Fallout 3 Discussion
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If it's one of the ATI HD cards that Dell shows on their webpage, that could be the problem. They only offer them in 128 and 256mb models and Fallout 3 requires a 256mb card minimum.
Download the Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch here: Link
Download the SecuROM patch if you are using emulation tools (Daemon Tools, Alcohol 120%, etc) Link
Doing that toned the crashes down a bit for me, but they're still there. If I find any other remedies I'll post them.
[Edited by Ho-Oh2224, 2/28/2009 6:24:47 AM]
I tried those fixes (good advice and I thought it would work)but it didn't make any difference to my game. Fallout 3 still crashes after only 1-2 minutes (pretty severe) which is frustrating because I'm nearing the end of the game.
Is there any other fixes I could try, like would disabling MS Live sort the crashes out and what is the best/safest way to do this? Thanks
Vista comes up with this error...
A problem caused this program to stop interacting with Windows.
Problem Event Name: AppHangB1
Application Name: Fallout3.exe
Application Version: 18.104.22.168
Application Timestamp: 49381c2b
Hang Signature: 23c6
Hang Type: 2048
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Hang Signature 1: 7007f5e07190ea61ac6b9f0c2af62441
Additional Hang Signature 2: 041e
Additional Hang Signature 3: 629d3276ff56c3fc6f747fbdcc5ab4cc
Additional Hang Signature 4: 23c6
Additional Hang Signature 5: 7007f5e07190ea61ac6b9f0c2af62441
Additional Hang Signature 6: 041e
Additional Hang Signature 7: 629d3276ff56c3fc6f747fbdcc5ab4cc
Anyway, the only way I found to stop this game from crashing so much was to lower the AA and AF settings. By default Fallout 3 set my system to High Detail with AA (AntiAliasing) set to 4 Samples and AF (Anisotropic Filtering) set to 8 Samples.
I halved these, I set AA to 2 Samples and AF to 4 Samples.
Now at least I can play the game longer then a few minutes.
I found that it did help, btw its called Transparency Multisampling so I just turned this off completely. Also turned off Depth of Field, AA 2x + AF 8x = no more constant crashes, just every couple of hours like you. I did also do another OS tweak but I'll leave that out because for some people it may cause serious issues if you don't backup your OS often and I don't want to get flamed.
The above basics should work and install Fallout Mod Manager to make sure any mods are unticked. I found that I can do without mods which may be causing 'some' of the crashing.
I'm starting to enjoy this game again so thanks for the tips here everyone
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