So I realize this is not the first topic on here about this but after spending a couple of hours searching through threads on this forum and other forums I can't seem to fix my issue.
The other night I came home and bought Fallout 3 GOTY Edition from direct2drive, wasn't thinking and didn't check compatibility. Turns out it is pretty difficult to get it to work with win 7.
What happens is every 5-15 minutes I am playing the game the screen will freezing. The sound continues on, but visuals are frozen and the game doesn't receive any mouse / keyboard input. I have to use task manager to forcibly exit the game.
Things I have tried / things you should know:
-I have all latest drivers
/ updates for Windows 7, graphics card, sound card, directx11, etc...
-I have tried all compatibility modes
-I have tried running as administrator
-I have tried the quad to 2 core fix where you go into the .ini file and make some small edits. I only have 2 cores but did this anyway.
-I have tried the d3d9.dll fix
-I am using a laptop
-I downloaded this from direct2drive
-Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
-Intel dual core i5 CPU M 580 @ 2.67 ghz
-ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 w/ 3.7gb memory
I am pretty much ready to go ahead and uninstall this game and forget about it, but since I paid the money and already spent this much time trying to get it to work I figure maybe someone has some advice.
Thanks and feel free to link me to any threads / other forums if this issue has already been addressed / would better be addressed elsewhere.