Dubba_D Mar 11, 2013 @ 7:50pm
What is Ordinal 42?
When I tried to start up FO3, it says ordinal 42 couldn't be found in the dynamic link library under C:\Windows\SYSTEM32\xlive.dll. Can a wizard help me out here?
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Widowmaker84 Mar 11, 2013 @ 11:34pm 
What OS?
Dubba_D Mar 12, 2013 @ 3:02am 
Windows 8
Widowmaker84 Mar 12, 2013 @ 4:11am 
Sounds like you need to go get Games for Windows Live maybe.
Dubba_D Mar 12, 2013 @ 11:50am 
awww. so I can't play this game for Steam. What a ♥♥♥♥in' waste of 19.99! But I can't get a refund with downloaded content. Oh well, besides, I don't have a Microsoft msn account. I used my Yahoo mail address for it, and it didn't work.
Widowmaker84 Mar 12, 2013 @ 4:46pm 
No you can play it, but windows 8 has an issue where you need to DL GFWL for some file (its wierd) in order to get the game to work on WIN 8 (steam version of the game)
Dubba_D Mar 12, 2013 @ 4:48pm 
Now I have a problem where when I play FO3 for a certain period of time, it'll freeze. Anybody know why this is happening good information is always helpful
Widowmaker84 Mar 12, 2013 @ 10:15pm 
Yup, look at this

Should help.
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Max Cher Mar 13, 2013 @ 4:34am 
Did Widowmaker84's tip help you? If not:
1) you can disable that stupid Microsoft gaming service in Fallout 3 with this file: http://fallout3.nexusmods.com/mods/1086. It really helped me.
2) the problem with freezing is probably because you use Windows 7 and, as it's said in F3 description on Steam, it's not optimized for that OS. That can be solved with this: http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2722281
Dubba_D Mar 13, 2013 @ 2:22pm 
Thing is, max expensive, is that i've never had Windows 7. This was a computer I bought in late December and I got it on the Mayan Apocolypse. lolololol. So the second part won't cut it. but i did try Windows games thing and redid the bUseHWThreaded=1 method. But is that mod really nesessary?
Max Cher Mar 13, 2013 @ 11:27pm 
Of course, not necessary. Theoretically you should play F3 with Games for Windows service on. Because only there you can find achievements, for example. It's not the main goal - to get them all but that's pretty fun too. But all that's only in a perfect world. =) in our situation we've got buggy Microsoft service that doesn't want to work properly.
Dubba_D Mar 14, 2013 @ 3:26am 
So GFWL is responsible for the freezing problem, and the mod is used to disable it? I suppose that makes sense.
Pickolas Cage Mar 15, 2013 @ 6:13pm 
i have the same problem is it fixable?
Pickolas Cage Mar 15, 2013 @ 6:14pm 
Originally posted by Widowmaker84:
No you can play it, but windows 8 has an issue where you need to DL GFWL for some file (its wierd) in order to get the game to work on WIN 8 (steam version of the game)
what is DL GFWL?
Pickolas Cage Mar 15, 2013 @ 6:37pm 
ok i understand that i need to get games for windows but how do i get it on windows 8?
(im bad with computers)
Dubba_D Mar 16, 2013 @ 5:19am 
So far, all I needed was GFWL and to change some files, and I haven't experienced a freeze during my last playthrough.
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