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3 years ago#1
I want to buy some games on steam but some games have GFWL ? Do these games need some activation of some sort and do I need to create a LIVE account to play them ? or can I just ignore it that and just play them through steam ?

I know GFWL is defunct now, but what happens now will all GFWL be fixed like Bioshock 2 ? and if the game devs don't fix there game can you still play it but you still have to sign up for a LIVE account ? this is the part I don't get.
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3 years ago#2
If a game requires GFWL then you still need to log into GFWL even if you bought it on Steam. Some games like Bioshock 2 will have GFWL removed but that's not a guarantee.
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3 years ago#3
Basically if it's not patched out, the game you paid for is permanently unplayable unless you crack it.
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3 years ago#4
What if you bought the game from Steam or Amazon? Not directly from GFWL?
3 years ago#5
From: CircleOfManias | Posted: 10/7/2013 8:40:48 PM | #003
Basically if it's not patched out, the game you paid for is permanently unplayable unless you crack it.


No. Just the GFWL features are not available because you're unable to login. Creating an offline profile has always been available and usually recommended to people. Noob.
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3 years ago#6
Kokuei05 posted...
From: CircleOfManias | Posted: 10/7/2013 8:40:48 PM | #003
Basically if it's not patched out, the game you paid for is permanently unplayable unless you crack it.


No. Just the GFWL features are not available because you're unable to login. Creating an offline profile has always been available and usually recommended to people. Noob.




Ok then if you buy the GFWL game on steam you'll still be able to play then. Ok then why does the GFWL need to be patch out then ?
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3 years ago#7
Kokuei05 posted...
From: CircleOfManias | Posted: 10/7/2013 8:40:48 PM | #003
Basically if it's not patched out, the game you paid for is permanently unplayable unless you crack it.


No. Just the GFWL features are not available because you're unable to login. Creating an offline profile has always been available and usually recommended to people. Noob.


You need to connect to the GFWL server to install. So if it's not currently installed, you can never install it, effectively killing the game. Planned obsolescence is what publishers want though, so I'm not surprised.

Also, noob? Are you 12?
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3 years ago#8
Kano92 posted...
Ok then if you buy the GFWL game on steam you'll still be able to play then. Ok then why does the GFWL need to be patch out then ?


It doesn't. People on the internet like to stretch the truth and say that GFWL causes viruses, malware, Hitler, etc.
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3 years ago#9
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Kano92 posted...
Ok then if you buy the GFWL game on steam you'll still be able to play then. Ok then why does the GFWL need to be patch out then ?


It doesn't. People on the internet like to stretch the truth and say that GFWL causes viruses, malware, Hitler, etc.


You are aware that they're shutting down the servers, right?
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3 years ago#10
CircleOfManias posted...
MaxCHEATER64 posted...
Kano92 posted...
Ok then if you buy the GFWL game on steam you'll still be able to play then. Ok then why does the GFWL need to be patch out then ?


It doesn't. People on the internet like to stretch the truth and say that GFWL causes viruses, malware, Hitler, etc.


You are aware that they're shutting down the servers, right?


Thank god. It was total ****.

But it didn't spawn Hitler.
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