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My copy of Fallout 3 has stopped working. Anyway I can fix it?

#21Blackspawn20Posted 7/14/2011 12:08:17 PM
Go to Blockbuster, rent game. Switch disks. PROFIT!

Don't do that. If you do, I hate you. Just go there, rent the game, install it, and see if that helps.
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#22DsT_Slasher(Topic Creator)Posted 7/14/2011 12:11:25 PM
Yeah, I have the GoTY version. I would just buy New Vegas instead but I'm waiting for the GoTY version of that one to come out.
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#23DarkRealityXPosted 7/14/2011 3:50:14 PM

From: DsT_Slasher | Posted: 7/14/2011 3:49:33 PM | #019
How does installing help? Also, does Gamestop do refurbishing?


Installing basically copies the entire contents of the disc to the hard drive. Obviously, you will need another copy of the disc, one that is not damaged. If your own disc can be authenticated as A) a genuine Xbox game and B) the game it says on the label, if you have it installed, it doesn't matter how damaged the disc is. It'll read from the hard drive. This is especially nice with the Bethesda games as you will experience a noticeable reduction in loading times in each of Oblivion, Fallout 3, and New Vegas. Some games it helps more than others.

If, after installing, you still can't play, your original disc is FUBAR. Since you have GOTY, just buy base Fallout 3 from GameStop. It's $12.99, I think. You should have already installed the second disc; you no longer need it anyway.

From: DsT_Slasher | Posted: 7/14/2011 4:11:25 PM | #022
Yeah, I have the GoTY version. I would just buy New Vegas instead but I'm waiting for the GoTY version of that one to come out.


With you on this (waiting for NV:GOTY). Note that the original Fallout 3 disc and GOTY Disc 1 are the exact same thing. GOTY just means it comes with that second disc that installs all the add-ons.

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