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Fallout 3 "Alt & Tab crash"

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September 14, 2009 1:18:03 PM

Hi all i can run fallout 3 on max settings no lag etc, it has the lates patch but when i alt and tab out of the game and try to get back it won't let me :fou:  ... any ideas

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September 14, 2009 8:51:36 PM

Ya, don't alt+tab out of the game.
September 14, 2009 10:22:30 PM

Oblivion had the exact same problem, i'd have to recommend just refraining from alt+tabbing
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September 15, 2009 12:35:08 AM

Bethesda's games don't like alt+tab. Those readme files that come with the game? They tell you stuff like this.
September 15, 2009 3:11:06 AM

To get around this, I used the Steam web browser when I need to look at the wiki.
September 15, 2009 4:24:42 PM

ok thanks guys for the help
March 19, 2013 9:56:23 AM

I found a solution (at least it works 100% for me) I want to share it for those who still play this now an again:

- go to fallout.ini (in documents / my games)
- change the following lines:

iLocation Y=5
iLocation X=5

to:

iLocation Y=1
iLocation X=1

I tried it because the screen position seemed off after tabbing out and it's been fine since.
December 29, 2013 2:08:20 PM

dontwnamakeanaccfordiz while I can't make you the 'best answer' this does work! thank you for your help. OP, if you read this, please recognise dontwnamakeanaccfordiz's awesomeness and grant him a best answer. Cheers! :) 
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