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2. That problem is not Microsoft's fault. Oct 5, 2012, 16:26 hb3d
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 5, 2012, 14:48:
I don't think there ever was a GFWL game I did NOT have an issue of some kind with. Heck, even today when I try to start the uncracked Arkham Asylum the game CRASHES flat out, unless... get this, I manually start the actual GFW Marketplace application in windows, and LEAVE IT OPEN.
That is due to poor programming on the part of the game's developers and the fact that you are not running the "Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant" service which is installed as part of Games for Windows Live (GFWL) if you don't already have it, is set to run automatically, and is required to be running to use GFWL. It would be like bitching that Steam doesn't work because you disabled the Steam service. If Rocksteady had programmed the game properly as other GFWL games are (Tron Evolution and Bulletstorm for example), the game would still launch without the service running, but would prompt you that GFWL was needed to save your settings and progress. The reason why the game launches with the Marketplace app running is because it will start the Live Sign-in service if it is set to "manual." The game could do this too if it were properly programmed.

By the way I don't support Microsoft's region migration restrictions as described in the article, but bashing GFWL for game developers' and your own incompetence is stupid.

This comment was edited on Oct 5, 2012, 16:40.
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