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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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I can't play Pokemon GO! What's wrong?

Pokemon GO isn't working at all for me right now. I'm in one of the following circumstances and can't do anything: My game is displaying a "Try Again" message I'm stuck on the Loading Screen When I ...
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How to solve the "io.netty.channel.AbstractChannel$AnnotatedConnectException: Connection refused: no further information" error on Minecraft?

I am getting the following error when I try to connect to a Minecraft server: This is all servers, not just one. The error says: io.netty.channel.AbstractChannel$AnnotatedConnectException: ...
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Username and Password not recognized when logging into Minecraft

We just got a new laptop (ASUS) though we did have a mac. We are trying to log onto Mojang to download Minecraft and it keeps saying, "The username and password are not recognized." We have done ...
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Is it possible to log back into a Pokemon Go account?

So I had 20+ Pokemon on my account and today when I tapped on the app, it brought me back to the original screen when you first start playing. My friend who signed up tested using my username when she ...
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Where did the world go?

I was playing on my main world when my laptop ran out of power. I found a charger and woke it up, but Minecraft had crashed. Now, it doesn't appear in the world selection screen! I have verified ...
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Failed to Login : Invalid session (Try restarting your game) Minecraft Error

When I try to connect to servers or join up on lan worlds in Minecraft it says "Failed to Login : Invalid session (Try restarting your game)". Multiplayer used to work fine but now keeps coming up ...
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How to check if my device will run Pokemon Go? What devices are supported?

I have a Verizon Ellipsis 8 tablet, and I was wondering: should I be able to run Pokemon Go on it? Each time I try to open up the app, it loads about 3/4 of the way and then it crashes. I have the ...
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Minecraft Vanilla 1.9 crash with problematic frame ig8icd64.dll

I go to the Minecraft menu and click on singleplayer to test out the 1.9 update. I made a new world (no mods), it said downloading terrain and then it crashes every time (I've tried about 20 times now)...
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Pokemon Go login issues after update

I downloaded the July 30th update for Pokemon Go and when I open the app I'm prompted to login, But once I login, it redirects me to this page on Cookies:: If I click "Done" in the top left, it ...
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Minecraft crashes with "java.lang.IndexOutOfBoundsException" when loading on an older version

Whenever I try to run older versions of Vanilla Minecraft it won't allow me to create or load a world in Singleplayer. If I try, it will start to generate the world, then crash. Error Message: ---- ...
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java.io.IOException: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host

Upon entering any given minecraft server, after a minute or two I am forced out of the server, and I'm given the following error: java.io.IOException: An existing connection was forcibly closed by ...
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Minecraft crashes with exit code -805306369

My Minecraft crashes randomly whilst I play. For example when I shift-left-click rapidly my game crashes. Also when I start up Minecraft when I click anywhere on the screen, the whole Minecraft tab ...
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I have encountered some glitch involving an NPC or Quest, how do I fix it?

In playing Skyrim, I encountered: insert something related to an area/quest/NPC not working How do I fix it?
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Minecraft crashes on world load with "java.lang.IllegalStateException: failed to create a child event loop"

On the "Loading World Building Terrain" screen minecraft freezes up and crashes for a minute or two, and then what happens is it crashes. Here is the crash report. ---- Minecraft Crash Report ---- // ...
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How to force Maximized Fullscreen mode in any game?

I have seen several games that have a video display mode that is windowed with no borders, at the same resolution as the desktop. It's sometimes called "Borderless Windowed" mode, or "Maximized ...
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Skyrim crashes as soon as I boot up into the menu. How do I fix this?

Whenever I boot up Skyrim, it crashes as soon as it reaches the main menu with no dialog or anything. I thought this was related to my using dual monitors somehow, but I disconnected the other monitor ...
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Minecraft crashes with "EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005)" [duplicate]

I am trying to install Minecraft for the first time. I have tried to uninstall Java and reinstall. I have tried shutting off the firewalls. I do not know what else to try. Anyone have any ideas? I am ...
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Minecraft Forge 1.7.10 keeps crashing as soon as I launch the game with EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005)? [duplicate]

After successfully installing Minecraft Forge 1.7.10 using the Windows Installer, the game crashes as soon as it begins to launch. After crashing, the games screen reads this: [12:09:24] [main/INFO] [...
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Minecraft EXCEPTION ACCESS VIOLATION

Update 5 - SOLUTION: I have just realised that this question has become somewhat well viewed (+10,000 views), so I thought I better update it again and say that I have solved the issue. Of course, it ...
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Unable to install Minecraft Java, error code 0x80131509

As said, each time I try to install Minecraft (Java Edition) through the official newest version of the installer on my laptop, it just shows me this error code. I cannot find any information about it ...
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Minecraft Vanilla crash IllegalStateException: Expected BEGIN_ARRAY but was STRING at line 1 column 1?

Whenever I click the icon on my desktop to get to Minecraft, the launcher loads as usual, like it should. But when I click the "Play" button, the launcher goes away, but then comes back saying this: [...
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TV displays Gamecube games in black and white and without sound

I connected my Gamecube to my HDTV using a PS3 composite cable (shown below). However, the image displayed is blurry, in black and white, and without sound. The cable fits perfectly on the analog AV ...
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Minecraft crashing with message 'Game ended with bad state (exit code -1073740791)'

I've been searching the internet for ages, I've tried reinstalling Minecraft, deleting Java and reinstalling that, even tried using earlier versions of Minecraft but nothing seems to work. Here's ...
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Cannot open Minecraft as another instance is running

When I try to launch Minecraft it says another instance of this is running and they will not be responsible for lost files if I launch. So after about 5 hours of trying to delete files to make it work ...
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Game Won't Launch from CD

I ordered American McGee's Alice from eBay and it seemed to read just fine when I put it in my computer. The autoplay menu worked correctly and allowed me to install the game, but when I double-click ...
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How can I install a Steam game I bought at retail from the disc?

I bought Modern Warfare 3 at retail, and after putting disc 1 in it installs Steam then asks for the CD key. After that it then starts downloading the game via Steam. I have the disc but it refuses ...
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Extreme FPS Drop in Counter Strike Global Offensive

Please don't provide answers/suggestions on how I can improve/squeeze out more FPS. I want to know what caused the FPS drop and tearing. Thanks! Yesterday, I noticed a significant FPS drop while ...
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I can't get into my field research prize

I finished all my field research tasks last night and attempted to capture Raikou, but ran out of Pokeballs. I fled the capture, assuming I could come back later and do it again once I had collected ...
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How can I slow a game down?

I'm trying to play The Binding of Isaac on my laptop, but the game is just running too fast for me. I can slow it down if I unplug my laptop, which I believe throttles my CPU. I'd like to find some ...
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I teleported too far away and now the game crashes on world load

I'm stuck in Minecraft! I was flying around teleporting myself to random locations to find new biomes to build on. I teleported to 12345678,64,12345678 and it froze. I restarted minecraft and my ...
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GTA V for PC exited unexpectedly

I recently ordered the GTA V PC from Steam and when I finished installing and launch the game. It gave me "Grand Theft Auto V has exited unexpectedly". I tried "safe mod" and every option available, ...
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Why won't my ps4 controller connect to my ps4? [duplicate]

I bluetooth paired my ps4 controller to my ps4 just fine. Then i deleted the bluetooth controller account (ps4 controller)off of my ps3. Now no matter what I do my controller won't work for the ps4. I ...
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Fallout 4 will not get past the initial loading screen

I am attempting to launch either vanilla or modded Fallout 4, but either way, I cannot get past the initial loading screen. It freezes the second the circle in the bottom right corner comes up. ...
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Cannot launch Minecraft: CertificateNotYetValidException

What should I do when my Minecraft Launcher 1.3.11 wouldn't log me in? The console output is: Sorry, but we couldn't connect to our servers. Please make ...
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Minecraft Exception Access Violation Problematic Frame ig75icd64.dll [duplicate]

Minecraft keeps closing a whenever I try to play on multiplayer and its keeps saying that I have a file open. Here is the crash report: Completely ignored arguments: [--nativeLauncherVersion, 301] [...
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Why did you have to blow into an NES cartridge to make it work?

Did doing this actually help at all? If so, how?
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How can I keep playing online-only Flash games after the Flash shutdown in 2020?

My stepfather currently plays FarmVille 2 on Facebook, which uses Flash (also, he uses a Windows 10 machine, if it makes any difference). As we all know, web browsers will stop offering Flash after ...
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My 3DS got wet, what did I lose and what can I recover?

Four days ago my 3DS fell into water while on, when I pulled it out it remained on, quickly I turned it off and dry it with a towel, removed the SD card and game card, and placed it in a bowl with ...
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Why doesn't Bioshock 2 start from within steam?

My question is similar to but a little different from this one: Bioshock on Steam Hangs on Startup I couldn't find anything in the steam / bioshock forums or troubleshooting manuals about this... ...
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Why does Minecraft get stuck when javaw.exe reaches 757.356kb of memory use?

Why does Minecraft get stuck when javaw.exe reaches 757.356kb of memory use. Can I remove this limit or is there anything else I can do to solve the problem?
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How can I get a wired 'Afterglow' Xbox 360 controller to work on PC?

Regular Xbox 360 controllers seem to get picked up by Windows normally and work just fine, the drivers install and there's nothing that I need to configure in Steam or anywhere else, they 'just work'. ...
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My Blizzard downloader is stuck

So I decided to pre-download Diablo 3 for the release date. My downloader is at 100% and has been for some time. Any idea's on how to unstick it? I tried running the now-complete installer.exe that ...
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I can't connect to a friend's Minecraft server, but none of the usual culprits seem to be the problem

I'm trying to connect to a friend's Minecraft server, but I'm not able to do so. We've double-checked the usual culprits brought up in most Minecraft server tutorials, but we're still not having any ...
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How can I run GOG's Empire Earth on my Windows 7 x64 system?

I recently purchased Empire Earth Gold Edition from GOG.com. Unfortunately, I've yet to be able to actually play it. System Specs: Make/Model - HP EliteBook 8530p OS - Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 CPU ...
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Connection issues with PS4 Controller on PC

When I connect my PS4 controller to my Windows 10 PC with the USB cable nothing happens. There is no light or anything. Occasionally, my computer says "The last USB device you connected to this ...
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Vanilla Minecraft crashes with EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION after changing RAM

I changed the RAM in my PC (went from 2x4G to 2x8G). Since then, Minecraft refuses to start, whether I'm running Forge or vanilla. It doesn't always crash at the same point; sometimes before starting ...
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Minecraft gives 'Unable to update the Minecraft Native Launcher' when updating to v1.9

Minecraft was working perfectly fine until I tried updating to the new 1.9 update. It appears to finish the update but then it pops up a message: Unable to update the Minecraft Native Launcher. ...
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Bioshock has no sound in Windows 7

I just bought a new PC with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Everything is peachy except Bioshock: it has no sound after the game starts. I've searched on Google but can't find a definitive answer; or ...
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Using a laptop as the monitor for a console

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this but here goes: How can you use the laptop monitor as the visuals for a console? I only have a Wii to test it with. I'm not very good with hardware ...
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Why don't files from Xbox 360 show up when USB drive is plugged into computer?

I'm using a Lexar JumpDrive S73 32GB USB flash drive. I've configured it on my Xbox 360 and got a message saying it's compatible and meets the standards, but when I plug in it in my computer no files ...
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