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Technical problems with games, such as installing or running a game. To get helpful answers, include as much detail as possible in your question, e.g., hardware specs, error messages, and what you’ve tried so far to solve the issue. Modded Minecraft tech support is off-topic.

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Forge client won't launch no matter what I do! How do I fix it?

So, my forge client for 1.20.1 [recommended] version downloads and installs just fine, but when I try to launch it fresh from download, it keeps giving me exit code 1. I've tried to follow all the ...
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How can I get audio on the speakers of my controller

I have NiTHO Hexagon Controllers. They're connected as PS4 controllers in wireless mode and as XBox 360 controllers in wired mode. Through ds4 windows software, I can control the input profile of this ...
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GTA San Andreas game is not working on my Honor 8C phone!

I am able to access the game homepage, but it crashes during the game loading time. I couldn't find a solution on YouTube either.... Processor - Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 Variant - 4GB Ram & 32GB ...
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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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ARK: Survival Ascended keeps crashing with LowLevelFatalError (error DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED with Reason: DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG)

I'm trying to play "ARK: Survival Ascended" and host a local LAN Server for myself and my friends. I have the strongest computer of all of us. But the game keeps crashing every 30min or so ...
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Psychonauts was unable to create the Direct3D device

Whenever I try to launch Psychonauts on Steam, then I get an error message popup saying: Psychonauts Startup Problem The game was unable to create the Direct3D device. Please check to ensure your ...
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Unable to load one or more Anti-Cheat components on Splitgate

I'm trying to play Splitgate on Steam, but I keep getting a big error popup as soon as I try to launch the game. Something about the Anti-Cheat not working: Unable to load one or more Anti-Cheat ...
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Is my controller broken or does Paper Mario naturally move up and down slowly?

I'm playing paper Mario on Wii Virtual console and when I move him up and down he's slow, moving right and left, as well as diagonals he moves just fine, and when I play Mario 64 on the same Wii and ...
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Is it possible to cancel an on-going quest in Hogwarts Legacy?

I'm currently busy with a quest where Sebastian Sallow is taking me to Hogsmeade to get school supplies, but for some reason, my game keeps crashing when I enter Hogsmeade or shortly after I enter ...
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Not able to launch Hogwarts Legacy on Steam due to being in "offline mode"

Every time I open Hogwarts Legacy on my PC, then I get a message that says the following: Steam is currently in Offline Mode. For the first launch go in Online Mode. Select "Steam' in the upper ...
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Why, whenever I try to open Fallout 4 on Steam, it says it needs to open with "optional parameters"?

Launch Game with custom arguments Fallout 4 is attempting to launch with optional parameters shown below: -len If you did not request this launch or do not understand these options, select Cancel. ...
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Missing geometry when playing B3313 in Parallel Launcher on Steam Deck

When I run B3313 on my Steam Deck, I'm running into an issue where many parts of the game are invisible, including Mario, level geometry, and menu backgrounds. I am using the recommended graphics ...
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1985 NES sometimes has blinking red light, sometimes outputs a white screen, and rarely works

I recently acquired a 1985 NES which, prior to cleaning, either had a blinking red light or outputted a white screen seemingly at random. Moving the NES or removing the cartridge and placing it back ...
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RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 stuck minimized on startup

Whenever I launch the Steam version of RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 on my Windows 11 PC, my screen will briefly flash black as if changing resolutions before returning to the desktop. RCT2 will show on my ...
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Mute phone notifications from Fallout Shelter

I decided to give Fallout Shelter a try. I'm really enjoying it. However, I do have a life, and I can't be at the beck and call of my mobile phone every five minutes. The game sends notifications to ...
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I can load games, but starting a new game results in a black screen

I bought a brand new pc and decided to revisit this piece of art. I could load my previous saves normally, however I would like to start story mode from scratch. The game loads up but just when the ...
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Windows 10 OS not letting me open Minecraft launcher offline

Anytime my internet goes down, I still want to play Minecraft. On a Windows 11 laptop I can access my Minecraft launcher even when I don't have a connection; however, on Windows 10 (a different PC), ...
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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 to securely run a Minecraft server on a local machine

EDIT: I am using cubecoders AMP to run multiple instances I am looking to set up a public Minecraft server (well multiple off one machine actually). I am wondering if there is a way in which I can ...
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Minecraft Launcher: Launching Minecraft Java asks for Username Even When Already Has

I have already used Minecraft Java a few times to play Hypixel, but I stopped for a month or so to try out Bedrock. I know I still have an account (through checking my account in brower), but when I ...
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Fixing LAN play issues in Minecraft: Java Edition

I've done everything as it says to set up LAN play, but the connection keeps either timing out or immediately saying "Disconnected" upon successful connection. I really do not know what to ...
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How do I install a Minecraft addon on iPadOS?

How do I install a Minecraft addon on iPadOS? I have never played anything on a phone or tablet in my life, let alone Minecraft, but yesterday my daughter asked me to install this addon, but I'm not ...
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How can I play 'Zombies Ate My Friends' following the app store removal?

For the past few days, I have wanted to play the game Zombies Ate My Friends. The issue is, it was removed from the app store, and none of the files I have tried have worked with any emulator I have ...
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Can't plant the spike in VALORANT

I've just started playing VALORANT, and I've run into an issue I haven't had before yet (I know my experience is pretty low, but still a new issue for me). Before today, I could plant the spike fine; ...
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Star Traders issues on Intel Mac?

I recently got the Steam discount bundle of deep games, that includes Wildermyth, Vagrus, and Star Traders: Frontiers. I'm loving Wildermyth (beautiful story-focused RPG) and Vagrus (incredible desert ...
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Can't find my friend to trade with in Warframe

I'm trying to trade with a friend I have (we are friends in Warframe as well). We are also in the same clan, and both above Mastery Rank 2. However, although we can both see each other (in relays), we ...
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Adding Steam Library Folder fails with "Steam library folder is not writable" after reformatting drive

I recently reformatted a Solid State Drive (labeld D:) in my computer. Previously the SSD had Windows 10 installed, as I was dual booting Windows 10 & 11. I also had Steam games installed to it. ...
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Fallout 4 won't launch after a December 2023 Xbox update

After the Xbox update on December 6th to version 10.0.25398.2917, I am unable to start Fallout 4 anymore. The loading screen is shown, but nothing else happens. I have already tried restarting my ...
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Manhunt won't start suddenly on Windows 11

My Manhunt (2003) game worked perfectly on Windows 11. I was also able to install some mods and play with them. Until today when I tried to start Manhunt.exe it won't do anything even if I try to ...
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Trouble with Xbox Series S, MSI Pro MP241X Monitor, and Dell WD15 Docking Station Setup

I'm facing an issue with my current gaming setup, and I'm hoping to get some guidance on resolving it. Here's the rundown: I have an Xbox Series X connected to an MSI Pro MP241X monitor through a Dell ...
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tModLoader SDL Error: Wave Bank.xwb can't be found

My PC crashed whilst I was playing, and when I tried to reboot, my tModLoader gave me the error shown in the image below. Main Engine crash SDL Error: System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Unable to find ...
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Unable to install Star Citizen 3.21 - Installer error

Using Delta Patcher v1.6.9 and game version 3.21.0-LIVE.8779972 the launcher is not able to install the game. A red popup is shown after pressing Install and accepting the early access disclaimer: ...
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Where does Steam save information on Selected Collections for Non-Steam Games?

I'm aware Steam stores shortcuts in shortcuts.vdf, and I'm aware that this has a section for tags. The actual tags are formatted like this: \x010\x00GOG\x00\x011\x00Itch\x00\x08\x08\x08\x08 When you ...
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How do I fix the Killing Floor 2 issue where it shows a black screen on startup with music playing in the background?

I have a problem with a freshly installed Killing Floor 2 on my laptop (Steam version). Upon launching the game, it shows a black screen instead of the main menu. I can hear the main menu music in the ...
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How do I prevent Resident Evil (HD remaster PC version) from crashing when saving?

The HD remastered remake version of Resident Evil (PC) is crashing when I try to save. See the crash log below: Fatal error. Failed open file. C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Resident ...
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Perspective crashes on startup with "Couldn't create texture from file"

When I try to run Perspective on my Windows 11 Laptop it gives the following error on startup: ..\Source\Graphics\GraphicsContext.cpp(1819): Couldn't create texture from file Cancel | Try Again | ...
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PS3 doesn't boot with original hard drive after hard drive swap

I've messed up: I reformatted a new SSD for my PS3, but after that, when I try to swap to the original drive to get the backup data, it won't boot and asks me to reformat the whole drive. The older ...
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Buildings flashing during the day in Watch Dogs

Sometimes textures start flashing while I play the game. But this only happen during the day, video bellow. WARNING - EPILEPSY RISK I'm playing Watch Dogs from Steam.
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How to fix Roblox freezing when I enter a server?

Whenever I play Rise of Nations, everything seemed normal until I enter a server to play in. Whenever I try playing, it just freezes without warning. I even tried rebooting my laptop just now, yet it ...
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Problem changing date of birth on a PS4

I want to add the correct date of birth for my 11-year old son on his PlayStation account but it won't let me, only allowing me to put an age of 16+ while he's 11. I find the online agent help support ...
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After disassembly, Switch screen is black even though backlight and touchscreen still work, and console outputs video while in the dock

I recently started a project to replace the shell/case of my Switch with a transparent atomic purple version to get the classic '90s Nintendo look. I bought the case from eXtremeRate, and all the ...
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Best way to connect Nintendo Wii with TV

How can I obtain quite good quality of video on an LCD 50" TV with Nintendo Wii. I bought this console a week ago and had in the package two sets of cables - RCA and component. But then I ...
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Transferring Minecraft worlds using a thumb drive

So recently, my long-term laptop died from a fried motherboard. On that laptop, I had a multitude of Minecraft worlds that I may have spent hundreds of hours on. When my laptop died, I decided to get ...
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Garry's mod library.so not found

I already asked this question on Stack Overflow, but someone told me to ask it here. So Garry's Mod is not working because some libraries were not found. OS: Linux Mint 21.1 Kernel: 6.2.0 I apparently ...
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N64 graphical glitches in RetroArch/Mupen64Plus-next

I was playing Ocarina of Time successfully, but now when I play I get graphical glitches: https://imgur.com/XB5MN0P Notice the spinning N logo is already glitchy, as well as the obvious OOT-specific ...
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Hitman 3 on Steam/Proton via Linux Fedora 38

When trying to play Hitman 3 (2021) on Linux Fedora 38 via Steam Proton, the following problems sometimes occur for me: Game does not start properly. After starting, there is a short black screen but ...
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Elden Ring suddenly started stuttering

So, I had finished Elden Ring back in April 2022 (last year). I wanted to play NG+ , after the DLC was announced. So, I started again, after 1+ year. However, the game was completely unplayable due to ...
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How do I read a Minecraft crash log to determine the root of the issue?

So I'm trying to help a friend join a modded Minecraft server with me. things would load in well and she would appear in game, but then after 5 minutes the game would crash and spit out a crash report....
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How do I fix DirectX error "0x887A0005 (0x887A0007) (6070) D" when launching Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II?

Call of Duty HQ - Crash handler DirectX Error DirectX encountered an unrecoverable error To contact customer service support, go to https://support.activision.com/modern-warfare-ii Error Code: ...
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Batman Arkham Origins closes immediately after splashscreen | Address = 0xc4a3e7 (filename not found)

I've wasted the better part of my day trying to run Batman Arkham Origins single-player, but the game immediately closes as soon as I run it There is no visible error message, but via a log file ...
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