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Steam version of Fallout 3 finally unlinked from Games for Windows Live, but no achievements added

Bethesda Softworks and Bethesda Game Studios reported about the release of the 1.7.0.4 patch for the Steam version of the role-playing game Fallout 3 – it detaches the project from the Games for Windows Live service.

Image source: Bethesda Softworks

Image Source: Bethesda Softworks

As a reminder, Games for Windows Live was launched in 2007 as a measure to bring PC and Xbox Live users together. The service stopped receiving updates in 2014 and has since been abandoned by dozens of publishers and developers.

Now it’s Bethesda’s turn with Fallout 3. With the release of the patch, Games for Windows Live is no longer required to run the game. To activate the patch, it is recommended to reinstall the project.

It is worth noting that the achievements in Fallout 3 were available through Games for Windows Live, and with the separation of the service from the game, they did not automatically appear on Steam. Also, the update, judging by the first reviews, made it difficult to use mods.

The base version of Fallout 3 debuted in October 2008 on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. Steam also sells the full edition, which includes the add-ons Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout and Mothership Zeta.

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