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Reminder if you own any Games For Windows - LIVE games on Steam...

#1ZeroRaiderPosted 8/15/2013 9:16:59 PM(edited)
...don't forget to go to the properties and select "Do not automatically update this game."

It seems many developers are now looking at removing GFWL from their games, which means you will no longer be able to earn achievements if Steam auto-updates them.

Currently it looks like patches are in development for BioShock 2 and the Batman games to remove GFWL and SecuROM. If you still wish to earn achievements you need to make sure Steam doesn't overwrite your GFWL copies.

I'm taking this opportunity to go back and replay these titles and earn the achievements before that ability is gone forever. I won't deny that GFWL can be obnoxious but I do like being able to earn achievements on my Microsoft account. In the long-run though this will be a good thing because Steamworks simply has less compatibility problems and GFWL's encryption of gamesaves is complete bull****.

Once I've finished the achievements for these titles I'll gladly let Steam update them.
#2DerPancakePosted 8/15/2013 9:18:10 PM
I never understood the point of achievements.
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#3ZeroRaider(Topic Creator)Posted 8/15/2013 9:22:19 PM
e-peen and memories.

Sometimes when I get bored I like to scroll through my achievements list and go "wow, I really wasted my time doing that pointless crap? Sigh"
#4MonkeymagePosted 8/15/2013 9:22:38 PM
I'm pretty sure that the "Do not automatically update" thing doesn't actually work.
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#5Marioface5Posted 8/15/2013 9:24:40 PM
GFWL and SecuROM are getting removed from these games? This is really happening?!
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#6desertmanPosted 8/15/2013 9:35:01 PM
That only works if you never plan on playing your games again.
#7cody4783Posted 8/15/2013 9:37:14 PM
Frankly, I'd rather have GFWL removed than have achievements.

My bigger concern is saved games and transferring them over.
#8Lonestar2000Posted 8/15/2013 9:37:19 PM
LOL @ caring about achievements. Are you a console pleb?
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#9KidInTheHallPosted 8/15/2013 9:38:03 PM
Hooray. I did go ahead and quickly buy Gears of War for $20 from the GFWL marketplace....son of a b***** watch them put it on Steam...
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#10nintend0Fan46Posted 8/15/2013 9:39:55 PM
KidInTheHall posted...
Hooray. I did go ahead and quickly buy Gears of War for $20 from the GFWL marketplace....son of a b***** watch them put it on Steam...

Yeah, they're probably going to port it to Steam along with the Halo trilogy.
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