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Windows 7: Any way to disable GFWL for these games?

17 Dec 2011   #1

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 
Any way to disable GFWL for these games?

Hey guys,

Some games I own use the cursed GFWL. Now, with some of my games, such as GTA IV and Fallout 3, I've been able to disable them. But the other games I have, which are BioShock 2, Bulletstorm, Gears of War, and Halo 2, I can't find a way to disable GFWL. Is there anyway I can do so?

Slasher


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17 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Hey guys,

Some games I own use the cursed GFWL. Now, with some of my games, such as GTA IV and Fallout 3, I've been able to disable them. But the other games I have, which are BioShock 2, Bulletstorm, Gears of War, and Halo 2, I can't find a way to disable GFWL. Is there anyway I can do so?

Slasher
i'm pretty sure the GFWL client is there for online playability, you dont need to use it if you dont want to, so you could complete a game and not even see the GFWL client whatsoever, however, if you want to disable it, then you could uninstall it and/or maybe delete the files from the directory so it doesn't boot up, but i think this will stop the game working.
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17 Dec 2011   #3

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Sorry, but what you are saying is false... The GFWL client is forced, whether you like it or not. For example, Fallout 3, it doesn't have multiplayer at all, yet GFWL is forced down onto it. I was able to remove that with a patch I found on Fallout Nexux. I also found XLiveless on gta.wikia.com to disable GFWL from GTA 4, but all my other games I can't find a disabler. If you uninstall GFWL, games that require it will not run at all, and if you delete the files... Same thing, it won't run at all.
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18 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Sorry, but what you are saying is false... The GFWL client is forced, whether you like it or not. For example, Fallout 3, it doesn't have multiplayer at all, yet GFWL is forced down onto it. I was able to remove that with a patch I found on Fallout Nexux. I also found XLiveless on gta.wikia.com to disable GFWL from GTA 4, but all my other games I can't find a disabler. If you uninstall GFWL, games that require it will not run at all, and if you delete the files... Same thing, it won't run at all.
i meant to word that differently, i meant for security purposes, it checks online to see if you own the game + securom it makes some games a bug fest, why do you want to remove it? (just to be curious)
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19 Dec 2011   #5

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Ok fine then. I want to remove it because:

1. It makes backing up save data a major hassle (when re-formatting Windows), and often the save data stops working (Halo 2, Gears of War). I hate having to play all over again...

2. It reduces frames per second in games, such as Fallout 3, which I have removed.

3. Having to wait for GFWL to load so I can start playing...

Ect. ect. I hate it, and want to disable it from any game possible.
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21 Dec 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT View Post
Ok fine then. I want to remove it because:

1. It makes backing up save data a major hassle (when re-formatting Windows), and often the save data stops working (Halo 2, Gears of War). I hate having to play all over again...

2. It reduces frames per second in games, such as Fallout 3, which I have removed.

3. Having to wait for GFWL to load so I can start playing...

Ect. ect. I hate it, and want to disable it from any game possible.
Cloud services have been introduced to GFWL now, it's just like steam for saving games. But I understand your feelings towards it, and I do not have a solution for you apart from scouring forums for successful removals.
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