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Windows 7: Fallout 3 on Windows 7.

26 Jan 2010   #391


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BonezOz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
I just re-installed FO3 (non-GOTYE) + DLC and I haven't had an issue.

So I'm sorry to say, it does sound like a potential h/ware issue at this stage.
With so many people having the same issue? I think it is software compatibility.
I was referring to one particular person (I forget which now, lol)

Basically there are many different issues at play here , some will be software based, some will be hardware.

*Please note, I am not promoting or condoning piracy*.

This is just one of many troubleshooting methodology tools available to help isolate where a particular users issue may lie. If this does not work for them, they can concentrate on other areas
For those who think it may be protection software based/Securom issues and haven't already done so, try using a few different cracked/fixed launchers/.exes to test. Try a few different versions, even if they don't match your current patch.

*NB - Always back up the original files before copying/replacing the files.

There a plenty of versions out there. ie Vitality, Prophet, Unleashed etc Google them.

All I can say is that I have no codec packs installed.

All DLC is installed into the correct location.

I do not need to set affinity/disable cores.

I do not use Daemon Tools.

I have the latest GFWL installed, you must create an offline profile for these fixed files to work.

I have installed each US patch incrementally up to 1.7 and for convenience only, I use a fixed launcher and .exe

I've had zero issues with the game and this is with two completely specced machines.

If people are still experiencing issues after trying several different fixed .exe's etc, then concentrate on looking elsewhere for your particular issue. ie Sound drivers, broken video driver installations , A/V conflicts etc.

As other have mentioned, there are a multitude of possible methods to test. Read the the entire thread for others that may pertain to your particular problem.

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27 Jan 2010   #392


First off I have windows 7 32bit home premium, the launcher and launcher menus work just fine, i click play main menu comes up and all sub menus work just fine, sound is good also. But when i click yes to start a new game it loads for anywhere from 2 to 10 seconds and then stops working. the stop working window thin that pops up try to come up with a cause but ever returns anything, i have let it sit for 15 minutes and nothing. I currently have Battlefield 2 complete collection and left 4 dead and they both work just fine on first try. i have looked through over half of this thread to no improvement at all.

Please help i really want to play Fallout 3.
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27 Jan 2010   #393

Windows 10 Pro

I would suggest you look over this thread again, then look at your system specs.

Also when you say...

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TigerMac2210 View Post
i have looked through over half of this thread to no improvement at all.
What exactly does that mean???

Have you tried updating your drivers?
Have you tried updating DirectX?
Have you looked into the save folder solution presented here?

We don't know what you did unless you specifically tell us!

Please look over my "How To Ask For Help" guide.

Help us help you!

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30 Jan 2010   #394

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

My problem is about the xlive.dll file. So what ive done so far is I downloaded that file and paste it in the folder but when I launch the game this what comes up "xlive.dll is not designed for windows or it got errors".. What should I do? thanks...
My Laptop Spec:
Asus G51VX-A1
Core 2 Quad 2.0
Geforce GTX 260M 1gb
Windows 7 Home Premium x64bit
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30 Jan 2010   #395

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Can someone please help me what happens with me is the game loads up and it says 'Fallout 3 has stopped working, a problem caused it to stop working'. I have changed the compatibility to every vista one and every xp and it still doesn't work. I have ran with administrator aswell i have windows home premium 64-bit so any help would be very helpful.
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01 Feb 2010   #396

Windows 7, Ultimate 64bit Version 6.1.7600

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Surtz View Post
Can someone please help me what happens with me is the game loads up and it says 'Fallout 3 has stopped working, a problem caused it to stop working'. I have changed the compatibility to every vista one and every xp and it still doesn't work. I have ran with administrator aswell i have windows home premium 64-bit so any help would be very helpful.
To post such a message you have not read this thread at all, so, maybe, your solution has already bean stated. Second, with all the information you provide to eventually get help I must say it could be your coffee machine that's causing you trouble.

First thing first, read the entire thread and if you still need advise please post some specs about your hardware/software beyond I'm running Vista.

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06 Feb 2010   #397

Windows 7 Home premium. 64 bit
Can't load new meshes/textures.

First, please forgive me if I've put this in the wrong place. I'm new to forums like this.
My problem : I have finally managed to install FO3, and get it to run, on my Windows 7. But now the "Meshes, sound, textures etc." folders show up as .bsa files instead of the ususal folders, that I could just put things into. I can run the game, but without a lot of the good mods from "Fallout Nexus" The .esp mods work fine though. The game is patched to 1.7
I'm running Win 7 Home P. 64 bit. On a Quad core intel. 4 Giga ram and a GT8800 graphics card. I had the game running with all mods on a Win Vista Ultim. 64 bit. Frequent crashes, but that seems to be normal with FO3!
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06 Feb 2010   #398

Windows 7

So, how'd you manage to actually play on windows 7?
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06 Feb 2010   #399

Windows 7 64-Bit

Now i've managed to get FO3 from my brother, since i'm unable to install games [CD player drivers or something are dead], does someone knows where i can download just the software? I've got a legal keycode, but i can't install the game :P
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08 Feb 2010   #400

Windows 7
Problem Solved?

I might have found out how to get this game to work.
Try this...
Haven't got around to the idea yet. Tell me how it works
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