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Dirt 3 and windows live? Any way to NOT have an account and still save games?


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#1 printerandink

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:25 PM

The idea of having to sign up for something (windows live which I don't even really know what it does) just to save my games is a bit retarded IMO. Is there any way around this bizarre issue?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

As far as I can tell, there's no official way to play Dirt 3 without Windows Live; an incredibly stupid requirement, as you noticed.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:23 PM

What is the point in the windows live thing anyway?

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:37 PM

email, messenger, different programs, with current windows versions you have to have windows live to download programs like movie maker etc. I use mine primarily for my hotmail and messenger programs.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

No way around it Halo2 was the same way, maybe more frustrating as that game wouldn't save if you lost your internet connection and you had to restart at the checkpoint before you lost your connection..... i still despise that game.

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 01:24 PM

What is the point in the windows live thing anyway?


email, messenger, different programs, with current windows versions you have to have windows live to download programs like movie maker etc. I use mine primarily for my hotmail and messenger programs.

Here are the features of a live account. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/products/features/windows-live-essentials

Oddly whats missing in the features list is access to SkyDrive which is 25 GB of cloud storage. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/skydrive/home

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:46 PM

Is there any way to find out if games require this "service/nuisance" before buying them?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 07:10 PM

should be on the box/item description somewhere if purchased online.

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