Broken Steel launch woes spur fan Fallout

Just more than a month after the second Fallout 3 expansion was recalled from Xbox Live, the third appears to have stumbled on the PC. According to widespread reports on both the official Bethesda Softworks and Games for Windows forums, those downloading the PC edition of Fallout 3: Broken Steel...

Just more than a month after the second Fallout 3 expansion was recalled from Xbox Live, the third appears to have stumbled on the PC. According to widespread reports on both the official Bethesda Softworks and Games for Windows forums, those downloading the PC edition of Fallout 3: Broken Steel have encountered the following error while installing:

"Install of Broken Steel failed. Not a cryptographic message or the cryptographic message is not formatted correctly. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8009200D)."

As a result, the add-on has been pulled from the Games for Windows Live Marketplace, whose digital-rights management software is being fingered as the culprit. Speaking to Shacknews, Bethesda reps said that the problem is "a games for Windows Live DRM Install error... Microsoft is working on fixing it, and we'll let everyone know once we've verified it."

Apparently the problems with Broken Steel are not limited to the PC edition of Fallout 3. Bethesda has also said that it is looking into Xbox Live server synchronization issues that are reportedly preventing players of the 360 edition from earning their much-coveted achievement points. "We are also looking into achievement/gamerscore issue, and the correct channels have been contacted and informed," the company divulged on a forum post. No PlayStation 3 issues have been reported--as Fallout 3's DLC is exclusive to the 360 and PC.

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2wo3eezy
2wo3eezy

DLC for Fallout 3 is something that i have chosen to pass on. Fallout 3 was and always will be a true masterpiece of an rpg and i prefer to not sour the experience or ruin the memories of completing the game as a ranger of the wastes. on my current play thru i am becoming one of the most detestable humans walking the desolate wasteland. when i set off the nuke in megaton i really felt like i was going to hell when i die. lol.

2wo3eezy
2wo3eezy

DLC for Fallout 3 is something that i have chosen to pass on. Fallout 3 was and always will be a true masterpiece of an rpg and i prefer to not sour the experience or ruin the memories of completing the game as a ranger of the wastes. on my current play thru i am becoming one of the most detestable humans walking the desolate wasteland. when i set off the nuke in megaton i really felt like i was going to hell when i die. lol.

Dukebball1808
Dukebball1808

There seems to be two types of people on this forum... those who have a sense of humor.... and those who own only a PS3 XD

Dukebball1808
Dukebball1808

There seems to be two types of people on this forum... those who have a sense of humor.... and those who own only a PS3 XD

wishiwasuber
wishiwasuber

Ya i better get my 30gs that it wont let me have

wishiwasuber
wishiwasuber

Ya i better get my 30gs that it wont let me have

asmodeus_z
asmodeus_z

Seems like Bethesda has not released a Fallout DLC that doesn't need to be fixed (with a patch) or recalled. They really need to do something about their QA team ...

asmodeus_z
asmodeus_z

Seems like Bethesda has not released a Fallout DLC that doesn't need to be fixed (with a patch) or recalled. They really need to do something about their QA team ...

tnyhawk007
tnyhawk007

Can't play broken steel for xbox 360. I downloaded the dlc for operation anchorage and broken steel from xbox live but i can't figure out how to play it. I went back to teh end where you have to turn on the purifier and there was no difference in gameplay, the max xp has not changed. Do i have to be online with xbox live always while i'm playing the game? Is there some installation (other than the actual download) that i must complete before i can play it? The downloads both show up in the download section after i load fallout 3 but i cannot select them or anything. i ahve never downloaded dlc for xbox before. SOME HELP ME PLEASE - i'm starting to get really frustrated

tnyhawk007
tnyhawk007

Can't play broken steel for xbox 360. I downloaded the dlc for operation anchorage and broken steel from xbox live but i can't figure out how to play it. I went back to teh end where you have to turn on the purifier and there was no difference in gameplay, the max xp has not changed. Do i have to be online with xbox live always while i'm playing the game? Is there some installation (other than the actual download) that i must complete before i can play it? The downloads both show up in the download section after i load fallout 3 but i cannot select them or anything. i ahve never downloaded dlc for xbox before. SOME HELP ME PLEASE - i'm starting to get really frustrated

jazno1
jazno1

I have to say you guys can get really immature, So what if the author wrote that little bit about PS3's, it was meant to be funny and not offensive. It was made pretty clear that Play Station users wouldn't have access to DLC pretty early on. I mean there alot of PS3's exclusive content that I wish I had but don't. All I'm saying is lighten up, there are wose things to be mad about.

jazno1
jazno1

I have to say you guys can get really immature, So what if the author wrote that little bit about PS3's, it was meant to be funny and not offensive. It was made pretty clear that Play Station users wouldn't have access to DLC pretty early on. I mean there alot of PS3's exclusive content that I wish I had but don't. All I'm saying is lighten up, there are wose things to be mad about.

Mr_Fujiv1
Mr_Fujiv1

i cant get this cause i got fallout 3 on my ps3 and for me to get it on the xbox is a waste of money

Mr_Fujiv1
Mr_Fujiv1

i cant get this cause i got fallout 3 on my ps3 and for me to get it on the xbox is a waste of money

BlueZ06
BlueZ06

Downloaded it as soon as it was up and I haven't had any problems so far either. Give them some credit, even with all the bugs in the Pitt it took them no more than a day, NO MORE than 24 hours, to have it back up and ready on Live. To me, that's pretty dang impressive. Besides, as far as acheivements go, they'll no doubt be fixed eventually. Just be thankful the content works. Go kill some mutant overlords, albino scorpions, or wear some Hellfire Power Armor till then. ;)

BlueZ06
BlueZ06

Downloaded it as soon as it was up and I haven't had any problems so far either. Give them some credit, even with all the bugs in the Pitt it took them no more than a day, NO MORE than 24 hours, to have it back up and ready on Live. To me, that's pretty dang impressive. Besides, as far as acheivements go, they'll no doubt be fixed eventually. Just be thankful the content works. Go kill some mutant overlords, albino scorpions, or wear some Hellfire Power Armor till then. ;)

tnega44
tnega44

@adamchuff....Think your right. Bethesda seems to be really trying to fix the issues fans have been plagued with. Hopefully they'll continue this policy with all future games.

tnega44
tnega44

@adamchuff....Think your right. Bethesda seems to be really trying to fix the issues fans have been plagued with. Hopefully they'll continue this policy with all future games.

adamchuff
adamchuff

hey i have downloaded Broken Steel the first day it came out for xbox 360 and i have had no problems w/ it at all so far. i understand how they were w/ the pitt dlc and pulled it asap but it was back out fixed in like 1-2 days... i have no worries for everyone that is upset about this, Bethesda will try their hardest to fix it for the loyal people who keep them going. I am one whom hated the company at one point but after fallout 3 i had respect. dont worry everything will be fine...... who's going with me??....

adamchuff
adamchuff

hey i have downloaded Broken Steel the first day it came out for xbox 360 and i have had no problems w/ it at all so far. i understand how they were w/ the pitt dlc and pulled it asap but it was back out fixed in like 1-2 days... i have no worries for everyone that is upset about this, Bethesda will try their hardest to fix it for the loyal people who keep them going. I am one whom hated the company at one point but after fallout 3 i had respect. dont worry everything will be fine...... who's going with me??....

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

@Gelugon_baat: It wasn't sarcasm, it was an explanation to help avoid confusing PS3 fans. Why so defensive?

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

@Gelugon_baat: It wasn't sarcasm, it was an explanation to help avoid confusing PS3 fans. Why so defensive?

shii666
shii666

So, now official sites are trolling?

shii666
shii666

So, now official sites are trolling?

shii666
shii666

I was having problems installing Fallout 3 DLC on my PS3! I can't find it on Playstation Network! (Sarcasm) I had to re-buy the game for the PC in order to play the expansions. I don't like the deal Microsoft and Bethesda worked out. I bet Microsoft specifically paid Bethesda money with this quote "I will pay you xbillion dollars if you don't, DON'T make this for the PS3. Use the excuse that it couldn't run it. It will make all Sony fans hate you, and you will no longer have produce games fro their machine!" That is how I imagine it going down... I hate Microsoft.

shii666
shii666

I was having problems installing Fallout 3 DLC on my PS3! I can't find it on Playstation Network! (Sarcasm) I had to re-buy the game for the PC in order to play the expansions. I don't like the deal Microsoft and Bethesda worked out. I bet Microsoft specifically paid Bethesda money with this quote "I will pay you xbillion dollars if you don't, DON'T make this for the PS3. Use the excuse that it couldn't run it. It will make all Sony fans hate you, and you will no longer have produce games fro their machine!" That is how I imagine it going down... I hate Microsoft.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@Gelugon_baat i found it rather funny tbh.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

@Gelugon_baat i found it rather funny tbh.

steve216
steve216

the game is back for download, and it says the issue is resolved. I just finished downloading it and I'm still getting the issue

steve216
steve216

the game is back for download, and it says the issue is resolved. I just finished downloading it and I'm still getting the issue

Evenios
Evenios

ugh well youd think theyd make sure the add ons worked right before releasing em ! :-p

Evenios
Evenios

ugh well youd think theyd make sure the add ons worked right before releasing em ! :-p

DR_T_JR
DR_T_JR

if you have a Ps3 version of Fallout 3 the go get a 360 and get it better games and DLC

DR_T_JR
DR_T_JR

if you have a Ps3 version of Fallout 3 the go get a 360 and get it better games and DLC

Gravity_2
Gravity_2

the last comment is an extreme low blow. i've downloaded it on 360 but is the achievement glitch fixed yet?

Gravity_2
Gravity_2

the last comment is an extreme low blow. i've downloaded it on 360 but is the achievement glitch fixed yet?

sieg6529
sieg6529

As much as I want this now for my PS3, I will wait until I get a better computer to buy fallout3.

sieg6529
sieg6529

As much as I want this now for my PS3, I will wait until I get a better computer to buy fallout3.

Natural_Genius
Natural_Genius

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Natural_Genius
Natural_Genius

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Callust
Callust

Or journalists are supposed to be impartial, and the neutrality of the statement is appreciated.

Callust
Callust

Or journalists are supposed to be impartial, and the neutrality of the statement is appreciated.

Makhdoom82
Makhdoom82

Like installation itself was not a big issue they are shoving things like Games For Windows into the whole thing. Simplicity where are you ???

Makhdoom82
Makhdoom82

Like installation itself was not a big issue they are shoving things like Games For Windows into the whole thing. Simplicity where are you ???

steve216
steve216

why not just let us download it so we can get that out of the way, and just release a patch later on?

steve216
steve216

why not just let us download it so we can get that out of the way, and just release a patch later on?