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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 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. 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. PC Reports are a series of quick first impressions regarding the technical aspects of a PC game. For an up to date account of Battlefield 1 fixes and improvements, please visit its respective PCGamingWiki article. Developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts. The game was released on October 21, 2016. The main focus of this report is to aid users in finding the most optimal and best looking graphical settings in order to solve and even prevent most framerate issues. System Requirements Minimum CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K or AMD FX-6350 RAM: 8 GB HDD: 50 GB GPU: AMD Radeon HD
    1 point
  23. Those links go through GOG's affiliate scheme which helps to support PCGW.
    1 point
  24. 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
  25. We are getting ever closer to fixing this issue, with a potential contractor lined up with deliverables potentially in November. Fingers crossed!
    1 point
  26. @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
  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. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Aemony

    Scope of a "PC game"?

    From the perspective of PCGW, and what we cover, basically the answer to all of those questions are "No." This whole thing is a slippery slope -- if we start covering GeForce Now just because it streams a PC-game from a virtual Windows computer somewhere then we would have to cover Stadia as well, which technically is "Linux" but isn't otherwise much of a similar platform the same way regular Linux is. Further on, covering GeForce Now and Stadia would make it questionable why we don't cover Playstation Now or the upcoming Xbox Cloud Gaming services -- from an end user's perspective there'
    1 point
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. I don't have an issue with acknowledging the existence of a widely distributed pirated copy of the game - as long as we don't directly link/promote it. The main reason we don't promote piracy is due to an abundance of caution and not wanting for PCGamingWiki to be 'taken down' by a rightsholder for whatever reason. Secondly, we promote the legal and fair way for gamers to acquire games, which we hope helps to promote a healthy PC gaming ecosystem. Secondly if this was a key point, it can be removed - key points are deprecated (replaced by Introduction) and this sounds more like an "Issue
    1 point
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. You know, that you can just use Dark Reader extension for your browser?
    1 point
  40. And this nvcontainer.exe is directly tied to geforce experience/shadowplay!
    1 point
  41. Hey there. Please see my comment in this thread: Edit: Oh you have already figured it out! Nevermind!
    1 point
  42. It's very interesting to see how you're talking about truths after looking through some game files, while the truth is seldom that easy to come by and I'm talking from the perspective of a DFIR expert. Before a court of law has decided what is true in this case you throwing around such terms is just as bad mouthing as the review bombing on steam. Get off your high horse. Here's a more detailed account from Frogwares that shows what is different and how they believe Nacon hacked the copy of the game they put on Steam: https://youtu.be/VYTSt5oOr5g I'm not saying this is the whole
    1 point
  43. 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
  44. Bonjour Avez-vous trouvé une solution pour jouer à God will Fall sur un 32:9 ? ++
    1 point
  45. Aemony

    appid bug

    Stale data in the Semantic MediaWiki backend — it happens and usually resolves itself after the game article gets purged or a null edit is performed.
    1 point
  46. 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
  47. 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
  48. 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
  49. 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.
    1 point
  50. 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
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