FREE - Forza Motorsport 6: Apex - @ Microsoft Windows Store for PC
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FREE - Forza Motorsport 6: Apex - @ Microsoft Windows Store for PC

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Found 10th Sep 2016
**Instructions on how to add to Steam**

FREE modern racing game to entice users to Windows Store. 18gb download, high quality graphics. High ish end PC may be required to play.

Add to steam using this launch code. shell:appsFolder\Microsoft.ApexPG_8wekyb3d8bbwe!forzamotorsportapex

Guide here:

linustechtips.com/mai…nu/
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Cheers!
Thanks OP!
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Will it be on Steam too?
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Also, have some heat.
Good for those that didn't know, but this has been out for a while - not to be confused with Forza Horizon 3 which is just appearing in the Windows Store now as a demo (available on 12/09) and the full game releasing at the end of the month.
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Will it be on Steam too?



Nope.
cheers have some heat
This has been available for weeks. Isn't it a beta?
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flimbo73

Nope.


Hopefully it'll be someday.
Anyway to get to run on My MacBook Pro?
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Marky264

Anyway to get to run on My MacBook Pro?


Bootcamp? Unfortunately it's on horrendous Windows Store so you need Windows.
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imdurc

This has been available for weeks. Isn't it a beta?



It's been available for months. It was released in May. Microsoft have however dropped the Beta tag releasing it as a full free product and adding wheel support.
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Spasho

Will it be on Steam too?


Exclusive to Microsoft store
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imdurc

This has been available for weeks. Isn't it a beta?



previously an incomplete beta now fully functional, just realesed
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ontheqt

Exclusive to Microsoft store


I recall reading some news about Microsoft bringing their Xbox games to Steam than just keeping it a Windows Store exclusive so who knows, maybe they'll make gamers even happier.
Spasho

I recall reading some news about Microsoft bringing their Xbox games to … I recall reading some news about Microsoft bringing their Xbox games to Steam than just keeping it a Windows Store exclusive so who knows, maybe they'll make gamers even happier.


they probably plan to alienate their clients & make things as difficult as possible. After all, that policy has served Apple incredibly well.
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andiejn

they probably plan to alienate their clients & make things as difficult … they probably plan to alienate their clients & make things as difficult as possible. After all, that policy has served Apple incredibly well.


Microsoft and its Phil Spencer seem to know the market they're dealing with so there's perhaps a glimpse of hope at the end of the tunnel. I bet even Microsoft knows the Windows Store is atrociously bad but it's their own digital store so they won't admit it.

Like Apple won't admit iTunes is a crappy bloatware prgram.
Needs a good damm PC to play it....
Is it free on Xbox One? Link? Thanks.
MS are dangling the carrot before the Win10 cart?
Can't get it to install on win 10 enterprise edition...the anniversary edition is needed, which , as far as I can tell isn't available outside of the U.S yet
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Daymo

Can't get it to install on win 10 enterprise edition...the anniversary … Can't get it to install on win 10 enterprise edition...the anniversary edition is needed, which , as far as I can tell isn't available outside of the U.S yet


I'm running the game. You can download win 10 update direct from Microsoft.
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A1M

MS are dangling the carrot before the Win10 cart?


Yes
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muzzzzzzzzzy

Needs a good damm PC to play it....


I have an Aliensware Alpha R2. GTX 960 run fine on max setting 1080p. See me hukd listing on how to get it cheaper.
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nice one op
managed to update it now...Just have to re download about 400 gb of programs... oO
ontheqt

I have an Aliensware Alpha R2. GTX 960 run fine on max setting 1080p. See … I have an Aliensware Alpha R2. GTX 960 run fine on max setting 1080p. See me hukd listing on how to get it cheaper.


I thought the point of this free game was to promote 4k gaming. I too would need a new PC (_;)
Edited by: "happylarry" 12th Sep 2016
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happylarry

I thought the point of this free game was to promote 4k gaming. I too … I thought the point of this free game was to promote 4k gaming. I too would need a new PC (_;)



Yes you can play in 4k but then you'd need a specially beffy card to play on high settings and 4k. In my opinion if your playing on a big tv and sat within three metres its worth it. If however you are further away you can't tell the difference between full hd and 4k. I'm playing F1 racing stars and sonic all star racing in 4k though. vrrrrrhum!
Cheers OP, I had to manually install the Anniversay Update to get this!
Greyed out for me. Can't download it.
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matedodgy

Greyed out for me. Can't download it.


you need to install windows 10 anniversary addition. microsoft.com/en-…s10 you can install the update to windows 10 via the above link.
Several things put me off getting this game:

1. You have to use the Microsoft Store on Windows to download it. No idea why this is so if it's a freebie - why not just a plain download of an exe or zip that any platform can get? Hey, why not a torrent since it's a legal free download?

2. The minimum spec of the graphics card needed for this is out of range of most casual gamers. Yes, Ithis might be a "AAA" title for all I know, but can you lower the resolution/detail and use it on a lesser card (the specs give no clue you can)?

3. You need not only Windows 10 (which I do have) to download it, but also the Anniversary Update (which I don't have - it's still being rolled out until at least November apparently - and, no the updater given in the previous post doesn't work on Enterprise edition).

So I've got to wait potentially months to get the anniversary update, do an 18-odd GB download (without a torrent, so keep your fingers crossed) and even tbhen, my sub-min spec graphics card might either not work at all or give an unplayable FPS. At this point as you can probably guess, I've given up on the freebie.


Edited by: "rkl" 15th Sep 2016
Runs better with 16GB RAM. Stuttered and crashed with 8GB.
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Runs better with 16GB RAM. Stuttered and crashed with 8GB.



It runs perfectly fine and smooth here with 8GB Ram.
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