How to play Batman Arkham Asylum with Windows 8

Batman AA is a game I’ve been meaning to play for a long time. So long that a new OS has been released from Microsoft and I’ve upgraded. So when I tried to run my install from Steam nothing happened. After I quick view of the event logs I found the warning below.

The application (Games for Windows Live, from vendor Microsoft) has the following problem: Games for Windows Live is incompatible with this version of Windows. For more information, contact Microsoft.

Which lead me to google and to a new install of Games for Windows Live. You can find that here:

After installing the new client, opening it, and logging in I was able to launch Batman AA and login to my profile.

1. Make sure you have a fresh install of Batman Arkham Asylum. Don’t rely on an old install you copied over. Delete any local content and reinstall the game.
2. After it installs download the newest Games for Windows Live client and install that.
3. Open the client and login. Leave the client running. <-- this is important, make sure to leave the client running. 4. Now launch Batman AA and everything should work including the games for windows overlay.


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  1. so does that mean i cant play offline? sorry i’m having the same problem and i found thiis post so… thanks for answering though

  2. so does that mean i cant play offline? sorry i’m having the same problem and i found this post so… thanks for answering though

  3. And this text always shows before opening

    This software must be authenticated online prior to use. For activation a valid SERIAL and an active Internet connection is required.

    Please visit our support homepage for additional information:

    what does it mean?

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