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Windows 7: Fallout 3 has stopped working and must shut down.

17 Jul 2010   #1

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Fallout 3 has stopped working and must shut down.

I just got Fallout 3 on Steam. Its starts up just fine untill I try to make a new game. Then it stops working and I have to shut it down. Im reinstalling it and I update when I try agian.

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17 Jul 2010   #2

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I just tried it. Sadly, it didnt work. Any suggestions?
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17 Jul 2010   #3

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi

Could you post your system specs please?
Do other games on your system work fine? Are there other STEAM-versions of games on your system that work fine?

Regards
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18 Jul 2010   #4

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I have Windows 7 and all my other games and steam games but one (Grand Theft Auto 4) work just great. I think FO3 and GTA4 need a better graphics card but I just need a second opinion.
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18 Jul 2010   #5

Windows Vista 32 bit/7 64 bit/8.1 triple boot
 
 

I have GTA IV on Steam. My system is dual-boot (Vista 32/Seven 64). On Vista the game works normally but on 7 it would not start. Simply finding the .exe file in the Steamapps folder and right clicking it then running it in compatibility mode (Vista SP1) made the game work in both OS's.

As for Fallout 3, i have it on disc and run it through Steam (without the disc inserted). It can crash to the desktop but this hardly ever happens. Whereas my son downloaded it from Steam and he simply cannot play it as it crashes soon after start-up.

Maybe using the same technique for the game will make it work?
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18 Jul 2010   #6

Windows Vista 32 bit/7 64 bit/8.1 triple boot
 
 

Apparently, if you rename the Fallout 3 .exe to Oblivion it will play much better. This is the solution my son found.
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18 Jul 2010   #7

Windows 7 x64 Home Edition
 
 

Hi, Basic Evil

I don't know what it is about Fallout 3 on the PC but to my knowledge it seems every one has problems with the game crashing if not most. I know I have had the same problem but I can play the game for a certain amount of time before it crashes.

But what you can try to do is make sure that your Drivers are up to date and the ones you can look for specifically are:
-Graphics Card
-Sound Card

But are you able to post your computer specs?
-Operating system
-Processor
-RAM
-Graphics Card

Because that would come in handy if you could

Thank you.
Swifty.
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18 Jul 2010   #8

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Have a look at this thread

Also take a look at this, following is an excerpt from the FAQ

Does Fallout 3 Support Windows 7?
Fallout 3 is not an officially supported title of Windows 7.



Some users have posted a workaround here and here
Another solution involving editing of the .ini file can be found here

Hope things work out and regards
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18 Jul 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Fallout 3 running just perfectly on my system, haven't had a single crash or any problems of any kind, been playing a little over 80 hours.
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18 Jul 2010   #10

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Great news! I found a patch for it! But heres the bad news. I've found a new problem. Its a runtime error that appeared when I was playing for about 30-40 minutes. MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service (Link to patch for anyone who has this problem.)
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