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Windows 7: Fallout 3 has stopped working

23 Apr 2012   #1
BenF2409

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Fallout 3 has stopped working

I have just bought Fallout 3 for my PC. I manage to get to the main menu but when I press "New Game" it loads for a few seconds and then crashes. I have tried changing my graphics and compatability settings as well as downloading the latest patches but nothing seems to be working.

Specs:

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
System Manufacturer: Toshiba
System Model: Satellite C660-21Q

Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz 2.00GHz
Installed memory (RAM): 6.00 GB (5.80GB usable)
Graphics Card: Intel HD Graphics (I think)

If you could help me find a solution, that would be great.

Thanks.

EDIT: I also posted my specs on several other websites before buying the game, just to be sure, and they all said my game would work fine on low-medium settings. :/


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23 Apr 2012   #2
Chalky Emultion

 

hi,
have you tried to re-install the game?

The problem could also be your Intel HD Integrated Graphics. It is comparable with a low-range graphics card. Try setting all graphics settings to the lowest possible...

Also look at this: Fallout 3 and Win 7 64 Bit - Nexus Wiki
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23 Apr 2012   #3
BenF2409

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'm reinstalling the game now, I'll post back in a bit. I had a feeling the Intel HD Graphics would be the cause of the problem.
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23 Apr 2012   #4
Chalky Emultion

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BenF2409 View Post
EDIT: I also posted my specs on several other websites before buying the game, just to be sure, and they all said my game would work fine on low-medium settings. :/
it should work on low-medium settings..
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23 Apr 2012   #5
Firstslayer09

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

I'm have helped people with this problem before. It should have something to do with a .dll file you have to download. I don't know the exact one right now.
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23 Apr 2012   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

With or without the patches fallout 3 is by far the buggiest and one of the most boring and lamest game I've ever played in my entire life.

Sorry but it just had to be said.
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24 Apr 2012   #7
BenF2409

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I tried reinstalling, didn't work. I also tried installing it on several other computers, didn't work.

I've found a video on that .dll thing, I'll try that out.


Also: I have several other PC games that work perfectly well, including Team Fortress 2, Portal 2, Sims 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
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25 Apr 2012   #8
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BenF2409 View Post
I tried reinstalling, didn't work. I also tried installing it on several other computers, didn't work.

I've found a video on that .dll thing, I'll try that out.


Also: I have several other PC games that work perfectly well, including Team Fortress 2, Portal 2, Sims 3 and Fallout: New Vegas.
Fallout 3 is just buggy because they didn't bother fixing the problems, apparently. And I doubt there'd be an "unnofficial patch" for Fallout 3 either.
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25 Apr 2012   #9
smarteyeball

 
 

There used to a folder permission problem when FO3 tried accessing to write a save file, it froze.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Me ages ago
I took ownership of the C:\Users\*YOURNAME*\Documents\My Games\Fallout3 folder and gave my username full read/write privileges. I Started a new game and it was past the hang
Fallout 3 on Windows 7.
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26 Apr 2012   #10
BenF2409

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Good news! I did the dll. thing and Fallout 3 works perfectly on medium settings, now. Thanks, guys.
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