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What do you upgrade to make games load faster? [closed]

Let's say you have a relatively modern game like Shogun 2. The loading screens take several minutes. This bothers you and you'd like to improve it. What is actually going on when loading screens are ...
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Can't Connect To A Game Server

I'm having issues connecting to a certain game server. The game is Space Engineers. I did a wireshark and the owner of the server did as well and it just tries to request and bind until it times out ...
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How to make old Windows games look better on modern displays (shaders/filters, scalers, etc.)? [closed]

Is there a way to make older low-resolution Windows games such as Diablo or HoMM III look better (more like on a CRT monitor) on modern LCD displays? There exist special CRT filters for emulators, so ...
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Gaming notebook for work [closed]

Are gaming notebooks suited for web development work, like programming and Photoshop? My thinking is that because games push computer to extremes, they should perform better than notebooks with ...
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Lenovo Y50 laptop does not perform well when Discharging

I just bought this laptop (Lenovo Ideapad Y50). I'm playing games such as Battlefield 4 (upto date DLC) and WatchDogs. Even though I set battery manger to High Performance mode game doesnt works well ...
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Games, Windows 8.1 and 144Hz display

So I have been having problems with few games after switching from 7 to 8.1, which seems to be related to my 144Hz monitor. Few examples: Shank, Shank 2, Blood of the Werewolf, Astebreed, the Sims 2 ...
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Windows XP and Windows 7 - Playing Old Games Over LAN

I have a fairly modern Windows 7 SP1 x64 machine and an old XP SP3 machine wired to a D-Link Dl-524 router. I want to play old games (or at least those of them that also run on Windows 7) over LAN. ...
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Video Games all run 60fps and above but randomly drop 20fps

So when I play video games on my PC, they all run at 60fps or higher but randomly throughout all my games it will drop to 25fps and lower. I know it can't be the game because it happens in all my ...
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Computer crashes on startup of 3D games

My computer renders games similar to Minecraft just fine, but games with more intensive graphics like: Planetside 2 Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms Skyrim it crashes the instant it needs to ...
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Writing a bot for an online game without screen-scraping or mouse macros [duplicate]

I want to write a bot that will only send simple commands. The game is an android game which I run in Bluestacks. Game is very simple. The actions the player can take are very limited and the game ...
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can my graphics run 4k resolutions

I have a Saphire 6990 HD 4G with 4 mini display ports, and 2 cables that run into HDMI's, will 2 connected suffice once put into the same tv? will i need a new GPU? All the research I've been doing ...
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Computer crashes on startup of 3D rendering games

My computer renders games similar to Minecraft just fine, but games with more intensive graphics like: Planetside 2 Tom Clancy's Ghosts Recon Phantoms it crashes the instant it needs to render ...
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How do monitor calibration tools work?

I am thinking of buying one of the monitor calibration tools, something like a Spyder Pro 4 or something closer to the consumer end. How do these work? Is the software creating an ICC Color profile ...
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Why did adding memory significantly increase gaming performance on an AMD APU?

To be clear from the beginning, this is not a problem. This is just something that I really want to know the secret behind. System specifications CPU: AMD A10-6790K 4.0 GHz GPU: AMD ...
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Joypad-controllable full-screen application menu

I'm searching Google for an application that will behave as a menu for a list of games for windows 7, that I can use on start-up with a joypad, so I don't need to touch the mouse to load a game. I've ...
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Black screen when opening games

I'm getting a black screen when opening new games, sometimes with a mouse pointer. Old games run fine but games like FIFA 2013, FIFA 2014 and Need For Speed won't run. This problem suddenly occurred ...
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I can't install new version of graphics driver

I can't install new version of graphics driver. When I install driver, it asks me to restart my PC, when i restart it, my screen freezes and i can't see anything. Computer is working normally but ...
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PC Issue while gaming

lately i've been having issues in regards to whenever I try to play games on my desktop pc, mainly League of Legends (but has also happened in the past with battlefield 4, diablo 3 and wow but never ...
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Mouse issue while gaming

Background story: So I got a wireless mouse a long time ago. It's a Delux M371. Some time ago the mouse started reacting very slowly and sometimes it just didn't react. I decided that this mouse was ...
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Gaming: Intel Core i5 “S” VS Core i5 non “S” CPU. Will I lose performance due to the base clock?

I would like to know if the Core i5 "S" processors are slower for games, mainly for the fact that their base clocks is lower than the non S processors. For example, the Core i5 2300 has a base clock ...
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How do dual monitors work while gaming?

I'm thinking of getting a 2nd monitor and utilizing the extended desktop function. What I'd like to know: How would this work if I wanted to play a game? Would I be able to have the game appear only ...
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What Alt+f4 actually does? Will using it frequently cause any harm to the system?

The very first thing I notice when using this method to quickly close a running program/game is potential data loss, like settings. But if I'm perfectly OK with that, will keeping doing this cause any ...
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Disable 3D warning overlay

I can't find any way to disable the overlay in the screenshot below from the NVidia control panel. The biggest pain is that my bluetooth keyboard doesn't have an insert button. Screenshot: "This ...
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Games for Windows Live - Windows 8.1 x64

I'm having some issues with installing Games for Windows Live under Windows 8.1. I'm running a 64 bit OS and I've tried the following steps. Downloaded the gfwlivesetup.exe from Microsoft's Website ...
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Getting constant APPCRASH on Kernelbase.dll

Specs: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990FX + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard AMD FX-6350 Vishera 6-Core 3.9GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Desktop Processor FD6350FRHKBOX G.SKILL Sniper Series ...
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HDMI to DVI Monitor Input Lag

I have a monitor (not an HDTV) that has two different types of input ports: VGA, and HDMI. No DVI. My GPU has two DVI ports and one HDMI port. I use the computer primarily for gaming, although only ...
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Mah Jonng game on Archive.org from 1991 will not run

I am trying to download v3.5.1 on archive.org of Mah Jonng. I have no idea what is wrong with it but here is the error when I try to run it: Okay, this game is from 1991 and maybe it will not run ...
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Why do I get better performance on VMWare when I enable all cpus along with adding cpulimit?

I'm curious but at the same time also would like to share my findings of the increased gaming performance in VMWare by enabling all virtual cpus and limiting the VMWare process with cpulimit ...
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Age of Empires II via TCP/IP Internet connection

I have made a lot of research about that, but still no luck. I'm behind a router so I got the specific ports forwaded. Once I create the game on AoF it shows my private IP, when I use GameRanger the ...
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Hardware-accelerated 3d in a VM (on Windows 8.1)

Title says it all. I'm interested in playing some games in a VM because I don't want to junk up my Windows installation. What solution, if any, provides good 3d performance for me to achieve this end? ...
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Gamepad in GNU/Linux, continuous button press

I have two Playstation 3 gamepads connected to my Slackware based system. Everything works as it should, I have two devices as /dev/input/js*, which I can cat and see data coming from. I can also play ...
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Asus Z87pro: After re-install Win7 blue-screen on starting any game

Not my own rig, but that of a colleague. Asus Z87 Pro based gaming rig. 32 GB RAM, 2x Samsung 840 SSD, Core-I5 (4670), 750W Antec PSU, Geforce GTX 780. System has been stable running Win7 Ultimate ...
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Upgrading PS1 Light Gun [closed]

Is There any possible way to upgrade the retro G-con Light Gun for PS1 to allow it to interact with HD TV's? I am aware that they were Designed purely for Tube TV's but I would be happy to know of ...
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How two completely unrelated software can affect each other in a very strange manner?

I installed an old game on my old PC and it doesn't work; its process/exe file was listed in task manager but nothing appeared on the screen. then some time later i discovered that when some specific ...
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Why a demanding proccess doesn't use another core?

I've got an older Core i5 laptop and I play Dota 2 game sometimes. It's pretty demanding for my processor. But when I quit the game and look in system resources graph (in Taks Manager) and see ...
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Can't connect to a game over remote LAN

First of all I want to say that I'm not entirely sure if this question can be asked here. If it can't, then please tell me and I will delete it. There's this game called Killing Floor, which can be ...
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Virtualbox Graphics Passthrough with GTX 760

So I've been reading a lot about passthrough graphic cards as I'm interested in running Windows inside Linux and still being able to game. The documentation I'm seeing is a few months old at least and ...
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How do I know if a motherboard's onboard audio will be compatible with games?

I'm planning on building a PC in the next couple of weeks. Currently I'm thinking that for my motherboard I'll buy an ASUS Maximus VI Gene with SupremeFX, but I'm worried that I'll need a sound card ...
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Problems with opening ports and running listen servers in Red Orchestra (Router keeps restarting)

I'm no stranger to having to open ports, doing it a couple of times on a couple of different routers, and have done it on this router a few times. I'd opened up ports to play Terraria through TShock, ...
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Is there any way to control my corsair vengence M95 with third party software?

Is there any way to control my corsair vengence M95 with third party software? I find the GUI to be quite confusing for when I want to assign my buttons to something like a macro or keystroke. ...
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Touch-Screen UI Overlay for right-mouse button

How can I create an overlay that has only one button for right-mouse-click, that always stays on top even in graphical games. I would like to use that to play some games on my touchscreen, that need ...
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openvpn client can't connect to server over the internet but it works over lan (server ports forwarded)

I set up an OpenVPN server and client configuration files for gaming and the client is able to connect to the server over the same LAN, but when I try to connect the client to the server over the ...
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How to map the Touchscreen Windows Button to right-mouseclick

My Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro has an extra Windows Touch Button next to the touchscreen. Is it possible to remap that button to the right mouse button? This would be very helpful in many games, that are not ...
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Internet lags for me, but not for my brother

Recently we had a new switch setup in our basement, plus my PC has the newest parts oldest dating 2012. When I play games that requires instant responding like Counter-Strike, League of Legends, FIFA ...
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why does using an external monitor eliminate stutter?

when playing certain games on my m14x im getting this terrible stutter. However when plugging my laptop into my hdtv via hdmi the game runs smooth as silk with no stuttering!? is there any way to get ...
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AHK Gui button working as a toggle?

I have been searching for a while now on how to make a GUI button work as a toggle for a simple loop. I'm stumped and need help. Here's my code. #NoEnv #SingleInstance force ...
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Gamestream accellerated VNC application?

Steam currently has it's in-home streaming solution in he beta install of the application. This tech lets you stream your game over a VNC-like protocol to local devices but uses hardware encoding on ...
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Changing the ports a program uses

This question might not even make sense. I have a very limited understanding of how networking protocols work. My phrasing of these questions might be very poor. My school has a firewall enabled. ...
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DarkEngine processor affinity bug

Does anybody know what was happening in DarkEngine at multiprocessor systems? The problem was: Application run, but crashed if it had more than one processor affinity. Why was it happening?
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Newly Assembled Custom PC Suddenly Shuts Off (During Gaming)

Here are my system specs: Intel Core i7 4930K GIGABYTE GA-X79-UP4 Motherboard G.SKILL Sniper Series 16GB DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) EVGA 03G-P4-2884-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3GB Seagate Hybrid ...