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Windows 7: Game Booster increased stability on Fallout 3

30 Oct 2010   #1
Windows i7 920

Windows 8 Pro x64
Game Booster increased stability on Fallout 3

Fallout 3 crashes all the time on my desktop (see specs listed for this account). Well, it used to. I tried running it with IOBit Game Booster enabled and it suddenly stopped crashing all the time. Actually it hasn't crashed since. Anyone have any ideas as to why Fallout 3 is so unstable?

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30 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64

Not sure about that one but i found this Fallout 3 crashing with Windows 7 - Games for Windows Live you might want to check it out.

sorry, hope this helps in some way.
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30 Oct 2010   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1

i dunno, it's one of those things.

fallout 3 used to crash like crazy with me when going through doors.

i had to keep a separate xp install just for that game. i thought it was because of my sound card, but other x-fi users reported no problems.

strangely (but fortunately), the new las vegas has only crashed once in about 40 hours of playing...:)

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31 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I've actually been quite lucky with FO3.
I haven't had many issues or crashes, and thats even w/the game heavily modded.

I think theres a variety of reasons that cause instability for it.
If it helps, a few I am aware of:

1) If you have FFDshow installed, or a codec pack that uses it:
In the FFD Audio config, make sure the FO3.exe is excluded. It has been known to cause issues for some setups.

2) Some Anti-Viruses may interfere as well.
If you do not have one that automatically goes into a Silent Mode when gaming fullscreen, you may wish to try excluding the FO3 folder from scanning, or temporarily disable your AV and test, to see if it helps any.

3) Setting the setup.exe to compatability mode (Vista SP1) and run Admin helped w/a few issues I had. Also, the patches as well.

4) Deleting the Fallout .ini in the Documents/My Games folder and reset all settings.
(Also the ini file in the GFWL folder)
Documents/My Games/Fallout 3/Saves/ <GFWL user name>

Although none of the above may the cause for you, it may be worth a try.
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31 Oct 2010   #5
Prof Kerfuffle

Windows 7 Professional (x64/SP1) /Linux Mint 16

Its not the solution but FO3 is not Windows 7 supportive Fallout 3 GOTY Frezzing On windows 7 please help - Steam Users' Forums
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