Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - Colonies Edition

Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - Colonies Edition

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WBacon [capcom]  [developer] Oct 12, 2013 @ 8:28am
Solution to crash at launch (UPDATE: Nov.3,2013)
=======UPDATE Nov. 3, 2013=======
Here's another tip that may help all version of Windows. Some GFWL games may expect game files being installed on the same drive where Windows is installed.

For example, if your Windows Vista/7/8 is installed on the C drive, LP1:CE (and possibly other GFWL-based games) may expect the game build installed under the same drive letter.

Steam client as you may be aware allows users to manually select the drive (including externally attached drives) during the initial download/installation process. GFWL client or the game may not recognize this when the user deviates from the default drive letter when installed through Steam.

If you've already installed LP1:CE on another drive, try moving the entire Lost Planet Colonies folder following the steps below:

- Windows and Steam client is installed on C drive.
- LP1CE: installed on a different drive letter (assume D drive in this example)

1) Shut down Steam client (click "Exit" from the Steam menu in th eupper left corner).
2) Go to D:\Steam\SteamApps\ and delete "appmanifest_45720.acf"
3) Copy or Move the entire "Lost Planet Colonies" folder from "D:\Steam\SteamApps\common\" to "C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\"
4) Start Steam client and sign in with your account.
5) Double-click Lost Planet: Extreme Condition - Colonies Edition from the Library menu.
6) Install game to its default location ("Install under C:\Steam")
7) Steam client will recognize the build already exists at its designated location and will validate existing files instead of redownloading the game again.
8) Start game and sign into GFWL.

Hi all,

I am cross-posting a forum post from RedX, one of our helpful community members from the Street Fighter forums, who neatly summarized a step-by-step solution for this very issue few months back:

Originally posted by RedX:

1) Open Programs and Features in Control Panel. This can be done by pressing Windows Key + W, then typing Programs and Features and hitting Return.

2) Look for "Microsoft Games for Windows Marketplace" and "Microsoft Games for Windows - LIVE Redistributable." Right click each one, one at a time and uninstall both of them.

2a) Restart Windows.

3) REINSTALL the Xbox.com version of GFWL. Why? I don't know other than it works. It has something to do with the new Xbox One, I imagine. Whatever the case, I was upset. But doing this fixed GFWL games on Windows 8. I currently play Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition and Street Fighter X Tekken on Windows 8 and both work fine with the Xbox version of GFWL.

Here ya go: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/live/pc/downloadclient

And if you aren't an en-US, just switch to your locale.


It's a Games for Windows Live client issue that primarily affects Windows 8 users but should be helpful for Windows 7 and earlier users as well.

In a nutshell, the above process ensures you're flushing out any old/incompatible GFWL file system before freshly installing the newest GFWL client.
Last edited by WBacon [capcom]; Nov 3, 2013 @ 7:05pm
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talbot Oct 12, 2013 @ 12:27pm 
i have done this and still not working for me
Sikboy1029 Oct 12, 2013 @ 12:29pm 
This will have GFWL removed eventually, right? Seeing as the service is all but dead...
gray_imp. Oct 14, 2013 @ 3:14am 
Whatever i do Lost Planet didnt work for me in Windows 8.1 Preview (build 9431). But I successfully launched the game and it works excellent in Windows 8.1 RTM (build 9600). I hope this information will be useful.
Troiaman Oct 22, 2013 @ 8:35pm 
i buy this fu#$%¨game and crash all time. my pc is good i play bf3 crysis 3, assassins creed3 normal. but this game crash all time i try reinstall, install again, but not work, crash again. i want my money back
talbot Oct 23, 2013 @ 10:27am 
good luck getting your money back, i tried for days and no luck, crapcom wont do anything, and same with steam, sorry dude, but best of luck to you.
WBacon [capcom]  [developer] Nov 3, 2013 @ 7:06pm 
Hi everyone,

I've added another tip in the opening post that may help some users. Please give it a try and let me know if that helps.
Zik Zaac Nov 7, 2013 @ 3:57pm 
RedX's post thank you for the help
SchallDukul Nov 13, 2013 @ 5:39am 
Windows 8.1 -> RedX's post with the "Microsoft Games for ..." fixes my starting problem: After the launcher happened nothing. Thx!
Diomed Nov 13, 2013 @ 4:21pm 
Man I hate Games for Windows Live. It can't be gone soon enough. But thanks for posting this fix, the game is working now.
Kudagra Nov 13, 2013 @ 6:50pm 
My file is already in the right directory. Gfwl just needs to go
Joshie_Carver Nov 15, 2013 @ 3:55pm 
i am in windows 8.1 and it still crahses after i have done this.
FrozzyBeast Dec 10, 2013 @ 7:52am 
I just had this crash on start, with the ordinal 42 in xlive.dll issue.
I found on the Microsoft forums this article :

In there, it is saying you need to run the Games for Windows setup.
The Microsoft installer for that is here :

I ran that, once complete, clicked close. (Not launch), then ran the game again, and worked perfectly.
Running Windows 8.1
telopots Dec 24, 2013 @ 5:49am 
Just ♥♥♥♥ing remove GFWL from your game.
I should have to move my game to another directory just so a cancer third party program can work.
This is the last time I give money to Capcom, you guys just plain suck.
KNURD Jan 23, 2014 @ 6:49pm 
low fps and game continually crashes in the middle of play. my pc is bad♥♥♥♥♥and drivers are up to date. wtf
Ozram Apr 24, 2014 @ 10:45pm 
Ya, seriously steam, you are selling a broken product here. If it requires this much fussing to get it to run, then at least put a warning on it. I have a retail version of LP 3 and I thought I'd see what the previous 2 were like and now I'm out 40 bucks. Thanks for taking my money. Don't be theives and help me sort this.
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