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#1 Edited by Wuddel (2411 posts) -

Guys,

I can not play this game, beacause I am too stupid to set up the (for a Steam game highly inappropriate) Games for Windows layer around it. I have an old Xbox account I know I also used on the PC ages ago (Dawn of War 2), but it will not take my credentials. Using the associated email-adress results in an error message, while the software tries to download the profile ("profile not found" etc.). However, it totally works on the xbox-website ...

Suggestions?

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#2 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1548 posts) -

Try logging in through the GFWL client? If it doesn't prompt you to download you can also try a different GFWL game like Tinker or Game Room, of which both are free and see if you can download your profiles in there.

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#3 Posted by Wuddel (2411 posts) -

@WilltheMagicAsian: Darn. The GFWL also gives me an authentification error (code 80048821). Beats me. All MS-Websites work fine with the gamertag/e-mail/pw combo.

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#4 Edited by MattyFTM (14786 posts) -

I never had any luck getting my xbox profile working on GFWL. It always glitched out during the gamertag recovery phase. I just created a new gamertag and used that for GFWL. It sucks, yeah, but at least you'll be able to play the game. That's GFWL for you. I think that should be their motto. "Games For Windows Live: It Sucks, But At Least You'll Be Able To Play The Game".

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#5 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

And this is why people hate GFWL.

@Wuddel said:

The GFWL also gives me an authentification error (code 80048821). Beats me. All MS-Websites work fine with the gamertag/e-mail/pw combo.

Does your password contain non-alphanumeric characters (>%*&+ etc)? I had the same error ages ago and it seems like every login except GFWL doesn't have a problem with non-alphanumeric characters. If your password contains one or more of these, try changing it to something simpler.

Good luck!

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#6 Posted by Wuddel (2411 posts) -

@Ravenlight: Thanks that did the trick.

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