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Fallout 3 won't start.
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Fallout 3 won't start.

Every time I start it up, it crashes before the first loading card.

I've tried starting with fomm and the normal launcher, putting fix .ddl files in, making sure my .ini was properly configured, checked FO3edit for incompatibilities and made patches, tried loading with just the official dll and only FO3, downloaded the latest official patch, tried the unofficial patch, restarted my computer, ensured I had the latest versions of FOMM and FOSE, going into properties and running comparability packages, running as administrator, and even completely reinstalled Fallout, my DLC, and mods (Fun fact, it seems I had 17 gigs of old unused textures/meshes/LOD/sound files from mods I got rid of.) and NOTHING has worked.

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Holy tits man. Is it an official copy of the game?
08-29-2010 02:36 AM
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Yes, my copy and all my DLC are official, legally bought.

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Ask bethesda about it. You tried any advice I could give you. Biggrin
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Jews are sabotaging your game. THERE IS ONLY ONE SOLUTION
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Fuck the hunting rifle, Use this bamf to kill the jews.

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FUCKING JEWS FUCKING WITH MY FUCKING GAME!
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Lawl zero wins. Did you shoot the earth when you played mothership zeta?
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Nah, I be very good guy.
Anyway, I tried the last thing I could think of to fix it and nothing, and I'm not going to bother with tech support, it never helps.

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Well that's some shit :/ At least New Vegas will be coming out soon Biggrin
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Re: Fallout 3 won't start.

But there are still good mods for 3, I will not just abandon it.

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Yeah, I know what you mean. I have a fuckload of mods for my game. Mostly in the form of new missions.
08-29-2010 04:22 AM
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I haven't seen too many mission mods that meet my "keep" standards, anything you'd recommend for when/if I get my thing working again?

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Well most of them are kinda crappy, I try to go for the ones that stick with the theme of the game. Usually I uninstall them when I'm done but there are a few that I keep on.

One I strongly recommend is "A Note Easily Missed"
http://www.fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=4730

It's my favorite add on mission. You need to be extremely observant though because it isn't very specific at all. I ended up using a walkthrough more than once and I am totally against walkthroughs but I just couldn't for the life of me figure out were to go. It only happens twice and it's not anything to do with the story line, It's just finding certain locations. Other than that I was extremely impressed. Pretty good plot, great design when compared to other add on missions and pretty extensive back story.
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Re: Fallout 3 won't start.

Played it, played all of Pucemoose's riddle things, but they seem to be a little unstable for me so I don't keep them.

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If you fix it tell me then(its pulling the same shit with me).

I'm biding my time for new vegas comes out.

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Re: Fallout 3 won't start.

You sure it's the same, no matter what I do it crashes literally within 3 seconds of me pressing launch.
If so, how long has it been doing it?

Found out the geck is doing the same, just stops responding.
Tried doing a system restore, but after it finishes (restart and all) it says it failed and changed nothing.
Also tried updating my video card drivers, nothing.

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Try uninstalling it, deleting all the files left over, deleting all the registry entries it left behind (be careful during this step), and if that fails, try a pirated copy, see if that does anything.

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Re: Fallout 3 won't start.

Zherneboh Wrote:You sure it's the same, no matter what I do it crashes literally within 3 seconds of me pressing launch.
If so, how long has it been doing it?

Found out the geck is doing the same, just stops responding.
Tried doing a system restore, but after it finishes (restart and all) it says it failed and changed nothing.
Also tried updating my video card drivers, nothing.

It gets on the loading thing for the beginning with the war music before it goes to main menu and then just crashes.

I tried installing it on a new computer and it does the same thing and I lack the patience to do it with it so I just started playing stalker with mods.

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It's Bethesda's evil plot to get you all to buy New Vegas
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Thought Criminal Wrote:It's Bethesda's evil plot to get you all to buy New Vegas

Oh I'm getting new vegas for 360 and pc but I ain't buying it. Evil

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HeartofShadows Wrote:
Thought Criminal Wrote:It's Bethesda's evil plot to get you all to buy New Vegas

Oh I'm getting new vegas for 360 and pc but I ain't buying it. Evil
how u do dat? Confused

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??? torrents?
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Re: Fallout 3 won't start.

Pirate communities along with modded 360=win

fallout new vegas will now be a reason for me to get back on my modded 360(its been sitting because most games now are boring).

Also don't use torrents(too slow).
Use share sites.

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HALCYON DREAMS Wrote:Try uninstalling it, deleting all the files left over, deleting all the registry entries it left behind (be careful during this step), and if that fails, try a pirated copy, see if that does anything.
Where exactly are the reg files I should be deleting?

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Zherneboh Wrote:
HALCYON DREAMS Wrote:Try uninstalling it, deleting all the files left over, deleting all the registry entries it left behind (be careful during this step), and if that fails, try a pirated copy, see if that does anything.
Where exactly are the reg files I should be deleting?

You have to use a tool like this to delete the reg entries but be careful what you delete less you fuck your comp up(Just delete fallout 3 stuff).

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/regscanner.html

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I FINALLY fixed it!

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I uninstalled Fallout 3, cleaned my registry files with Ccleaner, then reinstalled Fallout in a folder other than the default directory, FOMM, FOSE, and patched to 1.6.

Excuse me flipperskips, I'mma go kill me some enclave with the NEW MMM.

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Zherneboh Wrote:I FINALLY fixed it!

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I uninstalled Fallout 3, cleaned my registry files with Ccleaner, then reinstalled Fallout in a folder other than the default directory, FOMM, FOSE, and patched to 1.6.

Excuse me flipperskips, I'mma go kill me some enclave with the NEW MMM.


Epic win bro!

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Dude... Fucking epic outfit. One of the things I was really disappoint about was that the game didn't have any gas masks as apparel.
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Thanks!

The parts if you're interested.

SPAD Roadwarrior Black (Tailor Maid Black Retex)
Mask Merc Veteran (Tailor Maid)
Stealth Wire (Tailor Maid Anchorage)
Sheriffs Star *leather armor version (Tailor Maid)
Blackwolf Backpack 75lb *default color* (Wearable Backpack - BlackWolf Backpack)
Chinese Stealth Helmet *I modded it to not use the hat and I think mouthpiece slots so I could wear the hat and stuff* (Anchorage, ARMA piece of the Stealth Suit, attainable through the console)
Enclave Hellfire Gloves (Broken Steel, Hellfire ARMA obtainable with the console.)
TSC Commander Outfit (Mothership Zeta Crew)
TSC Commander Hat (Mothership Zeta Crew)
Gas Mask with Goggles *Simply called Gas Mask, shares name with an un-goggled version* (Mothership Zeta Crew, carried by the Lead Technician, just use SHOWINVENTORY and ADDITEM)

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