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Games for Windows - LIVE

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Games for Windows - LIVE, often also referred to as GFWL, was an online gaming service and storefront developed by Microsoft.

Together with distributing games under both the GFWL and less-restrictive Games for Windows[1] branding through the Marketplace client, Games for Windows - LIVE also offers distinguishable features such as Xbox LIVE achievements, social networking and in some cases, cross-platform multiplayer with Xbox 360 consoles.

Games distributed through the Marketplace were usually protected with its' own DRM, with all GFWL releases also requiring activation through a product key. Note that most games used additional third-party DRM such as SecuROM. Some GFWL games have also been released on Steam, see the Big List of 3rd Party DRM on Steam for exact information.

Games for Windows - LIVE was officially launched on May 29th, 2007 with Shadowrun releasing on Windows PCs.

With the Marketplace client's official closure on August 25th, 2013,[2] multiple publishers and developers have, over time, removed the GFWL service entirely from their games on digital distribution platforms and future retail releases,[3][4] although the Marketplace client was supposed to allow downloading existing purchases after the closure, it has degraded steadily since 2018[5][6] and made entirely non-functional in 2022.

General information

Requires installation of the latest version to function on Windows 8 and later.
Uses the same Microsoft/Xbox account across other services and as such is only available in regions that Xbox Live supports; Users outside those regions must use a local profile.
Official Xbox Live account support

Download

  1. Remove any existing versions of the GFWL Marketplace and LIVE Redistributable.
  2. Download and install the Games for Windows - LIVE software.
    • Note that the included GFWL Marketplace is non-functional since 2022 and can be ignored after the installation.[7]
  3. Launch a GFWL title and sign in using the in-game overlay and login prompt that appears. Please note that the first sign-in for a game tend to take quite some time and the process might seem to be stuck for 5-10 minutes before completion.[8]

Games for Windows - LIVE

Creating a local profile

Local profiles don't need internet access.
Multiplayer, achievements, DLC downloading and in-game patching are unavailable (many games can be patched manually; refer to the individual game pages for details).
Local profiles can't be used for games that are multiplayer-only or always-online (e.g. Age of Empires Online).
Create local profile[9]
  1. While in any game sign out of your existing profile (if you are signed in), then choose Create New Profile.
  2. Choose Create New Profile again.
  3. At the Create Gamer Profile screen, scroll down and click the "create a local profile" blue link.
  4. Name your profile and click Submit.
  5. Customize the profile now if you want to, then click Done to save your profile.

Backing up saves

Back up XLive folder[citation needed]
  1. Back up the game's normal save folder.
  2. Back up the XLive folder: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\XLive.
  3. Restore everything to the same locations.

Moving saves between gamertags

If you rename your gamertag or switch to a different one your existing saves won't be shown in-game.[10]
Move saves to new gamertag
  1. Log into the game with the new gamertag and save the game to make the new folder, then exit the game.
  2. Go to the game's save folder (e.g. for Fallout 3 this is %USERPROFILE%\Documents\My Games\Fallout3\Saves).
  3. Move everything from the old gamertag's folder to the new one, replacing all existing files.
  4. If it worked, the saves will now show up in-game under the new gamertag.
Some games specifically block saves being moved between profiles so this may not work for all games.[11]

Backing up installers

Installation files are normally deleted after installation is complete; you can back them up to avoid having to download them again.
Backing up patch update installers[12]
  1. Allow the game to download the update in-game when prompted.
  2. Cancel the UAC prompt or installer window when it appears.
  3. Go to the updates folder, found in the following location by default:
    • Vista and later: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\XLive\Updates
    • Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\XLive\Updates
  4. Copy the installation files somewhere else, then allow the game to retry the update installation.
  5. To reinstall the update from the backup, extract the .cab file(s) and run the executablee (or .msi).

DRM

List of games using Games for Windows - LIVE.

There are two types of GFWL activation, Server-Side Activation (SSA) and Legacy (Per-Title 5x5). Both can also utilize Zero Day Piracy Protection (ZDPP) to prevent access to games before the release date. ZDPP protected titles are marked as such.

Server-Side Activation (SSA)

Server-Side Activation (SSA) include a unique product key with the game. The key is permanently bound to the Microsoft account, similar to Steam. These games have no activation limits.
If an SSA product key is bound to an account that is not in a supported region the key will be lost (and, consequently, access to the game).
SSA implementations are flexible and it is up to game developers how much of the product should be restricted behind the activation.[Note 1]

Legacy (Per-Title 5x5)

Simple product key check; requires internet access for online profile but does not attach the key to the Microsoft account.
Activation limit between 10-20 (usually 15) for online profiles. Then, the game must be purchased again.

Zero Day Piracy Protection (ZDPP)

Zero Day Piracy Protection (ZDPP) was an additional DRM check used to prevent pre-release access to games through their retail copies. It relied on an online service to decrypt critical AES-128 encrypted game files that were stored on the disc. When the user tried to launch the game after its installation had completed the Zero Day Piracy Protection Tool would be launched instead. This tool connected and transmitted the ID of the protected game to Microsoft's online ZDP service hosted here. The online service would then look up the release date for the requested game ID and validate if the date have passed. Upon confirming the release date as passed, the service would respond with the decryption keys for the relevant files which allowed the local tool to decrypt them and grant user access to the game.

The online service stopped working sometime between 2018 and 2020,[14] meaning retail discs of ZDPP protected games will not longer work after installation unless the decrypted files are retrieved through another means. A common method is by manually installing the patches released for the game as they usually come with a decrypted copy of the game executable.

Module Authentication (MA)

Module Authentication (MA) is an protection measure meant to prevent debugging and/or cheats by verifying protected executable files.[Note 2]

Issues unresolved

If you still have any issues with GFWL, use XLiveLess

Issues fixed

Crashes, errors, impossible to log-in

Reinstall updated client[citation needed]
  1. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows – LIVE Redistributable.
  2. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace.
  3. Reinstall latest version.

Games not saving under Windows 8 and newer

Reinstall client in Windows 7 compatibility mode and as administrator[17]
  1. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows – LIVE Redistributable.
  2. Uninstall Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace.
  3. Reboot Windows.
  4. Download the latest version of the Games for Windows Marketplace Client installer.
  5. Run the installer in compatibility mode for Windows 7 and as administrator.
  6. Run a GFWL game and retrieve the gamertag profile if necessary.

Sign-in problems

In-game interface does not open

Reinstall client[citation needed]

Code: 8015403A error

Try to log in website[citation needed]

Code: 80048821 error

If two-factor authentication is enabled, create a new app password[18]
Try "Sign in with a different gamertag" in the Windows Live ID dropdown menu[citation needed]

Password contains special characters

Passwords need to be under 16 ASCII characters[19][20]
Change incompatible password[citation needed]
  1. Go to the password change form.
  2. Set a new password that is 16 characters or less and has only ASCII characters.
  3. Try signing in with the new password.

Cannot connect in-game

The Microsoft account might be able to log into other Microsoft services but not GfWL.

Attempt workarounds[citation needed]
  • "Sign in as a different user", then re-enter the same account credentials.
    1. Open an administrator level command prompt.
    2. Enter netsh.exe interface ipv4 show interfaces and note the number it returns.
    3. Identify the used Local Area Connection, then type in netsh interface ipv4 set subinterface 10 mtu=1492 store=persistent
      Replace "10" with the value for the Local Area Connection from the first command's results. This may need to be run every time the game is started.
This problem arises because GFWL tries to alter the network connection's MTU before using it.

DNS lookup failed to locate the LIVE servers

"Can't connect to LIVE. A DNS lookup failed to locate the LIVE servers."
Flush all DNS entries in cache & change default DNS servers to OpenDNS servers[21]

Flush the DNS entries from your DNS cache

  1. Run the command prompt as administrator.
  2. Type the following: ipconfig /flushdns
  3. Press Enter.
  4. Exit the command prompt.

Change the DNS servers to OpenDNS servers

  1. Open the Control Panel.
  2. Under the 'Network and Internet' header click 'View network status and tasks'.
  3. Select the current network used for teh used Internet connection, right-click on it and select 'Properties' from the context menu.
  4. Select 'Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)' from the 'This connection uses the following items' box. Click 'Properties' button.
  5. Click the checkbox labelled 'Use the following DNS server addresses:'
  6. In the 'Preferred DNS server:' box, enter 208.67.222.222.
  7. In the 'Alternative DNS server:' box enter 208.67.220.220.
  8. Click 'OK' and then click 'Close' for Internet connection's Properties window.
  9. Sign out of the Windows account or restart the computer for changes to take affect.

List of games using Games for Windows - LIVE

Server-Side Activation (SSA) titles

This section is automated; refer to the individual game pages to add or update entries.
Game Developer Publisher First release Local profile ZDPP
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced Edition Project Aces Bandai Namco Entertainment 2013-01-25
AFL Live Big Ant Studios Tru Blu Entertainment 2012-06-06
Age of Empires Online Robot Entertainment, Gas Powered Games Microsoft Studios 2011-08-16
Batman: Arkham City Rocksteady Studios Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Feral Interactive, 1C-SoftClub 2011-11-22
Battle vs. Chess Targem Games TopWare Interactive 2011-05-17
Blacklight: Tango Down Zombie Studios Ignition Entertainment 2010-07-14
Bulletstorm People Can Fly, Epic Games Electronic Arts 2011-02-22
CarneyVale: Showtime Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab Microsoft Game Studios 2010-11-11
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 Codemasters Codemasters, Feral Interactive 2009-12-04
Crash Time 4: The Syndicate Synetic DTP Entertainment, city Interactive, Ubisoft 2010-12-23
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition FromSoftware Bandai Namco Entertainment, FromSoftware 2012-08-23
Dark Void Airtight Games Capcom 2010-01-19
Dead Rising 2 Blue Castle Games Capcom, 1C-SoftClub 2010-09-28
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Capcom Vancouver Capcom, 1C-SoftClub 2011-10-11
DiRT 3 Codemasters Codemasters, Feral Interactive 2011-05-24
F1 2010 Codemasters Birmingham Codemasters 2010-09-22
F1 2011 Codemasters Birmingham Codemasters 2011-09-20
Fable III Lionhead Studios Microsoft Studios 2011-05-17
Game Room Krome Studios Microsoft Game Studios 2010-03-24
Gotham City Impostors Monolith Productions Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 2012-02-07
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Shadow Planet Productions Microsoft Studios 2012-04-17
Iron Brigade Double Fine Productions 2012-08-13
Lost Planet 2 Capcom 2010-10-12
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom Creat Studios TikGames, Big Fish Games 2007-03-07
Microsoft Flight Microsoft Studios Vancouver Microsoft Studios 2012-02-29
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection NetherRealm Studios, Other Ocean Interactive, Code Mystics Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 2012-02-01
Ms. Splosion Man Twisted Pixel Games Microsoft Studios 2013-04-03
Operation Flashpoint: Red River Codemasters 2011-04-21
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City Slant Six Games Capcom 2012-05-18
Rugby League Live Big Ant Studios Tru Blu Entertainment 2011-02-11
Section 8 TimeGate Studios SouthPeak Interactive 2009-09-04
Section 8: Prejudice TimeGate Studios Atari 2011-05-04
Street Fighter X Tekken Dimps, Capcom Capcom, 1C-SoftClub 2012-05-11
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Capcom, Dimps Capcom, 1C-SoftClub 2011-07-05
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends Slightly Mad Studios Evolved Games, Rombax Games 2012-12-10
Toy Soldiers Signal Studios Microsoft Studios 2012-04-27
Tron: Evolution Propaganda Games Disney Interactive Studios, Noviy Disk 2010-11-25
Virtua Tennis 4 Sega Sega 2011-06-24
Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey Ludia Microsoft Game Studios, Ubisoft 2009-09-22


Legacy (Per-Title 5x5) titles

This section is automated; refer to the individual game pages to add or update entries.
Game Developer Publisher First release Local profile ZDPP
007: Quantum of Solace Treyarch Activision 2008-10-31
Batman: Arkham Asylum Rocksteady Studios Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Eidos Interactive, Square Enix, Feral Interactive, Noviy Disk 2009-09-15
Battlestations: Pacific Eidos Hungary Eidos Interactive, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Square Enix, Feral Interactive 2009-05-12
BioShock 2 2K Marin, 2K China, 2K Australia, Iron Galaxy Studios, Digital Extremes 2K Games, Feral Interactive 2010-02-09
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Arc System Works H2 Interactive Co. Ltd. 2010-08-20
Fallout 3 Bethesda Game Studios Bethesda Softworks 2008-10-28
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage Bugbear Entertainment Empire Interactive, Buka Entertainment, CD Projekt, Techland, TopCD, Strategy First 2008-08-01
Fuel Asobo Studio Codemasters, Noviy Disk 2009-07-05
Gears of War Epic Games Microsoft Game Studios 2007-11-06
Grand Theft Auto IV Rockstar North Rockstar Games, Capcom, 1C-SoftClub 2008-12-02
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Rockstar North Rockstar Games, 1C-SoftClub 2010-04-13
Halo 2 Bungie, Pi Studios Microsoft Game Studios 2007-05-17
Hour of Victory N-Fusion Interactive Midway Games 2007-06-01
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights Juice Games THQ 2007-11-16
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men IO Interactive Eidos Interactive, Square Enix, Spike Chunsoft, Sold Out Software 2007-11-13
Legend of the Galactic Heroes Microvision Bandai Namco Entertainment 2008-10-16
Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Colonies Edition Capcom 2008-05-27
Osmos Hemisphere Games 2009-08-17
Red Faction: Guerrilla Volition, THQ Nordic THQ, THQ Nordic, Deep Silver 2009-09-15
Resident Evil 5 Capcom Capcom, 1C Company 2009-09-17
Shadowrun FASA Interactive Microsoft Studios 2007-05-29
Star Wars: The Clone Wars - Republic Heroes Krome Studios LucasArts, Disney Interactive Studios, 1C Company 2009-10-06
Stormrise Creative Assembly International Sega 2009-03-29
Street Fighter IV Capcom, Dimps Capcom, 1C Company 2009-07-03
The Club Bizarre Creations Sega 2008-02-07
Universe at War: Earth Assault Petroglyph Games Sega 2007-12-10
Vancouver 2010 Eurocom Sega 2010-02-18
Viva Piñata Rare Microsoft Game Studios 2007-11-06
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Relic Entertainment, General Arcade THQ, Sega, Feral Interactive 2009-02-19
World of Goo (2008) 2D Boy Brighter Minds Media 2008-10-13


Only on the Games for Windows Marketplace

These games only had Games for Windows - LIVE when purchased from the Games for Windows Marketplace.
These versions were removed for purchase on August 25, 2013 following the Marketplace's closure,[2] and eventually removed for download in 2015.

Server-Side Activation (SSA) titles

Game Developer Publisher First release Local profile ZDPP
Dark Void Airtight Games Capcom January 19, 2010
Game Room Krome Studios Microsoft Game Studios March 24, 2010
Mahjong Wisdom Creat Studios TikGames March 7, 2007
Tinker Fuel Industries Microsoft September 23, 2008
Where's Waldo? The Fantastic Journey Ludia Microsoft Game Studios September 22, 2009

Legacy (Per-Title 5x5) titles

Game Developer Publisher First release Local profile ZDPP
Osmos Hemisphere Games August 17, 2009
World_of_Goo_(2008) 2D Boy October 13, 2008

List of games formerly using Games for Windows - LIVE

These games have had Games for Windows - LIVE removed from certain versions in favour of Steam or other services.
Name Notes
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon - Enhanced Edition Steam version migrated to Steamworks. Retail product keys activate on Steam.[22]
Batman: Arkham Asylum GFWL and SecuROM removed from Steam version. All product keys activate on Steam. Non-GOTY keys are upgraded to GOTY version.[23]
Batman: Arkham City GFWL and SecuROM removed from Steam version. All product keys activate on Steam. Non-GOTY keys are upgraded to GOTY version.[23]
BioShock 2 Steam version migrated to Steamworks. All product keys activate on Steam.[24]
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Re-released without GFWL. The original version cannot be upgraded.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Steam version migrated to Steamworks on February 16, 2015. All product keys activate on Steam.[25]
Dead Rising 2 Steam version migrated to Steamworks on March 17, 2015.[26] Retail product keys activate on Steam.[27]
Dead Rising 2: Off the Record Steam version migrated to Steamworks on March 17, 2015.[26] Retail product keys activate on Steam.[27]
DiRT 3 Steam version owners received DiRT 3 Complete Edition which does not use GFWL. Retail product keys activate on Steam.[28]
Fallout 3 GFWL removed from Steam version.[29]
Gotham City Impostors Free to Play version does not use GFWL.
Grand Theft Auto IV / Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City Steam versions merged and changed in March 2020 to remove GFWL and replace its functionality with that of Rockstar Games Launcher.[30]
Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Steam version migrated to Steamworks. GFWL removed.[31]
Iron Brigade GFWL was removed in the Steam Matchmaking update.[32]
Ms. Splosion Man Steam version migrated to Steamworks on June 20, 2014.[33] Other versions are not affected. GFWL can be accessed if still desired[34]
Red Faction: Guerrilla Steam version migrated to Steamworks.[35] GFWL can be accessed if still desired through the gamesforwindowslivelegacy Steam beta (does not generate a GFWL key).
Resident Evil 5 Steam version migrated to Steamworks. Retail product keys activate on Steam.[36] GFWL can be accessed if still desired, see game page.
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Steam version migrated to Steamworks as Ultra Street Fighter IV.[37] GFWL saves can be optionally imported. All product keys activate on Steam.
Toy Soldiers Steam version gives choice of GFWL or Steamworks (saves and achievements are separate for each). GFWL completely optional (GFWL keys cannot be generated or retrieved).[38]
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II GFWL has been removed.[39] A GFWL downgrade is available, see game page.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising GFWL has been removed.[40] A GFWL downgrade is available, see game page.


Notes

  1. Four typical configurations are mentioned as examples in a presentation by Microsoft:[13]
    • While offline: Singleplayer is accessible. While connected to LIVE: Multiplayer, achievements, DLCs are accessible.
    • While offline: Nothing is accessible. Having connected once to LIVE: Singleplayer is accessible. While connected to LIVE: Multiplayer, achievements, DLCs are accessible.
    • While offline: Nothing is accessible: While connected to LIVE: Singleplayer, Multiplayer, achievements, DLCs are accessible.
    • While offline: Demo with only the first few levels are accessible. While connected to LIVE: Singleplayer, Multiplayer, achievements, DLCs are accessible.
  2. Not a lot of information is available on this module, but this presentation mentions it in context of anti-cheat measures.[15] Additionally, it is also mentioned in the EULA for the original version of Bulletstorm.[16]

References

  1. For Publishers | Games for Windows
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wayback Machine: PC Marketplace closing | PC Marketplace - Xbox.com
  3. Batman: Arkham games drop Games for Windows Live - Destructoid - last accessed on 2023-09-27
  4. Fallout 3 - Update 1.7.0.4 on Steam News - last accessed on 2023-09-27
  5. Steam Community - There was an error retrieving your purchase history - last accessed on 2018-02-26
  6. I will continue insisting for the Games for Windows Marketplace to be repaired by Microsoft by Cosminiion on Microsoft Community - last accessed on 2023-09-27
  7. Verified by User:Aemony on 2022-08-15
  8. Verified by User:Aemony on 2022-08-15
    This is something that have been the case the last few years — the first sign-in to a game on a system takes forever before it finishes, though subsequent sign-ins for that game takes the expected couple of seconds.
  9. Verified by User:SargeCassidy on 2021-09-20
    Tested with a retail installation of Fable III. Once the GFWL overlay pop-up appeared, I was able to follow the instructions and create a local profile.
  10. PSA: If you change your Windows Live gamer tag name, all of your GFWL save games will disappear. - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  11. Verified by User:SargeCassidy on 2022-08-17
    This is the case for Fable III, at the very least. Opening the file and changing the gamertag within the game's save/following the above instructions both (separately or at the same time, doesn't matter) result in the game assuming the save is corrupt and forces to create a new save.
  12. Verified by User:SargeCassidy on 2024-01-21
    Using those instructions, I have been able to back up patches for games like Fable III, Dark Souls and BioShock 2.
  13. Defense Against the Dark Arts of Game Piracy and Cheating - Gamefest 2010 presentation by Arka Ray on protecting PC games from piracy and cheating. - last accessed on 2022-03-20
  14. Verified by User:Aemony on 2022-09-15
    In February of 2018 was when I investigated Dark Souls, and at the time the online service worked.
  15. Verified by User:Aemony on 2022-03-20
  16. media.contentapi.ea.com - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  17. How to fix Games for Windows Live on Windows 8 Pro x64 (And Windows 10 too!) - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  18. Games For Windows live marketplace Code: 80048821 - Microsoft Community - last accessed on May 2023
  19. Microsoft No Longer Accepts Long Passwords, Shortens Them For You | The Next Web
  20. security - Is it true that Microsoft doesn't allow more than 16 characters in their Hotmail password? - Web Applications Stack Exchange - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  21. DNS lookup failed? I have no idea what this is or how to fix it. What do I do? - last accessed on May 2023
  22. Ace Combat Assault Horizon enhanced Edition title Update - Game for Windows Live functionalities replaced by Steamworks funtionalities. - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: ACE COMBAT™ ASSAULT HORIZON Enhanced Edition
  23. 23.0 23.1 Important Batman Arkham Announcement - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Batman: Arkham City GOTY
  24. News - BioShock 2 Updated - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  25. HOW TO: Replace Games for Windows Live functionality with Steamworks functionality in Dark Souls™ Prepare To Die Edition for PC :: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition General Discussions
  26. 26.0 26.1 Dead Rising 2 and Off the Record now on Steam, on sale - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Dead Rising 2
  27. 27.0 27.1 Steamworks Migration / Troubleshooting FAQ (Updated!) :: Dead Rising 2 General Discussions
  28. DiRT 3 Complete Edition - Now Available With 100% Less GFWL
  29. Fallout 3: Game of the Year - Update 1.7.0.4
  30. Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City updates to remove Games for Windows Live - Rockstar Games Customer Support - last accessed on 2020-03-25
    "As a result of this update the following services will no longer be available in Grand Theft Auto IV: Complete Edition - Games for Windows Live, Multiplayer mode, Leaderboards"
  31. Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet Goes GFWL-Free with New Indie Bundle - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  32. Update: GFWL Gone, progress wiped :: Iron Brigade General Discussions - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  33. Steamworks update! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Ms. Splosion Man - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  34. https://steamcommunity.com/app/105420/discussions/0/522729358512938354/#c45350244936638030
  35. Red Faction Guerrilla Steam Edition LIVE - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Red Faction: Guerrilla Steam Edition
  36. "Gold Edition" Content Now Available! - Steam Community :: Group Announcements :: Resident Evil 5 / Biohazard 5 - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  37. Just Updated with Steamworks - Super Street Fighter® IV Arcade Edition, 75% off! - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  38. News - Toy Soldiers Product Update - last accessed on 17 May 2023
  39. Dawn of War II Patch Notes and Updates :: Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II General Discussions - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  40. Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising Patch Notes/Updates :: Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II - Chaos Rising™ General Discussions - last accessed on 9 June 2023