Windows Game Store *spawn*

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by Davros, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    16,385
    Likes Received:
    3,641
    I'd be too sacred to buy anything on gamepass, I got a 3 month free trial with my ryzen 7 and several games would not even install
    Wolfenstein Youngblood, Gears 5, Rage 2 ect i just got a "error something has gone wrong" type message.
     
  2. Cyan

    Cyan orange
    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    9,301
    Likes Received:
    2,979
    its just the app that it's so crappy as of now, so it's obviously PC Gamepass beta. Issues everywhere

    wsreset command should help and the registry utility Take Ownership to go inside the Windows Apps folder, too
     
  3. DxCore

    Newcomer

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2020
    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    25
    I've bought games on game pass and i actually like the app ..
     
  4. MfA

    MfA
    Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Messages:
    7,281
    Likes Received:
    642
    No, the entire architecture of windows apps and windows security model is fucking wrong. When people rejected their crippleware they just threw their hands up and created full trust applications and brought back malware hell. That's the only options they are currently willing to give, crippleware or malware ...

    Fuck you Microsoft, I want moddable games in a properly sandboxed environment. You'll fucking make me buy Apple eventually if you keep this fucking shit up.
     
  5. Malo

    Malo Yak Mechanicum
    Legend Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2002
    Messages:
    7,997
    Likes Received:
    4,222
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Yeah well if I liked a game and decided to buy it, if I had a choice I would definitely NOT buy it on the MS store.
     
  6. orangpelupa

    orangpelupa Elite Bug Hunter
    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    8,794
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    I just dont understand how come stores like Play Store and WIndows Stores randomly goes bonkers with downloading apps/games and updates.

    The surefire way i found to always fix when the download stuck

    1. Windows Store: delete the whole game/app then redownload. If its still stuck, do wsreset.exe
    2. Play Store stuck "preparing to download" or "queue" despite it was doing nothing?: install the APK from APK mirror.

    Never had any issues like that on Steam, GoG (galaxy?), Origin, ubisoft store (whatever they are called now), Unreal Store, manual download thru web browser.
     
  7. orangpelupa

    orangpelupa Elite Bug Hunter
    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    8,794
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    thousands thundering typhoon! Xbox app says i have Halo 3, press Play. MCC app says i dont have halo 3. Press download = error.
    go to windows store, search for Halo 3. Press install. loading. "couldnt find device to install" error.

    now googling
     
  8. swaaye

    swaaye Entirely Suboptimal
    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Messages:
    8,639
    Likes Received:
    711
    Location:
    WI, USA
    The only major game I have on there is Gears 4 and that game is a mess. The store certainly does strange things when installing large software. And the game tends to freeze periodically so fun all around.
     
  9. Pete

    Pete Moderate Nuisance
    Moderator Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Messages:
    5,345
    Likes Received:
    1,046
    Hmmm. I haven’t had any real problems with whatever the new app that works with Game Pass for PC is called. I’ve installed way more games than I’ve played, but most of them are smaller indies. Hellblade, Yakuza 0 and Plague Tale Innocence all worked well enough with the PS4 equivalent Steam PC I use. The obfuscated directory system is a royal pain for something as simple as editing an ini.

    I didn’t try a Halo or a Gears. It’s possible I got an install error but I just hit retry or restarted the app or Windows to fix it.
     
  10. homerdog

    homerdog donator of the year
    Legend Veteran Subscriber

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2008
    Messages:
    6,287
    Likes Received:
    1,070
    Location:
    still camping with a mauler
    From what I've seen you can consider yourself lucky on that one :mrgreen:
     
  11. Cyan

    Cyan orange
    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    9,301
    Likes Received:
    2,979
  12. Silent_Buddha

    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    17,443
    Likes Received:
    7,166
    <knock on wood>

    Thankfully, I haven't experienced any problems with games installing and running through Gamepass PC.

    Regards,
    SB
     
  13. zed

    zed
    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    5,075
    Likes Received:
    1,188
    26 million, is that all, they must be undercounting I would say easily 100 million plus.
    I assume I would be counted for this year ryzen 3600 & nvidia 1650 as a gaming PC, even though I dont play games, so how do they come up with this number?
     
  14. Silent_Buddha

    Legend

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2007
    Messages:
    17,443
    Likes Received:
    7,166
    175 million PCs shipped last year of which 26 million were gaming PCs. Basically more than PS4+XBO combined.

    There's obviously quite a bit more "active" gaming PCs in the wild.

    Regards,
    SB
     
  15. MfA

    MfA
    Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Messages:
    7,281
    Likes Received:
    642
    I spoke too soon my windowsapps directory seems fucked almost beyond recovery ... can't deinstall some games now any more. Also I learned they have a separate SQL database to store information about the apps. So on top of having some super secret filesystem protection which bypasses the standard access controls they have a super secret registry which bypasses the standard registry ... because why the fuck not. This doesn't turn the whole thing into a fragile piece of bullshit at all ...

    Not going to reinstall over this, if necessary I'm going to just nuke the directory from orbit (Linux) and try to never install another windows app again.
     
    #15 MfA, Aug 1, 2020
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2020
  16. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    16,385
    Likes Received:
    3,641
    orangpelupa and Pete like this.
  17. MfA

    MfA
    Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Messages:
    7,281
    Likes Received:
    642
    I meant the game directory, but it doesn't matter though ... I've somehow fucked the start menu now. Sigh, time to reinstall after all.
     
  18. Davros

    Legend

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2004
    Messages:
    16,385
    Likes Received:
    3,641
    you can delete it in linux I use Ubuntu Gamepack (runs windows games yay)
    https://ualinux.com/en/ubuntu-gamepack
    Steps I took :
    disable windows store
    uninstall windows store
    boot into linux
    delete store folder
    boot into windows
    reinstall windows store
     
    Pete likes this.
  19. orangpelupa

    orangpelupa Elite Bug Hunter
    Legend Veteran

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2008
    Messages:
    8,794
    Likes Received:
    2,089
    Sometimes the start menu fucked itself. If it unfuck itself with ethernet unplugged and wifi disabled, then you probably can fix it by using a registry key that disables bing/cortana integration.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Beyond3D has been around for over a decade and prides itself on being the best place on the web for in-depth, technically-driven discussion and analysis of 3D graphics hardware. If you love pixels and transistors, you've come to the right place!

    Beyond3D is proudly published by GPU Tools Ltd.
Loading...