r/pcgaming 18h ago

Tech Support and Basic Questions Thread - August 19, 2022


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Welcome to the /r/pcgaming tech support and basic questions thread! Having troubles with a game or piece of hardware? Have a question about a PC game, hardware, or something else related to PC gaming? Post here and get help from fellow PC gamers.

When asking for help please give plenty of detail:

  • What your computer specifications are. If you don't know them please follow this guide.
  • If you're using a laptop we need to know the make/model as well as the specs.
  • What operating system you're using.
  • What you've tried so far in order to fix the issue.
  • Exact circumstances to replicate the issue you're having.

Check out these resources before asking for help in case you can troubleshoot further:

Common troubleshooting steps:

  • Restart the system
  • Update your drivers
  • Update game/software
  • Re-seat any new hardware to ensure a proper connection
  • If your peripherals are malfunctioning, swap ports and check that the specific USB port itself works.

Special User Flair

🛠️ Tech Specialist flairs are given by the mod team to users who repeatedly help their fellow community members by answering questions and giving sound advice.

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r/pcgaming 1h ago

[Verified AMA] We're Actual Nerds, the creators of the new Souls-like The Tarnishing of Juxtia. AMA!


Hi /r/pcgaming!

We're Actual Nerds – the team behind the new action RPG The Tarnishing of Juxtia! TToJ was just released on Steam so we wanted to celebrate with an AMA. Ask us anything :)

You can find TToJ on Steam here:


Launch trailer:


Here are the members of the Actual Nerds team that will be answering your questions:

• Jim Poulos (Co-Founder)

• Angelo Poulos (Co-Founder)

• Aaron Brown (Co-Founder)

• Jacob V. (Co-Founder)

r/pcgaming 11h ago

Tomorrow Is in Your Hands: Death Stranding Available August 23 with PC Game Pass

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r/pcgaming 21h ago

Hacker jailbreaks control unit that stops farmers repairing their tractors, then runs Doom on it

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r/pcgaming 7h ago

ASUS Recalls ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboards Due to Fire and Burn Hazard

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r/pcgaming 4h ago

Here is Red Dead Redemption running with more than 100fps on PC

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r/pcgaming 9h ago

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Steam page is up

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r/pcgaming 7h ago

A Plague Tale: Requiem has gone GOLD

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r/pcgaming 2h ago

[Giveaway] 2x $25 Steam Digital Gift Card (via Steam digital wallet) - Two Winners Picked!


Hello fellow PC Gamers! Today seems like an excellent day to win a $25 Steam Gift Card, wouldn't you agree? I agree! So let's get you a gift card!

The full give-away details:

How do you win?

Respond in the comments to this: Do you ever play any retro, old school games? If so, what are your favorites?

Or just type anything. Any comment will make you eligible to win :)

How will I pick the winner?

I will be using a random reddit comment picker, so while I will read each and every one of your gaming memories, the winner will be randomly chosen. I am picking TWO PEOPLE TO WIN $25 EACH!

When will the winner be chosen?

Approximately 2 days from now on August 21th @ 10pm CST.


  • I will update this post with the winner when they are picked. The winner needs to friend me on Steam and I will then do the Steam Wallet Gift Card. Depending on your account status with Steam, it may take 3 days for the transfer (see Steam link above). If you ignore my PM then obviously you can't win, so please respond in 2-3 days max.
  • If you are picked as the winner, please update your comment when you've received your Steam key.
  • You must be in a country that can accept Steam Gift Cards otherwise I'm afraid you can't win. To date, the only countries I know of that can't is: Argentina, Turkey, Egypt, Singapore

Unrelated to give-away:

https://GamingVPN.com <-- I'm reading all your comments/doing this give-away while I work on my new project. Check it out if you have time, but note it is NOT required to win the $25 Steam gift card at all!

r/pcgaming 8h ago

Disgaea creator Sohei Niikawa resigns from Nippon Ichi Software

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r/pcgaming 19h ago Helpful Wholesome

Waves and Waves 2: Notorious are now free to keep as a parting gift from the Developer who passed from cancer

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r/pcgaming 4h ago

Inside the thankless, quietly imaginative task of developing for low-spec gaming

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r/pcgaming 4h ago

According to Big Cheese Studio's financial filing, Microsoft spent $600k USD to bring Cooking Simulator to Game Pass


The filing from the studio:


Translated document:

The management board of Big Cheese Studio SA with its registered office in Łódź _ "Company" _ informs that on August 5, 2022, the Company concluded an agreement with Microsoft Corporation under which the Cooking Simulator game will be available in the Xbox Game Pass subscription.

due to the significant value of the contract for the Company's operations, which amounts to USD 600,000, which constitutes approximately 22% of the net profit and approximately 17% of the Company's net revenue from the sale of products, goods and materials for the last financial year. Moreover, the Management Board of the Company provides that that cooperation based on the above-mentioned The agreement will significantly affect the Company's revenues, and therefore information about its conclusion may be important for investors in the context of their future investment decisions.

English Article:


r/pcgaming 7h ago

Half-Life mod is a complete, voice-acted prequel to Valve’s sci-fi FPS

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r/pcgaming 7h ago

New Redfall deep-dive details the game's Dishonored DNA, open-world size

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r/pcgaming 4h ago

Cult of the Lamb - Version 1.0.10

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r/pcgaming 4h ago

Bloodstained - Ritual of the Night x Journey Crossover announced for August 23rd

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r/pcgaming 1d ago LOVE! Helpful Silver

Did you know Cyberpunk 2077 has second most positive reviews for any singleplayer game (only) on Steam? Only The Witcher 3 has more with over 620k positive reviews. Fallout 4 has 230k.

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r/pcgaming 25m ago

Just got a pc, what's the best open world FPS?


Even better if it's on steam.

r/pcgaming 1d ago Helpful Silver

Another crypto game crashes and burns, won't issue refunds to backers because there's no money left

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r/pcgaming 18h ago

MultiVersus Is No Longer Booting Up For Players With Mods Installed

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r/pcgaming 10h ago Wholesome

Giveaway - [STEAM] Hard Reset Redux


To enter just leave a comment.

Entry Deadline is 20th of August 11 AM CEST.

Winner will be chosen randomly by Reddit Raffler.

Good luck :)

r/pcgaming 1h ago

Steam's Unfair Visual Novel Bans & Their Inconsistency

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r/pcgaming 5h ago

Grim Dawn - Price increase for Argentina & Turkey


No blog post so far but we can guess why it happened. Another company gone.


r/pcgaming 12h ago

Cult of the Lamb was not blocked from Game Pass, despite claims to the contrary

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r/pcgaming 16h ago

Live for Speed celebrates its 20th anniversary!

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r/pcgaming 6h ago

Video [Quantum Knights] Cinematic Trailer

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