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04 Nov 2008   #1

Windows 7 Build 7100
Fallout 3 on Windows 7.

Hello everyone, I am just installing fallout 3 on Windows 7 so I'll keep you posted on how it is running.

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12 Nov 2008   #2


Did it run well?

Such a great game Fallout 3. Best game I've played in a while. I thought Farcry 2 was, but then I got this and loving it
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12 Nov 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64

I have it too but haven't installed it on 7 yet.
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01 Dec 2008   #4

Windows 7 64bit Build 6801

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
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02 Dec 2008   #5

Windows 7 Build 7100

Well, yeah sorry I didn't follow up with the post. I got a little tied up. Anyways yeah it works fine here 32bit Win7 didn't have to do compatibility mode either or Adminstrator mode. (this is usually done when the game needs to update or if the game needs to write to the program files directory for whatever reason.)

I will throw up some game play when I get a chance so stay posted!!
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02 Dec 2008   #6


Heh - since I have moved my special folders to the other HD like I do with Vista, I suppose I can install Fallout 3 in W7 64bit and see how it runs - and maybe even pick up where I left off in the bargain....
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02 Dec 2008   #7

Windows 7 64bit Build 6801

Yeah my fault, the first time I ran it I was greeted by a black screen, so I thought those options fixed it. Turned them off, and still works on my 64bit version now too.

This game looks amazing
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02 Dec 2008   #8


And here I am still plugging away at Far Cry 2 in Vista. lol. In DX9 mode too (can't use DX10, great framerate, horrible stutter) and with my sound card issue, I can't play it under 7.

Fallout 3 is next on the list. At least in Vista anyway
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03 Dec 2008   #9


Falling in and out of love with you: Ars reviews Fallout 3

By Mark DeSanto | Published: October 29, 2008 - 10:30AM CT
Relax, it's finally here: you can play it

Fallout 3
Developer: Bethesda Softworks
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platform: Xbox 360 (reviewed) PlayStation 3, PC
Price: $59.99 (Shop.Ars)
Rating: Mature

Just a few feet in front of me stands a balding, wiry man who wants to kill me. He snaps at me with a loathsome tone for asking a line of ethical questions about his occupation of slave trader. Sun-weathered skin cracks around his mouth as he barks "get yer ass out of here if you don't like it then!" I relent and cool him down a bit. I inform him that I would like to inspect and possibly acquire several of his goods, but I am swiftly denied.
Perhaps he knows of my true intent, to rescue two children who have recently vanished from a neighboring shantytown. He hints to me that I can gain entrance to his slave pen if I offer him the right sum of caps, which are the legal tender in the Wastelands. Better yet, giving him a slave from a nearby town might improve my odds. I question whether I should even continue this harrowing discussion as I eye the road behind me.
I notice a raggedy man in a hockey mask standing behind him, holding a rifle. I quickly pull out my combat shotgun and literally blow the balding slaver's head right off. The grunt in the background raises that shotgun of his, but I put an end to things before he can even pull the trigger. I have found a more favorable solution and fashioned my own means of entry outside of the dialog tree. I'll continue my search for those kids, but first I'll pick these bodies clean of munitions and rations. This was my way of doing things in one of the numerous side-quests in Bethesda's long-awaited and skeptically-approached take on the Fallout franchise, Fallout 3.

Read the rest at Falling in and out of love with you: Ars reviews Fallout 3: Page 1
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11 Jan 2009   #10

Windows 7 & OS X 10.6.2 (Hackintosh drive)

I installed Windows 7 Beta 1 last night. Really like it's increased performance over Vista.

But while it appears Fallout 3 is suppose to be compatible with W7 the Fallout 3 Launcher keeps crashing on me. I've tried copying the launcher to my desktop and changing its compatibility to Visa (and XP SP2) and set it to run as Administrator. Nothing seems to work.

I updated my nVidia drivers to the latest W7 beta version. Didn't help.

Any suggestions?
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