disable all graphics acceleration and I'm still getting major rendering glitches. Did ...
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How to beat the time challenge in the first level of Dale and Peakot?

Any tips on how to beat the time challenge in the first level of Miniclip's Dale and Peakot game? I've done it on all the other levels, but on the first one, 35 seconds seems quite implausible. I've ...
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Why is Dragon Age randomly freezing?

Well actually Dragon Age is a pretty nice game, but it is freezing pretty often: i.e. i have to push the reset-button. Some pixels get weird colors and the sound gets in a loop. I ... installed the ...
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Adapting game resolution to screen

I have a 1280x1024 screen and some games do not support this resolution. For example, DeusEx support only 1280×960. When it stretches to my screen, fonts gets very hard to read and I don't get the ...
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Does the Mac version of Starcraft II come with any performance issues?

I'm curious if the Mac version of Starcraft II will perform approximately as well as the PC version on Bootcamp or if there will be any stability/performance compromises. Is SCII a native port on Mac ...
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Way to manually activate Bioshock on an offline PC?

Is there any way to manually activate Bioshock PC on an offline computer? Has anyone used the site Bioshockunlock.com to get an unlock code for an offline PC? Thanks
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Age of Empires 2: Age of Kings - Network Playability Issues

I play Age of Kings (AOE 2) on my home LAN. It runs ridiculously slow/choppy. Both of the machines are well beyond the minimum requirements for the game to run, and my router is a fairly new Linksys ...
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How should I set up my network and port forwarding to be able to host Halo PC multiplayer games?

I've never been able to host a public multiplayer game in Halo PC - whenever I try to, it never appears in the games list and other players can't connect to my game, even by inputting a direct IP. I ...
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How do I use Wii remote and other controllers for PC games?

Is there a device or adapter (similar to the one asked about here for the Xbox 360) to allow me to use my Wii remote and classic controller to control PC games?
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What is the gravity model in Source engine games?

How is gravity modeled in the Source engine? Does it use a standard acceleration model of units per second squared? Is there a terminal velocity? Does air resistance play a role? For whatever this ...
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Is there an end to the game “The Void”?

I've put far too many hours into The Void and have not seemingly gotten very far. I've read a couple reviews where the reviewers admitted that they have not played the game all the way though. Is ...
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Prince of Persia (2008): Quick Response Prompts

I am looking for some help with getting a better grasp on the combat system in Prince of Persia (the cel-shaded iteration from 2008). I do well enough through most everything else, but the quick ...
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How to assess amount of network traffic generated by an online game?

The question is in the title - is there some (hopefully non-intrusive) tool, or a site that lists average traffic consumption for popular games? A friend of mine would like to play with me, yet he is ...
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Can I use my xbox controller to play alien swarm?

I know the information page for Alien Swarm does not list it, but from the screenshots it seems like a perfect game to control with the xbox controller. Did they just forget to add the icon or is it ...
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Is there any wireless keyboard with acceptable delay? [closed]

I just got a Logitech wireless keyboard to play Worms Armageddon from to couch on the TV. I never noticed while doing other tasks but it seams that there is a delay on all the keys, what makes the ...
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Bad Company 2 modes

Is someone able to confirm for me (or whatever) if that new mode that was only coming out for consoles is also coming to PC...? Cos it would be nice if it did...
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Color clan tags in BC2?

Is it possible to add color to the clan tags in BC2?
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Nevermore strategies in DotA

I completely suck at DotA (though I am somewhat familiar with Nevermore); I can never kill any enemy heroes even on easy. What strategies can I use to defeat enemy heroes? I do the basics: get last ...
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Install Mods for Unreal Tournament 2004

My college will not let me get to other forums where this information is available, but ... How do you install *.ut4mod files for Unreal Tournament 2004 when double-clicking no longer works? After ...
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Split-screen in Left 4 Dead 2

Is it possible to play the PC version of Left 4 Dead 2 in split-screen, where one player uses the mouse/keyboard and the other uses a gamepad?
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How can I play Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (PC) on my 27" Intel Core i7 iMac?

I have the PC version of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (MOH:AA) and I would like to play it on my 27" (Intel Core i7) iMac, how can I do this? Searching only shows old PPC Mac binaries for running ...
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What are Sunbursts used for?

I was hunting Red Goblins in MapleStory when one of them dropped a Sunburst. What is it for? The description only says: Flames from the sun that have divine powers to brighten darkness.
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What tricks are possible when playing PES 2010 on a keyboard?

I have been playing PES 2010 for a long time now, but being a hardcore PC gamer I never really got to grips with a gamepad. I am much better playing with a keyboard, but it seems that to do some of ...
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Deus Ex 2: Invisible War crashes to the desktop after the first loading screen. Can this be fixed?

I am one of the many people that took up the offer on steam of the 10 year anniversary of Deus Ex. The problem is with Deus Ex 2: Invisible war. The game launches and starts with the opening videos, ...
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Is there a way to automatically skip the intro videos in Left 4 Dead?

Every time you start Left 4 Dead, it plays a short video to introduce Valve software, then it plays the game intro video. You can skip these videos by pressing ESC twice, but is there an easier way ...
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Where can I get the English Language Packs for Crysis?

I got today my original copy from Crysis Maximum Edition. I got it via Amazon Germany. The thing is that this copy only contains German, Turkish and Russian languages but I don't know any of those ...
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Where do I download the manuals for games I buy on Steam?

I recently signed up with Steam and bought a few discounted games, but I can't find any manuals for them. I assumed they'd be installed along with the games, but I can't find any sign of them or of ...
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What speedup can I expect in modern PC games from switching to a 64bit OS?

Forgetting, for the moment, the advantages afforded by more RAM being addressable, what performance gains are typical with say, vista 64 over vista 32? Do all games perform better, or does it vary ...