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

  • LvxLvx294,709
    Posted on 13 May 21 at 00:24, Edited on 13 May 21 at 00:32 by Lvx
    Sigh they broke Xbox Live integration for Windows 8 AGAIN. All Windows 8 games suffer from this. Same thing as last time, raise cases with Microsoft about this. Windows 8 is still supported.

    Raise a case: https://partner.support.services.microsoft.com/en-us/contact...
  • Tostie14Tostie14664,164
    Posted on 13 May 21 at 20:51
    FoolontheHill24 said:
    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.
    I don't, sorry. But as the person after me wrote, it appears to be broken for all Win 8 games currently, not just these casual ones.
  • LvxLvx294,709
    Posted on 13 May 21 at 22:25
    It's fixed again as of a couple hours ago.
  • Tostie14Tostie14664,164
    Posted on 13 May 21 at 23:55
    Just stopped working again for me. I did briefly see it back up.
  • LvxLvx294,709
    Posted on 14 May 21 at 10:27
    Yep gone again. MS is definitely doing something.
  • Tostie14Tostie14664,164
    Posted on 14 May 21 at 15:29
    And back again... at least for now.
  • Posted on 21 May 21 at 13:04
    Lvx said:
    Yep gone again. MS is definitely doing something.
    Tostie14 said:
    And back again... at least for now.
    Broke again...
  • Posted on 21 May 21 at 21:24
    VisibleRaptor5 said:
    Lvx said:
    Yep gone again. MS is definitely doing something.
    Tostie14 said:
    And back again... at least for now.
    Broke again...
    Still down as of yesterday cry
  • Posted on 21 May 21 at 21:43
    BulgyDragonZord said:
    Still down as of yesterday cry
    We go to Support on this.
  • Posted on 22 May 21 at 00:47
    It's completely understandable if they want to kill 8. They should, at the very least, give a warning. Like "we will be shutting off windows 8 login servers on January 1, 2022". Then there is no excuse to not get done the things people want to get done and they won't need to deal with it anymore. Until then, if they can't decouple the casual game titles from Xbox as a whole, they should stay up and stop messing with it.
  • Posted on 22 May 21 at 23:22
    FoolontheHill24 said:
    It's completely understandable if they want to kill 8. They should, at the very least, give a warning. Like "we will be shutting off windows 8 login servers on January 1, 2022". Then there is no excuse to not get done the things people want to get done and they won't need to deal with it anymore. Until then, if they can't decouple the casual game titles from Xbox as a whole, they should stay up and stop messing with it.
    I agree. They should make more Win 10 games free. I have one Win 8 title left to do and that is Make It Rain (minus the Celebrity achievement). If they give warnings, it's up to us to finish our stuff. We have no excuse.
  • Tostie14Tostie14664,164
    Posted on 24 May 21 at 23:03
    Back up again, at least for now...
  • JDawgg77JDawgg77217,835
    Posted on 26 May 21 at 03:18
    Jackpot gives me a message that I don't own it now and jigsaw won' even load. Anyone else?
  • Posted on 26 May 21 at 03:34
    JDawgg77 said:
    Jackpot gives me a message that I don't own it now and jigsaw won' even load. Anyone else?
    Thats just a thing with windows 8 games. I get it on big buck hunter pro all the time. A reinstall sometimes fixes it. Sometimes it takes some time and it will just fix itself.
  • JDawgg77JDawgg77217,835
    Posted on 26 May 21 at 04:33
    ok, thanks! First I had seen that message. Number Puzzle still works so probably just gonna have to do some reinstalls.
  • Posted on 12 June 21 at 21:20
    FoolontheHill24 said:
    That's (sic) just a thing with windows 8 games. I get it on big buck hunter pro all the time. A reinstall sometimes fixes it. Sometimes it takes some time and it will just fix itself.
    JDawgg77 said:
    ok, thanks! First I had seen that message. Number Puzzle still works so probably just gonna have to do some reinstalls.
    Taptiles has been delisted.
  • Posted on 07 May 22 at 11:00
    S-o, do i need Windows 8 to achieve these ?
  • planchetflawplanchetflaw745,160
    Posted on 07 May 22 at 21:44
    Pisboy Sparxx said:
    S-o, do i need Windows 8 to achieve these ?
    No. But you'd have to have the licence already to play any of the delisted ones. Which may be all of them.
  • TreviosoTrevioso331,606
    Posted on 08 May 22 at 08:33
    If you have a Solitaire license (even the newer Windows 10 version), you can manually install the old Windows 8 appx to play this older version of the game. One note though, alot of people can't download Solitaire collections and Daily Challenges in the older version of the game. It stopped working for me in Oct 2021, but some people say they can still download it. No one has found the secret sauce of why its still downloadable for some, but not others.
  • planchetflawplanchetflaw745,160
    Posted on 08 May 22 at 08:39
    I think all that daily stuff still worked for me when people mentioned it going down. I can still install the needed Jigsaw pack etc. But, I finished most of these years ago so I'm the last person that needed it to work.
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