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Windows 7: Fallout 3


02 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Fallout 3

Hi,

I have Fallout 3 and 2 of the addons..Will they work on Win 7 64 bit..I just bought a new Dell, 8 gb memory, ATI video card, a new DELL XPS-8300.

Just wondered if Fallout 3 works at all, or if you maybe need Fallout 3 GOTY edition, or need to do a lot of tweaks, as opposed to install and play..

Just out of curiosity, is Medal of Honor Pacific Assault playable on Win 7. its the only older game I have tried to install thus far and I never got past disk 2 in the installation...

Thanks!


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02 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

Should be able to install and play. Fallout 3 is buggy in general, If it gives you too much trouble just go to the program executable in the main game folder right click it, choose properties open the compatibility tab and set it for windows xp sp3.
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02 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I havent had any major issues with it myself.


But, install the game in Windows Vista Compatability mode.
Just browse the disc for the setup.exe and set it to Compatability mode for Vista, then run the setup as admin and proceed as normal.

Also be sure to pach to the latest version.

I also think installing to a custom location is a good idea. Anywhere but the Program Files or Program Files (x86) folder.
Maybe make a Games folder on the C drive (C:/Games/Fallout 3 for example)
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02 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks to you both!
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02 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

One thing you can do that works quite well is, download this file and put it in your fallout 3 directory. It helps out a lot reguardless of your setup by forcing the game to use a more comparable directX version (9). I swear by this tweak. hope it helps
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03 Feb 2011   #6

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

that doesn't seem to work for fallout 3 - are you sure it's not a new vegas only tweak?
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03 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Theres no way I would use a hacked dll for anything to run properly.

I know many will disagree .. but just my thoughts on it.
As far as NV, I find it runs just fine now.


I found FOSE and the Stutter Remover to wrok quite well for the bit of stutter that the engine has though.

But it isnt really needed for the game to run well, nor anything else IMHO, aside from a few ini tweaks that help.
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03 Feb 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

cracked content is a game of dice, sometime leading to the need for a complete reinstall of the game.
I use no cd's for a couple of my games that have no multiplayer simply because they are on my short list of non steam games and I hate juggling disks every time I want to play. Using a no cd even if you own the game legitimately is still considered violation of eula though, and direct support for the game will more than likely be denied to you as well.
Some patchers will also refuse to run unless you have the proper game files in the game directory when they are run.

It's up to you in the end, the only real benefit is you won't have to dig up the disk anymore. More recently I have started buying everything I can get off steam because there's no disk involved.
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03 Feb 2011   #9

 
 

The game is naturally bugged. You might have to make a few tweaks to get it working right. Lots of fun tho.

I am playing the steam goty version now..>

* Slashed!!

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03 Feb 2011   #10

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

yeah I suggest saving often as well. The game doesn't autosave nearly enough and you can find yourself losing a lot of progress sometimes.
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