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Fallout 3 removes Games for Windows Live, works well on Linux with Proton

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Fallout 3 from Bethesda Game Studios received a surprise update recently where the developer finally removed Games for Windows Live which is great news.

Released back in 2008, Fallout 3 is something of a classic and a game I thoroughly enjoyed before making the switch fully to Linux. Thanks to Steam Play Proton, you can play Fallout 3 easily on Linux and with this update no workarounds are needed - at all.

Testing out Fallout 3 myself today with Proton Experimental, it worked right out of the box. No launch options required, and where previously some needed to mess around with a dll file - it just works. Even the in-game radio stations appear to now work correctly too which were problematic before.

If you need me I shall once again be exploring the wasteland…

You can buy it on Steam.

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slaapliedje 16 Oct
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Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: slaapliedjeI believe they have stated in the past that if they ever went away, they would basically flip a switch and let people download their game collection with the steam requirement removed.

That may be the intention, but that only really applies if they decided to stop with Steam, which is very unlikely. It would be a whole different ballgame if they went bankrupt (also not too likely at this point) because then the user base would be the primary source of value and likely be sold as an asset.
Even if they went bankrupt, it isn't like they'd just disappear overnight. They'd be like the old Atari, and get passed around the block like a bong at a frat house.
Hori 17 Oct
Totally unexpected, and very cool of them to do so!

Not-so-offtopic: I remember having a game on Steam that I had to crack in order to be able to play, because of the GFWL bs.... and that was on Windows even! Damn DRMs....


Last edited by Hori on 17 October 2021 at 8:17 am UTC
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