Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition

PussyofSteel May 14, 2013 @ 12:38am
Game keeps freezing right when birth scene starts PLEASE HELP!
I have tried modifying the Fallout Ini file with the threads and things. i've tried the set affinity but it never the setting never saves... i have delted and resintalled the game twice now. i dont know what else to do. My system specs are i5-650 dou core Radeon 6850 HIS 8gigs Ram
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BenWah May 14, 2013 @ 3:48am 
The baby crash is almost always the multicore crash, and the fix is the fallout.ini changes you say you already tried. I dunno. Double check you changed it correctly, you gotta change a 0 to a 1, and then add one line too.

Also make sure you are changing the correct fallout.ini, there's more than one!
Right one is the one typically in
My Documents\my games\Fallout3\FALLOUT.INI


Stop multicore crashes by editing with notepad: (THIS SOLVES MOST CRASHES!)
My Documents\my games\Fallout3\FALLOUT.INI
find (control F) bUseThreadedAI=0
CHANGE to bUseThreadedAI=1
Immediately after this line, ADD this new line:
iNumHWThreads=2
Last edited by BenWah; May 14, 2013 @ 3:50am
Vaultdweller Dec 8, 2013 @ 5:17am 
Thanks alot, it saved my day!
Pudding Feb 28, 2014 @ 5:40am 
Thank You so much, worked first time and easy application
10/10
phATOMbomb Feb 28, 2014 @ 6:33pm 
Originally posted by BenWah:
Stop multicore crashes by editing with notepad: (THIS SOLVES MOST CRASHES!)
My Documents\my games\Fallout3\FALLOUT.INI
find (control F) bUseThreadedAI=0
CHANGE to bUseThreadedAI=1
Immediately after this line, ADD this new line:
iNumHWThreads=2

Thanks! This works so good! How'd you find out about this anyway?
R5CYA Feb 28, 2014 @ 6:46pm 
Originally posted by phATOMbomb:
Originally posted by BenWah:
Stop multicore crashes by editing with notepad: (THIS SOLVES MOST CRASHES!)
My Documents\my games\Fallout3\FALLOUT.INI
find (control F) bUseThreadedAI=0
CHANGE to bUseThreadedAI=1
Immediately after this line, ADD this new line:
iNumHWThreads=2

Thanks! This works so good! How'd you find out about this anyway?
he wrote the book on fallout3
http://steamcommunity.com/app/22370/discussions/0/828937546147175081/
Jaredpetz_Gaming May 18, 2014 @ 7:07pm 
I did exactly what you said but it seems that it has gotten worse because i was able to get to the baby scene without trouble but now when i hit new game while it loads it crashes HALP MEH
R5CYA May 18, 2014 @ 7:56pm 
re-read the guide and figure out what you did to make it worse. the only way that happens is if you make a mistake or do something you're not supposed to do.
Humpypants May 19, 2014 @ 2:55pm 
abortion. part of the game. Game over.
FullyTorqued5 May 19, 2014 @ 6:17pm 
I've followed the guide to the letter every step of the way and in no way can I get past clicking new game. I can get past the loader, the game loads up fine then once I click 'new game' it loads to the 6 o'clock mark on the loading symbol then the game stops responding. Any suggestions? I've tried guide and inserting the line of text after the one you change from 0 to 1 and that didn't help.
FullyTorqued5 May 19, 2014 @ 6:23pm 
No I unfortunately bought the game then was looking in the forums and saw everyone was having trouble, but most were having success with the guide so I figured that would be the first thing I tried.
BenWah May 20, 2014 @ 9:24am 
steps 7-9 are for those with new game crashes before the intro movie.
Do you have intel integrated graphics? (no nvidia/amd video card)
then step 7 is for you
FullyTorqued5 May 20, 2014 @ 2:56pm 
I'll try that then, ill let you know how it goes
BladeManGaming Dec 25, 2014 @ 8:12pm 
so I tried the code on the note pad but it didn't work I put iNumHWThreads=2 tat underneath the BuseThreadai=1 I don't know if I ♥♥♥♥ed up or what but its not working
BenWah Dec 26, 2014 @ 10:55pm 
Yeah, huge numbers of people insist on editing the wrong file and wonder why the fix doesn't work.

If you edit fallout_default.ini in your steam fallout folder THAT IS THE WRONG FILE and will do nothing to help you. :)

The correct one is in C:\users\yourname\Documents\My Games\Fallout3

If you get really stuck you can just run the updated unoffiical fallout 3 patch which will do the edit for you.
Sgt. Muerte Feb 20 @ 6:13pm 
Originally posted by Humpypants:
abortion. part of the game. Game over.
that would be a stillbirth not an abortion, thanks for playing tho.
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