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Contact microsoft i have a problem with gaming with the microsoft operating system. i have installed a game of nfs carbon and when i run the game it shows a black screen and again throws me to the desktop. so i want to contact with microsoft and troubleshoot the program. so please help me in findin g the websites to contact microsoft.

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Game won't insall, keep getting error message


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Mar 19, 2014 | bigfishgames.com

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Ever wondered just what that enigmatic name means? Gaming and multimedia...



Ever wondered just what that enigmatic name means?

Gaming and multimedia applications are some of the most satisfying programs you can get for your PC, but getting them to run properly isn't always as easy as it could be. First, the PC architecture was never designed as a gaming platform. Second, the wide - ranging nature of the PC means that one person's machine can be different from another. While games consoles all contain the same hardware, PCs don't: the massive range of difference can make gaming a headache.

Ta alleviate as much of the pain as possible, Microsoft needed to introduce a common standard which all games and multimedia applications could follow - a common interface is DirectX, something which can be the source of much confusion.

DirectX is an interface designed to make a certain programming tasks much easier, for both the game developer and the rest of us who just want to sit down and play the latest blockbuster. Before we can explain what DirectX is and how it works though, we need a little history lesson.

DirectX history
Any game needs to perform certain task again and again. It needs to watch for your input from mouse, joystick or keyboard, and it needs to be able to display screen images and play sounds or music. That's pretty much any game at the most simplistic level.

Imagine how incredibly complex this was for programmers developing on the early pre - Windows PC architecture, then. Each programmer needed to develop their own way of reading the keyboard or detecting whether a joystick was even attached, let alone being used to play the game. Specific routines were needed even to display the simplest of images on the screen or play a simple sound.

Essentially, the game programmers were talking directly to your PC's hardware at a fundamental level. When Microsoft introduced Windows, it was imperative for the stability and success of the PC platform that things were made easier for both the developer and the player. After all, who would bother writing games for a machine when they had to reinvent the wheel every time they began work on a new game? Microsoft's idea was simple: stop programmers talking directly to the hardware, and build a common toolkit which they use instead. DirectX was born.

How it is works
At the most basic level, DirectX is an interface between the hardware in your PC and Windows itself, part of the Windows API or Application Programming Interface. Let's look at a practical example. When a game developer wants to play a sound file, it's simply a case of using the correct library function. When a game runs, this calls the DirectX API, which in turn plays the sound file. The developer doesn't need to know what type of sound card he's dealing with, what it's capable of, or how to talk to it. Microsoft has provided DirectX, and the sound card manufacturer has provided a DirectX - capable driver. He ask for the sound to be played, and it is - whichever machine it runs on.

From our point of views as gamers, DirectX also makes things incredibly easy - at least in theory. You install a new sound card in place of your old one, and it comes with a DirectX driver. Next time you play your favorite game you can still hear sounds and music, and you haven't had to make any complex configuration changes.

Originally, DirectX began life as a simple toolkit: early hardware was limited and only the most basic graphical functions were required. As hardware and software has evolved in complexity, so has DirectX. It’s now much more than a graphical toolkit, and the term has come to encompass a massive selection of routines which deal with all sorts of hardware communication. For example, the DirectInput routines can deal with all sorts of input devices, from simple two-button mice to complex flight joysticks. Other parts include DirectSound for audio devices and DirectPlay provides a toolkit for online or multiplayer gaming.

DirectX versions
The current version of DirectX at time of writing is DirectX 9.0. This runs on all versions of Windows from Windows 98 up to and including Windows Server 2003 along with every revision in between. It doesn’t run on Windows 95 though: if you have a machine with Windows 95 installed, you’re stuck with the older and less capable 8.0a. Windows NT 4 also requires a specific version – in this case, it’s DirectX 3.0a.

With so many versions of DirectX available over the years, it becomes difficult to keep track of which version you need. In all but the most rare cases, all versions of DirectX are backwardly compatible – games which say they require DirectX 7 will happily run with more recent versions, but not with older copies. Many current titles explicitly state that they require DirectX 9, and won’t run without the latest version installed. This is because they make use of new features introduced with this version, although it has been known for lazy developers to specify the very latest version as a requirement when the game in question doesn’t use any of the new enhancements. Generally speaking though, if a title is version locked like this, you will need to upgrade before you can play. Improvements to the core DirectX code mean you may even see improvements in many titles when you upgrade to the latest build of DirectX. Downloading and installing DirectX need not be complex, either.

Upgrading DirectX
All available versions of Windows come with DirectX in one form or another as a core system component which cannot be removed, so you should always have at least a basic implementation of the system installed on your PC. However, many new games require the very latest version before they work properly, or even at all.

Generally, the best place to install the latest version of DirectX from is the dedicated section of the Microsoft Web site, which is found at www.microsoft.com/windows/directx. As we went to press, the most recent build available for general download was DirectX 9.0b. You can download either a simple installer which will in turn download the components your system requires as it installs, or download the complete distribution package in one go for later offline installation.

Another good source for DirectX is games themselves. If a game requires a specific version, it’ll be on the installation CD and may even be installed automatically by the game’s installer itself. You won’t find it on magazine cover discs though, thanks to Microsoft’s licensing terms.

Diagnosing problems

Diagnosing problems with a DirectX installation can be problematic, especially if you don’t know which one of the many components is causing your newly purchased game to fall over. Thankfully, Microsoft provides a useful utility called the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, although this isn’t made obvious. You won’t find this tool in the Start Menu with any version of Windows, and each tends to install it in a different place.

The easiest way to use it is to open the Start Menu’s Run dialog, type in dxdiag and then click OK. When the application first loads, it takes a few seconds to interrogate your DirectX installation and find any problems. First, the DirectX Files tab displays version information on each one of the files your installation uses. The Notes section at the bottom is worth checking, as missing or corrupted files will be flagged here.

The tabs marked Display, Sound, Music, Input and Network all relate to specific areas of DirectX, and all but the Input tab provide tools to test the correct functioning on your hardware. Finally, the More Help tab provides a useful way to start the DirectX Troubleshooter, Microsoft’s simple linear problem solving tool for many common DirectX issues.

on Feb 09, 2010 | Websites

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Facebook login com


Hope this helps. Usually depending on the operating system, memory and video card game requirements. Try to check the system requirements of the said game. Else try adjusting the video resolutions and installing updated directx, correct or udpated video driver and flash player. Try running every after method you've tried. Thanks.

Mar 04, 2014 | Websites

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My purchased games won't install


Contact BigFish Games for this issue, also try getting games from else sources like (thepiratebay) free and 99% work

Jan 31, 2014 | bigfishgames.com

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Reinstall game manager


What happened that you lost it? What is the make and model of the computer and what operating system?

Aug 31, 2013 | bigfishgames.com

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Script errors for window 7


what's the error say?
well i have some advice :
1.reinstall the game
2.check the game's system requirement,your hardware might be not compatible and could the game be played on 7?
3.find another copy of the game,it might be corrupted or something
4.install the Net Framework. you can find it on the official microsoft website FREE
5.make sure your windows 7 is currently up to date

Aug 22, 2012 | adadvisor.net

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Couldnt play games on facebook now it says no server


This occurs as a result of slow internet connection, or unresponsive server host. You should get a better modem, if possible a broadband, in order for your system to load sufficient kilobytes per time, for you to play games on facebook. However, if you feel your connection is fast, you can download and install mozilla firefox from 'www.brothersoft.com'. After downloading it, you go to tools/options link, then click 'advanced'. Furthermore, you click the settings button, in this menu set to use 'system network'. Apply the settings, then restart firefox. Make sure your internet connection is already running before you reopen firefox. If you are able to get these steps correctly, I guess your problem is solved

Apr 21, 2011 | Facebook Social Network

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Anything that requires loading on the game take forever to load or will not load at all.


If you are running the game on a computer, this is most likely to happen as a result of one of two things.
First of all, if an error occurred while the game was being installed or there was some kind of malfunction during installation, you might have been able to ignore it and moved on with the installation. This is one of the most likely causes to such problems and would require you to uninstall the game and re-install it.
On the other hand, it is also very possible that the game might have installed perfectly but your system does not meet the required specifications or the basic requirements to run the game properly. It is important for you to know that some games require a very high-speed or configured machine to be in place before they can work properly. In this instance, to confirm if you are experiencing this problem as a result of inefficiency in your system, all you have to do is to go through the readme file that came with the game and make sure your system measures up to standards as required by the game. If not, you would have to upgrade your system.
Lastly, if you are playing this game on a console or via disc, you might have to clean or replace the disc as it could be causing problems for the lens to read the data on it.
Hope this was helpful? Please comment for more information and thank you for using FixYa.

Apr 05, 2011 | Websites

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Games/Regestry/Storage


Some of the games yes, but not many. I would recommend doing a full backup of your system to the external Hard Drive. all programs->accessories-> system tools-> backup & restore. You can backup the system from here and when you install the new system you can restore it.

Dec 22, 2009 | Websites

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Security issues


http://games.aol.com/help/technical-issues

Games Do Not Work Unable to Play Games. For most game errors there are a couple of steps available that will alleviate the trouble. If you are having trouble you should:
  1. Clear Your Browsers Cache On AOL
  2. Clear Your Browsers Cache on Internet Explorer
  3. Clear Your Java Cache
  4. Browser/Service Error when playing Pogo Games
  5. After you've done the above Once you've performed all the steps detailed above. Close all your browsers. Once all your browsers have been closed, restart them and go back to the game you were trying to play.
  6. More Technical Assistance
Seeing A Red X Seeing A Red X Some members will see a Red X where a game should be running. This happens when a small piece of software provided by the game publisher is not installed. These little programs are called Active X controls. When you see a Red X you need to do the following to get the game running:
1) Close down your browsers (and the AOL client)

2) Open Windows Explorer and go to C:\WINDOWS\Downloaded Program Files

3) Find all non-Java labeled files

4) Right-click it and select "Remove" for each

5) Open up Internet Explorer or AOL and try to run the game again.

Slingo Help Slingo Help 1) Make SURE you have the latest version of Java by clicking here. and installing Java (the games need Java to run properly)

2) You will see more of the screen if you use Internet Explorer or Firefox instead of the AOL browser. Just sign onto AOL, minimize the AOL running but leave it running in the background and then open Internet Explorer and go to Slingo

3) If you cannot see the entire game screen, adjust your screen size (the resolution) to 1024x768. Then you should see the game AND the chat.

4)You can play in any state and any room by clicking on the regional tabs inside the game lobby.

5) You can play in ANY of the game rooms regardless of what state you are from by clicking on the “Play” button in the lobby. Pop-Up Blockers Pop-Up Blockers Some of our games open as a pop up. If you click on one of our games at it is blocked it may be due to a pop-up blocker. You can make sure that AOL games are never blocked by adding AOL.com and Games.com to your pop-up blockers safe list:

  1. Pop-Up Blockers, AOL Games and Games.com
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