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2 years ago#11
Kano92 posted...
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 ?


Some games use GFWL as their DRM measure so without GFWL you can't activate the game during the initial installation. Also offline save files are incompatible with saves made on an online account.
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2 years ago#12
CircleOfManias posted...
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?




Don't be a douche, I don't care about my grammar on GF. Thanks anyway, I've been away for a long while.
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2 years ago#13
Dragnfyr posted...
Kano92 posted...
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 ?


Some games use GFWL as their DRM measure so without GFWL you can't activate the game during the initial installation. Also offline save files are incompatible with saves made on an online account.


i just turned on dark souls for the first time to check this
i didn't need to input the key anywhere but i was in offline mode
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2 years ago#14
From my understanding, if GFWL doesn't get patched out, you'll be fine as long as you already have the game installed, you just won't be able to reinstall it, or something.
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2 years ago#15
MS needs to come forward and address this issue. what will happen to games once GFWL shuts down??
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2 years ago#16
CircleOfManias posted...
Planned obsolescence


oh god, here come the conspiracy theorists. is the Illuminati behind it?
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2 years ago#17
wildog2006 posted...
CircleOfManias posted...
Planned obsolescence


oh god, here come the conspiracy theorists. is the Illuminati behind it?


Shut the f*** up.
2 years ago#18
AlleRacing posted...
From my understanding, if GFWL doesn't get patched out, you'll be fine as long as you already have the game installed, you just won't be able to reinstall it, or something.


I just tested this with Dark Souls, Gears of War, BlazBlue, flatout ultimate carnage and red faction and I had my internet disconnected. I installed them just fine and I could play in offline mode no problem. So a lot of this information is utter rubbish.
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