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

  • Head DragonHead Dragon609,360
    Posted on 08 April 21 at 10:57
    Same no problems here. On windows 10
  • SwearySeanSwearySean917,370
    Posted on 08 April 21 at 11:24
    Yep, able to log in again now!
  • DRUNKZ 27DRUNKZ 271,050,064
    Posted on 08 April 21 at 13:36
    That was kind of the problem I was having right on the announced shutdown day. Wasn't able to access anything. Then next day everything was back to normal. I'm guessing anything is better than the games being shut down forever.

    I do think that Bingo is shutdown and completely inaccessible on all platforms now though.
  • LvxLvx284,737
    Posted on 08 April 21 at 14:04
    Yeah Bingo is completely gone.
  • OnzaOnza151,057
    Posted on 10 April 21 at 13:19, Edited on 10 April 21 at 13:22 by Onza
    Jigsaw (W8) is the one that will be out of reach now. Maybe I'll be able to finish the W10 version. Sad

    PS. I only have a Win10 machine now.
    Two wrongs don't make a right... But three lefts do.
  • LvxLvx284,737
    Posted on 10 April 21 at 14:49
    Onza said:
    Jigsaw (W8) is the one that will be out of reach now. Maybe I'll be able to finish the W10 version. Sad

    PS. I only have a Win10 machine now.
    You can still install the Windows 8 APPX on Windows 10. There's a guide for it in these comments.
  • Posted on 10 April 21 at 21:12
    So can you get that achievement where you start a game on a windows 8 platform and finish it on WP using windows 10?
  • Posted on 10 April 21 at 22:51
    JeDiMlnDTrlcks said:
    So can you get that achievement where you start a game on a windows 8 platform and finish it on WP using windows 10?
    As long as the cloud syncing servers are still up, yes. In fact, most of them you don't even need the second platform. I think for minesweeper, if you start it on your phone, hard close the game and reopen it from where you left off, that pops it too. If they've been taken offline, youd need to do the alternate method of playing 1000 games or whatever the secondary qualifier is.
  • Mitrandir89Mitrandir89209,957
    Posted on 11 April 21 at 21:10
    I'm running a windows 8 virtual machine as as of now apart from Wordament and Bingo they all still log in
  • LvxLvx284,737
    Posted on 11 April 21 at 21:14
    Based on the fact Windows 8 XBL support went down completely when they tried to take the casual games down I feel like we have some time before it's really gone.
    MS knows they can't get away with pulling XBL support for a still supported (until 2023) platform. They might still find a way to just pull the casual games though, so complete stuff while you still can.
  • TreviosoTrevioso288,363
    Posted on 13 April 21 at 03:16
    Yeah. I just finished Jigsaw. Can still log into Treasure Hunt and Solitaire. Hopefully can finish them too. But if the Live login goes away, achievement logging will likely go away.
  • JDawgg77JDawgg77199,777
    Posted on 16 April 21 at 02:49
    Wordament ios isnt connecting tonight and when I click troubleshoot I get the message about it transitioning to Ultimate Word Games on April 5th.

    Wordament WP is still working
  • Posted on 18 April 21 at 16:27
    These might end on April 30.
  • Posted on 23 April 21 at 02:31
    Oh my days, my computer time was off... I am so dumb, I wasn't even thinking about winning...

    Well one week... Lets do this.
    Freedom is the right of all sentient beings
  • Cr4shPl4yzYTCr4shPl4yzYT146,030
    Posted on 30 April 21 at 15:30, Edited on 30 April 21 at 15:31 by Cr4shPl4yzYT
    How come i don't see any achievements flagged as discontinued?
  • Posted on 30 April 21 at 16:15
    Cr4shPl4yzYT said:
    How come i don't see any achievements flagged as discontinued?
    Servers are still running.
  • JDawgg77JDawgg77199,777
    Posted on 02 May 21 at 15:32
    Sudoku is still creating dailies now in May. That's a good sign.
  • Posted on 12 May 21 at 19:39
    Uh-Oh! Getting the message...

    "Sorry, we can't sign you in. Try signing in at Xbox.com, then start this app again".

    Hopefully it'll be temporary. I only need 5,000 Coins to get my 8th Gold Badge on Minesweeper roll
  • Tostie14Tostie14475,555
    Posted on 12 May 21 at 23:57
    Same error for me today in Solitaire, Treasure Hunt, Jigsaw, Sudoku, & Taptiles.
  • Posted on 13 May 21 at 00:19
    Tostie14 said:
    Same error for me today in Solitaire, Treasure Hunt, Jigsaw, Sudoku, & Taptiles.
    Do you have other Windows 8 titles you can try? Not casual game titles. Last time this happened they broke it for every win 8 pc game.
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