Fallout 3 on Windows 7 w/quad core

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    Windows 7 RTM
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    FNV has its own issues, but I found something that fixed my problems.

    One was the directx performance issue, which has now been fixed via the latest patch.

    The other was horrible, brain bleeding stutter/lag when turning with a lot of NPC's in the area, dead or alive.

    This thread was most helpful, even though it referred to Fallout 3 and not specifically to FNV:
    Fallout 3 still Stuttering - 195.62 - NVIDIA Forums

    If links are not allowed, here is the contents of my post:

    Posted 24 October 2010 - 05:08 PM BlueSteel, on May 23 2010, 04:07 PM, said:
    I did a few more tests, specifically in the player house in Megaton. I get the hang exactly once in that house; after that I can turn around all I want without any hitching.

    These are the changes/tweaks I did, only listing the ones I believe to be somewhat relevant:

    • Set "iPresentInterval" to 0 in Fallout.ini (disables v-sync)
    • Set "iNumHWThreads" to 2 in Fallout.ini (fixes crashes with 64bit OS and quadcores)
    • Set AA transparency to multisample, disabled v-sync and set pre-rendered frames to 0 in NVIDIA control panel
    • Set AA to 4x, all options to "Ultra", Water Reflection Quality to "Medium" and disabled Transparency Multisampling in the Fallout Launcher

    Gets me extremely smooth 60fps outdoors and 100-150fps indoors; no hitching except the one-time occurence inside the Megaton player house.

    (I replied):
    Thanks much for those settings. They seem to also fix issues with Fallout New Vegas and stutter while turning. That lag/stutter issue was worst when near NPC's, dead or alive. It was pretty much unplayable and vomit inducing.

    Also, here are some other multi-threaded tweaks that seem to improve performance on my GTS 250 w/Quad core AMD (update them in FalloutPrefs.ini):

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  2. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 64 bit

    I have the problem that if I press new game then yes it freezes and states that it has stopped working.
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  3. Posts : 4
    Win 7 64bit

    I have Phenom and im running win 7 64bit but swapped Nvidia for radeon 6870 and im still having the same problem its not just Fallout 3 but Crysis and lots other games
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    Win 7 64bit

    I have win 7 64 bit, phenom, 8 GB ram, radeon 6870, and had the same problem but this fixed it. Big Thanx, hope I can find fix's so easy for all the other games that don't work.
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 7

    FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH FALLOUT 3 ON WINDOWS 7 here is a solution ( maybe) in Fallout3 file C/Programfiles(x86)/Bethesda Softwork/Fallout3 right click on Fallout3 Launch icon with the face click properties and then Compatibility in there set your Compatibility mod to vista , vista sp1 or vista sp2 ............ because when i did that my freeze didnt come up and he was coming up after 10 seconds after loading save andsometime in the beginning.............but i need to tell i didnt play for long because it was late but still try out:)
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    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

    question so if i change iNumHWThreads=2
    to iNumHWThreads=4
    will it work with all 4cores on
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  7. Posts : 15
    W7 Home Premium 64-bit

    this worked for me. The game worked find for a while, then started crashing often. I applied this fix and now it works fine again.
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    Windows 7 Professional x64

    Decided to install fallout 3 on my new machine to give it a good run through. Was having the same crash every 5-10 minute issue, sound would keep going. Had to manually kill task. Edited the .ini as stated in the fix, and it worked. Game version I have is final release, game of the year edition. Before steam got their paws on it. Thanks to whomever put up that fix.
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  9. Posts : 1
    Windows 7 64bit

    Still freezing

    I did the trick with the fallout.ini I also downloaded the 1.7 patch. It still freezes on me. I feel like I have to save every 30 seconds and inch my way to outside the vault. I do not know what else to do, I loved the game on xbox. It seems, that I have had to do work to every game I purchase for the PC. PLEASE ANYONE HELP ME OUT!
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  10. Posts : 3
    windows 7 home premium 64bit

    Found the solution!

    This is a video I made because I have found a working solution for the crashing problems, I too had these problems but the video is very clear in what needs to be done.
    Fallout 3 (GOTY) Steam FIX - YouTube

    Please like it if it helped you.
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