r/pcgaming 2d ago

Tech Support and Basic Questions Thread - December 07, 2021

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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.

For immediate help visit us on our Discord server! https://discord.gg/4bxJgkY


r/pcgaming 2d ago

What Are You Playing Thread - December 07, 2021

10 Upvotes

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Use this thread to discuss whatever you've been playing lately (old or new, AAA or indie). Don't just list the names of games as your entire post, make sure to elaborate with your thoughts on the games.

Make sure to use spoiler tags if you're posting anything about a game's plot that might significantly hurt the experience of others that haven't played the game yet (no matter how old or new the game is).

r/pcgaming has a discord server! Come join us and chat with fellow community members: https://discord.gg/4bxJgkY


r/pcgaming 14h ago Silver Helpful

Steam removes popular Chinese strategy game after Ark: Survival Evolved studio claims it stole their source code

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5.3k Upvotes

r/pcgaming 22h ago Helpful

Update 1.11 for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC has just been released: added Nvidia’s DLSS & FidelityFX Super Resolution, (no more pre-compile on startup (will compile during loading & in background instead)

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3.9k Upvotes

r/pcgaming 14h ago

Halo Infinite Campaign is now available on Steam

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563 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 16h ago Silver Wholesome

Video God of War - Features Trailer | PC

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695 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 9h ago

CD Projekt has entered settlement talks with investors who sued over its botched Cyberpunk launch

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112 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 16h ago

God of War (2018) PC System Requirements

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362 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 7h ago

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX has released on Steam

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62 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 14h ago

Halo Infinite's Open World Was Reportedly Cut Down From a Zelda-Like Size

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207 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 16h ago

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl releases new visual teasing 'soon'

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274 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 16h ago Helpful

Budget graphics cards from Nvidia, AMD, and Intel may finally materialise in 2022

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205 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 6h ago

BlazBlue Centralfiction's active users increase 3000% with rollback beta release, rivals Guilty Gear Strive and Street Fighter 5

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28 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 12h ago

Halo Infinite cross-save doesn't work between Steam and Xbox consoles

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76 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 14h ago

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Title Update 1.4.1 will require players to re-download the entire game as part of a data restructuring

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114 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 12h ago

Halo Infinite Campaign Optimized Settings

66 Upvotes

Repost from the Optimized Gaming subreddit where people test settings & share presets for the best visuals & performance.

Disclaimer: Campaign is bigger than MP and has a dynamic light system vs baked lighting so for a optimization guide for MP refer to this post

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Optimized Quality Settings

Dynamic Res/Minimum Framerate: On (Set To The FPS You Want, Game Has Good TAA Upscaling)

Anti-Aliasing: High 1080p, Low 1440p+

Texture Filtering: Ultra

Ambient Occlusion: High

Texture Quality: Ultra (Highest VRAM Can Handle)

Geomtry Quality: Ultra

Reflections: High

Depth Of Field: Medium (No Off Option)

Shadow Quality: High

Lighting Quality: High

Volumetric Fog Quality: High

Cloud Quality: High

Dynamic Wind: Off Or High (Subjective)

Ground Cover Quality: High

Effects Quality: Medium

Decal Quality: High

Animation Quality: Auto

Terrain Quality: Ultra

Simulation Quality: Low

Flocking Quality: Off Or High (Subjective)

Async Compute: On NVIDIA 20 Series+ (Turing), AMD 200 Series+ (GCN)

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Optimized Balanced Settings

All Quality Optimized Settings

Ambient Occlusion: Low

Geomtry Quality: High

Reflections: Medium

Volumetric Fog Quality: Medium

Cloud Quality: Low

Ground Cover Quality: Low

Terrain Quality: High

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12% Performance Uplift (Without Dynamic Res)

Made by Hybred & Somewhat by Digital Foundry

Settings not listed should be at their highest preset


r/pcgaming 8h ago

Lucky's Tale VR Steam Page is up

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27 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 20h ago

SpellForce 3's "Reforced" update is perhaps the largest "patch" in Real Time Strategy history. This is basically a complete redesign. Give the game a shot if you haven't already, or a second chance if you did!

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272 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 13h ago

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition - Patch 8193.34: Pathfinding, Renderer & Other QoL Improvements

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70 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 13h ago

Halo Infinite - Welcome to Halo Infinite

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63 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 14h ago

Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space has released on Steam

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75 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 1d ago Wholesome

Game Developer Accuses Real-Life Weapons Manufacturer of Stealing Its Gun Design... Twice

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4.9k Upvotes

r/pcgaming 12h ago

Sam & Max: Beyond Time and Space Remastered Is Here

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32 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 1d ago Silver Helpful Wholesome Wholesome Seal of Approval

Just got a job so I can buy a PC!

1.2k Upvotes

Just turned legal age of working and got a job paying $13/hour as an instructor:) If I work 8 hours a week for the next 2 months. I will be able to buy parts for my dream PC. Super excited!


r/pcgaming 17h ago

Nexon is apparently working on a new Warhammer Age of Sigmar MMO

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64 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 14h ago

The next Sonic game will be shown at The Game Awards tomorrow

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38 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 15h ago

The Long Dark: Perilous Constraint update is now live

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40 Upvotes