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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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?

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 really annoying. I even ...
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Games don't fit in screen when launched in full screen mode (show only left-top quarter)

I'm trying to play games on a Windows 8.1 tablet with 1900x1200 resolution. When I run some games which change resolution I see only their left-top quarter like game thinks that it's still 1900x1200 ...
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Problem running Age of Empires III on VirtualBox

I have a Ubuntu host and running Windows 7 as guest using VirtualBox. I installed succesfully Age of Empires III, but whenever I try to run the game, got this error: Initialization Failed Direct3D ...
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Apply Steam Overlay to Chrome?

I got Chrome to launch from Steam in kiosk mode by using "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" http://www.netflix.com/browse --kiosk --user-data-dir="C:/AppData/SteamChrome" (...
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Could using ALT + F4 to close a game corrupt Save data?

I am pretty new to PC gaming after having a PS3. I didn't make a switch to PS4 but instead went to PC gaming. So far, everything is awesome. However there is a thing that worries me; while exiting a ...
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Is there any way to use Hearthstone/BattleNet on an account under parental control

I have a Windows PC with Hearthstone running fine on my Administrator account (Account A). I would like to have it working in an account with Parental Controls (we'll call Account B), which in turn ...
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Unable to launch Edna & Harvey: The Breakout on Mac OS X via Steam - Wineskin

I'm new here and I got no clue about PC/Mac/Games/how to ask questions in here in general so I need some help. (I've already looked through previous questions but nothing could help me...) I wanted ...
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Fifa 15 on Windows 8, turn on Keyboard only controls

I recently installed Fifa 15 UT on my Win8 touchscreen laptop via the Windows Store. I started the game, but sometimes when I'm not pressing any action buttons, only the D-Pad, the character ...
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How do I get The Sting (2001) to run on Windows 7 64 bit?

So I'm having a hard time trying to run a game named The Sting (2001) on my Windows 7 64 bit laptop. I've tried running it on compatibility mode, but the game just ends up closing right after I hit "...
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Game Won't Launch from CD

I ordered American McGee's Alice from eBay and it seemed to read just fine when I put it in my computer. The autoplay menu worked correctly and allowed me to install the game, but when I double-click ...
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Legends of Eisenwald - where does the game store the savegames?

Does anybody know where the save games of Legends of Eisenwald are stored ?
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How do I create a desktop shortcut for GoG Galaxy games after installing them?

Apparently, you can create a shortcut when first installing a game using GoG Galaxy. I forgot to enable that option for Witcher 3 when installing it, so I don't have a shortcut on my desktop. ...
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Next Car Game Demo not working

I am trying to get the next car game demo for my computer. After I do everything, the shortcut has not been created and when I try to open up the game, there is an error that says: The program can't ...
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How can I ensure my GameSave Manager weekly backup actually happens?

I configured a scheduled task for a weekly backup of all the saved games on my system to Dropbox, with 3 weeks of retention. However, the backup doesn't execute if my computer is in sleep, hibernate ...
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Japanese text in Windows game won't display correctly

I tried to play Action Mogura, a Japanese freeware game, on Windows 10. The game itself runs fine, but the Japanese text in the game is mangled, i.e. seemingly random characters are displayed. I've ...
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Can a laptop with a tablet feature be used as a controller for racing games?

I have a laptop (Lenovo Yoga 15) which can be turned into a tablet (using the same OS[Windows 10]), and I was wondering if I could play any racing games using the laptop itself as a controller? Is ...
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Set Xbox controllers order on Windows

I have an Xbox One controller and an Xbox 360 controller plugged in my PC. Windows always set the 360 controller as the primary (number 1), but I want the One controller to be the primary. If I ...
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FIFA 15:UT Windows 10 black screen

I have downloaded FIFA 15:UT to my laptop from the Windows store. My laptop is currently running on Windows 10 64 bit. My laptop configuration is: Processor: core i5 RAM:4 GB Graphics: Intel(...
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Can you connect 4 wired xbox 360 controllers to one pc?

I would like to play some steam games I bought with 3 other people. These are games much more suited to a controller however, and I only own two PS4 controllers. My question is, If I were to buy ...
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Command and Conquer 3 exeption in exception handler

I have command and conquer 3 from Origin, but when I try to start it, I get the 'exception in exception handler' error and the game exits. I've tried the Origin launcher fix as well as -runver to ...
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Hide the UI and take a screenshot with one key press

In World of Warcraft there is a screen shot feature that is assigned to the print screen key by default. When I take screenshots, I like to hide the user interface by pressing alt + z and then ...
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I'm trying to get sound on Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition for the PC, however it won't work

Here is the background. The sound worked perfectly fine about two days ago. I had a few friends over, and decided to plug in my loudspeakers rather than my headphones. I set that up, and then play the ...
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If Steam is installed on a seperate partition from windows, can I reinstall to that folder without redownloading my games?

I'm looking at upgrading to windows 10 beta through a clean install. I have steam and all my games installed on my secondary drive. If I wipe and reinstall windows, can I point steam to my D:\Steam ...
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Is it detrimental to run games at the highest settings a laptop can handle?

I have only recently gotten a gaming laptop that can actually play modern games. With my old laptop, I was only capable of playing 2d games, so I'm not exactly sure about the graphics setting that I ...
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Nethack: How to Make Complicated Multi-Window Displays?

An hour of searching (perhaps I don't know the correct search phrases?) has yielded nada. So here's a picture that hopefully is worth more than a thousand entries to google. I've been playing for ...
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How to fix Minecraft being off-center?

I have a very annoying issue that is making my Minecraft experience, as well as any other games using LWJGL as an engine. This is what my Minecraft looks like: As you can see there are black bars ...
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Is there a way to download Windows games on Steam but for my Macbook Pro? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro and all my friends have 40+ games but most of them are for Windows. So is there anyway that I can download them but on my Mac and be able to play them?
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What is the difference between the new Minecraft Installer and the older Launcher?

Some may have noticed that there is now another way to install Minecraft, using a Windows Installer package (.msi) file. It can be assumed that if I get Minecraft using this installer, it will be ...
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Can you make console commands through Alienware Alpha?

If so is it still possible to do it through Steam? (Since you obviously need to use steam to play on the Alpha...)
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Do any other Origin games ignore reconfiguring WIndows to put the Documents folder elsewhere?

Note, this topic was made from reconfiguring the default save location in the Documents library of Windows 7. Not from moving the Documents folder from within the properties window. I reconfigured ...
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Can I play Fifa 15 UT on Windows 8 or Windows 10 using an external controller?

I recently installed the windows 10 Technical Preview, and downloaded FIFA 15 ultimate team from the Windows app store. I would like to know if it is possible to play the game with an external USB ...
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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD [duplicate]

I have a 1 TB HDD and a 120 GB SSD. On the HDD I have all my data along with Steam and—currently—all my games. On the SSD I have Windows 7 and programs, but there's 50 GB of unused space that I wish ...
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Minecraft says I have out of date drivers. Cannot find any drivers for it though

I have a ATI/AMD HD Radeon 4200. As the title says, I can't find any drivers. Could someone please help find the latest drivers? I am running Windows 8.1
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Playing FIFA 14 multiplayer with two keyboards

I am trying to setup a multiplayer environment for FIFA 14 using two keyboards. To do so I've installed VJoy Virtual Joystick from here. I've been able to configure it with my laptop but the problem ...
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Gamepad issues in Windows

Had anyone ever encountered an issue when playing with a 360 (I'm using a Razer Sabertooth) gamepad in Windows where one or both of the sticks seems like it's pushing upwards slightly? The issue ...
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Show Windows games on the Steam homepage, even when using a Mac

I have both a Windows PC and a Mac. I use my PC for gaming, and my Mac for work. I browse Steam on my Mac. On the new Steam website, launched about a week ago, the homepage will show games based on ...
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Steam game from Mac to PC [duplicate]

Im using a Macbook right now and I bought Rome 2 Total War with Steam, however I've just bought a new gaming laptop which is Windows. I wonder if I'm able to download my game on my new laptop from ...