Download & Installation: Games for Windows Live v3.3.0024

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Download & Installation: Games for Windows Live v3.3.0024

PostPosted by OldBoy2k » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:24 pm

This is how you can extract the xlive.dll and other needed Games for Windows Live files from the gfwlivesetupmin.exe redistributable release.

Note: This fix is only for getting the Xlive ingame panel to work and its not a fix for the standalone Client Games for Windows Live!The Games for Windows standalone Live Client or Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant will not be covered in this fix.

File and version info:
Filename: gfwlivesetupmin.exe
Version: v3.3.0024.0
Size: 27,9 MB (29.268.256 Bytes)

1) download gfwlivesetupmin.exe v3.3.0024 from the following location:
download from
download from
2) extract the gfwlivesetupmin.exe content with Universal Extractor,7zip or WinRAR.
Download of Universal Extractor (UniExtract):
download: UniExtract Binary Archive (doesn't need installation)
3) the xliveredist.msi can then be found in the pkg directory.Extract the xLiveRedist.msi content with Universal Extractor in "MSI Administrative Installer" mode.
4) copy the following extracted files to the binaries directory of the game or application:

And you would need this fix to get this Xlive v3.3 version working:

Missing Exports:
Kernel32.dll - GetUserGeoID,GetGeoInfoA,WTSGetActiveConsoleSessionId
IPHLPAPI.dll - GetAdaptersAddresses (Xlive.dll)
WS2_32.dll - freeaddrinfo,getaddrinfo (because of IPHLAPI.dll)
Advapi32.dll - CredFree,CredWriteW,CredReadW,CredEnumerateW,CredDeleteW (because of msidcrl40.dll)

1) install the game
2) for Xinput1_3.dll download the x3daudio driver:
click: download Win2k X3Daudio driver
copy Xinput1_3.dll from the driver archive to binaries directory.
3) download IPHLPAPI.dll:
click here to download iphlpapi.dll v5.1.2600.2180
and copy to the binaries directory.
4) for Kernel32.dll,Advapi32.dll and WS2_32.dll you will need the wrapper pack:
click here to download Wrapper pack
and copy together with the renamed Win2k system Kernel32_ORG.dll,Advapi32_ORG.dll and WS2_32_ORG.dll to the binaries directory.

When you check xlive.dll with Dependency Walker Xlive should be fixed and loading fine in the game.
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