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  1. The events of the last year have been very tough for the entire world, but none have suffered more than the average PC gamer. Over the past 12 months we have seen PC gaming components like GPUs like the GeForce RTX 3070 rise exponentially in price due to the surge of cryptocurrency mining and price scalping, and this trend shows no sign of slowing down. Unfortunately our analysis shows that PC gaming will become completely unviable by 2022, with the price of a single average gaming GPU to exceed that of the US median annual salary in 2023. Once a PC gamer's components start to fail, it'll beco
    11 points
  2. Today more than ever, (fast) storage space is expensive. One thing that always makes me mad is the insane amount of unused Localizations, game modes (often dead/closed multiplayer modes) that are installed by default - this is literally dead content. Wasted storage. Wasted money. Now back in ye old days, it used to be a gigabyte at best. Not the end of the world, and not exactly worth the time investment. But old habits die hard, and I'm still doing it today. With games becoming larger and larger, storage has become an issue that can thankfully be alleviated. I'm going to list a few
    10 points
  3. Aemony

    Who is user Expack3?

    Expack3 is a staff member, as can be seen on https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Staff In regards to the Essential improvements section, per the Editing Guide, it's meant for, well, "essential" improvements that we can assume is of a noteworthy addition to most players: From https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Editing_guide/Essential_improvements Other non-essential mods goes below the Other information section: From https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Editing_guide/Other_information The gist of Expack3's undo's is t
    4 points
  4. It all began with the recent release of The Sinking City on Steam. Some users quickly noticed the lack of achievements compared to the previous version available for a few hours of January 5. As the discussions began, some also noted the lack of cloud saves and DLC to purchase. Shortly after, the developer of the game made a post on the store page news feed to recommend against buying this version published by Nacon despite the publisher having been allowed to resume selling the game after a court ruling deeming the Frogwares' publishing contract termination "unlawful" and ordering "to refrain
    4 points
  5. {{Audio |separate volume = |separate volume notes = |surround sound = |surround sound notes = |subtitles = |subtitles notes = |closed captions = |closed captions notes = |mute on focus lost = |mute on focus lost notes = |eax support = |eax support notes = |red book cd audio = |red book cd audio notes = |general midi audio = |general midi audio notes = }} General MIDI row/parameters has now been added to the Audio template.
    3 points
  6. The website is too bright and it needs a "dark mode" to make it more comfortable for us. I made a very simple example in GIMP. The white parts are changed to value 95, the availability box to 90 and background is set to 80. Even this minor change makes it more comfortable to look at, while it doesn't impact the overall design. This would be a good enough start, but others may like even darker mode.
    2 points
  7. Thank you for the detailed explanation Aemony, that's all I needed to hear, I'll revert the changes now.
    2 points
  8. I think it would be nice to already start adding information about support for Dualsense controller. Some games with general dinput support should work with Dualsense, and we can already see games like Rocket League or Days Gone (according to developers blog) supporting Dualsense natively. I would expect Dualsense to be supported in more and more games while slowly replacing DS4 on market. It is better to start adding information about Dualsense support now, than wait few years and then keep updating games with Dualsense native support.
    2 points
  9. I agree we should rename it, but at the same time we should update all pages for games with DS4 support, which is a lot. Especially that we would need to change template option names. Is there a bot for doing such things? The problem is, we have three popular Playstation controllers: DS4 v1, DS4 v2, Dualsense. Game can any of them while not supporting the rest. I think the best structure would be: Playstation controllers (true/false) (can be expanded/collapsed to see information below) Dualshock 4 controllers (true/false + notes about supported versions of controller, wi
    2 points
  10. I'm thinking...change the name from "DualShock 4" to "PlayStation Controllers" as we're slowly seeing more games with Native DualSense support alongside DualShock 4.
    2 points
  11. Hey guys, i am new here. I am wondering about why some games never get a PC release. I know that companies like Sony or Nintendo want to encourage users to purchase their consoles. Therefore, they make high-quality exclusive games. And that's perfectly understandable! Of course, they want to maximize profits. I am not trying to say they should do something that is not in line with their business model. But why would a third party company ever decide not to release their games on PC? Of course, there are some third party exclusives that only ever appear on a specific con
    2 points
  12. Any progress on this? Getting logged out every time I come back to the site is pretty annoying with a slower connection.
    2 points
  13. https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/PCGamingWiki:Editing_guide/Article_state See "Unplayable" state. That's for games that could not be played at all, e.g. when it requires internet connection and servers have been shut down. Example: https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Fable_Fortune Another thing is if game is just unavailable for new users and original owners can still play it.
    2 points
  14. It's because the "Localization" header is created automatically by a template, so it doesn't have an "edit" quick link. Click "edit" besides the "Audio" header instead to be able to edit the localization section.
    2 points
  15. Similar to CD Audio Red Book: it would be beneficial to add "MIDI" into https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Template:Audio. Users playing MIDI-backed games under Wine in Linux may not notice anything unusual. So sharing this knowledge will help them to extend their gaming experience significantly.
    2 points
  16. 😩 What muddies this whole situation is that the game is not easily accessible any longer and so cannot be easily confirmed either, and because it's from a time where games often had regional distributors it's entirely possible that one or more distributors across the world had compressed audio to keep the game unto a single disc instead of two (this is pure hypothetical here from me). And just because it is possible to connect an issue to a certain pirated release does not mean that release itself is the origin of that particular issue, and warrants a removal. Hence, mud everywh
    2 points
  17. There were multiple other issues with the edits, such as the length and format of the section title ("tested in 2021" right in the title?) or the style being very informal, featuring constructions and words like "basically", "worked for me.", "was the easiest", "That's all", "If you have problems" and so forth. We are open to valuable additions by anyone but it's important to understand that the wiki is not a personal blog to share your feelings or address the reader directly. Please read through the rules.
    2 points
  18. I've had the idea that the infoboxes should somewhere contain information about a game's save system, since there are a lot of different ways games handle it: - Roguelikes (dying completely resets you, but you retain certain benefits) - Hardcore-modes where dying deletes your savegame, e.g. "Trial of Iron" mode in Pillars of Eternity 2 - Only at the start of each level, e.g. Freespace 2 - Only checkpoint / autosave, e.g. most modern shooters - Checkpoints that can be manually activated several times, e.g. Resident Evil typewriters or sleeping in Kingdom Come: Deliveran
    2 points
  19. @cloudhaacker After doing some more testing, I've pretty much decided that just running it in full screen with the original config file is sufficient enough, as I'm still able to tab out and record via OBS by going back in, so that's that for me. In any case, I appreciate everyone who has contributed to this thread. I might make an update to the initial post later including the simplified explanation of this setup process, as it worked when simply installing the game and going through the process didn't, at least for me. I may even have time to make my own video doing this setup my
    2 points
  20. Hey there. Specific modern applications can keep old installers and similar programs from running. An example are 32-Bit Setups not starting. Usually they can be found running but not progressing in the Task Manager. (As is the case here). It is extremely likely that another process is causing this hang-up because the Setup is "waiting for it". Here is what you can do: On Windows 10 the Task Manager has a feature called "Analyze Wait Chain" on the "Details" tab to find out what program the hanging process is waiting for. So open it up, move to the Details tab and rightclick
    2 points
  21. This is a post is a thank you to the community that makes PCGamingWiki happen. As in true PCGamingWiki style, we are giving out some presents right in the middle of our festive winter holiday. Spend wisely and I hope that you all have a good PC gaming winter break! Here's to 9 great years of fixing PC games. Dearest contributors - £10: AlRayes_BRN Baronsmoki Cptmold Jigen123 Marioysikax Mastan Nccvoyager Rose ShadowStealer76 SirYodaJedi For our Moderators - £25: Aemony Blackbird Expack3 Garr
    2 points
  22. With the announcement of the upcoming Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition for consoles and PC via Rockstar Games Launcher, Rockstar also plans to remove the original versions of Grand Theft Auto III, Vice City, and San Andreas from all digital storefronts next week in preparation of the upcoming re-releases. Source: https://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/3933o7ko43o839/grand-theft-auto-the-trilogy-the-definitive-edition-and-more-coming-so
    1 point
  23. For sure gathering info is trickier than I thought. I've turned up indications SimCity and SimCity 2000 were available in Japanese. By the way Imagineer has a helpful list of releases. https://www.imagineer.co.jp/contact/over.php
    1 point
  24. There are two things I can add to this topic: • Currently, there is no distinction between cameras and controllers in the "Tracked motion controllers" field. This makes the field even harder to populate properly. • I've been hoping for a Sixaxis-type motion control subfield to be added to the "DualShock 4 controller support" field, although it wouldn't surprise me if those PCGW members with permissions to edit APIs, were to think the DS4 is old news by now. Both those things are temporarily handled by https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/List_of_games_that_support_tracked_motion_controll
    1 point
  25. A 1st party exclusive game is all normal, you can't get Mario on PC since it publisher released it to sell his hardware, on the other hand 3rd party exclusive are something really rare nowadays, but it was something usual in the 2000s, a lot of devs just don't know how to do proper ports and the PC platform wasn't that big of a seller for certain genres that only gained popularity on PC in the past decade (Fighting, Beat'em ups, J-RPGs...) Also in the second half of the 2000s, PC physical market took a big hit and the digital market wasn't popular enough, not yet, so a lot of publishers s
    1 point
  26. Well, because no one likes to hear, that PC port of game you made is unoptimised mess and doesn't has some effects, that were presented on consoles or lacks PC-specific options (like most of GTA titles on PC). For RDR exclusively it's impossible to port it in the state, that it's on consoles, cause it was made on RAGE version, that is somewhere between RAGE 2 (GTA IV) and RAGE 3 (GTA V), so if Rockstar would like to make a port, then they would need to port this game to the third version of engine plus do something with mess in the files (because RDR was originally shipped without any fil
    1 point
  27. Sorry for the delay -- our sysadmin will work on the SSO integration in August so hopefully it'll be fixed in a couple of months.
    1 point
  28. g_m_1990

    Scope of a "PC game"?

    Not sure I'm the only one who asks this question, but I'm really curious that why the term "PC game" was not even defined, or couldn't be found anywhere in pcgamingwiki.com. So what exactly is a "PC game" in terms of this wiki, i.e. what kind of video games that could be documented here, and what cannot be? I thought this wiki is dedicated only to "IBM PC Compatible PCs and their successors", i.e. x86-16 and above architectures PCs that has a BIOS/EFI, but later I realized the wiki has a list of games with PowerPC, MIPS and ARM architecture "PCs" which clearly falls out of the above
    1 point
  29. tyl0413

    Scope of a "PC game"?

    I've spent way more time thinking about this than i should have and have rewritten this post multiple times before posting and i came to the conclusion that there really is no technical definition to what a PC is. A PC is anything we consider a PC and to consider something a PC there doesn't have to be too many similarities to do so. Any technical definitions end up missing something that we would otherwise consider a computer but there are not enough similarities to justify considering it as such technically. So I'll just put the questions I was thinking about on here. If we can answer them a
    1 point
  30. From what I understand after being pretty active here for 7 months: ✓ Games for Windows (3.1, 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, RT, 10), macOS (Any version), Mac OS Classic (Any version), Linux (Any distro), DOS (Any version that I know of), and so-called bootloader games from the 1980's. ✓ Chrome Web Store games have to be locally playable to count; i.e. they can't just be links to Flash game sites. — Browser-only games. — Games that are exclusive to consoles, phones, or tablets. — 80's microcomputers, such as Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, and Commodore Amiga. ? I pe
    1 point
  31. In my taste, Java Edition with Optifine, Vanilla Tweaks texture pack, Sound filters mod and Sildur's Enhanced Default shaders is the best way to play this beautiful game.
    1 point
  32. Aemony

    PC problem

    Use an frame rate limiter. Without a frame rate limiter some older games will run unrestricted on the graphics card upwards of hundreds if not thousands of frames per seconds (FPS). This results in the fans on the card spinning up to keep the temperature down, and it can also result in what is known as "coil whine", where the components of the card "whines." Coil whine differs between various models of cards, but it's not generally seen as something that indicates a broken card -- just one not manufactured with the best components. Anyway, set a Max Frame Rate limit in Nv
    1 point
  33. Ok, that's clear. I stated the "tested in 2021" just because devs screw that mod every now and then. I can fix it. Could I have my original editings via pm, so I don't have to write it from scratch? Thanks.
    1 point
  34. The edits were removed because you were not logged in, nor did you provide a reference. If you had created an account, then the tutorial could have been attributed to you, or what we call a self-reference or "selfref"; instead, since the tutorial was done anonymously, we only have an IP address, which can be changed via VPNs, ISPs juggling IPv4 addresses, and so on. Thus, it was deleted as all the information was listed effectively as "works for me" by what, to us, appeared to be an anonymous user. I invite you to create an account so you can self-reference your tutorial. In fact, I will
    1 point
  35. Hey there. Please see my comment in this thread: Edit: Oh you have already figured it out! Nevermind!
    1 point
  36. I went ahead and changed your DisplayName here on the community to TeknoChaos to match the wiki as well after we changed that to TeknoChaos 👍
    1 point
  37. I made some adjustments. Developer and publisher fields were wrong, steamid was not set and store link was incorrect. I fixed all that and added more info - see the diff. Also "founded" field on the developer page is the year, not founder's name.
    1 point
  38. I've just tried Silent Hill 4 (GOG version) on SSD drive SSDPEKKW512G8(Intel 760p M.2 NVME) and it works fine. Don't have Silent Hill 2 to check it too. Didn't use any patches, wrappers, just ran it. Game is installed in the default GOG directory C:\GOG Games\
    1 point
  39. No problem, it only got so convoluted because I was trying to fix things with everything installed, I figured it would be easier to start over lol. Sorry, sometimes I get really complicated when simple is better! 🙂
    1 point
  40. I went back to check and I was having issues using F7 after getting it all going. Here's how I fixed it lol. Open up dgVoodoo and on the DirectX tab check Disable & Passthrough to real DirectX. We have to turn it off temporarily to change the renderer. Then set your desktop resolution to 640 x 480, again this will be temporary it just prevents everything from resizing and causing crashes. Start the game, and once it starts try pressing F7. In the first cutscene with the ship and the clouds you should see an immediate effect, the clouds look like they're outlined when DirectX wrapper is tur
    1 point
  41. I created its article and filled some basic info. https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Pyrrhic_Tales:_Prelude_to_Darkness
    1 point
  42. Hey there @darius1911. No don't worry you didn't do anything wrong, there was a bug with Captcha on discussion pages which I had discovered previously but didn't get fully patched out. If anything due to you making a post about it here was better as it meant I happened to come across it a lot sooner! Anyway as for the lighting fix for Batman Arkham City, I've gone ahead and added it as a fixbox to the article page and uploaded the graphic cache files to the downloads section so that they will remain easy to access for anyone in the future.
    1 point
  43. On my Watchlist I just saw someone changing the links from Patreon pages to buymeacoffee. https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=I_Am_Alive&diff=1020741&oldid=1013318 https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=Nocturne&diff=1020708&oldid=1013309 https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/w/index.php?title=American_McGee's_Alice&diff=1020702&oldid=1018837 It is for Peixoto, who I know makes video game fixes and I used his program before. I'm not sure what was Patreon link doing there in the first place. When I link to his fixes I link to a thread on Vog
    1 point
  44. Rose

    Support gg.deals

    The point on registration requiring a Steam account is very important. Steam is the biggest store but there are people who don't have a Steam account. Until it's possible to sign up without Steam, it shouldn't even be discussed as a replacement for ITAD.
    1 point
  45. charged_tank

    Support gg.deals

    Referral links are better than ads IMO. Referral links don't add any extra harm when you buy things IMO.
    1 point
  46. I am going to be against that, but that's on personal bias. gg deals was created by Lowcy Gier - a Polish website also tracking deals. I've had quite a negative experience with them - once, when I managed to win 2nd place in one of the competitions they've organized, but till this day - due to incompetence of competition organizers - I have not received my prize... and then multiple times over the last few years, where they have been heavily defending Epic's actions against criticism (like because they earn money from EGS sales via referral links). Finally, on more objective side - I just
    1 point
  47. Print/export: Download as PDF As seen on Wikipedia.
    1 point
  48. It doesn't make a lot of sense to me to see a game with subtitles set to n/a for when all of the dialogue is text-based. Say I'm hearing impaired or I want to play a game at work but remain aware of the real world around me, or have any other reason to not want to hear any dialogue - I may use the wiki to look for games that have subtitles. If we had a list for such games, I would naturally sort to highlight the ones set to true, not something as obscure as n/a. You may convince me otherwise, but the real question is whether it would be as apparent to a newcomer. Besides, by dictiona
    1 point
  49. I admit I am currently playing a lot of Apex Legends (nearly 200 hours) and bought the Season 1 pass which I'm very happy with! Looking forward to the map changes and the new legend.
    1 point
  50. This seems like an important setting, especially with the prominence of high-PPI UHD monitors. True: Has option to change scaling settings. May or may not automatically scale based on selected resolution. Example: SWTOR Always on: Is automatically scaled based on resolution, but has no manual setting. Example: Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga Limited: Only scales certain elements (ex: graphics but not text), or cannot be scaled beyond a certain percentage of the base resolution. Example: Half-Life 2 False: Is not scaled and does not have an option to scale. Can't th
    1 point
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