First off, I'm sorry if this kind of post is not welcome in this forum, I couldn't use the steam forum because I had to register and you need to wait for a mod to approve your account, and apparently no mods are online around the holidays.
I upgraded to Windows 8, but I'm not sure if that's relevant. I haven't played Fallout 3 in a while, probably since springtime. I tried to play it recently (which happened to be after I upgraded from win7 to win8) and the launcher appears, so I click "play" then my cursor does the little loading circle, the launcher disappears and then nothing happens after that. Nothing in my task manager. It's as if I closed the launcher and that's all.
I have updated all my drivers, including the Graphics driver. And my hardware is completely compatible with the game, I think I've got 9 hours on it from before (I have many many more hours on my console version, forgive me PC gamers). I even uninstalled it then re-installed it. Still the same issue.
If it's relevant, it is a Steam bought version of the original (not GOTY) game.
Any similar problems and fixes?
May as well use this thread to talk about the game too