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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Games are scaling widescreen even if laptop screen resolution is 4:3

I have a potato laptop with Intel UHD 620 graphics and a 940MX GPU. So if you know, you don't have NVIDIA scaling options in the NVIDIA control panel when you are not using any external monitor. It ...
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How to use hotkeys when focused program disables them?

I'm a power user, a game dev student, and and a twitch streamer, so multitasking is important to me. That having been said, programs like OBS and Voice Warrior require hotkeys to be used effectively. ...
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How do I get a .minecraft folder [closed]

I do NOT have a .minecraft folder in %appdata%/roaming. So how do I get a .minecraft folder. I've seen other questions like this and you guys just told people why they don't have one. So I'd like to ...
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Rayman Origins DS4 controller not working

I'm trying to use a PS4 controller for Rayman Origins on my PC. Through DS4Windows, I have made it think I'm using an XBox 360 controller, but all the key binds now say 2-[followed by whatever key ...
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How can I make a DualShock 4 show only once when connected both by Bluetooth and USB?

I have a DualShock 4 connected via Bluetooth and USB to my PC. How can I make it show only once so I can keep it charging without getting double inputs?
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Downloading Minecraft (Java Edition) on Windows 11

I have tried downloading Minecraft Java Edition on my Windows 11 computer for a bit and it keeps saying "Looks like something went wrong" and bellow that says "We weren't able to ...
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How do I separate which game is installed on Steam based on windows user?

I make videos about games and those games, I typically consider "work". I also play plenty of other games in my free time. Now, I've made different user accounts on my Windows: Work Play I ...
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How to prevent a(n old) fullscreen game from moving windows to the secondary screen?

When I play some older fullscreen games (e.g. Diablo 2 or Rollercoaster Tycoon 3), their switching the primary monitor (left one) to a lower resolution somehow causes all open and maximized windows to ...
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Which racing game is it?

This is a old PC racing game. Can anybody please remind me what is the name of this game?
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NAME OF ZOMBIE WEBSITE GAME [closed]

I am trying to identify the name of this "website" game I guess you can call it that a few buddies and myself used to play back in Junior high. Its probably not even active or online anymore ...
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robloxplayerbeta vs windows10universal

I do some project on ROBLOX application. Can someone explain me what is the difference between two processes: robloxplayerbeta vs windows10universal? When will it be installed as robloxplayerbeta? ...
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How do I change the font size of small text in OpenTTD?

I'm playing OpenTTD on a 2560x1440 monitor and the text on labels (when zoomed out) and maps are incredibly small, using letters that are only about 5 pixels in height: The text is so tiny that it's ...
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Are the old Sega games free to use or they are still under some license?

I just noticed that there are free software to use old Sega games on Windows such as fusion364 (I think it is a free software because it is said at this link, please correct me if it is not). Now the ...
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Gameranger giving "There was no response after contacting the GameRanger server" on Windows 10 Ameliorated

I used to have a Windows 7 install and Gameranger worked just fine; I recently installed Windows 10 Ameliorated and now Gameranger tells me: There was no response after contacting the GameRanger ...
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Is it possible to play Minecraft Java edition with someone from a different area on a private server? [duplicate]

I'm trying to invite an online friend of mine to my private server, and they couldn't join while they're screen says "Unknown Host". Does it have to do with distance or am I doing something ...
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Proslife PS4 Controller Bluetooth Not Working On Windows 10

My Proslife controller works in-game over USB but not via Bluetooth. It is connected to the PC via Bluetooth and the input test works when running JOY.CPL, it even works on the controller menu in ...
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How do I align the version numbers of my Epic and Steam versions so I can play together?

How do I align the version numbers of my Epic and Steam versions so I can play together? The Epic Games version is BORDERLANDSTPS-2.0.0 The Steam version is BORDERLANDSTPS-1.0.7... I've seen a ...
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Ethernet Adapter disconnects after large amount of data passes through to an outside network

edit: so after an egregious amount of testing, I may significantly narrowed down what the problem might be. So basically, my going theory at the moment is when a large amount of data passes through ...
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How do I make sure that my game is working with Vulkan when using DXVK on Windows?

DXVK is a "mod" for games originally developed for DirectX 9, 10 and 11 that allows them to run with Vulkan instead of DirectX. Is there a way to make sure that the game where I installed ...
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Maximum USB Controllers? 16?

I've been building the ultimate retro gaming PC and storage cabinet that emulates all popular vintage consoles, and their controllers to match. Emulating Atari 2600 through Dreamcast - half of the ...
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My Xbox One controller suddenly stopped working on PC

Sorry, English isn't my first language. Please let me know if you didn't understand something and I will try to explain it in another way. So, until Saturday (2 days ago) my Xbox One controller was ...
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How can I get a list of the 21 Steam games that are not available on Windows?

(In this post I use the word "game" to mean anything in the Steam store, even it's not a game per se.) Earlier today I was curious what percentage of Steam games are not available on Windows,...
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How do I export a world from Minecraft win 10?

How do I export my world from Minecraft windows 10 edition? I bought my version of Minecraft from the Microsoft store and I don’t know how to export my worlds. I looked through my files and all I ...
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Sharing game files between Linux & Windows (Dual boot)

I've read the article from itsfoss about how to share a game between Linux & Windows and it got my excited, I've been undecisive about using Linux because I couldn't play video games but now I can!...
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Minecraft Windows 10 Account Vanished?

I was able to redeem minecraft windows 10 for free along with Java edition. I haven't played [windows 10 edition] for a while, but now going back to play with a friend who doesn't have java mc, I ...
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Why I have a negative income in Powerhouse Windows 3.1 game?

Game: Powerhouse OS: Win 3.1 | dosbox Problem: after upgrading the oil rig to 6 pressure pumps, it outputs 414 fuel to the adjacent refinery with 4 hydroskinning units. It outputs -315 of processed ...
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Black screen when alt-tabbing borderless games in Windows 10

When I attempt to alt-tab out of a game, or click on something on my second monitor, my primary monitor turns off for a couple seconds before turning back on (full black instead of backlit black). I ...
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Connecting an Xbox 360 controller to Windows 10 with a wireless receiver with no sync button

I have a generic wireless receiver which I have set up as an Xbox 360 wireless receiver using the microsoft official drivers, but the device does not have a sync button. It does have a button but it ...
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Minecraft Lan connection connection error: io.netty.channel.connecttimeoutexception connection timed out on Mac [duplicate]

Me and my friend want to play Minecraft together on the same WiFi. He has a Windows 10 computer and I have a Mac. At first, opening to LAN would not show up at all. Then I found a way to prefer IPv4 ...
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Can Terraria iOS players play with PC players? [duplicate]

I don't play Terraria much, but my little brother saw me playing on my PC and said he wanted to try. I let him, and he loved it. Once I told him we could play together, he got extremely happy and now ...
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How can I prevent my Windows key from becoming "stuck" after taking an in-game screenshot or clip?

On a PC, I use the Xbox Game Bar screenshot and clip features often via their shortcut keys, WinAltg for a clip, WinAltPrntScrn for a screenshot. Note that I prefer Xbox Game Bar Screenshots because ...
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Is there any way to prevent an Xbox Controller from opening Windows Magnifier?

I'm using an Xbox controller on PC and I find that there's some particular button combination (something + the guide button) that launches the Windows Magnifier accessibility ("ease of access") ...
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How to stop steam at startup in windows 10

I have steam installed in my laptop and it is annoying that steam is starting automatically when my system starts. I have unchecked the option "Run Steam when my computer runs" and disabled from ...
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Can the Windows controller properties dialogue display multiple hats?

I haven't seen much of a variation in the Windows joystick/gamepad properties window. Here is what it looks like with my PowerA controller plugged in: Despite having two independent analog thumb ...
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Sims 3 Steam release changes monitor colors slightly when full screen

When I launch The Sims 3 on Windows via Steam, the colors are brightened when you press shift+tab to bring up the steam overlay. Conversely, on Linux (specifically, Ubuntu and derivatives, with Valve'...
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Can't connect to lan using hamachi with macbook and windows 10

Trying to get a lan game going across 2 networks using hamachi. When I host the game (windows pc) and the macbook attempts to join using my hamachi ipv4 address, it is able to connect and load in ...
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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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