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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. 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. Thanks for mentioning this -- I've moved the warnings section to be shown below the seriesbox. The change will be visible on pages after they've been purged. The warnings section is a fully automated section that dynamically changes its contents based on the rest of the page. Any additions should preferably match that, and be designed around automatic population so that they're added to all other articles as well were such a warning is applicable. What editors can do, however, is exploit the fact that the warnings are added to the very bottom of the infobox by, well, merely
    3 points
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Currently the option to Remember Me when logging in only has it so you don't have to visit the login screen and type in your account details, but it doesn't seem to keep you logged in the next time you visit the wiki when you close the window or browser, making it somewhat annoying and easy to forget when editing a page that you weren't logged in. This doesn't affect the forums however and only the wiki itself it would seem, and I have tested it across multiple browsers (including the age old Internet Explorer) that I highly doubt it is just me. Is it a purposeful design decision, somethi
    2 points
  10. Any progress on this? Getting logged out every time I come back to the site is pretty annoying with a slower connection.
    2 points
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. @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
  18. 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
  19. 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 - ยฃ10: AlRayes_BRN Baronsmoki Cptmold Jigen123 Marioysikax Mastan Nccvoyager Rose ShadowStealer76 SirYodaJedi For our Moderators - ยฃ25: Aemony Blackbird Expack3 Garr
    2 points
  20. Greetings, ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Let me just say hello to everyone since I just made an account here. I think PC Gaming Wiki is a great idea as installing and playing old PC games can be such a pain and I've got lots of games that I brought back from the dead thanks to this site! I also like to contribute when I can about games that aren't listed here or have no additional information. There are a few things I'd like to know first though, like what's the policy on copyprotection and how to circumvent it in cases that need it (Safedisc, Starforce, ect.). NFS Most Wanted 2005 won't work on recen
    2 points
  21. Welcome to the community. You can find most things related to editing and the policies etc covered by the Editing Guide. In regards to copy protection bypasses we have a pretty strict policy that only allows the specific mention of some tools, those being Steamless, unSafeDisc, and XLiveless right now. For all other situations the rule of thumb is to basically mention that the copy protection needs to be bypassed without providing any links or instructions on how to do so. So for example, providing a link and instructions to a crack/patch that removes the copy protection is not all
    2 points
  22. I, too, didn't play minecraft up until this June. My last experience with it was in 2010 with its alpha build where you could just place and mine blocks. For me, Java is the ultimate experience and the easiest to set up for multiplayer. I play in my local LAN with my brother, both running Windows 10 machines and Java x64bit edition. Because I wanted to have something more of a multiplayer experience, I didn't rely on the native server, but went for an external dedicated server named SpigotMC. It's one of the many forks of craftbukkit, which is an external framework for hosting minecraft.
    2 points
  23. 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
    2 points
  24. 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!
    2 points
  25. The HUD is spanned ... on the outer edges of super ultrawide ... 32:9 To fix it ... Download modified HUD.xml. Navigate to <path-to-game>\gamesdk. Backup gamedata.pak. Open gamedata.pak as an archive with 7-zip. Inside the archive navigate to Libs/UI/UIElements. Drag and drop newly downloaded HUD.xml to 7-zip window to override HUD.xml inside of the archive. Run the game with a centered HUD. I haven't fully tested it but it's looking good ... Have not tried Multimonitor it may work but part of the HUD may be behind the beze
    1 point
  26. 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
  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. 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
  31. 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
  32. You know, that you can just use Dark Reader extension for your browser?
    1 point
  33. Hey there. Please see my comment in this thread: Edit: Oh you have already figured it out! Nevermind!
    1 point
  34. 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 ๐Ÿ‘
    1 point
  35. Might actually not be too bad of an idea, seeing how some late 1990s and early 2000s ports featured differences comparing to console releases (like original Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay as far as I remember featured quick saving and manual saves, while console release didn't... I think developers even mentioned it in commentary) and we already have a save section... or could expend glossary.
    1 point
  36. 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
  37. Aemony

    appid bug

    Stale data in the Semantic MediaWiki backend โ€” it happens and usually resolves itself after the game article gets purged or a null edit is performed.
    1 point
  38. 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
  39. It is quite common for modern games to have been developed by multiple studios - in-house or outsourced. Usually only the main developers end up on the store pages and in the intro videos. The rest normally appear at the end of the end credits due to their minor or less significant roles - often unknown to the players. From a Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War press release: The wiki article lists all of them on equal terms. From an Assassin's Creed Valhalla press release: The wiki article lists Ubisoft Monreal only. It is the most common approach I have seen on the wik
    1 point
  40. Print/export: Download as PDF As seen on Wikipedia.
    1 point
  41. Hello there! Sorry for the late reply. I decided to test to see if the game does not work on Windows 10 and, fair enough, it doesn't. I tried using a compatibility mode, no luck. Like you said, it is working on a virtual machine. I tested it out on VMWare Workstation, using Windows XP SP3 Japanese. As I was installing the program, I noticed the files it was installing. Most of them were .swf files (for backgrounds maybe?) and .flv files for video. Now, all of these files use the soon-to-be-deprecated Flash format, which is no longer compatible with most web browsers or newer ope
    1 point
  42. Virus gets in-game for me without any tweaking, I had to install it in a 32-bit OS and then copy the game across (didn't bother with converting/wrapping the installer to 64-bit). The speed is way too fast though like you found out, but that is fixable using DxWnd to limit the framerate. 1. Download and extract the latest version of DxWnd: https://sourceforge.net/projects/dxwnd/ 2. Right-click in the middle of DxWnd's main window and select "Add". Browse to and select the VIRUS.exe file. Name the profile VIRUS or whatever you chose. 3. Right-click the VIRUS profile that you
    1 point
  43. Hey as the one that covered it and literally found out myself an hour ago. Make sure there is two spaces after Little Hope in your WindowName. Process_WindowName = "Little Hope " The Wiki unfortunately does auto edit my two spaces into a single space and i don't know why yet. So for now here you go : )
    1 point
  44. Thanks for the responses all - I decided to get Minecraft Java edition based on the responses here. However once I got to the website I realised I actually purchased Minecraft in 2014. However, I had never migrated my account to the newer Mojang account system and couldn't login or reset my password. I emailed support and chased several times - it took from August 27th to October 7th (41 days!) to finally get my account back. Obviously we live in strange times but 41 days is really really long time to be locked out of a game - especially one of the most popular games on the planet.
    1 point
  45. I made the changes after giving it enough time for others to react. Any wording or formatting improvement suggestions are still welcome.
    1 point
  46. It's a known limitation of the current SSO functionality of the wiki system. Our sysadmin is aware of the issue, however to fix it I believe he needs to rework it or something like that, something he have yet have had time to do. But yeah, we're all basically affected and it will be solved eventually ๐Ÿ™‚
    1 point
  47. I just want to say that I completely agree with the OP. I wouldn't necessarily pick on perspectives, modes and controls (even though that's information that's usually alread covered in each page), but info like genre, art styles, themes and ratings are pretty useless. Most people come here to learn how to fix a problem they have with a game they already own. All of this is noise that makes what was meant to be simple only more convoluted. Same for the hundreds of wiki entries dumped at the top of each page. It's not technical info. It's usually story or lore info, something outside the sc
    1 point
  48. 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
  49. Well I always set subtitles to true when that was the case. Wasn't aware people mark it as n/a ๐Ÿคจ
    1 point
  50. Good morning The game FLYING CORPS GOLD. and not been able to make it work, installed it without problem thanks to installer edition of Dinamic Multimedia. But then the game does not start (16-bit application says not supported), and compatibilities and tested all options and I can not make it work And with vmware it does not work in Windows XP It would be a pity that donot can play only flight simulator WW1 :( Greetings from Spain
    1 point
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