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Why do older generations games have a common look and feel by console?

Much of the "look and feel" of games of that era (up to roughly the early 3D era) was driven largely by technical limitations and tradeoffs of the consoles themselves. The Sega Genesis, for ...
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Will PS4 game discs work on PS5 Console?

Playstation 4 discs should work with a Playstation 5. There is an official help page on the subject: The overwhelming majority of the 4,000+ PS4 games are playable on PS5 consoles. Playing PS4 game ...
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Padlock on a downloaded PS5 game

So, long story short, @Wondercricket was right. It turns out I had two accounts on my PS4, one of which purchased quite literally every single game besides this one (for no reason I can recall...). It ...
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How can I play Day of the Tentacle?

There is also a Remastered edition that was released in March 2016.
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Will PS4 game discs work on PS5 Console?

To add to Timmy Jim's answer: there are only 6 PS4 games that just straight up do not work on PS5: Afro Samurai 2: Revenge of Kuma Volume One Hitman Go: Definitive Edition Just Deal With It! Robinson:...
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"No suitable display mode found" error for Dawn of War & DoW: Winter Assault

I have found a Link on Steam that answers my question perfectly: Own Boxed Copies of DoW? Get Free Steam Keys With the shutting of Gamespy servers, we have been migrating our players over ...
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Xbox 360 Flash Drives and Original Xbox Games

You CAN use a non-Microsoft hard drive. I had a non-Microsoft hard drive that was from EBay and it did not allow me to play Xbox originals. I was able to modify it to allow me to play originals. Here ...
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Is Morrowind actually backwards compatible on Xbox 360?

Here is the TL;DR of my confusing experience: I connected my Xbox 360 online using an Ethernet cable: to update the Dashboard to the latest 2019 version. to then download backwards compatibility ...
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Command and Conquer: Generals Zero-Hour on Windows 8?

Well, this might be caused by something i've experienced just recently. Solution: Reinstall your game. BUT ONLY DO THIS IF: You've had at least one previous successful startup on that machine at ...
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Why is "Recruit" not working for Sweet's mission "Los Sepulcros" in GTA: San Andreas on Windows 10?

If this problem ever occurs to anyone else, just go Options > Controller Setup > Redefine Controls > Foot controls You'll see this: Like I said, to recruit I had to aim at a gang member and ...
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Do Nintendo 64 motherboards fit in any revision N64 case?

tl;dr; A motherboard swap should work no problem. I still recommend my other answer, but as pointed out it doesn't address the original question. I pulled out a few spare consoles I have and found the ...
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How does the Nintendo 3DS play DS games?

This is not emulation, many of the NDS components are present in the 3DS exclusively to run DS games. The 5 - 8 sec black screen when launching an NDS game is there because the console starts the ...
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How can I run "Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour" on Windows 7?

Following the instructions on forums.cncnz.com worked for me. I already had the latest drivers and I installed C&C Generals and Zero Hour. Then (these are I think the most important parts): Try ...
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How to get old 16-bit Windows games to work on 64-bit Windows?

Updated answer, just in case anyone stumble with that question in 2021 or later: You can play Windows 16-bit games in a 64-bit Windows computer by using DOSBox-X. Install Windows 95 (or Windows 98, ...
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Playing Diablo 1 on Windows 7

It's now possible to play Diablo through your web browser : https://d07riv.github.io/diabloweb/ . Details about the project - https://github.com/d07RiV/diabloweb . It allows you to provide path to ...
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Is there any shorcut for the ''PS Button'' on Ps3, using a Ps1/Ps2 Controller?

No, there is no way to get to that menu with a Dualshock 1 or 2 Controller, I've already tried everything a few years back.
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Does the Xbox One have backward compatibility for games on the original Xbox?

Understanding that this is an old question, I wish to update this thread for future reference. The Xbox head, Phil Spencer, has hinted that he wants original Xbox games to play on the Xbox One. ...
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Why won't Sonic & Knuckles collection work on my windows 10 computer?

It CAN work depending on a few things. One thing to note is that because my laptop doesn't have a CD Drive, I had to create a .iso file from my existing disc (using an older Windows XP Laptop), which ...
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Why won't Sonic & Knuckles collection work on my windows 10 computer?

Was able to install it by doing the following steps: Insert the CD Right click on your CD Drive and select "Open" Open folder INSTALL Double click SETUP.EXE Install and run the game normally I had ...
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The Simpsons Hit and Run doesn't start on Windows 7

Use Lucas' Simpsons Hit & Run Mod Launcher. The launcher adds native widescreen and borderless fullscreen support, some bug fixes and intro video skip among other features (all optional).
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Red Dead Redemption region lock

Red Dead Redemption is not region locked, as detailed in this Rockstar region-compatibility support page. One of the reasons you may have initially encountered issues purchasing the game the other ...
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Is the Nintendo Switch backwards compatible?

No. The Nintendo Switch is not backwards compatible with any previous Nintendo consoles or controllers. Nintendo has mentioned they are considering re-releasing more Wii U titles on the Switch, such ...
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Is the Nintendo Switch backwards compatible?

No. Although the Nintendo Switch is not backwards compatible, Nintendo has been releasing older games from the NES and SNES, with their new platform: Switch Online. Additionally, Nintendo has been ...
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Lag on old PC games until a gamepad is connected

I'm gonna guess that its from a release of gamemaker that causes problems. (The lag is clearly not coming from the game itself, because with your specs you could probably run at 1000fps.) Something ...
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Lag on old PC games until a gamepad is connected

Maybe there's a service that is running on the background awaiting the connection of the game-pad doing attempts to connect every second or so... What I would do is to search in Windows services and ...
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Do PS4 games still get a performance upgrade on PS5 if run from external storage?

You will still gain the benefits of the increased CPU and GPU improvement such as increased FPS, but you'll be missing out on the increased hard drive speed of the PS5.
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Is the Xbox One power cable backward compatible with the original Xbox?

The original Xbox used an IEC 60320 type power cord and plugged directly into an outlet. I believe it specifically used the C7 variant. I've deduced this by looking at an image I found of the back of ...
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How do I limit the framerate of GTA 1 so that it doesn't run too fast on my Windows 10 laptop?

I managed to run GTA 1 at its regular speed on Windows 10, on a laptop that has the same GPU as yours (Nvidia GeForce MX150). Here are the steps I followed and the settings I used to run it: Note: I ...
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