December 15th 2009 11:59 pm PT

Games for Windows ‘Games on Demand’ now available

 

You can now download full version of games via the newly launched Games for Windows Games on Demand service. You can see the complete list of games now available here. Once you download the Games for Windows client, be sure and grab Tinker. This is a free game that will allow you to add some new achievements and couple of hundred points on to your Gamerscore for free and while you are sitting at your desk.

 

Download the Games for Windows client here, then once you install it you can download Tinker from within the Games for Windows LIVE application.

 

If you need some help in Tinker, we’ve got you covered here.

Archive By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Lucky 13 X

    Thanks for the update Major.

    Everyone should check out the free copy of Tinker that is available now for download as Major suggested. If you experience any issues downloading it though, please ensure you are on the use Microsoft Points tab instead of credit card before purchasing.

    Enjoy!

  • Greenskull

    Yay thanks for this!

  • HsitH

    Downloading Now.

  • Mcmax3000

    Cool. I’ll check this out, though FYI, your ‘Download the Games for Windows client here’ line has no link in it.

  • Kyaizen

    Sweet! Any excuse for more GS =D Thanks

  • A Place for Us

    Nice! However, Games for Windows – LIVE for DiRT 2 I keep having problems earning achievements in it. I earn an achievement but it does not show up in my list? I can keep earning it but still not showing for days. :(

    Back on topic…it’s good to have a free game and with achievements. :D

  • Exu

    Time to start tinkering!

  • Vinnie PT

    Do these games suffer from the dreaded limited number of installations that plagues all Games for Windows games?

  • Sneeches

    downloading now :)

  • swyzak

    Oh thats just what i need today. Awesome!

  • VanIslePimp

    What happens if I want to download the game to both my desktop and laptop? Is it possible?

  • Megamatman

    Thanks Major! Its a v cool game.

  • ZEO CMF

    Cool.

  • Hoffer

    @Absyrtus

    Make sure you are connected to Live. I had that problem with Batman: Arkham Asylum and just now with Tinker. Xbox.com wasn’t showing I got any Tinker achievements. I went back into Tinker, hit the “home” button and there was a button to connect to Live. So, I wasn’t logged in for the achievements to register with Xbox Live. I connected and now my achievements show up on Xbox.com.

  • Silvercube

    Awesome!
    Excited about this. Downloading Tinker now :)

  • rogXue

    why do I get logged out of my xbox live when trying to use the pc ver at the same time? That is a joke… they are 2 different mediums why are you only able to use one at a time? Steam FTW…

  • A Place for Us

    rogXue: Microsoft probably don’t want multiple people using the same account to get achievements.

  • Hoffer

    Hey Major, you linked to a press release about this GFWL on Demand thing. In there it said World of Goo would be available at launch. I’m assuming it launched today, but I don’t see World of Goo.

  • Spinoff90

    Also wondering what happened to the GFWL versions of World of Goo and OSMOS that the press release last week said would be available today. http://www.microsoft.com/games/en-US/community/newsarticles/pages/gamesondemandcomingsoon.aspx

  • Exu

    This game is awesome. Um… how do I do S1L7 without getting trapped by the ice blocks? I use the magnet and laser them but can’t see how to clear a path to the exit.

  • Nightwing12

    i keep getting an error has occured try again later. anyone else getting this?

  • cjsimmons

    I can’t seem to download Tinker. I get the following message on confirming the download on the screen that shows how many MS Points are left. This is the message.

    “Sorry
    An error has occurred during the transaction. Please try again later.”

    Any ideas?

  • SeNiLe911

    Getting: Sorry
    An error has occurred during the transaction. Please try again later.

    Anyone else getting this error?

  • Spiraea22

    Ditto on the error for downloading Tinker. Actually looks like an interesting game though

  • Anonymous

    thank you downloaded and installed but how do i launch the game ?

  • jayhawx

    I am getting the same error….An error has occurred during the transaction. Please try again later.

  • tj sumpthun

    I am getting the error as well….

  • n3rfherd3r

    I am also having issues downloading Major.

  • Veive257


    Sorry

    An error has occurred during the transaction. Please try again later.

  • IxS1KxW1Tx1TxI

    keep getting the error… any ideas?

  • RK1 ApOcAlYpSe

    For some reason i can never download anything from a Microsoft website. I always get a Page Not Available message or an Incorrect Address message.

  • backofthepack8

    too bad…

    Sorry
    An error has occurred during the transaction. Please try again later.

  • IxS1KxW1Tx1TxI

    ok I just noticed liek 5 people saying they got error.. HELOOOO!?!?! anyone out there to answer us or are we screwed and have to remove this shit

  • Veive257

    We’re guinea pigs.. telling lots of people to download something all at once fails again.. surprised?

  • Lucky 13 X

    @VanIslePimp.

    That is what I am looking into for Tinker.

    Downloaded the game to my desktop PC and also working on getting it on my laptop so I can continue playing when away from home. I will read over the license agreement and check online to see if I can obtain more details as DRM restrictions can be different with different Games for Windows games like any other PC title.

    I did find a post from GFWLMod that states the game should be free indefinitely, so there may not be much to be concerned about.

    URL: http://forums.gamesforwindows.com/t/9319.aspx

  • thomasAchapman

    everyone who can not purchase and download successfully: http://forums.gamesforwindows.com/p/9338/86389.aspx

  • SirPwn4g3

    Getting the same error message.

  • Baron164

    Yeah, I can’t download the game either. I get this error “Sorry
    An error has occurred during the transaction. Please try again later.”

  • Major Nelson

    If you are getting an error, try again later. The team is aware of the issue and investigating. 

  • Lucky 13 X

    For those of you getting an error. Did you see my first post? I probably did not have clear enough suggestions. My bad.

    Please try doing the below steps and then if it still does not download for you, please post over in the Games for Windows Games on Demand forum.

    Here are the steps to take to download Tinker:

    1. Download the Games for Windows LIVE client from the LIVE area of http://www.gamesforwindows.com.
    2. After installation of the client, log into the GFWL client in a manner similar to logging into Windows Messenger.
    3. Once you see the box art for Tinker on the GFWL Marketplace, click on it to get to the marketplace section for the game.
    4. Click on big blue Download button under where it says FREE.
    5. The system will then give you a Confirm Purchase page where you should be on a section that says Use Credit Card.
    6. On this page, select the Use Microsoft Points tab instead.
    7. Then click on the Confirm Purchase button.
    8. If successful, you should see a Congratulations! This item has been purchased and added to your Download Queue.

    If the above steps do not work for you, then please visit the support forum for Games for Windows’ Games on Demand service at http://forums.gamesforwindows.com/50.aspx and most important follow the instructions in the pinned thread here http://forums.gamesforwindows.com/t/9156.aspx. Please be sure to include details such as your Windows operating system version and if you have installed all the available updates for Windows.

  • Lucky 13 X

    Thanks for the update Major. I think we may have found a workaround though that I posted just a second ago. If this is not necessary, please let me know. Don’t want to add to the confusion.

  • Spinoff90

    To people getting the error did you try siwtching from credit card to Microsoft points as the payment method like the very first comment said to? Not sure why it matters what payment option you pick for something free but that method does indeed work to download it.

  • Spinoff90

    Nevermind Lucky commented on that already while I was slowly typing =P

  • Gakhar

    I’m also getting the transaction error :/ Help anyone?

  • Veive257

    Buying with MS points fails again and again.. must be us. Let me read step #4 one more time

    4. Click on big blue Download button under where it says FREE.

  • n3rfherd3r

    I do not even have an option for CC. Its all on MS points. Oh well, maybe its a demand thing.

  • Dopefish

    “To people getting the error did you try siwtching from credit card to Microsoft points as the payment method like the very first comment said to?”

    How do you do that? I don’t see the options listed in those steps. I am only presented with the ability to download with points. A credit card option is not presented to me.

  • Spinoff90

    Maybe they removed the credit card option since it was giving people problems but sounds like the problems must have spread to the Microsoft points option too. I downloaded it not long after the update went Live so maybe more demand since then has caused more issues or something.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the update Major, it could just be a demand thing since probably a lot of people are trying to download stuff.

  • Blood Hurricane

    I can get it to star downloading but when it gets to about 90% it stops and starts over again from 0%. Its been doing this for like 20 minutes.

 

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