The Pitt DLC released, only not

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fallout 3's second DLC, the Pitt, is available via Microsoft Live. It was also available for the Xbox 360, but that version turned out to be completely unplayable (hard crashing when entering the town), forcing Bethesda to pull it, citing a corrupt file as a likely cause. If that's the case it should be back soon enough.

    Thanks Ausir.
     
  2. Jarf

    Jarf First time out of the vault

    34
    Sep 3, 2006
    Bethesda aren't very good...

    Don't really think there is much else to say.
     
  3. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    There also appear to be PC users who have problems with The Pitt, glitches and the game crashing at certain segments.
     
  4. Slaughter Manslaught

    Slaughter Manslaught Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 11, 2006


    Attack of the giant white-on-red evil exclamation points of darkness!
     
  5. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Nah, Metal Gear Solid man, your environment has detected you!
     
  6. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Drop a chaff grenade and run to the ducts!
     
  7. TychoXI

    TychoXI Still Mildly Glowing

    246
    Oct 20, 2008
    Oh noes! They are finally here!!! Halp!!!111
     
  8. UncannyGarlic

    UncannyGarlic Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 6, 2008
    Guess this shows that they didn't need the extra time to add polish and fix bugs.
     
  9. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    674
    Mar 6, 2008
    I'm sure this is something the modding community can figure out. Why should Bethesda be responsible for fixing it?
     
  10. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    By the way, surprisinly, there actually is some moral ambiguity in The Pitt, not just good slaves vs. evil slavers.
     
  11. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Well they might actually be forced to, seeing the number of angry people who have downloaded it and now demand a refund.
     
  12. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    well, if it's corruption, then Mickeysoft is to blame really.

    i doubt that even the worst possible QA Beth could do would let this slip past. ;)

    what boggles my mind is that Mickeysoft released this on their platform without first trying the download from the 'live' production environment. i'd say that might be somewhat worthwhile to test before releasing to the general public.
     
  13. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Mircosoft run a pretty intense certification process so the corruption must of happened after that. If the fixed file has to run through certification again it might take more than a week.
     
  14. Nim82

    Nim82 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    192
    May 5, 2007
    Hm, don't know if I buy "corrupt file", seems like them trying to shift the blame. From what I've read, it sounds more like Bethesda sent an unfinished revision of the mod file off to be published. The DLC is just a single container file that resides in the data directory, usually. If that's corrupted, the mod wouldn't even load in most cases.

    You get those kinds of errors when working on a complex mod all the time, it's usually it's down to human error and having assets needed in a mod, residing in another mod file. Load one without the dependency and you get them lovely exclamation marks and inevitable crashes.
     
  15. snow666

    snow666 First time out of the vault

    13
    Mar 30, 2005
    The big secret is that they are making it a rogue like. Welcome to fallout "Nethack" 3. :mrgreen:

    Cheers, Snow
     
  16. Oerjeke

    Oerjeke Still Mildly Glowing

    228
    Mar 24, 2009
    Can they do anything right?
    First, they rape the whole Fallout series and now this?
     
  17. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    Refund?
    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGMoalQ9A18[/youtube]


    Hey let's not be too hasty here. I think Bethesda deserves the benfit of the doubt, after all, when have they ever failed to deliver before?
     
  18. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Would like the full list or just the general bullet points?

    Well at least PC players can sorta play it if they download it twice and move the files around a bit.
     
  19. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Is that a trick question?
     
  20. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    I'm sorry but...how can such a thing happen ? Did they even try the build before allowing people to download it ? :roll: