GFWL finally removed from Batman AA & AC

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#1 Edited by gameofthering (9916 posts) -

+ Securom!

Happy days! Time to play through Arkham Asylum again :)

#2 Edited by uninspiredcup (6535 posts) -

Cool beans. It uses steam for dlc now?

#3 Posted by Mozuckint (773 posts) -

Took em long enough

#4 Edited by Arach666 (23014 posts) -

Great news,all devs that released their games with GFWL should remove it,especially the ones that have/focus on MP.

#5 Edited by uninspiredcup (6535 posts) -

I just got upgraded to GOTY edition for both games for some reason.

#6 Posted by klusps (10381 posts) -

I just got upgraded to GOTY edition for both games for some reason.

Yup me too. Free DLC for me? :D

#7 Edited by Dog (37 posts) -

At this point, I'll just hold out until Arkham Origins to get into this series.

#8 Edited by R4gn4r0k (15889 posts) -

Great news. I don't see any downsides to switching from GFWL to Steamworks so all the games that still use GFWL should do it. Ok, it will require a team of people to work on it, which costs money. But we paid for the games so we should be able to play them years down the line. I think that is a basic consumer right.

Strangely, I didn't get switched over to the GOTY edition of Arkham City

@Arach666 said:

Great news,all devs that released their games with GFWL should remove it,especially the ones that have/focus on MP.

Totally agree.

#9 Posted by gameofthering (9916 posts) -

I just noticed that I also have trading cards for Arkham Asylum now.

#10 Edited by madrocketeer (2612 posts) -

On a related note, for this weekend only, Arkham Asylum GOTY is $5 and Arkham City GOTY is $7.50 on Steam.

Easiest double purchase decision I've ever made.

#11 Posted by Doom_HellKnight (12182 posts) -

I love this. With Bioshock 2 and Batman paving the way, I hope other developers with games on GFWL remove the service and switch to steamworks.

#12 Posted by The_Animator420 (227 posts) -

I love this. With Bioshock 2 and Batman paving the way, I hope other developers with games on GFWL remove the service and switch to steamworks.

Since GFWL is shutting down in June 2014, I'm willing to bet that most older games that still have a following will make the transition.

#13 Posted by lawlessx (46189 posts) -

I love this. With Bioshock 2 and Batman paving the way, I hope other developers with games on GFWL remove the service and switch to steamworks.

capcom are also doing this for street fighter 4

#14 Posted by madrocketeer (2612 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

capcom are also doing this for street fighter 4

I think it's the upcoming Ultra version that's going GFWL-free.

#15 Edited by Cwagmire21 (5884 posts) -

Very cool, but not happy about losing saved games. :(

#16 Edited by lawlessx (46189 posts) -
#17 Posted by Klunt_Bumskrint (3333 posts) -

Mines still using GFWL

#18 Edited by lawlessx (46189 posts) -

Mines still using GFWL

did you try closing steam and restart it?

#19 Edited by superclocked (5812 posts) -

Microsoft needs to be working to make sure that every GFWL game gets patched to work without it, since GFWL is getting shut down next year. I'm going to be very upset with MS if some of my games stop working next year, especially since they wanted developers to add always online DRM to their console games. They promised that games would be made to work if the DRM servers ever shutdown. Now we have a chance to see if they were serious, or if they were just telling people what they wanted to hear...

#20 Posted by lostrib (31011 posts) -

how does this effect saved games?

#21 Edited by Flubbbs (2735 posts) -

@lostrib said:

how does this effect saved games?

its deleting peoples game saves but some guy has already posted a how to guide for using your gfwl saves with steamworks

#22 Posted by SteamyPotatoes (15 posts) -

This is excellent news, they also did this for Bioshock 2 and gave everyone Minervas Den for free, good times.

#23 Posted by lostrib (31011 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

@lostrib said:

how does this effect saved games?

its deleting peoples game saves but some guy has already posted a how to guide for using your gfwl saves with steamworks

I thought as much... one last fuck you by GFWL

#24 Posted by the_bi99man (11024 posts) -

@Doom_HellKnight said:

I love this. With Bioshock 2 and Batman paving the way, I hope other developers with games on GFWL remove the service and switch to steamworks.

Since GFWL is shutting down in June 2014, I'm willing to bet that most older games that still have a following will make the transition.

I would assume that they all will. Nobody wants to deal with the PR shitstorm they'd have if thousands, maybe even millions of people lost access to their games when GFWL shuts down. Which is exactly why they announced the GFWL shutdown damn near a year ahead of time. To give all the associated publishers time to patch it out of their games.

#25 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

Bout damn time..! I will finally finish Batman AC.

#26 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

@lostrib said:

how does this effect saved games?

its deleting peoples game saves but some guy has already posted a how to guide for using your gfwl saves with steamworks

Or they could do the honorable thing and make it steamworks....!

#27 Posted by the_bi99man (11024 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

@lostrib said:

how does this effect saved games?

its deleting peoples game saves but some guy has already posted a how to guide for using your gfwl saves with steamworks

Or they could do the honorable thing and make it steamworks....!

The games are steamworks now. That doesn't necessarily mean they'd be able to automatically convert save files from whatever surely terrible and ridiculous format GFWL kept them in.

#28 Posted by GiantAssPanda (1590 posts) -

Very cool, but not happy about losing saved games. :(

Yeah. Noticed this as well.

Still worth it though.

#29 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

@Elann2008 said:

@Flubbbs said:

@lostrib said:

how does this effect saved games?

its deleting peoples game saves but some guy has already posted a how to guide for using your gfwl saves with steamworks

Or they could do the honorable thing and make it steamworks....!

The games are steamworks now. That doesn't necessarily mean they'd be able to automatically convert save files from whatever surely terrible and ridiculous format GFWL kept them in.

Excellent, thanks!

#30 Posted by DefconRave (543 posts) -

Wooo, they upgraded me to arkham city GOTY! cool :D

#31 Posted by Kh1ndjal (2401 posts) -

what does the GOTY edition have that the normal one didn't?

#32 Posted by skipper847 (3000 posts) -

I got boxed version and it saying something about cant find direct X. But might have something else to do with windows8.1?

#33 Posted by DefconRave (543 posts) -

@Kh1ndjal said:

what does the GOTY edition have that the normal one didn't?

All the dlc/

#34 Posted by Elann2008 (32953 posts) -

Damn.. just remembered my copy of Batman AC was purchased from Origin when they had that $25 sale 1.5 weeks after launch. That was one of the best deals ever. So, no steamworks for me. eh

#35 Edited by R4gn4r0k (15889 posts) -

Very cool, but not happy about losing saved games. :(

Sure, that's a bummer. But better to lose save games than lose access to the game come June, right ? :)

#36 Posted by Byshop (10926 posts) -

I've always been indifferent on the topic of GFWL except for the save game file restrictions, but the removal of Securerom is news.

@acanofcoke, in my Steam I got a new listing for Arkham City listed as "Batman: Arkham City GOTY" that I don't recall seeing before. I'm downloading that now but I suspect that version contains the updates.

-Byshop

#37 Edited by skipper847 (3000 posts) -

finally got it all sorted and installed even GFWL just in case. then I went to go and put my serial key in and it said this cd key been used too many times greeeeeee. So can I still get this on steam or do I need to put the cd key into GFWL first?. Im not asking for a CD key by the way. This is for Batman AA

#38 Posted by Byshop (10926 posts) -

finally got it all sorted and installed even GFWL just in case. then I went to go and put my serial key in and it said this cd key been used too many times greeeeeee. So can I still get this on steam or do I need to put the cd key into GFWL first?. Im not asking for a CD key by the way. This is for Batman AA

Like I said, look for the GOTY edition. I have one for AA as well as AC. I haven't tried it for AA but my GOTY edition for AC didn't require a Securerom activation or a GFWL key.

-Byshop

#39 Posted by skipper847 (3000 posts) -

I read on a website that you do need to be signed in to GFWL for it to transfer to steam but I only have ever used my cd key 3 times for this PC due to wanting to put windows back on so had to install batman AA and now it says ive used my cd key too many times and that why. IM REALLY PEED OFF OF MS REALLY AND THE WHOLE DRM THING. Its people like me what get screwed over.

#40 Edited by Byshop (10926 posts) -

I read on a website that you do need to be signed in to GFWL for it to transfer to steam but I only have ever used my cd key 3 times for this PC due to wanting to put windows back on so had to install batman AA and now it says ive used my cd key too many times and that why. IM REALLY PEED OFF OF MS REALLY AND THE WHOLE DRM THING. Its people like me what get screwed over.

No, you don't need to be logged into GFWL. It's just a patch.

-Byshop

#41 Posted by Gamesterpheonix (3507 posts) -

Does anyone think the games will run a bit better now? I dont know if I actually finished the game but i do remember really enjoying the arenas. Robin and Nighthawk were so badass. GFWL had so much potential to crap out at random while playing. I hope they jank GFWL from other games soon like Dirt 3.

#42 Edited by skipper847 (3000 posts) -

Thanks what patch do you need?. Just seen though that this does not include retail box version so Microsoft have screwed us all who has the box version. Never ever buying a batman game again no matter how much it is.

#43 Posted by superclocked (5812 posts) -

Get Games Go had the Steam keys for the Batman games that I bought from them. I'm not sure how you would go about getting them for the box version...

#44 Posted by Byshop (10926 posts) -

IM REALLY PEED OFF OF MS REALLY AND THE WHOLE DRM THING. Its people like me what get screwed over.

Just seen though that this does not include retail box version so Microsoft have screwed us all who has the box version. Never ever buying a batman game again no matter how much it is.

You seem much more intent on whining than actually fixing your problem so you're on your own. Nobody is screwed regardless of what version you purchased and if you'd googled a bit you'd know that, but if you'd rather just complain about how you feel screwed over then go right ahead.

-Byshop

#45 Edited by mhofever (3952 posts) -

@klusps said:

@uninspiredcup said:

I just got upgraded to GOTY edition for both games for some reason.

Yup me too. Free DLC for me? :D

I redownloaded Arkham City because of this. Get to play the DLC now for free :D

#46 Posted by lostrib (31011 posts) -
#47 Edited by the_bi99man (11024 posts) -

Get Games Go had the Steam keys for the Batman games that I bought from them. I'm not sure how you would go about getting them for the box version...

If you have a boxed retail copy, you should be able to just activate it on steam using the physical CD key. Thats what happened with Bioshock 2 when they removed GFWL and made it Steamworks. I just put my retail CD key from the box into Steam, and now it's on my account. Retail box CD keys become Steam keys.

#48 Posted by superclocked (5812 posts) -

@superclocked said:

Get Games Go had the Steam keys for the Batman games that I bought from them. I'm not sure how you would go about getting them for the box version...

If you have a boxed retail copy, you should be able to just activate it on steam using the physical CD key. Thats what happened with Bioshock 2 when they removed GFWL and made it Steamworks. I just put my retail CD key from the box into Steam, and now it's on my account. Retail box CD keys become Steam keys.

I just tried that with my other GFWL games, but it didn't work =\ Microsoft better get this sorted out before the DRM servers go down...

#49 Edited by Cwagmire21 (5884 posts) -

@lostrib said:

By the way there's a tool to edit your GFWL save files for steam (http://steamcommunity.com/app/35140/discussions/0/792924412084641813/)

or you can do it manually with a hex editor

Very cool. I may have to give that a shot. Stinks I'll still lose achievements. All mine are registered to the AC vanilla version. I doubt the achievements are retroactive. I guess I can get back most of them with NG+?

EDIT: I found this link to be very helpful.

#50 Posted by the_bi99man (11024 posts) -

@the_bi99man said:

@superclocked said:

Get Games Go had the Steam keys for the Batman games that I bought from them. I'm not sure how you would go about getting them for the box version...

If you have a boxed retail copy, you should be able to just activate it on steam using the physical CD key. Thats what happened with Bioshock 2 when they removed GFWL and made it Steamworks. I just put my retail CD key from the box into Steam, and now it's on my account. Retail box CD keys become Steam keys.

I just tried that with my other GFWL games, but it didn't work =\ Microsoft better get this sorted out before the DRM servers go down...

The thing is, it's not up to microsoft to do it. It's the responsibility of the publishers who used GFWL in the first place. Which is why MS announced the shutdown of GFWL a full year before it's actually going to happen. To give the publishers time to patch it out. So, it'll be happening for more and more games over the coming months. Whether or not those games will become steamworks when they remove GFWL will depend on the game, but I suspect most of them will. Bioshock 2 went steamworks, and now the Arkham games. If you have other GFWL games that haven't made the switch yet, just give it time. I doubt any publishers will let their games get shut down when the DRM servers shut down. Nobody wants to deal with that PR nightmare. There will probably be lots of games that wait until the last minute, though.