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I am attempting to create a game which relies on vr controls but with a mouse instead of the vr stick [closed]

A simple example would be a normal vr game with classic controls, whats the best approach to make it work with a keyboard and mouse without compromising the freedom the vr stick gives, or as little as ...
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there is an error while trying to run command and conquer generals game on my system?

I was given this error while try to run Generals. I want to know if this system is not good enough to run the game? CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H GPU: GeForce RTX 3060 RAM: 16GB 3200mhz
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My laptop has heavy CPU load when playing SOME games

I just got my hands on a used Alienware 13 R3 with these specs: QuadCore Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 3400 MHz (34 x 100) , 6MB cache 12157 MB RAM (12 GB) nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Dell) , 6 GB vRam (DirectX ...
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Port forwarding uneffective on a game

I am having issues on the older Call Of Duty: World at War game. I really need expert help with an issue that few people might have an idea on how to fix. My issue is related to port forwarding. It ...
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Integrated graphics toggle on/off without Bios/UEFI or another way for third monitor toggle? (Win10 pro, Gigabyte F2A-55M, GTX 1050TI)

I just got an old monitor for 7$, on top of my other two monitors. GTX 1050 TI with one HDMI and one DVI, both connected to my larger monitors, and I've connected the "new" monitor to my APU/...
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How to get file location of currently open program?

I want to know if there is a way to get the file location of a exe/program that is currently running? I have an exe file for a game and the location of the exe I cannot find. Any way to do this? Btw I’...
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How likely is a 2 or 3 years old laptop giving slow performance as compared to when it was new?

My laptop is 3 years old (i7 8th generation with 940MX 4GB GDDR5 RAM and 8+8 GB RAM). I never got the hardware inside cleaned professionally. And I used it almost daily for at least 12 hours. In other ...
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Any way to prevent game scaling to full screen in laptop?

[Windows 11 | Laptop with Intel UHD 620 and NVIDIA 940MX | default resolution 1920x1080] My NVIDIA GPU don't have those scaling options and settings probably because it is a laptop and I don't use an ...
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Why do computer games often have their own language settings? [closed]

Computer video games often have their own language settings in the menu, and sometimes even prompt me what language I want to play in when I start them up. I don't recall seeing such behavior in any ...
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Can I tune my Brave browser for GPU-heavy HTML5 any more?

How may I further increase performance of Chromium-based browsers (like Brave I currently use) for heavy HTML5 gaming. Let me define heavy as basically most of the day I run the game together with ...
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How to disable Win key while gaming so Windows does not kill me?

Is there a way to disable the WIN-keys, while I'm in a full-screen game?
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Cloning Win10 desktop to another display 8 meters away fast and synced

How should I clone the windows 10 desktop (in 4k) from my HTPC in the living room to the 4k TV in the bedroom? Should be: able to playback synchronized enough to avoid them sounding like echo. a ...
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How to get logs for crashing graphics card

I have PC with Windows 10 Home x64 and each time I try to play Subnautica Below Zero the game crashes after a minute. Other games play liquid. How can I figure out possible reasons on Windows or DX12? ...
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Is it possible to use paravirtualization to share a GPU with a Windows guest to enable gaming on Linux?

My objective is to run games on Linux, maximising compatibility by using a real virtualized instance of Windows (e.g. VR, day 1 game launches, things like that). I understand that you can use PCIe ...
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Self hosted game server security

Not sure if this is the correct place to post this question... My son keeps asking to set up a minecraft server on his PC which then gives him control over the "world" and he can invite ...
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Why am I losing cursor control when gaming in bootcamp/windows10/Steam

Setup: 2017 27" iMac (high spec). Samsung SSD T5. Logitec G304 wireless mouse. PS4 controller. Usage: Mac OS for internet and social media. Bootcamp/Windows10/Steam for gaming. 90% of usage is ...
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is it possible to limit memory for my afk profile under 512MB in minecraft?

I want to use an AFK profile in Minecraft, but I can't seem to limit its ram usage. i tried using these JVM arguments: -Xmx512M -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:+CMSIncrementalMode -XX:-...
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Game starts having internet lag in Gameloop

Hey, I'm new to superuser. I just wanted to state my problem and I'm hoping to find any answers and fixes because it's very frustrating. So, I play Frostborn on Gameloop (Android emulator) on my PC. ...
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RAM - same RAM manufacturer, but different manufacturing date and possibly chip manufacturer - could it possibly cause problems?

This question is similar to this one Using two different brands of RAM sticks together BUT I have the same model number, RAM company is the same as well, XMP timings and XMP frequency is obviously the ...
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How can I lock a guest user into a game environment?

Basically I'm looking to share my gaming PC with a friend but only in a way that would let him play my games without accessing any of my other files, parts of my OS / desktop environment Windows 10 ...
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FPS drops in some games to 5-10 frames while hardware not fully used. Some games work perfectly fine

Ryzen 5 2600 GTX 1660 6GB 16GB DDR4 Kingston SSD 256GB With these specs, I was able to run pretty much any game at 1080p. Games that won't work properly include Borderlands 3, The Elder Scrolls Online,...
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Way to ensure that my antivirus is flagging a false positive

So I recently bought Tom Clancy's Splinter cell and Splinter cell: Chaos theory on Steam. While the games work perfectly, as soon as I run them, my antivirus flags them as keyloggers and blocks them(...
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Chrome keeps flashing black then white

After a gaming incident here, One Important thing that happened was BSoD, stopcode was: video_tdr_failuer Now my Chrome browser keeps turning black then a windows 7 pure white window appears then I'm ...
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Age of Empires 2 DE links no longer working

I have asked this on AoE2 DE related sites but so far nobody has been able to help me. In Age of Empires 2 Definitive Edition, you can join a lobby by simply putting a URL into your browser, such as ...
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Bluetooth headphones disconnects when I play a certain game

This is not the "my headphones die, my game crashes" or anything like that. My headphones disconnect from my output and don't connect back whenever I'm playing this certain game or window, (...
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How do I fix the display when playing a game on Virtual CloneDrive?

I've downloaded Virtual CloneDrive to play an old PC game from 2000. When I start up the game on VCD the menu looks fine, but once I start the game itself the display is condensed to maybe 1/4th of ...
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Fixed M$ Store app issue but Xbox app still broken

I followed the steps listed here and my Windows Store app FINALLY WORKS after almost a year and a half of annoyance. It also fixed a few other apps that were refusing to launch. Unfortunately, it ...
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Force Windows 10 to always see a Mouse USB Receiver plugged in?

I have an Aya Neo, the Ryzen APU powered handheld, and I have had some issues with games breaking controller support if a mouse is not plugged in on launch. My main issue is with Warframe. If a mouse ...
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Does X11 actually have a native fullscreen mode?

I'm writing some OpenGL graphics demos on a Linux-based system, and from what I can gather the X server doesn't seem to actually have a native fullscreen mode as you'd expect with games, etc. From ...
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Imac late 2014 32gb ram, 1tb and i7 4th gen

how do i support hight end games like fifa 21 or similar. benchmark tests show that my pc meets the recommended requirement and easily passes the minimum one. my pc overheats and shuts down when i ...
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Application going Lag After Restart

from about 4 week that i have a problem in an application that application going lag after second time open everything is good for the first time open, and after restart the Application , it will get ...
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Can 2 people use Windows 10 at the same time, play with a controller, work with keyboard and mouse

I've got multiple monitors and a strong PC with 2 sets of keyboards and mice and a game controller. What I want to achieve is that I can work while my wife plays a game at the same time. She'd play on ...
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Windows suddenly thinks I pressed the windows key all the time but i haven't

I have the problem that somehow all keys I press execute like I press the key with the Windows key. Examples: If I press 'e' the Windows explorer opens When I press 'i' the settings open It's like ...
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Using SSH Tunneling to play Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (SMAC) Multiplayer Online

Summary / Background I am trying to set up online multiplayer for an old TBS from 1999. The multiplayer works with no changes if the host and other pc are on the same LAN, but I am trying to set up ...
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What could cause random 1074 shutdown calls?

I have a fairly new desktop computer I built in december. RTX 3090 GPU, i9-10850K CPU, SF 750W PSU, 32GB RAM, Windows 10. I play quite a lot of games, and among them one specific game (Spiritfarer) ...
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How do i tell if all my ports are open to the game client I am trying to play?

Hi guys I'll give a quick run down on what's happening. I got a brand new surface pro 7 amazing laptop but I can't seem to play the only pc game i really enjoy, ragnarok online. It started at first ...
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How can i control my upload speed in my router?

i have 10mb download speed and nearly 500kb upload speed, when my siblings use the wifi and like sending pics or uploading stuff or they're devices are syncing it fills the whole speed of the upload ...
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How to play one game in one PC at same time but with two different players

I have Minecraft on my PC, And I have a brother (10 years old). He wants to play Minecraft with me on my server. But I have only one powerful PC that can run Minecraft that is running Windows 11 2200, ...
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Dual Boot Windows 10 Pro Advice for 2021

My long-time Macbook which I used as a development and business workstation just died on me and I cannot afford to replace it just now. I have a pretty decent windows gaming system that I would like ...
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Turn off display ps4 controller and full screen game gets minimized

I’m trying to make the display turn off feature work while gaming but it seems that whenever the ps4 Bluetooth controller is connected it refuses to turn off. Also I’ve realized that when I leave the ...
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Linux Mint good fps but high ping while gaming

I've installed rocket league (in epic games store) after installing lutris and wine in Linux Mint. However, when I play an online match, my ping goes high and I get horrible packet loss but the frames ...
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Ark server ports not opening locally

I am trying to make a private ark server for me and my friends (over internet). (The following issue doesn't work when i connect locally or internet so its most likely locally) These are the ports the ...
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Why does my game suddenly lags despite smooth performance few weeks prior?

I've played the game (Genshin Impact) for a few weeks and so far it has gone smoothly until yesterday. It suddenly freezes especially in battles, but a few hours earlier it's state was still fine. I ...
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MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BOSD

I was wondering what's causing this problem and how I can fix it. Microsoft (R) Windows Debugger Version 10.0.21349.1004 AMD64 Copyright (c) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Loading Dump ...
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How do I use a laptop tuchpad and press a key at the same time

Recently, I lost my usb for my wireless mouse, so I deiced to use my tuchpad for gaming, unfortunatly, I learned that I cant press my "W" key while moving my tuchpad, this makes it very hard ...
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PC randomly reboot during gaming (temps are ok)

My PC randomly reboots while gaming. Sometimes it happens in menu without launch a game, sometimes 5 min after start, sometimes 3-6 hours or none - no pattern there. It happens in 3 of 4 games I'm ...
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I cannot use DirectX 11 in Video Game despite being supported by Graphics Card

My PC has an intel hd graphics 2000for an integrated graphics processor. I checked the directX version supported by the card and it happens to be directX 11 according to the screeenshot attached below....
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How can I stop games from reading your RAM?

How do I stop [Warden][1]-type programs from reading outside the game's allocated RAM? I know they use this as anti-cheat, but it's supposed to be illegal. This example includes Valorant's Vanguard ...
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How to figure out what model of “Intel Graphics HD” my CPU has?

I wanted to download among us game, so I searched what is the system requirements for among us and I saw The cheapest graphics card I can play it on is an NVIDIA GeForce 510. So I searched how to ...
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Is it possible to use vsync on mirrored displays with different refresh rates without reducing the refresh rate on the primary display?

I have two displays - a 27" 1440p 144hz G-Sync monitor and a 49" TCL 4K 60hz television. A few people would like to be able to use the TV to spectate me play certain games since my monitor ...
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