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New to PC gamig, how can I find out why Fallout 3 keeps freezing on me?

#1JigglybuffPosted 2/27/2014 5:54:47 PM
I figure its just another typical Bethesda game. But it just keeps on freezing. I really don't have many mods running that I think would require it to flash or anything. I only have like 15, and almost all of those are armor mods, which I have yet to even find.

But its frozen three times already. Once in the MEgaton Water plant, I reloaded my game and left the building and went to Moria's shop right down the way, and it froze as I was leaving. And the other it froze heading to the bomb in the center of town.

This is the only gae I have had freeze on me out of all of the ones I play. And I can binge on Skyrim with over 100 mods on at a time.

Any tips to help me out? Like general knowledge I might be too new to think of?
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#2Jprime666Posted 2/27/2014 6:01:27 PM
Pretty sure FO3 hates Windows 7/8 or something stupid
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#3hk7111Posted 2/27/2014 6:01:33 PM
Go grab the unofficial patch and FoSe. See if those help.
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#4PannerPosted 2/27/2014 6:13:23 PM
I'd run the game unmodded first just to rule out the game itself.
Then just add one mod at a time to make sure they all work together.
My guess is that you have mods that arnt compatible together.
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#5ThePCElitistPosted 2/27/2014 6:19:47 PM
Run the game in Windows XP compatibility mode.
#6Jigglybuff(Topic Creator)Posted 2/27/2014 6:20:06 PM
Panner posted...
I'd run the game unmodded first just to rule out the game itself.
Then just add one mod at a time to make sure they all work together.
My guess is that you have mods that arnt compatible together.


Possibly. But I did careful reading and made sure none of what I downloaded conflicted with each other.

And I already have the FOSE, I will try getting the unofficial patch as well.
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#7calcyclePosted 2/27/2014 6:20:25 PM
Did you turn on multicore? It kept crashing on me until I turned it on.
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#8Marioface5Posted 2/27/2014 6:24:06 PM
Could it be this?

http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Fallout_3#Game_Crashes_Randomly
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#9Jigglybuff(Topic Creator)Posted 2/27/2014 6:33:27 PM
Marioface5 posted...
Could it be this?

http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Fallout_3#Game_Crashes_Randomly


It doesn't crash. It just freezes. The only way out of it, is to use the Task Manager and close the problem.

Also, since I am still new to all this
I have the retail version of the GOTY edition. Question:
Do I have to check the boxes for all the DLC in the Data Files section to be able to use them?
cause I didn't do that, they are all unchecked, but when I got out of the Vault I got messages saying Broken Steel Raised my cap, there was a strange Ferry for Point Lookout, and the Outcast broadcast for Operation Anchorage. I didnt get any notification for Mothership Zeta(though to be honest I don't remember if you do).

Should I check the boxes for them just incase?
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#10poidapoidaPosted 2/27/2014 7:37:53 PM
There's an easy ini tweak that you need to do for it to run on modern machines. Just do a quick google search. After I did the tweak the game ran flawlessly for me.