10 people found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.0 hrs last two weeks / 0.8 hrs on record (0.1 hrs at review time)
Posted: Mar 10, 2021 @ 2:11am

The game is not launching at all - no error, nothing.

I almost never review a game based on it's technical issues, but for this title I'm willing to make an exception, because I feel these kind of problems should not be tolerated for a full-priced 2.5-year old game that's releasing on the same platform it's already been released on.

By now I've spent 6 hours updating windows, validating game files, changing security policies, tinkering with antivirus/firewall settings, creating new system users, and even radically changing windows installation properties.

Judging by Steam discussion board, this problem is reproducible across a number of systems without any acknowledgement from the game's developer/publisher. On top of that I'm expecting issues with my driving wheel, since people are reporting problems with it as well.

Windows error logs contain the least information possible, which is especially surreal considering this a Microsoft title.
So far this is the only game I've had over the years that completely refused to launch or even indicate what the issue may be.

The most ridiculous part that the game with the most significant issues on a Microsoft platform - is the one developed by a Microsoft game studio.

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Eeis Mar 11, 2021 @ 2:42am 
Hey @Spyhenx, I've managed to solve the issue FINALLY!
I've written short guide that hopefully will work for you as well - https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2421151776
Spyhenx Mar 10, 2021 @ 1:04pm 
thanks a lot ı will try all of them
Eeis Mar 10, 2021 @ 12:43pm 
- Disable Windows antivirus
- Add file and folder exceptions to windows antivirus
- Explicitly allow Forza 4 in firewall
- Disable Windows Defender firewall
- Turn off all potentially conflicting applications
- Reset Microsoft store
- Reinstall Microsoft store
- Run sfc /scannow
- Disable Windows development mode
- Reinstall graphics driver after Windows update
- Synchronise clock
- Enable UPnP in router
- Reinstall Microsoft Visual C++
- Forward NAT ports
- Force start all Xbox related Windows services
- Allow all Xbox services to interact with desktop

Even though it didn't work for me, I recommend you trying items from this list, something might work for you.

Some people reported success when changing windows user to the one that has username with Latin-only characters and adding Forza folder to exceptions in BitDefender antivirus.
Eeis Mar 10, 2021 @ 12:43pm 
@Spyhenx, tried, didn't work for me. Here's the list of things I've tried attempting to launch this game:

- Restart PC
- Update graphics driver
- Disable Steam overlay
- Turn on Xbox game bar
- Disable/Enable windows game mode
- Validate game files
- Delete some files and validate game files
- Run the executable directly
- Run the executable directly as administator
- Run Steam as administrator
- Run the executable in compatability mode
- Log into Xbox Microsoft app
- Change power settings to "High Performance"
- Delete old Forza appdata files
- Update current Windows version the latest build
- Upgrade Windows to newest 20H2 version
- Update newest 20H2 version to the latest build
- Delete Microsoft Edge shortcut from desktop after updating Windows
- Log into Windows with a new local user
- Log into Windows with a new Microsoft user

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Spyhenx Mar 10, 2021 @ 11:47am 
ıf ı deactive my windows defender maybe this problem has gone ? any thoughts
Eeis Mar 10, 2021 @ 10:07am 
@Spyhenx, will do, my man, will do. So far I've been keeping a keen eye on the forums and there's no solution yet.
Spyhenx Mar 10, 2021 @ 9:35am 
same problem bro if this problem solves pls recomand here