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when i download games off the internet they don't work...why

by StillettoKilla_2006 / May 8, 2007 5:48 PM PDT

i download trial games from various sites and they used to work but here lately they open and just stay on the first screen shot...what is wrong? if you know write back...

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download games
by kajitoj / May 9, 2007 2:15 AM PDT

try updating your system... like video drivers...
can you install the games and then they don't work... or does it stop when installing

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by StillettoKilla_2006 / May 13, 2007 11:02 AM PDT
In reply to: download games

well yeah i download them then they don't would i go about updating my video drivers?

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by kajitoj / May 14, 2007 3:48 AM PDT
In reply to: well...

What video card do you have?

Might be able to find it in your video settings...
then go to there site ( under drivers... or support)
Download and run install....

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by Rivaldom2011 / April 9, 2011 6:56 PM PDT
In reply to: Drivers

hey can you help me cause when i download games they dont work and where can i found what type of pc is my and if its a Ati
Nvidia how would i no

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It would have been better
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / April 9, 2011 7:03 PM PDT
In reply to: help

if you had created your own thread, instead of replying to a post made nearly 4 years ago in 2007.

What do you mean, what type of PC yours is? Is it a laptop or a desktop? Only you can tell us that.

Which Operating System are you using? Only you can tell us that.

If you are using a Windows PC, then the "Device Manager" will tell you what graphics card you are using.

If you are using a Windows PC, then find the "Computer" icon, either on the desktop or in the Start Menu, (it might be called "My Computer"), right click it, and select Properties for more details of your system.


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