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Whats going to happen to our GFWL games?


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#1 Strider21

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 04:42 PM

Does anyone know whats going to happen to our games that use GFWL? Since the service is shutting down 7/14, what happens to our games like gta4 that we got on steam?

 

 

Green = GFWL has been removed.
Blue = GFWL will be removed.
Red = No plans.
Purple = We've reached out but are still awaiting response.
 


2K Games
BioShock 2 (Steamworks)

Bethesda
Fallout 3 (None. GFWL CD key requirement removed by Steam. Instructions are available for downloading and archiving DLC purchased through GFWL.)

Capcom
Dark Void (No plans.)
Dead Rising 2 (No plans.)
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record (No plans.)
Lost Planet 2 (No plans.)
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition (No plans.)
Resident Evil 5 (No plans.)
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (No plans.)
Street Fighter X Tekken (No plans.)
Super Street Fighter IV / Arcade Edition (Steamworks)

Codemasters
DiRT 2 (No Comment.)
DiRT 3 (Steamworks)
F1 2010 (Steamworks)
F1 2011 (Steamworks)
Fuel (No Comment. Delisted from Steam.)
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (No Comment.)
Operation Flashpoint: Red River (No Comment.)

Double Fine Productions
Iron Brigade (No plans.)

EA
Bulletstorm(No Response)

Microsoft
Fable 3 (No plans.)
Gears of War (No plans.)
Halo 2 (No plans.)
Microsoft Flight (No plans.)
Shadowrun (No plans.)
Tinker (No plans.)
Viva PiƱata (No plans.)

Namco Bandai
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced Edition (Exploring options, but no set plans yet.)
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (Exploring options, but no set plans yet.)



Nordic Games
Red Faction: Guerrilla (Will strip GFWL. May replace with an existing service or develop its own.)

Rockstar Games
Grand Theft Auto IV + Episodes From Liberty City(No Response)

Sega
The Club(No Response)
Stormrise(No Response)
Universe at War: Earth Assault(No Response)
Virtua Tennis 4(No Response)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2
(No Response)

Shadow Planet Productions
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet (Steamworks)

Signal Studios
Toy Soldiers (Can choose between GFWL or Steamworks)

Strategy First
Flatout: Ultimate Carnage (No Response)

Square Enix
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men(No Response)

Twisted Pixel
Ms. Splosion Man (Steamworks. No timeline.)

Warner Bros

Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY (Steamworks)
Batman: Arkham City GOTY (Steamworks)
Gotham City Impostors (Steamworks)
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection (No Response)

Zombie Studios / Ignition Entertainment
Blacklight: Tango Down (No plans.)

 

The following games are extremely unlikely to be updated:

Activision
Quantum of Solace (Delisted. Publisher no longer has rights to franchise.)

Disney Interactive
Star Wars: Clone Wars - Republic Heroes (Original publisher [Lucasarts] Closed)
Tron: Evolution (Studio Closed)

Timegate Studios
Section 8 (Studio Closed)
Section 8: Prejudice (Studio Closed)



#2 DukeEdwardI

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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:47 AM

It seems that it's up to the dev/publisher to remove GFWL from their games. If the game has an online component, I would think they would HAVE to remove GFWL and put something else in, like, Steam matchmaking. Otherwise, come 7/14, they'd be selling an incomplete product and would have to remove said game from digital retailers. If the game doesn't have an online component (Fallout 3), I'm not sure if they'd be required to remove it or not.

 

Basically, it's up to the dev/publisher to remove it. I know Bioshock 2 was fully converted to Steamworks and I think Arkham Asylum/City may do the same (just rumors).



#3 Strider21

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 01:49 AM

Do you know if there is a list of these games that are being converted? I also wonder what'll happened to the copy of fable 3 I got from gfwl.



#4 aShufflinZombie

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Posted 15 October 2013 - 11:56 PM

I don't know what will happen but one thing is for sure, pirates don't need to worry about DRM in any way. It really bothers me that legitimate customers are getting screwed.



#5 Defyiant

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 06:39 AM

hopefully it gets swept under the rug and left there



#6 Darby27

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 11:49 AM

Do you have a link to MS saying it's shutting down on 7/14?



#7 FakeKisser

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:04 PM

I never thought about this until now, but I have some DLC purchased through GFWL such as Bioshock 2 Minerva's Den. I'm guessing that will just be lost, and I'll just have to buy it through Steam if I want to play it again.



#8 FakeKisser

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:07 PM

Nevermind. I just checked, and I already have Minerva's Den on Steam... I thought I had bought Bioshock 2 cheap during a sale, and it turns out Minerva's Den was just included. :)



#9 BigPopov

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 01:21 PM

Yeah it depends on the dev.

 

Most retail keys of Bioshock 2 are activatable on Steam now, for instance. (I just activated mine there)



#10 Strider21

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 04:40 PM

well looks like the 2 batman games got the treatment and went full steamworks. Now I'm hoping the Dirt games, GTA IV and SSFIV will get the same treatment.

 

I wonder if MS will give me a steam key for the lone Fable 3 game I got from gfwl marketplace.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 01:43 AM

Nevermind. I just checked, and I already have Minerva's Den on Steam... I thought I had bought Bioshock 2 cheap during a sale, and it turns out Minerva's Den was just included. :)

 

Actually, when Bioshock 2 was converted to Steamworks a few weeks ago, everyone that registered it to their account (whether purchased through Steam or not) was given Minerva's Den for free.  The same thing is happening with Arkham Asylum/City.  Even if your key is not for the GOTY version, you will be given the GOTY content when registering it on Steam.  


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#12 paz9x

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:41 PM

Actually, when Bioshock 2 was converted to Steamworks a few weeks ago, everyone that registered it to their account (whether purchased through Steam or not) was given Minerva's Den for free.  The same thing is happening with Arkham Asylum/City.  Even if your key is not for the GOTY version, you will be given the GOTY content when registering it on Steam.  

Good post, I didnt realize they were doing that, good move by them.


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Posted 29 October 2013 - 04:07 AM

well looks like the 2 batman games got the treatment and went full steamworks. Now I'm hoping the Dirt games, GTA IV and SSFIV will get the same treatment.

 

I wonder if MS will give me a steam key for the lone Fable 3 game I got from gfwl marketplace.

 

I suspect that SSFIV won't...  They'll have Ultra Street Fighter IV coming out next year after all.



#14 Strider21

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 05:58 PM

I suspect that SSFIV won't...  They'll have Ultra Street Fighter IV coming out next year after all.

 

Actually, from what I read, SSFIV along with most capcom games will get the conversion.



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 03:56 AM

What about the games that were just for GFWL.  I have Halo 2 and Tinker.  Sure Halo 2 never gets played now mostly due to the fact I couldn't get it to connect to my account, but I did link Tinker.  It was a nice puzzle game.


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#16 Strider21

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 01:29 AM

so updated the list of GFWL plans so you're aware before purchasing some of these games



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Posted 15 February 2014 - 05:30 PM

Does anyone who purchased Batman AA and/or AC have two listings for each game in their Steam library?  I have a regular and GOTY for each.  I only purchased the GOTY of AA through GFWL marketplace, so I'm wondering if the regular is GFWL and the GOTY is Steamworks?

 

Also, even with the patch notes from Batman, there's no word that GFWL services are shutting down on 7/1/14.  Only AoE Online.



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Posted 16 February 2014 - 07:03 AM

Hm, that's weird. It is the same for me but I purchased both games on steam already (non-GOTY).



#19 Mooby

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 01:24 AM

Yes, they gave people the GOTY versions a while ago as those are the only Steamworks versions.



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 01:33 AM

Yes, they gave people the GOTY versions a while ago as those are the only Steamworks versions.

So if I install the non-GOTY version will it still have GFWL?



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Posted 09 March 2014 - 10:32 PM

So I was looking at my backlog of PC games that I have bought over the years from Target clearances and I see a number of games that are Games for Windows in my inventory.   I also have games like Fallout 3:GOTY edition, which I beat the main game, but not the add on's.  I have since moved to windows 7 which steam is screaming that F3:GOTY will not work on if I try to buy it from there.  I was able to locate the saved game files.  Can I manually copy over the files to the new install if I can get F3 to work on Windows 7 and continue there or do I have to log into the game from the GFW log in?



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Posted 10 March 2014 - 11:15 PM

Fallout 3 will work on Windows 7 and you can use your previous saves. I recently reinstalled it and it initially complained about not having a certain .dll I had to get by installing the GFWL software but I didn't have to do anything with GFWL after that.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 05:32 AM

I was thinking about getting dark souls again for achievements (I already got them all on 360) but it looks like most of this stuff is getting removed.


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