So I was going back and forth with a 2k support guy but it seems like he stopped giving a **** and/or had no idea how to fix this problem I am having, so thought I'd try my luck here.
So every time I start the game GFWL comes up, asks me to install an update so I accept; it successfully downloads the patch. I exit the game and run the installer, which claims to have successfully patched, but then I run the game and it asks me to install that same patch again (the game version on the bottom left has not changed).
I can't seem to get far with GFWL disabled because the game constantly crashes (hopefully an issue fixed with a patch).
Things I've tried so far;
Attempting to patch via both SP and MP modes several times. Uninstalling and reinstalling both BS2 and GFWL. Running BS2/GFWL/Patches as administrator. Running the game directly from the folder outside of Steam. Manually patching all 4 different patches from GoN servers. Deleting all the savegames and data from docs/bioshock2 Running the GFWL marketplace alongside BS2. Running other GFWL games just in case it needed to update somehow (they all work fine). All of the above with all non Microsoft services disabled
Im going to assume your singleplayering... Crack it. screw the patch Not entirely sure how node goes on linking such things.. Google GCW Select a mirror PC game index (menu, right side of page) B (top of new page) Scroll to bioshock2
Download your version *****RENAME THE ORIGIONAL FILE***** I choose .orig.. ie: bioshock2.exe.orig Copy the crack over.
I've tried running a GFWL disabling program, and I've also tried playing not signed in to GFWL. The problem is that the game is crashing and my only thought is that the crashing is an issue that has been fixed in a patch (which I cannot install).