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Windows 7: Fallout 3 on Windows 7 crashes!

10 Apr 2011   #1

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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

 
 

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

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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

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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

 
 

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

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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

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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

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 Windows 7. 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

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

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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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