SSFIV AE Problems connecting to GFWL


#1

(I didn’t really know whether to put this in the SF board or in this one, but since it seems to be more of a problem with the computer I decided for this one. If someone sees this and knows of a better spot for it, please tell me or move it over. 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.


#2

uninstall GFWL and reinstall using the latest Games for Windows Marketplace client from www.xbox.com. That usually fixes most people up. GFWL is pretty ass though anyway. I play SF4 and get disc every few minutes sometimes, and often takes multiple tries to reconnect.