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Windows 7: Fallout 3 on Windows 7.

30 Mar 2009   #141
Nevada

Windows 7 x64 7086
 
 

Hello there.

While looking for a quick fix to my Fallout 3 problem, I was using this forum as a guide quite a bit. Anyways, I figured I might as well contribute to the thread, and maybe help out a bit for others having the same problem.

Now, my Fallout gets stuck on the launcher, as in the screen turns black after I click play, and then crashes, and I have to click in the center of the black screen and hit enter to return back to the desktop. Now, I have tried the drivers that came with the Windows 7 RC1 install disk, the updated drivers that came from the windows update, the drivers from ATI a few weeks ago, and then the drivers from the 25th. I'm running an ATI Mobility Radeon HD3650 with 1026MB of VRAM and 4 GB of RAM, and back when I ran Vista x64, Fallout 3 ran like a serrated knife through butter, choppy in some places, but nothing that turning off AA couldn't fix. I tried cracking the launcher files. I've tried installing and running my Steam Version of fallout, that didnt work, and then I pirated a ISO of Fallout to see if that version would work also. As previously stated, the both don't work. Now, I also tried setting permissions, but that wasn't the problem. I even tried doing the compatibility settings, not that that would have done anything anyways, I thought it was worth a try. Windowed mode also yields ZERO results, and I don't even get the sound thing people were describing.

I'm out of Ideas and about ready to kill someone. How did you guys get yours working? I read through all 14 pages, but most of it was irrelevant to my interests.

Thanks a million
Oh, and first post!

Nevada


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30 Mar 2009   #142
PhoneyVirus

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
 
 

ATI Mobility Radeon HD3650 this vidoecard is not for gaming with ya you may of got some games to work, but at the end of the day it all comes down to is you got a Laptop, this gear is just taking us backwards if you want to game get a Desktop PC look at the specs on the game ATI x850 Minimum nvidia Geforce 6800 Not a Mobility Radeon HD3650 15 Pages over a Laptop Hope this Helps!

Look at his Profile Nvidia 8400 your not gaming with this I feel your pain.
If you can drop $400 on a stupid Xbox360 or PS3 then you can drop that on a videocard. That's what I did and never again will I buy a videocard Under $300 Minimum, lets just say you get what you pay For!
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30 Mar 2009   #143
TripOG

windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PhoneyVirus View Post
ATI Mobility Radeon HD3650 this vidoecard is not for gaming with ya you may of got some games to work, but at the end of the day it all comes down to is you got a Laptop, this gear is just taking us backwards if you want to game get a Desktop PC look at the specs on the game ATI x850 Minimum nvidia Geforce 6800 Not a Mobility Radeon HD3650 15 Pages over a Laptop Hope this Helps!

Look at his Profile Nvidia 8400 your not gaming with this I feel your pain.
If you can drop $400 on a stupid Xbox360 or PS3 then you can drop that on a videocard. That's what I did and never again will I buy a videocard Under $300 Minimum, lets just say you get what you pay For!
i think the 360s are only 180 or 200 for entry level and they make great windows media center extenders
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30 Mar 2009   #144
PhoneyVirus

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
 
 

If you want a media center build your own not a stupid 360 or PS3 for the price it can be $0.2 and I wouldn't get one i got 3 PCs now that's not been used well 1 is my girlfriends an two under me I can turn in a media server or FTP server or anything i want not like a stupid Xbox 360 or PS3 never will I wast my Money on the Beeping Beep again.
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31 Mar 2009   #145
Nevada

Windows 7 x64 7086
 
 

Not to sound like an ass, but this thread isn't exactly about freaking media centers, it's about people with issues with Fallout 3.

Now, when I ran Windows Vista, I was able to run Fallout 3 on High settings, and, for all intents and purposes, it ran smooth. Smooth enough that I honestly couldn't be happier. Now, on 7, my video card gets some added balls, and I can actually play FarCry 2 on DX10 (Something Vista wasn't able to handle) at around 20FPS, not to say that was great, but, it was indeed playing it at a, uh, playing framerate. Now, many of my other games are cut through like butter in 7, I can play BluRay movies when I'm connected via my HDMI output with extreme detail, and hell, I can even render my rocketlauncher models for the mod of Postal 2 I'm working on from 3DS Max.

However, I am digressing from the topic, excuse me.

The problem persists with Fallout 3 and I dont think it could be the drivers, especially since I just installed the drivers meant for windows vista ontop of my old drivers using the "use unsigned drivers" options from boot.


You know, I'm actually about ready to quit 7. I mean it's nice and all, but it is a Beta, and unless I can get Fallout 3 to work, the only game that I really play, I don't see the point in staying on an operating system that doesn't like Alcohol 120% or any of my Virtual Machine software.

Nevada

EDIT: Also, as far as I'm concerned, I've got a pretty good gaming laptop. 4GB of DDR3 RAM, An INTEL CORE 2 DUO T9400 @ 2.53GHz, a Radeon HD 3650 with 1GB of GDR3 Video Ram, and 320 GBs of Space. For $1000, this laptop was worth every penny. Except for the keyboard lag in Vista and 7, I don't like that.

EDIT2: I'm upgrading to the new 7086 x64 Build, I'm going to see if that helps...at all... And if that doesn't work, then a full reinstall of 7 is in order.
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31 Mar 2009   #146
error

win7 Pro
 
 

clean install of 7068 here yesterday...nvidia 7 drivers, firefox, kaspersky preview only programs installed. FO3 crashes after around 30 seconds (outside)
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31 Mar 2009   #147
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nevada View Post

I'm out of Ideas and about ready to kill someone.
I know how you feel mate. Sorry if you've tried this, but did you try running it as admin?

It doesn't actually need compatibility mode, but without 'run as admin' it was hanging when loading.
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31 Mar 2009   #148
PhoneyVirus

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
 
 

It be alright if they where not running it off a laptop, and what's with the 64Bit OS like I said 1. You tell them 2. Your going to tell them 3. Your going to tell them what you told them... What the Beep do you have 64 Bit OS for, and trying to play games off of it. This is how it go's again STOP try to play games off a 64 Bit OS if you don't own a Recording studio or some such bull Beep to use the full pipe. It took them 10 YEARS to come out with a 32bit OS after the first 32 CPU so you can take that and double it. The first 32 OS was Windows 95 go back 10 YEARS to the CPU that support it I'm not telling you do your Homework...
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31 Mar 2009   #149
smarteyeball

 
 

Phoney, who or what are you talking about?

What exactly is wrong with owning a 360?

and

Are you saying people who use x64, don't run home recording apps etc and try to game on said x64, are somehow stupid for trying to do so?

If so, I've got news for you, I've never encountered a single game issue that was caused by x64.
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31 Mar 2009   #150
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Phoney, who or what are you talking about?

What exactly is wrong with owning a 360?

and

Are you saying people who use x64, don't run home recording apps etc and try to game on said x64, are somehow stupid for trying to do so?

If so, I've got news for you, I've never encountered a single game issue that was caused by x64.
Fully agree with you Smarteyeball, I can play all my games in Windows 7 and Vista on x64 and they all run great aside from the issues with Punk Buster on Windows 7, but that's Punk Buster's problem not the OS.

I don't understand why you guys are having these problems with Fall Out, every time I've just installed normally and done nothing special except for using the no cd patch and it's worked perfect every time.
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