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You can create multiple 'game libraries' in Steam, each one going in a different location on your computer, in your case, 2 different hard disks. Nolonar adds a good point: Keep in mind that not all games can be installed on a library other than where Steam is installed; most notably old games like Half-Life 2 How to Steam > Settings > Downloads tab ...


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Personally I use junction points. Install everything originally to the SSD as it is your base/original Steam install location then you can move the data folder and create a "junction point" to generate a virtual link to the new physical location of the game data. This really can be done for a lot of other things than SteamApps. See: http://forums....


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A 64-bit operating system won't be able to run a 16-bit program unless you run the program through an emulator or a virtual machine. For more info, see these Super User posts: Why 64 bit OS can't run a 16-bit application? How do I get 16-bit programs to work on a 64-bit Windows? This question on Arqade: How to get old 16-bit Windows games to work on 64-bit ...


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Taking screenshots of modern games, especially in fullscreen can indeed be a challenge. Fortunately there’s several ways to get that capture. Built-in In-game Many games have a built-in screenshot key, so check the Controls section of its options to find out what it is or to set it. The default is usually one of the higher-numbered function keys (e.g. F11 ...


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This only happens if you run a game in full screen mode. If you go to options => graphics in this particular game and turn the display to windowed / borderless, it'll solve your problem. Then the game will stay open in the background, while you can manage other programs (e.g. Chrome) and turn back to the game afterwards. Note that if you use your mouse ...


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Thanks to @SevenSidedDie, I discovered that the error only occurrs when running it with JRE7. This was tested by uninstalling JRE7 and instead using JRE6. However, as a Java developer, it was really inconvenient to have the the latest Java runtime uninstalled as I need it to debug with. I reinstalled JRE7 and after some tinkering, I did the following to ...


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The reason you cannot play is because of your GPU The error that is occurring is stemming from a problem between the game and your Video Card, specifically the command to use GMatrix2D (GPF Error).Source Your are trying to run the game on a Mobile Intel Express Chipset. According to a few sources, linked here will be the steampowered forums, the game does ...


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I have now discovered the issue (after posting, of course). I have a Ralink RT2860 wireless card that I use to connect to the internet, and the newest (albeit three years old) drivers apparently cause the issue. If anyone else has this issue, you can download the working drivers (version 3.0.11) from this link.


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This isn't answering your question directly, but on the CD case for the original Starcraft (should be the first disc) there should be a 13 digit cd key. If you try downloading the Starcraft installer from Blizzard, you wont require the discs to play the game. You will be able to launch them straight from your desktop. However, that game requires a 26 digit ...


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I assume "cross-platform" refers to . According to Steam support, you can just install it on windows. What is Steam Play? Steam Play allows you to purchase your games once and play anywhere. Whether you have puchased your Steam Play enabled game on a Mac or PC (both Windows and Linux), you will be able to play on the other platform free of charge. ...


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So my basic question is...are Windows 7 32-bit users doomed to never be able to play old games like that? This really depends on the game. Windows 95 was Microsoft's first 32-bit operating system, but designed to give a lot of compatibility to let enable earlier 16-bit software from MS-DOS and earlier versions of Windows to still run. Some games of this ...


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First of all - Stars! is a 16-bit application, and for technical reasons, 64-bit versions of Windows cannot run those directly - if you have 64-bit Windows, you cannot run this game without a secondary OS. 32-bit Windows 7 should have no problem running the game, but I haven't tested it personally. If you have Windows 7 Pro or Ulitmate, you can download the ...


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Here are the instructions to install the game and everything. This links directly to the game itself that is inside the above link, most probably you can handle installing it and figuring out how to open the game yourself without having a step by step with pictures.


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Play the game in windowed mode. You can turn this on in the graphical options. This would allow you to have the game maximised (thus taking up almost all the screen) but make it easy to minimise the game when necessary.


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The launcher seems to be old, try getting the latest version here: http://s3.amazonaws.com/Minecraft.Download/launcher/Minecraft.exe


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Yes. I did it before: simply moved my "Steam disk" from machine A to machine B, then installed Steam on machine B, pointing it to the Steam disk location and voilà. As an extra precaution, you can also delete the ClientRegistry.blob file to force Steam to scan the steamapps folder and find out what is installed, making sure all the games get found. Some ...


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The reason that this game no longer works is outlined by the other answer and this other question on Arqade. Basically there was a security hole in Windows 7 and 8 that Microsoft patched that makes certain write protection not work anymore. There is a simpler and safer solution to the problem than the one outlined in the other answer though (note that ...


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You could create a batch file that automatically starts the application, and if it stops, to start it again. Instead of running the program, you would run this file instead. @Echo off :Start mGalaxy.exe echo Program terminated at %Date% %Time% with Error %ErrorLevel% >> c:\logs\program.log echo Press Ctrl-C if you don't want to restart automatically ...


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Yes, you can, however you need a specific model of controller. In the image below, take note of the top-front of the controllers. Xbox One controllers that are Bluetooth compatible have a solid face plate with no gaps, whereas non-Bluetooth models have diagonal splits along the shoulder buttons: You will also need to update the controllers firmware. To do ...


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You're in luck. GOG.com sells the entire Police Quest series for ten bucks on their website. This includes launchers that'll let you run the games in Windows 7.


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I cannot comment yet, so I have to write this as an answer. The minimize button dissappears after reloading the game, but a workaround for this is to go to Options > Video Options and checking the Fullscreen again, click Apply Resolution to go fullscreen then hit ESC key to cancel fullscreen while the counter is running. Now the minimize button appears again....


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Fullscreenizer solution One possible solution is to download Fullscreenizer (direct download), which is a free, portable, and open source tool for Windows. Using it, you can "Fullscreenize" a game (or any application), which forces it into a borderless window, stretched to fill your entire display. It also has some other features which make it a better ...


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As long as you have the original game data (HEROES2.AGG and map files), you could use the free heroes 2 engine (fheroes2), which is Free Software (GPLv2 licensed), developed using SDL (Simple DirectMedia Layer) and as such is compatible with most operating systems. There's even a port for Android! It's not technically an "emulator", since it adds some extra ...


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An easy way to disable the black outlines (outline shader) is by using the Borderlands Config Tool / Configuration Editor. Download mirror sites of current latest version, v2.1.4: [1] [2]: It backups the configuration files it edits, so you can revert its changes anytime.


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H​i​,​ Worms Armageddon maintainer here. First, you'll want to make sure you have the latest update version for the game: If you are using the Steam edition, make sure that automatic updates are enabled. You could also Verify Integrity of game cache from the game's Steam properties, however note that this will unfortunately reset your teams. If you are ...


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I got it to work by quitting Origin, then launching the Origin executable as administrator and launching Mass Effect from it. After that, Mass Effect would launch normally from Origin or its executable regardless of Administrator rights on Origin's execution


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You can write a loop that checks if a specific process (e.g. "Game.exe") is running and repeats checking until it is closed. The code could look like this. rem Kill explorer.exe taskkill /IM explorer.exe /F "Diablo II.exe" rem Wait 5 seconds for Game.exe to start. Must be tweaked. timeout /T 5 /NOBREAK > NUL :whilegameruns rem Check if Game.exe is ...


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It should not affect your computer in any bad way, all DirectX versions work together with each other, older version would not overwrite a newer version, same as newer version wouldn't overwrite an older version.


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If you have all your games in a new library on different HDD than it will work. After you install steam just add a new library and select the one on your another HDD. Steam will check the files and update them if necessary. However I didn't have any luck transferring games stored in my steam folder in program files. Moving or deleting ClientRegistry.blob ...


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