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13 years later, Fallout 3 finally stripped of Games For Windows Live

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13 Years later.... Well better late then never..Or?

This week, the game gets it's first official patch on PC in 12 years. The patch is designed to do only one thing: remove all GFWL dependencies.

The 5.4MB patch for the game's Steam version went live on Tuesday and was accompanied by a brief patch note that merely states, "If Fallout 3 was previously installed on Steam, we suggest uninstalling and reinstalling the title." Anecdotal reports suggest that any Fallout 3 fans who still have the PC version installed via Steam will need to do just that, as the patching process may stop the game from booting.

Love GOG though! :rockout:
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About time, was a pita getting it to run on steam.
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I have the Fallout nuke at home with Fallout 1-3 + New Vegas and I love the sound effect :clap:

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I suppose the fact that the Microsoft acquisition of Bethesda may have been the impetus for this fix. But, even if so, it still took way too long to happen.

And, despite the disclaimer on the Steam store Fallout 3 about the potential (almost certain) GFWL issue this patch addresses, Steam continued to offer it for sale. Pretty shabby move on their part.