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Reminder: Windows 8 Microsoft Casual Games servers closing on April 5th

  • KAW 24KAW 24323,735
    Posted on 06 April 21 at 18:53
    Solitaire (Win8) is still working for me at the moment. Try signing out then signing in again. Sometimes when I start the game it doesn't immediately refresh the achievement list. When that happens I scroll across to Statistics and wait for the Daily Challenges tile to update, then the achievements are listed correctly for me.
  • DRUNKZ 27DRUNKZ 271,050,358
    Posted on 06 April 21 at 19:40
    Seems like some games are still up but others aren't. I cannot sign into Jackpot, Sudoku or Treasure Hunt on Win8 at all.
  • Mike PitchMike Pitch1,168,238
    Posted on 06 April 21 at 20:12
    DRUNKZ 27 said:
    Seems like some games are still up but others aren't. I cannot sign into Jackpot, Sudoku or Treasure Hunt on Win8 at all.
    Yeah, something funny probably going on. I'm able to sign into Treasure Hunt at the moment. They took that off the list so I would hope it is staying up. I still have some grinding to do in that once I finish WP Solitaire.
  • SwearySeanSwearySean917,995
    Posted on 06 April 21 at 22:28
    DRUNKZ 27 said:
    Seems like some games are still up but others aren't. I cannot sign into Jackpot, Sudoku or Treasure Hunt on Win8 at all.
    All working perfectly fine for me. Don't forget Jackpot officially 'closed' in 2019 and still functions even now.
  • Posted on 06 April 21 at 22:30
    SwearySean said:
    DRUNKZ 27 said:
    Seems like some games are still up but others aren't. I cannot sign into Jackpot, Sudoku or Treasure Hunt on Win8 at all.
    All working perfectly fine for me. Don't forget Jackpot officially 'closed' in 2019 and still functions even now.
    Same here for me. I never did Jackpot.
  • TreviosoTrevioso288,967
    Posted on 06 April 21 at 23:59
    I was hoping Treasure Hunt wouldn't be too affected by this (since their isn't a online Daily Challenge component), but we could be on borrowed time.

    Wordament Android was definitely offline when I tried it yesterday.
  • Posted on 07 April 21 at 02:58
    Trevioso said:
    I was hoping Treasure Hunt wouldn't be too affected by this (since their isn't a online Daily Challenge component), but we could be on borrowed time.

    Wordament Android was definitely offline when I tried it yesterday.
    Not sure about Wordament (Android), but the other titles are working for me up till now. Keep at it.
  • Mike PitchMike Pitch1,168,238
    Posted on 07 April 21 at 04:12
    I just wanted to say, I HATE 4 Suit Spider. Several hours today and still haven’t been able to win a game 😭🤬
  • SwearySeanSwearySean917,995
    Posted on 07 April 21 at 05:41
    Mike Pitch said:
    I just wanted to say, I HATE 4 Suit Spider. Several hours today and still haven’t been able to win a game 😭🤬
    Keep at it mate. My win took over 100 attempts and the final game took 3:40 minutes to solve. Try to get an empty spot early on. Keep restarting until you do. Unfortunately it will take some figuring out, I used undo about 150 times. Don't use hint because it will screw you.
  • Posted on 07 April 21 at 15:22
    KAW 24 said:
    Solitaire (Win8) is still working for me at the moment. Try signing out then signing in again. Sometimes when I start the game it doesn't immediately refresh the achievement list. When that happens I scroll across to Statistics and wait for the Daily Challenges tile to update, then the achievements are listed correctly for me.
    Servers are still up. Keep grinding until things shut down or you are finished getting your achievements.
  • Posted on 07 April 21 at 17:00
    Taptiles is still up, so I'm trying to get Marathon (playing on Windows 10). With my luck I wouldn't be surprised if the servers go down a day or two before I'd be able to earn it. facepalm
  • Posted on 08 April 21 at 00:43
    Wordament win 8 is still going. Just finished my last achievement for the game today. Hoping to finish WP version soon
  • Posted on 08 April 21 at 05:01, Edited on 08 April 21 at 05:02 by VisibleRaptor5
    TheVampireWaltz said:
    Taptiles is still up, so I'm trying to get Marathon (playing on Windows 10). With my luck I wouldn't be surprised if the servers go down a day or two before I'd be able to earn it. facepalm
    See what you can do.
  • SwearySeanSwearySean917,995
    Posted on 08 April 21 at 07:11, Edited on 08 April 21 at 07:12 by SwearySean
    Game over. Can't get on any of them now. It's a weird one because I can still get on them but I can't sign in.
  • LvxLvx284,720
    Posted on 08 April 21 at 07:12, Edited on 08 April 21 at 07:13 by Lvx
    Yep, can confirm.

    Oddly enough, the Windows Phone games all still work.
  • SwearySeanSwearySean917,995
    Posted on 08 April 21 at 07:15
    Lvx said:
    Yep, can confirm.

    Oddly enough, the Windows Phone games all still work.
    Yeah, I just popped my last achievement in Solitaire collection on there. Weird.
  • LvxLvx284,720
    Posted on 08 April 21 at 07:48
    Holy shit, it seems ALL Windows 8 games are now down. Tried Adera, Keflings, Blazblue. All won't sign me in.

    Did MS take down the entire Windows 8 XBL backend?!
  • SwearySeanSwearySean917,995
    Posted on 08 April 21 at 07:52
    Lvx said:
    Holy shit, it seems ALL Windows 8 games are now down. Tried Adera, Keflings, Blazblue. All won't sign me in.

    Did MS take down the entire Windows 8 XBL backend?!
    What!! That's crazy. To me it seems odd we can't sign in. I think this is a mistake. Should still be able to sign in and play offline. Hopefully a temporary glitch. This is like Windows phone achievements going all over again....
  • LvxLvx284,720
    Posted on 08 April 21 at 07:54
    Yeah I highly doubt this is what they meant to do. Time to raise a case.
  • EmagDrolBotEmagDrolBot269,872
    Posted on 08 April 21 at 10:37
    Currently logged into Taptiles on a win8.1 tablet and completing daily challenges just fine.
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