How to create a local profile for Games for windows live
For those who having problems with GFWL set up.
A profile is required to save the game progress, GFWL, Profile, offline
How to create a local profile
Local profile: is a offline profile that is local to the PC that created it. Local profiles have no online connectivity, and cannot connect to LIVE, so therefore cannot be merged with online profiles, and you will not be able to transfer any achievements, or game saves to any other profile that you have earned with this local profile nor can you merge two offline ones. Achievements, and gamesaves are signed to the profiles, and it cannot be reversed. The Local profile is the alternative option for users being in un-supported LIVE countries/territories. It is not recommended to use a local profile if you are in a supported region, and have LIVE access. There is a possibility of offline profiles not working with game updates as those updates pertain to LIVE not offline play.
How do you create a offline profile?
First search for Games for Windows Software Setup 3.5 or Games for Windows live 3.5
you will get it named gfwlivesetup.exe 70.4 MB in size - download and install it FROM HERE
First you have to open a Games for Windows LIVE game. If you automatically sign into a profile then create profile button will not be shown. So we have to log out of
the profile to see a different set of buttons
Now we can see the profile buttons, & you need to click the highlighted button “Create New Profile”.
In the dialogbox, scroll down to the bottom paragraph.
At the bottom paragraph there is a hyperlink for creating a local profile. Clicking the link will create a local profile. Name the profile & click the done button. If you want to customize the profile, then you can do it here. If you want to do that later, you can. Click the highlighted button “Done”.
Save games, and profile backups:
In order to back up a local profile you will need to copy your xlive, profile, gamesave folders, and move them to the new PC. "IF YOU DO NOT BACK UP YOUR OFFLINE PROFILE FILES THEY WILL NOT WORK ON THE DIFFERENT PC OFFLINE PROFILE; THEY ARE UNIQUE WHEN CREATED."
Some of the folders below are hidden files, and you will have to show them in control panel of Windows.
1. Find all your gamesaves XP: "C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\My Documents\My Games" folder; VISTA/WIN7: "C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents"; "C:\Users\USERNAME\Saved Games"
2. Back up your profiles which are found here: "C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\XLive\Content"; "C:\user\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\XLive\Content" (If you navigate to the root folder you can see the profile picture to verify the correct profile.)
3. Backup the entire XLive folder, and saved games.
I know many gamers know this. But still PM and comments coming to my torrents 'how to create a local profile?cant save the game etc. So I thought it could be helpful if me and others use this link in the description of the games which needs Games for windows live local profile to play and save the game.Good day to all members of ET.
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:07
Still couldn't make it in Batman Arkham City.
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:46
just make a offline windows live game id? pretty fucking simple? haha
Fri Jan 04, 2013 21:46
i have installed batman arkham city......when I click on start button in game....which is highlighted with a bat...then this GMEAS FOR WINDOWS LIVE is not showing....
and when i click on x live in the main menu its showing that i have to sign in with valid windowd live....