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Is it correct to step one key left when playing games? [on hold]

maybe my question is distracting. as you my know for touch typing, you should use index finger for F, middle finger for D and so on but when I play games, I step these one key left. I mean I use index ...
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linux gaming mouse - seperate vertical and horizontal DPI adjustment [on hold]

One feature of gaming mice on windows was the ability to separate DPI settings for vertical and horizontal axis. This was configurable through software such as Logitech's and Razers. For example ...
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Constant Multiplayer Disconnect on both PC games and Xboxone games

well my problem is that since I've gotten my new internet service, about 2 weeks ago (time warner cable) I've noticed on every multiplayer/online game I try to play I end up getting booted or ...
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What impact do system components (VRAM/RAM, GPU, etc.) have on gaming performance?

I get that RAM in general is just another form of memory (a sequence of bytes) to store some information. So to be more precise, I assume at the hardware level at least, VRAM and RAM are the same. ...
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Which router for port prioritize [closed]

I got two flatmates and we all three play online games like DotA, BF4 and also stream series. Sadly our DSL is pretty slow and if one is watching youtube or something, playing onlinegames is no fun at ...
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VM gaming vs a bunch of cheap PCs [closed]

I need to set up 10 spaces for online gaming like League of Legends and Smite. I am considering the pro/con of 1 server with 10 VM systems... or 10 individual low end (600 to 700 dollar gaming ...
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Can I turn a spare USB keyboard into a “macro keypad”?

I am a semi-avid gamer and I have recently discovered macros. However, unlike some gamers, I am not made of money. What I would like to do is simple, but may be hard to actually do: I want to turn ...
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Force fullscreen mode for windowed game?

Is there any way to force a game that runs exclusively in windowed mode to run in true fullscreen (not borderless-window fullscreen)? I would like to use NVidia Shadowplay screen capture software with ...
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Editing Savedata: Comparetive save is off by one offset

Not sure if this would be the best place to ask especially since I'm just exploring and doing some basic level hex editing, also I'm not sure where else I would ask, still in pre-school Hex class. ...
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How to make sure kid completes an online lesson before allowing (unrestricted) computer use?

I would like my kid to complete an online lesson from this website: http://www.typingweb.com/ before allowing him to use the computer (specifically: playing Minecraft!). Is there any way to do this? ...
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Choosing a Gaming Notebook: Asus G750JM or Asus N750JK

First of all, I apologize if my english is not perfect, but I think it's readable. I've looked for a lot of computers, and now I'm between the Asus G750JM and the Asus N750JK, those computers are ...
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Game latency increases during day, not shown in ping command

Command-line ping command shows 81ms to eu.newerth.com server 24/7. However for the last few days my in-game ping is 135 during the day, and 95 during the night (correlates with times of low server ...
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Streaming parts of screen with server <- clients architecture

Are there any software to stream parts of screen to some hub. And at same time to be able to view this stream in some window? Why do I need this? In MMO games that have "fleet" or "party" function ...
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How to modify game files in Games Explorer?

I'm using windows 7 and most of the games I'm downloading are in the Windows Games folder. But I can't find a way to modify the file' remove or to do any action, Can I remove game so it won't be in ...
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Custom built PC shuts down ONLY after a game starts. What's wrong with my PC?

Whenever I boot up a game that is directx dependent, my PC loses power and reboots automatically. No intermediate warning of a reboot/restart, either. I have played non directx based games fine, such ...
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How to get full screen programs to recognize my actual screen size?

I recently bought a razor blade 14. The computer is fine but for some reason full screen programs always over estimate the size so when ever a get a new game from steam the application always starts ...
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Nvidia capping graphics to 30FPS on battery power

I am having an issue with my Nvidia 870m graphics card. When I play games, it caps the framerate to 30FPS when running on battery power, even playing on both high and low graphics settings. When I ...
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Windows 7 - when running old games, rundll32 is started for the first time

When I try to run some old games (specifically Diablo 2 now), when I double click the game icon, nothing happens, except for a Rundll32.exe starts under my current user, which consumes one of my CPU. ...
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Lenovo Y50 laptop does not perform well when Discharging [closed]

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 [closed]

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 ...