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Yep, but so is/was Gamespy.

though gamespy was optional and usually fully neglectable and not needed to run games. Also gamespy wasnt a dead horse that needed to be put out of its misery it moved on on its own.
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Works perfectly well for me, you people all need to stop whining.

but not for me, or the people at Gamespy obviously.

Out of all the game clients I've used it's been the worst to work with.
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Worst part of GTAIV is the Rockstar Social thing they added. Totally blew. IIRC, you can't have it auto log in and get out of the way like GFWL does.
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I'd really like to talk to a PC Game Developer someday, I'm curious why you would ever choose GFWL for something like DRM / Matchmaking over Steamworks. Is it a significantly cheaper option? Is the networking API much easier to use and implement?
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I'd really like to talk to a PC Game Developer someday, I'm curious why you would ever choose GFWL for something like DRM / Matchmaking over Steamworks. Is it a significantly cheaper option? Is the networking API much easier to use and implement?

Given that the Xbox Live and Games for Windows Live is basically the same framework (you can use your XBL profile for GFWL and vice versa), it probably made sense to them to use a system that is directly translatable from their Xbox version.
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post #16 of 57
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Works perfectly well for me, you people all need to stop whining.

I don't whine, I just take it and run when it doesn't work.

I will say though, a few contacts/fellow gamers had made mods and the like to disable the live interface while within games (namely gears of war and halo 2 pc as a test) - there was a noticeable decrease in game latency, and increase in shot registration and connection(session) reliability.

I don't blame any one party, but I will say that the live interface just gets in the way of many things on PC. From time to time, even something simple like reading messages or sending invites will cause my game to lock up/crash.

Didn't need an article to tell me this either, but it already confirms what many have known.

I feel GFWL had potential, then microsoft pushed it to the side to focus on their other projects.
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If Microsoft made a Live experience catered to the PC as opposed to attempting to make the PC Live experience like an Xbox they would have a lot more success.
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post #18 of 57
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Works perfectly well for me, you people all need to stop whining.

Oh yes, I see, because you never had a problem no one has ever had a problem, right? I have had multiple problems with the service not working as intended, not allowing me to access games without wasted time troubleshooting the GFWL service, to the point where I just won't buy a game that uses it.

What really gets me is that there is no reason to use it. So you get to track some achievements on your live account? Great I guess, if you have an xbox and live membership. But I don't, and if your software causes me hassle while offering zero benefit, why should I support it?
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I will say though, a few contacts/fellow gamers had made mods and the like to disable the live interface while within games (namely gears of war and halo 2 pc as a test) - there was a noticeable decrease in game latency, and increase in shot registration and connection(session) reliability.

How do you plan on inviting/forming a party with your friends then?
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Xliveless. I hate GFWL.
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Works perfectly well for me, you people all need to stop whining.
rolleyes.gif Trollin' or..
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