Solve: Call of Duty - Black Ops -- Crashing, Freezing, Lagging, No Sound

Call of Duty: Black OpsYes. While Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the newest version of the CoD series, many people are still playing the original or have recently bought it.

Most of the bugs have been worked out via patches / updates and so forth for this excellent First Person Shooter (FPS), but not these game fixes do not necessarily work for everyone.

Note that the solutions provided for troubleshooting are able to help both users with normal copies of the game, as well as Steam / Origin copies.

Fix Call of Duty: Black Ops Lag

-- Turn off Shadows
-- Lower resolution
-- Upgrade to the latest video card / graphics card drivers (NVIDIA, ATI, Intel, etc)
-- Disable Steam Cloud

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How to Fix: Call of Duty Black Ops II - Mouse Sensitivity

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Black Ops II

It happens a lot when using a high DPI gaming mouse. And in the case of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, it exists too.

Because you can't modify the config files. CoD Black Ops 2 comes with an encrypted configuration file.

The mouse does not move well. It could be because of mouse acceleration or input lag.

You can solve it using the following tweaks in this guide.

-- Update your video card drivers
-- Turn off Sync Every Frame
-- Turn off Mouse Acceleration in the Control Panel

If you have two Video Cards, (such as integrated and dedicated video cards) then make sure the correct one is being used to reduce lag.

How to Fix - Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Lag / Slow Map Loading

Call of Duty Black Ops IICoD: Black Ops 2 runs well on most machines.

It doesn't require the newest, most powerful hardware and even an older graphics card / video card or CPU processor can handle it.

It works well on all Windows OS's -- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 and even if you are using Steam.

So if your game is stuttering, frames are skipping, or you just have a low frame per second (FPS) rate, then it may not be your computer's fault.

-- Lower your resolution
-- Disable shadows in the game
-- Disable Sync Every Frame / VSYNC
-- Disable Ambient Occlusion
-- Set textures to Automatic
-- Update your video card drivers through the NVIDIA or ATI website (the current beta drivers work well)
So for single player and multiplayer users -- this will help. It will also help if when you are aiming down the sight of a gun and experience a drop in frame rate or even have some mouse input lag.

Many laptops and notebooks that are out there have two graphics card -- an integrated graphics card AND a dedicated graphics card -- that it switches between for conserving battery power. You can use the AMD ATI Catalyst Control Center or the NVIDIA Control Panel to solve the problem. Ensure that the dedicated card is being used instead of the integrated card. Check the "Global Settings" area.

Anyway, that's how you fix Call of Duty: Black Ops II lag!

How to Fix: Unable to Connect - Call of Duty: Black Ops II

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CoD: Black Ops 2

Tried playing multiplayer CoD: Black Ops 2, only to find out you can't connect?

If it cannot sustain a connection.

1) Run the game as an admin using administrator mode (right click the game -> run as administrator)
2) Disable your firewall (software and hardware / nat firewalls)
3) Enable gaming mode on your wireless / wired router
4) Open the following ports: 4500; 3478-3479; 3658 (TCP/UDP)

Boom! You can now connect to the CoD Black Ops II server for multiplayer and matchmaking.

Hopefully that was able to help you fix your unable to connect Call of Duty: Black Ops II issue! It certainly was able to solve the problem for us!

Works on Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and even Windows XP.

Borderlands 2 - Update: 1.2.0

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Borderlands 2

There is a new Borderlands 2 patch out. It fixes a lot of bugs and glitches. It fixes some saving issues to help peopel with corrupt save file problems.

Some hack exploits were fixed too.

AND, they made Terramorphous, Willhelm, and Blue (bosses) harder by increasing their total HP.

Borderlands 2 Patch v1.2.0 Changelog

-- Fixed fast travel stations from downloadable content sometimes disappearing when loading a saved game.
-- Fixed an issue where players could occasionally be unable to connect to one another if one of them had recently been in DLC that the other doesn't have.
-- Fixed an issue where players were sometimes unable to pick items up after another player had bulk-picked-up a nearby item.
-- Fixed a bug in the inventory UI when quickly scrolling to the bottom of a list using the mouse wheel.
-- Improved PhysX fluid rendering quality at high resolutions.
-- Improved NVIDIA 3D Vision integration.
-- Fixed the "Inverted reverse steering" option not working for clients in a multiplayer game.
-- Fixed the player's backpack sort setting not persisting. Read more »

Borderlands 2: How to Solo Terramorphous with Zer0 Melee

Did you know that you can use Zero the Assassin to solo Terramorphous the Invincible while using ONLY melee?

It isn't easy -- and you'll likely need to practice before giving it a shot, but it can be done.

Check out this awesome video below of someone soloing against this boss with the Zer0 the Assassin character class. You can use the video as a guide for tips on killing / beating the boss quickly. It does show how you can kill Terramorphous easily after all using his sword. So get ready to destroy him all alone!

How to Solo Terramorphous

Solved: Call of Duty: Black Ops II - Fails to Launch / Black Screen

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Just get CoD Black Ops 2 and encounter a black screen? Did you launch the game and it didn't open? Or maybe it just crashed with an error after you tried to play it -- such as at the intro / opening cinematic scene.

No biggie. You should be able to fix it.

Follow the below methods to troubleshoot it away.

This works for people who get the DLC Packs (such as from the Season Pass) or gets the game from Steam or has the Black Ops 2 Collector's Editions, which are: Hardened Edition, Care Package, and the Digital Deluxe Edition.

How to Fix Call of Duty: Black Ops II Launch Failure

There are several tweaks you can perform to try to fix this problem.
-- If you got the game via Steam, then try to revalidate / validate your game cache
-- Right click the game's EXE -> properties -> enable compatibility mode for Windows XP OR, if you are on Windows 8, then try setting the compatibility to Windows 7 (works for 32-bit / x86 and 64-bit / x64)
-- Run the game in administrator mode / admin mode (this is never ideal, however)
-- Update your video card drivers to the latest version, as these updates can solve game compatibility issues with your graphics card (works for all graphics cards -- intel, nvidia, ati, etc). This often helps with lag too, so if you end up experiencing lag, this can increase your frames per second (fps)
-- Get the latest version of DirectX

To expand on the DirectX issue, a lot of the time when a game does not run, it is because you are missing an important file. To ensure this is not the case, run the following included files below. The Steam paths are:
\Steamapps\Common\Call of Duty Black Ops II\redist\vcredist_x86.exe
\Steamapps\Common\Call of Duty Black Ops II\redist\DirectX\dxsetup.exe

Hopefully some of these suggestions helped solve the problem for you!

Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition - Remap Controller

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Remap Dark Souls Cover

Want to map / remap your Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 (PS3) gamepad for the recently released Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PC)?

1) Install MotionInJoy
2) Go to drivers tab and select your PS3 / Xbox controller
3) Go to the profiles tab and choose xbox 360 setting

Allegedly, you should select Xbox 360 even if you are using a PS3 controller instead of a Xbox 360 wired or wireless controller.

This should help some of you a lot! As we are use to the running button being in a certain spot.

Experiment with the supplied drivers if it is not working.

But the instructions supplied seem to work well for most people already.

Should work on all Windows -- Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 -- and it doesn't matter if you got Dark Souls from Steam or not.

Dark Souls - How to Make 1080p Resolution

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Dark Souls

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is one of the most graphically beautiful games out there. You may want to enjoy it at 1920x1080 resolution. Follow below.

This is a great PC hack / mod so enjoy Steam users.

1) Download the latest DSFix
2) Put the files into Dark Souls directory where the EXE is located
3) Open DSfix.ini with notepad and edit the resolution to what you want

Nice HD resolution right? Hope you enjoy playing Dark Souls in 1080p! Nice high definition.

That's a luxury that you don't get in the console versions!

Note though that it can have an effect on the framerate / fps of Dark souls: Prepare to Die Edition. That's obvious though, but if your computer is good then you should be at a steady 30 fps.

Dark Souls - Corrupt Saved Data Fix

Dark Souls

How to fix Dark Souls corrupt save

With the epic game Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition out on PC / Steam (it was only out on console before -- Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 [PS3]) -- you may be pulling out your hair from two things: how hard the game is, and...

When playing the game, you may have encountered one of the most frustrating errors of all time...a [b]Failed to Load Save Data[/b] error

Scary, isn't it? A tip is to exit Dark Souls and reopen it. Do NOT let it attempt to repair itself. If you do, then backup your corrupted data first.

To help prevent this error, make sure to exit the game through the MENU. Beware of crashes, as your saved data can get corrupted easily from that.

It may be too late for you if that doesn't help (and it likely didn't). And if so, you should use the following to make automated backups of your saved data from here: Saved Data Backup

You can recover your Dark Souls saved data this way if any problems happen.

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