FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Dear visitors,

We hope you are enjoying your visit to our gaming portal. Before we share or post any game here on this site, We play ourselves and test for every aspect of it starting from installation to gameplay. Even after that, if someone finds a game iso as corrupted one or the game does not install, then please follow the steps as given below on this page.

As it takes too much of the user’s time to download all those huge game files already, and after that if the game does not run properly or gives errors, It hurts our visitors a lot. We can understand how you may feel facing this issue. So to prevent that from happening, we have written down a complete step by step guide on how you can fix the errors and issues in the games iso or installation.

What is the password for downloaded file! i can’t find the password for rar ?

There is a special page made for this purpose. You can go to the “Password” page to see the password for files. In many games, you will find it just before download button. A shortcut to the “Password” page is also in main menu of the site.

How to get Fast Download Speeds?

  • We strictly recommend you to download games using Internet Download Manager latest version. Internet Download Manager gives awesome download speeds and also has resume capabilities to download files without any error. That will prevent the downloaded files from being corrupted while downloading.
  • If you use Mozilla Firefox as your primary browser then you can also use DownTheAll Addon for Mozilla. It also gives greater speeds with resume capability included too.

Why Games give Errors + Solution?

  • Sometimes your antivirus program may block the downloaded files or may detect the exe setup file of a game as a false positive and remove it. To prevent that from happening, Always Keep your anti-virus “disabled” even before you start the download.
  • Some big Games companies also pay the anti-virus program owners to stop these full version PC games from running on your PC to prevent pirated games.

That’s why we recommend you to first disable all antivirus shields and then start the download. You can do so via

  1. Control panel if you have windows defender installed and active.
  2. Taskbar if you are running 3rd party antivirus programs such as Avast, Avira or Mcafee etc.

How to fix Runtime Errors?

Your pc needs to have all the following tools loaded and installed completely on it to run majority of the pc games that you will download from here. Make sure you have all these, if you do not have them yet then download and install them first.

  • Directx 9.
  • Direct x11.
  • Visual C++ Redist Packages (Install Every 32bit and 64bit Files from this Package).
  • Steam: You will see that the majority of the Pc games require this tool to run smoothly. Install it before downloading any game from ThePcGames.Net site.
  • Origin: This is yet another tool required by the all big games with good graphics. Download and install before installing the actual game on your PC.

Getting errors like “CRC failed in the encrypted file” OR “Checksum errors (wrong password ?)”: 

The first thing to make sure of is that you are using password the right way. Make sure that the password you copied is without any space or inverted commas or anything else. We recommend you to type the password manually.  If you still are getting the same error and you are sure that password is correct, then your downloaded archive is corrupted. The archive corruption takes place due to the interruption while downloading the file and bad connections. We on ThePcGames.Net, first test all the games and confirm as running before uploading and sharing on our site.

To solve this issue, first make sure that you have latest winrar 5.xx version installed on your pc. Delete the corrupted file completely from your computer, empty the recycle bin and Re-download the file. our recommendation is to use a different web browser this time. You can use Mozilla firefox or Google Chrome or Baidu browser too. For faster downloads, we recommend you to use Internet Download Manager (IDM) on your pc.

Getting error about “STEAM” OR “ORIGIN” OR “UPLAY” while starting the game:

After you have installed the game, If you try to run the game via launcher or game icon, and get an error like these, the chances are you have not used [email protected] or the [email protected] you used is not supported. Or the possibility of your antivirus program deleting the [email protected] file completely can also occur. [email protected] are usually blocked by antivirus programs as malware or virus. Trust us, these are completely safe to use files. So you should first disable your antivirus before installing the game or applying the [email protected] Or add the [email protected] files or launchers of the games in exclusion list of your antivirus. Once done, Disable the antivirus again, Re-Install the game, and recopy the [email protected] to the installation directory of the game.

If you do not know how to add a file or program or [email protected] to exclusion list, Follow the tutorials linked below for your respective antivirus program.

Avast Antivirus | Avira Antivirus | Norton Antivirus | Kaspersky | AVG Antivirus | ESET NOD 32 Antivirus | Bitdefender | F-Secure | Panda System Security or Antivirus

Getting errors like:  “0xc00007b error” OR “Missing dll d3dx9_xx or XINPUT1_3 or xinput1_2.dll or xinput1_3.dll” and So On:

Install the Visual C++ and most importantly, Install DirectX 10 + on your pc, Restart it and you are good to go.

Getting “Runtime errors” OR “Missing MSVCR100 or MSVCR120, MSVCP110.dll, MSVCR130, MSVCR140” and So On:

These errors occur due to the missing visual c++ on your computer. Just install “Visual C++” and all essential softwares mentioned in this tutorial, Restart the pc. Please make sure that you install both “vc_redist x86″ and vc_redist x64” even if you have a 64 bit system. Install both of them to not get any more errors like this.

Getting errors like: “mfc100u.dll missing” OR “api-ms-win-crt-runtime-1-1-0.dll is missing” OR “mfc11xx.dll” OR “API-MS-Win-CRT error”:

Simply Install Visual C++ and all essential softwares mentioned in this tutorial and restart your pc. Please make sure that you install both “vc_redist x86” and “vc_redist x64” (Visual C++), even if you have a 64 bit system. Install both of them.

I have installed all the essential software, restarted my PC, but i’m still getting a missing .dll error:

In that case, it’s because the game you are trying to run needs another special program installed on your pc too. You will usually find it in a folder called “CommonRedist” in the game setup archive. Open this folder in every game and install everything and every setup inside it.

Done everything, Still getting an error?

Do not worry, it happens with computer games. Simply download and install a program called “All in One Runtimes”. This tool will scan for all the missing Runtime files causing errors on your pc and will install them automatically.

 Download from Here

If you have missing dll files, We suggest you to download that missing .dll manually. Below this line, there are links to download the complete .dll files packs. Download the related dll pack on your computer and find your missing dll, copy that dll file alone and paste into game directory. For example if you are getting “d3dx missing dll” error, Click on the d3dx link below and download the package. Open it, find the file that is missing, copy and paste into game diretcory and you are good to go.

Download links:  Avcodec-dll | bink-dll | d3dx | dinput | icudt | msvc | physx | xinput | xlive

No Sound in Game?

Download DirectX setup file from link given below. Install it on your pc, restart and you are good.

Download DirectX from Here

Graphics Problems?

If you are getting problems with your graphics in game, Its probably because of outdated graphics drivers. Download graphics drivers related to your graphics card and update them. If this doesn’t solve your issue, read previous or next problem. You can download drivers from links given below.

Download NVIDIA Drivers from Here

Download ATI/AMD Drivers from Here

Download Intel Drivers from Here

Game detects my Intel integrated graphic card, not my Nvidia/AMD Card. (you don’t have enough ram on the GPU ! Not enough VRAM detected, the game is running slowly, low fps…) ?

If you have an extra NVIDIA or AMD graphic card installed on your computer or laptop, You need to add the game .exe to NVIDIA control panel or AMD catalyst control center. If you do not know how to do it, Follow the the steps given in images below.

Please Note:

Can’t Save the .ini File While Changing Game Language?

While changing the game language, If the .ini file does not save and gives you error like” You don’t have permissions to save in this folder”, This is the issue with UAC (User Access/Account Control) on Windows.

The easiest solution for this error is to copy the .ini file to another folder or desktop, Change language, Save it. Once done, Copy it and paste it back to the game folder and click on “Replace” if it asks for it.

How to know if i can run the game on my computer?

There are system requirements for all the games already mentioned in their posts. In any case if you still wanna know more or system requirements are not mentioned in some posts, Go to the site mentioned below and check for the system requirements of your game there. This site scans your computer’s hardware as well as system specifications and compares to the system requirements of a game you wanna play. In final report, it will tell you if you can play it or not.

Click here to go the Site

How to use compatibility mode to run an old game?

Follow the steps given below to do it the easy way.

  1. Go to the game folder.
  2. Right click on the .exe (the game icon or launcher.exe).
  3. Click on “Properties” from the menu.
  4. Click on the “Compatibility” tab.
  5. Check the box “run this program in compatibility mode”.
  6. Enjoy.

Getting Games for Windows LIVE (GFWL) screen while running the game, how to solve this ?

There are some old game which require you to have an account in “Games For Windows Live (GFWL)”. Simply Download the “Games For Windows Live” installer. Install it on your pc. Open it and create an offline account in it as shown below.

Download Games For Windows Live (GFWL) from here

I cant save my game:

Run the game as administrator. It will start saving your progress.
1. Right-click on the game.exe.

  1. Click on run as administrator.

How to start a game in Full screen (Game starts in small window)?

To make it full screen, press ALT + ENTER key on your keyboard. You can also change it the options menu / Graphic options / launcher.

Gamepad / Controller / Joystick is not being detected?

You need to have xbox 360 gamepad emulator installed on your pc to make it work.

Xbox 360 Gamepad Emulator Download

Difference between Repack & Full Game?

  • Repacked games are usually smaller in size, the reason for smaller size is:
  • Highly compressed iso or rar archive.
  • Sometimes, the audio or video quality is reduced.
  • In multilingual games, languages other than English are removed to reduce the size.
  • Repacks are [email protected] games, So all you have to do is install and play.

Can Online/Multiplayer be played in [email protected] games?

You can not play multiplayer or online games with a [email protected] game because for that, the game needs to be connected to the official servers to play multiplayer. That way they will know that the game is [email protected], and they instantly ban the players. However, you can play with unofficial servers like Tunngle, Hamachi or Gameranger.
We do not support these servers on our site. You can visit their respective websites for more information or to know how to use them.

We have covered almost every problem or question above, If by any means we missed anything here, Please let us know of it by comments or by contacting us via Contact Us page.

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