If your game is freezing this post by a Tom's hardware member name Windsheer fixed everything for me:
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I just bought the GOTY edition on my new computer and ran into this same junk. This game has been out for a long time. What are the doing over there. My issue was random freezing that required an end task between 20min-2hours of gameplay. There was no common factor. Here is what i did.
Patch game> still freezes
Checked FFdshow settings > already done by game install
tried to ingnore the freezes > made me more angry at bethseda
tried to get help from bethseda forum > they wanted me to sign up to do a search !@#$ them...
THIS IS WHAT WORKED FOR NEW GOTY INSTALL ON NEW COMPUTER
then did this configuration and downlaoded the latest codec pack here I am guessing the codec pack was more of the key.http://www.free-codecs.com/K_lite_
Open up the fallout.ini file in: My Documents\My Games\Fallout3
Find the line:
change it to:
Add another line after it and insert:
This will limit the game to 2 cores and prevent the engine bug from causing the game to freeze.