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3 years ago#1
Is there any news on what happens to games bought retail for GFWL? I was under the impression that some of them can be activated through Steam now? Or was that just Batman : AC or games bought digitally only?

What happens now to some of my games that I bought physically with GFWL?

Any info is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
3 years ago#2
The Batman games will both receive patches that let you activate them on Steam. Capcom's said they'll do the same for their games.
3 years ago#3
Depends on the developer. Plus; they need to be SSA keys to remotely make sense and not every GFWL key is SSA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hho9gQccPCI
3 years ago#4
How exactly? Or it hasn't happened yet? I tried to activate my physical copy of Batman : AA on steam and other GFWL games and had no luck.

The ones that I have and really want to save are:

Bioshock
Bioshock 2
Deadrising 2
Batman AA
3 years ago#5
Unfortunately for Batman :AA; the key for that isn't SSA. You could've taken the Halo 2 GFWL key and activated AA with it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hho9gQccPCI
3 years ago#6
It sounds like it should work for Batman:AA too,

http://steamcommunity.com/games/200260/announcements/detail/1909817119598626547

The ones that I have and really want to save are:

Bioshock
Bioshock 2
Deadrising 2
Batman AA


Bioshock 1 isn't GFWL.

For Bioshock 2, if you bought it somewhere other than Steam, refer to this.
http://support.2k.com/entries/27230976-BioShock-2-Steamworks-Update-Frequently-Asked-Questions?flash_digest=426ade2e47b9467ee42098d24111e8c47d8e3073
3 years ago#7
Asellus posted...
It sounds like it should work for Batman:AA too,

http://steamcommunity.com/games/200260/announcements/detail/1909817119598626547

The ones that I have and really want to save are:

Bioshock
Bioshock 2
Deadrising 2
Batman AA


Bioshock 1 isn't GFWL.

For Bioshock 2, if you bought it somewhere other than Steam, refer to this.
http://support.2k.com/entries/27230976-BioShock-2-Steamworks-Update-Frequently-Asked-Questions?flash_digest=426ade2e47b9467ee42098d24111e8c47d8e3073


Oh, so only if it says "Games for Windows Live" and not just Games for WIndows then. I tried Bioshock 2 and it worked flawlessly.

I'm worried about Batman AA. According to the website posted, it should work. I checked the code lots of times and it's the correct one so no mistake on my part.

Hopefully, they do it on other gfwl games too.

Edit: I was just looking at steam and it looks like I wasn't the only one with the problem. So that's really good to know.
3 years ago#8
Games for Windows was just a marketing name

Games for Windows LIVE used a PC version of xbox live and a gamertag to register and play games.
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3 years ago#9
Oh, so only if it says "Games for Windows Live" and not just Games for WIndows then. I tried Bioshock 2 and it worked flawlessly.

Right. "Games for Windows" is entirely separate from "Games for Windows Live". The former's just a set of guidelines for making games on Vista and up (which you can read here if you're curious, http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ee417691%28v=vs.85%29.aspx), the later is Microsoft's proverbial red-headed step-son of an online gaming service.
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