My Fallout 3 GOTY edition came with a CD key [...]

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4 years ago#1

[...] but I never had to enter it in the installation process :s

Do I only need it for the second DVD who I presume holds the DLC ?

4 years ago#2
No you need it for Windows Live registration - and unless you really need the Achievements etc. Windows Live is a totally optional and entirely unnecessary part of playing FO3. I've never got Windows Live to work properly on my PC, and it hasn't affected the game one little bit. Maybe if there was still DLC out there, but with GotY, you get all the DLC so it's not an issue.

In fact you don't even need the CD to play FO3, if you create a shortcut directly to the game (fallout.exe) rather than the launcher (which is what is created by default when you install).
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4 years ago#3
its more recommended to use Fallout Mod Manager to launch Fallout 3.

as it makes running mods easier.
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