Go Back   nV News Forums > Software Forums > Gaming Central

Newegg Daily Deals

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-19-09, 09:58 PM   #1
MikeC
Administrator
 
MikeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1997
Location: Virginia
Posts: 6,681
Thumbs down Games for Windows Live - WTF?

I just had my first experience with Games for Windows Live and it totally sucked. I had a free coupon for Dirt2, which I was able to successfully install via Steam. But hell no, that wasn't ****ing good enough.

When I launched the game, I was required to create a Games for Windows Live ID in order to save my progress in the game. Otherwise, my game progress would not be saved. After 20 minutes of dealing with setting up a Games for Windlows Live ID, I finally thought enough is enough - **** this ****.

Codemasters, their publisher, and ATI (the coupon came with the purchase of a Radeon 5870) can kiss my ass if they think I'm going to go through this crap in order to be able to able to save my progress in the game.

I mean why the hell isn't installing the product through Steam good enough?

Game uninstalled...



Also, the Dirt2 install installed a third party sound system from Blue Ripple Sound Limited called Rapture3D software.
MikeC is offline  
Old 12-19-09, 10:04 PM   #2
nekrosoft13
I'm Geralt
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chicagoland, once a year in Poland
Posts: 24,366
Default Re: Games for Windows Live - WTF?

umm, mike, need to be a bit more observant.

steam gives you different key for live, its not the same key that you used to install the game
__________________
Windows 8 the next big failure, right after Windows ME
nekrosoft13 is offline  
Old 12-19-09, 10:05 PM   #3
WeReWoLf
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Australia
Posts: 5,015
Send a message via MSN to WeReWoLf
Default Re: Games for Windows Live - WTF?

Wow... MikeC plays games?
WeReWoLf is offline  
Old 12-19-09, 10:06 PM   #4
-=DVS=-
.:. Lafiel .:.
 
-=DVS=-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Outerspace
Posts: 3,009
Default Re: Games for Windows Live - WTF?

Also you don't need Windows live online account to save games , just before you click go online scroll down there is hyperlink to create local account , no need for CD key or anything and you can save games. If you want to play singleplayer.
__________________
.:. Lian Li X500FX .:. i7 2600k .:. PNY GTX 680 .:. Corsair DDR3 8GB .:. Silverstone 800W PSU .:. Asus P8P67-M Pro .:. Crucial M4 SSD 512GB .:.
-=DVS=- is offline  
Old 12-19-09, 10:07 PM   #5
|MaguS|
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Games for Windows Live - WTF?

Quote:
Originally Posted by WeReWoLf View Post
Wow... MikeC plays games?
That's what I thought!
 
Old 12-19-09, 10:08 PM   #6
General Lee
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Games for Windows Live - WTF?

If you go to any GFWL forums, you'll see a lot of people defending this sort of crap. They even have it in their heads that it's better than using Steam. I'm sorry, but that's BS. I once swore I'd never use Steam, but now that it's matured, it seems to work great. Sure, sometimes they have problems, but that's to be expected.

I just wish things were going better with Steam ATM, what with the latest TF2 updates being so botched.
 
Old 12-19-09, 10:08 PM   #7
nekrosoft13
I'm Geralt
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chicagoland, once a year in Poland
Posts: 24,366
Default Re: Games for Windows Live - WTF?

Quote:
Originally Posted by -=DVS=- View Post
Also you don't need Windows live online account to save games , just before you click go online scroll down there is hyperlink to create local account , no need for CD key or anything and you can save games. If you want to play singleplayer.
yap, was playing for entire week with no live account
__________________
Windows 8 the next big failure, right after Windows ME
nekrosoft13 is offline  
Old 12-19-09, 10:10 PM   #8
NarcissistZero
Loving Everything Me
 
NarcissistZero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 8,033
Send a message via AIM to NarcissistZero
Default Re: Games for Windows Live - WTF?

I find the program somewhat annoying but not nearly as annoying as you seem to have.

I would advise a stress reliever.
__________________
I gots one of them high powered gaming computers with an EVGA GTX 480 video thingy and a Q9550 processing device and also one of them Windows 7 64 operating programs with 4GB of some Corsair 1033 DDR2 ram.

Steam, Xbox Live and PSN: StingingVelvet
NarcissistZero is offline  

Old 12-19-09, 10:11 PM   #9
nekrosoft13
I'm Geralt
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Chicagoland, once a year in Poland
Posts: 24,366
Default Re: Games for Windows Live - WTF?

Quote:
Originally Posted by General Lee View Post
If you go to any GFWL forums, you'll see a lot of people defending this sort of crap.
I hate GfWL, but what the hell are you talking about? Defending what crap?

what so hard to figure out about it?

1) you can play with no live account, that what offline account is for, done it for entire week
2) ATI radeon key DOES NOT equal LIVE key
3) after registering your ATI key on steam, steam gives you an actual LIVE key, that is diffrent from the original key

just like with most computer "issues" user/player is not paying attention
__________________
Windows 8 the next big failure, right after Windows ME
nekrosoft13 is offline  
Old 12-19-09, 10:12 PM   #10
MikeC
Administrator
 
MikeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1997
Location: Virginia
Posts: 6,681
Default Re: Games for Windows Live - WTF?

Quote:
Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 View Post
umm, mike, need to be a bit more observant.

steam gives you different key for live, its not the same key that you used to install the game
I know that. But even after creating a Windows Live ID and entering the multiplayer key, there was still another step that I needed to complete. Some **** about creating an avatar or something like that...
MikeC is offline  
Old 12-19-09, 10:13 PM   #11
MikeC
Administrator
 
MikeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1997
Location: Virginia
Posts: 6,681
Default Re: Games for Windows Live - WTF?

Quote:
Originally Posted by WeReWoLf View Post
Wow... MikeC plays games?
Yes, when I have time. Usually on the weekends now.
MikeC is offline  
Old 12-19-09, 10:16 PM   #12
MikeC
Administrator
 
MikeC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 1997
Location: Virginia
Posts: 6,681
Default Re: Games for Windows Live - WTF?

Quote:
Originally Posted by -=DVS=- View Post
Also you don't need Windows live online account to save games , just before you click go online scroll down there is hyperlink to create local account , no need for CD key or anything and you can save games. If you want to play singleplayer.
Thanks for the info - I certainly missed that. Why not make singleplayer the default?
MikeC is offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.