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  1. 3 points
    The PC gaming community landscape has changed dramatically over the years. In my youth in the late 90s, PC gamers flocked around IRC and various web forums around the world. I was in a Quake 2 ‘clan’ that played in a league organised in one such forum (BarrysWorld, RIP). In modern times, PC gamers have migrated from the traditional forum to places like /r/pcgaming and Discord. Entire communities have formed around individuals that who stream and commentate on Twitch and YouTube. Gone are the days of the dedicated server community. I am fascinated by how gaming communities form and how they have changed over time. It’s a shame that there doesn’t seem to be a proper history of PC gaming communities (perhaps that’ll be another post..). However it strikes me that there isn’t even a contemporary ‘guide’ to what the current PC gaming community landscape looks like right now, which is why I’ve put together this little article. When you Google for ‘best PC gaming communities’ you get this rather paltry PC Gamer article which is barely representative of the PC gaming community. I’d like to attempt something more comprehensive. Another thing to note is that reddit has entirely dominated the PC gaming ‘forum’ concept in the English speaking world. As of right now /r/pcgaming has over 1.5 million subscribers. Other niche subreddits also exist such as /r/battlestations /r/mechanicalkeyboards /r/ultrawidemasterrace - these would have been very niche communities in the past, but by virtue of being on reddit, they probably account for some of the most visited PC gaming community sites on the internet. I am not going to include any subreddits on the list as they are so popular they could easily make a list all on their own. In this article I am also not going to attach the forum juggernaut - Steam Discussions - which has a subform for every single Steam game, is clearly the de facto place to to post discussion and technical support. For example when Metro Exodus was released exclusively on the Epic Game Store (which didn't have its own forum), gamers used the Steam Discussion forum to discuss technical problems with that platform (or to moan!). Similar to Steam Discussions, GOG forums where the most active discussion about games still take place. However although these are amazing resources, I would like to draw our attention to smaller PC gaming communities. What excites me the most about writing this article is the comments that will inevitably come up where readers will reply with new and exciting PC gaming communities that we have never heard of. My plan is to later collate this information to help expand our wiki article: PC gaming online communities. Criteria: A community is a place where a member can create threads of discussion (not just comments on posts) Not exclusively on reddit Not attached to an individual company (e.g. Overclockers) Communities that span multiple games, not just a single game or series WSGF The Widescreen Gaming Forum was founded back October 13th, 2003, back when widescreen displays were just becoming popular. At the time, many games didn't support 16:9 resolution, or if they did the game would stretch the interface from 4:3 to 16:9 or there would be presented in the dreaded Vert- format (Vert-/+ and Hor-/+ being terms coined by WSGF at the time.). You can read all about the origin of this community in an interview we conducted a few years ago. Now, WSGF is at the forefront for multi-monitor support, FOV fixes and support for new aspect ratios such as 21:9 and 32:9. The community members have been creating fixes and hacks to add PC game support for these aspect ratios for years and it is often the very first place to find them published. Unfortunately due to some issue with Google - as of 2019 - much of the website is currently incorrectly flagged as holding malicious content. These are false positive results due to the nature of the files being hosted (trainers, hacks, etc.). PCGamingWiki are currently in the process of migrating files to our Files section, and discussion forums have been archived and moved to a new subreddit. The main bulk of their 'Detailed Reports' remain on the main website, and community members are encouraged to submit reports. VOGONS VOGONS stands for Very Old Games On New Systems. There's a huge crossover of content between this old school forum and PCGamingWiki, as we both aim to get older games working on new computers. However where VOGONS really shines is the exploration of old PC hardware - your pre-Window XP beige box, which many would argue is the correct way to play many older games. On the forums there are threads about capturing video from a GeForce MX 440 or identifying 286 and 386 motherboards. Adventure Game Studio forum The adventure game may have waned in popularity on PC, but it is thriving more than ever on the Adventure Game Studio platform. These forums are the place where players, hobbyists and professionals come together to discuss adventure games built in the Adventure Games Studio engine, or to talk about the classic 2D adventure game genre in general. Many developers with successful Steam releases will hang out and make announcements and updates here like Wadjet Eye games. Other games you’ll see in development which - if you follow long enough - you may see on more mainstream releases. It's fascinating to see indie games like Tardigrades announced on the forum, slowly get updates and then see how it slowly became entangled in the Star Trek: Discovery lawsuit. SimHQ SimHQ's forums remains one of the best places to discuss very deep 'simulation' games that have often been the exclusive realm of PC gamers: flight simulators. air combat games, tank games and in-depth grand strategies. Dig out your HOTAS! Here you can discuss the best mods and hardware setups for games like Falcon 4.0, IL-2 Sturmovik and DCS World. GamingOnLinux This gaming community for Linux gamers founded in 2011 by Liam Dawe. It is the premier place to find information and reviews on Linux games. This community is particularly passionate about any new releases or Linux ports of games and crowdfunded Linux port promises, and has enough momentum to be able to turn the fortunes of smaller developers who offer Linux ports, for example, Space Mercs received 35% of its sales through Linux users. The website itself receives daily updates and the community is active on its forums. Space Sim Central In 2019, Space Sim Central's forums aren't as active as they used to be, but there is a forum with thousands of posts all about the latest and greatest space simulator games whether you're into recent releases like Everspace and Rebel Galaxy Outlaw or classic space games like Freespace or Wing Commander. Special mentions to Hard Light Productions (Freespace modding forum) and Wing Commander Combat Information Center, which have very active space game communities too. Mouse Sensitivity Perfected your aim in CS:GO and want to those transferable skills to work in Apex Legends? These community profiles and tools are shared in this active forum dedicated to having the same mouse sensitivity feel in multiple games. Find out what the best mice and mousepads from the experts, or find out the 'optimal' sensitivity in this megapoll of over 1000 users. Simtropolis Teeters on the edge of being a game series community for SimCity, but manages to span multiple ‘city builder’ style games - specifically SimCity 4, SimCity 2013 and Cities: Skylines. I’m sure if other worthy city building games were released they would also be included here. This community shares swathes of modding tools, packs and content like new buildings, animations, and things to fill your simulated city. TCRF The Cutting Room Floor is a very specialised wiki dedicated to finding cut content from games that are still left on disc or in the data files. These unused files often contain clues as to what the developer initially envisioned the game to be, but simply didn't have time to implement - such as unused audio files, textures, dialogue trees, etc. This isn’t specifically a PC gaming community, but has some fantastic PC content - for example - Deus Ex music files contain all sorts of secret cryptic text messages or the prototype of Half-Life 2 that was leaked by hacker Axel Gembe in 2003 contains references to a mysterious 'Spire' set in a snowy location, which sounds awfully a lot like a destination in Episode 3 'Borealis' location. Its counterpart old-school forum is run by the same founders and is called Jul, and is a proper sleuth's view into the archaeology of games. Fantastic threads include this one on Fallout: New Vegas, which unearthed data which suggested that Obsidian planned for a much more ambitious game world - for example The Strip would have been a huge single open environment, and there were plans to have world map locations dynamically change hands following successful Legion or NCR quests. FearlessRevolution A community dedicated to creating cheats for games - whether these are single player titles where cheating is ‘harmless', or multiplayer games for cheats, aimbots. These cheat mostly mostly come in the form of CheatEngine tables. Notably made the rounds in recent news due to cheating and microtransactions being patched in Wolfenstein: Youngblood. If you enjoy getting an advantage in games then this is the best place to download or submit your cheats and trainers for virtually every PC game. Linus Tech Tips Yes this is a forum based around a YouTuber - but this is more of a media company of over 20 staff of PC hardware enthusiasts, rather than just an individual personality who happens to be an avid PC gamer. The forums are a great resource for every aspect of PC hardware and building and has an active PC gaming forum. NexusMods Probably so ubiquitous it barely deserves a mention, but NexusMods is the forefront PC game modding community consisting of game content, mods, and clients. Primarily this was a modding site for Skyrim, and has expanded to hundreds of different games, the most popular being Bethesda titles like Fallout 3, 4 and New Vegas, as well as titles like Dark Souls. It has been a real boon to PC gaming, where you'll find many quality of life fixes as well as additional game content mods. HowLongToBeat HowLongToBeat is a fantastic resource for information about how long it takes to complete a game. For a game like Skyrim, you'll be pleased to know that the main story takes a generous 25.5 hours to complete. However a 'completionist' run time averages out at 226 hours. The community invites users to submit their playtimes to help make their information more accurate. The forum itself is kind of like a support group for the typical gamer's Steam backlog (although note this is a multiplatform website). Each user profile encourages players to increase their percentage of 'completed' games. They even coined the term of 'retirements' or games that aren't worth completing, and they host a monthly game club (like a book club, but for games!). PCGamingWiki And there's us! We are a passionate group of PC gamers who enjoy collating fixes and cataloging information about PC games. We have over 300 active editors and produced over 750,000 edits since our project began in 2012. If you'd like to help out please check out our Assignments system and join us on our Discord, we'd love to welcome new members to the community.
  2. 2 points
    It's pretty simple, in a way: They're doing whatever they can to further build their brand and platform. Allowing triple-A titles to simultaneous ship on their platform and others is part of that. As is ensuring timed exclusivity of anticipated or seemingly well-developed indie titles.
  3. 2 points

    Version 1.0.0

    27 downloads

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted - HiDPI icon By TripleZet https://www.deviantart.com/triplezet Source: https://www.deviantart.com/triplezet/art/Need-for-Speed-Most-Wanted-HiDPI-icon-745415159 Original icon for NFS: Most Wanted reworked in high resolution to look as close as possible to original 32x32 one. If you need something bigger than 256x256, feel free to use 640x640 PNG preview (from Source)
  4. 1 point

    Version v1.0.1

    255 downloads

    TL;DR The Youngblood Tweaker (YBT) allows additional tweaking of Wolfenstein: Youngblood. This includes options to scale player and enemy damage, adjusting the amount of head bobbing, disabling various HUD elements and more. Quick start guide: Extract the file dinput8.dll to your main game folder. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Wolfenstein Youngblood\". Start the YoungbloodTweakerGUI.exe set the bindings and other settings as desired Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam Features The Youngblood Tweaker (YBT) is a small mod that offers additional options for Wolfenstein: Youngblood. The goal is to fix issues that prevent people from enjoying the game, as well as to provide quality of life improvements. The mod is still in its infancy with very limited functionality. It may be extended and improved based on user feedback in the future. Its features include: Adjusting player and enemy damage Disabling various HUD elements, such as enemy healthbars, objective markers, minimap or the crosshair Adjusting the amount of head bobbing when moving or turning Forcing the FOV outside the range that can be set ingame Disabling rendering of the fog Instructions Supported Versions This mod is designed for the latest, fully patched versions of the game and might not work when used with older or otherwise modified executables. Steam (international version) Steam (international demo version) Install The mod does not make any permanent changes to the game or to Windows and can easily be removed. Extract the file dinput8.dll to your main game folder. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Wolfenstein Youngblood\". Start the YoungbloodTweakerGUI.exe set the bindings and other settings as desired Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam Note that even though the GUI is for configuration only and does not have to be running for the mod to work, it can be used together with the 'Reload Config' binding to adjust options of the fly. Update Perform a regular installation and just overwrite any existing files Note that an update retains all configured options unless they have actually been changed or removed in the new version. Uninstall Remove or rename the dinput8.dll from the folder of the game. Known Issues There are currently no known issues. Additional Information Antivirus Software Since this mod consists of an executable DLL file that uses "hacking techniques" such as injection and hooking, it could be classified as malicious by antivirus software. In that case, it might be necessary to add an exception rule to the scanner. If you lack the trust in random people on the internet -- and I would not blame you -- feel free to use a meta online virus scanner like VirusTotal to verify the file. GUI Requirements The GUI requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1 to work; which should already be installed on most systems. If you are having problems starting the program, you can download the required version either through a recommended Windows update (Windows 7 and later) or at Microsoft here. Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors To increase the compatibility with other mods or injectors that are using a wrapper DLL, this fix offers two methods for remote loading of additional files. Note that there might still be compatibility issues between the different fixes, mods or injectors that have nothing to do with the loading process. File method: The mod will load another dinput8.dll automatically if it has the name dinput8_Remote.dll. Just rename the DLL you want to load accordingly. Using this method will lead to an error if the renamed DLL is not itself a dinput8.dll. Folder method: The mod will also automatically load all DLLs regardless of their names in a dinput8_Remote sub-directory. Just create a corresponding folder in the install directory of the mod. This is the only way to load multiple (conflicting) files. Input Bindings The GUI allows the binding of an action to an arbitrary combination of keys and buttons on the keyboard, the mouse or an XInput compatible controller. The system purposefully does not restrict conflicts, so multiple actions can be bound to the same key. Key Names: In case of the keyboard there might be a discrepancy between the key that was pressed and the one that is displayed. This is because the names are automatically translated based on the keyboard layout by using a Windows function. However, the mod always uses the physical keys as they were used during the creation of the binding, independent of the name that is displayed. Modifiers: Modifier bindings can be created by just using the corresponding key combinations. If you bind one action to Space and another another to LCTRL + Space and a third one to LALT + LCTRL + Space, only one of them will be triggered when Space is down, depending on the state of LCTRL and LALT. The system is not restricted to the usual modifier keys ALT, CTRL or SHIFT. Any key or button pressed before another acts as a modifier for the next one. Note that the order of the keys or buttons is only relevant during the binding process to distinguish bindings with the same modifiers. In the above example, Space could be held down and the other actions triggered by pressing LCTRL or LALT afterwards. Contact And Support If you like this mod and want to support the development or show your appreciation with a donation, you can find more information on my website. There you can also find out more about other mods that I have done and means to contact me if you have a question, want to provide feedback, bug reports and suggestions. Version History v1.0.1: Added support for game version 1.0.3 v1.0: Initial public release
  5. 1 point
    Methanhydrat

    Youngblood Tweaker

    I have temporarily halted development on this mod, since the developers mentioned on the Steam forums, that they wanted to officially fix almost all of the problems this mod offers options for. Additionally, the interest in this mod has been rather low, which makes it difficult for me to justify the time investment to keep it running while the game is being worked on. However, I will probably get back to it soon to continue my initial playthrough. But I will probably not get to do that until the end of September. Regarding the dot crosshair: I have gotten requests for this before. The problem is, that the way I did it in the Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus does not work in this game. It is definitely doable somehow, but I have to do some digging to find a way to implement it.
  6. 1 point

    Version 0.3

    4,344 downloads

    What is this? This mod allows additional tweaking of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. This includes options to adjust the amount of head bobbing, forcing a dot reticle and disable the rendering of fog. Overview Description The New Colossus Tweaker (NCT) is a small mod that offers additional options for Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. The goal is to fix issues that prevent people from enjoying the game, as well as to provide quality of life improvements. The mod is still in its infancy with very limited functionality. It may be extended and improved based on user feedback in the future. Features Adjust the amount of head bobbing when moving or turning Force the game to always use the dot crosshair regardless of the current weapon Disable rendering of fog Instructions Supported Versions Important: This fix relies on the latest, fully patched executables of the supported versions. Older versions or ones that otherwise have been tempered with might not work. Steam (uncut version) Steam (German version) Install The mod does not make any permanent changes to the system, the game or the configuration of the game and can easily be removed (see below). Extract the file dinput8.dll to your main game folder. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Wolfenstein.II.The.New.Colossus\". Start the NewColossusTweakerGUI.exe to configure the mod as desired Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam A few additional notes on the installation: See Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors for information on how to use the mod with another fix, mod or injector that uses a DLL file with the same name. You should hear a tweaker loaded message on game launch when the mod was loaded. This sound can be turned off in the config The GUI requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1 and the Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable package; both of which should already be installed on most systems. If you are having problems starting the program, you can download the required versions here and here Uninstall Remove or rename the dinput8.dll from the folder of the game. Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors To increase the compatibility with other fixes, mods or injectors that are also using a dinput8.dll, this fix offers a remote loading feature of additional DLLs. This can be done in two ways: File method: The fix DLL will automatically load a DLL that has the same name as itself with the postfix _Remote added to it. For example dinput8_Remote.dll. Just rename the DLL file you want to load accordingly. This is the simplest way if you only have a conflict with one additional DLL Folder method: The fix DLL will also automatically load all DLL files regardless of their name in a sub-directory that has the same name as itself with the postfix _Remote added to it. For example dinput8_Remote. Just create a folder with the corresponding name in the install directory of the fix. This is the only way to load multiple (conflicting) DLLs Note that there might still be compatibility issues between the different fixes, mods or injectors that have nothing to do with the loading process. Configuration Although the configuration using the GUI should be easy and straight-forward, there are some things to note: The GUI provides tooltips with additional information about a setting You can change settings while in the game by using the Reload Config binding. Just change the settings in the GUI as necessary, press save and then use the binding to reload the config in-game. You should hear a tweaker reloaded sound message when the reloading was successful Additional Information What You Should Know Since the mod consists of an executable DLL-File, I could have put any harmful shenanigans in there. You just have to trust me that the file is clean. If you do not -- and why should you -- feel free to use a meta online virus scanner like VirusTotal to verify the file. Be aware however, that because the fix uses "hacking techniques" such as injection and hooking, it could trigger anti-virus software without being harmful. Known Issues Adjusting the amount of head bobbing can lead to glitches with the camera in certain situations. This includes issues with the war map, as well as unexpected turns when crawling with the constrictor. Use the corresponding toggle binding to temporarily disable the bob scaling when necessary. Contact And Support If you like this mod and want to support the development or show your appreciation, you can find more information on my website. There you can also find out more about other fixes that I have done and means to contact me if you have a question, want to provide feedback, bug reports or suggestions.
  7. 1 point

    Version 1.1.1

    1,281 downloads

    I am not the creator of this script. It was posted to the WSGF Discord server by killer-m who is most likely its creator, then improved for narrower resolutions by Brandondorf9999. Install Flawless Widescreen Unpack the archive included here and copy the folders to the main Flawless Widescreen folder in Program Files Launch Flawless Widescreen and make sure the fix is enabled, which will remove the black bars and allow for FOV adjustment through the UI or hotkeys
  8. 1 point
    Deventer11

    Blair Witch ultrawide & double monitor mod

    Hi Rose, I very very appreciate your work (again). Please go on and drink a cup of coffee!
  9. 1 point
    ivorysoul

    Blair Witch ultrawide & double monitor mod

    Figured it out, my antivirus was blocking it. Can't believe I didn't think about that originally!
  10. 1 point
    haytada

    Blair Witch ultrawide & double monitor mod

    For Game Pass you need to use the trainer not the patcher.
  11. 1 point
    haytada

    Blair Witch ultrawide & double monitor mod

    I had the same issue, restart your PC, launch the game and then launch the trainer. That's what fixed it for me. Takes a few seconds after pushing the button to start working.
  12. 1 point
    For people who aren't aware, there's a neat project called Flashpoint that's seeking to preserve Flash, Shockwave, and other browser plugin based games by downloading them and putting them into a client. It already has a lot of stuff in playable state. Here's the homepage for the project: https://bluemaxima.org/flashpoint/
  13. 1 point
    TBF, this is more useful for things like Strong Bad Flash episodes and Homestuck. This sort of thing is meant to be viewed in the browser as part of an interactive experience. Games, yeah - they don't strictly need this since, as long as they aren't DRM-hindered, just download the SWF file and play!
  14. 1 point
    MulleDK19

    Blair Witch FOV Changer

    Version 1.1

    248 downloads

    The game limits FOV between 70° and 80°. This tool lets you set the FOV anywhere between 1° and 160°. To use the tool, make sure you've run the game at least once, then close it. Run the tool, and choose which player profile to update the FOV for. Then enter the desired FOV and press enter. I recommend either 100 or 110. If all goes well, press any key to close the tool, then launch the game. Enjoy. If you go into the settings, the FOV slider will be out of bounds. You can safely adjust any other setting without affecting the FOV. If you touch the FOV slider, you'll revert the FOV changed by the tool. To fix, close the game and re-run the tool.
  15. 1 point
    Flash games that works standalone are pretty much guaranteed to work for years to come, even without this project, as desktop Flash "projectors" have existed for years, both in official forms from Adobe and recently in third-party open-source alternative Flash "players" such as LightSpark. The games that are questionable are the ones that relies on some form of online DRM solution (as in, they require a connection to a server and/or sign-in to play). Those are unlikely to function regardless of what third-party solution is used, if the servers it depends on are taken offline.
  16. 1 point
    Actually, they can, because Cyberpunk 2077 can be pre-ordered on EGS with CDPR saying they want to make it available on as many storefronts as possible. This does mean that Cyberpunk 2077 is currently available almost everywhere; GOG, Steam, EGS for instance. The problem is that the DARQ-developer, Unfold Games, also mentions that it's weird how such a hotly anticipated title can "simship" (simultaneous shipping; releasing at the same time) on EGS as well as other platforms just fine while Epic, after expressly going "Oh, you made a Steam store page. Come to us exclusively or don't come at all", deny this to other developers based on "careful curation" and "current plans". I'm not buying their reasoning for it. It seems more like Epic just want to buy up small, good-looking projects with a planned release on Steam to expand their own store quick while preventing any small development studio from exposing sales-numbers. Sales-numbers would hold tremendous value if Epic ever agreed to a "simship" of a title like DARQ. With games like Cyberpunk 2077 they just accept the fact that: - Either it happens anyway, or - CDPR acts, like Epic expects, professionally to not reveal such numbers. Epic are more than likely afraid to have a comparable set of sales-numbers held against the EGS while they still throw around Fortnite-money.
  17. 1 point

    Version 1.0.0

    9 downloads

    These are the two English fan translations of Konosuba: Fukkatsu no Beldia (localized as either The Resurrection of Beldia or Verdia of the Resurrection) that is floating around online. Download and install just one of them, by extracting the dial.dat file into the data\font\ folder, overwriting the existing file. Note that menu items etc are not translated, as those requires binary patching the executable. Sources: Fan translation from 2017 by an unknown author: https://pastebin.com/xbQHV5DE Fan translation from 2018 GungnirHeart and CyanideBlizzard: https://konosubaitltranslation.wordpress.com/konosuba-verdia-of-the-resurrection/
  18. 1 point
    Andytizer

    "504 Gateway Time-out" error

    I'm afraid this is due to too many connections to the database happening at once - it'll happen when we have too many concurrent connections. It is something we are aware of and will be addressed when we do a large migration from Hetzner to Digital Ocean later this year.
  19. 1 point
    Microsoft is only really into it because they remembered they own Windows, the OS that most PC games run on. Kind of a bird brained move of them to abandon Windows as soon as they released the Xbox, considering it wasn't even their competitor.
  20. 1 point

    Version 20190621+

    490 downloads

    These patchers created for 2560x1080, 3440x1440, 32:9 and 5:4 resolutions will remove the black bars from the game. Unpack the archive with 7zip or similar software, then only use the patcher matching your resolution to modify the game executable. You can buy me a coffee here.
  21. 1 point
    GS540

    Black Ops Advanced Config Tool

    Doesn't seem to work. Run time error 5
  22. 1 point
    SirYodaJedi

    Creative ALchemy

    This version is out of date. A up to date version can be found here.
  23. 1 point

    Version 1.2

    12,328 downloads

    What is this? This fix makes Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux use raw mouse input to solve the issue of different sensitivities for horizontal and vertical movement. It also changes the sensitivity range to more reasonable values. It is easy to install and use and does not require any external configuration. Overview Description Even though the mouse input in Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux is quite good, both games apply different sensitivities for vertical and horizontal movement. They also have sensitivity settings that are too high for some players who prefer slower movement. This fix removes these problems by acquiring raw mouse input and injecting it directly into the game's input function. Features Raw mouse input Same sensitivity in all directions More reasonable sensitivity range No additional smoothing or positive/negative mouse acceleration Configuration via the ingame settings as usual Simple installation and usage without any external configuration Instructions Supported Versions Important: This fix relies on the latest, fully patched executables of the supported versions. Older versions or ones that otherwise have been tempered with might not work. The fix supports the following versions of Metro 2033 Redux and Metro Last Light Redux: Steam/Retail GOG Install The fix does not make any permanent changes to the game or the system and can easily be removed (see below). Extract the file dinput8.dll to your main game folder*. For example: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Metro 2033 Redux\" Start the game like you would normally, for example directly through Steam or GOG Galaxy See Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors* for information on how to use the fix with another fix, mod or injector that uses a DLL file with the same name. Uninstall Remove or rename the dinput8.dll from the folder of the game. How To Use After the installation the fix does not require any additional treatment. Just launch and configure the game as usual. Loading Other Fixes/Mods/Injectors To increase the compatibility with other fixes, mods or injectors that are also using a dinput8.dll, this fix offers a remote loading feature of additional DLLs. This can be done in two ways: File method: The fix DLL will automatically load a DLL that has the same name as itself with the postfix _Remote added to it. For example dinput8_Remote.dll. Just rename the DLL file you want to load accordingly. This is the simplest way if you only have a conflict with one additional DLL Folder method: The fix DLL will also automatically load all DLL files regardless of their name in a sub-directory that has the same name as itself with the postfix _Remote added to it. For example dinput8_Remote. Just create a folder with the corresponding name in the install directory of the fix. This is the only way to load multiple (conflicting) DLLs Note that there might still be compatibility issues between the different fixes, mods or injectors that have nothing to do with the loading process. Additional Information What You Should Know This fix is essentially a hack and relies on the layout of the specific executable. There may be crashes or unexpected issues. Feel free to provide feedback so that the problems can get fixed. Since the fix consists of an executable DLL-File, I could have put any harmful shenanigans in there. You just have to trust me that the file is clean. If you don't -- and why should you -- feel free to use a meta online virus scanner like VirusTotal to verify the file. Be aware however, that because the fix uses "hacking techniques" such as injection and hooking, it could trigger anti-virus software without being harmful. Known Issues There are currently no known issues with the fix. Acknowledgments I would like to thank Magmarock (Steam/gog), who requested this fix and supported the development. Contact And Support If you like this fix and want to support the development or show your appreciation, you can find more information on my website. There you can also find out more about other fixes that I have done and means to contact me if you have a question, want to provide feedback, bug reports or suggestions.
  24. 1 point

    Version

    4,018 downloads

    http://steamcommunity.com//sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=232805014 Download the ZIP and drag the contents called "link.exe, Manhunt Fix.bat, mspdb80.dll, patchrun.bat" into you're Manhunt folder. Once the "link.exe, Manhunt Fix.bat, mspdb80.dll, patchrun.bat" is in the Manhunt folder run Manhunt Fix.bat and another command prompt will show up, press enter.
  25. 1 point
    Garrett

    AGEIA PhysX Engine

    Version v2.5.2

    1,465 downloads

    AGEIA PhysX v2.5.2 DLLs needed for some old games (e.g. Infernal) due to not being included in the newer NVIDIA PhysX installers. Install the regular NVIDIA PhysX System Software and NVIDIA PhysX Legacy System Software (linked on the same page), then extract this folder to the Engine folder where PhysX is installed. These files were extracted from NVIDIA PhysX System Software 8.09.04 WHQL.
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