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Is it possible to hit a mine on first click?

It is impossible to click a mine on the first click, at least in Windows 98. If a mine is under the first clicked tile, it is moved to the upper-left corner, if the upper left corner is occupied, the ...
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Is it possible to hit a mine on first click?

No, it is (normally) not possible to hit a mine on the first click in Microsoft's implementation of Minesweeper. It is pretty easy to convince yourself that it is impossible to lose on the first ...
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Could using ALT + F4 to close a game corrupt Save data?

As a programmer, both answers posted so far are incorrect. While it's possible to come up with a hypothetical situation in which pressing Alt+F4 would corrupt a save in progress, actually doing so ...
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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD

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 ...
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How to move a fullscreen game to the second monitor?

I may have a solution/workaround if you're using windows 8.1: Make your "secondary" (the one you want the game to display the game on) as primary. Right-click your taskbar and unlock it. Drag and ...
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How to move a fullscreen game to the second monitor?

A solution I am using involves Steam. Install Steam and start it up in Big Picture mode, under display settings, select the monitor you want to play the game on. By doing this steam changes the ...
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How to move a fullscreen game to the second monitor?

Launch Game. Hit Alt + Enter. Move your windowed game across to the desired monitor. Click the game. Hit Alt + Enter. Play. Interesting solutions here. But ive never encountered a program that didnt ...
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Could using ALT + F4 to close a game corrupt Save data?

Anything that interrupts the program while it is writing can corrupt the save file. If you want to avoid corrupting saves, use the game's built-in sequence to exit the program.
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Install Steam and most games in one large HDD but some popular games on a separate SSD

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 ...
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Game Won't Launch from CD

There was recently a security update by Microsoft implemented for Windows 7 and 8 that breaks native compatibility with a very large handful of old CD-based games, namely anything with SafeDisc or ...
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Could using ALT + F4 to close a game corrupt Save data?

ALT+F4 is generally ok to shut down a game. The main issue is that doing so will tell the game that you would like it to shut down and it depends on how the programmer decided to handle when a user ...
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How to exit fullscreen?

F11 for Fullscreen By default, F11 (Fn + F11 on some keyboards) toggles fullscreen mode. If that doesn't help, pause the game (by pressing Esc) and go into Options… → Controls… and check your ...
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How can you move or transfer a Minecraft root folder to another drive?

There are 3 easy steps you need to take to move Minecraft to your SSD. 1. Find your .minecraft folder. Your .minecraft folder should be located in %appdata%\.minecraft on your computer. 2. Move ...
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How can I get a wired 'Afterglow' Xbox 360 controller to work on PC?

Yes you can! Firstly, you might need to install the Xbox 360 Controller software for Windows first. According to a few reports this has solved a few people's issues, however, this was not the case for ...
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Apex Legends constantly starts in Windowed mode, despite setting the option to Fullscreen?

Here's what worked for me: Click Apex in My Game Library (Origin Launcher) Click the Settings icon next to the Play button Choose Game Properties Choose Advanced Launch Options Under Command line ...
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How to tell if game is running in fullscreen and borderless window

If you ALT+TAB out of the game and the game minimizes, then its fullscreen (requires another application window in the background). If it stays open, then its borderless window. To add to the ...
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Could using ALT + F4 to close a game corrupt Save data?

If the application crashes when it quits (which is a known issue in Undertale, Cities: Skylines, Dragon Age: Origins, and lots of other games), then you should not quit it in the middle of saving. @...
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How can you move or transfer a Minecraft root folder to another drive?

You can use mklink to create a directory junction, which will enable you to access Minecraft in the usual way while it is physically stored elsewhere (in your case, on another drive). Move the ...
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Does running applications in background on Windows 10 machine when playing full screen FPS game affect performance?

It depends. Everything that's running on your PC will make use of some resources, which means your game won't be able to access those resources. However, if your game doesn't actually need them, it ...
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Japanese text in Windows game won't display correctly

I did some digging and it turns out you ran into the same problem that is described in this question. The solution is quite simple: The game doesn't support Unicode and thus you have to change the ...
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Sharing game files between Linux & Windows (Dual boot)

Sharing your game library between windows and Linux is in fact possible. You have many ways of doing so. Many games are organized as small binaries coupled with large archives where the media files (...
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Are the old Sega games free to use or they are still under some license?

It is illegal to download free copies of Sega’s games. Under US copyright law, works created after January 1st 1978 are usually protected for at least 70 years. You can legally purchase ROMs for ...
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How do I change the font size of small text in OpenTTD?

There are two options available to you that solve this problem: 1. Game options In the Game Options screen, accessed either through the main menu or from the gear icon in your toolbar, there is a ...
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Is it possible to have my minecraft server update itself?

You can use McSvSnapshotUpdater to accomplish this, you can download it here. Once you download it, you can extract the files in the zip file to the server directory, then every time you launch it, ...
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How to move a fullscreen game to the second monitor?

I've automated the process of switching the primary display, switching HDMI audio and more in a small tool: https://sourceforge.net/projects/tvgamelauncher/ It's free and open source, so enjoy!
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If Steam is installed on a seperate partition from windows, can I reinstall to that folder without redownloading my games?

Yes you can. Mostly it will work out of the box. Just link Steam after your fresh installation to the correct folder, restart Steam and everything should be fine. I've encountered some cases, where ...
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Hide the UI and take a screenshot with one key press

Use Autohotkey, you can rebind the print screen button (or any other button) to first send alt+z and then send printscreen. Something like this should work: PrintScreen:: Send, {Alt}z sleep, ...
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Japanese text in Windows game won't display correctly

Changing your locale works, but that will make a lot of other things difficult to do, and essentially makes Windows tell your entire computer that it's Japanese. An alternate solution would be to get ...
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Could using ALT + F4 to close a game corrupt Save data?

According to Microsoft's Guidelines for Keyboard user Inerface, Alt + F4 should "Close the active item, or quit the active application." On application level, that should dispacth a WM_QUIT message. ...
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Can I play games bought on the Apple App Store in my Windows laptop?

No. Games purchased on the App Store are for MacOS only. Purchasing these games generally gets you a license for that specific compilation / port of that game (as in many cases, it is outsourced to ...
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