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Fallout 3 pc new game freeze

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Last response: in PC Gaming
February 14, 2011 9:50:14 AM

The game installed fine but when I click new game it loads for a few seconds than I get a error message that says fallout 3 has stopped working... how do I fix?

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February 14, 2011 2:09:42 PM

do you play it for the first time?
=> have you installed all the updates?
=> use google: fallout 3 freezes "your windows version"

fallout3 has a lot of bugs (it is bethsoft after all...) and a lot of problems are already been fixed and explained, so please search a bit first.

if it still doesnt work, please tell us:
- what you have tried
- what windows you're using
- what cpu and gpu you have.
February 15, 2011 6:15:55 PM

I am playing it right now on my rig and went through the exact same thing. The problem is apparently with a patch they did, which has trouble with quad core CPU's.

To fix it, pay careful attention to the path here:

Step 1)
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.

Step 2)
Download and install the latest klite codec pack from here: [...] 94603.html