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GermanJoe
17th Sep 2009, 10:22
According to the Games ingame scroll bar the free downloadable content - the Insane Night Map Pack - is available for download now. It shows up in the LIVE Marketplace, when you browse it from within the "Downloadable Content" area of the game menu.

Unfortunately it is marked unavailable and on click displays the following message: "This item is currently for LIVE Gold members only. Silver members can check in a few days or upgrade to a LIVE Gold membership." I would appreciate if the in-game message scroll bar would reflect that only privileged gamers have access right now, so that us "regular Joe's" do not get their hopes up.

I was looking for more Invisible Predator goodness, but I guess I'll have to wait my turn.

Cheers,
Joe

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UPDATE The Insane Night Map Pack DLC is now available for PC as a free download in the LIVE Marketplace. Thank you!

jaywalker2309
17th Sep 2009, 10:26
Ah course its free content isnt it.. Only Premium content doesnt get split between Silver/Gold members for launch date.

damacles
17th Sep 2009, 10:43
So those who did not pay for a gold membership will have to wait? Hmm maybe a disclaimer would be nice. Free content should not require a paid membership to get it when it's released. If you say something is available for free on a certain date then only make it free at the time for a paid membership, then it's not really free is it?

jaywalker2309
17th Sep 2009, 10:50
This is how MS has been with Xbox content since day 1. They treat PC the same

As for `not really free` yes it is, at no point will you pay for it, so just because you get it a few days later doesnt cost you anything. Free content doesnt NEED a paid membership, just those that paid get it first from MS on their servers.

This is not something Eidos controls, this is MS servers and systems.

Yes the message could be a bit clearer saying Available to gold members on day X, and Silver members later.

GermanJoe
17th Sep 2009, 13:00
Thanks for the clarification, Jason.

Neon25
17th Sep 2009, 13:17
Um, there are no "gold members" for GFWL, the whole GFWL is free, they removed the monthly fee because nobody paid for it (obviously, PC gaming DEMANDS free multiplayer content)...

Cirap
17th Sep 2009, 13:37
Um, there are no "gold members" for GFWL, the whole GFWL is free, they removed the monthly fee because nobody paid for it (obviously, PC gaming DEMANDS free multiplayer content)...

it uses the same account system as the XBOX though, so someone who has a Gold account for their Box will get the DLC for PC before those who don't.... yeah, that's a bit messed up but it's how MS' Live system works

Tedet
17th Sep 2009, 15:09
I'm Gold on my 360, so I guess that makes me Gold on GFWL too. I tried to download the Insane Map pack but it just said "Cannot download".

Anyone else getting this? My Scarecrow map pack downloaded without fault.

GermanJoe
17th Sep 2009, 15:30
That's bad marketing in my book - the press release from September 14th touted availability of the Insane Night Map Pack for today. Microsoft canned the GfW LIVE Gold service in July of 2007 because it's benefits did not create enough value for a paying player base.

Batman: Arkham Asylum is an awesome single player game and showcases that the PC is alive and well as a gaming platform, I hope that a sequel will not outsource updates and patches to a third-party multiplayer service that was "dead on arrival" (N4G.com) (http://www.n4g.com/xbox/News-66814.aspx).

Cheers,
Joe

calabash
17th Sep 2009, 16:26
I'm also having trouble downloading Insane Night after a flawless Dem Bones download. It says Code:80004005. On the plus side it keeps giving me an option to retry in the GFWL-client. Shutting down the firewall dosen't seem to make any difference either.

SteMot
17th Sep 2009, 17:12
What a cockup. My Dem Bones code is missing from my UK PC Collectors edition as well, which I have e-mailed Game about with no reply.

Tedet
17th Sep 2009, 17:15
Clarification: Is Dem Bones the Scarecrow fight map?

Ace Antilles
17th Sep 2009, 17:52
What a cockup. My Dem Bones code is missing from my UK PC Collectors edition as well, which I have e-mailed Game about with no reply.

Mine too but I'm hoping that tomorrow they will email it out.
Friday is the official release date after all.

keenu
17th Sep 2009, 17:58
Mine too but I'm hoping that tomorrow they will email it out.
Friday is the official release date after all.

Mine Three. I haven't emailed them yet but will if I dont get it by Monday!

Alienware PC Gamer
17th Sep 2009, 18:37
Just wanted to say I pre-ordered this from Game.co.uk as well and my preorder arrived a day early today as I paid for the special delivery because of the ongoing postal strikes in london causing massive disruption.

I only have a Silver Xlive account but I could still redeem my LIVE access code for the insane map pack via the GFWL interface ingame as per instrucions on the enclosed code card in the retail box there is a section to do this you then get taken to a screen and it downloads within 3-4 mins.

Presumably this is because Game have the exclusive pre-order bonus codes.

Imperial Dane
17th Sep 2009, 20:12
Well that seems jolly rotten and not very clever at all. How can they even pull off something as bloody moronic as that ? I mean it ought to be obvious that there's no access to gold accounts for us PC folk.

Some of us aren't that gullible :P

gclhoutx
17th Sep 2009, 20:54
Clarification: Is Dem Bones the Scarecrow fight map?

Well its a challenge map fighting off Scarecrows skeletons. I've only been able to get to the second wave since your not supposed to take even 1 hit (was ranked 12 on the leaderboards under Raideag). Not sure if you actually fight Scarecrow though.

Ace Antilles
17th Sep 2009, 21:39
Just wanted to say I pre-ordered this from Game.co.uk as well and my preorder arrived a day early today as I paid for the special delivery because of the ongoing postal strikes in london causing massive disruption.

I only have a Silver Xlive account but I could still redeem my LIVE access code for the insane map pack via the GFWL interface ingame as per instrucions on the enclosed code card in the retail box there is a section to do this you then get taken to a screen and it downloads within 3-4 mins.

Presumably this is because Game have the exclusive pre-order bonus codes.

The only code I have is the one from the CE to allow me to get Crime Alley.
That worked fine and I could see the Insane Map listing but it wouldn't let me download them.

Orba
17th Sep 2009, 21:59
Back to the original subject I think its pretty bad that the DLC is restricted on GFWL to Gold members, especially since Gold Membership was scrapped ages ago.

Neon25
17th Sep 2009, 22:05
Back to the original subject I think its pretty bad that the DLC is restricted on GFWL to Gold members, especially since Gold Membership was scrapped ages ago.

Yeah, especially since

http://i25.tinypic.com/ri850h.png

;)

TheSandman21
17th Sep 2009, 22:42
This is how MS has been with Xbox content since day 1. They treat PC the same

As for `not really free` yes it is, at no point will you pay for it, so just because you get it a few days later doesnt cost you anything. Free content doesnt NEED a paid membership, just those that paid get it first from MS on their servers.

This is not something Eidos controls, this is MS servers and systems.

Yes the message could be a bit clearer saying Available to gold members on day X, and Silver members later.

Is there a date for us so-called "Silver" members?

akskiller
17th Sep 2009, 22:45
I have a gold account but cannot download the new pack it says cannot download.

GermanJoe
17th Sep 2009, 23:24
Well, it's been a long workday but still no change on the Insane Night Map Pack DLC. I would favor a date for the availability, especially with the weekend coming up. Since Eidos Interactive and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment published the announcement, they might be the mover and shaker that can make things happen.

In addition to posting here, you can email Stanley Phan of Eidos North America ( sphan@eidos.com ) or Mark Margolis of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment ( mark.margolis@warnerbros.com ). This article here (http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/102/1024232p1.html) is a good reference.

Be kind though - this is not a Vendetta - they are Commissioner Gordon and not the Joker ;) We just like to to hone our FreeFlow Combat skills and test our Invisible Predator prowess. No Batterangs or explosive gel, please!

Peace Out,
Joe

TheSandman21
17th Sep 2009, 23:56
I have a gold account but cannot download the new pack it says cannot download.

Because its M$ (not Eidos or Rockstedy) way of getting back at us because we PC gamers refuse to pay to play games online like the 360ers.....:D

Alienware PC Gamer
18th Sep 2009, 02:27
I don't have gold on either GFWL or X360 but it still let me download it from the ingame menu for GFWL as there is a section for a redeem code which I presume is why its exclusive for now which does sound wrong anyway if Eidos have decided to make it free for all perhaps they should have checked before announcing it as obviously people who ordered for the preorder bonus with specific retailers like I did with Game.co.uk (not the cheapest price either but the DLC swung it for me to go with them) would wonder why they bothered if its gives no incentive to go to a cheaper retailer (some were £5 cheaper!!).

I just think it should have been free for everyone regardless but now I suppose you just have to wait usually a week (unles you have the preorder DLC bonus code) until MS will make it free for all.

jjknap
18th Sep 2009, 02:33
You should try again now :)

Kevin =]
18th Sep 2009, 02:36
You should try again now :)

did you finish downloading it on the pc version? and if so are you a gold or silver member o.o?

capable heart
18th Sep 2009, 02:48
Well, I only have a silver Live account and the PC version of the DLC pack seems to be downloading fine right now.

GermanJoe
18th Sep 2009, 03:01
UPDATE The Insane Night Map Pack DLC is now available for PC as a free download in the LIVE Marketplace. Thank you!

Cheers,
Joe

jjknap
18th Sep 2009, 03:19
;1181713']did you finish downloading it on the pc version? and if so are you a gold or silver member o.o?
Not a gold or silver member :)

Kevin =]
18th Sep 2009, 04:09
Not a gold or silver member :)

great, ima go check it out soon, thx :D

Neon25
18th Sep 2009, 14:42
The 2 new maps are great, especially the one with infinite numbers of enemies. :D

al-x
18th Sep 2009, 14:47
Hello:

Nice addition, but it would be nice to show the directory that it downloaded to.

Anyway, so, is there is going to be another thing to download next week?


Al...

pleomax
18th Sep 2009, 14:50
Didn't Microsoft do away with silver and gold accounts for the pc, they made it all free but kept them for the xbox.

JSK103
18th Sep 2009, 15:07
Didn't Microsoft do away with silver and gold accounts for the pc, they made it all free but kept them for the xbox.

Yes, and the DLC is available for PC right now.

Ace Antilles
18th Sep 2009, 16:33
The Insane map is hard! But then again I am a BAA noob still. :D

Paulley
18th Sep 2009, 22:03
two out of the three bats on the pred map (took 12mins.. had to wait ages to get someone off the ladder.. my fault for catching 4 thugs with two explosions) and i was two off a 40x combo on the other and im only 13% of the way through the game.

DjParagon
18th Sep 2009, 22:30
I can confirm the DLC is working on GFWL. I just played it and I can see my awfull score online.

al-x
19th Sep 2009, 22:02
Hello:


So, is there is going to be another thing to download next week?


Al...