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Old 01-27-09, 09:57 PM   #16
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Default Re: Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage is out now!

Some info for people who want to a) Backup the add-on and/or b) Play without being logged into GFW Live:

It works for me now. Windows XP and Steam.

So, first you need to download the file from Games for windows LIVE file that is at around 594MB. Once you do that, I found my files at C:\Documents and Settings\YOUR LOG-ON NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\XLive\DLC\425307d6\00000002\d96e635 e19d298dac6820680085d45c5d36b9130\Content

I just copied those files to X:\Steam\steamapps\common\fallout 3\Data

Then I started Fallout 3 from Steam. After I loaded the save I wanted to play - I started the LIVE while still being in-game. Half a second after I was connected to LIVE I got the radio signal in-game.

You need to be able to see hidden files and folders to find the files, btw. Open any random folder, like My Documents. Tools -> Folder Options -> View -> Scroll down until you find Show Hidden Files and Folders.

EDIT: Forgot to mention that when you launch it from Steam, on the first little box that appears, that allows you to play; Choose Data Files, and activate the one called Anchorage.esm in addition to the Fallout3.esm. Then launch the game.

Hope this help some of you guys, I really do. Stupid way of distributing expansion packs. It took me about 4 hours to figure this out, lol. I even searched for the files with the win xp search function without finding them.
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