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Windows 7: Fallout 3

13 Apr 2010   #1
FRCnerd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 
Fallout 3

I am currently trying to play Fallout 3 on an Inspiron 1470 with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit. Everything seems to work fine until I click new game in the main menu of the game. It then says there is a problem and closes the program. It is Game Of the Year edition and wen I install the second disk a window appears that says there is a dll missing and I will get the name of it soon. I have opened it in administrator and changed the compatibility although there are multiple XP and Vista modes. I have run large games such as WOW and DDO on this computer but I'm not an expert so I'm not sure if that helps with figuring out the problem or not. The sooner I can play, as always, the better so please post ideas soon.
Thanks,
FRCnerd


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13 Apr 2010   #2
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

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13 Apr 2010   #3
FRCnerd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Well it looks like I won't have the name of that dll as soon as I thought because I now can't install the second disk but I believe that it is just expansions so getting Fallout 3 to start a new game is still my main concern. Again, I open Fallout 3 in, this time, Windows Vista (service pack 2) compatibility mode and under admin and it works fine until I reach the main menu. When I click new game, then yes, it then stops, partly minimizes, and a normal little window comes up which says that Fallout 3 has stopped working and it will look for a solution, though it never finds one. Any ideas are appreciated.
Thanks again,
FRCnerd
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13 Apr 2010   #4
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FRCnerd View Post
Any ideas are appreciated.
Thanks again,
FRCnerd
Fallout 3 goty disk 2 help please!

I really think it would help if you looked at the links I provided. You are asking for help?
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13 Apr 2010   #5
FRCnerd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Sorry about that I was typing mine while you were typing but I am looking into it now.
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13 Apr 2010   #6
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Got it. Let us know how it goes???
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13 Apr 2010   #7
FRCnerd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Well I'm sad to say that although there are more great suggestions out there for similar problems, many easy to try, none have made any difference. I will restart my computer soon and try some other things but to be honest my hopes aren't really high. Anyone who has any ideas please just put them out there. I click new game and it blacks out, brings up a window saying Fallout 3 has stopped working and windows is looking for a solution, I then need to ctrl+alt+delete to get out of it.
Please help,
FRCnerd
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14 Apr 2010   #8
FRCnerd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Well i think I may have found the problem but it's not too easy to fix. I have 1.1 less gHz than needed to run the game. Is there a way I can boost it that much without buying new hardware or is that the only way? Ive heard of ways to boost it with code but to be honest I'm not exactly a code genius. Please post answers,
FRCnerd
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14 Apr 2010   #9
sygnus21

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 
more info needed...

From my Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

Quote:
Ok, first off we can’t help if you don’t supply the most basic of informationsystems specs. The importance of this can’t be overstated since game performance is highly dependent on your hardware. Please see this tutorial on filling out system specs as well as my How To Ask For Help guide.

Now, a word about Minimum Vs Recommended system specs for games. Most gamers are aware that in order to get the best possible performance out of a game they need to "exceed" the "Recommended" requirements of said game. Notice I said "exceed the Recommended". Check out Fallout 3's System requirements. Really??? I think we can all agree that Minimum means barely plays at the lowest settings. Honestly….Don’t expect too much out of today’s games using "Minimum" System Requirements. My opinion
As to this question….

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FRCnerd View Post
I have 1.1 less gHz than needed to run the game. Is there a way I can boost it that much without buying new hardware or is that the only way?
You’re basically asking if you can overclock your processor. Again, without know what you have, or your skill level, that’s hard to answer.

I will say that if your system doesn’t meet the minimum requirements for the game, you are going to run into problems.

Sorry
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14 Apr 2010   #10
FRCnerd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I've updated what I was able to find for my system info. Nothing has changed with the game so far so I am still looking for ideas. All of the advice has been great so far, although nothing has changed, so please keep it coming.
Thanks,
FRCnerd
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