Fallout 3 on Windows 7.

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  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 7

    imacken said:
    I wish it worked for me! I still have the same old 'freeze on exit' problem. Very frustrating.
    Somehow, I found out that the problem was linked to strange folder permissions (the fallout3 folder in the user->games directory). All the .ini files where un-deletable etc.
    That's why a re-installation resolved my issues.


    I installed Fallout3 without problems multiple times. Which OS version are you running?
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    running 7 RC1 (Build 7057)

    get it on other games i know had worked on previous builds.

    its kinda odd
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  3. Posts : 288
    Windows 7 64-bit

    yannis18 said:
    Somehow, I found out that the problem was linked to strange folder permissions (the fallout3 folder in the user->games directory). All the .ini files where un-deletable etc.
    That's why a re-installation resolved my issues.
    Again, none of that permission stuff was a problem for me, so that didn't help the 'freezing on exit' issue either, unfortunately.
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    I had the freezing on exit thing, but only if I exited the whole game from actually game play.

    I found that if I exited from gameplay to the main menu first, then from the main menu, exit the whole game, that worked fine. Does it freeze for you even if you exit from main menu?
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  5. Posts : 57
    Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)

    Just adding my two cents Far Cry 2 and Fall Out 3 I own and can't wait to play it. For it not running right I guest you guys tried this Right click on Fall Out 3 icon select Properties> Compatibility tab if icon is in the taskbar hold down shift before Right clicking put a check mark in the box Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP (SP2) hope this help!

    I got the Fall Out 3 LunchBox for Christmas can't go out side the vault with out my Lunchbox

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  6. Posts : 288
    Windows 7 64-bit

    No need to go to XP compatibility, it works perfectly on Vista.
    I'm sure everyone has already tried the compatibility thing as that is the first thing I try if software doesn't work.
    Out of all the games and apps I have, Fallout3 is the only one that gives me any problem at all on Win7.
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  7. Posts : 1
    Vista 64

    i had fallout 3 installed on Windows 7, but it acted really wierd. I would get the to the part where you picked your Gender and Name, but there would be very long pauses after they would say anything. They would just sit there and look for like a minute lol. I tried reinstalling but to no avail. So i had to go back to Vista to play it I tried all the compatibility modes and everything. I was using a 4870
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  8. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 (7000), Vista, Ubuntu Intrepid

    I have Fallout 3 installed on build 7000 and have it running fine (better than vista actually).

    I recently downloaded The Pitt and have had no luck with that. I see in the opening menu that "the Pitt" has been added to my downloaded content, but is not in the data section. When I play the game in Win7 it enever gives me a radio message. I took my save game back over to Vista and got the radio message within a minute.

    It has to be a misplaced install file. I'm going to take a look at it and see if I cant get it running in 7 and I'll check back.
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  9. Posts : 336
    windows 7 X64

    can someone tell me what this game is actually about, or what kind of game it is, i started playing but about when you try to escape from the place i got bored and havnt touched it sense
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  10. Posts : 7
    Windows Seven

    Thanatus said:
    I'm using the latest beta Nvidia drivers on a fresh install of build 7057.
    Interestingly, The game appeared to work fine until I went outdoors. While still indoors I put the game through it's paces: cleaned out the band of raiders holed up inside the northern-most ComSat array. Usual indoor fun with VATS and the shotgun. Within a few seconds of going outside, the game crashes.

    One peculiar thing I note is that the crash causes no perceptible slowdown in the system. Maybe 7 is better at cleaning up after killed processes than its predecessor. Any game crash in Vista would cause a massive slowdown for nearly a minute and 7 behaves as if I had just closed Calculator. On 2 GB of memory.

    According to the application event logs:
    Log Name:      Application
    Source:        Application Error
    Date:          3/18/2009 2:16:59 PM
    Event ID:      1000
    Task Category: (100)
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      COMPY
    Faulting application name: Fallout3.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x4981c35c
    Faulting module name: nvd3dum.dll, version:, time stamp: 0x49a75061
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x00272917
    Faulting process id: 0x5c4
    Faulting application start time: 0x01c9a7f5a8e93ac5
    Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Bethesda Softworks\Fallout 3\Fallout3.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\nvd3dum.dll
    Report Id: f82d5a93-13e8-11de-9c3b-00508db2be5d
    ... Nvidia is the culprit. I know we're only in Beta, not primetime, but then again it took over a year for Nvidia to not occasionally bluescreen me from the desktop, let alone from inside an intense video game. I know ATI had a few problems, but their crashes seem to be fixed already.

    I'd like to know if anyone else on Nvidia hardware has similar problems. I'll keep trying a few things, such as different video settings.

    8800 GTS 640MB

    On a side note about Windows Update forcing the beta drivers:
    Microsoft has been irritated with driver developers due to the perceived instability of Vista they largely caused. In a way, it makes it easier for them to say "Well, we did our best. We've provided you with the latest drivers they have. Blame them." I don't blame them for not wanting to put a third of the perceived stability of their flagship product solely in the hands of Nvidia, and Nvidia doesn't want people to stop buying their products because it doesn't work on the OS that came with their OEM computer. So they're holding hands on this one, instead of deferring to one another. Hopefully.

    Yes I am having the same issue. Regardless of gfx settings the game hangs after 30secs-2mins of roaming around.
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