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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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Movement and sound issues and freezing in Jedi Outcast and Academy

While playing Jedi Academy with the Moviebattles II mod on Steam I suddenly had an issue where if I tried to walk straight forward my character would freeze. I then found that I had a similar issue in ...
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How can I open or play Aladdin's soundtrack (JAM audio format)?

I have the DOS version of Disney and Virgin Interactive Entertainment's game Aladdin. The game soundtrack seems to be stored as .JAM files according to this page (see the type 3 description) but no ...
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How can I reset a Wii that has no access to settings?

I got a Wii from a church, it has no access to settings, online, or the eshop. Attempting to access any of these results in a "system files corrupted" error. I must clarify, I have ...
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Payday 2 on Linux: locked at 60fps with NVIDIA's Kernel Mode Setting

I use Nvidia's DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) Kernel Mode Setting (see here) to get rid of screen tearing on my desktop. I've also tried to use compton to get rid of screen tearing but their solution ...
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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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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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Screen is not being repainted while playing windowframe for PC

While playing the game windowframe, I am having a problem where the game screen is not being repainted properly. As I understand it, the little game window is supposed to follow your character around ...
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How to get video playback in Birth of the Federation under recent Windows version?

I managed to install "Star Trek: Birth of Federation" (BotF) on Window7x64 on the default path C:\botf. I can start the game with compatible mode set to "Windows XP SP3". Unfortunately, the intro ...
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Why won't some highlights finish saving?

I like saving my highlights that I think are at least notable, if not pretty good or great. However, on two instances so far, the progress bar for saving the highlight has completely stopped, and ...
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Batman Arkham City crashes when interrogating riddler informants

Every time I want to interrogate a Riddler informant, the game crashes with some fatal error. I interrogated 3 or 4 Riddler informants at the very beginning of the game. But then, I tried ...
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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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Cause of TPS/Lag in early game SSP world - Can anyone explain what's happening here?

TLDR: Newly created 1.14.4 Java SSP world experiences TPS of 6 ms min & 7 ms avg values consistently but after AFK for an extended period of time at AFK fish farm, this increases to around 20 ms ...
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Why am I suddenly seeing this instead of normal inventory?

I'm running Factorio Demo on Ubuntu,everytime I start the game for quite some time I'm able to run it normally and I'm able to open the inventory tab but after some time I'm getting this protoype ...
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Roblox won't launch for some user accounts on mac

I can't get Roblox to launch under one user account on a mac. Steps: visit www.roblox.com in Safari and login. navigate to a roblox hosted game such as meep city Click the play button If Roblox is ...
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Bug in morrowind elderscrolls: Bloodmoon, no Raven rock

I came back to play Bloodmoon and do the East empire questline since you get a house at the end. Upon attempting to start the questline via "https://en.uesp.net/wiki/Bloodmoon:Establish_the_Mine" I ...
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Why does my PSVR box not always turn on?

When I first got my PSVR, turning on my PS4 would also turn on the PSVR box, which would allow the TV to display the output from the PS4, so this seems like the intended behavior. However, sometimes,...
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'Doubled' Image with a VGA to HDMI converter for the Dreamcast?

I have an issue connecting a game console (Dreamcast) to a VGA to HDMI converter and then to my TV. The converter works fine with the two laptops I have tested, but when trying the Dreamcast I get a ...
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Façade on Windows 7

I downloaded Façade from the official site. But it seems it doesn't work properly on Windows 7. How can I run it seamlessly on Windows 7 (32-bit)? Problem: They stop talking at the beginning of the ...
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Warhammer 40k Retribution, unable to connect for coop play

My friend and I are trying to play Warhammer 40k Retribution together in campaign coop. When one of us accepts the others' Steam invite, the connecting player sees "Connecting..." then "Connection ...
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Counter Strike 1.6 crashes when patching with UCP

I've installed Counter Strike 1.6 and when I open it; it works just fine. However when I attempt to patch it with UCP it shows this: Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application ...
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How can I play Galactic Adventures in Ubuntu 12.04?

I have installed Spore and Galactic Adventures in Ubuntu 12.04 using wine-1.4, but when I try to launch Galactic Adventures, the normal game launches. Is there any way to get it to launch with the ...
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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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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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Why do all "QuakeWorld" servers seem to cause QuakeWorld to crash?

I want to play Quake online, and have it be just like when I last played it in 1999. Well, except the few weeks I've recently been playing it in the form of a modern client, but I don't like at all ...
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How to fix PS3 error 80010514 (An error occured during start operation) in 2023?

I have here a fat PS3, 60GB, A-model that has worked reliably until recently. I didn't buy/play many PS3 games back in the day. Since second-hand copies of PS3 games are dirt cheap these days, I've ...
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Due to a bug, Sonic can become unable to jump. How can I troubleshoot this problem?

Background information I've been playing Sonic the Hedgehog 2. I'm using the official Android build. (I've never tried the unofficial omni-platform version.) At unpredictable moments — maybe once ...
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A game I did not purchase appears on my Switch library

In my Switch games library, there is a game that I do not own, both digitally and physically, that shows up in the "See more games" page. The icon when I hover the game is the cloud ...
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Why does Hades on Linux fail to launch both before and after hardware changes?

My wife has an eight year old computer we're building a replacement for. Recently, Hades started to a black screen with a cursor; and Cat Quest 2 claimed no graphics card was installed. I replaced the ...
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Mouse cursor moving out of window on Minecraft (Chrome OS)

In Minecraft Java Edition on my Chromebook Duet the mouse cursor just goes out of the Minecraft window when playing instead of centering itself. I used Pi-Apps in Ubuntu 21.04 (in Crostini) to install ...
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Ps4 controller randomly stops working

My PS4 and controller I bought 7 months ago have been fine until yesterday. The PS4 did a system update, and after that I downloaded and installed Fallout 4 from the disk. This is when the problem ...
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PVZ1 GOTY does not start (Compatibility Issues)

I've been trying to play PVZ1's GOTY (Game of the Year) version, but I'm currently unable to do so. After opening the .exe file, the game opens, fullscreens for a few seconds and then doesn't display, ...
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Dualshock 4 deactivates automatically on PC

When I connect my DualShock 4 to the PC with Bluetooth, the light turns on and then turns off after a few seconds. In the Bluetooth settings it still shows as "Paired", but games and even ...
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Strange Behavior 2013 PS3 Game: Black, Horizontal "Bar-Code" Lines...Mixed Signals? Old Game and HDTV?

Does anyone know why this behavior occurs? On starting this PS3 game ("Tomb Raider", released 2013), there are screen flashes and black, horizontal "bar code"-like lines that ...
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How to fix an Xbox 360 which freezes on the Xbox 360 logo when booting games?

I have Xbox 360 Arcade. I connected all the cables properly, and to show that everything is working until this point, I get the following on my TV screen after connecting everything and starting the ...
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Can't restore my progress on Tiny Tower

I started playing Tiny Tower on my phone almost a year ago. I played on my phone and had gotten 19 golden tickets. I then backed up my progress and started playing on my tablet using my email address. ...
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How do I fix the No Mans Sky token reference error (57127_0xC159B_76561198136931017)?

I'm attempting to play No Mans Sky through Steam on Windows 10 and I'm getting the following error code: 57127_0xC159B_76561198136931017 My PC is an Asus Q536F with an Nvidia 1050 GTX with Max-Q ...
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PS Vita Help, Trying to charge

I've had my PS Vita for about 2 years now, and I haven't played on it in a while. I wanted to play on it again, so I charged it for about 2 hours, but the orange light was still blinking. Is there ...
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How to fix chat connection issues

Chat constantly closes connection to the remote host. It has become a problem, if someone messages me I can't see it. Sometimes, it reconnects automatically, sometimes I have to open chat to force it ...
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Star Wars: Battlefront (2015) freezes computer on launch

Computer Specs... i5 6600k (not overclocked... yet) Gigabyte gtx 1060 6g 16GB of DDR4 ram at 2666 mhz MSI Z170 - A Pro Motherboard Whenever I try to start battlefront my computer freezes. Nothing ...
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Assassins Creed 3 PC Visual and Camera Issues

Assassins Creed 3 on PC has been unbearable to play. When sailing out on the open sea, I will often notice flickering textures or various camera issues. & Camera issues PC Specs are: Intel i7 ...
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Not connecting to server

My son is having problems playing Terraria on Android. It says it cannot connect to server and says install error but it was playing fine last week. It was running fine on our other tablet and all ...
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Windows 10 compatibility problem for Heroes of Might and Magic IV

I've been a big fan of the older Heroes of Might and Magic games or more specifically, the fourth one. However, ever since I've updated to Windows 10, I have failed to get the game to run and my ...
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Star Trek Armada: No sound in Windows 7

I successfully installed and ran Star Trek Armada on my Windows 7 machine, but the game doesn't have any sound. Running it in compatibility mode as admin (Windows XP SP2), I don't have any problem ...
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How to make rules.txt permanent in Civilization 2 Multiplayer Gold Edition?

I play Civilization 2 Multiplayer Gold Edition. I have 64 bit Windows 7. When I installed that game I also patched it with Civ2XP64Patcher.exe. I have modified rules.txt and when I start a game the ...
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Bastion sound is static on Linux

When I start Bastion directly everything works fine, but when I launch the game through Steam, the sound comes out as static. Oddly enough when I switch to a VT with CTRLALTF3, and then switch back ...
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What is wrong with my username?

Picture: I was signing up for Dungeons and Dragons Online, and I picked DnDMaster111 as my username. I got an error (this was the only error) that said my username was not valid, because a valid ...
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Can't hear anything when I launch TF2?

I started up TF2 and was playing, when suddenly, my sound cut out. I've tried snd_restart however it also affects YouTube videos in the background. I can hear sound fine when TF2 isn't running. I don'...
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Portal 2 glitchy fonts

Is it just me or the fonts are looking somewhat glitchy for some reason? For example: In the following screenshot, the letters especially i and captial S and M doesn't appear to be smooth. In the ...
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Jetpack Joyride issue

So as you can see form the pictures I can not equip my Random Head/Body clothes I do not have such problems with my other clothes whatsoever. Anyone can help? Also I am using Android
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Screen shakes/rubberbands on fullscreen

I'm having a weird problem playing the game Outlast on fullscreen. It's not exactly low fps, not exactly screen tearing, and not exacting stuttering. Rather it's almost a combination of all 3. The ...
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