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Downloadable Content FAQ

Where can I purchase Fallout 3 downloadable content (Operation: Anchorage)? Will downloadable content be available elsewhere (PlayStation 3, STEAM, and through expansion discs)
Downloadable content is available on Games for Windows LIVE and Xbox LIVE, and The PlayStation Network. Additionally, you can purchase Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition, which includes Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, and Mothership Zeta in one package. Game of the Year Edition is available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Games for Windows LIVE.

Will my existing Fallout 3 saves be compatible with Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition.
Yes, existing Fallout 3 saves will work fine, though you can also choose to start a new character.

How much does Fallout 3 Downloadable Content Cost?
Fallout 3 DLCs cost 800 Microsoft points each for both Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows LIVE. Each DLC will cost $9.99 on the PlayStation Network.

When playing Fallout 3 on PC, I don’t see my Game Saves after signing up for Games for LIVE?
Your saves are kept in specific directories tied to your profile. But don’t worry - you can go into your My Games folder and copy those saves over to your Profile’s save game directory after you create a profile on LIVE.

My PC copy of Fallout 3 isn’t supported by Games for Windows LIVE, how can I get downloadable content?
Fallout 3 downloadable content is only available in regions where Games for Windows LIVE is supported.

The language of the DLC I purchased is different from that of my game disc, why?
Your downloadable content is tied to the region associated with your Gamertag.

How do I start Operation: Anchorage?
Once your content has downloaded, you should be able to access Operation: Anchorage from any current save file for Fallout 3. Once you’ve loaded a game save, you should receive a Pip-Boy message stating:

Alert!: A new radio broadcast has been heard across the Capital Wasteland. It sounds like a distress call, but seems meant for certain ears only.

Following this, you’ll get a quest notification for “Aiding the Outcasts.” If you make this your active quest in your Pip-Boy 3000, your World Map will point you to where you need to go.

How do I start The Pitt?
Once your content has downloaded, you should be able to access The Pitt from any current save file for Fallout 3. Once you’ve loaded a game save, you should receive a Pip-Boy message stating:

There are reports of a new radio message being broadcast across the Capital Wasteland. The transmission appears to be some sort of distress call, and gives little information except the location and name of the man making the plea…

Following this, you’ll get a question notification for “Into The Pitt”. If you make this your active quest in your Pip-Boy 3000, your World Map will point you to where you need to go next.

How do I start Broken Steel?
You must play the game for a couple minutes for the Broken Steel content to appear. After a couple minutes, a radio beacon and the questline will become available. To begin the Broken Steel questline, you must complete the main quest by finishing "Take it Back."

With Broken Steel, the main quest of Fallout 3 will have to be completed before the new story unfolds. If you have not completed the main quest, your character will still be able to take advantage of the level cap being raised to 30.

How do I start Point Lookout?
You must play the game for a couple of minutes for the Point Lookout quest to appear. Eventually, you’ll receive a message letting you know that a riverboat has docked at the mouth of the Potomac. Follow your map to reach the riverboat to begin Point Lookout.

How do I start Mothership Zeta?
You must play the game for a couple of minutes in the Capital Wasteland for the Mothership Zeta quest to appear. Eventually, you’ll receive an unintelligable radio transmission which will lead you to an Alien Crash Site. To find the location on your map, make “Not of This World” your active quest.

Will DLC work with any save game?
Operation: Anchorage and The Pitt will work with any existing save game as well as with any new game you start. With Broken Steel, the main quest of Fallout 3 will have to be completed before the new story unfolds.

 

Fallout 3 FAQ

What is the release date?
Fallout 3 is currently available for the PC, Xbox 360, and PLAYSTATION 3 in North America. It will be available in Europe October 31st, 2008. Japan gets it December 4th, 2008.

How long has it been in development?
Since 2004.

Where does Fallout 3 take place?
In the Capitol Wasteland in and around Washington, DC.

When does Fallout 3 take place?
In 2277, 200 years after the bombs fell and 30 years after Fallout 2 took place.

What is Fallout 3 rated?
Fallout 3 has been rated  M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, and Use of Drugs) by the ESRB.

What are the PC system requirements?

    Minimum System Requirements:

  • Windows XP/Vista
  • 1GB System RAM (XP)/ 2GB System RAM (Vista)
  • 2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
  • Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)

    Recommended System Requirements:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • 2 GB System RAM
  • NvidiaDirect X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI 3800 series)
  • Supported Video Card Chipsets:

    • NVIDIA GeForce 200 series
    • NVIDIA Geforce 9800 series
    • NVIDIA Geforce 9600 series
    • NVIDIA Geforce 8800 series
    • NVIDIA Geforce 8600 series
    • NVIDIA Geforce 8500 series
    • NVIDIA Geforce 8400 series
    • NVIDIA Geforce 7900 series
    • NVIDIA Geforce 7800 series
    • NVIDIA Geforce 7600 series
    • NVIDIA Geforce 7300 series
    • NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series
    • ATI HD 4800 series
    • ATI HD 4600 series
    • ATI HD 3800 series
    • ATI HD 3600 series
    • ATI HD 3400 series
    • ATI HD 2900 series
    • ATI HD 2600 series
    • ATI HD 2400 series
    • ATI X1900 series
    • ATI X1800 series
    • ATI X1600 series
    • ATI X1300 series
    • ATI X850 series

Is Fallout 3 a Games for Windows title? Will it require Vista?
Fallout 3 is a Games for Windows LIVE title and supports both Windows XP and Windows VISTA.

Does Fallout 3 Support Windows 7?
Fallout 3 is not an officially supported title of Windows 7.

Will Fallout 3 include multiplayer?
No, Fallout 3 is a single-player game only.

What perspective do I play the game in, first or third-person?
Both. The game is meant to be played first person. However, you can toggle the view with the press of a button/key to an over-the-shoulder view that can be zoomed in/out on your character. Both views are available throughout the entire game.

Will an editor be available?
The G.E.C.K. (Garden of Eden Creation Kit) is available on our site here and allows Games for Windows® users to create and add their own content to the game.

Does the story in Fallout 3 pick up where Fallout 2 ended?
No, the story in Fallout 3 is a different story unto itself and isn't directly connected to any of the other storylines. Obviously it builds on the lore and history of Fallout, but you don't have to have played the previous Fallout games to know what's going on in this one.

I have lots of ideas and questions, where do I send them?
We encourage you to register on our official forums and post your ideas and questions in the Fallout 3 section, where our fans and developers share and discuss ideas and answer questions about the game and what they'd like to see.

Are those real screenshots or are they renders?
All the screenshots are 100% authentic screenshots taken while playing the game.

Where can I get more information on the game?
Check out our official site, fallout.bethsoft.com, where we continually update our sections for art, reviews, previews, interviews, and more. You can also visit PrepareForTheFuture.com  to explore all the different channels and get a taste of what to expect in the game, visit  our Blog which is regularly updated with insights and opinions from members of the development team, or sign up for our newsletter.

 
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