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The Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition staff have recently made it clear that the game and gaming company is officially taking itself away from Games For Windows Live (GFWL). Because of this, the company is taking various things such as save games, achievements and multiplayer features from the nearly forgotten DRM service and moving them to a newer service. Soon the transition will be made for users to move over their save games and achievements from Games For Windows Live (GFWL) to Steam.
For those who are not aware, Windows Live support desk would like to remind that Games For Windows Live, was originally supposed to close down this year on July 1st, as per the announcement made last year concerning other services shutting down, which included the popular Age of Empires Online and the Games For Windows Marketplace.
Users, most of them, were actually hoping that the online gaming service Games For Windows Live would stop since it can only be described as a utter bane to the gaming community after supporting for it looked really scarce and parse. Actually, when the news spread that Games For Windows Live was shutting down, the only thing users could hear was silence.
Not until the 1st of July did the software giant found it necessary to state that they would not be totally removing Games For Windows Live from the list of existing Microsoft services. Many gamers and users feared that the titles did not convert from Games For Windows Live to Steamworks would be lost to the long forgotten DRM service”s blackhole when the plug is finally pulled on GFWL. However, fortunately, the software maker decided to keep up the servers for games that still need authentication.
Now, the July 1st shutdown notice triggered a lot of gaming communities for stepping up and petition developers for moving over their games from Games For Windows Live to Steamworks. The community just did not trust the Redmond based software manufacturer for their online service. Windows Live support desk points out that one of the popular games most requested for the leap was Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition (PTDE).
Most users would agree that there is no real advantage with having Games For Windows Live (GFWL) as a middle-man anymore. Even logically and practically, it just does not add any kind of functional service or real advantage to the end-users/gamers.
This entry was posted in Windows live support and tagged Games For Windows Marketplace, Windows Live Support on January 9, 2015 by Daniel Jones.Titles Continue Migration From Games For Windows Live To Steamworks
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There was a time when Games for Windows Live was a good choice for gaming service, for many publishers. Over time, things have taken a turn, and while the PC branch of their Live service might have been appreciated and even preferred in the past, neither is the case anymore. The company hasn”t done much more than stack Xbox on Windows Live, and that is a far cry from being enough.
How does ditching Games for Windows Live help non-Microsoft games? Well, for one, there are alternate services like Steamworks. This has a better distribution system, and offers much more advanced community interaction capabilities. It does about everything else you can think of, which is why it hasn”t started festering the way G4WL has. There”s no surprise at titles like DiRT 3 abandoning the scene. Everybody”s removing Games for Windows Live support, because there”s little sense in keeping this.
The latest Dark Souls is another title that”s leaving, and the mass migrations have already gotten underway. You can take all your saved data and achievements, so no part of all those gaming hours will have been a waste. Bandai Namco says this option will be available till February 16th, and after that Steam will be the default service for playing on. The G4WL integration is actually getting in the way of this, which is why many titles are removing that first.
FromSoftware has announced that the process will allow all users to move their save games from Dark Souls: Prepare to Die. They”re saying there will need to be some more testing done, to ensure that everything goes smoothly. If this works right, the user will have a free Steam copy of the game with the G4WL token, and the latter will be valid for the duration of the allowed migration slot. Past that point, you can still get a Steam pass, but you can kiss your G4WL save games goodbye. There have been no details given as yet about how long this migration period will last.
Stay updated on the migration process of Dark Souls to the Steam service, as well as other titles that are looking to make the change. Need Games for Windows Live help, or looking for new stories on gaming titles? Check out the latest posts and find the emerging stories in the gaming scene.
This entry was posted in Windows live support and tagged Windows Live Help, Windows Live Support on January 5, 2015 by Daniel Jones.Procedure To Work A Built-In Webcam In Windows Live Messenger
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The world is coming closer and physical distances have stopped being a barrier due to the technical advancements that have happened over the years. Communication has become easily possible and that too, at cheap costs. The long-distance relationships, communicating telephonically and keeping in touch with the close ones, family and friends have become really easy.
The technology we are talking about is webcams and the teleconferencing software such as Windows Live Messenger. In the past few years, built in webcams have become the standard for most laptops being manufactured. Actually, even the most inexpensive, off the shelf laptops have webcams built in. The software maker provides the chat program as a free service. The thing is that it makes use of webcams and allows users to place and receive audio as well as video calls to interact with other Windows chat users. It is possible for you to set up built in webcam for working with the chat program in just a few minutes.
Here are the Windows live technical support instructions to guide you:
You need to click on the windows Start button in the lower left corner of your system screen and enter Windows Live Messenger.
Then, you need to press the Enter key on your keyboard.
Then, you can sign in with your Windows Live account information. In case you have not already signed up for an account, you will require clicking on Sign up and following the on-screen instructions for creating an account and sign into messenger.
Then, you need to click on the Show Menu button located near the top of the Messenger window. You will see that the button is unlabeled, but is located on the extreme right of the window. After that, go to Search Contacts box. Windows Support
Then, you need to click on Tools menu and select the Audio and video setup.
After that, you need to click on the Next button on the speaker and microphone setup page.
Then, you need to select the built-in webcam from the dropdown box on the webcam setup page.
On clicking Webcam Settings, you can adjust the brightness, contrast and other visual settings. Then, click on OK.
Then, hit Finish.
You need to click on Show Menu icon, and then navigate to the Actions menu and then select Video and select Start a video call option.
When you double-click on the contact with whom you want to make a video call, you will be able to initiate the teleconference.
Hope this Windows live technical support guide helped.
This entry was posted in Windows Live technical support and tagged Windows chat users, Windows live technical support on December 30, 2014 by Daniel Jones.Microsoft Admits Vulnerability Across Windows OSs, Assures Immediate Solutions
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Microsoft has admitted that some of the Windows operating systems are vulnerable to major attacks. A special team from Microsoft that is investigating security issues across the company”s operating systems said that attackers were targeting vulnerable PC”s of the customers by enabling remote execution of certain codes. This remote execution takes place when a user opens a malicious file sent to him by the attacker. The file looks legitimate, exactly like a Microsoft Office file but has OLE objects in it, which is crafted by the attackers.
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According to reports from the Windows Live support desk, all supported Windows versions, which include Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, are vulnerable to this attack. A recent report shows that certain Windows Server operating systems are also targeted by the attackers. This includes Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012. Windows RT is also listed as one of the targeted OS versions.
The report says that users face the threat more severely when they try to update their OS versions, as attackers are able to facilitate remote execution of the codes during the update time. In that case, Windows XP is safer as it no longer gets updates from Microsoft. However, Microsoft warns that attackers can execute the codes more easily over XP operating systems as it is extremely vulnerable and has very outdated security settings.
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According to Windows Live support team, attackers penetrate into a user”s PC through OLE and enable remote execution of the codes. OLE stands for Object Linking and Embedding. According to the Microsoft team, the attackers have managed to manipulate the advanced security settings of the office files and integrate the malicious OLEs. Once a user opens an OLE integrated file disguised as a legitimate MS Office file, the OLE in it will be activated. Consequently, customers” important data becomes accessible to the file. The core purpose of Object Linking and Embedding technology is to enable data sharing among applications.
Microsoft said that the vulnerability is under control now. The software giant has instructed the specially trained team to look into the security issues across all Windows operating systems. As Word and PowerPoint are listed among the most targeted applications, the software giant has instructed users to be carefully while handling any Word or PowerPoint files. If the sender of a Word or PowerPoint file is unknown, it is highly recommended not to open the file.
This entry was posted in Windows live support and tagged Windows Live Support, windows operating systems on December 30, 2014 by Daniel Jones.Microsoft Finally Shuts Down The MSN Messenger Service In China
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Most Windows users have already made the switch from the old Windows chat service networks like MSN Messenger and Windows Live Messenger to Skype. Actually, they did not have any choice. Microsoft announced their plans for shutting down their old chat networks through the Windows live chat support websites and asked the users to make the transition to Skype.
MSN Messenger was available in China until October 31
The user accounts from all the other chat services were soon transferred to the Skype network. But, as always, Microsoft had a difficult time convincing the Chinese users to make the transition to their new service. Microsoft was well aware of the fact that these users could easily switch to a rival chat service platform.
Also, the fact remains that Windows XP is still the most widely used Microsoft operating system in China and the latest Skype versions will not run on Windows XP, which is no longer supported by Microsoft. So, without upgrading their operating systems, most of these users will not be able to switch to Skype. Here, we are talking about the majority of Windows OS users in the Chinese market.
In other countries, the situation is different. Windows 7 is the most widely used operating system in most other countries. And, so, Microsoft was able to stick to the initial deadline there and make a smooth transition from the old Microsoft chat networks to Skype. But, in China, Microsoft was forced to extend the deadline to October for fear of losing the customers to rival chat service platforms.
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In fact, MSN Messenger service continued to function in China for more than a year after it was officially shutdown in other countries. And, on October 31, Microsoft officially pulled the plug on MSN Messenger in China. But, these account holders will not lose any of their data or contacts.
Microsoft has transferred their data and the contacts to the Skype service as they did for their users in the other countries. In order to make sure that the users will not switch over to some other rival chat service, Microsoft has announced through their Windows live chat support desk that all MSN Messenger users will receive a free coupon worth two US dollars, when they make the transition to Skype. They can use this for making international calls.
Let us hope that this offer is enough to help Microsoft retain all their MSN Messenger users in China.
This entry was posted in windows live chat support and tagged Windows Chat Service Networks, Windows Live chat support on December 26, 2014 by Krysten Kolb.Steps To Sign In To MSN Messenger
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Windows Live Messenger can be termed as an instant messaging client developed by Microsoft that has attracted millions of users worldwide. The application was first marketed under MSN branding in 2005 and since then, it has been the premier messaging program for a large number of users across the globe. Some of the interesting options in MSN messenger include album viewer, social networks integration, offline messaging etc. For any issues related to the messaging program, the users can also contact the Windows Live support team.
For signing into windows Live Messenger, the users need to have their specific Windows Live ID and password, which can be created on the Windows Live website. Many users contact the Windows tech support team to know how to sign up for a Windows Live ID and Windows Live Messenger.
If you have any such issues, please follow these instructions provided by the Windows Livesupport team.
Signing up for Windows Live ID:
In the first step, you need to open the Windows Live Messenger and then click on the Sign up shortcut, which you can find at the bottom right of the window. Once you do this, a registration form will open up on your computer screen where you can create your Windows Live ID.
Now, you need to enter your email address and password in the Windows Live registration form, followed by your name and your location. Now, you need to click on the I accept option in order to accept the terms of service. This would help you to create your own Windows Live ID.
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Once you”re done, you need to check your email for a new message from Windows Live and then click on the verification link in that email. This would activate your windows Live ID.
Signing into Windows Live Messenger
Once you have created the Windows Live ID, you need to launch Windows Live Messenger. Now, you need to type in your Windows Live ID in the first field. Now, you can type in your password on the second line and then click on the Sign in button in order to login to the MSN Messenger service.
By following these steps, you can successfully sign up for a Windows Live ID and then into the Windows Live messenger. To get more assistance on the same, you may contact our tech support team.
This entry was posted in Windows live support and tagged Windows Live Support, Windows Tech Support on December 22, 2014 by Krysten Kolb.Beta Version Of Red Faction – Guerrilla Kicked Off
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Nordic games Guerilla publishers have now come up with a beta version of Steamwork shooter support. The best part is that it is available for no charge for Games For Windows Live service from Microsoft. Moreover, Windows Live chat support is available in case you have issues playing the game. Get in touch with the Live chat services when there is an issue.
During a bankruptcy auction back in the year 2013 in the month of April, Red Faction IP was acquired from THQ by Nordic. Moreover, post the acquisition, now they have confirmed that they will be putting an end to Games For Windows Live from Red faction. Microsoft planned to put an end to the services in the month of July 2014, but then denied that the reports were incorrect in the month of June.
It is not necessary for the players to sign in with Games For Windows Live to play the beta version of Red Faction: Guerrilla. Users can take the advantage of multiplayer gameplay and matchmaking from Steamworks that can be used over a Steamwork network for leader boards, achievements and voice chats. When the game initially boots, the beta version will throw a prompt for the players to choose from a game that is existing in Games For Windows Live. After which an attempt will be made to migrate to the latest version.
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Instead of the running in DirectX 10, this will run efficiently on DirectX 6. According to the executive producer at Nordic, Reinhard Pollice, when the game runs on DirectX 10, there seems to be many issues and there is an issue with the performance of the game. Reinhard Pollice left a comment in the Steam community that DirectX 10 is not so good, but it is better to go for DirectX 9. According to him, DirectX 10 has nothing much to offer, hence DirectX 9 is a better option for Red Faction: Guerrilla.
When Nordic was asked about its plans about Games For Windows Live, they said that they could keep them in the public branch but then it will stay unsupported and depreciated. Moreover, only if Microsoft keeps the service running, will they be able add multiplayer servers to the Windows Live Games. Red Faction: Guerrilla was actually designed by Volition and then published in THQ in the year 2009 on Play Station 3, Xbox and Windows PC. Get to know more on these from the Windows Live chat support desk.
This entry was posted in windows live chat support and tagged Windows Live chat support, Windows Live Games on December 19, 2014 by Krysten Kolb.Chatting In Windows Live Messenger With A Gmail Account
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Windows Live Messenger is an instant messaging service from Microsoft. It is designed in such a way that it works flawlessly with the Windows operating system. Like every chat client does, Windows Live Messenger also lets you chat with your friends and family member in real time. All you need to do is turn the internet on, open the messenger, type your username and password and click on Sign In. On the other hand, users also have an option to sign in automatically when the computer turns on.
Have you ever wondered whether it would be possible to use your Gmail address to sign into Windows Live Messenger? If not, follow these instructions to do the same, which only has some simple steps. You will be able to chat without any issues even if it is a Gmail account. To chat with the Gmail address, first you will have to add the user credentials. Get to know more about the different options available through the Windows Live Chat Support desk.
Go to Create Credentials online sign up form in Windows Live ID.
In the email address field, enter the Email Address.
Enter the Password in the Password filed. You will have to Re-Type the password once again.
To ensure that the account is secure, you can set a Security Question and answer the question you choose. When you forget your password, or if you face some other issues with the password, the security question will be helpful. In such cases, enter the Answer for the security question; enter the Code for validation and then click on Continue. Windows Chat Support
In the next page, enter your Email Address once again. Next, you will have to select the I Agree button.
Now sign into your email address, you will have an email that will be pending for confirmation. Open the email and Click on the link in order to confirm. This will direct you to another website.
Next click on the Continue button.
Now open the Windows Live Messenger. Sign in with the Gmail Email Address and the Password that you just created.
You can chat with your friends right away.
With the help of our Windows Live chat support desk, you will be able to get solutions for any issues that you face with the Live messenger client. Windows Messenger has many interesting features apart from allowing chatting from a Gmail account.
This entry was posted in windows live chat support and tagged Windows Live chat support, Windows Messenger on December 16, 2014 by Daniel Jones.Dark Souls” GFWL Refugees Can Migrate To Steam Soon
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As you know very well by now, From Software aren”t the kind popular for lobbing out lifebelts, but it seems that has changed now. They are offering the best they can for the owners of “Dark Souls: Prepare to Die” edition. The game developers have recently made it really possible for gamers to move their copy of the game, including the saves and achievements, from Microsoft”s uncertain and infamous Games for Windows Live platform (GFWL) to the famous Steam platform. GFWL was never popular; the Windows live support forums are flooded with complaints concerning the gaming service.
This will happen very soon and GFWL users can be happy about the fact that they will be able to transfer various Dark Souls characters, progress and achievements to their current Steam accounts. The only disappointing thing can be that GFWL rankings will not be transferred. The specific migration dates and additional information on the migration and transfer will soon be shared with users.
Games for Windows Live players need to redeem GFWL tokens on Steam for getting the Dark Souls for free. The users will see a guide for locating keys, which is outlined on the support page. The players can use the tokens even after the migration period ends, but it may happen that the game save data and achievements transfers will not be possible; that”s a bummer.
In this Windows live support article, we would like to remind you that the announcement of the migration follows Bandai Namco”s promise in the month of May that it was looking into various other services in order to keep the Dark Souls game alive. This was a few months before the service was due to be shut down. You might be aware of the rumor that the GFWL service would stop on July 1, 2014. This announcement first came up on the Age of Empires Online blog many months ago.
Many developers and publishers then started offering migration options for their games. For instance, Batman: Arkham Origins, offered migration option from GFWL to different platforms. The Redmond based software maker had issued a statement a few months ago denying that it was shutting down the service and as the software company says, they are “committed to investing in PC gaming.”
The Dark Souls game initially launched on Windows powered PCs two years ago. What”s really not clear is that why Bandai Namco previously insisted that Dark Souls would remain “functional” on GFWL for the “foreseeable future”? What has really changed here, and why exactly, nobody knows.
Overall, it”s good news for Dark Souls” players. Enjoy the game in Steam.
This entry was posted in Windows live support and tagged Games for Windows Live platform, Windows Live Support on December 10, 2014 by Krysten Kolb.Capcom Moves Windows PC Games To Steamworks Platform
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The video game developing firm, Capcom, is modifying some of the best Windows PC games like Dead Rising 2, Dead Rising 2: Off the Record and Resident Evil 5. According to Windows live support, the games are being modified for the Valve”s Steamworks. The announcement was made in a blog post by Capcom Unity.
According to Capcom, the firm is moving the games to Steamworks platform due to the rising popularity of the platform. The company says that with this move, more fans from across the world will be able to play these games. The move is expected to happen by the beginning of next year.
Earlier this year, Capcom had moved the game Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition to Steamworks. It was well received all over the world. The latest release of the game, Ultra Street Fighter 4, which was launched on PC, was moved to Steamworks support. However, it is interesting to note that some of the Capcom published games like Lost Planet 2, Street Fighter X Tekken etc. are still based on Games for Windows Live technology.
Majority of the developers are moving their games from the Windows Live platform as the software giant has announced that it would be soon shutting down the Windows Live Marketplace for games. This means that the online gaming service could see an end any time soon. However, Microsoft has made it clear that it would still be providing support for these games.
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A statement released by the company says, “Although customers are unable to purchase new games from the marketplace or receive title updates, they can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading them through the Games for Windows Live client as usual.” The statement further reads, “We remain committed to investing in PC gaming in the years ahead, and look forward to sharing more in the future.”
Games for Windows Live were launched seven years back. With the service, Windows PCs can connect with Microsoft Live service. Each user will be provided a Gamertag and users will be able to play the games online, view the status of friends etc. Microsoft made the service available to third party developers right from the launch of the service.
However, with the new decision from Microsoft, we might soon see more developers moving out of the platform. For further information on this news, you may contact Windows Live Support and avail assistance.
This entry was posted in Windows help and tagged Windows Live Support, Windows PC Games on December 9, 2014 by Krysten Kolb.Post navigation
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