After having a chat with MS support it appears that MS has pulled Windows Media Feature pack for Win10 N 1809, after pulling the update itself yesterday. In this case me and who-knows-how-many others are stuck with FH4 not able to launch until whenever MS decides to make WMF pack available again. Are Forza developers aware of this situation?
Unfortunately this isnt an issue with Forza itself, nor one created by T10 and Playground. As bad as this sounds, this one is all on Microsoft and their Windows departments. Which are completely separate from Xbox and the game devs under them. Realistically, you need to be contacting Microsoft support. Even contacting Xbox support in this case would be better than contacting T10/Playground via the Forums.
Still, I do hope someone from T10/Playground can let you know if there is at least a workaround or not while Microsoft fix the most recent updates.
Thank you. Looks like I don’t have this N version so I shouldn’t have to worry about this update.
However, Googling this update I discovered it has an even worse flaw in it. It can delete all your pictures and documents from your users folder, on any Windows 10 version. So I’m gonna backup those folders before it updates automatically!
Sorry for off topic, just wouldn’t have known about this if I hadn’t stumbled upon this thread here.
Mines also broken but don’t have any errors or event logs or anything so GG. Couldn’t play Horizon 3 on PC for over two years due to download and CTD issues they never patched. At least I had almost one full week of H4 before they broke it.
Just been looking at this, my Win 10 is Full Home version 1803 last updated yesterday. Windows 10N for Europe or KN for Korea is a cut down version of windows without any Media Player and all associated technologies.
Hence why you are having issues, would need an updated Media App that goes with your latest version of Windows N.
You are mostly correct, except for the part about official requirements for Forza horizon 4 and they simply state windows 10, without version specification for N, KN, etc. So yeah my windows is a bit cutdown but that shouldn’t be a problem as per requirements. I’m perhaps repeating myself here but there is no media feature pack available for 1809. It doesn’t exist.