I can't even run the game. Whenever I launch it, it will load for a couple seconds and then freeze on a black screen. I've tried updating to the latest patch AND updating my video card driver, but no result.
Specs: Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz GeForce 8800GTS 512MB 2GB of RAM Windows XP 32-bit etc.
Obviously, I should be able to run the game easily enough. What am I doing wrong? --- _/|\_http://i35.tinypic.com/25yu6p4.jpg ¯\|/¯Official Reaper of PotD
Clean everything,use disk defragment,use a program that clear registries,and try again. --- GameFaqs is NOT the place to go for relationship advice.Nobody here gets any action unless it is their right or left hand.Including me.~Dawn and Dusk~
I shall keep bumping this until I get the game working. Since some other people are also experiencing this, I'll make sure that I post exactly how did I get it working if I ever get to. --- _/|\_http://i35.tinypic.com/25yu6p4.jpg ¯\|/¯Official Reaper of PotD
w00t w00t! I found a guaranteed fix that should work for all XP users. I wouldn't know about Vista users.
First, download and install the latest version of FFDShow: http://www.free-codecs.com/download_soft.php?d=4790&s=50
Now, go to: Start Menu --> All Programs --> FFDShow --> Video decoder configuration
Go to "DirectShow control" on the left. Check "Don't use FFDShow in", and click "Edit", then click "Add".
Find your Fallout 3 folder, and choose "Fallout3.exe". Now simply click "OK".
The game should work properly then.
Note that not installing FFDS at all (or having an old version, like I was) will NOT work. You need to install a new version of FFDS and then add Fallout3.exe to exceptions. Don't ask me why. --- _/|\_http://i35.tinypic.com/25yu6p4.jpg ¯\|/¯Official Reaper of PotD