Fallout 3 on Windows 7.

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  1. Posts : 4,522
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #561

    Preda , please be careful about discussing piracy. It is not allowed here.


    You both have a odd issue, as it does seem to me like the game thinks the disc is a copy, rather than a original.


    Just curious, if you copy the entire contents of the disc to a folder on your HD, and try running the setup directly from the HD if that would help?
    Not sure it would, just a suggestion.

    Beyond that, and what Ive already suggested, Im sadly not sure whats causing this issue.

    Perhaps others may be of more help.
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  2. Posts : 2,737
    Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
       #562

    I have seen this problem before. It may be a bad disc. You need to contact the vendor for a replacement.

    or

    You can try copying the entire disc to your hard drive and installing from the hard drive. As long as nothing is copy protected or the disc is completely required for install this should work in 2 ways. 1) If the disc is bad you will not be able to copy the disc to the drive (again IF it is NOT copy protected) and 2) If it DOES install it maybe that copying it to your hard drive the reader was able to get past the bad spot allowing you to install.
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  3. Posts : 654
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #563

    do you have daemon tools or alcohol or some virtual cd software installed? Sometimes games get upset with these type of programs installed.
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       #564

    @WindowsStar : I could install the game from the DVD without trouble. after the install has completed I tried running the fallout.exe file as admin and in compatibility mode for winxp and win vista - still the same problem : requested the "correct CD-ROM".
    copying the contents of the dvd, should it work, and installing the game on the HDD I think will be ok, but I doubt it won't request the already well-known "correct CD-ROM"
    @ Pusspa : I have PowerISO installed but I disabled the virtual drive prior to my most recent install. It didn't work.

    Cheers for the ideas, guys!
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  5. Posts : 2,737
    Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
       #565

    maddoxx said:
    @WindowsStar : I could install the game from the DVD without trouble. after the install has completed I tried running the fallout.exe file as admin and in compatibility mode for winxp and win vista - still the same problem : requested the "correct CD-ROM".
    copying the contents of the dvd, should it work, and installing the game on the HDD I think will be ok, but I doubt it won't request the already well-known "correct CD-ROM"
    Cheers for the ideas, guys!
    Hummm, then I would say bad DVD, if it installs but gives "insert correct CD-Rom" for game play when looking for the DVD, then DVD must have a bad spot on it that needs to be read for game play.
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  6. Posts : 6
    windows 7 home premium 64bit
       #566

    can anyone fix my problem?

    it works exceptionally well until i try to start a new game.
    windows 7 then encounters a problem and asks to close fallout, it then freezes. i have allowed permision for every to read/write and i have moved the folder, any other ideas would be very much appreciated
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  7. Posts : 1
    windows 64 bit home edition
       #567

    MY issues with fallout 3 and windows 7 home edition


    I have win 7 home edition and i put it as admin and also under vista ( patch 2) i can get in game but as soon as i click to start or click new game it crashes! Anyone help me please so i can play this awesome game? Have latest drivers for video my nvidia 8600 and set to compatibility mode/admin and it still doesnt run past load in..... Your my only hope! please respond to this issue
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  8. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #568

    Starting Fallout 3 v1.7 on Windows 7 64 Ultimate


    I was having hard times gatting Fallout 3 started on Windows7.
    I've installed game from DVD, patched to 1.7 and it just won't start up. First time it started with Launcher getting detected video settings and all. Then just clicking Play or running the game with Fallout3.exe won't get it up. It just loads into black screen with mouse cursor rotating as in "wait state" and after a while just CTD with error "Fallout 3 stopped working".

    I was searching for various solutions posted by various "experts" here and there...hopefully will list them all below:
    1. Installing Live Update for Games or some such shit (already got it so no banana)
    2. Running in various compatibility modes
    3. Setting Full control permissions to Everyone on My Games\Fallout3 path
    4. renaming folder Fallout3 to Fallout 3 (extreme bullshit if you ask me as Launcher will recreate Fallout3 folder again and use that)
    5. killing as much processes before running fallout3.exe which is supposed to have som blacklist of processes that will prevent it to start (no comment)
    6. Altering bUseThreadedAI value in fallout3.ini which was supposed to fix CTSs in game but I was not able to get in the menu so...

    I found my own solution to successfully run the game which will sound extremely stupid but here goes:

    Setting resolution 1680x1050 in launcher as the game won't run in 1440x900 on my system (don't ask me why..the other games run just fine in 1440x900).

    EDIT:
    Also note that I was able to run the same game on the same hardware in 1440x900 with XP.
    So I suggest trying Game settings LOW and different resolutions before assuming that the game won't start without some extra magical fix.
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  9. Posts : 12
    win 7 ultimate
       #569

    hi there

    i just bought fallout 3 goty, have just played new vegas an loved it, so i bought '3'.

    i got it home an installed it and the dlc also an hv had nothing but problems, which peevs me cause it looks like a damn good game.

    i'm running win 7 ultimate, intel i5, gigabyte p55a-ud3 motherboard, video card ati radeon hd5700

    can anyone offer any ideas, when i start the game it says something like 'running in windows 7 basic colour' ???

    thanks for any help
    freddy z
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  10. Posts : 4,522
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #570

    With most games, FO3 included, its best to make a Games folder somewhere to install to. Either on another physical drive, or on the C drive ( for example C:/Games/ as a directory )

    Install your Games anywhere except Program Files or Program Files (x86).
    Since these are protected folders, some games have issues there.

    The running in basic Color thing happens Pre-Patch, or at least did for me.
    Have you patched to the latest Patch yet?
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