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Windows 7: Windows Games For Live (Fallout 3 and GTAIV)


16 Jun 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows Games For Live (Fallout 3 and GTAIV)

So i now have one more reason to hate microsoft.

I got both games to install, GTAIV asked me to install GFWL and i did. When i run both these games, it brings me to a windows live login screen.

When i type in my hotmail account, it says downloading profile, but then it says it can't connect and something about firewall or router.

so after DRM'in my router....didn't work. I then direct connected to my modem....didn't work.....

Then i tried using the GFWL standalone program....didn't work, said it couldn't connect to remote server.

Then i thought ok, maybe since im using my hotmail account i was sopposed to make a NEW account or something, so i check out the offical website and i click on join now.........PAGE NOT FOUND!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.microsoft.com/games/en-US.../livejoin.aspx

https://live.xbox.com/en-US/signup/U...ages/live.aspx

Deep down, and even not so deep, i want to boycott everything that has to do with bill gates he is ruining gaming trying to play my games shouldn't make me feel like im taking a college course, it also shouldn't make me feel like im living in a police state or prison cell

anyways just ignore my rantings, but if you could help me with my software problem that would be great, i checked the games list and both of these games are listed as working, so im really confused here


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17 Jun 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

indeed GfWl is a pain in the arse. i think there is a patch you have to download, due to some major bug. i had the same problem, but some how it worked itself out, something in the background was scrapping the profile download...may have been the firewall, or AV, i cant remember which.
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17 Jun 2009   #3

Windows 7 (7201)
 
 

There was a mandatory server update from MS on the 16th June which effected Windows and Xbox LIVE.

You were just unlucky to install on that day.
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18 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 32-Bit
 
 

I hate Microsoft for that reason, have to install the stupid Gfwl to play the game, it should be like other games, where you just install the game to play single player
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18 Jun 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

^+1
GFWL is a clumsy burden on games. GTA4's social club is just as useless. overbloated, resource eating garbage, in all reality. they SHOULD offer up a way to not use either service. I dont give a crap user created videos, nor being reminded that i have no life with the "Achievements" constantly pooping up and interfering with my game.
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19 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

i guess it was the server update that was messing me up.........however i now have another problem i can't play any of my games online that use GFWL

i can see the game server lists, but down at the bottom it says my nat is to strict

and in the GFWL settings for network it lists my UPNP as off or w/e, and it says my nat is strict there too

YET, i don't have this problem with any other online game....WTF! why does this retarded program have problems with NAT

in my linksys router BEFSR41 vs. 4.3 with updated firmware.....i have UPNP ON, i have my computer in DMZ, and i also tried setting port forwarding ontop of that, i also tried setting my network controller on my computer to a static IP

and i refuse to direct connect my computer to my modem because theres a reason i bought a router......

i really should email rockstar and demand a refund for this crap, oh and GFWL is fully updated as is GTAIV.......................
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19 Jun 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

imagine that all i had to do was TURN OFF UPNP on my router for it to work
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19 Jun 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by epson View Post
imagine that all i had to do was TURN OFF UPNP on my router for it to work
well. glad you got it to work. im going to try and find a bypass for gfwl for a few of my games. like i stated before, achievements mean 'zilch' to me
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19 Jun 2009   #9

Windows 7
 
 

there isn't a bypass to it, well not for multiplayer anyway. if you do manage to bypass live for online you won't be playing on the offical servers which means you won't be playing with very many people

you you do manage to bypass it and there is a good community around it then please let me know lol

i think im going to email rockstar just to voice my opinion to them, not that my opinion matters to them tho
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19 Jun 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by epson View Post
i think im going to email rockstar just to voice my opinion to them, not that my opinion matters to them tho
Im affraid your right. Companies don't usually give 2 pints of piss of what a select few think, because there are always more who will blindly follow.

GTA4, for example, was the buggiest game that even stepped foot in the pc gaming world (that i've seen anyway) reading through countless forums, I've found literally hundreds of ppl (probably 12 yr olds) saying how great the game is at 15fps.

I dont even know if theyve fixed the game at all. I gave up on it after the first patch failed to fix the texture memory leak that was ever so present.
maybe i'll install it later to see what they done. i hear theres a 1.4 patch out now.
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