Fallout 3 on Windows 7.

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  1. Posts : 12
    win 7 ultimate
       #571

    hi wishmaster

    i've tried all u said an it seemed to work well, i then tried 'again' to install the 1.7 patch which failed and gave me this error message.

    "Fallout3.exe – ordinal not found

    The ordinal 5360 could not be located in the dynamic link library xlive.dll."


    i so want to play this game but all i'm doing is acquiring more grey hairs...


    any help appreciated


    freddy z
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  2. Posts : 4,522
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #572

    freddy zimbo said:
    hi wishmaster

    i've tried all u said an it seemed to work well, i then tried 'again' to install the 1.7 patch which failed and gave me this error message.

    "Fallout3.exe ordinal not found

    The ordinal 5360 could not be located in the dynamic link library xlive.dll."


    i so want to play this game but all i'm doing is acquiring more grey hairs...


    any help appreciated


    freddy z
    This is a legit copy of the game correct?

    Also, did you un-install and re-install completely to the new location or just move the folder? You'll need to re-install.

    Depending where you got the game from, will determine where you get the patch from.

    For example, if you are using the STEAM version, you need to let STEAM patch the game, although it probably already should be.

    Direct2Drive versions require a special patch directly from D2D.
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  3. Posts : 12
    win 7 ultimate
       #573

    yeah the game is legit, from 'eb games' (australia).
    its not the steam version, in fact when it was uninstalled i restarted and then reinstalled ok. the other thing is when installed it doesn't show up anywhere unless i go straight to the folder, the whole thing is bemusing

    thanx
    freddy z
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  4. Posts : 389
    w7
       #574

    I Got the Steam Fo3 Goty for christams- $22.50, a gift to me, ha ha. I already had the collectors ed- I got it for $49.99 a few years ago, but no dlcs.

    I played OA yesterday, It ran like a top. I was having some troubles at first, when first installed and playing the game. The game seemed to be running well and at 60fps and would freeze up my system for no reason. I'd have to hit the reset button. I thought it was a driver problem and being a new build and I new to w7. But it was not drivers its a multi core or threading problem.

    This is how I fixed it. I found this at the beth site..>

    Open up the .ini file located in My Documents>My Games>Fallout 3. *Do not alter the one in the actual game directory in Program files labeled Fallout_Default_ini*.

    This file is where the save games etc are at. You might have to turn on show hidden folders or extensions, but it is 1 of the files as soon as you open my games- fallout 3.

    Look In the FALLOUT.ini find the line

    bUseThreadedAI=0
    change the 0 to a 1

    then below it add the line

    iNumHWThreads=2

    I came from xp to w7. My older vid card is working more hard and with a new 1920x1080 monitor, general high settings and 4x aa -10x af. Crank up the fan to about 80% it does ok. My ut3 engine games are harder on it tho, like bioshock and borderlands, 80% fan runs it ok tho. It will be ok until I can get a better card, maybe a nv 470 or 570.

    I have many missions and places left to find, and just saved doc li and got my power armor training before starting the oa dlc. Now I am ready to get to the end of the game and start broken steel so I can start to lev up more..

    Fo3 is a ok game- well its a good game. It is glitchy, beth is poor with patching and really does not care. Its fps parts are clunky compared to bioshock borderlands and the stalker games, but it is still a cool game. $22.50 It is hard to go wrong or get real mad over buggy junk..

    I would post some screens. I am not sure if we can. I make tons of game play videos. My youtube fo3 videos..>

    http://www.youtube.com/view_play_lis...BB8E90CAE56C66

    Have fun. See ya..
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  5. Posts : 4,522
    Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
       #575

    Ah yes. TY for adding that ezeht.

    FO3 wasnt very good at handling multiple threads, and I too have found the iNumHwThreads=2 trick to work quite nicely.

    However, This usully is a fix for performance, and shouldn't cause problems starting the game should it?
    I wouldn't think so, but I could be wrong.



    And yes, you can add screenshots to your posts if you want to:

    Press the little paperclip above the Window when making a post..
    Fallout 3 on Windows 7.-capture2.jpg


    In the next Window, just hit browse to pick the pictures you want, and then click the upload button on the right.
    Fallout 3 on Windows 7.-capture.jpg
    When it finishes uploading them, just hit the close button at the bottom of that page, and resume editing your post.



    Your screenshots will be added to your post when you submit it.
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  6. Posts : 389
    w7
       #576

    Thanks wishmaster.

    Um I would rather add screens by link from say imageshack into the page. Being I know now that we can add screens, thats cool. I guess this will be my new gaming hang out. Talk about games and performance etc, and post screens or links to my game play videos.

    I can not much hang out at sites that do not have a gaming section or not let you post screen shots etc.

    I am not sure what to say about the fo3 multi thread thingy. I would guess it might help a start up problem too. You can try it, if it does not work, you can always change it back to standard or defaults.

    Have you tried to post at the beth fo3 site yet. Or where did you get the game. If from steam, you can post at its site on the fo3 threads too?
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  7. Posts : 12
    win 7 ultimate
       #577

    hi and thanks guys
    i think we had a win, apart from abt 6 freezes in tranquility lane an a couple in normal running the game is performing really well, i thank you both for your help, it was very much appreciated.

    freddy z
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  8. Posts : 12
    win 7 ultimate
       #578

    hi all, just wondering if anyone here can tell me what the following FO3 error message means? i have goty/with expansions btw. an i've just finished the main quest line with only few probs. i then installed expansions an selected all under the data option an this message keeps popping up.

    "Fallout3.exe – ordinal not found
    The ordinal 5360 could not be located in the dynamic link library xlive.dll."


    any help much appreciated
    freddy z
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  9. Posts : 389
    w7
       #579

    Hmm

    I have the steam version. I avoided junk gfwl and have no real probs with the game- other than a naturally glitchy game to start with. Every 1 I know that has steam games that also have live- if trying to use live have only problems, and some never get his game working. I have friends right now with bioshock2 on steam and have never played the game, steam gfwl and 2k all blame each other. My friends spent his money and can not play his game- and all because of suck gfwl junk- You really should avoid it GFWL at all cost..

    When I d click the fo3 icon on my dtop- I get a pop up saying and showing a code- says I should copy it and will have to enter it. Well I guess it is for gfwl junk. I press ok- The fo3 main gui pops up- it is different than in game- you can make more adjustments here versus in game. I never touch the live button or press home from ingame. I want nothing to do with live junk.

    I pretty much hate anything gfwl or ms for that matter.. I only use ms junk because I am a pc gamer- macs are not gaming pc's, so.. The whole point of gfwl and or ms and now a days most game makers are trying to ruin or end pc gaming. That is why we get so much junk and half assed or buggy, or short finish in 1 eve games, and now cost 60 dollar, and or suck gfwl. They are slowly killing off pc gaming and want to push us all on to xbox or what ever kid/arcade- limited key junk..

    When they kill pc gaming, I have no more need for a windows pc or gaming. I will never use a console.. You can read hints of such things all over the net. They would much rather make games for consoles, we the pc gamer suffer and have only poor suck console port games, yet they still want us to spend high dollar for pc gaming and or video cards. If things keep on like they are- I will stop playing pc games on my own and get rid of my windows pc, well pc altogether, if not for gaming I do not need a computer at all, so..

    Other than being disabled and poor. I have no new games right now. I refuse to buy anything with gfwl on the box and some companies I will not buy from again- which is most until the games are 20 bucks or less and maybe from steam then. It is not a one game company right now I will pay full price for- period.. I am about sick of it- have been for a long while now, They can all go under for all I care..

    See ya..
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  10. Posts : 12
    win 7 ultimate
       #580

    i had the live version an as you can see i was having loads of probs
    if anyone else with the live version i can recommend that you try the latest version of live which is available from the following.update latest version of Games for Windows Live:

    http://forums.bethso...st__p__15230022

    i got this from a bethesda forum (i hope its ok to repeat here) an it worked a absolute treat

    good luck
    freddy z
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