Virtua Tennis 4 - Games for Windows LIVE

Virtua Tennis 4 cannot start (Steam purchase) as the game cannot link to the Games for Windows live service. As it turns out Batman Arkham Asylum cannot access the service, too. So the problem seems to be related to the service. Uninstalling and trying to reinstall the service pops up a known compatibility issue window for it, online help (via button) is currently (12/29/2012) not available.


Without the service Virtua Tennis won't even start.


On my sons computer (Win8 RC) the service works properly (with Batman), so it might be a problem with my computer configuration (PC connected to DC, games started via local account). I know that some games have issues when trying to run them from a DC-user (maybe because of the redirected folders), but then the local user was the way to go. Not so this time.


Thanks for the fast response!


The error message from Virtua Tennis 4 was

"Fatal Error!
Failed to initialize Games for Windows Live. This application will now close"


Uninstalling the "Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable" and "Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace" and reinstalling them from did the trick.





first couple of times I uninstalled it and used the setup provided with the game (compatibility issue window), later I ran the setup from the web site. Setup found the client already installed (but did not check the version?) and skipped the step. Only after uninstalling it the correct client was downloaded.

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Last updated May 5, 2021 Views 99,815 Applies to: