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Windows 7: Download Microsoft Tinker Game For Windows 7, Vista & X


19 Dec 2009   #11

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

OK, i've installed the live thing.
It's more than I expeected, and some games may actually work (the gma500 is supposed to e a touch more powerful)

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19 Dec 2009   #12

Windows 7
 
 

tinker asking for product key ...why? Isn't the game supposed to be free
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19 Dec 2009   #13

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

It shouldn't unless....

1 - Is this a legit copy of Windows?
2 - Do you have Games For Windows Live installed?

And yes the game is supposed to be free, unless no 1 applies to you???
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19 Dec 2009   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bandf View Post
tinker asking for product key ...why? Isn't the game supposed to be free
It is free!
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20 Dec 2009   #15

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

In the download package, which you can find by default in the following location:

C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\GFWLive\Downloads\

you will find a compressed cabinet file like the one shown below:
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If you open this file, you will see the following items:
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Select them all and then right-click and choose Extract... Select a location where you want to extract the files.
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To install the game browse to the location where you saved the files and click on Game.msi. This will install the game. Note that you will get the DX9 error if you try to run it. To correct this, click on DXSETUP.exe to install the relevant DX files.

Enjoy the game.

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20 Dec 2009   #16

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi Dwarf your tinker is looking different to mine, which looks like the old vista version it hasn't got "LIVE" on the body shell,very strange


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20 Dec 2009   #17

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Hi Kathryn,

That looks like the version that used to be available as an Ultimate Extra for Vista. When you start the game, do you get the following popup?
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20 Dec 2009   #18

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi dwarf, no i do not get the popup, i only downloaded the game yesterday from the game live site . my os was a clean install so no remnants of vista. it doesnt matter anyway but still very strange, will try dlding again tomorrow
and see what happens!
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21 Dec 2009   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I've registered for Live, installed the program... and it tells me my account is invalid. I wonder if this has to do with my registered email address being gmail and not that godawful Hotmail/Live which I never use? I ditched them because it seems half the emails I sent out never got to the recipient.
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22 Dec 2009   #20

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Jesus Christ this company is run by idiots. They allowed me to sign up a gamertag using my gmail address but I can't actually LOG IN using this account so I have no way to change the email address associated with it, or use the gamertag.

Yet I can get my password reset emails sent to gmail.

Screw this game. It's not worth the hassle.
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