Wierd PC game problem

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by PikaPika, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. PikaPika
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    PikaPika GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    When I play some of my PC games (this has happened in FEAR and all of my Source engine games like Portal, HL2, etc.), out of nowhere, random Chinese letters show up in what looks like a search bar on my screen. It usually happens when I am crouched, which I have bound to Ctrl in these games. If anyone has any help or experience with this, please share.
     
  2. dg10050

    dg10050 GBAtemp Regular

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    Sounds like some adware. :\
    Does anything happen when you press Ctrl when you aren't playing a game?
     
  3. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Remove the Chinese input system. They usually have hotkey Ctrl+Space to activate the input system.
     
  4. PikaPika
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    PikaPika GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Yep, Ctrl+Space brings it up alright. How would I end that?
     
  5. martin88

    martin88 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Go to control panel. Open Region Setting. Go to the Language tab and click Detail. Delete the Chinese IME.
     
  6. PikaPika
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    Thanks a bunch! [​IMG]
     
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