A few days ago I obtained Batman: Arkham City on Steam and I forgot to check if it was a Games For Windows Live game.
By the way I’m running Windows 8 Pro (64bit), and Games For Windows Live doesn’t run when I start the game, after closing the game and eating I decided to play some more (it’s a good game).
I lost my progression, I didn’t play much but I lost my progression. That was enough for me to drop this game because I went trough a lot while I was trying to play the game in English since I prefer playing the games in their original language.
Then I found a solution on the Steam Game Hub.
Solved the problem! I had to do these steps:
- – Open “Programs and Features”
- – Uninstall all entries starting with “Microsoft Games For Windows…”
- – Then ONLY reinstall latest version of “Games for Windows Software Setup” aka gfwlivesetup.exe, there is NO NEED to reinstall the Assistant!
I also know what the root cause of the problem was: When you install Batman Arkham City it installs an OLD version of the GFWL client not working with Windows 8. So you have to uninstall the old crap and then install the new version!
Works like a charm now with Batman Arkham City on Windows 8!
All credit goes to Acryl.
By the way I personnally think that Games For Windows Live is cancer.