Game freezes after choosing gender at Birth scene.

#1Son_of_Lucian04Posted 10/19/2010 8:27:50 AM
Asus UL-80JT
Core I3 330m ULV @ 1.2GHZ (akin to a desktop X3 720 BE at stock clocks)
4GB DDR 3 1333
64MB Intel HD IGP
1GB Geforce 310m
500GB 7200rpm SATA HDD
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Latest Optimus drivers from ASUS (257.21)
Latest Windows Updates

Fallout 3 (Original release store release)
Patch 1.7xx (The one required for Mothership Zeta)
No DLC, mods, trainers, hacked .exes, etc installed


I made sure that FO3.exe was white listed in my Nvidia Control Panel and the game actually detects and uses my Geforce 310m which is fine. My issue is that the game freezes a few seconds after choosing your gender. On my desktop PC it runs flawlessly, even with a crap ton of mods installed.

Is anyone else with an Optimus based laptop experiencing similar issues?
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#2jonas66Posted 10/19/2010 1:47:14 PM
This sounds like what happened to me when I tried on a new computer.

Try this. Sorry if it doesn't help.

http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/20199-fallout-3-windows-7-w-quad-core.html
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#3Son_of_Lucian04(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2010 6:41:28 PM
Thanks dude! Worked great!
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X3 720 @ 3.9ghz // 6GB G.Skill DDR2 1066 // 1GB HD5830 // HT Omega Striker // Win 7 Home Premium
Currently Playing: Valkyria Chronicles II, MHFU, CoP (PC)
#4jonas66Posted 10/19/2010 7:21:41 PM
Good to hear. That was the last real problem that I had, minus a few random crashes.
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How much of rational behavior is only rational when rationalized?
#5Son_of_Lucian04(Topic Creator)Posted 10/19/2010 9:19:24 PM
One last question... Any light weight modifications that you recommend for this game? It's been a while since I last played it and was into the mod scene (nearly a year) so I don't know whats on the up and up. Considering that I'm now playing it on my laptop, I'm assuming stuff like MMM is out of the question, especially considering that I want to keep my frame rate at a nice 30-35fps constant.
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X3 720 @ 3.9ghz // 6GB G.Skill DDR2 1066 // 1GB HD5830 // HT Omega Striker // Win 7 Home Premium
Currently Playing: Valkyria Chronicles II, MHFU, CoP (PC)
#6jonas66Posted 10/20/2010 6:34:21 AM
Meh, I was never much of a fan of the overhaul mods, I generally just like the ones with new body meshes and clothes to wear and such things, and those are strongly based on character gender and personal preferences. The only one that I could Really generally recommend is the personal vault hideout mod that is under the gas station in Springfield. Think it's called the mini-hideout mod.
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How much of rational behavior is only rational when rationalized?