(I posted this in the Computer subforum earlier today since it seems to be a problem with my computer rather than with the game itself, but that section seems to be almost dead judging by the post rate. I didn't know where would be the best spot, so if there's a better place for this thread please tell me or move it. Thanks!)
I've been playing SSFIV AE on my PC for a few weeks now, but I can only play local multiplayer or CPU matches. Every time I try to connect to GFWL, it gives me no response. I scroll down to the "LIVE" option in the main menu and select it, but nothing happens. I can hear the sound confirming I've selected this option, but nothing changes. No dialog box, no login screen, nothing. The menu selection for "Games for Windows - LIVE BATTLE" only returns a dialog box saying I must be signed into GFWL.
I've tried running the GFWL client from the desktop before starting the game (as that fixed the problem I had with Dark Souls when I first installed that game), but it has no effect on the outcome. It may be a problem the program is having connecting to anything, since if I try and access the "Steam Store" option it says I must launch the game from the Steam Client (no matter how I actually launch it). I have the most up-to-date versions of GFWL and Steam.
I've looked around for answers to this problem, but I haven't seen anything like my specific problem that actually helped my situation. I'm sure there's an obvious answer, but I can't find it, so if anyone knows of any way to help out that would be awesome.