r/pcgaming 5h ago

Tech Support and Basic Questions Thread - December 02, 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.

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r/pcgaming 5h ago

Free Talk Friday Thread - December 02, 2022

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Talk about whatever you want, it doesn't have to be about gaming. What are you doing this weekend? See any good movies? Automod needs conversation to keep running and feel loved.

Want to talk freely every day of the week? /r/pcgaming has a discord server! Come join us and chat with fellow community members: https://discord.gg/4bxJgkY


r/pcgaming 20h ago

Portal writer says Valve has 'a starting point that we like a ton' for Portal 3

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r/pcgaming 4h ago

Marvel's Midnight Suns has Denuvo, and that fact isn't listed anywhere on the Steam store page

191 Upvotes

The .exe is over 300mb, a telltale sign of Denuvo's presence. You wouldn't know that by looking at the store page, though, as it's conveniently not mentioned. I guess I'm skipping out on yet another glorified rental with a built-in kill switch. At least there's some kind of native Linux test branch on SteamDB, so maybe we'll eventually get a Linux version, which wouldn't have Denuvo.


r/pcgaming 5h ago

Video Gamespot: The Callisto Protocol Review (5/10)

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171 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 9h ago

US Labor Board torpedoes Activision's last-minute attempt to impede union vote

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207 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 18h ago

Australian Bill Proposes Adults-Only Classification for Loot Boxes

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1.1k Upvotes

r/pcgaming 4h ago

The Callisto Protocol has launched on Steam

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52 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 16h ago

Monster Hunter Rise coming to PC Game Pass Jan 20th, 2023

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242 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 11h ago

U.S. Army Planned to Pay Streamers Millions to Reach Gen-Z Through Call of Duty

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76 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 16h ago

Video Amnesia: The Bunker - Announcement Trailer

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169 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 1d ago Wholesome Heartwarming

Valve will give away one 512GB Steam Deck per minute during the live airing of The Game Awards

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5.4k Upvotes

r/pcgaming 5h ago

The Callisto Protocol Review - PC Gamer (79/100)

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16 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 8h ago

Steam On Linux Usage Climbs Higher Thanks To The Steam Deck

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29 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 13h ago

Coming to Xbox Game Pass: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, High on Life, Hello Neighbor 2, and More - Xbox Wire

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80 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 18h ago

New NVIDIA driver (527.37) fixes random screen flashing in Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition experienced on NVIDIA GPUs

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116 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 15h ago

The Callisto Protocol: Here are your High and Ultra PC Specs.

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61 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 20h ago

Video Like a Dragon: Ishin! | Combat Trailer

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134 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 11h ago

Six months of content coming to The Callisto Protocol beginning Feb 7, 2023, with a free update of Hardcore Mode and New Game+. More details for this and the Season Pass coming soon.

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r/pcgaming 17h ago

MW2 | Warzone 2 Optimized Settings

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Optimized Quality Settings

Dynamc Resolution: On (Set To Your Minimum Tolerable Framerate. Subjective)

Upscaling/Sharpening: FidelityFX CAS

FidelityFX CAS Strength: 30-100% (Subjective)

Anti-Aliasing: Filmc SMAA T2X for better anti-aliasing - SMAA T2X for less blur

Anti-Aliasing Quality: Normal

Video Memory Scale: 65-80% (use ingame benchmark after applying these settings & test how much VRAM was used. Use that value for this setting)

Texture Resolution: Highest VRAM Can Handle (High Doubles VRAM Usage, Normal Is Optimal)

Texture Filter Anisotropic: High

Nearby Level Of Detail: High

Distant Level Of Detail: High

Clutter Draw Distance: Long

Particle Quality: High (Lag spikes when scorestreaks or effects happen, bad 1% and 0.1% lows if not set to "low". Subjective)

Particle Quality Level: Medium

Bullet Impacts & Sprays: Enabled

Shader Quality: Low

Tesselation: All

Terrain Memory: Max

On-Demand Texture Streaming: Off

Volumetric Quality: Medium

Deferred Physics Quality: Off

Water Caustics: Off

Shadow Map Resolution: Extra

Screen Space Shadows: High or Off (Visual Noise When On)

Spot Shadow Quality: High (Filmc SMAA) - Medium (SMAA)

Spot Cache: High (Lower If VRAM Limited)

Particle Lighting: Low

Ambient Occlusion: Static Objects (GTAO)

GTAO Quality: High

Screen Space Reflections: High or Off (Visual Noise When On, 4% perf cost)

Static Reflection Quality: High

Weather Grid Volumes: Normal

NVIDIA Reflex Low Latency: On + Boost

Depth Of Field, Word Motion Blur, Weapon Motion Blur, & Film Grain: Subjective (Off = More Perf & Better Visibility)

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Optimized Balanced Settings

Optimized Quality Settings as Base

Texture Resolution: Low (Better 0.1% & 1% lows with very minimal image quality decrease. Subjective)

Particle Quality: Low

Particle Quality Level: Low

Tessellation: Off

Volumetric Quality: Low

Shadow Map Resolution: High

GTAO Quality: Normal

Weather Grid Volumes: Off

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Optimized Low Settings

Optimized Balanced Settings as Base

Shadow Map Resolution: Low

Screen Space Shadows: Off

Ambient Occlusion: Off

Screen Space Reflections: Off

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Competitive Settings

Particle Quality: Low (Reduces lag spikes & improves 1% and 0.1% lows)

Particle Quality Level: Low (Reduces lag spikes & improves 1% and 0.1% lows)

Ambient Occlusion: Off (Can see people in dark corners easier)

Screen Space Reflections: Off (Can see people through windows easier)

Depth Of Field, Word Motion Blur, Weapon Motion Blur, & Film Grain: Off (Increases screen clarity)

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Note: Remember to restart your game if changing "Shader Quality" or "Static Reflection Quality" for it to take affect

29% / 47% / 53% Performance Uplift (Depending on preset)

Source: I cannot credit the original source due to PCGaming's self-advert rules. If you look through my profile you'll find it eventually

Tags: MW2, WZ2, DMZ, Optimal, Optimised


r/pcgaming 3h ago

The Callisto Protocol has shader compilation stutters and optimization issues on PC

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r/pcgaming 5h ago

Hellblade has really held up since release , very impressed on a 2nd playthrough.

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After installing a 4090 I wanted to run it through its paces with various games like Cyberpunk 2077, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Horizon, etc...

One of the still very demanding 4k games out there is Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice. Even with a 4090 you see some scary dips. In general, it's a 70-95fps experience at 4k with this card.

I played through this at release and was positive on it but also in the camp of 'walking simulator, shallow experience' as a heavy offset in opinion.

During this 2nd playthrough, however, it's really shone through as an engrossing gaming experience. The combat segments are short-lived but stylish and painless. Exploring the environments is a great combination of being totally stumped and requiring you to peer into every detail and take in the audio. It really allows the atmosphere to build upon itself. Also, as a huge fan of over the shoulder perspective, I think Hellblade is up there with Resident Evil 2/3 Remakes in terms of mastery. It makes walking down a hallway an experience to enjoy in itself, even if there is little to interact with in the environments themselves.

I still think the biggest misstep is not making the ending segment as memorable as it could have been. They just opted for more mobs to cut through instead of a cinematic boss fight, as well as the awkward Abercrombie male model insert at the end which I felt was off the mark stylistically. However, I'm kind of blown away at how polished this experience is as a perhaps already labeled walking sim.

I watched the trailer for the sequel and am hoping for the best. If you make any upgrade to GPU or screen, I think think the original game is a good showcase. Curious to what people think of the game today though.


r/pcgaming 1d ago

The Witcher Remake will come after The Witcher 4, says joint CEO Adam KiciΕ„ski

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r/pcgaming 14h ago

Video Northgard hits 3 Million Players. Releases a Thank You video retrospective to celebrate it's landmark.

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22 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 21h ago

Playnite 10.8 released

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79 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 17h ago

Romancing SaGa -Minstrel Song- Remastered is now available on Steam

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24 Upvotes

r/pcgaming 21h ago

Shadow Man Remastered - Patch V1.5 is available now!

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44 Upvotes