I would reccomend this game soley for its skirmishes, the singleplayer campaign does not deliver. However, if you can get friends to play this with you, there is nothing like sending towering units on the battlefield at em. Windows live has not shown up for me, so i would assume it isnt a problem anymore. There is a fix for the error at start up:http://steamcommunity.com/app/10430/discussions/0/846959998116311647/
Yeah same here, it needs to down load "xlive.dll" That is what steam is trying to install before it gives you the abnormal game exit.
I got it working (moslty by luck) by going to the steam games directory (for me was C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Universe at War Earth Assault) then going to the 'xliveredist' folder and running the instilation file there.
I ran it and it worked after I told windows to allow it acces when It asked me.
I had also done some fooling around before hand via using windows 7 combatibility settings and disabling my anti-virus so if intalling it does not work try running it with combatilitlity and anti-virus.
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Posted: December 3rd, 2013