Fallout 3 1.5 title update details

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Our next title update, 1.5, is now live on Xbox 360 and Games for Windows Live. On Xbox 360, you will be prompted to update when you start up the game, while using your Xbox Live gamertag. For Games for Windows Live, you will also be prompted if using a Games for Windows Live gamertag, or just download and install from us.

Here are the title update details — this was primarily to support Broken Steel, easily our largest, most ambitious downloadable content, to date. This was a big one folks – both in terms of the title update and the downloadable content.  In addition to all the new goodies for Broken Steel, we did fix some bugs as well. Don’t forget: Broken Steel goes live Tuesday, May 5th.

Update 1.5 Notes (PC and Xbox 360)

New Features
New achievements for Broken Steel

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with VATS calculations not appearing properly for perks (PC)
  • Fixed crash related to altered references between master files
  • LOD objects render properly when loaded from DLC worldspaces
  • Fixed issue with companion NPCs not loading into cells immediately after player

Reader Comments

  1. Billy Zane… the crackling radio is *supposed* to be there, it’s a story point. Fix the transmitter in game and you’ll be good. Mine doesn’t crackle (anymore).

  2. Thanks for the patch Bethesda :D

    A possible problem with the download here:

    Am downloading now for the second time and i’ve noticed the download speed gets slower and slower til finally at 25.0mb it stops with 15 minutes and 7 seconds to finish while still seeming to download.

    Thanks ha ha :D

  3. Great! So now only another 6 months of waiting for a new patch that will fix VATS completely, with the ridiculous calculation lag and all that!

    …please, beth, I love you, but WOULD YOU KINDLY fix your game and the things that you broke in it by patch 1.1 completely?

  4. I think it’s funny that the primary reason for the patch was for useless BS achievements, not fixing a serious bug that Bethesda caused.

  5. @Raye
    Not the crackling sound from losing or getting to far from a signal… The “we don’t support Vista 64 or X-Fi sound cards” crackling.

  6. ERM…. Bethesda……….. I have just downloaded your patch 3 times from your own website and it instantly says INVALID PATCH FILE when I try and install it. Please if you are going to release a patch make sure people can download it properly.

  7. I was able to get the 1.5 patch thanks to an alternate link Miss Sparkle pointed me to at the Official Forums.

    Patch is working great and am noticing some new visual effects and better sound effects.

    I did notice in Vault 101 the gang jacket of Butch and his followers had a small invisible area around the elbow though.

    [Be careful downloading the 1.5 patch. I have had CTDs ever since I loaded it.

    Left by Scott on April 30th, 2009]

    Scott make sure to do a reinstall. I too was getting crashes when i first installed the mod probably due to having patched FALLOUT 3 with the previous patch or having the Terminator Mod installed during the patch process.

    Thanks Bethesda for the excellent work :D

  8. Are the Pitt’s remaining annoying itty-bitty bugs squished yet? Specifically, the inability to hear many NPCs’ speech –even though they mouth words to you — after the revolt. My 360’s away being repaired so I can’t verify for myself yet.
    Looking very,very,very forward to Broken Steel. Please don’t let the DLC end there (maybe have a secret Chinese Vault where they don’t know the wars over?, I’m ecstatic to have limitless opportunities for Wasteland wandering.

  9. When are you guys going to fix the radio stuttering? I’m trying the K-lite codec fix thing now, but I’d really like a permanent, official fix.

  10. Strange….I just popped Fallout 3 in on 360 and I didn’t get a message to update the game. But I just went onto xboxlive.com and saw the new achievements for Broken Steel on my achievement list…so I guess I must have gotten it.

  11. @Critical!!

    Your not the only one in that boat my friend, I’ve been waiting for that fix since I updated to vista 64 :( now my Fatal1ty X-Fi card can’t handle the radio I guess LOL.

  12. You forgot to list the new feature the update introduced that sometimes crashes the PC version of the game when you try to save. that’s a great feature, and it’s about damn time it was added.

  13. Forget what I said earlier the patch is broken.
    From the forum thread:
    Non-Persistant creatures\NPC’s placed by mods will cause the game to crash upon trying to save after visiting and leaving the area where they are in.

    I can’t save in almost all exterior cells now >:(
    Mods are what keep these games alive and now they don’t work.

  14. Hey so for some reason I was never prompted to download a patch…so now it doesn’t register the new Broken Steel achievements, and I’m about 2/3’s of the way through it and it’s a little annoying. Please help.

  15. mmm… It looks like that the patch is not doing it’s job.. I recently downloaded Broken steel on 360, But it only loads “Broken steel” when i am off xbox live.. Meaning if i want to play the broken steel, i either have to play online.. or I will have to lose all my items from “The pitt” and “Operation anchorage” to play offline..

  16. i run MMM mod (monsterspawning mod) and about 12 weapon mods and about 16 misc mods and these just make the game more awesome. intalled the 1.5 patch and CTD on every save even auto its b@%ls&@t man so my question is do i HAVE to have 1.5 to play broken steel or will the 1.1 patch still work

  17. (i run MMM mod (monsterspawning mod) and about 12 weapon mods and about 16 misc mods and these just make the game more awesome. intalled the 1.5 patch and CTD on every save even auto its b@%ls&@t man so my question is do i HAVE to have 1.5 to play broken steel or will the 1.1 patch still work

    Left by Blupditz on May 7th, 2009)

    No it won’t, atleast I’ve tried using patch 1.4.0.6 but when you wake up 2 weeks after the incident at the purifier, you just lie under the bed thing just like you do when you “die” at the purifier, only being able to press E to make noises

    God dangit Beth, this is ridiculous, why do you have to make my awesome mods a threat to my ability to even play the game? I want a hotfix now!

  18. hmmmmmm am i right in guessing this wont be for the ps3?? can we just have a definite yes or no we will or wont get it and the same with oblivion

  19. Yeah i cant even use the patch, when i install the new patch as soon as i go to update fallout 3 i am told i have a invalid patch file.
    usually if you are given a patch to make a game work ATLEAST THE PATCH SHOULD WORK!
    i swear did they just not beta test this game at all before releasing it.
    now not only do i repeditly crash and loose my most recent file the game has gone the whole hog and killed every single one of my save files