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Windows 7: Fallout 3 on Windows 7.

13 Jan 2009   #41


I am of the opinion that this is entirely down to permissions or some variation thereof;partly because I'm coming from XP where they are not usually an issue,but mostly because no matter what I do the My games file,and anything in the documents library is READ-ONLY and stays read -only no matter what I do
This explains the launcher problem pretty much in full ,as it is trying to save to a file that won't let it change anything
SO- either I'm missing something about permissions-thanks,Chuki for the effort there ,even though it didn't work-or I need to get the launcher to save to an unprotected file; not apparently an option for fallout.
Anyone got an idea?could it be a conflict with another program or group,canceling my permissions changes

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13 Jan 2009   #42

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

Have you tried this.
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13 Jan 2009   #43


yup, takeownership installed and used;no joy so far
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13 Jan 2009   #44

Vista 64-bit

Ladies & Gentlemen, here's what fixed the endless launcher loops on my Windows 7 64-bit test system using an ATi 4870 card. Big Kudos to Federkern for spotting this detail!
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13 Jan 2009   #45

Windows 7 & OS X 10.6.2 (Hackintosh drive)

On a whim I switched my primary and secondary monitors. That fixed it. Seems my 24" Apple Cinema Display just ain't happy with the game in full screen mode.
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13 Jan 2009   #46


I don't believe this. You guys have jinxed me. Now I'm getting the launcher loop

The only difference is that I updated to the ATI beta drivers....


Following this thread:

I tried changing the ? to a dash and deleting the FALLOUT.ini and it simply didn't work. I reverted back to CAT 8.12 and viola. No more loop.

FO3 doesn't seem to like ATI beta drivers. Not much help if your using nvidia...
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13 Jan 2009   #47

Windows 7 & OS X 10.6.2 (Hackintosh drive)

UPDATE! On another forum someone suggested checking the hz the monitor was set at. In the process I discovered W7 had activated my second monitor! (I normally have the smaller one shut off on Windows.) I disabled it and tried the game and it loaded fine in Full Screen! Fallout must have been getting confused with the two monitors set at different resolutions.
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13 Jan 2009   #48


But how does that work for single monitor users? Also what was your monitor hz set to to?

It seems like there are a few different issues going on here.
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13 Jan 2009   #49

Windows Vista

ATI has released an updated Beta driver that doesn't include the endash and replaces it with a hyphen. It's available on Windows Update, and is reported to fix the Launcher Loop. Testing...
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13 Jan 2009   #50


Can you post the driver version when your done? I'd like to check if it's the same driver I installed yesterday.
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