Ever had a problem getting a PC game to run?
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Ever had a problem getting a PC game to run?

September 11, 2019

ever had a problem getting a PC game to run do you find yourself spending hours trying to find a fix well welcome to PC gaming wiki which has one page of fixes for every PC game our pages contain everything ever need to compete game running and because every page is user editable our articles are always kept up-to-date if you discover an awesome new fix please add it in no account is required yes pc gaming wiki website about fixing pc games

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  1. Oh that "I-figured-out-how-to-fix-it-myself-guy" moment is so bloody aggravating. Just alongside the suggestions about upgrading my PC, because the damn game won't run, although it freaking did several months ago.

  2. Holy shit i love you for doing this, i have lost count on how many times my game stopped working and no one had a fix

  3. The one fix I was going to put in was kinda redundant… Reinstall the game several times until it works… Wasn't worth it *looks at C&C4*

  4. Troubleshooting problems and crashes and stupid controls and and and shouldn't be there in the first place. I'm shocked how less some devs care about their games. Or some Publushers "don't allow" devs to care. So I'm more than happy that PC Gaming Wiki exits. The first thing I do after I installed a new game is checking the Wiki. Again, thank you very much!

  5. I think it is a shame that Steam sells some old games that simply dont work on modern computers. Robin Hood for example runs at 2-3 fps. No fix has worked, and none on your site 🙁 Help?

  6. I love PCGW! I check it before I start every Steam game for the first time. It should be integrated into the very Steam UI itself. Utterly essential! Not just Steam games, but all PC games. If this is the first time you heard of PCGW then bookmark the site now. It will be your gaming saviour!

  7. If there is no fix that works and you are still getting a blue screen, please get your PC checked for a more serious problem.

    As most problems are software related, a good portion are also hardware related.
    Personal Example: my friend experienced crashes when playing Red Orchestra Online. He believed the problem was with the program crashing his drive.
    The real problem was his power supply failing, causing his computer to shut down what was taking the least amount of power.
    Fix:New power supply

  8. Looking for a fix to run the Wheel of Time game with the video and sound on Windows 7. It works on windows XP SP2 with scratchy sound, but not on Windows 7. The videos are in the Quicktime 4 .mov files =(

  9. It's the weirdest thing watching a video with your brother's voice in it. Cool, but weird.
    Great introductory video- I'll definitely have to start using your site.

  10. How can it be a console game at heart? Don't say "Uh, because controllers derp" because you can easily use a controller on a PC. There is nothing you can do on a console that can't be done on a PC.

  11. Oh idk, maybe because it is a good game and we already have a system on which to play on? Also, would you like to know how every single console game is made? On a frickin computer to begin with, so calm down.

  12. Are you implying Skyrim was designed to be a PC game to be ported to consoles and not the other way around?

    Thanks for laughs!

  13. Install "Enhanced steam" plugin. Includes direct links to games PCGW article when needed and adds shit ton of other useful features.

  14. No, he was implying that Skyrim is comparable to Dark Souls (it isn't) thus stating that Skyrim is better then Dark Souls (which is, again, stupid to compare).

  15. It's more like this: the frustration of the PC gamer transcends space, time and the laws of physics. Enjoy the wiki!

  16. The good news there is that with eighth generation (Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U) console hardware and PC hardware being so much more similar than they ever have been before, the compatibility issues and poorly optimised ports will become less and less in number.

  17. Or we could just not. The Xbox One and PS4 have been predicted to be the last of the greater console generations, due to Nvidia already making a tablet that can play high-end games, mobile gaming able to emulate older platforms, and Free to Play games gaining popularity on PCs.
    People are tired of paying monthly, just to use the box and internet they already paid for.

  18. Sounds great. Ok i'm playing through Crysis 2 ATM and I have a bug that prevents me from playing in fullscreen without getting a black not supported error page.

    Now to see if that has a fix.

  19. You're a special kind of stupid, aren't you.
    Emulation is not the same as using a piece of software that permits usage of a different file format. From Free Dictionary: "To imitate the function of (another system), as by modifications to hardware or software."

  20. I've been using PCGamingWiki for quite some time now, about a year and a half.
    I must say that it makes my life as a PC gamer much more convienient.
    It helped me numerous times with common problems (for example changing field of view) and many times with more advanced ones. Gathering known fixes on one page in this comprehensive matter is a great thing, and I'm thankful for all the work that was put into this.
    Nowadays, I also tend to refer to this wiki for port information before a purchase 🙂

  21. Also, I want to ask:
    Where can i suggest possible site features?
    What would I suggest? A information about game multi-core support. Even when newer games more and more often tend to have a multi-core CPU support, a lot of games that should have this support, just doesn't have it, resulting in subpar performance on those multi-core CPU.
    This would make life of gamers that did equip themselves with 6 or 8 cores much more convenient, since now, having this optimization is still kind of a lottery.

  22. Hey, in our community section of the website there is a forum available running on IPB. There is a development sub-forum where you can suggest new site features.

  23. I really love PCGamingWiki. I always go to the site before I buy a game just to see how the port is and also get ways to enhance some games.

  24. Just saw this as an ad on an Extra Credits video. Already knew about PCGW, but that was a really cool ad.
    Only problem really is that it is long.

  25. I'm so glad you guys exist. Thanks to PCGW I've managed to fix GTA 4, Fallout 3, and SimCity 4. (Enjoy the free advertisement X3)

  26. I do believe the only way to get all PC games to stop crashing is to take a crap in the CD tray and push it closed.

  27. Lol, Everyone knows that a Wiki is not a reliable source. Classic case of argumentum ab auctoritate. A site doesn't provide factual information just because it says so. Trust me, I know what I'm talking about. 

    – M.Freezepeach, redditor, moderator of /r/pcgaming and tech savant –

  28. I don't understand why you guys don't just buy a console. They are much easier to maintain and plus it has a more diverse gaming base. And if it ever goes bad you can just recover your profile when you buy a new one! Or you can call customer service. They'll fix your console and return it to you in a timely manner. I know all this because when I'm not online gaming I spend my time on 4chan discussing only the most up to date topics concerning gaming. You can call us gaming experts if you will.

  29. I have had the exact thing happen to me from reading so many forums LOL it's hilarious how many people go "nvm I fixed it" not realizing most likely people will search for that very thread trying to figure out the same problem

  30. I hate it when there's a LONG thread on how to fix/solve anything and either the poster says "I'll update everyone when i fix it." or "I fixed/solved it."

    But there is NEVER an update and the thread is locked.

  31. my pc is perrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrfect. worrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrks witouth a singel prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrroblem.

  32. Alright. When I was a kid I used to play Star Wars Episode I: Racer all the time, and that game was awesome, but I have never been able to get it to work on my PC. It's a challenge; can you get that game to work on Windows?

  33. Average Redditor Here.

    See, people would not have this problem if they just switched over to console, preferably the Wii U. Console gaming is the way the original gamers meant for us to play. PC Games are just for modding, and may I mention to get 60 fps and 1080p, you must spend 1000 U.S dollars worth?

    -Rigby Von MayMay
    Mod of /r/Nintendo, Console Gaming Enthusiast With Over 10,000 registered karma.

  34. Consoles don't have this problem, PC Master Race my ass…

    Nah, I'm just bumfuddling your ticklehole, I'm not serious.

  35. reddit.com is superior to this. Also, its Dark Souls not Darker Souls you plebeians. 
    -Lord Tippington Reinbach III, reddit gold supremacist and gilded 5 times on reddit.

  36. So far I havnt ran into any problems with any games on my PC and if I have ive managed to fix it myself but its good to know that this is around

  37. PLEASE HELP! if i start a game up it will show the menu propperly but when i click play i can see the game but its really light screen. Like if the light effects 90% and the rest 10%. What can i do about it?

  38. this website helped me fix the issue I have with Hyperdimention Neptunia Re;Birth1  Now if it only it can fix the slowdowns for BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend.

  39. I wanted to play Dead Reefs with PC that has Windows 7 and some strange motherboard-built in graphics card. I had to download winzip and then I could open a file, some kind of a patch that I downloaded from this PCGamingWiki site. Finally I can launch Dead Reefs! Well I did that once before but every other time it had problems. At first I thought that this site is full of viruses but I guess not.. 😀 It was useful. Thanks!

  40. you only have to do this with shitty games like Fallout games and Dark Souls 1 I tell you I fucking gave up on getting Fallout 3 to work on PC Bethesda basically robbed us all at gun point and they will have the audacity to release Fallout 4 on PC and I bet it will be plagued with issues aswell. How about Devs stop releasing poor shitty PC ports for once.

  41. Went to your site but couldn't find a fix for Street Fighter X Tekken. I start up the game but I get a error or a black screen and only hear the game. Please help

  42. This site sucks big ones. It does not help fuck all just gives you the info on the games I do NOT recommend this shit to anyone.

  43. This site is absolutely ESSENTIAL if you are a PC gamer! Got many old games to work on Win10 thanks to it!

  44. LOL! That is EXACTLY what happens every time I try and play an older PC game! Just stumbled on your web site and it sounds like it is going to be a god send! Sometimes I have managed to get a game running and had no where to share the tips so I am really happy I might be able to help other people too. Thanks for creating the site.

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