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Windows 7: Fallout 3 on Windows 7.

03 Jul 2009   #251


I finally got Fallout3 working tonight (love the game )

it was my dual monitor setup that was screwing everything up, unplugging my 2nd monitor from my 8800GTS fixed everything right up.

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04 Jul 2009   #252

windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FR3F4LL View Post
It works!!!!!

I set compatibility mode to Windows Vista RTM, and "run as administrator" on the launcher and it works like a dream. Thank god, I wanted to play so bad and didn't want to log into XP just for Fallout.

This game is sooo good

How did u change the compatibility mode???

Every time I try to start the game, a window appear and says that Fallout 3 has stopped working, then I can choose to close the program or search for a solution online. VERY DISTURBING:P cuz I love the game
(this happen check the Prt Scr)
Fallout 3 on Windows 7.-capture.jpg

Please help me with this

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05 Jul 2009   #253

windows 7
Fallout 3 problems

I think I am going crazyyyyyyyy soon, this damn Fallout 3 game. maybe I should install xp or vista instead. Every time I start the game it runs smoothly until I choose new game, then a window appears and says Fallout 3 has stopped working and I can choose between close the program or search for a solution on the internet and close program. very disturbing cuz te ****ing internet doesn't have any solution!!!!!!!!! and I ave tried every damn thing I have red in this forum. Maybe it is me that is the main problem, I am not a superb computer ****ing hacker/ oscar awarded programer.

Anyone save me from my misery haha I am retarded I know shot me now
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05 Jul 2009   #254

windows 7
Graphic card maybe

I just realized thats this stupid laptop just have a sis mirage graphic card and maybe that's is te problem???? what do you say people
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05 Jul 2009   #255

Windows Xp 32 bit, Windows 7 next week :P

Yep it is very possible that your graphic card is not good enough, that's why game crashes.
What's your graphic card anyway?
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05 Jul 2009   #256

windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pepc619 View Post
Yep it is very possible that your graphic card is not good enough, that's why game crashes.
What's your graphic card anyway?
I think it is called sis mirage 3 graphicscard
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05 Jul 2009   #257

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Andreas View Post
I think it is called sis mirage 3 graphicscard

Here are some specs for your integrated Graphics

The usual DirectX 9 and OpenGL 1.5 3D APIs are supported with the Mirage 3 graphics core. There will only be support for Pixel Shader 2.0 instead of Pixel Shader 3.0 supported by Intel’s upcoming Graphics Media Accelerator X3000, ATI’s Radeon Xpress 1250 and NVIDIA’s GeForce 6100 series. Up to 16 texture units are available though. No vertex shader is present on the Mirage 3 graphics core disappointingly. Nevertheless the Mirage 3 graphics core has an integrated transform and lighting engine which is quite common nowadays. The graphics engine clock is expected around 250 MHz.

While the graphics core won’t exactly keep up with the latest value graphics cards from ATI or NVIDIA it does have plenty of video processing features. Notable video features include pixel scaling capabilities up to 1920x1200 pixels via a 6x4 scaling algorithm and motion adaptive deinterlacing algorithms. The SiS Mirage 3 also features smoothing algorithms that smooth out jagged edges and lines in videos. 3:2 pull down detection is also supported for progressive MPEG2 video playback.

The SiS Mirage 3 graphics core is expected to enter mass production in SiS 671, 671FX and 771 chipsets this month. Expect motherboards feature the chipset to arrive in the upcoming months with prices below $100. SiS Mirage 3 graphics powered chipsets will support Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Vista with aero glass user interface.

Either you don't need better graphics, or you will upgrade later. Nobody runs games beyond Solitare on these.
DailyTech - SiS Mirage 3 Graphics Core Details Unveiled

Verdict, not good enough for Fallout.
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05 Jul 2009   #258

Windows 7

I'm having a bit of an issue with Fallout 3 on W7 as well. I bought it on Steam so I don't know if that makes any differences. The FalloutPref.ini file has the bug where it reads

sD3DDevice="ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (Engineering Sample ? WDDM v1.1)"

instead of

sD3DDevice="ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series (Engineering Sample – WDDM v1.1)"

If I change it to the correct coding and save the game automatically chances it back upon opening the launcher. So the only way I can even get into the game is to set the file to read-only. Though now I cannot change any of the display options. Is there any way to get around this or am I just boned?
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05 Jul 2009   #259

Windows 7 64 bit

I just installed Fallout 3 this morning on Windows 7, have the latest patch from Bethesda, and all I'm getting is a black screen, followed by the usual Fallout 3 has encountered an error, after clicking on Play from the Launcher.

It previously worked fine in Vista. I've tried adding the sD3DDevice="NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260" line to the fallout.ini to no success. Have both the falloutlauncher and fallout exe's to run in compatibility mode with Vista SP2, and as an administrator.

Any thoughts?
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13 Jul 2009   #260

Windows 7

I installed Windows 7 just last night, and I'm getting the same problem (black screen). I don't know for sure what to try next, though I AM running two displays, and it sounds like that might be the problem. Tonight I'll try and see if removing my second monitor will fix it.
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