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Windows 7: Fallout 3 not working!!!


26 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Fallout 3 not working!!!

Hey guys, I know this has been posted before, but I didn't find any solutions to my problem in any of the other threads, so maybe someone has some new information about it.

I'm running Windows 7 Enterprise and I've installed Fallout 3.

I can run it through the launcher and everything works fine until I press New Game.

Then it loads for about 10 seconds, all the graphics are working fine, but then it says "Encountered an Error", and it goes through the "Trying to fix compatibility" process.

So I don't know if this is the same error as everyone else, I am not able to get into the game, I can just get to the menu, then when I click play, loads for a second, and then crashes.

I have tried running it as Admin, I've tried using both Vista RTM and Windows XP compatibility modes and still nothing works.

Any help would be REALLY appreciated and I can try and provide more information about my system if needed.

Thank you very much


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26 Jun 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Have you tried updating Fallout 3 to the latest patch version - v1.7?

Try downloading and installing the latest version of Direct X (June2010) from here.

Hope this helps
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26 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I've installed both DX and the latest patch and its still a no-go.
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26 Jun 2010   #4

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Have you tried a different driver for your graphics card?
Either downgrade to an earlier version or upgrade to a later version - just to try an isolate the problem
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26 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

Sorry, how do you downgrade to an earlier version?
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26 Jun 2010   #6

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Could you let us know the specs for your video card and also what version of the software driver you are using at present?
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26 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

I just got this computer and I honestly have no clue how to check what the software/hardware is... :S
Sorry, but I've just installed SIW but I dont really know how to use it to find out my specs to send to you...
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26 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you checked this thread... Fallout 3 on Windows 7. There might be something in there that works for you. Be aware that it is 49+ pages though
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26 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7
 
 

I've tried several fixes from it, none of which worked, but I can always take a look again...
Thank you for trying...open to other suggestions...

Another question, why doesn't Bethesda just come out and fix it for Windows 7.......
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26 Jun 2010   #10

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Go to the start orb>search bar>type "dxdiag" without the quotes
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