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Windows 7: Fallout 3


23 Oct 2010   #1

windows 7 home premeum
 
 
Fallout 3

hey guys i have fallout 3 and my computer dosnt seem to run it here is the list of my hardware.

mother board: Msi P35 Platnum
Cpu:intel quad core
Graphix card: Radeon 5850
Ram: 4 GB
hard drive:500 gb
operating system: Windows 7 home premium
basicly all i know about this computer its my dads he built it i just now some of the components inside of it. but when i start up fallout 3 all that happens is the screen will go blank for a secon go back to home screen then in the top left hand side of the screen has a black squar and the icon for fallout 3 is still in the tool bar. id love to play on this computer its the best in my house and its kind of tiking me off that i cant play fallout.
please help me

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24 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

update the drivers
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25 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Download and install the latest drivers for your graphics card from here: Global Provider of Innovative Graphics, Processors and Media Solutions | AMD

If this doesn't help try installing all patches available for Fallout 3.
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25 Oct 2010   #4

windows 7 home premeum
 
 

i always keep my computer up todate but where would i go to get fallout 3 updates
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26 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Try searching Google for Fallout patches.

Otherwise: try reinstalling the game if you didn't already tried that. I assume you have a legal copy of the game and no downloaded version?
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26 Oct 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Do you have the newest DirectX 9 installed?
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26 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

What version of fallout do you have?
Steam, D2D, Retail?

Make sure that fallout is up-to-date. If using STEAm, it already should be.


If not, are you able to get to the Main Menu?

If so, to DL updates Im fairly certain all you need to do is log into Windows Live and it will update the game for you.
(As you may know, You will need to register the game with Windows Live as well to finish activating it, and get access to patches. . You should have a key for it.)

You may try to run FO as ADMIN, and in compatability mode for Windows XP. It may help help getting it working enough to get to the Main Menu to patch the game up.


Let us know.

Also, something I have found to help with FO, is installing it in compatability mode as well.
Just browse the disc for the setup.exe, and right click/properties -- run this program in compatability mode for: (I choose vista SP1)
And check the run as admin box.
Dbl click the setup.exe and install
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29 Oct 2010   #8

windows 7 home premeum
 
 

i have direct x 9 and yes its retail. i tried puting the game on steam but the code didnt take?
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29 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Your code is likely for GFWL.
You have to activate the game with Games for Windows.

FO3 doesn't need STEAM unless it was purchased through them.
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