Crashing on startup

#1WindexglowingPosted 3/15/2010 4:31:55 PM
I used to be able to play this game (pre-DCL, 1.1?) fine; getting a crash roughly every hour or so.
But I download some mods that conflict with each other, causing crashes every 20 minutes. I get disenchanted with fallout3 and uninstall it.

Fast forward to now and I've had the urge to play it again. I start the download from steam and download the mods I want from nexus.

Before I even unpack my mods I test out fallout3 (1.7) - It shows and plays the first slide correctly, but the moment the slide-transition sound begins to play (literally the instant) the game crashes. Always in the same spot.
Only fallout3.esm active.

So I uninstall fallout 3 and download it over; start game and it still crashes in the exact same spot.
Is this a known problem/any solutions?


AMD 9550 quad 2.3 gigz
Nvidea GTX 260 (drivers updated last week)
6gigs of ram
vista 64bit
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#2Windexglowing(Topic Creator)Posted 3/15/2010 5:00:04 PM
Posted too soon - fixed.


For some reason my computer deleted the my games/fallout3 folder - but left the files inside intact.

So when fallout3 started for the first time it would create the fallout3 folder; see the files already existed and try to start the game with them. The files were corrupted causing the game to crash.


Solution:
Install fallout 3
Launch launcher - edit settings
Exit launcher
Go to "Users\USER_NAME\Documents\My Games\Fallout3" and delete all files
Start fallout 3 (edit settings if needed)
Bake for 5 minutes, turn over if necessary
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