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Help! V1.7 patch won't Install
 
thegrube  posted on Aug 03, 2009 7:48:52 AM - Report post

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I am trying to install the newest patch but it loads the game with or without the disk in the drive and never completes the install.I put the file Fallout3.exe.cat back to normal but it didn't help.Anyone else having this problem?Thanks

[Edited by thegrube, 8/3/2009 8:10:00 AM]

 
HonestGamer  posted on Aug 03, 2009 8:56:04 AM - Report post

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I am trying to install the newest patch but it loads the game with or without the disk in the drive and never completes the install.I put the file Fallout3.exe.cat back to normal but it didn't help.Anyone else having this problem?Thanks

[Edited by thegrube, 8/3/2009 8:10:00 AM]

That maybe because you must be using the modified executable (AKA game fix) that might be getting traced by the Patch.

Please restore the original files and then try patching.

 
thegrube  posted on Aug 03, 2009 9:27:05 AM - Report post

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quote:
originally posted by thegrube

I am trying to install the newest patch but it loads the game with or without the disk in the drive and never completes the install.I put the file Fallout3.exe.cat back to normal but it didn't help.Anyone else having this problem?Thanks

[Edited by thegrube, 8/3/2009 8:10:00 AM]

That maybe because you must be using the modified executable (AKA game fix) that might be getting traced by the Patch.

Please restore the original files and then try patching.

I got it to install by just renaming the game exe so the game would not run.Then I put the game exe back to normal.The only file I had changed was the fallout.exe.cat which you have to rename to get the trainer to work.Loaded the game and used the V1.7 trainer an everything runs ok.Thanks Though for the info.

 
Matri  posted on Aug 03, 2009 3:33:37 PM - Report post

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*sigh* If you renamed the exe file before patching, how is it supposed to patch the game exe then?

Start the game, go to Settings -> Graphics and check the game version in the bottom-left corner.

 
thegrube  posted on Aug 03, 2009 11:11:59 PM - Report post

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*sigh* If you renamed the exe file before patching, how is it supposed to patch the game exe then?

Start the game, go to Settings -> Graphics and check the game version in the bottom-left corner.

I checked It and it reads V1.7.0.3.
When it was installing the patch showed a dll file as being changed not the exe file.

 
comedyfan  posted on Aug 05, 2009 5:57:35 PM - Report post

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I also had the same problems with the patch and I had no modified files. Not even any of the DLC stuff. Was at 1.5, tried 1.7 and no go. Even trying to go 1.5-1.6-1.7 caused issues, but I kept trying and it eventually worked.

The main problem was when the game goes to auto launch at the end of the patch install, but all you get is a half frozen launch with part of the program in a square at the top left of the screen.

 
Samiel  posted on Aug 06, 2009 5:16:14 PM - Report post

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originally posted by thegrube

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originally posted by HonestGamer

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originally posted by thegrube

I am trying to install the newest patch but it loads the game with or without the disk in the drive and never completes the install.I put the file Fallout3.exe.cat back to normal but it didn't help.Anyone else having this problem?Thanks

[Edited by thegrube, 8/3/2009 8:10:00 AM]

That maybe because you must be using the modified executable (AKA game fix) that might be getting traced by the Patch.

Please restore the original files and then try patching.

I got it to install by just renaming the game exe so the game would not run.Then I put the game exe back to normal.The only file I had changed was the fallout.exe.cat which you have to rename to get the trainer to work.Loaded the game and used the V1.7 trainer an everything runs ok.Thanks Though for the info.

Easiet way is to rename the file you have to rename to get the trainer to work BACK to the name it should be then let the patch update via live then do the trainer workround again - Always works fine for me

 
thegrube  posted on Aug 06, 2009 5:40:52 PM - Report post

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originally posted by Samiel

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originally posted by thegrube

quote:
originally posted by HonestGamer

quote:
originally posted by thegrube

I am trying to install the newest patch but it loads the game with or without the disk in the drive and never completes the install.I put the file Fallout3.exe.cat back to normal but it didn't help.Anyone else having this problem?Thanks

[Edited by thegrube, 8/3/2009 8:10:00 AM]

That maybe because you must be using the modified executable (AKA game fix) that might be getting traced by the Patch.

Please restore the original files and then try patching.

I got it to install by just renaming the game exe so the game would not run.Then I put the game exe back to normal.The only file I had changed was the fallout.exe.cat which you have to rename to get the trainer to work.Loaded the game and used the V1.7 trainer an everything runs ok.Thanks Though for the info.

Easiet way is to rename the file you have to rename to get the trainer to work BACK to the name it should be then let the patch update via live then do the trainer workround again - Always works fine for me

The first thing I tried was changing fallout.exe.cat back from what I had changed to:Fallout.exe.bat to get the trainer to run.The patch still would not complete.It kept loading the game and stalling no matter how many times I tried.I never had a fix since I always played the game with the DVD in the drive.Changing the actual game exe file to keep the game from launching worked for me.Game patched fine and runs with no problems.This patch must not need to see the actual game exe to install properly.It shows as V1.7.0.3 in the graphics screen and the new V1.7 trainer works great!

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