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Old 09-28-2013, 12:16 AM   #1
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Is DLC acquisition still possible?

Hello everyone. I am sorry if this has been answered somewhere else, but I just didn't happen to see it. I never actually got a clear idea, after MSP got retired, whether or not it is still possible to purchase DLCs for various GFWL games (in this case Flight). The in-game price is still shown in MSP and I also noticed that many DLCs are not available (e.g. Alaskan adventure pack). Recently Steam pulled this game off their marketplace as well. Could that mean that if you don't already have the DLC, it is now impossible to acquire it and complete your game?

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Old 10-12-2013, 08:45 AM   #2
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I have sent them an e-mail asking them about this and unfortunately they said this:

"Thank you for your interest in Flight. Unfortunately due to the PC Marketplace shutdown, all of the DLC was removed and is no longer available for purchase or download.

You can read more about the marketplace shut down here:

http://support.xbox.com/en-US/games/...tplace-closing

Regret any inconvenience this may cause."

In conclusion, if you do not already have the DLCs, it is now impossible to complete Microsoft Flight. Dang it...
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Old 10-13-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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Just emailed them about it. They could at least make a similar situation for MS flight as they did for AoE online, i.m.o. Hope they do so but I dont think theyll do so.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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Lets hope so, I just finished raging after I went to the store wanting to buy them and realised the PC part was shut down... (I was sure it was going to shutdown alongside GFWL in 2014)
FFS.

Is it possible to "gameshare" the DLCs? logging in @ marketplace with someone's acc who has it, downloading DLCs, logging back it on your account, playing?
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:18 PM   #5
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Lets hope so, I just finished raging after I went to the store wanting to buy them and realised the PC part was shut down... (I was sure it was going to shutdown alongside GFWL in 2014)
FFS.

Is it possible to "gameshare" the DLCs? logging in @ marketplace with someone's acc who has it, downloading DLCs, logging back it on your account, playing?
Would love to know, as I paid for and have the right to the Alaskan Wilderness Pack, but since I didn't boot it up before the marketplace shutdown I never received the rights to the six free additional packs required for it as described here. Quite annoying I must say.

But the above response from support is wrong - if you have the rights to any DLC/Game it is still available to download through the GFWL Marketplace Client, until they shutdown in 2014.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:56 PM   #6
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I see. Damn :/ . Well, if anyone wants to (try) gamesharing, I'm all ears. I want 100% on this game, and preferable before GFWL shutdown. Keeping subscripbed to the forum.

Plz. Anyone?
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:13 AM   #7
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I'm sorry but that is not possible. It is not like on the Xbox with multiple accounts and a shared license. Sure, you can log in with someone else's account on the PC and download the DLCs, but when you log in with your own account, those DLCs will not be available; it's as if they don't exist on the Hard Drive. The way licensing on the PC works, GFWL-wise, is the account that purchases a piece of digital content has exclusive access to that said content. The license is valid only and only for that particular account, therefore the DLCs will not be recognized when logged in on another account. So, as I've said before it is now absolutely impossible to 100% Flight if you haven't already purchased the DLCs with your own account.

And yes, the support team was wrong on the "download" part. You can still download any content you have already purchased from the GFWL Marketplace application.

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Old 11-14-2013, 10:09 AM   #8
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I'm sorry but that is not possible. It is not like on the Xbox with multiple accounts and a shared license. Sure, you can log in with someone else's account on the PC and download the DLCs, but when you log in with your own account, those DLCs will not be available; it's as if they don't exist on the Hard Drive. The way licensing on the PC works, GFWL-wise, is the account that purchases a piece of digital content has exclusive access to that said content. The license is valid only and only for that particular account, therefore the DLCs will not be recognized when logged in on another account. So, as I've said before it is now absolutely impossible to 100% Flight if you haven't already purchased the DLCs with your own account.

And yes, the support team was wrong on the "download" part. You can still download any content you have already purchased from the GFWL Marketplace application.
FUUUUUUCCCCCKKKKKK!!! Now my OCD will never get satisfied! FFS. And it's not possible to delete it either, is it? After getting some of the achievements...
Can we atleast try?
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:36 PM   #9
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FUUUUUUCCCCCKKKKKK!!! Now my OCD will never get satisfied! FFS. And it's not possible to delete it either, is it? After getting some of the achievements...
Can we atleast try?
No way to delete it or complete it (if you don't have the DLCs purchased). I'm in the same boat as you, so I'm annoyed by this as well. Trust me, I've tried quite a few things to get DLCs working for an account without being properly licensed by the GFWL Marketplace application with no dice though.
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:06 PM   #10
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shame they don't release the dlc free. Trying to get aerocaches but its having a dlc cache streak atm
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:04 PM   #11
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Well that sucks.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:39 AM   #12
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This is complete and utter BULLSHIT!!

Would it be possible that there is somewhere to buy the DLC as codes and then redeem them to get access to the DLC?

Or what if somebody still had it as a gift on steam that could be traded for? would that work?

Microsoft are so LAME!

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Old 02-16-2014, 12:59 PM   #13
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Unfortunately none of the methods you mentioned are possible. MS Flight does not exist on Steam anymore and there is absolutely no place which sells DLC codes anymore.

As per the PC Marketplace FAQ on xbox.com:

"Will I be able to purchase Games for Windows Live games in other marketplaces now that Games for Windows Live titles are no longer available on Xbox.com?

Games for Windows Live titles published by Microsoft are no longer available for purchase from any marketplace {that includes MS Flight}. For other titles, please check directly with the title’s publishers."

So no; like I said. If you don't already own the DLCs, it is now and it has been since the PC Marketplace closure impossible to complete the game.

I know.. I feel sad about it too.
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:57 AM   #14
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as one kind person bothered pointing it out to me, on some games like Bulletstorm, Bioshock, and a few others, you can still purchase DLC from within the game if there is a content section in the main menu. You may need MS points/currency though
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:18 AM   #15
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That's true, however I have never tried redeeming a MS Points code through GFWL after the switch. I will try in the near future hopefully and post here the results.

However, speaking about MS Flight, they actually removed almost all of the DLCs from the in-game marketplace. I believe the only ones left are the Hawaiian Pack and a plane. The rest are missing, so that's not too helpful.
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