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Windows 7: Fallout 3 on Windows 7.

20 Apr 2010   #441
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Some good stuff there. I added two of your suggestions (Anti-Virus and v-card control panel) to my already stickied Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues post.

Thanks.


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21 Apr 2010   #442
knell

Windows 7
 
 

If your game itself isn't loading like you CTD then most of the hardware stuff isn't going to be relative... Usually a reinstall of the game or check for some misconfigured software and you'll be fine. Like in my case I DID read all 40 some pages and tried everything (that wasn't hardware related) and what fixed my issue was for some reason my FO3 was creating a faulty .ini and caused a CTD. It did this even after a reinstall. All I had to do was delete the ini itself and start FO3 because most games autocreate a default .ini when it doesnt detect one. And VOILA, it was fixed.

Even though FO3 is an old game that doesn't mean it's stable.. infact its engine is EXTREMELY buggy. It's not uncommon for the game to crash while leaving cities or entering certain dungeons. Usually this is caused by misconfigured mods or a bad installation. If your computer is up to par and you don't have issues with any other games that you play then there is a verrrryyy good chance its an issue with FO3 itself... There are forums about this all over the place. I highly recommend installing the unofficial oblivion patch among a few other hotfixes from tesnexus. There are THOUSANDS of bugs that are ONLY fixed by installing 3rd party patches.
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21 Apr 2010   #443
Nordecke88

Wondows 7
 
 
Freezing Issues

I couldnt find any info in this thread about this issue so ill possibly re-ask

First my computer stats: Asus Laptop, Windows 7 x64, ATI Radeon 5470 1GB RAM, 4GB system RAM, plenty of hard drive space etc..
Bought game over Direct2Drive so i install from files on hard drive

The problem: I launch the game (launcher and everything works fine) and i start a new game; ill get about a minute in and the game will freeze with sound still looping. No response from anything so i usually have to ctrl+alt+del to exit the program. I have tried alot of different things - 1.7 patch, updating drivers, running in XP and Vista compatibility (do i need to install service packs?) and even the codec packs (k-lite) and nothing is working..

Need some help here, im hoping i didnt waste 15 bucks buying this game as this is the only computer i have that can run it. Can PM if you have a good fix.
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24 Apr 2010   #444
lord balsac

windows 7
 
 

when i right click on fallout 3 run as admin and troubleshoot copatibility dont show up
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24 Apr 2010   #445
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi lord balsac, did you mean compatibility?

If so - See this tutorial on running in Compatibility Mode.
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02 May 2010   #446
GrampaEric

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit (6.1, Build 7600
 
 
Win 7 on Laptops with Intel Video Card

okay, it's been a couple weeks since my last message. thought i would update the world on my findings.

Intel Video Cards aren't supported by ATI or nVidia therefore, with an Intel Video Card, you can't play Fallout 3 at all. I tried using Win XP, but had the same problem. So, i contacted Acer support and they explained to me that Microsoft doesn't support any Intel Video Cards if they aren't compatible with nVidia. According to Acer, this is a common problem people get when they buy an Acer laptop hoping to play games on them. I knew i shoulda paid the extra 50 bucks for the Acer with the ATI Radeon card >_<.

now, my only real problem is that i can't find out if my video card can be upgraded to an ATI Radeon >_< that's the hard part cause all Acer support says is "we can't answer that as it voids your warranty." and i keep saying "dude, i paid for a 3 year warranty with The Source cause i don't care for your warranty, just tell me if i can upgrade or not." of course, they just beat around the bush.

anyways, i hope this helps some people with Intel Video Cards who have difficulties playing Fallout 3, or any Windows for Live Games video games. None work cause Microsoft doesn't support Intel Video Cards.

kk, i think i'm just repeating myself now. so, i'll shut up and wander off. Good Luck to everyone with getting their copy to work!
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02 May 2010   #447
KnickKnack

 
Doesn't work.

I installed Fallout 3 on Windows 7, went into the properties and changed compatibility to run on Windows Vista service pack 3. I have all the game requirements except the high end graphics card. I'm running on low for the quality. It keeps crashing after I hit new game, it crashes at the loading screen. Help please?!?!?
I have the same problem as thunderclap.
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03 May 2010   #448
GrampaEric

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit (6.1, Build 7600
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KnickKnack View Post
I installed Fallout 3 on Windows 7, went into the properties and changed compatibility to run on Windows Vista service pack 3. I have all the game requirements except the high end graphics card. I'm running on low for the quality. It keeps crashing after I hit new game, it crashes at the loading screen. Help please?!?!?
I have the same problem as thunderclap.
that's also the problem i had. Are you running an Acer Laptop with an Intel GMA Video Card? if so, then give up now. the only solution is upgrading the video card to an ATI Radeon or an nVidia compatible one. Acer will refuse to tell you if you can upgrade your video card or not, so i'd suggest going to an actual computer shop like i plan to.
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03 May 2010   #449
weaselciuy

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 build 7601
 
 

intel GPUs suck hard time.
You cant upgrade a laptops gpu.
Dont buy a laptop with Intel GMA bla bla etc graphics..cause it will suck nomather what "5000 HD" number it has.
Intel scum should not sell those.
End of story.
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03 May 2010   #450
lord balsac

windows 7
 
 

i think my disk is defective can i download it off the internet if i have my product code
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