Forums: Index > Fallout 3 general discussion > New Xbox, old hardrive, DLC won't work! Any ideas?

Hey folks, just the usual sob story of a knackered xbox and an obsession with Fallout3!

I got a new Xbox 360(stupidly good deal from Games station on a pre-owned but that's another story) plugged in the hard drive from my old Xbox, put F3 in the drive, went to load my previous game and was greeted with the following dialoge box "This save blah blah requires items that may not be available" even though all the DLCs were present on the hard drive.

So I eventually just deleted the lot and re-downloaded. Happy days ensued when I next loaded my game and I headed into Anchorage to get all MDK on the Red menace, collect "intel" and bag myself some power armor for the cold winter nights.

However, when I went to load up today I'm getting the same error message re: missing items and none of the DLC related quests are showing on my pip-boy.

Has this happened to anyone else and if so, how did you fix it? Am I going to have to re-download all the DLCs everytime I want to play??

Ta muchly Liamsutherland 11:49, December 11, 2009 (UTC)liamsutherland

You need to go to the Xbox live website and follow the links regarding the transfer of a player profile from one Xbox to another. Otherwise, the new Xbox will not recognize your original profile which was stored on the hard drive, just as your controller from the old one will not work with the new Xbox... I had this same issue, got the red ring of death on the xbox, replaced it, and had only MZ installed... after much frustration, I learned about the profile transfer thing on Xbox's website, so I would go there and look around for that. Think it is on the right hand side of the screen, under support. Cheers! 15:54, December 11, 2009 (UTC)

same thing happened to me, only on an insane and annoying scale, i downloaded every upgrade and played it all over a weekend at my brother in laws house, see i got dial up, and don't wanna bother trying to use xbox live, but problem was i simply took my hard-drive to his house and used his xbox, got home it was all gone,pissed me off, the only way you can use the downloads is to either file transfer, or to just stay on xbox live, you see the real problem is actually something xbox did to prevent someone from simply stealing there money they made it so you couldn't simply go to a friends house, download content hes payed for wich it'd give for free, then plug it in to your xbox and have it, its sort of a failsafe.Toolazytomakeaaccount 07:16, December 12, 2009 (UTC)

Cheers for the suggestions folks. It seems to behave itself if I sign in under the profile that bought the DLC, start Fallout, wait for the "extra content" to load and then sign in as my profile. IDK it was maybe something to do with permissions Liamsutherland 12:46, December 13, 2009 (UTC)liamsutherland