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Play Xbox games (NOT 360 Games) on a PC..

Q: Play Xbox games (NOT 360 Games) on a PC..

Is it possible. There's several titles available for Xbox that I would like to play, but I'm not sure if its possible...

Im sure Microsoft would consider it illegal.. ahh! Screw them!

A: Play Xbox games (NOT 360 Games) on a PC..

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So all awesome games of windows store have xbox one requirement, can i play it without xbox?

A:Can i play Xbox one labeled games on windows store without xbox?

Where does it say XBOX ONE is actually required to play the game? I see games with XBOX branding but no mention of actually having to have an XBOX to play them? I own an XBOX ONE, it has its own APP/Game store separate from the Store you see on a PC. If the App or Game installs it should be playable? Try one of the free ones first.

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I was wondering if you can play regular xbox games on an xbox 360 with xbox live.

A:Solved: can you play xbox games on an xbox 360, live?

of course you can, but, not all game are compatible witht eh xbox 306, and you can play LIVE, those that have LIVE(duuh!)
here's a link with a list of xbox games compatible with the 360

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I just went out and bought the Godfather Limited Edition and SSX On Tour, both for the original Xbox. The only problem is that it says that there needs to be and update installed to play these games when I put in the disc. Both of these games in total cost me $40.00. I don't really want to go back to the store and return them because I want to find a way to play them. I also own a mac, so maybe I could install an emulator and play them on my computer. If anyone finds a link to an update to play these games for my 360 or finds an xbox mac emulator, PLZ LET ME KNOW!!!

A:Can't play some original Xbox games on my Xbox 360

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Is there software that will convert a PS2 game to a game that will play on an xbox?

A:Play PS2 games on xbox?

Uh.. I've heard it can be done, but that sounds like the grey area again.. Copy-write stuff.. PS2 games should not be played on XBox. Not sure if TSG can help here.

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Does Anyone know how to play xbox games from the disk on a PC?

A:Play Xbox Games On PC?

Emulators for copy protected games are off-topic here, so I'm closing this thread. Please read the forum rules.

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I am wanting to buy an xbox one but i know in a year or so project scorpio is due to be released, will i be able to buy project scorpio games and play them on my xbox one

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Hi people i was jusy wondering can this be done. i have a standard defintion tv rite and a widescrren lcd computer moneitor and i just wanted to to know can i connect my 360 to my nvidia 8800 gtx on my computer and play my 360 through my pc monitor?

A:Can i connect my xbox 360 to my 8800 gtx to play hd games on my pc monitor?

no ... skip going through the computer get a HDMI to DVI or something.

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I have looked online extensively but haven't found anything related to this issue. Whenever I play games (any game), five minutes into play the game will freeze for about a minute. Another five minutes later it will repeat the process. Does not matter which game or which settings I am using. My CPU usage goes up to 100% which I haven't noticed happening before, temps have not increased. Memory is at 30-40% usage.-Checked drivers and updated-Ran memory tests and checked for memory leaks, returns nothing-Ran tests on hard drives, no issues-Checked temps, all normal-Ran torture tests on CPU, no problems-Formatted hard drives and reinstalled OS and games to test, problem persisted-Checked all connections-Cleaned inside and out thoroughlyCPU, Motherboard, HDD, and RAM are all about 5 years old. Everything else has been replaced within the last year.Thank you.

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I have a USB 2.5 external HDD that I want to use with my Xbox 360 to play original Xbox games.

An emulator is required to play original Xbox games and the 360 will download this etc. for you with an Xbox 360 that has an internal HDD.
Mine is only a 4GB internal HDD so will not perform this function!

Can anyone help me make the external USB HDD perform this function???


A:Making an External HDD backwards compatible for Xbox games on an XBox 360

360 isn't backwards compatible with Xbox games. Since you have digital copies of the game, we can't be sure you actually own a legit copy. So, we can't help you sorry.

But, you can use this to format external drive for your 360.

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I have downloaded some basic games like Solitaire, Mah Jong, and Freecell. Every time I run them, the app tries to communicate with my Xbox. It just happens that I don't own an Xbox. Is there any way I can configure the games so they don't try this rather futile communication?

A:My games want to connect to Xbox, but I haven't got Xbox

Originally Posted by gfdbill

I have downloaded some basic games like Solitaire, Mah Jong, and Freecell. Every time I run them, the app tries to communicate with my Xbox. It just happens that I don't own an Xbox. Is there any way I can configure the games so they don't try this rather futile communication?

They are not trying to connect to YOUR Xbox but to Xbox online service to keep and retrieve game specific data.

All Xbox Games on Windows 8 and Windows RT will have Xbox achievements, and many will also take advantage of other Xbox features, including leaderboards, multiplayer modes, connecting with friends and more.

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Hi All - I was under the impression that the Games App on my Windows 8 Pro desktop and on my Surface would work in a similar fashion to my windows 8 phone's game app. Whereas all games are located and tracked in the app. Unless I'm missing something the Games App in Windows 8 only tracks and catalogs Xbox games. I have to keep all other games pinned to the start screen. Please tell me I'm missing something! I can understand if I'm not downloading a game from the windows store that it wouldn't automatically be picked up by the games app but I really thought all "Metro Games" would.

Thanks for your help!


A:Games App and non Xbox games

in the games app, you have:
friends: which is your xbox friends and windows friendsspotlight: which is both xbox and windowsgame activity: which is also xbox only, I thinkwindows games store: which is your windows stuff. you can launch your windows games from this if it's already installed on your system. like I can launch jetpack joyride. I'm not sure if you can customize it or not which is a 360 games store: which is xbox only

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Title/Release dates
Call of Duty 3 Action 11/07/2006
Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 Action 11/14/2006
Dance Dance Revolution ULTRAMIX4 Simulation 11/14/2006
Eragon Adventure 11/14/2006
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance Role-Playing 10/25/2006
Melbourne Cup Challenge Sports 10/26/2006
NBA 2K7 Sports 10/26/2006
Need for Speed Carbon Sports 11/01/2006
Reservoir Dogs Action 10/24/2006
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent Action 10/24/2006
Tony Hawk's Project 8 Action 11/07/2006
Xiaolin Showdown Action 11/14/2006

Who has played them?
What's worth buying?

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Hi there,

Can anybody tell me if it is possible to download xbox games from net, then burn on to normal CD-R's and play them in XBox.

Thanks for your suggestions in anticipation.

A:Xbox Games

Closing thread, as downloading xbox games to burn is considered pirating.

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any 1 can tellme how to play xbox games on pc???????????????/


A:xbox games on pc how?????????

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can you use a joystick controller for Xbox games on windows 8.1 and if so what controller do I buy?
I"m kinda new to xbox on pc and am not sure what controllers the games will work with ...

A:xbox games on windows 8.1

I would imagine controller support is based on if the application supports it or not so it may vary application to application on whether it will support joystick or game pads. Personally I have always been a big fan of logitech products as the ones I have install the drivers the moment I plug them in. If you want a game pad and you do not want logitech then you could use a xbox 360 controller and xbox one controller support on the PC is supposedly coming soon this year.

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Since about 2 months ago I've started to get lag spikes when playing games online. Both xbox 360 and PC games lag and no matter what time it is there are lag spikes. I have ports forwarded for the games I play and even when connecting straight to the modem I get lag. I called my ISP 5 times now and each time they tell me it is a local problem on my end. My ISP also told me I should upgrade my speed, so I upgraded to 8 meg down/1 up and it did not help whatsoever. I'm thinking that my ISP is BS'ing me, but I want to get other peoples opinion on what I could do before I switch ISP's. Any ideas/help appreciated.

A:Cannot find cause of lag in xbox 360/PC games

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I know this might be a stupid question, but do old XBox games work with the 360? And what are some games you would recommend for the 360.

A:Do XBox games work with the 360

The 360 has some backwards capability. I think if you check MS' website, you can find a list.

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So I created a playlist in xbox music and now I want to delete it.
When I right click it, it gives me the option to delete it and nothing happens. I've forced closed the app by dragging the top.
I've deleted every song in there and went to delete it and didn't work.
How can I delete it?

A:Xbox Music and Games

it should work. you go to My Music. then Playlists. then right-click your playlist (or swipe from the top/bottom edge of the screen/trackpad). and tap/click the Delete button.

you can get a PDF here on the Xbox Music app. it's pretty detailed.

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I would like to copy some xbox 360 games. What
would be the best software to use. Free if possible.
If no free software,what would be the next best
choice,to burn with. Thank You

A:How to copy xbox 360 games

Please read the rules before starting threads about creating illegal copies of games.

Circumventing Copy Protection - While we believe it's reasonable to make backup copies of CDs and DVDs that you own, a lot of people break copy protection for the wrong reasons. The law is still vague, at best, as to if it is legal to break copy protection in order to make such a backup, even for personal use. (The DMCA, for example, seems to make it illegal.) As a result, we do not allow discussion of how to break copy protection at this time. If we can find a nice way to draw the line, we may reconsider this in the future as laws get sorted out.Click to expand...

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Hi all,

I just installed Windows 8 Pro onto my Dell Inspiron Duo. I've got a weird problem with the Games app. My avatar is grayed out and when I click on "View Profile" it tells me "Cannot connect to Xbox. Please try again later." The confusing bit is that I am signed in, no problems, with a working internet connection. Any idea as to what is going on?


A:Problem with Xbox Games app

Welcome to EightForums, Rethgif. And fellow Ill-in-noisian.

Try SFC /SCANNOW Command - Run in Windows 8

Please let us know if that fixes it.

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Don't understand what the error message means. Please enlighten me.

Hope you can see the screenshot.


A:XBox live games

Don't know if that matters.
Since I am told I was signed in the wrong Windows region, I went to check the time zone in the Win 8.
It was wrong time zone. It was set at Pacific US and Canada. It should be Eastern US and Canada.
So I changed it to the correct time zone. I thought that would fix the Xbox Live issue. It does not.
Now, I don't remember, during installing the Win 8 Release Preview into my VMware player, that I was asked about the location (time zone ) I was at. So, how Pacific time zone was set for me ? Was the iso itself was in Pacific time zone.
It may sound silly to the readers, but I also installed the Win 8 Release Preview, Chinese Traditional, iso into another VM machine. after successfully installed the Chinese version, I noticed the time was Hong Kong time, about 24 hours ahead of EST Canada. I changed the time, date and time zone, shut down the machine. When I restarted, the Chinese Traditional Release Preview was gone. Only the English version is now present.

The above discovery may be irrelevant, but I am puzzled about the disappearance of the Chinese Traditional Windows 8.



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So this one is pretty weird for me. I've never had any issues like this before, but I think it has to do with having all my drivers up to date. I was having this problem for a long time where I couldn't run games for too long because eventually the whole screen would get all glitchy and the last second of sound would repeat itself over and over until the monitor went into power saving mode. I tried reinstalling drivers, installing different graphic drivers like NGO and Omega which I had before.. Nothing worked!

Well, just recently my friend showed me this program driver cleaner pro and he said it helped him with his driver issues. So I followed the directions, uninstalled my drivers, cleared everything with the program in safe mode, restarted and reinstalled the drivers. Voila, all my games work with no issues at all, except for Counter-Strike 1.6.
Then I tried to watch a movie; It plays fine, I can hear the sound fine, but the video doesn't play. Even when I tried to record a video with fraps of one of my emulators (which has worked before), it didn't show video on playback.

So I restarted my computer.. now all my games don't work except Diablo 2, Starcraft, and CS 1.6. However, now I can watch movies with no problem at all! These past couple of weeks I've been having to go through the whole process of using driver cleaner pro, and installing Omega drivers again everytime my computer needed to reboot.

When I go to play CS: Source, it will get... Read more

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Hey i've had my xbox 360 for about 1 month and its worked greart but today when i put fable 2 it goes reading then it just says open tray so i tried other gaems and some movies but they all do the same i don't know what to do can some one help? please

A:XBOX 360 WILL not read any games or disk

should it still not be under warrenty? ah well, i think if you flash the dvd drive then it should get it working, although i have herd that it also makes d/l games work this way too

try looking around on how to flash the dvd drive.
DO NOT do this unless your under warrenty, it makes the warrenty VOID

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im currently looking for any scratched or unreadable 360 games, preferably newer titles would be best

so if any of you have any extra copies laying around or a game you cant play anymore, maybe we can work something out

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I purchased an Xbox 360 and cannot play some of the original Xbox games. I have already went to the Xbox website and read into backwards compatibility and the update. I have tried to download the update via CD and USB drive, but not Xbox Live, simply because I'm not willing to pay for Live. Can somebody give me a step-by-step walkthrough of how to download the update on a USB on Windows Vista?

A:Xbox update: I miss my old games!

Get Updates for Your Xbox 360 Console Explained -

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I was just wondering as I am new to Windows 8 and Xbox...can you actually play the games that have the "Xbox" label on top that you download from windows store onto your Tablet/PC on your Xbox?

I checked for some of them in the game download section on the Xbox but could not find them.

A:Windows Xbox Store Games

Xbox is becoming the branding for entertainment. Kind of weird but that's where they're going with it because of the success that the Xbox has become. That's why there's Xbox Music.

You can't play Xbox 360 Games on the PC nor can you play Windows games on your 360.

You do have an Xbox gamerscore and that encompasses all your Xbox games, Games for Windows, and Windows 8 games. I remember way back when I saw a friend playing Angry Birds and I was thinking, "there's Angry Birds on the 360???". But he was playing it on his phone. Now there's an Angry Birds for the 360 but it's a compilation with upgraded graphics but it's really expensive.

And you can check what your Xbox friends are doing while on your PC. You can use your Windows 8 PC (or Windows Phone or Android or iOS device) with your Xbox 360 as a SmartGlass device. Functionality ranges from using the SmartGlass device as a remote control for the Xbox, using your smartphone/notebook's keyboard as your 360 keyboard or for added functionality like using the second monitor as a GPS screen for Forza Horizon (a racing game). Like in the karaoke game for the 360, while someone is singing, people could be choosing songs and adding them to the playlist from their smartphone. That way, there's no sitting around while your friend is choosing songs like in a traditional karaoke scenario. You're just jumping from one song to the next with no dead time.

And there's potential for interactivity between an Xbox 360 ... Read more

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Hi all, new to the forum but really hoping someone can help me with this strange problem I have been at it for days and still no further on.

I have windows 8 Pro installed on my laptop. Everything is working fine and I can sign into the Xbox app and see my gamer profile and recent games etc with no problem. However, when I download any game that has the option to sign in and use my Xbox ID, it downloads fine, launches and then when signing into my Xbox account asks fist if I want to install this item? (please see screenshot)

If I click on Install it tries to sign in and then says:
You own this item
Your purchase wasn't completed because you already own Activate your game. (please see screenshot below)
I have tried everything I can think of.
I have un-installed and re-installed the game.
I have checked time-zone settings etc in my Xbox Live ID
I have tried other games like Minesweeper etc. they all do the same.

Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am at my wits end trying to solve this.

Thanks in advance.

A:Signing into Xbox inside games

what game are you trying?

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We bought & installed a new disk drive into our used xbox 360. It will play movies fine but when we try to play a game it reads: "To play this disk put it in an xbox 360 console." The drive doesn't recognize it's in an xbox 360 already. Is there a memory chip of some sort I can pull from the old drive that I still have? How can I get it to recognize the drive to play the games? We called tech support--they won't help us. Thanks!

A:New drive not recognized by XBox for games

I'm by no means a guru on this, but I think consoles are generally linked to the model of disk drive that they came with. That is, anything other than what the manufacturer intended probably won't work well. I think you're probably sunk.

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How Do You Put Music From A Cd On To A WWE Game Please I need To Know!!!!!

A:XBOX 360 Music Burning To WWE Games?

If your manual doesn't say, then you cant.

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hey all..
im new here!!
great forum by the way!

now for my prob:

when i install win 8 i didnt fill the correct user of my xbox 360 and now i dont know how i change to the right user.
i talk about the games app that come with the windows.

(i didnt find the smartglass app that everyone talk about)

someone know what to do?


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I reinstalled Windows yesterday, and now XBox games require a login which they never did before. I just installed them a few weeks ago, and they didn't require any logins then, but after reinstalling Windows, now they do. What am I doing wrong and how do I fix it?

Edit: It looks like it's just a temporary problem. Sorry for wasting your time.

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Ok, so I think I'm confused concerning the Xbox One games streaming on Windows 10. I just upgraded to Windows 10 HP. I remember reading that Xbox One games would run on Windows 10. I had thought originally that it meant you could take an Xbox One game and install it and it would run on Windows 10.

When they say 'streaming', does this mean just like watching a streamed game like on Twitch or can you install an Xbox One game on Windows and be able to play the game without having an Xbox One? Can someone please clear this up for me. Thanks.

A:Question Regarding Xbox One Games Streaming on Win 10

Open the xbox app on windows 10, hit the connect button on the lower left, go to your avatar top left, hit stream. It mirrors your xbox on your pc. You can use an xbox one controller on your pc as well as party chat in windows 10. I don't recommend fps multiplayer games though.

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I reinstalled Windows yesterday, and now XBox games require a login which they never did before. I just installed them a few weeks ago, and they didn't require any logins then, but after reinstalling Windows, now they do. What am I doing wrong and how do I fix it?

Edit: It looks like it's just a temporary problem. Sorry for wasting your time.

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Hi There,

I have a home network with a laptop, xbox, and Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. I would like to be able to download/save xbox games to the NAS and play them on the Xbox.

I was able to set up the media extender and display pictures/videos that I have on the NAS. I just need help saving the games. When I look at available locations to store the games, the only choices I have are the xbox local hard drive and on the cloud (only available to gold members).

I have a great network, high transfer speeds, tons of space. I just can't seem to get the NAS to show up as a viable storage location for downloads.

Any advice would be appreciated.

FYI: I'm using a Western Digital MyBookLive 2TB, which has Twonky installed on it as well.

A:Download/Save Xbox Games to NAS

I could be wrong but I don't think the XBox allows you to download content to a third party storage device, the games have to be installed locally or streamed through the XBox Live service to be played.

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Hi all,

Yesterday I installed Endless Skater and FIFA 14 from the Store but when I run these games it open a window to sign into Microsoft Account... Wether I cancel it or sign in, Nothing Happens Just A Black Screen... I installed Gravity Boy and Cut The Rope XBOX but they're Working Fine... I have 1GB RAM and ATI Radeon Xpress 200 Series Chipset... Please Help

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I am a new user to windows 8.
Currently I cannot sign into xbox live nor can I access games such as wordament.( which I was using previously with no problem)
I get an error message saying
"unknown runtime error -210610844
when I went to windows store to add some free apps, I cannot complete the process.
is this the same problem?
any advice?

A:cannot sign into xbox live or access any games

That's an incomplete install of Windows 8 by the looks of it... because that may also mean that apps or frameworks are missing.

A Refresh should help, but if you have any files you want to keep, back them up first.

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Newbie to modern day gaming question I know but here goes.....

Can it be done or does one have to have the console as well?

Reason I ask is since Microsoft owns the Xbox, you would think they would've developed a mechanism whereas one can play them just by using a PC & its CD/DVD-R drive (At least in the short term until I can get the console)

I have Steam & a few other online game playing tools & plan on buying the games so it's not like I'm trying to "Cheat The System" as it were by downloading BitTorrent copies of them (Who would wanna EVEN HAVE a game on their Hard Drive MUCH LESS play it off a Hard Drive anyway?)

I also plan on streaming my game play on Twitch TV where I have a couple accounts (Yes I've read their recommendations & will go that route over the long haul)

Just wondering if it could be done though. If it can't then it can't - Ohh well.....Life's a bitch sometimes.....



A:[Question] Xbox Games Played Via CD/DVD-R Drive

Currently? no.

However, it is theoretically possible for Microsoft to eventually merge XBOX with Windows, where Xbox games will play (providing your system meets strict system requirements).

But it's not currently a possibility, and it doesn't look like the new xbox will do that either.

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1) Newly installed windows 8.1 machine.
2) I want to add the microsoft solitaire games, but I need a hotmail email (since the GUI said I need a hotmail to play solitaire (use the store to get them) on my pc).
3) So I create a new hotmail email and use that, install the solitaire collection, and can finally play solitaire (but only in fullscreen ... for some reason ... the only time I play this, is when I am waiting for some other task to complete, so it makes no sense for me to use these apps in fullscreen-only).

Questions: When I am looking at the screen, it shows me logged on to Xbox Games as DraconianAsh889 in the upper right corner of the screenshot. I have never had an xbox 'account(?)' and I have never heard of 'draconianash889' before - nothing in my newly created hotmail that I regestered to get the solitaire connection, has anything to do with 'draconianash889'. So where does this xbox games user name come from? And how do I change it?

To recap: Question 1) Where does the xbox user name come from? Question 2) How do I change the xbox user name?

A:Windows 8.1 store xbox games user name

I found out how to do it:

1) Login to the microsoft live account that is associated with the xbox live id (see screenshot in previous post). Fx at
2) Open this link (see screenshot below).

3) On the page(GamerProfile) you can click the label 'Change gamertag'.
4) Change the tag to what you want.

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I had been playing Assassins creed black flag using a wired Xbox 360 controller with no issues. Recently I started getting a BSOD after about 15 minutes of play, consistently. If I remove the game pad I can play with no issues using the mouse and keyboard.

As I started to analysis what was happening I realized the gamepad was disconnecting and reconnecting intermittently as I was playing, then at some point I would get the BSOD. When I started to pay close attention I actually could hear the audio sound you get when you plug in or remove a USB device, over and over again.

I have attached the requested DM Log and I have also included a link to dropbox for my dump file as I was uncertain how to create a mini dump and mine is very large.

Drop box link:
While reading multiple forms I found the recommendation to run a program called “Driver Verifier”. When I ran this program my system was caught in an infinite BSOD loop, the file it listed during the BSOD was NARCPI_WFP.sys

After getting nowhere on the issue I reformatted my 250GB boot drive, reinstalled Windows 7, all required drivers, and antivirus and such. I installed Assassins creed black flag using Steam, GTA 5 a non-steam game, and have the same issue. It was at this moment I realized the only change I can remember making since the issue began was installing GTA 5.

Finally, while playing GTA 5 I can hear the gamepad disconnect and reconnect (o... Read more

A:BSOD playing games using an xbox 360 controller:

Your xbox controller driver xusb21.sys is the cause of the crash, try to find a newer or alternate driver for it - Driver Reference Table - xusb21.sys

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *
Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.
BugCheck 10D, {5, 0, 1024, fffffa800ba7e770}
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for xusb21.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for xusb21.sys
Probably caused by : xusb21.sys ( xusb21+2888 )
Followup: MachineOwner

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I just tried Hydro Thunder Hurricane and found out it doesn't have an option for turning off the vibration.
I tried the modded dll Xinput files from and placed them in System32 and SysWOW64 folders but the vibration won't stop.

Does anyone know to disable this horrible feature in Hydro Thunder? (or in Xbox games in general)

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Hey all,

I recently purchased a wireless adapter for the Xbox One Controller. I saw an article about how Microsoft recently released drivers for the adapter on Windows 7 (previously locked to Windows 10) and thought it'd be great to go wireless with my controller on the PC.

I've been testing out games, and many work just fine, but so far, I've run into two examples of games doing the same thing. When I load up the game, the menus cycle from right to left, as though I'm holding the proper analog stick (for selecting) in the direction to move between menus. It endlessly cycles and I can't effectively use the wireless controller with the game. I'm forced to quit the game.

Any ideas what could be causing this problem? When I attach the Xbox One controller with a cable, it works again for the faulty games. it's definitely something to do with going wireless and using the adapter...

The games I tested that failed were 'Gone Home' and 'Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty'.

Thanks for any ideas or links to any articles or posts on the net about this.

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XNA Game Studio Express will be available for free to anyone with a Windows XP-based PC, and will provide them with what's described as "Microsoft's next-generation platform for game development." Users will be able to build, test and share their games on Xbox 360, as well as access a wealth of materials to help speed the game development progress.

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I noticed that Microsoft exclusively releases certain titles only on Xbox. I don't have an Xbox or any next-gen console for that matter, just a large gaming laptop that really hauls ass for the games I play. That's all I want. So I can't play exclusive 360 games such as Dead Rising, Crackdown, or the recently released Halo 3: ODST.

Does anyone know if there are there plans to port these games to Windows? Or at least Halo 3 or Halo 3: ODST?

I have no idea how to ask Microsoft this, or even if that's possible, so I thought I'd post it here.

A:Plan to port Xbox 360 games to Windows?

Laptops are rubbish and you won't want to spend $2000 on one that can play new games on medium @ 1366x768. Build yourself a real computer. Laptops aren't for games. Yet.

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When i tried to follow the steps I could not find Accounts and Preferences.
So is this a bug or am i doing something wrong?

A:Can not connect xbox live account to Microsoft Games

Still having the issue :c
I tried google but it doesn't work

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Just today i've been getting BSODs from god knows what and I decided to check the dump file. For some reason, my computer has decided to stop saving the dumps so I looked at the most recent one. Looks like the problem was xusb21.sys and I googled it to find out it was the xbox driver. It did make sense because tonight, my controller has been acting VERY weird. EVERY time I even touch it, the lights go wacky and it disconnects a few times. Sometimes the lights don't even go back to normal (by the way its a wired xbox 360 controller from Scuf Gaming). Also when I booted up and didn't touch anything, the computer was fine then I picked up the controller and it went wacky and immediately blue screened. I've tried uninstalling the drivers and it sometimes hangs on boot so I had to press the reset button on my case and keep uninstalling and rebooting until it finally booted up with the controller uninstalled. The computer kept automatically installing drivers so I couldn't keep it uninstalled. I tried clicking on the newest driver update that I downloaded and it says "This software version is already installed on this system. To reinstall this software, you must remove it first and then run Setup again from the installation media..." I'll attach the dump analysis if anyone could help that would be greatly appreciated.

A:BSOD playing games, possible suspect Xbox Controller

Just in case you guys want the actual dump file, here it is

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I am used to running my Xbox Friends list in a persistent browser tab so I can see who is online, what they are playing and send messages. I thought Windows 8 would be great now that Gaming is a built in app with this same functionality. How wonderful it will be to just snap my Xbox friends to the side while I browse in IE.

It may even help make up for how multitask unfriendly Modern IE is. Seriously, are the IE testers and developers a bunch of 90 year old grandmothers? Who came up with no way to organize, rename, sort or even sift through your favorites...let alone the idea that tabbed browsing is a seldom used 'convenience' item that doesn't need to be focused on.

Anyway, back to Games...when you try to put the Games app in snapped mode you get nothing but a bare green column with a logo and an arrow button that unsnaps the app.

What is most disappointment about this is that MS breaks two of their cardinal "Modern" development guidelines.

Because users can snap every app, you should design your app for the snapped view state.Don't add UI controls to programmatically unsnap your app. The splitter between the apps is always present and lets the user unsnap whenever they want to.

So I guess I don't have much of a point, other than it is not very encouraging when the people behind the o/s don't even conform to their own 'best' practices. If they can't or won't put forth the time to solve the problem why do they expect other developers to? In the end it all ... Read more

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I think I can stream using my verizon cable box

My cable box is a Verizon edition Motorola QIP2500-3

I want to get xbox live to stream onto my PC so people can observe us playing Blazblue continuum Shift, Mortal Kombat, and Marvel vs Capcom 3.

Any ideas? Please help.

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Hi. I have a wireless belkin router which my xbox uses to obtain a wireless signal. I have altered the DMZ settings and enabled UPnP so I have open Nat. Unfortunately in CoD5 and 4 I am getting a connection interrupted sign 2-3 times a game. Each of these lasts for about 3-5 seconds. But on games without a dedicated server instead of connection interrupted I get booted from the match. As you can imagine this is very frustrating and completely ruins some games for me.

If it matters I believe the internet is run to my wireless router and then to my modem and into my main computer. two other computers and my xbox are connected wirelessly to my router.

It is also not a problem of IP's changing because I have the settings on my router to were it "leases" a IP to a certain Mac adress indefinetly.

Also I tried port forwarding and my games still got connection interupted.

I believe I have done all I can with the router so It might be my firewall. I use Kapernsky security instead of windows firewall.

Please help!

A:My Xbox live doesn't work on games without dedicated servers.

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Is it a Microfibre dust cloth from the Super Market

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I have a Desktop Sony Vaio VGC-VA1 with Windows XP.
I am having problems with my Graphics card as it doesn't work with my games.
When I play the games it lasts for a little while and then suddenly it freezes and begins to flash black and then fuzzy horizontal green lines then when I go back to my Desktop (I have a wide screen) the picture has shrunk into the middle of the screen and I have to do a system restore to return it to normal.
I have tried going onto the VAIO website to update my Graphics Driver and it updated but still no joy.
Perhaps I am just being stupid, but here are the specifications if my comp and here are the game specs...
Sony Vaio VGC-VA1
2.8GHz Pentium D 820;
1GB PC4200 RAM;
Asus Custom 945 motherboard;
250GB Western Digital 7200.7 hard disk;
Mat****a UJ-840D DVD writer;
20in 1,
366 x 768 integrated TFT;
128MB ATi Radeon Mobilty X700 graphics;
AVerMedia A16C analog/DVB-T/FM tuner;
S-Video in;
SigmaTel High Definition audio;
digital optical audio out;
integrated 10/100 Ethernet;
802.11b/g WLAN;
56K modem;
4 USB 2; mini-FireWire;
Windows Media Center Edition 2005;

The games-
PC OS-Windows XP (service Pack 2)
CPU-2.0 GHz P4 Processor or equivalent
Hard Drive-6.1 of hard disk space + at least 1GB for Saved data
128MB Video Card with support for Pixel Shader 2.0

Game 2

PC OS-Windows XP
CPU-Pentium IV class processor 1.4GHz
8x Speed CD-ROM Drive
16-bit DirectX 9 compatible sound card
64 MB DirectX 9 compatib... Read more

A:When I play certain games...

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Hi,I want to be able to play video games on tv using my aser aspire laptop and a joystick. Will I need anything else? I will use s video to the tv. This is for my grandkids,Will this setup work for pc games that I will download to the laptop?Thanks.

A:Play games on tv.

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My dad recently changed the password on our internet gateway, and since then i couldnt connect to any game servers
i can surf the web
But i cant connect to any game servers
Even on my phone i cant connect to any game servers

A:Cant play any games

Sorry can't help with that. You need to ask your father what he blocked and plead with him to unblock it
Please read the forum rules. This appears to come under 2 of our rules

Passwords - Please do not ask for assistance with (or ways to bypass) a forgotten or unknown password, personal identification number (PIN) or any other type of access code that may be required on a computer, mobile device or web site. As there is no way to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided and any such threads will be closed.
•Circumventing Company/School/Parental or Other Restrictions - Because we are unable to verify the actual situation or intent, no assistance will be provided to those trying to circumvent Internet filters or similar restrictions and any such threads will be closed. Furthermore, we will not assist with violating the "Terms of Service" of any product, service or web site. Unfortunately, it is against Google's Terms of Service to download videos from YouTube. They have contacted us directly to request that we do not support with downloading videos from YouTube. Any posts with instructions or information about how to violate Terms of Service will be closed or removed.
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Hi, I've got myself a pretty decent computer system, but can't quite afford the high end card I want right now, so I'm going to settle for a cheaper graphics card while I save for the better one.

I just want to have an Idea of what games I might be able to play still with the following:

CPU: Intel I7 core 1156 2.8 GHZ (easily overclocked to 3.4ghz)
RAM: 1GB DDR3 (I know I need more... I will get more soon)
Graphics card: MSI ATI R5770 1GB DP HDMI

would I still be able to play things like fallout 3, farcry 2, crysis and so on?

Also, if I was to get the 5750 instead, would I still be able to play games at around this level?

A:what games could I play?

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System Information
Time of this report: 10/19/2011, 09:17:43
Machine name: SHYAMKUM-3484A0
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: INTELR
System Model: AWRDACPI
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Memory: 1016MB RAM
Page File: 407MB used, 2038MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Music Tab: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.
Network Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
Direct3D: 0/4 (n/a)
DirectDraw: 0/4 (retail)
DirectInput: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectMusic: 0/5 (n/a)
DirectPlay: 0/9 (retail)
DirectSound: 0/5 (retail)
DirectShow: 0/6 (retail)

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A:I can't play any PC games

It appears you haven't installed the driver for graphics card. Only the generic Windows driver seems to be installed.

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I can only play IPX games on a LAN I have with my friend we both have XP Pro and we can share files on the network.

For some reason it just wont let us play TCP\IP games.

A:Can't Play TCP\IP Games on a LAN

Maybe the games only work in a IPX environment (who knows we don't know what games you're using)?

Have you installed and configured TCP/IP on your XP Pro boxes? The assumption is that TCP/IP is installed as that is the default with XP, but have you ever done anything to configure TCP/IP for your LAN (seeing as you only actually mention using IPX for your LAN).
When is the physical LAN - a hub/router used, or just cross-over cables directly connecting PCs? Would help determine what is to allocate IP addresses on your LAN (the router or one of the PCs).
Does this LAN include your internet connection? So is that shared via a router, or via router software (such as ICS) on one of the PCs?

In other words ... lots of questions. You will have to provide a lot more information about your LAN configuration before you can expect any sensible responses.

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Help! I have Vista Home Premium and during a registry repair I seem to have lost the ability to play the games that were downloaded on my computer when I bought it. I get a window that tells me to do something with a set registry control panel. I don't know what that is. The message that comes up is c:\Users\judi\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Game Explorer\{AFA7FF39-1DDF-4F70-A...

I don't know what it means, let alone what to do.

[email protected]removeddata-cfhash='f9e31' type="text/javascript">/* */removed


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hey i recently made my first gaming computer about week ago. everything was going fine i could play crysis on low and cs:s no problems. but recently i havent been able to play ANY of my games. after a few minutes i get a windows error and taken back to my desktop and i got these wierd lines going across my screen. now im assuming its my video card because everything ive tried( reinstalling drivers taking the card out and putting it back in stuff like that) have not worked any ideas?

right now im running on
Intel Core2 CPU 6600 2.40GHz
nvidia 8600 GTS 256 mb
1g of ddr2 ram (i had 2 but one of the sticks was defective and ive yet to fix that)
windows xp

A:Help i cant play any games

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We purchased many CD based games for our first child (Spy Fox, Putt-Putt, Pajama Sam, etc).
These games have great re-play value, and now our third child wants to play them on her Win10 Dell 2-in-1.
However, they all say they are 16-bit games and can't be played.
Is there any way to play these older games on a newer computer?

A:How to play OLD games..?

I tried DosBox, but they did not work.
Looks like most of them have been recompiled for Steam, I guess I will go that route (which stinks, because it means I have to buy them again)

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Hey all, I can't seem to play games on my windows.
I'm using a macbook pro, using boot camp, i've installed the drivers that came with bootcamp and checked and updated them in windows 8. I have tried booting pre updating and post updating and it didn't work either time.

The problem seems to be that whenever I boot up a game, it will get to just before it starts and then crashes. However this is not true with all games. So far I have played:

Pinball FX 2

(Not working)
Gta IV (Gets to social club login (not in game), then after pressing play offline or play, the screen disappears and nothing happens)
Mass effect (Crashes at a configuration screen you need to use before playing for your first time)
Civilization IV (Claimed it couldn't find steam)

Thanks anyone for helping.

A:Can't play games

Found the problem whilst playing around with Civ V.

I'm running a mac and it seems the direct x 10 and 11 doesn't want to work with it at the moment. Uninstalling and telling everything to go to direct x 9 makes it all work fine. You'll need to reinstall all games if using steam.

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I have been having problems playing games on my laptop in singleplayer and multiplayer because of lag. I know its not my connection, but I have no clue of what it is. I did a sys. restore and it fixed the problem so I then decided to reinstall windows xp since I thought the problem was fixed. After I did a complete reinstall of a new xp partition, the lag came back. I have updated drivers, defraged, and everything else that I can think of, but I still have problems with lag. I even put all the setting on the game down to low and now I am running in a 800x600 resolution and I used to run in 1078x800. The game usually runs good for about 15 or 20 minutes when the computer is first turned on and then after that it starts to lag in graphic intense areas of the map. When the computer has already been on for a while it lags from the start of the game. I have also noticed that the maps load a lot slower than they used to also. When it does lag it also makes my ping jump too. Another thing I have noticed is when I get in close quarters with someone and we start firing at each other and it starts to lag then also. I don't know if it is my vid card or not cause I never had this problem before but it is an onboard intel 64mb vid card. As far as I know, my computer is updated as much as possible unless I have somehow missed something.
Medal of Honor Allied Assault

One other thing is in the start menu under medal of honor, there is a program called EAsy info an... Read more

A:Bad lag when trying to play games

Anyone pls help!!..
i m having the same problem as well....when i was playing games for about 10 to 15mins, my laptop lag...
I tried to reformat for several times but the problem still exists...I m using wireless network connection to the router.....sometimes when it lags, my connection will disconnect and cannot reconnect back....i have to restart my laptop....

centrino 1.6Ghz
512 ram
radeon 9000 64mb
all drivers and OS are updated...


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Hey guys....I'm new to the forum as I just ordered a gaming pc with Win 8.1. Now I'm getting a little nervous as to whether some of my favorite games will play on this operating system. These include;

Sim City 4
Sim City 5
Flight Simulator 4
Flight Simulator X
Rollercoaster Tycoon
Sim Golf
The Sims 3
18 Wheels of Steel Extreme Trucker 2
Colin McRae Rally 2005
Ship Simulator
Tiger Woods 2014 and previous
These are some of the games I'm interested in knowing if they play o Win 8.1. I'm hoping for the best but am wondering if I did the right thing on getting Win 8.1. Thanks everyone!

A:Will these games play on Win 8.1

You can check here

But sometimes you can get things to work that it says will not

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Hello everyone, sure hope someone can help. Since "upgrading" to Windows XP Pro from Windows 98 none of my old PC games can be played anymore.
When some CD-Rom games are played the sounds sound like they are "stuttering" and portions of the game screen "flicker" along with the curser. Sometimes when the curser is moved it leaves a "trail" of curser images!
I was told to right click on the desktop shortcut for the game and then click on "properties" and then go to "compatability" but that caused no change.
Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.

A:PC Games won't play on XP

I too have some old games and the only way I have get them to run properly was to setup dual booting and boot into Windows 98SE when I run them.

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I have Quake 4 I play on Vista with a SATA2 750 Seagate HD which has a 16 MB buffer and I put it on high resolution for lack of a better word and the mouse was sluggish. I put Quake 4 on a SATA2 1TB Seagate HD which has a 32 MB buffer and put it on high resolution and the mouse is as smooth as silk. Is it because of my better hard drive, Windows 7, or the 64 bit OS that Windows 7 is on. I think it's because of Windows 7 period and my better HD might have a 10% enhancement but is the 64 bit OS helping any because this is a 32 bit program. This is the same computer. Any ideas why my game is running so smooth?

A:Games play better because?

You did not specify any difference in mouse settings.

Assuming they are the same, you are benefitting from enhancements in the new OS. HDD buffers are not affecting the mouse.

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I play many games and I tried copying the CD's to the Hard Drive so I dont have to put the CD's in my computer. The game still looks for the CD in my CD-ROM drive. Is there a way to make it look in your Hard Drive.

A:Play Games without CD

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I have a few old games that were burnt, these are very old games around 98, anyway when ever i put them in the disk drive and then click on "my computer" it says that they are blank and that it can have stuff written to it, of course they aren't but i have heard about this and was wondering if there is a way around the problem

A:Not able to play old games


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when I install any game it will not play I have yellow ! marks on my video controller, pci modem and base system device in my device manager. I just installed win. XP pro and none of my games will work please help. I really appreciate it.

A:won't play any games

You need to install the motherboard drivers, and then install the drivers for the other 'cards' in the system, like graphics, modem etc. There should have been a driver disk that came with the pc. If not, find out the name of the mobo, go to the makers site and get the drivers.


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I recently bought the Gateway LX6810 Quad with 8 Ram and installed the highest game graphics card and all the appropriate bells and whistles. I have installed twenty games that I had on my old computer and SOME of them work. But the new oned I bought that said they are for Vista do not work at all. I have 64 bit. What do I do? These games are for my sister's kids when I babysite and none of them work!

A:Games Won't Play

Have you tried Compatiblity mode? and what error(s) are you getting when they fail to run? Is it an install error or Run error?

Most programs written for Windows XP also work in this version of Windows, but some older programs might run poorly or not run at all. If an older program doesn't run correctly, start the Program Compatibility Wizard to simulate earlier versions of Windows.

Start>Control Panel>Programs>Program and features-"Use an older Program with this version of Windows"

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Hello EightForums!

This is my First Post
Can i know any nice games for Lan Play?
I have :
CnC Generals (zero)
Counter Strike
Warcraft 3
Battle Realms
Delta Force Black Hawk Down
San Andreas
Quake 3 Arena
Nba live 2008
Stronghold Crusaders

Tell me the Lan Games that are not on the list.

A:What is the best Games for Lan Play? 1v1 only

Hello Razer2k13 and welcome to EightForums.

Right now, I can only think of real-time strategy games.
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2/Yuri's RevengeCommand and Conquer 3: Tiberium WarsCivilization VSins of a Solar Empire: RebellionAge of EmpiresSupreme CommanderWarhammer 40,000: Dawn of War

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Hi all i have over 30 games on my pc and it is running through my lcd tv which makes gaming so much better but i have a small issue. Half my games require me to use the cd everytime i want to play, is there any way i can play these games without using the cd, like a no cd patch or a virtual cd drive where i could copy the cd to the hdd and play that way. These are all retail games and I tried a no cd patch for red alert 2 but that makes the game not work any more. The games i am always needing a cd for are EA games like need for speed underground, nhl 2005, nfl 2005, Tiger wood 2005, red alert 2 and playboy mansion, Not all these are made by ea but i found that any game made by ea requires a cd to play and there are no updates i could fine which changes this. Thank you

A:How can i play games without the cd

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Hey guys i'm sorta new to this forum.

I'm having problems playing any of MY CoD games. They worked fine before August 1st. Now i cant get any of them to work. When i launch Cod it goest through then i can play for like 20 to 30 seconds then my screen freezes up and i hear an odd noise. I have to then manually restart my entire computer.

This also happend to CoD:UO but its a little different when i launch a game and i choose a server the game dosent even load it freezes on the loading screen and again i have to manually restart my computer.

Can anyone help me pease?

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Hello everyone, sure hope someone can help. Since "upgrading" to Windows XP Pro from Windows 98 none of my old PC games can be played anymore.
When some CD-Rom games are played the sounds sound like they are "stuttering" and portions of the game screen "flicker" along with the curser. Sometimes when the curser is moved it leaves a "trail" of curser images!
I was told to right click on the desktop shortcut for the game and then click on "properties" and then go to "compatability" but that caused no change.
Any advice would be appreciated, thank you.

A:PC Games won't play on XP

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i have problem in my computer

when i start any games after five minutes it will go to memory i mean the game minimize i restore but five minutes it will minimize and i cannot pay games and i disturb with this problem

in windows the windows will got inactive status and will get in active status after some seconds but some it will not get active status

any solution for this problem?

A:cannot play games

are these online games or games on a CD ?? how long has this been happening and did it happen after you made a hardware or software change? give us the make and model of your pc and tell us what kind of processor, how much ram and what size harddrive do you have..? have you ever opened the case if,,its a desktop to clean out the lint built up on the processor heat sink and fan?? how often do you do maintenance on the harddrive like defrag and check for errors, and clean out temp. files and cached internet sites???

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Hello, Im having a big problem with this Vista computer im using that it won't even play 85% of 3D Games I own (85% Includes CD Disk's.) that its get to a problem to where my Computer will crash if I launch a 3D Game.

How this happen? No Idea, but it started when I got a new Computer Desk that lets you put the computer(Not Monitor.) into a Door closing Cabinet below you with backside open for cords and is against a wall that lets some air in from small edges that do not meet the wall. Another problem is that my Cd-Rom Driver won't respond to any CD's I put in and putting in sucky games means that it will take awhile before it finnaly reads the disk. Other then that, it will just Crash my computer when I try to launch any game that is 3D Related of any kind. (It will not bother Installed games but will cause Horrific lag to almost any 3D Game.) Im not telling that my Computer is sucky because this never happen before I got the new Computer Desk. My old one is a plain ole desk that sets the Computer next to Monitor with plenty of air for temperature control. (No Cabinet Closing things for it.) Before that, I could run Age of Empires 3 Smoothly, GTA SA etc... But right now it will simply crash my Computer or just Lag the heck out of it. Any Suggestions?

A:Can't play 3D Games.

What are your computers specs?

Type Dxdiag in the start menu and save it as a log file and uplaod it here as an attachment

What are you CPU temps using Coretemp

Your graphics card temp using GPU-Z

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I recently wiped my hard drive and reinstalled windows xp and have redownled alot of programs. Now my computer will not play dl games correctly. For example the game "Return to Castle Wolfenstein". The Video in the beginining plays fine (intro) but when it trys to go to the game itself it flickers and sputters and will not play. I try to see if it was Direct X by seeing if it need updated but get an error "syntax" and then I uninstalled and reinstalled my display adapter AG315-64 and that didn't work (even tryed updating it). I am thinking it might have to do with something like "glsetup v1.0.0.121", but cannot find where to dl load that. Hope someone can help me fig. this one out. Thanks Gene

A:DL Games will not play

Here we go...

Here are some simple guidelines I've made for the games forum.

First off, there is no support for illegally downloaded programs/games/cracks/whatever. That means we cannot help you with anything you got off of Kazaa/Kazaa Lite/Morpheus/WinMX/BitTorrent/whatever. Downloading these games is illegal and not supported on the forums. This also applies to a copy of a game that your friend gave you, whether they downloaded it or not, it's still illegal. If you don't own the original copy of the game you need help with, then don't bother asking for
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guys ive got a pc and a laptop....... the pc has 2 nics, 1 is connected to the net......

another 1 is used to make a network with the laptop........

file & print sharing works fine......... but i can't start any games...... i create a game and the other one cant see any host in the network....... same prob vice-versa..... :x

i tried fifa 07, aoe2, cs 1.6, cs: source............
none of them worked..... same problem??

please help.........

A:can't play lan games.........please help


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Well i just got my computer back from being formatted and now i cant play any game. One of my favorit game maple story says some error G2 or something like that and i researched it and it said i have to install some drivers or devices or something with my video card . I dont know what video card i have.This stuff might help.
System Information
Time of this report: 11/18/2007, 20:16:14
Machine name: MYPC
Operating System: Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 1 (2600.xpsp1.020828-1920)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ECS
System Model: K7SOM+
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: AMD Duron(tm) Processor, ~1.0GHz
Memory: 480MB RAM
Page File: 182MB used, 940MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.0001.0904 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
DirectX Files Tab: No problems found.
Display Tab 1: The system is using the generic video driver. Please install video driver provided by the hardware manufacturer. Direct3D functionality not available. You should verify that the driver is a final version from the hardware manufacturer.
Sound Tab 1: The file vinyl97.sys is not digitally signed, which means that it has not been tested by Microsoft's Windows Hardware Quality Labs (WHQL). You may be able to get a WHQL logo'd driver from the hardware manufacturer.
Music Tab: No problems... Read more

A:i cant play any games

System Devices
Name: LNE100TX Fast Ethernet Adapter Version 1.0
Device ID: PCI\VEN_11AD&DEV_0002&SUBSYS_F00311AD&REV_20\3&61AAA01&0&48
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\System32\DRIVERS\lne100tx.sys, 4.55.0016.0000 (English), 8/17/2001 07:12:24, 70730 bytes

Name: Vinyl AC'97 Codec Combo Driver (WDM)
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_7012&SUBSYS_030013F6&REV_A0\3&61AAA01&0&17
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\drmk.sys, 5.01.2600.1106 (English), 8/29/2002 01:32:34, 57856 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\portcls.sys, 5.01.2600.1106 (English), 8/29/2002 02:01:00, 134272 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\stream.sys, 5.03.0001.0904 (English), 7/9/2004 04:27:28, 48512 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\System32\wdmaud.drv, 5.01.2600.0000 (English), 8/23/2001 07:00:00, 22016 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\System32\ksuser.dll, 5.03.0000.0900 (English), 12/12/2002 00:14:32, 4096 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\vinyl97.sys, 6.14.0001.4160 (English), 4/13/2006 13:09:56, 204160 bytes

Name: Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_7002&SUBSYS_70021039&REV_00\3&61AAA01&0&1B
Driver: n/a

Name: SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
Device ID: PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_7001&SUBSYS_70011039&REV_0F\3&61AAA01&0&1A
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\usbohci.sys, 5.01.2600.1106 (English), 8/29/2002 01:32:50, 15744 bytes
Driver: C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\... Read more

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Hi I have the problem when I try to play games it crashes and send a textbox See under the line

Left4Dead2, Csgo and Dayz

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This morning (28 Feb) I was going to play a game on
The game i was going to play was: Age Of Speed 2
When i clicked on the link which took me to the game, a message came up telling me:
Windows could not find the specified file: SWMenu
Reinstalling the program might help

It only came up once and then after that nothing happened, so i am sorry to say, i don't know the exact message.
This happens on every gaming website i go to.
I typed on google, "SWMenu download" and some programs did come up and i even saved the files, but then, i could not open the file. A message came up saying something like "Windows could not find a program associated with this file".
By the way, I do not have a laptop now, this is a desktop pc. But still, they are the same settings:
Windows Vista Home Premium (6.0, Build 6002)
Vostro 220 Series
Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
2046MB RAM
DirectX Veersion: DirectX 11

This problem started, at 1:00 28 Feb Sunday.

I sometimes used to play games before this day and they used to work perfectly


A:Cannot play games


Go to this website: Adobe - Adobe Shockwave Player and download the latest version of the Shockwave player. Once you have installed this, tell us if the game works now.


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Hello , i'm new to this forum
You guys are doing very good work and for free!

I would like to help me to solve my problem , i'm trying a lot to fix it but i don't know a lot about computing (sorry if my english are bad )
So , my problem is that i can't play games in my pc ( any game )
When i start a game ( like counter strike source or microsoft flight or anything else ) , i play for 5-10 min and then the game stops and shows me that message : This "name of game" application has stopped working .
You think that my windows 7 are not official could be a problem?

My pc's specifications :
CPU : 2.66 GHz
RAM : 2 gb
Graphic Card : Geforce GT8600
Windows 7 32 bit

Thanks in advance !

A:Can't play games

moving to Gaming Forum for better results.

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Hi guys

I have 250G slim PS3, is it possible to play classic PS2 discs on it ?

A:Can PS3 play PS2 games?

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So I've had this computer for a very long time now, and I've been playing games on it ever since I had purchased it. Now, every time I go to start a game, it crashes (WoW, Wc3, SC, ect). I receive the nv4_disp infinite loop error, and sometimes even the Blue Screen of Death. I'm not sure on what to do and tried many things to help. But nothing seems to work. I know this isn't a gaming computer, but it has been fine with games all the way up until now.

System Specs:
Field Value
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack Service Pack 3
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name JAMES-B251E1CF4 (compaq)
User Name Josh

CPU Type Intel Celeron, 2700 MHz (27 x 100)
Motherboard Name MSI Gamila/Giovani/Neon Series
Motherboard Chipset Intel Brookdale-G i845GEV
System Memory 759 MB (DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type Award (10/31/03)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (64 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 (128 MB)
3D Accelerator Intel Extreme Graphics
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Monitor Compaq 7550 [17" CRT] (CNNHN0W285)

Audio Adapter Intel 82801DB ICH4 - AC'97 Audio Controller [B-0]

IDE Controller Intel(R) 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD800JB-00JJC0 (74 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive SAMSUNG CD-R/RW ... Read more

A:Can't Play Games

Does your computer crash only when playing games? Did you check your graphics card drivers and if hardware is ok? How long does it happen? Like recently?

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Does PS3 play PS2 games someone told me it Can't?

A:Does PS3 play PS2 Games?

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Hi folks,

need your help/advice!!!!

I have been trying to get games to work on my PC for about 2 months now. I have a dual boot system running Win98 & XP Pro.
nVidia 53.03 drivers DirectX 9.0B. Leadtek A310 FX5600 256MB.
in XP, Games like Call of Duty, MOHAA, BF1942, Halo etc load up the start menu but when starting the game I get a black screen. Games line V8 Challenge load up in game to a wireframe game with no shading etc. All these games and others work fine in Win98. I have only just reinstalled WinXP Pro and reinstalled drivers, there is nothing else installed on my system. This problem happened before I upgraded my video card from a GF4 MX 440 to the now GFFX5600.
When I run dxdiag.exe the directx7 D3D test fails to display the X on the cube, however, Directx8 & 9 tests pass.
I have tried going back to older drivers etc, but I I get the same problem, I have adjusted the screen resolution and refresh rates, and played around with the nVidia setting in display properties, but this has not helped any.

Any ideas? Could there be something in the setting I have missed, maybe the Bios? or mobo???

many thanks


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I have made the settings on XP side the same as the Win98 side, now when starting up Halo, get a solid colour flash then change to another solid colour. this keeps flashing through different colours. If i didn't know better, i'd think I was trippin' out!!!!

Is this too hard for people? I see a lot of people viewing it, but no replies. It's too damn hard for me!

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If anyone could help I would appreciate it, running on vista x64, have a pop up that says catalyst control centre can not run? some games will not play or play all the way, lost some pictures would this have anything to do with this catalyst thing?

thank you for any help that can be given.

A:games do not play? pop up also comes up

Could be a virus/malware. To start, go to Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware and download Malwarebytes. Install it, let it update, and then run a full scan. After the scan is done, remove everything it tells you to and restart your computer. Then tell me if you're still having problems.

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Ive tried many games such as Counter Strike, Starcraft, Halo, LOTR, and Diablo 2 and i cant play any lans games. Please tell me what i can do to fix this.
I am connected to a lan by the way and the games are the same version as every1 else.

A:Please Help!! Cant play any lan games

If you have a fiewall installed it could be causing you problems by blocking certain ports that are needed by certain games. I would give that a try first, turn off your firewall. Then post back if you are still having problems.

:wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:

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Ok guys lemme start with a warm welcome, wait this is awkward o.o

here's the sitch, I'm kinda new here on vista and i was hoping if you could help me play games cause there was this time that i downloaded/copied 2 games [not of the same time] its called o2BR an offline o2jam then a problem occured stating that o2EMu.exe [I'm kinda emphasizing .exe cuz i think its the problem] didn't run properly, afterwards i deleted the game finding out that it was useless to continue. Then after that, i downloaded another game called AuRAN [ a private ran online server] and still i encountered the same error, when i copied the game on my other computer [PC, Im actually on my laptop] i seem to have realized that windows xp works , when i clicked the run game it worked but the main .exe folder was corrupted/deleted and im pretty sure its not because of the download but i think vista corrupted it somehow .. and i could conclude that i have also 'atleast' think that i dont have the correct software to play the game, thinking that .exe/.dll doesn't work on me .. Nevertheless, i'll provide screenshots if you could help me, please Do

A:Can't play Games :( Need help

Sounds uncompatible. Right click and choose run as administrator. OR if that fails, right click and press properties than compatibility and set to xp (tick the box)

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Hi ... I am totally new when it comes to computer but i would like to learn how do you play games on the computer .... What should i have on my computer and what do i need to play games ... Also is there a how to for playing games for dummies ????Or better yet where is the best place on the web to learn ... Pls try to keep it simple as well ...

A:How do you play games ???

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What does stack overflow at line 104 mean?
I can't play any games online, GSN, BING or POGO.
I get a black screen and no explanation.

A:I can't play any games!

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When I try to load any games, my computer tells me that it cannot find the "D" drive, yet my my music cd,s work fine, Pls help.

A:Games won't play?

These games, have they worked before? Are they original disks or burnt copies?

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Well, not too long ago I purchased a Radeon 9550 due to my nVidia card melting :dead:
I haven't had too many problems but now that I try to play some of the older games, such as Age of Empires 2 and Empire won't let me do
Everytime I try to play, the game minimizes into the taskbar and I am left staring at my desktop. This does not happen as bad with newer games. I have no problem running Battlefield 2 and Age of Empires 3...what is going on here? It's really starting to piss me off

Any advice would be appreciated.


A:can't play a lot of the games

Try updating your drivers from
Otherwise, try patching those games with the latest patches available

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