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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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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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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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Can I install DirectX 9 without it affecting the latest version?

Installing DirectX 9 won't affect games that require DirectX 10 or newer, so you can install it without any worries and won't need to uninstall it either. The different versions will coexist side by ...
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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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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

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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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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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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Can I run a Steam app with a batch script?

As Jeff Mercado mentions above Steam browser protocol is a possible solution. It's also possible to use it from a webpage or other apps that can open a page in your system's default browser, so it can ...
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Disabling Steam Chat's automatic popup at Windows login startup

This is fixed in the latest beta, and should be a part of the next public client update. announcement: Friends & Chat - Beta Client Only Added 'Do Not Disturb' mode. When selected, the ...
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How can I turn off a Wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows?

With the controller turned on, turn the controller sideways so that the triggers are facing your palm, then "pinch" it on the Guide button (thumb) and the battery holder (index finger) at the same ...
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How do I stop the launcher bringing up the UAC prompt every time?

For Windows 10 use the following method: Install only Application Compatibility Tools from Windows ADK for Windows 10. Run Compatibility Administrator (32-bit) Click on Fix in the Menu Fill in Name, ...
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How to sync my save between PC on Creeper world 3 AE

The Dropbox way As CW3 make the save cross compatible with windows / ubuntu and mac, you can share a same save file. How-to : First, you'll need a cloud account, I choose Dropbox, but it'll ...
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Can you change the Steam download location?

So you are asking if you can move the steam/steamapps/downloading folder to a different drive, for speed reasons. If there is no built-in facility for this in Steam, you can use mklink. However, ...
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Can you change the Steam download location?

You can create a new steam library folder to accomplish what you want. Try the steps here: Go to Steam -> Setting -> Downloads -> STEAM LIBRARY FOLDERS Add Library Folder. On the drop down ...
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All the games started lagging suddenly

As they state in the minimum system requirements for Astroneer, your system is right on the edge of its possibilities: Astroneer minimum system requirements: OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 ...
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Minecraft 1.13.2 keeps crashing when I hit play

The error is in the first line of the crash report 15:08:25 game error Exception in thread "Client thread" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: unable to create new native thread You'll need to ...
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Can the Windows controller properties dialogue display multiple hats?

Windows supports multiple POV hat switches under the old Direct Input API, (the one before the advent of the Xbox 360 contoller, which is X-Input). So I'm talking about any respectable force feedback ...
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Which racing game is it?

The game is Need For Speed: Payback. You can find a related gameplay video here.
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Where is the completed scenario data stored for RollerCoaster Tycoon: Deluxe?

After some more digging, I found a Web Archive post for an old website called RCT Station. The post confirms that CSS0.DAT is the file where scenario progress is stored, as long as you have the Loopy ...
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How would a Minecraft server run on these 2 PC's?

Definitely not. Ram is what matters most for servers, and 512 MB of ram is simply not enough for forge mods. It may just barely work for 4 people, but it will lag a lot. You're better off buying a ...
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Can steam backup from Windows be used to restore the game in Linux?

Mostly I regularly install Team Fortress 2 (another Valve game) on both Linux and Windows machines (but haven't tried macOS) and use the same backup. The game installs all the data files but the ...
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Can I use Linux to download games that will be played on Windows?

You can try to download them with SteamCMD. To use SteamCMD, you can login with, login (username) Then set the download path with, force_install_dir (path) Then, you can install the game with ...
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Can I use Linux to download games that will be played on Windows?

Yep, totally possible. Install Wine. If you primarily use Linux, you will likely have it already. Install Steam for Windows on Wine, download the games you want to play. They don't even need to be ...
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How do I load a previous non-dedicated multiplayer session in ARK?

Simply choosing to host a Non-Dedicated Server again on the same map (The Ark, Scorched Earth, or The Center) will load up the same world. It is worth noting that the Non-Dedicated Server world is the ...
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Halo 2 PC no longer running because of d3dx9_31.dll

You are missing some version of DirectX 9 and as you have already figured out, you need to install it. The best thing to do is to install the full dx9 redistributable package, which includes every ...
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