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Only direct connection works in LAN [closed]

Our college LAN has firewall and blocked ports. But we are able to play multiplayer LAN games using direct connection by IP(from game menu or console). However, many games don't have direct connection ...
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Game crashing all the time / PC freezes sometimes

Since about a month I have the problem that a game (Grand Theft Auto V) is crashing all the time. Sometimes the complete PC freezes too so that it displays the old image e.g. a few minutes ago (...
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How do I setup a Lan between two notebooks with a single ethernet cable? [duplicate]

I want to connect two Acer notebooks with a single ethernet cable between them for lan gaming. Connecting them to a router or a switch is not an option due to distance. I found a couple of tutorials ...
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How can I fix a malfunctioning optical keyboard?

I've been using this keyboard for a few years now; it's technically a "gaming" keyboard, but I find great use in it for programming and 3D modeling as well. Most of the keys are optical and high-...
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Im Using Construct 2 Game Engine and When I wanna export to NW.js , It Errors

Error Image I installed NW.js For construct 2 and It gives error : Error During Export : Cannot Open File 'C:\Users\RaderH2O\Desktop\New Game\osx32\NewGame.app\Contents\Info.plist'
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What are the limitations of booting Windows from USB regarding high power software such as vector/raster editing software and gaming? [closed]

My primary machine is an Ubuntu laptop, but I need to have access to windows when I travel for conferences to run PowerPoint and Illustrator, and occasionally other software. With my current setup ...
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Should I install x64 bit games on C:\Program Files (x86), C:\Program Files or C:\Games\GameFolder?

I have 240GB SSD where I install Windows 10. Now I want some of my games that I play the most to be on that drive, but I am not sure in which directories to put it in. Should I install x64 bit games ...
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Weird sound issue on windows 10

I have a MSI GL62MVR (gtx1060, 8gb ram, i7 7gen) laptop with windows 10 (18362.295) and from time to time weird sound related problem occures. For instance recently I have installed battlefield 1 and ...
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GTAV PC Settings

So, something's probably wrong with the GTAV settings. the little bar at the top of the graphics settings says im only using 2500 mb of my 8000, yet my average fps offline is like 40 and online is 30, ...
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Why is my CPU cooler by almost 10°C when I turn down the fan speed?

I got an ASUS GA502 just last week. CPU is an AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen 7, 3750H, 2.3Ghz. It also has a Radeon Vega Mobile Gfx. GPU is a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, 6GB It gets really loud ...
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Frame rate problems

I've been looking into this for quite a while but the only thing I can come up with is that I am missing something. I have an intel i7-3770 @3.40ghz, 16gb RAM, 250gb mechanical and 750gb SSD, a ...
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PC slows to a halt after I play more than 1 game of Rocket League

Here are my system specs. System: Host: mohammed-pc Kernel: 5.2.1-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.1.0 Desktop: i3 4.16.1 info: i3bar dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro ...
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How to add more audio channels to playback device?

I have an Asus ROG Strix gaming laptop. Windows 10 OS version 1803 and my problem is that in some games that I play the audio works and in some it doesn't. I was able to cross check and identify that ...
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Which computer part causes this kind of load time?

I was wondering about my desktop PC, it's able to run most games I play at 60fps, but on some of them like GTAV it commonly suffers from little in-game load times which take less than a second, but ...
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What is the best way to have multiple gaming consoles on the same network?

I'm trying to set up my gaming consoles (one Nintendo Switch and two PS4's) to be able to play games online. However, I cant seem to get any port forwarding rules to work on the Switch or the ...
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Is using 100% CPU because of Gaming Apps makes CPU slower?

Ok so i just bought an Nuc5CPYH,it is second handed item. The specs are: Celeron N3050 (2 cores,2 Thread, 1.6 Ghz - 2.16 Ghz) Ram DDR3L 2GB (going to upgrade to 4gb) Windows 10 home 32bit (64 is slow) ...
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computer crashes when launching game on battery

My computer works fine, mostly. I use it mainly on charger. It's a Xiaomi Mi Gaming Laptop, the GTX1060 & 16GB RAM version. When I launch Escape From Tarkovv while the laptop is not plugged, the ...
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do i own thunderbolt 3 port and is there a large usb hub for it?

i own a Asus Zephyrus GX501VIK with four USB3.0 ports and one type C port i cannot figure out what it is. Asus's site claims its a "USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C over Thunderbolt™" which frankly i have no idea ...
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can my devices work well on a usb hub? [closed]

I'm planning on buying a usb hub and I'm wondering if my devices will even work well on it. My laptop is Asus Zephyrus gx501vik , it has four USB3.0 ports and one thunderbolt 3 port ( I assume its ...
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Game Hang on Launch with fresh PC, unique to 2 games, everything else works fine

I've been troubleshooting this for months because it's really annoying more than anything. I even built a completely brand new PC without reusing any parts just in case I had a hardware error. New ...
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Updates without UAC

I have a set of public gaming PCs to take care of. Current issue is when it comes down to play any game. The game usually needs to be updated so windows prompts for admin password (UAC) in order to ...
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Combining and improving 2 ahk scripts into 1

I've created a script by editing from those scripts I found around about gaming. I'm not even sure if it's 100% effective, but somehow I kind of know what I want. Is it possible to combine the below ...
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Assign modifiers to mouse button WITHOUT additional key press (MAC OS)

I only need my side buttons for Shift and Control and I haven’t yet found a suitable option. My Logitech mouse used to do this and stopped working a few OS updates ago. Neither Steermouse or USB ...
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Computer freezing while doing any heavy task(s). Could this be hard drive failure?

I'm on Windows 10, and whenever I'm doing some heavy task i.e. playing a game, I'm encountering random freezes which sometimes go in a few moments and sometimes stay for a minute or so and the game ...
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Skype: How do i Share my screen, audio, while still talking to my friends?

my friends and i have been playing XCOM 2 together. and doing our own little story with the game, tones of mods and things like that. but the only way to play the game together is to stream it. we ...
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Low Frame Rate in Games until Task Switch

My frame rate drops from 60 to 48 regardless of the game (e.g. League of Legends) and whether I use the highest or the lowest settings. I can only fix it by task switching out of the game and back in ...
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What exactly is FullScreen Optimization in Creator's Update?

I was not able to find any documentation or description, official or unofficial, on what the "fullscreen optimization" really does? It turns "true" fullscreen mode into a hybrid Borderless Windowed ...
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How do I make Windows mute background applications?

I'm using alt-tap quite often to get out of a game to whatch a video or something but the game sound still plays when the game is minimized. Is there any way to make windows mute ...
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How can I rename The Witcher 3's music files in a certain manner?

I saw some guy's post on Reddit that not every song present in the game was on the game's official soundtrack, including some that weren't even in the game. That got me curious, because I was looking ...
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Does Z370-A PRO Have On Board Wifi?

Does Z370-A PRO Have On Board WiFi and if so how would go about installing the drivers. I currently am not sure if this is the case and I am having trouble finding the means to use the wifi on my pc ...
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How would I run this on a chromebook?

I have made a text adventure game for windows but would like to expand to other operating systems. I have people on discord helping me with converting it to Macintosh OS, but I would like to have it ...
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GS65 Stealth-006 MSI laptop with external Monitor

This laptop runs at 144hz which is great at 1080p for me. The screen is too small though and I wanted to know if there is a monitor I can add (24 - 27") that will support the 144hz still. Or am I ...
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How to set a specific refresh rate for a specific application?

I have a game that is locked to 30 fps. I added a mod that unlocks it to the monitor refresh rate and decreases the game speed (which is locked to the refresh rate) by 50%. This way, if my desktop is ...
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How can I automatically kill unresponsive apps and games with a batch file?

Sometimes a game becomes unresponsive and I have to go into Task Manager and kill it, then restart it. It can be very annoying and time-consuming. While I know how to use taskkill and start an app ...
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Block connection based on vague (fuzzy/partial) host name

I want to prevent a game from connecting to specific servers so I only get connected to the good ones. The game's servers have changing IP addresses and host names. A part of the host name stays the ...
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Lutris Error on Ubuntu 19.04 & Doesn't Launch

I have Python installed and WineHQ stable as well - which is required for Lutris. I'm getting the following error when I just type in "lutris" in the terminal. And, when I try to click on the app ...
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Games crash on first load but after restart all works

There is a strange problem we are having with one machine. On first power on when trying to play games ( metro, dota 2, AC Odyssey) after 5-10 minutes game crash to desktop. Starting the game again ...
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When building a new PC should I consider how powerful the CPU is comparing to the graphic card?

When building a gaming PC with i5 modern processor, does it matter if I get 1060 or 1070 graphics card? I've heard an opinion that i5 "matches" 1060 and buying 1070 would waste money since 1070 would ...
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Replacing Core 2 Duo processor with Core i5 processor

Can I replace my Core 2 Duo processor with Core i5 processor on a Core 2 Duo motherboard?  If I can’t, what adjustment do I need to do to make it possible?
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Random Crashes When Running 3D Software of Any Kind

I'm having issues with games randomly crashing without any errors, but sometimes with a crash reporter for the software appearing. It's not a new computer by any means, but also software that used to ...
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Is there a way to automatically kill a process that its window has been closed?

This is for games that are known to not close properly. Like Anthem right now. Like detect if the window is gone, if it is, then kill process.
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How to make a macro button act as if it is being held down, aka, toggled, but not rapid fire?

I am a gamer on Windows 10 and many of the multiplayer games I play offer voice chat with a "push to speak" button (usually bound to V), but don't have a "voice activated" mode. Problem is, holding ...
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Run programs launched from a webpage in wine?

this is my first time on superuser so please go easy on me! I am steadily trying to distance myself from my ugly grandpa Windows to my hip uncle Ubuntu. In addition to DBA and some hobby development, ...
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How can I use a proxy/VPN for a specific program?

I purchased an Amazon server, and I have converted it so it can be used as a proxy. That is to say: I can input the server IP/port/etc. into, for example, Chrome’s proxy settings and tunnel all ...
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2 players on 1 PC

I have a really good PC, Ryzen 1700x, GTX 1080Ti, all watercooled and overclocked and for now I was just playing alone and all was easy out of the box, but now my wife is interested in gaming, and ...
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how do i completely uninstall tencent gamming buddy

I'm using tencent gaming buddy for playing PUBG mobile on my windows 10 pc yesterday my emulator got corrupted and start saying "failed to start the emulator the emulator was not properly closed" so I ...
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eGPU not rendering 3D content on internal screen

I have a Lenovo Carbon X1 6th Gen and Aorus Gaming Box 1070 on which I've updated the firmware, installed the 1803 Windows update, etc. In Windows, the device is seen, can render stuff like 3DMark on ...
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Database content display unreal engine 4?

Database content display unreal engine 4 Hello wonderful team, I am a new learner for the unreal engine. I want to add dynamic text on a layer that comes from MySQL database and display it on layer ...
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Mouse/Camera suddenly jerking to one side in game, not a hardware issue

I've been trying to figure out what has been causing this. I recently upgraded from an old win 7 laptop to a win 10 one, and since then, a particular game that I play (DDO) has had the camera suddenly ...
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Windows 10 Controlled folder access, when turned on does it prevent games from saving in documents?

Its a feature of windows 10 defender, but it doesn't explain itself well. When turned on, it takes you to a page where there is a list of folders its protecting like Documents and Pictures. They cant ...