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Windows 7: Fallout 3 on Windows 7.


11 Jan 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Try installing the Games for Windows Live update.

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11 Jan 2009   #12

Windows 7 & OS X 10.6.2 (Hackintosh drive)
 
 

I did as you suggested and went to Microsoft's site and downloaded the Games for Windows LIVE 2.0 Setup. I installed it and tried running Fallout 3 again. Nothin'.

Is this the right file or is there another update I'm not seeing?
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11 Jan 2009   #13

Windows Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thunderclap View Post
I did as you suggested and went to Microsoft's site and downloaded the Games for Windows LIVE 2.0 Setup. I installed it and tried running Fallout 3 again. Nothin'.

Is this the right file or is there another update I'm not seeing?
Games for Windows - LIVE really has nothing to do with whether a game works or not. That said, my installation of Fallout 3 on Windows 7 Beta is having trouble too. The launcher will come up, then when I click 'play' it'll think for a bit and then the launcher pops up again. If I try running from the exe directly, the launcher pops up. I can never get the game itself to run, regardless of any compatibility settings I try.
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11 Jan 2009   #14

 

Did you try *both* XP and run as ADmin?
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11 Jan 2009   #15

 
 

At least I'm not the only one struggling to run this
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11 Jan 2009   #16

Windows 7 & OS X 10.6.2 (Hackintosh drive)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Did you try *both* XP and run as ADmin?
Yes and that didn't resolve the problem.

The first solution was SecuROM was causing the launch problem. I got the patch for that and then the game launcher opened. But when I tried to play the game I would get a black screen and just audio.

I have now got it running, but not with my ideal settings. I have to run it in window mode at a lower resolution. I can only assume it's the nVidia drivers causing the problem. Unfortunately, I can't seem to uninstall the beta video drivers and re-install the latest Vista drivers. Every time I try Windows automatically re-installs the beta.
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11 Jan 2009   #17

Windows Vista
 
 

I don't know why you would expect XP SP2 compatibility mode to be necessary, since it runs fine in Vista. Regardless, XP mode and admin on the launcher and/or on the main executable do not solve my problem. Turning off UAC doesn't help me either. The only clue I have is that the launcher never remembers the settings and goes through the autodetect routine every time it opens.
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11 Jan 2009   #18

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thunderclap View Post
I can't seem to uninstall the beta video drivers and re-install the latest Vista drivers. Every time I try Windows automatically re-installs the beta.

Did you try installing the drivers over the top of the beta drivers?

I had the same issue with ATI drivers. Uninstalling the 7 supplied drivers first always resulted in them automatically rolling back.
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11 Jan 2009   #19

Windows 7 & OS X 10.6.2 (Hackintosh drive)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Did you try installing the drivers over the top of the beta drivers?
I did, and it doesn't seem to work.
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11 Jan 2009   #20

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thunderclap View Post
Yes and that didn't resolve the problem.

The first solution was SecuROM was causing the launch problem. I got the patch for that and then the game launcher opened. But when I tried to play the game I would get a black screen and just audio.

I have now got it running, but not with my ideal settings. I have to run it in window mode at a lower resolution. I can only assume it's the nVidia drivers causing the problem. Unfortunately, I can't seem to uninstall the beta video drivers and re-install the latest Vista drivers. Every time I try Windows automatically re-installs the beta.
Try using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper from Safe Mode to remove the drivers, then reboot and see if you can ge the WHQL drivers installed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DakkonA View Post
I don't know why you would expect XP SP2 compatibility mode to be necessary, since it runs fine in Vista. Regardless, XP mode and admin on the launcher and/or on the main executable do not solve my problem. Turning off UAC doesn't help me either. The only clue I have is that the launcher never remembers the settings and goes through the autodetect routine every time it opens.
I suggested that as the first tack, thinking that the Vista compatibility was not worknig for him. I deally, yes, Vista compat is all that is needed.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Did you try installing the drivers over the top of the beta drivers?

I had the same issue with ATI drivers. Uninstalling the 7 supplied drivers first always resulted in them automatically rolling back.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thunderclap View Post
I did, and it doesn't seem to work.
See above....
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