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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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Installing Star Trek Armada 2 on Windows 7?

I'm trying to install Startrek Armada 2 on Windows 7 x64. When I try to install, the popup launches and I can attempt to click install. This briefly launches a small message box, after which ...
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How to invert mouse y axis in Qube 2?

I know it's not possible in the game options, and it won't be developped, but is there any workaround to this ? So far I've tried a .NET Mouse inverter program, and Sakasa.exe They DO invert y axis ...
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Halo 1 Not Working on Windows 7 x64

I recently installed Halo: Combat Evolved and patched it to version 1.09. When I run it, it plays the logo videos fine but then when it gets to the menu, it plays only the music on a black screen. Is ...
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Black outlines in Borderlands

Every model in borderlands has some sort of black contour lines around. Is there a way to turn them off? Couldn't find one in Options.
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SimCity 4 Deluxe stopped working in Windows 7

I had SimCity 4 Deluxe installed and running on Windows 7 64-bit without any major issues for a few months. As far as I can remember, I do not think I even had to adjust compatibility mode, or tweak ...
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Playing Diablo 1 on Windows 7

I just found an old copy of Diablo (the first game) in a box and whacked it into my laptop I purchased just yesterday. After the quick install I hit play and found that the screen remained black (...
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How do I connect my ps4 controller to my pc using bluetooth

Can anyone tell me how to connect my PS4 controller to my PC using Bluetooth? I am running Windows 7 with a generic Bluetooth dongle if that' important I have watched a lot of videos on YouTube but ...
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Fallout New Vegas quits to desktop with no error message

Just installed Fallout New Vegas. After some time of game play the game just quit to Desktop without any error messages. Can someone point me directions on why this is happening and how can I fix it? ...
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Windows 7 & Age of Empires II: works but not quite? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: The Age of Empires II Scrolling Bug I'm trying to install Age of Empires II on Windows 7. The graphics are so so, but when I enter a tutorial, the map keeps panning ...
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The Age of Empires II Scrolling Bug

The scrolling bug in Age of Empires II is rather well-known. It has been mentioned at Gaming, too. The problem is that, in-game, the view constantly scrolls to the left and upwards. And the game is ...
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How do I run Space 1889/Twilight 2000/Mega Traveller in Windows 7

I have windows 7. I have two old Paragon games Space 1889 and Twilight 2000. How do I play them or get them to work in windows 7? I have just obtained the three Mega Traveller games and want to play ...
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Foxhole crashing

I run Foxhole on a pretty decent Win7 pc, but the game crashes with the following error: LowLevelFatalError[File:Unknown][Line: 200] UnrealEngine is exiting due to D3D device being lost. (Error: ...
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Exception in exception handler C&C [duplicate]

When I start the game(C&C Tiberium Wars) I get this error: FATAL ERROR: Exception in exception handler Problem signature: Problem Event Name: APPCRASH Application Name: cnc3game.dat ...
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how to play gfwl games without needing live?

I want to play some games that are GFWL enabled,but have no desire to log in or play multiplayer on those games(the games in question I know for a fact have a client-based singleplayer mode so nothing ...
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Is it possible to upscale a windowed game?

I'm using Win7 and will upgrade to Win10 next year. I bought a GTX 1070 to run games in 4K. Some run smooth @ 60FPS, others are barely able to sustain 30FPS. Even though I wanna play games @ 4K, I'd ...
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Running gta 4 in smoothly in inbuilt graphics (intel) [duplicate]

My pc specifications : Display: Intel 82945G Express chipset Family Ram :2 gb Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 @2.20GHz 32 Bit windows 7 I want to run gta 4 on my pc anyway and graphics could be ...
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Age of Empires 1 + Windows 7 SP1 = “Could not initialize graphics system. Make sure that your video card and driver are compatible with DirectDraw”"

I installed Age of Empires I on Windows 7 SP1 x64 Ultimate. After the installation whenever I tried to run the game (Empires.exe) I get the following error right at the beginning: Could not ...
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How do I take screenshots of fullscreen games on a Windows 7 PC?

I want to take screenshots during gameplay. This is on a PC with Windows 7. I don't want to use Fraps because my PC sucks and can barely run the game. What are my options? I would prefer something ...
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How to take screenshots of the old games

As the title says. Right now I'm struggling to take a screenshot in Hexen II (this one uses DirectX 3) and Wizardry 8. I tried using RivaTuner Statistic Server (built-in MSI AfterBurner), Fraps, ...
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Move Fable TLC saved games to Fable Anniversary

I'd like to move my Fable TLC save from OSX to Fable Anniversary on Win7. The directory contents look identical (Autosave, Autosave.qa, Profile.bin, and some manual saves), however, then ...
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Sim City 4 Deluxe Not Working in Windows 7 64 Bit

I have Sim city 4 Deluxe (for some reason it is the UK edition even though I live and bought it in North America) and it was working fine for a few months, but recently after updating Windows, it ...
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Is it possible to connect Xbox One S controller to Windows 7 via Bluetooth?

I bought an Xbox One S controller to use over Bluetooth with my PC, however Microsoft only appears to support the controller in Windows 10. I'm running Windows 7, so is there a way to fix or hack it ...
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Grand theft auto V has exited unexpectedly (after notebook fix update)

For some reason my GTA V still keeps crashing even after the update which should "fix" the problem with 2 graphics cards. Also when I try to run only with my Intel/AMD graphics card it ends up giving ...
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Forcing Fullscreen at a custom resolution

Ok, so my laptop is garbage but runs fortnite 40-60 FPS in a window the size in the image provided, I want to play at that resolution but in a full screen , so I want to find out if I can set a ...
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Mega Defender Installation Help

I have an old freeware game on my older MS Windows 7 (32bit) computer that I would like to move to my new Windows 7 (64bit) computer. It's called Mega Defender and used to be downloadable here. I ...
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How do I get an older Windows 95/98 game to run in Windows 7 64-bit without some colors looking off?

Recently EA released the first few Command and Conquer games for free on their website. I've downloaded and installed the first one for 64-bit (the download for 64-bit versions of Windows can be found ...
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Why do some games refuse to display pictures?

When I select a game like X-men Origin in my Windows 7 PC, the games opens and seems to be working, but I can't see the display. I can hear the sound of the game option when I press up & down ...
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Command and Conquer: Generals not launching on Windows 7 64-bit

I've tried a large number of solutions to the problems that 64 bit Windows 7 has with Generals and Zero Hour, to no avail. I've been trawling all over the internet for a fix for my problem. To wit, I'...
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How to increass size window size of RPG maker XP game while keeping windowed mode

I have an RPG maker game, specifically RPG Maker xp, that I'm playing. I don't like it opening into full screen mode because I like being able to toggle in and out rapidly and full screen mode adds a ...
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Can Minecraft Java Edition run on Windows 10? [duplicate]

I've been using the original Java Edition on my old Windows 7 PC for years and my family just gave me a new Windows 10 PC for Christmas. Can I keep using my old Java Edition on the new machine or do I ...
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Running Stars! on Windows 7

It's the holidays and I'm feeling a bit nostalgic so I've decided to break out my old copy of Stars!. Unfortunately I can't get it running on Windows 7. The troubleshooter suggests running in XP SP2 ...
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Steam Link not sending sound to TV

When I start Steam Link I don't receive any sound from the TV. I checked sound settings and they were enabled. How can I fix this?
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How to get my free Origin copy of Battlefield 1942 to run

Origin accounts have a free version of Battlefield 1942 available to download and play through their software but when I try to run it I get the Microsoft circle of patience (mouse circle showing ...
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mocute 053 - can't use on windows

I have a mocute 053 bluetooth game controller. I successfully connected it to my windows 7 PC but I can't use it in any game. I tried connecting it to overwatch and battlegrounds. when I move the ...
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Issues with running “Diggles, the Myth of Fenris” (“Wiggles”) on Windows 7

Has anyone gotten Diggles, the Myth of Fenris (original name: Wiggles) to run on Windows 7 -- with sound? It sometimes works on my laptop but it's too slow, and on my main machine, the sound isn't ...
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How do I “Minimize” Civ 5 on Windows 7?

I only play with the Direct X 9/10 - havent tried the other option(s), so this question may only apply there. When I run Civ-5, the game takes over my desktop. It can never be 'minimized' to the ...
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How do I play Empire Earth 1 in Windows 7?

I want to play empire earth on my netbook, with win7 pro 32bit, but it crashes. When I start Empire Earth, the videos are played as usual and when the game starts, it crashes. I've tried different ...
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How can I run PlayStation 1 CDs on my PC?

I have an old PlayStation 1, and I am a big fan of old games. I have a lot of game CDs for this PlayStation. Is it possible to run these games on my PC? If so, how?
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Hitman Blood Money freezes

I'm playing Hitman Blood Money on Windows 7 6-4bit. When starting the mission entitled "The murder of the crows" it crashes. Does anyone know about this issue?
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How to trick WoW to play from network drive / NAS?

I remember that some time before I could play World Of Warcraft from a network drive. However now with client for WoD datadisk, I get error pop-up saying "The CAS system was unable to initialize: ...
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Morrowind doesn’t launch under Windows 7 (sometimes with the error “the application crashed”)

I recently reinstalled my OS with Windows 7 32 bit and I installed Morrowind GOTY, but when I try to run the MGE-GUI it doesn't launch at all. I've read that it needs administrator privileges, so I ...
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Why does RollerCoaster Tycoon (original) on Windows 7 display a black screen on launch?

I'm currently trying to avoid Windows XP mode since the Windows 7 installation itself is a VM (running on a Mac Mini). Regardless, here's my description of the problem. The game successfully ...
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Where is Titan Souls's save file?

I want to copy Titan Souls to a pc, which doesn't have internet (but have the same OS). I copied the game folder from Program Files, and wanted to copy save folder from c:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Roaming\...
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Max Payne No Gameplay on Windows 7

I have a physical disc copy of Max Payne 1. The disc does not work with Windows 7. I searched many gaming forums and their answers have not given me any success. The PC I'm trying to run it on has ...
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How do I make clicking on the second monitor screen not minimize my game?

I recently switched over to a dual monitor setup and am still getting to know the features. I've noticed that whenever I mouse over from a game onto a browser (Chrome) and clicked, it would minimize ...
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How do I change the ingame popupmenu in counterstrike 1.6?

After going to a public server my game client downloaded a fiew files and since that moment it seems that the ingame popup menu (that opens when you press "H" and contains options like changing ...
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Dungeon Siege 2 vs Windows 7

I have a Dell Dimension 8400 running Windows XP & Dungeon Siege 2 Chinese version runs fine. The item information pop-up displays the numeric values, etc. I also have another modern laptop with ...
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How to make a joystick axis completely undetectable in Windows 7?

I have an old Saitek ST290 Pro USB joystick and I only have one problem: some games such as Jane's F-15 or F/A-18, will detect the stick's terrible, godawful throttle control, which is built into the ...
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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 ...