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I cannot play Fallout 3. Whenever I click either the Fallout3.exe or falloutlauncher.exe and this message appears:

No disc inserted. Please insert the original "Fallout 3" CD/DVD.
Please have a look at http://www.securom.com/message.asp?m=nodisc for further, more detailed information.

I've seen many people saying that you don't need the disk to play because you can just click the fallout3.exe but I still get this message.

Can anyone help me?

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Does this happen even when you have your Fallout 3 game disc inserted, or are you trying to use a pirated version of the game? –  Alain Jun 21 '11 at 18:16
    
@Alain I have the official Version and it cannot seem to see it. –  Ginger Bill Jun 21 '11 at 18:17
    
@Ginger Bill You cannot seem to see what? Is your game disc inserted when this message appears or not? –  Alain Jun 21 '11 at 18:19
    
@Alain Sorry I wasn't clear. What I mean is that I have the disc inserted and it does not matter which executable file I click, it still brings up the error message even though the disc is in the drive –  Ginger Bill Jun 21 '11 at 18:22
    
Have you tried right clicking the disc drive and choosing "Autolaunch" to see what the game does? –  Alain Jun 21 '11 at 18:36
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Only certain versions have been able to get away with playing without the disc. Bethisda released an official Fallout 3 patch (1.7) which is supposed to remove the need for the CD and get rid of that error.

Go to http://fallout.bethsoft.com/eng/downloads/updates.php. (You might need to specify your age first, and then reload the above URL) and download and install the patch, see if it solves the problem.

Patch

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Oh, nice. I guess there is a reason to patch after all. Thanks for the info –  Aeo Jun 21 '11 at 18:52
    
Actually I have done this and still no luck. –  Ginger Bill Jun 21 '11 at 18:56
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Probably a corrupt install then. I'd remove the whole thing, re-install, and re-patch. –  Alain Jun 22 '11 at 12:56
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