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Windows 7: Fallout 3 strange blue wavy lines graphics problem

06 Oct 2014   #1
Fungus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Fallout 3 strange blue wavy lines graphics problem

Hi people I have come here as a last resort.
I just tried to play Fallout 3 and Fallout 3: New Vegas both games are displaying horrible blue distorting wavy lines both in the menu and in the game. There are no other issues but it is quite unplayable, especially in dark areas...most of the game lol.

I have patched, re-installed, run in compatibility modes, lowest graphics, highest graphics, no mods all mods and everything in between.

I love these games and want to play them again.
Please help!


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06 Oct 2014   #2
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are you running latest geforce drivers from nvidia and does it go away if your not running SLI?
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06 Oct 2014   #3
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Hi Fungus and welcome to SevenFourms,

Have you tried enabling V-Sync in the Nvidia control panel to see if that fixes the issue, i know most gamer hate using V-Sync, but it'll make the game playable at least, another option is that the cable is loose on your system connecting the monitor, but usually that's only if you're using VGA cables, however, I've had cases where that's happened with DVI and HDMi.

MrNeeds
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06 Oct 2014   #4
Fungus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

yes i am running latest drivers.

Thinking about it. I was using last Decembers drivers and it wasn't there but i was getting random and infrequent crashes from Fallout 3 so I upgraded and now get the blue wavy lines running the current drivers.

I am running SLI. I will try with no SLI and report back.
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06 Oct 2014   #5
Fungus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

GAH!

It is the SLI!

As soon as its turned off the game is fine.

Any Ideas on how to play with SLI enabled? I would much rather play in ultra high than high.

Many thanks to RCVJEW for recommending the SLI.
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06 Oct 2014   #6
MrNeeds

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fungus View Post
GAH!

It is the SLI!

As soon as its turned off the game is fine.

Any Ideas on how to play with SLI enabled? I would much rather play in ultra high than high.

Many thanks to RCVJEW for recommending the SLI.
one fix is to disable HDR lighting, but it takes away the aesthetic of the game, I'm just doing some research on it now.
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06 Oct 2014   #7
Fungus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks MrNeeds. I will continue to check back here.
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07 Oct 2014   #8
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

You could try setting its program settings SLI settings to another thing besides recommended for starters.


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