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Hey guys. Programmable mouse button problems

I've contacted support for this many weeks ago. and have been asking everywhere on the net today. I have a Perixx M-1800B Gaming Mouse. http://www.perixx.com/en/products/mouse/game/MX1800-1.png ...
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Can I launch a flash game from Steam?

There are a few online flash games that I play frequently. I'd love to be able to launch them from within Steam, like any other program/game you manually add to your Steam game list. I'm pretty sure ...
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How can a computer have good or bad days? [on hold]

When playing games on my Windows 7 laptop, it seems it has better and worse days. One day I might be experiencing very low framerates, while on the next, everything goes smooth*. But from my ...
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Why does my monitor stay very dim after displaying black screens?

I've had this strange issue for a while. Basically if I launch certain games, which output a 100% black screen for an extended time (for example, when loading), the monitor will then go down to lowest ...
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Keep multiple windows focused at once in Win7? [duplicate]

At the risk of this becoming XY, I'll state my purpose. A few games (such as Kingdom Rush) have this annoying habit of automatically pausing when you click in another window (so that the game window ...
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Computer stalling out during gaming and randomly restarting - I think its the power supply. New power supply's don't work?

ISSUE: I think my issue has multiple issues. 1 leads to 2 leads to 3... I think anyway. Are they related? That may be enough to answer my question. Issue 1 is what I attempted to answer, but the ...
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Error : can't open file c:\documents and settings\all

Can you help me solve this problem when I try to setup a PC game:
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Game problems with Windows 8.1 [closed]

Games run very slowly on Windows 8.1 and they only run smoothly when I change the compatibility to Windows 8 or lower, but with some games there is a border around the screen when in fullscreen mode ...
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A variety of PC problems including blue screens and failure to boot

I recently rebuilt my gaming PC. I used the same hard drives and ram, but everything else is brand new. I reinstalled windows and everything was great for about a month. Recently, I had a BSOD ...
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How Supersampling Anti-Aliasing works?

From reading online I understand the basic idea of how Supersampling Anti-Aliasing works, it renders the scene at a higher resolution that the user's display, uses the extra pixels to calculate an ...
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Why don't I get any performance gain when I use 16-bit color? [closed]

I tried to gain some fps in games, yet I don't see any performance gain when I use a 16-bit color display mode. What could be the cause? Is everything handled as 32 bit until they are sent to ...
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Gaming on an esxi vm

I did some digging around by I cant find any recent discussions about this topic. Given adequate hardware on the vmware esxi host, is it possible to game inside of a virtual machine with low latency ...
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Win95 Game Options for Windows 7 [Options investigated listed in detail]

My quest: Get G-Nome (developed by 7th Level) to work on my Windows 7 64 bit installation. Now I realize there are some obvious obstacles (64 bit environment and a Win95 era game). However, I have ...
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How can I use Windows 7 Ad-Hoc wireless networks for computer gaming LANs? [duplicate]

We intend to play Terraria 1.3 without having any routers or modems.. I've been told that we can make an Ad-Hoc Network to play, and so we did, we both connected to one, but it didn't work for us, as ...
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Regarding the limitaions of “Listen Server”

Let's say that I have a game server located in my country which is hosted by my ISP. For example, I pinged their game server and I got 10 ms ping, and let's say the game features the ability to host ...
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Dedicated server or Listen server/P2P when taking ping/latency into account? [closed]

As the tittle says. i'm trying to figure out which one is suitable for my based game-engine especially for lower ping/latency times. I asked some of my friends whom have a high intelligent knowledge ...
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How to start application from a different location in ubuntu

ok, so I have multiple versions of a game running(minecraft). I use one version of minecraft for my younger brother, and one for myself. In windows, there's my minecraft.bat file: set ...
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Which graphical settings impact CPU usage?

When running a game on a CPU-bottlenecked PC, which graphics settings should be decreased to improve performance? In other words, which settings usually have impact on CPU usage (rather than GPU)?
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When can you copy/paste whole apps or games? [closed]

Is it possible to know when certain apps / games in Windows can be copy/pasted/moved without issues and when you cannot? Why can I install a game like Diablo 3 from a CD and move its directory but ...
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Games won't start, downloads won't start, xampp control panel doesn't show

As I was just in the middle of a game of CS:GO I had to go downstairs for dinner. When I came back the sound of CS:GO didn't work, so I restarted the game. However I got the error: "Failed to Start ...
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Is my computer fast enough to play league of legends? [closed]

Do you guys think that a Intel Celeron E1200 Dual-Core Processor, with 2 gigabytes of ram is fast enough to play league of legends, provided that the rest of the system is good enough.
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Can I run games smoothly on a server via RDP? [closed]

Is it possible to run games on a hosted server smoothly via RDP? I have a dedicated server running Windows Server 2012 R2. It has 144 GB of RAM, an Intel Xeon E5 and GeForce GTX 750 Ti GPU. It's a ...
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Why am I exceeding my VRAM limit in my games and not suffering from dramatic frame rate drops?

Just like my other question, this isn't by any means a problem I'm complaining about, this is just something I want to know the secret behind. System Specifications CPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0 ...
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Something is wrong with my graphic card

After couple of minutes when I play a heavy games (Like BF4, WarThunder...) The game is starting to get like messy.. I recorded how it looks like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19d4SuzUOlk This is ...
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BSOD's when gaming. Freshly built PC, windows 8.1

Here are text files of the analysis I got from the Windows debugger: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/m2cxget7qsop6/Dump_text I just built a pc and I get a lot of different BSOD's when starting up ...
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Can I use crossover with a gigabit switch to play games over LAN?

I was wondering if it was possible to use a switch to play games that use a LAN connection with my family. I know that the game I want to play works with a standard Ethernet cable from one Intel NIC ...
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Nvidia Quadro 5600 fx, and high end games

I bought the above card for work purposes. I was shocked to find its not as good as the geforce series for gaming. Given its spec, i assumed this would be fine. I am trying to use the card for ...
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Bad performance after re-install windows

Lately my laptop was having trouble playing certain games because the disk would go to 100%, after trying multiple things to fix it without succes I decided to start from scratch and reinstall ...
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Screen goes black for 1 to 2 seconds while switching between a game and the desktop

When I set GTA V to run in fullscreen, and if I switch between the game and the desktop, the screen goes black for around 2 seconds, then it recovers. BUT GTA V doesn't freeze if I press W while the ...
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What are the requirements for a “Listen Server” in video games?

i know it depends highly on a game engine. I know upload and download speeds important in video games to host a match with a good connection quality. But when it comes to network latency, i noticed ...
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Clarification on laptop display resolution

In the MSI GP60 2QE LEOPARD Gaming Laptop the screen is 15.6 inch. The specs on the MSI web site states it has a resolution of HD (1366x768) /FHD(1920x1080). What does this actually mean? Does the ...
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How to configure a gaming host

Hi I have a system that has an internet ip address. I currently have installed debian on the system. What I would like to do is also install vmware workstation or another virtual management system ...
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Best option to improve an aging gaming computer (low budget)? [closed]

I'm coming to you because I need your helpful advices about my girlfriend's rig. It's becoming really old and she won't be able to buy a whole new computer anytime soon. As it's nearly it's birthday, ...
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Incoming packets drops when a lot of packets

I encountered a problem with my network. When I play online games that send many packets, my ts3 connection statistics show 25% - 50% packet loss. First game I noticed to do so is Space Engineers, ...
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How do I install a virtual mouse to enable scroll wheel on a Synergy client?

Hmm, I fear I was unable to sum up the question clearly in the title. Here's what's going on.... I have a 3 computer setup and use synergy. My primary machine controls wake on Lan, Synergy and other ...
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Am I able to run programs on a PC from a live USB flash drive?

I about to make a live Ubuntu USB flash drive to play games off of, but my USB flash drive only has about 2 gigabytes of storage. Would I be able to run games installed on my Windows 8 on my PC, ...
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High latency, High CPU Interrupts per second 60K/Second causing FPS spikes in games

CPU Profilling Screenshot: i.imgur.com/10ZJNN9.png LatencyMon i.imgur.com/KJbaS3p.png Battlefield Screenshot: i.imgur.com/chpYIjN.jpg Processes: i.imgur.com/wDOpxtq.png 1.3ms of execution time on ...
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pes 2013 does not recognize my AMD card

I tried to make it run with "High Performace" from catalyst control center but it didn’t fix that and I’ve installed the latest amd and intel drivers
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Advice on Gaming motherboard and SLI / Crossfire and HDMI/Sound connection

I have been looking at the following motherboard http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z87M-GAMING.html#hero-overview I am a littel confused, it seems to offer a HDMI connection on board so I assume if I ...
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Mouse speed after installing Windows 8

I was using Windows XP with exactly the same mouse settings as now on the Windows 8.1. In file explorer or the internet browser mouse is working at the same speed as it was on the XP, but when I play ...
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What could be causing green dollar signs to appear and then freeze my computer?

So long story short, I installed a new motherboard, heat sink, and power supply. I had this issue once or twice before on my old motherboard, but only after playing PAYDAY 2. But now I’m getting it ...
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Computer crashing when I play games

Specs: Intel Core i7-3930k Corsair H70 CPU Water Cooler 16Gb DDR3 G.Skill 4x4Gb 1600Mh 120Gb Intel 520 Series SSD 2Tb WD Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6Gb/s 64mb Cache SATA3 AMD Radeon R9 ...
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All input unresponsive during/after games on Ubuntu Linux

The vast majority of times which I fire up a game on my PC, after a period of play time [random, 15 minutes up to several hours] my system will become unresponsive to all input. It isn't a full ...
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CPU spike when watching video or gaming

I recently built my new pc over christmas and it has run flawlessly since then. But now i am noticing that i get a cpu spike (only lasts less than a second) that will freeze the video im watching or ...
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What is the procedure to upgrade a Nintendo 3DS SD Card to a larger one using a PC?

I am preparing to upgrade my SD card on my Nintendo 3DS XL. It's currently a 4 GB card. I want to move it to an SD card with Nintendo's maximum limit of 32 GB. (I have heard this limit is able to be ...
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Cant launch Portal 2: Failed to load the launcher (libuuid.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)

I got a new computer downloaded Steam, and purchased Portal, and downloaded it to both my old computer and my new computer. It launched instantly on my old computer, but, refused to launch on the new ...
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ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q Stuck at 24hz (DisplayPort connection)

So, as the title states, I'm having an issue with my new monitor. It just came yesterday. Last night, it worked beautifully. No issues. It was flawless. When I booted up my computer today after ...
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How to make Alt-F4 close every program/game, even those that ignore it?

I think you know the problem, if you want to close a program, especially a game with Alt+F4, nothing happens. Sure, I know every programmer can choose what will happen, if the user presses Alt+F4, ...
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Wired connection in university dormitory delivers wildly erratic, usually awful ping for gaming services, what's going on and what can I do?

I've been in attendance at this uni for a few years and have always had troubles with online gaming here. I've contacted the IT department multiple times, but usually they just write up a support ...
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Howto enable GPU-scaling with nVidia GTX 680 and UltraHD-DisplayPort-1.2-monitor?

I am running a Dell UltraHD-monitor in 3840x2160 at 60 Hz (DisplayPort 1.2). This monitor doesn’t support upscaling when running in DP 1.2 mode. nVidia's latest drivers seem to prevent GPU scaling ...