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Windows Batman: Arkham Asylum + LIVE = ARGH!!

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by will., 17 Sep 2009.

  1. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Batman arrived at long last! YAY! BUT! Here is what I had to go through over the last hour. And I still haven't played the game...

    Install the game, install Games for Windows LIVE, choose the settings, launch the game.

    Hello, please sign into Windows Live.

    Signed in.

    There is an update for LIVE, yes or no?

    Ok then, lets see how far this has come

    Updates the game, restarts and I'm back in game within the minute. Very nice!

    Hello, please sign into Windows Live.

    Signed in.

    There is an update for this game available from LIVE, yes or no?

    Go for it! Live has proven itself to me.

    Progress bar hits 99% and then... nothing... waiting for 10 minutes... Nothing.

    Close the LIVE bar and it signs me out.

    Sorry, unless you're signed into LIVE you can't save... What THE ****!

    I can't even save a game offline anymore? You have got to be shitting me!

    Try again.. NOTHING!

    Try declining update... Unless you update you can't sign in... And you can't save...

    Final try, and I just leave the updater to it and watch some family guy while eating my crumpets (I'm ill, they make me feel better :p).

    FINALLY, nearing the end of family guy, the update does it's thing and asks me if I can update my system... That is a whole 20 minutes at 99% then...

    The installer couldn't find something, bla bla bla, the update has failed.

    Windows LIVE, you suck!

    Rocksteady, I feel sorry for you dirtying what is a great game with such rubbish.
     
  2. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    Live does suck.

    have you tryed creating an offline account? eg, go into GTA4, create an offline account, make sure it's set auto-sign in and then launch batman.

    i now have 2 Live accounts: one online such as GTA4, one offline for singleplayer games such as Batman, then, i can backup my Live games by backing up my offline account along with Batman saved games.
     
  3. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    eurgh this sounds awful

    why does live even exist?!
     
  4. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Careful with offline accounts... you can't exports your save game.. so if you re-install your system, you are preatty much screwed. They are ways to go around it, but it's a project.

    Live sucks big time.
     
  5. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Surely there'll be a remove-live patch from slightly erroneous sources?
     
  6. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    Still no progress...

    I hate the person at Microsoft who convinced the nice people at Rocksteady to use GFWL...

    But I actually paid for the game... :(
    What is happening to this industry...
     
  7. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    actually you can. :)
    find your offline xbox profile at
    Code:
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\XLive
    back up that along with your Batman or any Live saved game, and simply restore to that location when re-installing windows.

    i've tryed that for GTA4 and works perfectly, i think Batman's saved games are located in "My Documents/Eidos", backup xlive folder along with the one in My documents and problem solved. :) make a batch file that's using xcopy and do backups regularly perhaps.
     
  8. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    When I tried that with GTA4, the game said "Load game failed". The file seams to be encrypted (or some sort of lock-down system) with some random number. Based on what I read on the net, you need a Hex code editor and edit several files at various locations within each files, and THEN it works.
     
  9. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    for GTA4, all you need are the following 2 folders:
    Code:
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\XLive
    %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Rockstar Games
    i used xcopy with following commands to make sure all files are copied over
    Code:
    xcopy /h /r /k /x /y /E
    and it simply worked every time, even from vista to win7.
     
  10. GravitySmacked

    GravitySmacked Mostly Harmless

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    It takes a while to download the Batman 1.1 physx patch - it's a pain but it gets there in the end. I think you can download it manually, try a google.
     
  11. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    Games for Windows Live is absolute travesty.

    Search for "games windows live update 99%".

    Its a very common error with it (from Fallout 3) but some people there have at least found a way round it. See if any of those help.
     
  12. will.

    will. A motorbike of jealousy!

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    I had to re-install the game, but now it does the update, and gets to 99% and I wait for 20 minutes but this time, it doesn't crash out, it just applies the update. Finally...
     
  13. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    I get the update problem a lot with GFWL when playing DoW2 but you can get around it by downloading the update installer directly from the GFWL page. I can't remember quite how I got it but I think there's a link in the troubleshooting section for "your updater is ****"
     
  14. erratum1

    erratum1 What's a Dremel?

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    I didn't have any problems.

    The title update is about 266mb and the progress bar doesn't work... i.e. it races to near the end and stops... BUT IT IS DOWNLOADING !! (20 mins on my rubbish internet).

    It's not hanging, the patch is just large.

    After that get the insane map pack in the DLC section it's free......about 119mb.
     
  15. thehippoz

    thehippoz What's a Dremel?

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    already had a gfwl account setup for street fighter.. I just logged into that and goes right in
     
  16. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

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    Haven't had a single issue here myself, then again my GFWL account is fully up to date via Fallout 3.

    Then again I don't see why we need the GFWL accounts for any of these games myself....
     
  17. johnnyboy700

    johnnyboy700 Minimodder

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    Hmmn, so far the only game I have that needs GFWL is Gears of War and I didn't have any issues (apart from the game needing a patch to even start) but I've seen lots of posts from other people who have had endless problems.

    I'm now in two minds about getting Batman for the PC, the possible grief with GFWL is a concern so I might opt for the XBox version. However I might just say WTF and go for it, take the pain and update whatever is necessary so I can play using a proper game setup.
     
  18. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

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    Hmm.. I haven't had a single issue with any of the Live-enabled PC games I own.. sucks to hear
     
  19. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    I had zero problems playing Live games. None at all!
    I just put the disc in my xbox and press 'on'. Then I play!

    Oh, wait... :lol:
     
  20. Stuey

    Stuey You will be defenestrated!

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    I'm having issues too. What the heck? Most BS system I've ever heard of. Finally it somehow presented me with a "start new game" message. Great! I play for a bit. Close it out. Worry that it didn't really save. Start it up and BAM, same BS, nothing saves, update takes forever and doesn't do anything! grrrrr.
     

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