Fallout 3: Broken Steel fix is in

Earlier this week, Bethesda Softworks confirmed that the Games for Windows edition of its third Fallout 3 add-on pack, Broken Steel, was experiencing technical issues rendering it unplayable. With those who purchased the PC edition of Broken Steel reporting widespread installation problems, a...

Earlier this week, Bethesda Softworks confirmed that the Games for Windows edition of its third Fallout 3 add-on pack, Broken Steel, was experiencing technical issues rendering it unplayable. With those who purchased the PC edition of Broken Steel reporting widespread installation problems, a Bethesda representative confirmed that the issue was "a games for Windows Live DRM install error," and that Microsoft was working on a fix.

Today, Bethesda confirmed for GameSpot that the fix is in, and Broken Steel is once again available for download on the PC. As for the Xbox 360 edition of the game, Bethesda also said that Microsoft has addressed and resolved issues relating to achievement points gained through Broken Steel not being added to players' gamerscore total.

For more on Broken Steel, check out GameSpot's prelaunch impressions.

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fsfsunshine
fsfsunshine

I am using Bootcamp to run Windows XP on my Mac. Where did you get update 1.5?

DarkOmnios
DarkOmnios

Bootcamp?? I'm not understanding ;) I just update the game (i had the version 1.4) to 1.5 versoin, and it never break's again in the beginning of the broken steel dlc ;)

fsfsunshine
fsfsunshine

DarkOmnios- I contacted Bethesda and they told me it did not support Bootcamp- r u using Bootcamp? How did you get it to work?

DarkOmnios
DarkOmnios

I think i know what´s missing..... I had installed the version 1.5 then it work :D I don't have anymore that problem .......

DarkOmnios
DarkOmnios

I have the same problem has fsfsunshine :(

fsfsunshine
fsfsunshine

I realize Broken Steel is having some problems, but I have not seen this one yet: I just finished downloading Broken Steel and loaded it up with FO3. When I got past the part where you either sacrifice your life or the life of another, it loaded the normal ending, but after that was over it said, "Two weeks later..." And, depending on which route I chose, would put me in this room. There is only one (huge) problem... I could not move at all! I was able to pause the game, and go to 3rd person view, but no other controls worked! I tried loading this a few times and it happened every time. Does anyone know why this is happening and how I can fix it??

iowasevenk
iowasevenk

@Lateraliss Glad to hear Im not alone in figuring that one out. Also, Tool ftw!

someryguy7
someryguy7

i got operation Anchorage and broken steal and right when i got them my copy of fallout 3 broke

someryguy7
someryguy7

why would the gamer score not go on the gamer tag?

Niccara
Niccara

@Deathkiller_NL - You wont lose anything.. you dont even have to delete your gamertag. Just sign out and select recover game tag and it will reload the tag from XBL. Just make sure you have signed in recently so the server has your latest achievements.

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

Got the DLC as did my friends. We all agree that the story should be longer or that there should be new side-quests from other factions/towns. Oh well, at least I got some new armor.

Deathkiller_NL
Deathkiller_NL

But if I want to do a gamertag recovery process, then I'll have to buy a xbox 360 memorycard so I can make a backup... I don't wanna loose everything you know :)

p00phead
p00phead

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lmephisto
lmephisto

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Niccara
Niccara

This article fails to mention the fact that gamers who already unlocked the glitched achievements have to go through the gamertag recovery process so that M$ servers can delete those glitched achievements allowing them to be (re)unlocked properly.

gta4fanboy201
gta4fanboy201

i still didnt get 30 points added, ithink ill go cut myself now u pricks

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

How hard are those damn Ferral 'Reavers'?! and i though the Deathclaws were vicious! Superb addon though, love it!

anubisreign
anubisreign

jus happy u guys are so much more on top then the guys at gears..gears2, wat a serious mess that has become! =[ i didnt even notice a single thing wrong with my DLC... thanx

Shaymojack
Shaymojack

After hearing how buggy it was, I was tempted not to buy it. I got it on the 6th, and surprisingly haven't noticed any major bugs. Gamerscore worked fine from the beginning.

killeridis
killeridis

Ha good new it was a bit ironic at first broken steel dlc was broken... sound wierd, i am going to grab it soon for sure.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

Btw, everyone talks about the new campaign and all that... but why none menctioned the new "talents" monsters, armor and weapons this third expansion adds? I'm just saying that because I LOVE my new 3xcannon lasergun ^_^

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

@ Twin_Blade_Mike: Basicly because I didn't spected it to be as terrible translated as it is... I should had done what you say but, for some reason, i wanted to trust bethesda's localization testing this time. Seems it was a mistake. At least i was able to get Oblivion in full english. For now on i'll check it better because some games are better plñayed with English voices rather than spanish translated. I swear i'm getting "Brutal Legend" in full english if they try to translate it, for example. Bethesda should do like Capcom and release they games in english and with spanish subtitles, rather that using 6 voices for 300+ npc's

SpinoRaptor24
SpinoRaptor24

That's excellent news. I'll be downloading it soon.

Grandstream
Grandstream

There's no such thing as a perfect machine anyway. Least the GFW crash of BS wasn't as bad as the overall crash of the Pitt expansion. plus, since they already paid for the content, they can at least download it all over again...

etai79
etai79

@Grandstream: You'd be surprised the things that can become an issue if your application and infrastructure programming isn't properly modularized. lol @ Microsoft - go back to college.

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

Two friends have already bought the DLC so I'll be the third this weekend.

Grandstream
Grandstream

I am liking Broken Steel though. Let's just say at the end of the last mission...=3 you can either do your job, or be the evil magnate of DC and...do some VERY VERY evil things. -cackles-

Grandstream
Grandstream

my Broken Steel's working fine. And how can achievements NOT count toward a gamerscore? That'd be a heck of an issue...

Gravity_2
Gravity_2

its still not added my 30gp for completing death from above so to put simply the issue has not been resolved. i hope i dont have to do the quest again!!!!

King_Jeremy_77
King_Jeremy_77

Well i just bought Broken Steel today, so we'll see.

wallywallas
wallywallas

@ 96windsor Zing! You beat me to it!

Diernes
Diernes

Not only DRM but GFWL live service is really bad too.

Genexi2
Genexi2

See? DRM only serves to hurt customers.

skwrlX
skwrlX

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TehEliteElite
TehEliteElite

As if I needed another good reason not to ever buy DLC.

96windsor
96windsor

Gamespot also wanted to remind everyone that the PS3 version of Broken Steel still hasn't had any reported issues due to it's nonexistence.

jadefury27
jadefury27

all these broken games & dlc make me long for the days of 8-bit titles that came as is. dlc is a double edged sword in the fact it allows developers to fix issues so thay can make deadlines at the same time it seems to encourage lazyness in them as well."screw it we'll patch it later" mentality is a little out of control if you ask me.

Lateraliss
Lateraliss

@iowasevenk I do the same thing, and have absolutely no problems with fallout 3, other than the occasional crash from the mods I installed. As far as I can see the problems is completely on microsoft's end, and GFWL should be thrown in the trash.

blaskowicz
blaskowicz

I just wish they would put all the DLC available in Steam as well. As I live in Brazil, GFWL does not make the packs available to me. Being unable to explore the whole of the game will definitely influence my decision to buy other games from Bethesda.

lukemularczyk
lukemularczyk

why is it only bethesda that seems to have such issues with GFWL, all the other companies can use it fine? Everyone saying MS ballsed it up seems to forget that other games have been using the system fine!

Twin_Blade_Mike
Twin_Blade_Mike

@Warlord_Irochi: That sounds like it sucks, but you seem to speak good enough English, so why not just get an English version then?

iowasevenk
iowasevenk

I found a fix that worked for me: Use horrid GFW to download the esm files. Hunt them down from where they were downloaded to, and load them up like a mod (don't use GFW in game). That way, you can buy them legitimately, and not have to use the crashtastic service to run them.

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

It may be Microsoft fault... but in any case bethesda releases great games but was unable to launch a game into the market that didn't need 25 patches to properly work since Elder Scrolls 2. Also, since I'm from Spain, who does the damned localization in bethesda?. Some text apper in english and some voice/text are directly bad translated I.E.: "Lata del garaje" (Garage can) for "Garbaje Can" or also "No hablar solo TREN" intead of "no talk, only TRAIN" ("Tren" is the spanish word for the well known over-rails transport system, "train" is used in english for both that transport system and "Training", which in spanis is writen "entrenar") offtopic, sorry, but wanted to say here that Bethesda's translator for spanish language are absolutely incompetent. c'ya

p00phead
p00phead

My broken steel achievements say "Error missing achievement "