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Today's supposedly the day for the PS3...Edit

It's Thursday, September 24th, 2009, 1:00 PM here on the west coast. I've been loading and reloading my PSN and looking up the DLC for Fallout 3. I tried looking up B for Broken Steel, it wasn't there. F for Fallout 3 when viewing all by title but nothing except the old trailers and it's themes. Is it supposed to be readiliy aveilable on a certain later time in the day, or is it just not going to be today again?

Okay kiddies, false alarm. I came back and checked at 3:30 PM and it was there at last. Couple things I didn't like about getting the download was 1: It had to finally come out when college classes are back up next week so I won't have much free time to play it and 2: The new trophies being downloaded means that I've lost my big chance at getting a Platinum trophy with all the fewer accomplishments I needed from those that were added from Operation: Ancorage to Mothership Zeta. And until I can download those add-ons and accomplish those quests, I'm still without it. *sigh*

One other thing for all you PS3 users out there to also remember is that the manufacture number has to be correct. Confused about what that is? It's on lower part of the slim side of the CD case's label. It should read BLUS and the numbers 30185 underneath it. I saw this requirement on the disclaimer of the download and the numbers read BLUS-30185. So if you have that, no worries. Might seem a little confusing at first but that doesn't mean you have to go to the nearest Gamestop.

Another thing about it I hate is that Three Dog now makes the same repetive broadcast as if it's after the games main storyline and I'm at BEFORE I've even gone to the Jefferson memorial to find Dad's whereabouts, much less have even met the Enclave. I do remember encountering a lone Enclave soldier over by the big crater next to Fort Banister. Fucking lazy Progammers.

Is it REALLY possible to buy the DLC for $9.99?Edit

...because if it's not, I think the various articles on this wiki that say "9.99" should be changed. The fact is, as far as I can tell, it is completely and utterly impossible to purchase 800 Micro$oft Points. If you COULD only buy 800, then they would theoretically cost 10 bucks, but you CAN'T. You are forced to buy 1000 points, which costs $12.50 - PLUS TAX, of course! My grand total for purchasing Broken Steel was $13.66, which is 37% higher than $9.99, and that's a significant margin of error - even for a wiki! ;) Admittedly, if you waited until ALL FIVE DLC expansions were available, you could buy 4,000 M$ Points and actually USE them all... and in THAT (hypothetical) case, you would be spending $10 on each DLC. That's still not $9.99, but close. (I'd really like to know where the whole "$9.99" thing came from, anyway... am I missing something?) Thanks for reading my post, and please don't take it as a criticism, because this wiki is the best FO3 resource I've ever found, and that includes the "Collector's Edition" hardback strategy guide that I bought! 12.204.48.130 07:20, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

While you're right about the MS points, the reason we're keeping the $9.99 is two-fold: The DLCs are set to be released for PS3 as well and you won't have to buy those with MS points; in addition, in a recent Kotaku news article it was said that in future you'll be able to buy DLCs with retail token cards as well and those will likely cost $9.99, at least that's the price stated in the article. -- Porter21 (talk) 07:46, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
Thank you for the response! I just hope I can find something to do with 200 points one of these days so I'll feel like less of a sucker! :) 68.53.137.48 13:13, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
With five announced expansion packs, and a 200 point surplus from every purchase, after buying the fourth you'd have 800 points left over. Provided that you spend those 800 on the fifth DLC, the average price comes down to $10.93 apiece: about twenty cents more expensive per unit than, say, buying the DLC for the PC and assuming a seven percent sales tax rate. 75.166.55.54 08:17, 5 June 2009 (UTC)
If you go to zune.net (as opposed to xbox360.com or w/e) you can buy 400 point blocks. 208.46.102.37 16:35, 7 July 2009 (UTC)

PS3 Edit

Im really annoyed that there will be no DLC for the PS3 version of the game but i was wondering that if there is an editor then surely it should be possible for someone to convert the DLC to be available for the PS3 that will then be transferable via cable or wireless to a PS3 version of the game? Just a theory, probably incorrect but i was wondering if someone could completely confirm it as false hope? thanks a lot NukeSpammer 20:30, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Except if it's anything like Oblivions (which is likely will) then it will merely allow you to edit fiels and save them in the same format, that, and the fact that installing files into a PC game is a bit different then trying to do on a PS3.DragonJTS 22:06, 25 November 2008 (UTC)
Can someone please tell me what the reasoning given (if any) is for the No on PS3 thing for DLC? Obviously I was overjoyed to find out it wouldn't get it, AFTER I'd bought and started playing the PS3 version, so I'd just like to know the why. Ponk 16:19, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
I wouldn't be surprised if it's Sony being greedy again. with oblivion, the never released all the DLC, just the SI expansion and the one biggest add on (KotN), which you had to buy the GOTY edition for on PS3, regardless of whetehr you had the standard edition, unlike PC/Xbox where you could jsut DL if you already boguht it pre GOTY. It's also interesting to point out the fallout is a LIVE game, maknig the PS3 the only platform that microsoft dosn't back for it. But that's all conspiracy theory really. DragonJTS 20:42, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
Microsoft bought exclusive rights from Bethesda for online content, for distribution with their LIVE service. To release DLC to Sony's PS3 version would be in breach of that. Sony had their chance during the game's production to counter the offer from Microsoft to get their player base their online content, but they sat on their hands and did nothing. If you want to blame somebody about the lack of DLC for the PS3, blame Sony. Can't blame Bethesda for making a sound business decision. They are a business, and Microsoft-exclusive content provided the greatest profit. Elko 20:55, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
To Sony, I say, "Fuck you guys for being lazy!" and to Microsoft and Bethesda, I say, "Fuck you cocksucking pieces of shit for trying to make me buy another one of your products through exclusion!" Good god almighty, I hate the motherfucking business world with every fiber of my being.
If they don't add any DLC for the PS3 I the future for this game I will be PO'd. The game is really short so i think that if I can get the DLC then I might as well get a 360. Please Sony, DON'T MAKE ME DO THAT!! Sorry 360 users, it's the whole love-hate relationship. Clank250 23:42 December 16 2008
Clank, I know what you mean, brah. I've been smart and gone with the company with the most money. (MS)Coodude26 03:22, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

From what I've heard through my internet travels, there is possibility that similar to Oblivion, the DLC may be released as part of a GOTY edition later on. This is just speculation and I have no confirmed source for this information but it doesn't sound beyond the realms of possibility. As Elko said above: Microsoft bought exclusive rights from Bethesda for online content, for distribution with their LIVE service. This is true. Microsoft have exclusive rights to 'Downloadable Content as they did with Oblivion a couple of years ago. However if Bethesda chose to attach the additional content to a Game of the Year edition of Fallout 3 and made it available on PS3 that would probably be allowed assuming a certain amount of time had passed.

This would work in Bethesda's favour and I'm sure this could be an option they are looking into. Not only would they get the revenue from the game sales for all 3 platforms and the DLC for two of those platforms (and money from any PS3 users who are jumping ship just to get the DLC) they would also get even more later on with a GOTY edition from PS3 users who didn't get the game when it originally came out (new players) and those who already have the original and traded in their old copy for a shiny new edition complete with additional content (among whom I would count myself if it ever happened).

In contrast to Oblivion's GOTY edition (which only had Knights of the Nine and Shivering Isles on it and not the smaller add-on packs) I'm thinking a Fallout 3 GOTY would probably have all three packs on it and at the very least the final "Broken Steel" pack. The reason for all 3 is that they are large content updates rather than most of the smaller packs in Oblivion which were rather trivial (Spell Tomes, the Orrery and Horse armour to name the ones that annoyed me most) and reason for the last one is the ability to continue playing past the ending (which was one of my only main criticisms about the game. =( I wanted to keep playing and do the bits I missed and get clean water and the like).

It may be a complete pain the ass for us PS3 owners at the moment, but if this does turn out to be true it will be worth the wait. Not to mention you'll only have to pay £40 - £50 for it as opposed to an extra 20 quid on top of the 40 you've already paid if get all the DLC (100MS points is £0.85, 800MS points is £6.80. I'm from the UK as you can guess. =p I'll let you do the US$ conversion yourselves).

In any case, this is purely me collating various pieces of information that I've encountered about Microsoft's deal with Bethesda and then connecting that with what happened with Oblivion and it's DLC. As I said earlier, I have no definite information. But it's reasonably possible is it not? =) They gave us trophies because we asked, did they not? If we ask nicely again, they might give us some extra content later on. -- Cheese Talk to the Cheese 20:27, 18 February 2009 (UTC)

Ya, but giving trophies wasn't a breech of contract with microsoft 207.164.136.6 17:42, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
What did I tell you? =p -- Cheese Talk to the Cheese 16:52, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

ha ha lil PS3 lover did you not know that PC and XBOX is better? --Kirby888 17:02, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

These console arguments need to stop. Every console has something better than the other. PS3 has very good graphics, 360 is great for online play, and PC has user created content. --Radraider 19:46, September 7, 2009 (UTC)

Level Cap/Changes Edit

Anyone think it's possible they'll raise the level cap? Anyone heard anything more? FistFullofNovocain 08:05, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

I figure if they don't raise it, then people who have made level cap mods will at least be able to make it more polished. DragonJTS 17:35, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

They might, but I'm more expecting the level cap change to be when Broken Steel comes out. I mean, if they start shoving out perks it might go up one or two levels, but other than that I doubt it. Realek 02:34, 11 December 2008 (UTC)

It's been confirmed now, Broken Steel will increase the level cap. Ausir 02:37, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
In case anyone needs to as a result of a fan made level cap mod mod, player.setlevel # will change your level, so you don't risk breaking the new one. DragonJTS 05:16, 11 December 2008 (UTC)
Anybody hear what the level cap will be raised to? 30? 40? 99? Or did Bethesda just say that it would raised? Dirk Gently 21:05, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

I have heard the level cap raise in Broken Steel will allow you to level up to 30. Also, and this is pure speculation, but they might have a quest or mini-quest involving the Liberty Bell for Abraham Washington's collection when The Pitt. His computer terminal contains an entry that expresses his desire to acquire it. --S.W.A.T.Force 23:50, 12 January 2009 (UTC)


  • I have confirmed the level cap has been raised to 30 plus a ton of perks including one that makes dogmeat reincarnated as a puppy everytime he dies. - Kolineko12 2/29/09

What the **** is a Microsoft point? Edit

It will cost 800 Microsoft points.

Perhaps someone could quote the price in big people money as well? --75.58.85.41 03:35, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

10$ USD. And if you dont know what a Microsoft point is, then its not going to affect you, because your not playing it on xbox360 --Uberfuzzy 03:37, 28 December 2008 (UTC)
Oh, how I wish that were true, Fuzzy my friend. I had to buy 800 Microsoft points (well, I had to buy 1000, actually) in order to purchase my DLC for the Windows version of Fallout 3. Incidentally, it is NOT $10 USD. I'm getting tired of hearing that... in fact, I think I'll make my own header about that, and see if I can get someone to change the wiki article. 12.204.48.130 07:07, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm playing on the xbox360 and I also have no idea what a microsoft point is. If it matters, I don't have an xbox live account

Release Date Edit

anyone know of a comfirmed release date for any of the dlc packs? i know of the estimated dates but has anyone been able to confirm specific days/weeks for release? --J.J.-Lopez 20:57, 30 December 2008 (UTC) I hear that it will be the 27 of January for operation anchorage but the other dlc packs have not been talked about yet

Someone should probably change the article to reflect the new release dates, I noticed some inconsistencies.--The Grammar Geek 03:28, 12 February 2009 (UTC)
Man, 10 bucks for 5 hours of gameplay? Does not seem like a fantastic deal.
Whatever, I say it's about fucking time they gave us a PS3 release date for all these damn add-ons.

Im having one hell of a time Edit

I have downloaded the DLC via Xbox live. It shows up as being on my hard drive, yet I can be in game for well over 3 hours and never receive the distress call or the radio signal, or a quest line! I payed for this Shizznit! All I want is to play it...help please...

I had almost the same problem, try deleting them and downloading them again. It will still be free and it will take very little time.--Kirby888 17:00, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Release DatesEdit

Is it just me, or have the release dates for The Pitts and Broken Steel been pushed up a month? I could have sworn I saw The Pitts date reading for February but maybe I'm just mistaken.

Broken Steel Release DateEdit

I think that Broken Steel will not be released until May. The Pitt was supposed to be released 5-6 weeks after Operation Anchorage and that did not happen. Since Broken Steel will have so many new perks and encounters I think it will take even more time to make. But on the other hand, they don't have to make new landscape and they can keep many of the characters they already made. I am not really sure, I am just speculating. --Falubii 21:46, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

More?Edit

Any chances of upcoming DLC after Broken Steel?

I hope so. But all I can do is hope.

They said on gametrailers tv that they plan to release new DLC every 6 weeks or so after broken steel for at least this year. I hope they make one where you're in Canada ^_^ because I'm tired of fallout being in the US, a little change of location would be nice. --Lore master 05:15, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

its most likely not going to be in any other area other than the U.S. because if you look at where they got the idea for the game is something that is prewritten look at the history of fallout.

Right, and the "history of Fallout" was all on the west coast and then into the midwest with Tactics. Now we're in DC. So clearly the location can change. I would really love to see what's going on in the rest of the world someday. Imagine what Germany is like, or the UK... or Australia! C'mon, you know you want to see a NukaRoo!! (Or would that be a KangaRad?) Or a trained Combat Wombat... or a schematic for a BOOM-a-rang... 68.53.137.48 13:22, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
Australia would be great for one reason: Mad Max (BEYOND THUNDERDOME). --70.143.54.203 23:40, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

where can i purchase itEdit

i looked everywhere, but i can find not option were i can purchase the dlc. can someone give me a hint?

If you have PS3 you can't get the DLC sorry, but Sony doesn't love you enough to get the DLC. If you have a 360 check the marketplace. As for PC someone else will have to fill you in.67.211.81.140 17:47, 24 April 2009 (UTC)Cavesloth

On PC click "downloads" on the title screen207.164.136.6 17:48, 24 April 2009 (UTC)
i do have the pc version, have the latest patch, but when i press the button "downloads" i only get the message "no downloads available"

The retail version for the first 2 DLC is already available for preorder on Amazon.com for Xbox360 and PC. I'm assuming the retail version of Broken Steel will make its way to retail after a month or so too. Now I don't have to buy the DLC from Microsoft.

If you're on PC, you can launch the stand-alone application called Games for Windows Live. That will let you set up an account and go to the "Marketplace." That's where you can actually buy the expansion. (It won't show up in Fallout 3's "Downloads" menu until AFTER you buy it, download it, and install it.) The first thing you'll need to do in the Marketplace is to buy yourself some "Microsoft Points," because you need those to actually purchase the DLC. Note that even on a PC, the GFWL app will take you to a web site that says "Xbox" all over it when you go to buy your points. Don't freak out... the points are good for Xbox games AND GFWL games. Once you have your points, you can spend them to buy the Fallout 3 DLC of your choice. Be aware, however, that you can only buy points in "bundles" of 500 or 1000, and each DLC so far costs 800 points. It's like hot dogs and hot dog buns... totally infuriating. Anyway. Once you spend the points, GFWL will download and "install" the DLC. Just because it's "installed," however, doesn't mean you can actually play it yet. You need to click the "Downloads" link on the FO3 main menu screen and then click the link for the DLC that you bought. The game should install the add-on. At this point, one of two things will be true: either you've always played Fallout 3 while signed in to Live, in which case you're fine - you can just load your last savegame, and after a couple minutes of gameplay, you'll get a pop-up box telling you that the DLC is running. OR... you're like me, and you started your current game WITHOUT being signed in to Live. In that case, you're semi-screwed. Here's why: when you create a new Live account and sign into it, it's like creating a different "Profile" in Fallout 3. That means it will remember all your settings and have a separate path for your savegame files. In other words, when you ARE signed in, you won't be able to load your old savegames... but when you're NOT signed in, you won't be able to play with the DLC. (Sorry if this is starting to sound like a rant... I wasted a whole afternoon just trying to get Broken Steel to work.) But the good news is that it CAN be done if you don't give up. I am now able to play the DLC without being signed in to Live, which is all I wanted. It ended up costing $13.66 to buy the DLC instead of the supposed $9.99, but that's a different rant. All I can say is "good luck." If I had the whole experience to do over again, I'd have waited for the disc version to come out... but Broken Steel is still a long way off, because they have to finish Point Lookout first. If you're wanting Operation Anchorage and/or The Pitt, do yourself a favor and snag the disc version. 12.204.48.130 07:04, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Point Look? Edit

Here's hoping it's fallouts Shivering Isles. DragonJTS 16:02, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

So far there's no info other than the name. Gentlemen, start your speculation!67.211.81.140 03:23, 29 April 2009 (UTC)Cavesloth

I doubt it will be the size of Shivering Isles. On the two websites it is listed as costing $20 with Broken Steel. I think it would just be another tiny expansion pack.--Falubii 21:24, 29 April 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, it's pretty random but the guys from Bethesda should consider making a new DLC location somewhere in the newly annexed Canada. That would be pretty sick.. oh, and I doubt there would be any new DLC named Point Look i bet its all just a trick they're playing on us.. Fallout-dude 206 03:13, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Playing Offline Edit

You don't have to be signed into Live to play the DLC, I lost my connection for four days recently, and I was still playing the game without any problems. I guess if you have a pirate copy you need to move the files, but oh well. SpellChecker 16:46, 5 May 2009 (UTC)

Not true. I most definitely did not pirate the game - in fact, I'm one of the dummies who paid $120 for it! - but I had to move my files for Broken Steel in order to load the DLC without signing into Live. When I tried to load my latest savegame without signing in, the game told me, "This savegame relies on content that is no longer available." Sure enough, I loaded the game, and my Enclave Hellfire Armor that I had recently picked up was gone. Broken Steel was NOT loaded. It is also impossible to see the Broken Steel add-on in Fallout Mod Manager UNLESS you move its files into the Fallout 3 / Data folder. Once I had moved the files, though, I was able to activate Broken Steel in FOMM along with my other dozen or so mods, and everything worked fine... WITHOUT having to sign in to Live. (This was a relief to me, because if I DO sign into Live, I lose access to ALL of my savegame files. I know I can just move the savegame files into my gamertag folder, but I'd rather not have to bother with "Live" or a gamertag or any of that nonsense. I just want to play the DLC.) Anyway, go easy on the accusations, okay? :) 12.204.48.130 06:45, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

The information on the wiki page regarding the XBOX360 seems to be false, as the DLC:s all load and work fine even if you start a completely new game from scratch when you are offline. 62.78.235.63 16:27, 19 June 2009 (UTC)

The Xbox info is wrong. Ive got the DVD version (Anchorage + Pitt) and i can play both offline, in fact when offline i creatd a whole new game, left the vault, then did anchorage. Worked fine.

Yes I think someone needs to change this info I've been able to play my Fallout 3 DLC offline without any problems, start new games, load them, save them, everything, just like the guy above me.

The guy isn't wrong! When I first bought Operation Anchorage I was able to play offline just fine, no problems at all. I beat the expansion in February and I haven't tried playing until recently (July). I just got Xbox Live last week and when I went back to play Fallout 3 it was telling me that "This savegame relies on content that is no longer available" and so on. When I sign into XBL though, it will load. I just bought The Pitt and Broken Steel and they work fine without being signed into Xbox Live, but Anchorage is still giving me problems. There are definitely some issues with the DLC and Xbox Live. Just because they haven't popped up on your Xbox doesn't meant that they don't exist.

Windows 7 Edit

It's a small request, but can someone with permission to edit this page make mention that the Directory for DLC in Windows Vista (C:\Users\Your User Name\AppData\Local\Microsoft\XLive\DLC) is the same in Windows 7? ObviousCat 11:08, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

done! Fallout-dude 206 03:07, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Hard to believe Edit

It is now confirmed that Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt will become available on "disc 1" and Broken Steel and Point Lookout on "disc 2" and Mothership Zeta completely alone on "disc 3". They confirmed the first 3 DLC, now they announced 2 more (note: one less than the previous announcement). In total they now confirmed five DLCs, which in the future are to be divided over three discs? What happens to the left over disc space for "disc 3" that (also) contains Mothership Zeta? If you ask me, they are just saving the best for last. Todd Howard stated in IGN's interview that he "thinks that is it". That can also be interpreted as "we can always change our minds later" while in reality they already planned it. If you ask me, "disc 1", 2 DLCs, "disc 2", 2 DLCs, "disc 3" also 2 DLCs. This can also be false hope of course. But if I am correct did MS not say after BS that by now Bethsoft had used up half their points or so, while by that time 3 DLCs had been released? This would either mean to me that the newly announced will have to be bigger for real or that more content is coming. But that's just my 2 cents. Though I would hate it if Broken Steel would truly be the final blow to the Enclave. I wanna kick some more!!! --Radnus 81.205.186.16 00:54, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

Mothership Zeta won't be available on any of the Add-on Packs. The only disc it will be available on is the Game of the Year edition. Ausir 01:33, 20 May 2009 (UTC)
If the add-on pack 1 is released then where the fuck can i find it here in scotland?Or at leasta good site like amazon that has it. Mr.Wolf 09:53, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Hey, above poster, I got it in GAME in london today for like £15 - includes the Pitt and Anchorage on DVD for the XB360.86.16.153.191 04:44, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Nevermind my question,i picked Both Add-on packs a week ago.Foudn it in Gamestation for £13.50 each. HOLD! RELEASETIME! 15:56, September 18, 2009 (UTC)

I bought one of the Pit/Operation Anchorage disc's for PC. The disc cost $18 from Walmart. When it installs IT loads the files INTO the @/Fallout3/Data folder. So moving the files to the Data folder IS supported.Jandraelune 00:33, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

360 - Playing DLC Packs Offline Edit

I'm thinking about buying the Operation: Anchorage and Pitt Expansion Pack for the Xbox 360. I don't have Xbox Live or an internet connection for my 360. Will this DLC pack work on my 360?

You (or maybe its on the disk?) need to go online to get the newest patch (which enables you to use the DLC) but once youve got your game updated, you dont need to be online to actually play it (at least with the DVD version)86.16.153.191 04:45, 11 July 2009 (UTC)

Just shove in the disc to any version of Fallout 3 (patched or unpatched) and it will update then install with just a few "A Button" presses. I did and mine works fine! --Pratstercs 20:31, September 7, 2009 (UTC)

Rename? Edit

Given that they're not only downloadable anymore, but also available in disc version, do you think we should move this page to "Fallout 3 add-ons" and update other pages accordingly? The retail version is called "game add-on packs", so both "DLC" and "add-on" are officially used, but "add-on" is more universal. Ausir 01:53, 4 June 2009 (UTC)

Question about playing offline (Windows XP)Edit

Can I run Fallout 3 DLCs ENTIRELY from my Data folder? I've used the technique of moving the main bsa, the sounds bsa, and the esm file to my Fallout 3\Data folder, and it works. What I'm wondering now is: what about all these other files? Point Lookout has nothing else in the "content" folder, but Broken Steel has five ".bik" files in there as well. (Bink video files maybe?) What happens if those are not present? In other words, if I use the method for playing offline, can I just wipe out my Microsoft\Xlive\DLC folder and still play these add-ons, or will that break them? One reason I'm asking is that my operating system is running on its own partition, and it's only like 20 gigs. I have to be careful not to install a bunch of stuff to it. Of course, GFWL installed my DLC to that partition without even asking me. I have 2 of the add-ons now, and I would like to have all 5 someday. Another reason I'm asking is that I'm eventually going to reinstall Windows someday, and I would like to be able to back these DLCs up to a disc and then reinstall them later. I was wondering if I could actually do that WITHOUT using Games for Windows Live at all. Thanks!

Well from my noobish experience, once you bought a DLC/Game, its a one time purchase, unfortunately you have to redownload it in order to play it again, I guess. I speaking of redownloading, what if I backuped the DLC in some spare disk? if I place them later in /fallout3/data and use the Data Files option in the luncher, do I still get achievements if I play the expansions (that havent been unlocked)? or I have to redownload the whole DLC again?

What's this crap about offline play? Edit

I play fallout 3 on Xbox 360 at my cottage when it's rainy, and we have a dial up connection. My xbox is NEVER connected to the internet. As a matter of fact, I'm playing operation anchorage in a place where there is no internet at all. I've played all of the DLC's offline at least once. So I'm thinking someone should edit this offline-play thing out (for XBOX at least) SplittingTheAtom 12:10, 19 July 2009 (UTC)

Mothership Zeta shouldn't be the last Edit

I think Mothership Zeta shouldn't be the last DLC. There's just too much hinting with The Institute and the Commonwealth... Also Dr. Li supposedly went to the Commonwealth after you transfer from ordinary Fallout 3 to Broken Steel.

Who knows? They said that the addons were done but maybe they could start production on an expansion?

They brought you a simulation, a nothern hellhole, they brought you back to life, Deadly redneck infested swamps full of adventure, AND dont forget the aliens in the mothership but not just that but in SPACE!!! What more do you want!?!?! Joking it would be cool for more DLC I heard about 2 more of them left. Besides they have to have more to keep us entertained before fallout new vegas!Kirby888 00:49, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

Sixth DLC? Edit

I've seen articles about the DLC for Fallout 3 saying that there will be six total add-ons. Is there any truth to this?

While I was lurking the fallout 3 dlc threads on the forums I found a forum saying there was a rumor about 2 more dlcs, he heard it off some show called "invisible walls". Maybe a dlc bout the mysterious "eerie bend"?

Ello GOVNA TO THE COMMONWEALTH! --Kirby888 02:57, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Everyone here fails for naming. Except Kirby, he just fails. It's the Erie Straight. Nitty 21:10, September 17, 2009 (UTC)

Favorite DLC Edit

I was just wondering if anyone had a favorite DLC. I've only played the first 3 so I can't really pick one since I haven't played the rest. So whats everyone elses favorite? --Kirby888 03:12, 10 August 2009 (UTC)

Broken Steel, because of the raised level cap and the game not ending. But gameplay-wise, Point Lookout was the most fun, IMO. ~ HAZMAT82 03:18, 10 August 2009 (UTC)
While I appreciated the expansion of Fallout's history with Operation Anchorage and the plot of The Pitt, and while Broken Steel is terrific not only for continuing the game proper pretty well but also fixing the problem of a nonsensical end moment ("Get in the fucking chamber, Fawkes, don't give me this destiny bullshit"), I would have to say that Point Lookout was the best for me--ironic, because I really didn't expect much of it at all (the disappointingly pointless and bland Mothership Zeta doesn't even get consideration here). But it had a very neat main plot, and it expanded the Fallout history and world very well and in interesting ways. And perhaps best of all, it even gave some character development to the Lone Wanderer (via the hallucinations), something the rest of the game is, sadly but understandably, largely lacking in--sure, you decide what kind of actions the Lone Wanderer is defined by in the game proper, but other than that, there's little that lets you see into what the Lone Wanderer thinks about, cares for, and fears. And, going by gameplay, Point Lookout's definitely the best--there's a significantly large area to explore, a few different environments (and the bog is just pretty great--I didn't think I'd be interested in it, but Bethesda really put some effort into making it cool), all KINDS of secrets to be found, plenty of goodies that are both new items AND old ones of interest, and, pretty importantly for scavengers for myself, storage is not an issue--not only are there 2 traders with all kinds of great stuff to barter with, but there's a safe storage container that you can take back to the Capital Wasteland with you, which can also be easily fast-traveled to. So you can go out, explore, pick up all the neat stuff you want, come back, throw it in a trunk, and repeat the process. Point Lookout lived up to its promise of treasure-hunting in an exotic new area perfectly, but it also went above and beyond with a cool plot and rare character development. Top notch stuff. ...Wow, I did not mean to write this much. The RPGenius 16:11, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

People are going to call me crazy but my faveroute one (out of Op Anchorage, The pitt, Broken steel and Mothership Zeta) is Operation Anchorage. Its just a fun dlc for me to play, its not to hard and it feels like a proper war (except for lack American troops). Broken Steel is quite good as well (especially for raising level cap). McShane 10:48, 30 August 2009 (UTC)

DLC installation/transfer not working Edit

I'm sorry if this sounds too n00bish but can someone please spell out for me what to do in order to transfer DLC without Windows Live? I followed the instructions at the end of this article and can't get the DLC to work on a different computer. I tried looking in Data Files and didn't see it.

The question I'm mainly trying to get to is this: what do you specifically copy/paste? Do you take the individual folders for each DLC (I have two directories; one root, then another single folder and finally about five different folders each for DLC I assume). I tried putting in the two root folders into the F3 Data folder with no results. I then tried the five individual DLC pack folders and nothing.

Do I need to copy/paste the contents of the DLC folders into the data folder? Anyone have any idea what to do here?

Just move the files to the data folder. It will run as normal.Jandraelune 00:34, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

This trick is as old as Morrowind, Beth's engine has always allowed this and is what is used when someone saves a mod file with expansions loaded but no content used. You can just create the needed files in the data folder to run the mod and then the engine or editor will launch seeing the files...content not needed if the above is true.Jandraelune 00:34, 22 August 2009 (UTC)

Official: NO DLCs for Japanese version of the Fallout 3 Edit

It has been confirmed that there will not be any DLC for the Japanese version of the Fallout 3.

Reasons behind this decision was not revealed to the public.

Instead according to official source; the current release date for additional content(s) are December 3rd which will be distributed on a single BD disc.

Scheduled for release are 3 products; one "complete" edition which would contain all additional contents along with Fallout 3. (Unconfirmed which patch it would contain; as the option to "download" from the main menu will be removed. Also, whether this edition would be named "GoTY" has not been confirmed)

Another is a package containing only the additional contents. (No detail regarding the patch.)

Third is a standard Fallout 3; repackaged as "PS3 the Best" (or similar) with reduced price. This edition is exactly the same with the original; therefore no updates or patch will be included. Add-on can be purchased seperately as a previously mentioned add-on pack. Update (v1.02) can be downloaded from PSN without signing into a PSN acccount.

There have been no details or offical statement(s) regarding saved data created on earlier (currently v1.02) being compatible with other versions with additional contents.

From a legal standpoint; Bethesda Softworks Asia, or Zenimax Media Asia did not make false claims in regards to how and if the additional contents would be distributed. In May 2008, Bethesda Softworks Asia posted on their official website; stating that, additional contents made available for the Japanese Xbox 360(R) would also be available for PS3(R). No where on its official site, has Bethesda claimed additional contents would be made available through PSstore(R), nor have they ever used the term "Downloadable Content."

December 3rd may not be what the Japanese gamers expected and the decision to not offer additional contents through Sony(R)'s online distribution system may have upsetted many fans in Japan. However, Bethesda Softworks Asia, located in Tokyo; did not make false claims in regards to how and when the additional contents would be released.

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) could not comment on this particular issue.

PS3demon 21:27, October 11, 2009 (UTC)

Any tips? Edit

Well, I'm stumped. I can't seem to decide what DLC to get next- I already have Broken Steel, and The Pitt, but I can't seem to choose? Anyone have any advice for me? :)--TankDempsey 15:24, October 22, 2009 (UTC)

Definately Point Lookout. I have them all from the day they were releases, and, IMO, Point Lookout is best. :) 78.145.238.76 17:48, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

Can I play the game with my current save? Edit

I have a save in which I have visited over 100 locations and did almost every quest. If I buy all 5 add-ons, will I be able to play with this save, or do I have to start from new game?

Yes, you can, what would be the point if you couldn't?LinktheHero 04:14, November 28, 2009 (UTC)

G.O.T.Y. questions Edit

I just got GOTY edition and i need to know something:do you have to complete all of the other DLCs before you finish broken steel? PLEASE HELP! Fn6000 22:02, December 6, 2009 (UTC)

Nope. All optional. I did Anchrorage as soon as i left the vault so i could get power armour early. Then i did the main quest and broken steel then went and went and point lookout after that.

Beyond the End of the Game Edit

I've been playing Fallout 3 without any add-ons and I think there's only one quest left to complete the game. So I have a couple of questions:

  • If I complete the game, as I understand the game is over and I can't play anymore. This wiki seems to suggest that I need Broken Steel to go on. So, if I install Operation: Anchorage, do I have to start from the beginning? Or The Pitt, or the others? In other words: What happens if I complete the game first and install Operation Anchorage later? Does the game pick up from where I left or do I have to start from the beginning/get back to an earlier savegame?
  • If I complete the quests from the add-ons, say Anchorage or the Pitt... Will I get back to the Capital Wasteland? Or will the game end again?
  • Will the extra content (weapons, perks, etc.) be available for the whole game or do I have to play the add-on quests/go to the new areas from the add-on?

As you can see I don't really get how these add-ons work. I suspect there might be other people like me, and maybe adding a couple of notes to the wiki about these concerns might be helpful. Thanks.--blacxthorne 19:10, January 14, 2010 (UTC)


97.122.247.6 If you finish the game without Broken Steel, then yes, it does end. But it saves a checkpoint right before the final 5 mins or so of the game as the final one. So if you beat the game, then add on the extra content, all you have to do is load your game which will take you to that final checkpoint and simply walk out the door instead of contronting the colonel. THen you can roam the wasteland and go do the add-ons and whatnot. If you have Broken Steel, which by far is the most valuable of the set, then you can go ahead and finish the regular game and goback and do the addons or however you want to do it.

Have fun.

Would This Make A Cool Add-on? Edit

I was talking with my friend the other day and we decided it would be really quite awesome if Bethesda developed and put out an add-on that allowed you to either do a simulation or simply play as another character entirely that takes place in the days before the war broke out. For instance, you could play as a secret agent who has been tracking a Chinese agent in prewar D.C.

I personally think this would be a fantastic addition to the Fallout universe because it would show us (the players) what the sights we are so used to seeing destroyed would have looked like intact with people walking around and cars on the streets. And not only would the story be compelling as your main objective could be to stop the nuclear war, it would answer the question of what happened to warrent the nuclear exchange and you could witness it firsthand.

As a reward for completing it you could get a perk or glasses or something that you can put them on and see the city/wasteland how it was before the war.

What do you think? WOuld this not be the coolest add-on for Fallout 3?

Probably, But I wouldn't make it a simulation. Maybe as a sort of flashback. Like someone is telling the lone wanderer a story (A ghoul, most likely), and the player plays as that person in the pre-war times, What happened during the war, surviving the actual nuclear bombing, and whatnot. That would be a cool Fallout 4 Add-on. Tzaro the Outcast 00:01, January 21, 2010 (UTC)

It seems like a good idea, but tone it down a bit. The PC should play as a CIVILIAN who lives a normal life before news of the bombs falling arrive, and he shoots his way into a vault. Maybe not... >_< AreYouGoingToEatThatNuke? 00:20, January 21, 2010 (UTC)

I think Bethesda saw your post, because in Point Lookout, you do a pre-war Chinese spy mission from an old holodisk acquired from a detention camp!

Strange things Edit

OK, I was having issues with Mothership Zeta, and the teleporters. So I cleared my cache, and then decided to delete all my saves and start completely over.

So far I have noticed a couple of strange things.

1. When going for the hidden weapons cache behind Megaton, after I finished the school but before I entered Megaton for the first time, I ran into 2 Talon Mercs.

and

2. For the first time ever, I ran across Uncle Leo on my way from Megaton to the SuperDuper Mart. He was being chased by an Enclave Officer! I was unable to save him in time, since all I had was the laser pistol I got off the Talon Merc and a 10mm handgun

I am only at a level 4 now...

Has this happened to anyone else? --SpunkyTexanSpunkytexan

Problem getting Add-ons to play Edit

I bought the GOTY edition for my pc and have enjoyed the game. However, I cannot seem to get any of the add-on radio signals. I installed everything before I played for the first time so it should all be there. The files show up in my Data file and all the added locations for Broken Steel, like the White house, show up on my map. However I have wandered all over north, south, east and west without picking up any of the signals. I even went east of the factory to see if I could just start up the Anchorage line, but no go. I do seem to recall once seeing the Local Flavor message appear at the top of my screen, but it seemed to come at the same time I pick some things up so it did not stay up for more than a second before telling me how much ammo or what weapon I happened to pick up at the time. I recall somewhere in this wiki there being atleast one mission that you had to answer the radio signal right away or the quest would disappear. Is this the same situation? Does anyone know of a way to fix this without restarting my whole game? It just seems odd to me that the BS content appears to be readily available, but the other add-on are not.97.88.242.162 08:48, February 6, 2010 (UTC)

heres an update to the above- i went ahead and finished the game. Even though it shows BS locations on the map (w/ Explorer perk btw) the game ended w/o going into the continued BS story mode. I finished in a way that should have easily triggered the BS, but nothing. I reinstalled the downloadable and started a new game on a new save and after walking around enough to find fairfax, nuke cola plant, red racer and ten penny still no radio signals for DLC.71.90.27.200 18:35, February 6, 2010 (UTC)

Have you enabled the addons? From the Launcher select "Data Files" and select the addons you wish to play/run.

Also, as a semi-related item, did you have any issue with xlive.dll? I've installed the GoTY edition several times and although the base game always runs fine, as soon as I load/enable the addon content I get an error which prevents the game from starting referring to some part (5360 somethingorother?) of xlive.dll missing or not up to date. A simple Internet search for that file got me a more current copy and the addons run fine.142.179.122.202 17:21, March 1, 2010 (UTC)

Fallout 3: GOTY Edit

Can somebody help me out here? I never knew this and im not sure if its true now but, Does GOTY come with all 5 Add-ons for FO3 on XBOX 360 because i've beat the game and im not sure if any of my add-ons are on there. so if anybody could tell me if it came with them, and if so how to turn the DLC on i would be very thankful :) 99.152.24.154 11:53, March 20, 2010 (UTC)

Problems installing for Pc Edit

Everytime i try to install it will say it is loading but it won't do anything. Any ideas? Scottish :) 12:41, August 10, 2010 (UTC)

TRY INSTALL IT IN SAFE MODE WORKED FOR ME (brolee)

Data files uncheck themselves?Edit

Having a weird problem: I check the Broken Steel and Point Lookout boxes in the launcher, but they don't ever load. The next time I open the launcher, I check them again - they had not been marked as checked. Without even loading the game, I click "data files" again - and they are again unchecked.

I recently did a format/reinstall of my whole computer, and reinstalled both F3 (from a disc) and BS/PL (also from a disk). I didn't have this problem before. Any ideas? Help! -guest, 17:59, August 25, 2010

Deleting and Redownloading Edit

It is possible to replay DLC like MZ by deleting it then re-downloading it? I've searched the internet to see what will happen but couldn't find any answers. I have already completed Mothership Zeta but I would like to go back and replay it due to some things I missed. --71.62.128.139 19:08, January 16, 2011 (UTC)

Your DLC-specific items will also vanish out of your inventory. DLC-specific items are pretty much everything you find in MZ. 74.47.156.94 23:20, February 19, 2011 (UTC)

can i install the goty and then pop in the original and keep the dlc Edit

if u install the goty and save after u leave the valt after it tells u the dlc was added can i pop in the original game and use that disk and keep the dlc for the ps3.

Torke585 10:05, January 23, 2011 (UTC)

I too would like to know exactly this - exactly what happens if you do this? I heard on the 360 you could keep the DLC, but I wonder if it's not the same on the PS3. 74.47.156.94 23:21, February 19, 2011 (UTC)

Add on problems??? Edit

I dont have the goty edition and i downloaded the add ons from someone elses 360 onto my hard drive. I need to know how to run the add ons without using xbox live. 98.215.231.35 03:01, July 26, 2011 (UTC)

Bypass GFWLEdit

Just wondering if as a matter of policy if we should be detailing getting around GFWL / DRM measures.... Agent c (talk) 13:05, October 30, 2013 (UTC)

Help me please! Edit

I started a new campaign while I had no internet, I had all the DLC downloaded but none of it has been implemented and I cannot continue due to the fact that I have already entered the rotunda at the end of Take it back!

Deletions Edit

I deleted some unnecessary because extremly overaged informations, i hope you guys are okay with that.