Just tried playing an old game which was on Games for Windows. What now?

Discus and support Just tried playing an old game which was on Games for Windows. What now? in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; I had "games for windows" games a while back, but apparently they discontinued the service. How do I play them? Can I retrieved the keys for use on... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by QuietSteak7275, Jan 8, 2016.

  1. Just tried playing an old game which was on Games for Windows. What now?


    I had "games for windows" games a while back, but apparently they discontinued the service. How do I play them? Can I retrieved the keys for use on another system? What should I do?

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    QuietSteak7275, Jan 8, 2016
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  2. microsoft solitaire collection does not work in windows 8

    Have you tried playing the game in compatibility mode?

    Edit: Forget what I just said. I thought it was a Games for Windows game. I didn't realise it is a Windows 8 app. Try deleting the app and redownloading it again.
     
    StuartATrueRed, Jan 8, 2016
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  3. nattles
    nattles Guest
    MineSweeper: Can't Sign-In

    I'm also having this problem on Surface pro 4 for Mahjong and Sudoku. Just downloaded and tried minesweeper and it's doing it there too. I actually have no problems playing these games on my old Surface pro 1 (with windows 10 installed on it too). The only
    game that works on surface pro 4 is Microsoft Solitaire Collection.
     
    nattles, Jan 8, 2016
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  4. Jena Makarov
    Jena Makarov Guest

    Just tried playing an old game which was on Games for Windows. What now?

    Games for Windows Live is still up and running, they just don't support it any longer, so no more updates.

    Some titles such as Resident Evil 5 have migrated to Steam. If you have the serial number for the game you can follow the instructions here

    www.fuzeqna.com/.../kbdetail.aspx
    to redeem it on Steam.
     
    Jena Makarov, Jan 9, 2016
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  5. Jena Makarov Win User

    Just tried playing an old game which was on Games for Windows. What now?

    Games for Windows Live is still up and running, they just don't support it any longer, so no more updates.

    Some titles such as Resident Evil 5 have migrated to Steam. If you have the serial number for the game you can follow the instructions here

    www.fuzeqna.com/.../kbdetail.aspx
    to redeem it on Steam.
  6. Default_570 Win User

    Halo Master Chief Collection Stuttering

    I have the game in Steam and it is playable at 4K on my old RX 480 8GB fine. I tried an old GTX 690 card and it also plays Halo at 4K fine.

    I my RTX 2080 obviously plays all games.

    I suggest reset windows which will eliminate driver issues and system corruption
  7. R. Parks Win User

    Freelancer Remastered

    This was one of the BEST games I ever played, NOW, SINCE, or EVER!!! I hated when my old laptop gave up the ghost because it meant I had to give up FREELANCER which I played almost every day and it wouldn't play on my much newer computer. I really wish Microsoft or GOG.com or someone would bring it back for us wiser, more mature game player.

    P.S. GOG.com has brought back the old Chris Robert's game Privateer game which is even older and just as good (Well Almost!) and it plays on my new laptop with windows 11.
  8. CONDYPRYZENTSPBRpryz Win User

    Halo Master Chief Collection Stuttering

    I have the game in Steam and it is playable at 4K on my old RX 480 8GB fine. I tried an old GTX 690 card and it also plays Halo at 4K fine.

    I my RTX 2080 obviously plays all games.

    I suggest reset windows which will eliminate driver issues and system corruption
    em processo pesquisas
  9. Akusan Win User

    Can't run any games on PC game pass. Error: "Something went wrong launching your game. Error code: 0x80004005"

    I just did the instructions you provided but it still did not work.

    I also tried installing windows 11, and now all games show a sad face and I can't play any of the game pass games.

    What can I do to resolve this issue?
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