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Older Games non running on win 8.1

  1. #11

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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Well for some odd reason I swore I had the Steam version of Fallout 3 but seems I don't so I'm going to be installing Fallout 3 in a few minutes. I'll post my results here later.

    Until then...

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  2. #12

    Posts : 689
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    Just installed Fallout 3 on my system and no issues whatsoever.

    BTW do understand Games For Windows Live is no more...


    As part of the recent Xbox 360 system update, Microsoft Points will be retired and the PC Marketplace will be closed as of August 25, 2013. We encourage you to spend your Microsoft Points balance prior to this change. Although you will not be able to purchase new games, you can continue to enjoy previously purchased content by downloading it through the Games for Windows Live client software as usual.

    Frequently asked questions...

    What happens to the games and downloaded content that I purchased?

    You can continue to enjoy previously purchased games and downloadable content in your catalog by downloading it through the Games for Windows Live client. Although the purchase functionality will be discontinued, the Games for Windows Live service will continue to operate as usual.
    PC Marketplace is closing August 2013

    With that, you still may be required to activate the game... that is put in it's PID# to get the game to fully function. Outside of that the game installed as usual... no workarounds or admin/compatibility modes. And yes, it is playable.
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