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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. {{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
  5. so it could say "Upscaling - Built in Bicubic upscaling" "Upscaling - Built in Temporal Upscaline" "Upscaling - FSR" "Upscaling - DLSS" if it had 2 it would just say Upscaling - FSR & DLSS" Mockup Below
    2 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 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
  9. 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
  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. I have found out that updates 0.2.0.9 and 0.2.1.0 shouldn't really matter. The only differences between those and 0.2.0.8 are the executable files or DRM. Found this in the comment section of a Russian torrent site (the one where the cracks (aka Windows 10 No-StarForce patches) for TMPU, TMSSU, TMO, TMS, TMN ESWC,... are originally posted), so I can't give a link to that. As long as you install 0.2.0.8 and the 0.2.1.0 fixed files you should be good to go. Still, if someone does find them, please share them so that this can be proven.
    1 point
  22. There was https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/List_of_games_officially_distributed_with_emulators_to_run_them for a short while in September-October. But not only was it unable to include such games as SEGA Classics Collection due to it having a non-emulated main menu, the list was also completely forgot about when the admin team changed list queries from Semantic to Cargo earlier this autumn.
    1 point
  23. Hasn't been taken down yet.. but will be sometime this week. Double whammy is removing re3 and reVC which were both great ways to play GTA III and Vice City, especially on Linux/macOS.
    1 point
  24. 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
  25. @idk@KyleStilkey@mrpenguinb I actually solved this issue by following the instructions given in by penguin: I did a clean installation of the game onto a different drive and kept it strictly out of the Program Files directories. When the game ran for the first time, I also turned off my other two monitors as to not confuse the application. The game now works fine along with the proper frame limit and dgVoodoo fixes listed in the PC Gaming Wiki page for this game. Will update to solved.
    1 point
  26. Installation is failing because the actual SETUP.EXE used to install the game is 16-bit (which won't work on a 64-bit version of Windows). Make a copy of the complete CD contents somewhere, and extract the InstallShield 3 32-bit Generic Installer into the SETUP\ENGLISH folder there. Run setup32.exe and follow the steps. You should be able to install the game normally. This sort of workaround will also work for other games using a 16-bit version of InstallShield, but you might need a different version of the replacement installer (InstallShield 2, InstallShield 3, InstallShield 5). Yo
    1 point
  27. WHAT seriously nobody replied? guess what I figured out how to make sega gt run 60fps. I used HxD hex editor and followed the instructions on pc gaming wiki. AND IT WORKS but there's one problem... the menus run too fast but when you get into a race it runs perfectly. I can't believe I'm replying to a 2 year old post so if you want the patched exe file here it is :) SegaGT.zip
    1 point
  28. Several Reasons: To begin with, a port has to be profitable and the pc market was't (and for some isn't) seen as massive as the consoles one, and there's certain genres (sports, driving, fighting, etc) that until recent years weren't so popular on pc (in companies' eyes). About mgs the port was made by microsoft and the sequel by konami themselves, the first was an ok port and the later was awful. That's because in japan desktop pc aren't so common and games on pc are relegated to niches. Today ports aren't so bad performances-wise but lack of KB&M or settings (Ninja Gaiden, Shenmue 3
    1 point
  29. Probably due to the costs involved in not only porting a game to the PC but setting up the whole pipeline that allows it to happen (be it to vet and contract outsourcing studios to do the job for them). And without a current presence, or insight, into the PC platform, it's ultimately a risky choice to take. That's one of the reasons why I see a lot of potential benefits in stuff like Epic's exclusivity for a guaranteed payout -- cautious developers/publishers whom haven't released on PC yet don't have to worry about possible losses and gets guaranteed revenue regardless of how the game ac
    1 point
  30. 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
  31. I downgraded my 1.50 copy of the game to 1.27 because of the ridiculous 90GB file size. However, I am unsure as to which files are safe to delete to save on space, please, can anyone help? I don't want to uninstall the game.
    1 point
  32. 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
  33. Almost perfect, except you copied the link again to file from first game. I edited it out now. Also edited your post to post to a correct file now.
    1 point
  34. 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
  35. Go to the game's directory then open "Update/x64/dlcpacks" There are folders starting with "mp", these are mp DLCs, best thing is to know which pack was released after 1.27 then you should delete these files without any risk. Or you could just get an old build on the high seas, the MP is not available on an outdated build anyway so just get the RLD version and voila
    1 point
  36. I suggest adding a parameter so we can set if configuration files are encrypted or not. There could be several options; - non encrypted - when you can read and edit them with notepad, or if registry settings are readable and can be edited - hackable - if it is encrypted, but there is a tool to read and edit them - encrypted - no soup for you
    1 point
  37. I had a similar idea a while back and made a mock-up. I don't know MW enough to convert it into a proper template, though. https://www.pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/User:SirYodaJedi/Music_Templates_concept#Midi I already document this type of information on the page using this type of format; search the wiki for instances of "General MIDI" and "MT-32" for such examples that I've did. I deviate a little bit from the mock-up I posted, adding additional information like which MT-32 version it's designed for.
    1 point
  38. Config files can also be binary but not encrypted. Can't edit with notepad, but could edit with a hex editor. And how about when some config files are plaintext, whereas others are binary and/or encrypted? For example, Tt's Lego games have a plaintext config file that controls all options except the keybinds, which are in a separate binary file (and whether that's encrypted is anyone's guess). I'm not sure about this one, because there's quite a bit of variance that's difficult to portray with a simple flag.
    1 point
  39. 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
  40. Hello. On the The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky PCGW page I wrote a complete tutorial on how to add Japanese voices to the game, because the one already present is not fully correct, and it's extremely essential. But everything was removed. Why? p.s. I did that without a login
    1 point
  41. And this nvcontainer.exe is directly tied to geforce experience/shadowplay!
    1 point
  42. Hey there. Please see my comment in this thread: Edit: Oh you have already figured it out! Nevermind!
    1 point
  43. Origin version does have achievements: https://www.exophase.com/game/the-sinking-city-origin/achievements/
    1 point
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. I was gonna say that since you registered before 2018 you could get the Bedrock version for free but sadly that offer expired in April
    1 point
  47. Since he mentioned iMac and MacBook, it's important to know that Bedrock can only run on Windows 10. Java Edition supports Windows, MacOS and Linux. I'd call Bedrock the "kid version", since it's more stripped down in features compared to Java, and getting access to w.i.p versions is a nightmare on Bedrock. If you want to play on older versions of the game, or want to play alot of custom maps, Java is the only choice for the former, and the superior choice for the latter. On the other hand, Bedrock is much more optimized than Java, as such it will perform better on lower-end hardwar
    1 point
  48. Bedrock is the version that is on the consoles like the switch. Java has support for texture packs and mods and gets the new updates before Bedrock. So if you want to play with your switch and pc together then bedrock, but if you only want to play between pcs then Java for sure, Don't buy Realms, if you can run a server off one of the pcs then its free. On the minecraft site there is a guide how to set up a server. But a LAN would be easier if you are all on the same network. You could try creative mode first and build something together as a start as well Have fun!
    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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