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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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Can I run Baldur's Gate on my Windows 7 computer? [duplicate]

I have heard that there are some technical problems with running Baldur's Gate on a computer with Windows 7, but the Virtual Machine I have sucks, because the mouse pointer is always flickering. What ...
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Bioshock crashes on start up or fails to play in-game sound

Disclaimer: There is a related question, describing missing in-game sound. This is about the game crashing on start up and starting only with the -nosound flag (obviously deactivating sound output). ...
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Possible Graphics Driver Problem

I considered asking this question over at Super User, since it may be a hardware problem, but since it's specific to one game I came here. I have the game Kerbal Space Program. It's fairly graphics-...
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How can I run C&C Generals Zero Hour on Windows 7

I have Windows 7 64-bit and I'm trying to run C&C Generals Zero Hour on it. Generals itself works fine but Zero Hour just quits after the splash screen. I have the latest version (1.04) and made ...
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Why is Duke Nukem Forever loading time so long?

Does anyone know why is DNF loading time so long? Is it going to be fixed? (by patch) Is there now a way to fix it? (without patches) Windows 7.
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Which MechWarrior games will still run on Windows 7? [closed]

I'm thinking about going to Windows 7 from XP. Has anyone run any of the MechWarrior titles on 7?
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Getting Max Payne sounds to work on Windows 7

Trying to run Max Payne (the original game from 2001) on Windows 7 64-bit, there is a serious problem with the game sounds - no music, many effects missing, stuttering, slowdowns etc. Looking online ...
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How do I successfully install Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines on Windows 7 64 bit?

I am about to install Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines again and play through yet another time. I'm running Win7 64 bit. Last time I installed it in this environment, it ran at an obscene frame ...
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Official PS3 Controller Keyboard as input device to PC

Is it possible to use my official PS3 Controller Keyboard (you know, the one that attaches on top of the PS3 Controller) to my Windows 7 PC? It would be nice to have functionality like touch sensitive ...
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Is there a way to get Windows to handle Shift + numpad keys differently? [closed]

I have a Razer Naga gaming mouse. The mouse has a number grid on the side that acts like a numpad. I know this can be remapped, but I would like it to use the Numpad keys. In Windows, when you hit ...
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I'm updating Windows 7 to 64-bit, how do I move my Steam games?

I want to update from Windows 7 32-bit to 64-bit. How do I protect my Steam games?
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How do I play Age of Empires multiplayer on Windows 7?

AOE on my windows machine is unable to detect games setup by my peers (Windows 7) on the same network (LAN) or on the internet. Is there something I should be doing (patch, fix) to join others ...
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How can I run games full-screen on a widescreen laptop?

I am using a Dell Vostro 1015, and when I play games in full-screen mode, the display runs an 800x600 resolution. The rest of the screen is blacked-out. My laptop is a wide screen, but games display ...
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Can I change the icon for a game in the Windows Games Explorer?

Windows Vista and Windows 7 have a Games Explorer that downloads additional details for some games, such as the ESRB rating, recommended WEI score, game description and cover art which is used as the ...
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Possible to bridge PS3 to use laptop and iPhone shared 3g connection

I am able to broadcast a wireless signal from my iPhone to my laptop using an ad-hoc network. Unfortunately, PS3 does not recognize ad-hoc networks so I am unable to use this wireless connection. My ...
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Psychonauts on Windows 7 64-bit

Anyone have any luck getting this to run on Windows 7 64-bit? I grabbed the demo on Steam, and it won't run; so I am hesitant to buy actual title until i know the demo can run.
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Can you copy files onto the Xbox 360 HDD?

How can you transfer files from a PC onto the Xbox 360 HDD? If you connected an Xbox formatted Hard disk/Flash drive into a PC, is it possible to add to the games installed? and is there a driver/...
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Sims 2 gives blue screen of death while playing on windows 7

I've installed sims 2 on windows 7 and am playing with my cd present in the drive. Everything goes fine for a few minutes and I can start playing the tutorial. However, in the middle of the tutorial I ...
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Graphics options are greyed out in Sims 2 under Windows 7 x64

My graphics is blotchy. How can I make things accelerated? I have an ATI Radeon HD 4250 card. It appears to be running at 800x600. I am using HDMI to drive big-screen TV at 1080p (1920x1080). ...
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Saving drive space by uninstalling games from Steam

If I download a Steam game, play it, and delete it/uninstall it, will it be completely gone from my computer? I want to download Amnesia demo, but once I've played it, I'm gonnna delete it to save ...
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Need For Speed Hot Pursuit seldom responds to Enter key - very difficult to start the game!

I seem to have this issue where NFS HP doesn't respond to the enter key - I have to keep banging it a million times before it accepts ONE input. WTF. Because of this stupid response I find it ...
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Varying framerates in WoW?

I think WoW may only be utilizing my SLI some of the time, or else Windows is not allocating it priority. I have two GeForce GTS 250's in SLI. Some of the time, WoW runs at 60 FPS when no characters ...
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Has anyone been able to run Assassin's Creed 1 on Windows 7? [closed]

Please note that I'm talking about Assassin's Creed 1 and not 2. I know that 2 supports Windows 7. It's part 1 that I'm concerned about. I had installed that game sometime a while back but had been ...
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Quake 3 doesn't install in Windows 7

I have a Dell Studio laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz processor, 4 GB Ram, 512 MB ATI Raedon Graphics Card and 500 GB HDD with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I was checking my shelf for old games ...
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Windows 7, Boot Session just for gaming?

i was wondering if somebody did this setting? a way to boot your windows session like Safe mode, but Networking and Hardware acceleration enabled, and in this way had a session just for gaming without ...
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Battlefield 3 - Upscaling windowed mode

I have a problem with the windowed mode. It will scale to the actual resolution, thus giving me a 20fps or so. I want to have the resolution set in the game (like 1280x800), but upscaled into the ...
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Does Mirror's Edge run on Windows 7 Home Professional 64-Bit?

I was considering buying Mirror's Edge from Direct2Drive when it was on sale, but then noticed this at the bottom of the page: Known Issues Windows 7 is not supported Has anyone had any trouble ...
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What files does Steam install?

I was wondering what files Steam (the digital distribution platform) installs and where on a Windows (7) PC. Does it add anything that runs at start-up or add any files to important system folders?
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Play n64oid saves on laptop?

Is there any way to play the game saves from n64oid on my Win7 laptop? Basically I'd like to be able to hook up my USB controller and take over from a game save I have from traveling and playing on my ...
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Can you run an application with a Nostromo n52?

I know this is an old piece of hardware, but is it possible to execute a file, such as an exe or bat file, with the Belkin nostromo n52? For example, pressing button 1 would bring up notepad, and ...
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commandline.txt for GTA 4 doesn't work on Steam

I have GTA 4 on Steam and I use commandline.txt but it doesn't work. When I launch it, Rockstar Social Club just pops up asking me to log in and after I click Play or Play Offline, the game starts and ...
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Change default display of a game (Assassin's Creed 2)

No sure if this is a general Windows 7 question or particular to Assassin's Creed 2. How do I change the display adapter that the game starts in? EDIT: Without changing the whole "Main Display" ...
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How do I get Steam games on the Windows 7 Game Explorer?

How do I get Steam games on the Windows 7 Game Explorer? I have a few games installed in Steam that I'd like to appear in the Game Explorer. Yes, I know I can create a desktop shortcut and drag that ...
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Does Starcraft 2 run better on Windows or Mac?

I have Starcraft 2 installed on my Macbook Pro in OS X. I have Intel i7 CPU, 8 GB of RAM, nVidea Geforce FT 330M, and a SATA hard drive. In Energy settings I've set it to Higher Performance over ...
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How can I make Skip98 work on a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit?

My Mother in law was playing to an old freeware Skip-bo game on her Windows XP computer, it's called Skip98. You could still find it by goggling it, but the original site is down. She bought a new ...
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How can I record a fullscreen game? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I record demos of my gameplay? I've been playing Portal 2 on PC, and apparently I can only play it on fullscreen. I use Camtasia, and I wanted to record something, but ...
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Can you run games with non-trivial graphics requirements in a virtual machine?

Any real experience running heavy games like AOE3, NFS Underground 2/MW, SimCity 4, City Life, etc. I don't expect run Crysis on a virtual machine but some old games. Is it possible run these kind of ...
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Worms Reloaded (demo) menus act as if down arrow is being pressed all the time

Unlike this guy, I can launch the Worms Reloaded demo from Steam on my Windows 7 64-bit machine just fine. However, once I get into the demo, all the menus act as if I'm holding down the down arrow (...
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Strange graphics issue with Windows 7 - multiple user accounts

I've bought a copy of 1701 Gold Edition. It installed fine on my main account, an administrator account with UAC. But when my son tries on his non admin account, the trees are drawn wrong! Really big ...