Questions tagged [windows]

Microsoft Windows is a series of operating systems made by Microsoft. This tag should be used when the question is broadly about Windows (it can apply to more than one version) or when the question references the PC version of a game and that version is only for Windows.

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I can't find my .minecraft folder (windows 10 minecraft edition) [duplicate]

I have tried %appdata%\.minecraft but it isn't there! Where can I find my save files?
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Windows won't detect my Gamepad / Joystick

I bought a product that's called "BM-707 / BM-727 Bluetooth Android Controller (FW: V 11) It's said on the manual: "Can be used for PC windows system, TV, box, tablet and Android phones, tablets and ...
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PC joystick doesn't work for Sekiro

I have Sekiro Shadows Die Twice on my PC. OS is windows 8.1. In game's setting there are 2 sections -- one for keyboard key binding and the other for joystick key binding. I attached my joystick and ...
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How to tell if game is running in fullscreen and borderless window

If I have a particular game that is taking up my entire screen, what ways are there to figure out whether that game is running in Fullscreen or Borderless Windowed mode? The obvious solution for most ...
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Apex Legends constantly starts in Windowed mode, despite setting the option to Fullscreen?

I honestly can't tell what's happening here. Everytime I quit and launch the game it sets me on windowed mode, no matter what. I've set the settings to Fullscreen only, and even Borderless Window, ...
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Use an xbox controller with MAME for light gun games?

How do you use an Xbox 360 or generic USB controller for MAME light gun games? The sensitivity is too high and the gun cursor always goes back to the center of the screen when you release the control ...
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Minecraft 1.13.2 keeps crashing when I hit play [duplicate]

Everytime I hit play on the launcher it tries to open then crashes. using windows 7 professional 32 bit have uninstalled Java and reinstalled have uninstalled minecraft and reinstalled. Here is the ...
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windows 10 xbox game bar not recognizing game, and will not open

I'm playing Age of Empires 1 on Windows 10. When I press win+G, I get a dialog saying "do you want to open the game bar?" and a single button saying "yes, this is a game". I click it, and nothing ...
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Can I disable the Steam Community notification in Big Picture Mode with PS4 controller playing Diablo 2

I decided to try Steam because it has a nice controller mapping feature to Big Picture Mode. So what I did: Mapped the keys to PS4 controller for Diablo II config Enabled Steam Overlay (in both the ...
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Disabling Steam Chat's automatic popup at Windows login startup

Recently as of this writing (27 July 2018), Steam has begun opening the chat Friends popup whenever I login to my Windows 10 account: I can't figure out how to stop this without disabling Steam ...
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Significant FPS Drop after Windows Update

I have been experiencing a significant fps drop in the two games I play: CSGO and Fortnite, after the recent Windows Update. I noticed the drop the day after the update, and the only change between ...
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“Unsupported Graphics Card” in Epic Games Launcher (GTX 1080)

I'm trying to play Fortnite on my PC but it does not work. When I install the Epic Games Launcher (I'm on Windows 10) it throws the error: There is a problem with your graphics card. Please ensure ...
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Does running applications in background on Windows 10 machine when playing full screen FPS game affect performance?

Does running applications in the background on a Windows 10 machine when playing a full screen FPS game affect performance? For example, I'm playing Squad now on and I sometimes have Chrome open in ...
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Requirements for completing Star Trek Armada Dark Omens mission?

I've got a big fleet built up, have researched everything available, and have wiped all the Borg off the map. The Borg starbases are gone, which is what it claims the mission objective is. However, ...
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Can you transfer game files on Mac to a PC?

So here is my situation: I downloaded "Slime Rancher" on Steam on a Mac computer. When I try to play it on my new PC, it is very, very slow. My suspicion is that it is because I downloaded a Mac ...
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How can I run games with commandline arguments in VBA-M?

I am new to the Visual Boy Advance-M emulator, I have recently upgraded from a much older version to the newest one. In the old version I was able to make shortcuts for games that would bypass the ...
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Can I run a Steam app with a batch script?

I have had Steam for a while now and have figured out a lot of tricks and shortcuts for the program. There is still one thing I want to do, but can't figure out: I want to run a Steam app with a batch ...
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How to Restore Steam Games [duplicate]

Help! I backed up my "common" folder when I reset my PC, but now, when I try to copy it into "steamapps", Steam doesn't detect the files AT ALL. I have really slow internet, so I'd be looking at about ...
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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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Multi controller config problems in Windows 10 and in particular on Steam games?

I have 2 Mayflash F300 Arcade Fight Stick Joysticks and 2 Mayflash PS2 PS3 PC USB Universal Arcade Fighting Stick Joysticks. Usually these work relatively well for MAME and I can make them work ...
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XBOne controller driver issues. How to use Dolphin and Steam on the same driver

Recently I discovered that the current Xbox One controller drivers are bunk and you have to use much older drivers in order to get background window control. This is critical when doing link play with ...
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How to play Destiny 2 demo(trial) with a friend in co-op on PC?

Both me and my friend installed the Destiny 2 demo (trial) from Battle.net (Blizzard) but it is not clear how can we play together, even after we completed the prologue. My friend isn't displayed in ...
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Halo 2 PC no longer running because of d3dx9_31.dll

I have had Halo 2 installed on my PC for some time now and have never had any issues. Last night, my PC (running Windows 10) updated. After the update, I can no longer run Halo 2. Upon launch, I ...
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What are the languages packs and subtitle languages in Diablo 3 on windows

What language packs and subtitle languages does Diablo 3 have on windows from battle.net? I've searched around but not been able to find the list. I found this post from 2013 about the playstation ...
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All the games started lagging suddenly [closed]

Suddenly all the games started lagging , I have tried everything, read everything and its been more than a month now. Installed new windows and even set my system setup to factory settings and ...
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Where are savefiles stored for Sonic Mania?

Where are the save files for Sonic Mania stored on Windows? Can I copy save files? It would appear to be stored under "%PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Steam\userdata\<steamid>\584400\remote\SaveData.bin", ...
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Trying to Find Location of FSX Aircraft Wiper Directories

I have Flight Simulator X Steam Edition and I installed an addon Airbus A340-600. The A340-600 has a similar virtual cockpit and the same exact window panels as the default Airbus A321. The A340 also ...
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Can I convert a game code from one PC platform to another?

I accidentally bought a Mac platform code for Black Ops instead of a Windows code off of amazon. Is there a way to convert the code for use in Windows? I have an hp envy x360.
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Is it possible to hit a mine on first click?

Is it possible for some unlucky guy to hit a mine when they click the first square randomly?
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How would a Minecraft server run on these 2 PC's?

I have two PC's that are sitting in the basement doing nothing, they both work very well considering their age. Specs- The custom Dell PC has an Intel Celeron Processor, 465 MHz, 512 MB of RAM, ...
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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds/Age of Empires BSOD Windows 7 32-bit

I found Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds on an ancient drive so, full of hopes of retro gaming, I cranked it up on Windows 7 (laptop, Core 2 duo, 32bit, 3(4)gig ram, intel 945 integrated graphics). ...
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How to play original Oddworld games in 1080p?

I've been playing both Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee and Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus for years now, but I'm having some display issues on my new computer. The games didn't run in a proper resolution, after some ...
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What with the Windows Gamebar compatibility limitations?

I've been using the Windows gamebar for some time now, but I only have one problem with it. It seems that some games aren't detected by it, or they are but it is not brought up properly. With some ...
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Which Windows Apps are required to run Windows Games (XBox crossplay)

Setting up my PC I used Powershell to permanently delete all the unnecessary bloat from my PC, and this included apps such as: XboxApp XboxGameOverlay XboxIdentityProvider XboxSpeechToTextOverlay I ...
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Can steam backup from Windows be used to restore the game in Linux?

Pretty much what the title says, I want to run Dota 2 on my mint, my friend has updated version on his Windows. And I cannot download 18 GBs worth as I'm running it on 4G LTE Internet and it'd cost a ...
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Grand Theft Auto V brings down entire PC

After a seemingly random amount of time at seemingly random points, GTA V cuts to a black screen and I am unable to get out of it, through Alt+Tab, Ctrl-Alt-Del, or any other means than rebooting the ...
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How do I load a previous non-dedicated multiplayer session in ARK?

ARK has a non-dedicated multiplayer session, which allows you to host a server and play at the same time, along with a friend. When you start one of these sessions, and then 'quit', it never asks you ...
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Are there any workarounds, to avoid fullscreened applications to crash when alt+tabing? [closed]

Simply said. Are there any workarounds that prevent fullscreened applications from crashing at times? Additional it would be great if this workaround also avoids all the other negative sideeffects ...
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Minecraft disappearing after installation

I have bought Minecraft from the Windows Store on my PC, it says "You own this product" and when I click Install (which is in blue) it installs and then disappears. If I go back onto the store it ...
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Can I use Linux to download games that will be played on Windows?

I run a dual-boot system with Linux and Windows 10. Linux is my primary OS and I use it for all my computing except for gaming. My internet connection is fairly slow so I would like to be able to ...
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Arma 2, Arma 2 OA, and Combined Ops

So I have both Arma 2 and Arma 2 OA, and, on my old PC, I had them both installed and had run arma 2 once. I then launched from Arma 2 OA and had access to everything available in both games. Now, ...
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Rocket League Multi monitor 3 player screen goes black

I used this solution to play rocket league split screen using both my monitors. Now I wanted to play with two friends so I added a third controller. This works fine until the game starts. Then you can ...
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How to sync my save between PC on Creeper world 3 AE

I play Creeper World 3 on both my laptop and desktop, one with ubuntu and the other on windows 10. As far as I know, it seem like CW3 do not use the steam cloud to keep the save file. How can I keep ...
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Can you change the Steam download location?

I do not mean the library folder, but the place where the downloaded files are stored to and then installed from. Windows Resource Monitor shows that they're downloaded onto the same drive the ...
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Can I play games bought on the Apple App Store in my Windows laptop?

I've bought a few games (Civ 5, Roller Coaster) on the App Store on my Macbook, but the screen is broken, so I bought a Lenovo instead. My question is, can I play those games on my new PC?
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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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Minecraft sounds not working [duplicate]

The sounds in Minecraft will not work in any version of MC I have tried. Playing with mods, the mods' sounds will work but not the vanilla sounds. I have tried multiple things including: Restarting ...
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D3DERR_NOTAVAILABLE error. How do I fix it?

I'm trying to play "Batman: Arkham Asylum". I bought it on Steam and haven't played it yet. I downloaded it and, apparently, it was successfully installed. However, every time I try to start the game ...
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How do automatically launch Minecraft, skip pressing the play button, and just have it go straight to the menu?

I want to just click the shortcut and have it automatically launch, going straight to the game menu instead of having to click the play button.
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How to exit fullscreen?

Can someone please help me? My minecraft just zoomed in all of a sudden and i don't know how to get it back. it takes up the FULL screen, not even leaving room for the task bar at the bottom. this is ...