"Nothing more frustrating than doing the right thing and being punished for it" - Broken wisdom.
I'm going to post about my experiences with installing and playing the new Bethesda title Fallout 3, not because it's new and not to give any review of the game. I'm going to jot down how I have found myself on the sharp, pointy and ugly end of Securom. Yes that's right, I have found myself in a "I'm that guy" moment where something that normally happens to the other guy, is happening to me. After some surfing around it appears that my particular problem isn't commented on, so here goes.
The story starts a few months ago when I pre-ordered my collectors edition of Fallout 3 at a local EB Games. Yes that is right, I purchased the game, and have the receipt to prove it! Now I also own other Bethesda games and apart from needing the odd patch, I have always had a good experience with their products. On the strength of that, and the promise of a platform saving game, I ponied up the cash and took possession of my new timewaster.
I'm a busy family man, so I finally got some time to install the game at 9:30 last night. After opening and organising the cool goodies in the collectors tin, I threw in the disc and sat back to read the booklet. After the drive spun up, I was shown a Securom message telling me that I had "Disc Imaging Software" and that I wasn't going to be able to install the game.