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Question about Games for Windows Live games?

#1sonicteam2k1Posted 8/19/2013 1:23:27 PM
I cannot find any solid info on what happens to games that need to use it to Login? How is that handled? Like I have Red Faction Guerrilla on Steam but it uses GFWL.
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#2sonicteam2k1(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 1:26:55 PM
Also a buddy bought me a street fighter X tekken key from gamefly but I've never been able to use it because I don't know where to download the game. Do I just download the GFWL client?
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#3kbe2k2Posted 8/19/2013 1:33:04 PM(edited)
GFWL launches with the game and an overlay comes up asking you to sign in, once you sign in the overlay goes away but GFWL runs in the background, if you want to bring the overlay back up while in game press the Home key on the keyboard (I believe that's the key) or if your using an 360 controller the big circle in the center of the controller will bring it up as well.

*edit*Also it will ask you for your CD Key as well, which should come up with the Steam overlay.
#4sonicteam2k1(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 1:39:59 PM
I understand that but I'm asking when GFWL shuts down thursday what happens then? like games bought though GFWL or games bought through steam that uses it. and also like I said a buddy bought me a GFWL key through gamefly, but I've never been able to use it. How would I use the key?
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#5triple sPosted 8/19/2013 1:54:23 PM
sonicteam2k1 posted...
I understand that but I'm asking when GFWL shuts down thursday what happens then? like games bought though GFWL or games bought through steam that uses it. and also like I said a buddy bought me a GFWL key through gamefly, but I've never been able to use it. How would I use the key?



GFWL doesn't shut down until mid next year. Games For Windows Live Marketplace is what you're thinking about.
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#6sonicteam2k1(Topic Creator)Posted 8/19/2013 1:58:35 PM
triple s posted...
sonicteam2k1 posted...
I understand that but I'm asking when GFWL shuts down thursday what happens then? like games bought though GFWL or games bought through steam that uses it. and also like I said a buddy bought me a GFWL key through gamefly, but I've never been able to use it. How would I use the key?



GFWL doesn't shut down until mid next year. Games For Windows Live Marketplace is what you're thinking about.



oh ok, well what happens when it shuts down completely?
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#7Jonny2284Posted 8/19/2013 2:01:24 PM
Assuming devs don't just patch the requirement out, it'll most likely just force offline mode when it can't contact the servers, so no achievements, but no problem either.
#8BuburibonPosted 8/19/2013 2:05:49 PM
sonicteam2k1 posted...
triple s posted...
sonicteam2k1 posted...
I understand that but I'm asking when GFWL shuts down thursday what happens then? like games bought though GFWL or games bought through steam that uses it. and also like I said a buddy bought me a GFWL key through gamefly, but I've never been able to use it. How would I use the key?



GFWL doesn't shut down until mid next year. Games For Windows Live Marketplace is what you're thinking about.



oh ok, well what happens when it shuts down completely?


I was wondering the same myself. It'll be sad to see Bioshock 2, Batman AA/AC, Dark Souls, Dirt 2/3, SSFIV AE, Fallout 3, etc., just die with GFWL. Hopefully all these games will be patched to allow offline gameplay at the very least. If not, it'll be my first experience with being screwed by digital distribution+DRM.
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#9kbe2k2Posted 8/19/2013 2:17:03 PM
From what I heard GFWL isn't shutting down, like triple s said it's just the marketplace so they're just not selling any more GFWL games, the actual service will continue to run and I haven't heard of any closure date on it.
#10BuburibonPosted 8/19/2013 2:22:53 PM
kbe2k2 posted...
From what I heard GFWL isn't shutting down, like triple s said it's just the marketplace so they're just not selling any more GFWL games, the actual service will continue to run and I haven't heard of any closure date on it.


It shuts down next July.

http://www.gametrailers.com/side-mission/59623/games-for-windows-live-shuts-down-next-july
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