GFWL not working on Windows 8.... RRS feed

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  • Apparently Games For Windows Live doesn't work on Windows 8. Any attempt to load a GFWL based game will either result in a live not loading error, or the game will load without live.

    Is there any updates coming from MS or the GFWL team? Thank you.


    Friday, September 16, 2011 10:17 PM

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  • I would like to bump this, I have a handful of games on Steam that use GFWL. 
    Wednesday, September 21, 2011 2:36 AM
  • Please fix this,problem is in Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 6:19 AM
  • Me too, having problems with gfwl on windows 8. Need fix immediately. Can't live without my games between development cycles...
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011 3:03 AM
  • I'm also having the same trouble...

    I don't think that this is hard to fix, please!

    Saturday, October 1, 2011 3:13 PM
  • ME TOOOOO, please Microsoft ! we need to have the updated version of GFWL which supports windows 8 Developer Preview ... 


    all the good games are supported by GFWL....


    please get us a release ASAP.


    Thanks in advance :):):):):)

    Saturday, October 1, 2011 8:56 PM
  • Yes, or better yet - kill GFWL completely! It is pretty useless, especially with steam games.
    Friday, December 9, 2011 11:57 PM
  • It is working but it's difficult to install. I-m from Ukraine so i write in Russian, you should transate to understand, It helped me:

    1. Удиалить все старые инсталы GFWL с очисткой реестра. 
    2. В Гугле набрать gfwl web update, из кучи ссылок выбрать такую по которой можно будет скачать файл gfwlivesetupmin - 28Мб, одна из ссылок http://www.shacknews.com/file....staller
    3. Установить, запустится клиент и паралельно окно со ссылкой на обновление этого самого Лайва, скачать его, файл обзывается gfwlivesetup - 624 Кб, обновить и установить.
    4. В папке C:\Program Files (x86) появится папка Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE от туда из папки Client запустить файл GFWLive, никакого Маркитплейса для ввода логина и пароля.
    5. Запускать например Батмана последнего, кнопка Home теперь работает, создаем локальный аккаунт и играем

    И еще надо включить службу обновления Windows 8 и обновитсья на всякий случай до этого, я так делал.
    У кого Видеокарта Радеон желательно скачать дрова для 8-ки, в играх будет прибавка в ФПС по сравнению с 7-кой, на драйверах от 7-ки ФПС будет еще меньше


    • Edited by Oops42 Monday, December 12, 2011 10:05 PM
    Monday, December 12, 2011 10:03 PM
  • It can be made to work. Search for GFWL on this forum and you'll find a guide posted in English. It worked for me - I managed to get Batman AC to work just fine.
    Tuesday, December 13, 2011 11:23 AM


    1. Delete all previous installations of GFWL and clean the registry.
    2. Download gfwlivesetupmin.exe (28 Mb), for example, from here: http://www.shacknews.com/file/18176/games-for-windows-live-client-v33
    3. Install the client and run it. Download the update (624 Kb) called gfwlivesetup.exe by pressing requested link and install it.
    4. Launch GFWLive.exe from C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE\Client.
    5. Launch, for example, Batman: Arkham City, Home button works now, create an account and play.

    Also enable Microsoft Update in Windows 8 and update the OS.

    If you have Radeon graphics card, download drivers for Windows 8, you'll get FPS boost compared to Windows 7.

    • Edited by SiPlus Saturday, January 7, 2012 6:45 PM
    Saturday, December 17, 2011 6:19 PM