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A DRM WORSE than Denuvo | A launcher WORSE than Epic Games Store

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Hate Denuvo for slowing game performance? Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass is a whole lot worse.

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  1. im done with gamepass on pc downloads suck games take up more space run worse updates broken and dlc instal on drive c got ps5 for all games and for microsoft games will get series s

  2. Wanna mod DOOM Eternal from the microsoft store? Good luck then.
    You'll have to copy EVERY.SINGLE.FILE while the game's open to avoid permission block.
    Then you have to deal with a DRM that can only be bypassed with shell commands.
    Then hope that everything goes to plan and the mod injector works. AND YOU NEED A SPECIAL MOD INJECTOR FOR IT.

  3. This is why I don’t trust Microsoft or steam and this is why I don’t play on PC

  4. subnautica steam 140fps
    subnautica windows store 40-80fps

  5. For anyone wondering XVI files are related to another file UWP/Store apps/game use called XVD's. What is a XVD file? Xbox Virtual Disc, the XVI file seems to contain metadata or something along those lines. Microsoft is for whatever reason is basically installing games from the store by just downloading an ISO (XVD is the Xbox One equivalent of a ISO) of the game and mounting the ISO when you run the game. That's how it's "installed". The WindowsApps folder stuff you see are junctions, basically you're looking at what is in the XVD when you're looking in one of those folders. It's done in such a weird way. If you are a gamepass PC user open device manager and look under the Disk Drives section. If you have any Gamepass PC games installed, you will very likely see at least one Xvd drive listed. It seems a lot of gamepass games are delivered in the XVD format but not all. I have 3 gamepass games installed and device manager shows 2 XVD drives. I tested it and when I uninstalled Sea of Thieves the number of XVD drives in device manager dropped to 1.I'm guessing this weird decision to use basically ISO's as the way to "install" the game is why if you compare patch sizes between steam and Gamepass / MS Store for the same patch that just came out for both the Steam release and the Gamepass release, the gamepass patch is always WAY bigger. For example Dungeons & Dragons Dark Alliance got a patch yesterday. Rolled out to consoles, Steam, and Gamepass at the same time. The patch was ~150 MB on steam. It was a over 7 GB update for my Gamepass version! Look at MCC patch notes. They mention the file size of the patch for console, steam, and MS Store. The MS Store patches (and Xbox) are always much bigger downloads than the steam patch.

  6. the only good thing about uwp that can be said is atleast its better than windows live, honestly microsoft needs to stop meddling around with the pc platform, pc only thrived for so long because microsoft ignored it.

  7. Worst part is that from my experience, saves don’t transfer between PCs through the cloud unless you actually own the game.

  8. Worst part is that from my experience, saves don’t transfer between PCs through the cloud unless you actually own the game.

  9. "Abu Dubai"

    Abu Dhabi and Dubai are two completely different cities

  10. "Abu Dubai"

    Abu Dhabi and Dubai are two completely different cities

  11. "Junctions" are hard links. They're a file system internal thing, and unlike "soft" links (.lnk, which are normal shortcuts), hard links in a way are the file (similar to how soft links work under linux or other sane operating systems). You should be able to divine what file the hard link points to somehow, but as it's all NTFS internal bollocks, you can't delete it or change it very well.

    This… appears to be some sort of pattern with Microsoft in the past few years. Take something done somewhere else, do it worse, and for all the wrong reasons. Linux programs, for example, tend to use permissions and symbolic ("soft") links quite a lot, as they're simple and convenient under any Linux system. Microsoft's equivalents of virtually anything, however, fall somewhat short of being easy to use, and so we end up with possibly unintentional DRM that's just security by obscurity, with a lot of inconvenience added that benefits nobody.

    The "encrypted filesystem" bullshit is somewhat reminiscent of the Xbox and the X360, though – they've had a tendency to feature strong encryption on console games for no particular reason I've been able to understand, as piracy of console games isn't exactly running rampant to begin with.

  12. "Junctions" are hard links. They're a file system internal thing, and unlike "soft" links (.lnk, which are normal shortcuts), hard links in a way are the file (similar to how soft links work under linux or other sane operating systems). You should be able to divine what file the hard link points to somehow, but as it's all NTFS internal bollocks, you can't delete it or change it very well.

    This… appears to be some sort of pattern with Microsoft in the past few years. Take something done somewhere else, do it worse, and for all the wrong reasons. Linux programs, for example, tend to use permissions and symbolic ("soft") links quite a lot, as they're simple and convenient under any Linux system. Microsoft's equivalents of virtually anything, however, fall somewhat short of being easy to use, and so we end up with possibly unintentional DRM that's just security by obscurity, with a lot of inconvenience added that benefits nobody.

    The "encrypted filesystem" bullshit is somewhat reminiscent of the Xbox and the X360, though – they've had a tendency to feature strong encryption on console games for no particular reason I've been able to understand, as piracy of console games isn't exactly running rampant to begin with.

  13. I would never use XBOX Launcher anyway.

    Like I can't even put the game where I want on my drive? It just makes a fucking mess.

  14. I would never use XBOX Launcher anyway.

    Like I can't even put the game where I want on my drive? It just makes a fucking mess.

  15. The reason why scene groups don't crack denuvo and others much is simply because they care more about your privacy than game companies…
    Scene groups refuse to use kernel rights for example, which p2p groups don't care about.

  16. The reason why scene groups don't crack denuvo and others much is simply because they care more about your privacy than game companies…
    Scene groups refuse to use kernel rights for example, which p2p groups don't care about.

  17. the only good thing about uwp that can be said is atleast its better than windows live, honestly microsoft needs to stop meddling around with the pc platform, pc only thrived for so long because microsoft ignored it.

  18. you don't need to delete the games, but rather just right click the game on the windows menu and go app configuration and then use the repair button there, Microsoft is retarded with windows 10, Windows 10 when it came out was working fine and dandy for me, now the controller compatibility that they where working on to make windows responsive to xbox controllers doesn't seem to work, but only do shit on certain apps like the gallery app to put an example, and a bunch of other things that just keep breaking, i feel the need to restore my windows every now and then becuase of how easy it breaks on its own.

  19. I have a 100 gb folder of dirt 2.0 that im not allowed to delete cuz i dont have permission. And xbox on windows does not recognize the folder… there goes my 100gb

  20. More reason we stick with Steam and/or gog.com over this when it come to buying pc games digitally

  21. Great videos yet again. Would love you to include some videos on gaming on Linux as that has been a compelling subject lately

  22. tbh other than Forza games i never bought anything from there.
    it is a pain in the ass to transfer files or say you do a format of your computer while having a game from microsoft store… you end up with over 80gb of undeletable files unless you force the files and folders to be yours through user control and authentication. That's the pain in the ass i had to go through when i had to delete my old Forza Horizon 4 files when i did a factory reset in my PC.

  23. I have so many problems with this launcher. Last time I downloaded Halo MCC after Halo 3 came out. I launched the game and wanted to continue my Reach campaign. It said I didn't have required content downloaded. Turns out there was no way to download that "missing" content. Microsoft Store said there was an error in my installation and that I had to reinstall the game to fix it. Verify game files? No, not a feature of this launcher. So I'm forced to download everything again and on top of that speeds are awful. I get the worst download speeds of any launcher I use.

  24. I'd love to see the comparisons between Windows 7, 8.0, 8.1, and 10 in loading and FPS in games

  25. Hello from the future. Yeah, it sucks. Even Microsoft Store platform sucks. I don't know what they are thinking but this feature seems heavily integrated with Windows 10.

  26. yap PSO2 launch was a disaster, and can't even access the file, people go through crazy shit to fix it. game even auto delete itself lol
    now they bought Bethesda, i wonder how modding gonna become..

  27. Crack Devs are going against some of the best security engineers in the world.
    Also they can force updates via win updates or win defender, when the OS enters the fight it's much harder to create cracks.
    Also, for the guy on the video, try psexec for getting into "hidden spaces"

  28. So you conducted more than 10 benchmarks of Heavy Rain?

  29. worst mistake i ever did was buy forza horizon 4 on the windows store. they hijacked 80 gigs of my hard drive. even after uninstalling the game these folders were still full and windows didnt allow me to access those folders at all. i had to format my harddrive to get my space back.

  30. Not to mention its near impossible to get rid of games after reinstalling you os on your boot drive if you have xbox games on a second drive from install before it just plain doesn't let you get rid of them or install new games from Windows store on the drive without first formating or totally wiping the drive
    I know you can uninstall them before wiping the os but nuking an os is only done as last resort and often for more serious isue where this would be last thing on your mind

  31. this is kind of funny to me, there is insane circle jerking around Steam and hate for Epic Games Store, yet i have never heard anyone mentioning that Microsoft Store is such trash compared to or combined with both. yet everyone is suggesting to get the Microsoft Game Pass.
    I did try to have a go with Gears of War but nothing came out of it, couldn't download, insane +100gb file, don't like the interface, quite confusing. anyway, nice to learn something new.

  32. you should be using 1% and 0.1% lows as lowest framerate is not a good measure of how the game feels

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