Fallout 3 on Windows 7.

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  1. Posts : 4,282
    Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
       #11

    Try installing the Games for Windows Live update.
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  2. Posts : 24
    Windows 7 & OS X 10.6.2 (Hackintosh drive)
       #12

    I did as you suggested and went to Microsoft's site and downloaded the Games for Windows LIVE 2.0 Setup. I installed it and tried running Fallout 3 again. Nothin'.

    Is this the right file or is there another update I'm not seeing?
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  3. Posts : 7
    Windows Vista
       #13

    thunderclap said:
    I did as you suggested and went to Microsoft's site and downloaded the Games for Windows LIVE 2.0 Setup. I installed it and tried running Fallout 3 again. Nothin'.

    Is this the right file or is there another update I'm not seeing?
    Games for Windows - LIVE really has nothing to do with whether a game works or not. That said, my installation of Fallout 3 on Win7 Beta is having trouble too. The launcher will come up, then when I click 'play' it'll think for a bit and then the launcher pops up again. If I try running from the exe directly, the launcher pops up. I can never get the game itself to run, regardless of any compatibility settings I try.
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  4. Posts : 4,364
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
       #14

    Did you try *both* XP and run as ADmin?
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  5. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
       #15

    At least I'm not the only one struggling to run this
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  6. Posts : 24
    Windows 7 & OS X 10.6.2 (Hackintosh drive)
       #16

    johngalt said:
    Did you try *both* XP and run as ADmin?
    Yes and that didn't resolve the problem.

    The first solution was SecuROM was causing the launch problem. I got the patch for that and then the game launcher opened. But when I tried to play the game I would get a black screen and just audio.

    I have now got it running, but not with my ideal settings. I have to run it in window mode at a lower resolution. I can only assume it's the nVidia drivers causing the problem. Unfortunately, I can't seem to uninstall the beta video drivers and re-install the latest Vista drivers. Every time I try Windows automatically re-installs the beta.
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  7. Posts : 7
    Windows Vista
       #17

    I don't know why you would expect XP SP2 compatibility mode to be necessary, since it runs fine in Vista. Regardless, XP mode and admin on the launcher and/or on the main executable do not solve my problem. Turning off UAC doesn't help me either. The only clue I have is that the launcher never remembers the settings and goes through the autodetect routine every time it opens.
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    8 Pro x64
       #18

    thunderclap said:
    I can't seem to uninstall the beta video drivers and re-install the latest Vista drivers. Every time I try Windows automatically re-installs the beta.

    Did you try installing the drivers over the top of the beta drivers?

    I had the same issue with ATI drivers. Uninstalling the 7 supplied drivers first always resulted in them automatically rolling back.
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  9. Posts : 24
    Windows 7 & OS X 10.6.2 (Hackintosh drive)
       #19

    smarteyeball said:
    Did you try installing the drivers over the top of the beta drivers?
    I did, and it doesn't seem to work.
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  10. Posts : 4,364
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Insider Preview (Skip Ahead) latest build
       #20

    thunderclap said:
    Yes and that didn't resolve the problem.

    The first solution was SecuROM was causing the launch problem. I got the patch for that and then the game launcher opened. But when I tried to play the game I would get a black screen and just audio.

    I have now got it running, but not with my ideal settings. I have to run it in window mode at a lower resolution. I can only assume it's the nVidia drivers causing the problem. Unfortunately, I can't seem to uninstall the beta video drivers and re-install the latest Vista drivers. Every time I try Windows automatically re-installs the beta.
    Try using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper from Safe Mode to remove the drivers, then reboot and see if you can ge the WHQL drivers installed.

    DakkonA said:
    I don't know why you would expect XP SP2 compatibility mode to be necessary, since it runs fine in Vista. Regardless, XP mode and admin on the launcher and/or on the main executable do not solve my problem. Turning off UAC doesn't help me either. The only clue I have is that the launcher never remembers the settings and goes through the autodetect routine every time it opens.
    I suggested that as the first tack, thinking that the Vista compatibility was not worknig for him. I deally, yes, Vista compat is all that is needed.

    smarteyeball said:
    Did you try installing the drivers over the top of the beta drivers?

    I had the same issue with ATI drivers. Uninstalling the 7 supplied drivers first always resulted in them automatically rolling back.
    thunderclap said:
    I did, and it doesn't seem to work.
    See above....
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