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Windows 7: Fallout 3 on Windows 7 crashes!

10 Apr 2011   #1
StoneH

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Fallout 3 on Windows 7 crashes!

hey guys i know if your reading this that you probably already looked at the other thread like this but this is different then that. my problem is that when i install it and go into menu, i press new game, and i goes to the loading slide, then it crashes and i can't figure out why


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10 Apr 2011   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

Hi, welcome to the forums

Are you getting any error messages appear? If so what do they say?

I would advise (if you haven't already) updating your GFX drivers and DirectX and see if that solves the issue.


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10 Apr 2011   #3
StoneH

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

well it crashes and then windows says it has stopped working and i have to close the program.
I will try updating my GFX drivers and i will tell you how it goes.
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10 Apr 2011   #4
StoneH

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well i did the two things you said and when i went to update my GFX drivers there was one update for the graphics driver so im going to try the game tomorrow because its 1:00 in te morning and i need some sleep
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10 Apr 2011   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Ok, we will wait for your response
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11 Apr 2011   #6
StoneH

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ok so i tried the game and this error came up when i click on the launcher and other one.

The procedure entry point MakeCriticalSectionGlobe could not be located in the dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll.

ive tried putting a KERNEL32.dll in there but it didnt work and ive reinstalled it a couple of times.
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26 Aug 2011   #7
Fallout3 Lover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Ya I Have The Same Problem I Try To Start A New Game And It Freezes A Quarter Of The Way Plus I Cant Use The Geck Because It Gives Me An Error When Ever I Try To Edit Anything At All Heres The Error:
file: C:\projects\fallout3PC\BSShader\BSShaderManager.ccp

Line: 1996

Abort Retry Ignore

And No Matter What Button I Press The Geck Always Has To Close
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26 Aug 2011   #8
danaw167

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Well, I found a download that fixes a lot of errors in the game. The end result is that the game crashes much less frequently. It's pretty much a requirement for PC players. You can download it here:
Error Corrections - Reduce CTD at Fallout 3 Nexus - Fallout 3 mods and community

Also, running the game as administrator seems to help with crashes. (right-click on launcher, and select "run as administrator")

Also, if you have your fallout game files installed in your program files folder: Windows 7 has problems with this sometimes, so you may want to move the files to just outside of the program files folder.

Also, I found a mod that will prevent Windows Live from running in the game (WL can sometimes prevent Fallout files from loading, causing the game to freeze/crash. You can download it here, make sure to read the notes though, and I believe that it will also disable achievements:
Games for Windows LIVE Disabler at Fallout 3 Nexus - Fallout 3 mods and community

Also, if the launcher won't work, you can skip the launcher and just double-click on the Fallout3 application itself, this will usualy bypass the launcher and start the game automatically.

Lastly, the i3/5/7 cores have two cores. Fallout 3 wasn't made to work with multi-core CPUs, and this creates problems when it is run with W7. You will have to edit the ini file to make it work. Here's what you need to do:

Open the FALLOUT.ini file located in My Documents>My Games>Fallout 3 and find the line:

bUseThreadedAI=0
change the 0 to a 1

then below it add the line

iNumHWThreads=2

This will properly configure the game to run on your computer.

I hope this helps you.
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27 Aug 2011   #9
Fallout3 Lover

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks But I Think Nexus Is Down Or Something
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27 Aug 2011   #10
danaw167

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fallout3 Lover View Post
Thanks But I Think Nexus Is Down Or Something
Oops. It was up when I posted, but it has been undergoing a redesign recently, so it may be down for a little while. Just check back with it tomorrow. In the meantime, you have an i3 core, right? You should edit the ini file like I mentioned, I guess I forgot to mention that this will also be mandatory.
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