The Microsoft Points symbol is really just the generic currency character (¤). When this symbol's character code appears in text on the XBox, the Dashboard renders it as the Microsoft Points symbol instead. Consequently, there's no trivial way to use the actual symbol on any other platform.
You could use a font that rendered ¤ as the MS Points symbol ...
That's actually not an "insert coin" symbol, but rather the symbol for Microsoft Points (the currency used on various Microsoft services, including Xbox Live).
The reason you can't add that character to messages is, as you might guess, because typical PC fonts don't contain a glyph for that. This is also the reason why you don't see it on ASCII character ...
GFWL has not shut down (as of writing this post) — I logged in just now and checked with Dark Souls myself. I use Windows 8.1 64-bit as well and I had to run it in compatibility mode or it would crash on launch (set compatibility to Windows 8, run as administrator on DARKSOULS.exe). Your GFWL being unable to connect could mean it's out of date or, as the ...
Normally, if you're using the same GFWL account, it doesn't matter where you got the game from. You'll already have the achievements and will not be able to earn them a second time. Achievements are tied to your GFWL account, not the CD key you use to install the game.
Arkham Asylum is a bit of an exception, however. There are two separate versions of this ...
I found out that I had a new Documents folder since I reinstalled Windows. Thankfully I backed up the old one.
The profile data is located at: C:\Users\MyUserName\Documents\My Games\DiRT3\savegame
I thought that the profile data was saved in the cloud with a online account. To bad that isn't the case.
You'll have to change registry values:
Games fow Windows Live Support
Look all the way down at the bottom at the Port Override section. Exact instruction are as follows:
Open your registry in the Windows registry editor.
Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Software\Microsoft\XLive
Add a new DWORD value. Enter ...
The version you purchased was the retail Windows version not the on-demand version from Xbox.com. These are considered separate. Therefore, you have the following options:
Find the original disc
Borrow one from someone you know
Purchase from Xbox.com
Purchase the retail version again
Players are not sanctioned for cheating in Dark Souls PC due to the lack of support for GFWL (it being shut-down)
Players are however sanctioned on PSN and Xbox Live (not much use to you but it's relevant to the question)
There is no known bug which would cause a player's health bar not to deplete in PvP.
No. GFWL offers very little in functionality between Windows and Xbox. If you want to transfer your saves, you can try to use a USB drive and a save conversion program, but this is unreliable. I previously tried to transfer a Skyrim save between Xbox and PC with limited results. Your mileage may vary.
Games For Windows Was going to become defunct but later after 2014's E3 Gamespot reported to the contratary as seen here.
The community is low, there is little in way of support for the title. If you CAN get the updates installed there may be a few players but somewhere in lower to middle hundreds, nothing like it was in its heyday.
Not sure you fixed it, but you can try this:
Ignore the fact that it was for Win8!
From the link:
Install Dark Souls (or any other Games For Windows Live title).
Try and start it. If it stays as a black screen and then crashes, that’s fine.
Uninstall Games For Windows Live ...
If you owned the game as a CD then you need a CD to play it. You can't just download it for free.
You can check if you purchased the game online at http://www.xbox.com:
click on "My Account"
click on "Billing History"
enter your login credentials (you will end up at commerce.microsoft.com)
click on "Transaction"
adjust search criteria and click the "...
According to several sources and my own personal experiences with Games for Windows Live (sometimes Microsoft, I just don't know what to do with you), you must create/sign into a profile in the Windows Live overlay at startup if you want to save your game. It can be an offline profile if you like, but you must sign in with a profile to save.
As per the ...
This is how it worked for me (using Steam and GFWL), without the need to change anything for Batman Arkham Asylum
The first time
I started the game with Steam and GFWL (being online the whole time)
After a few minutes I lost connection and disconnect
I played for roughly 4 hours and got the achievements for steam and GFWL (I got the popup
At some point I ...
Unfortunately sometimes Game for Windows Live could be a real pain. Try to check if there are any error messages when you launch the game.
The official forum has a list of possible solutions to most frequent problems. Point 8) could be related to your problem and hopefully will help you solve it.
8. Why am I receiving a "Games for Windows Live has failed ...
You can get Live achievements from Fallout 3 when playing it via Steam (it's a Games For Windows Live game).
On the Xbox 360 the title of the game is "Fallout 3".
Source: I have Fallout 3 for PC (Steam).