Darman Nov 5, 2012 @ 8:47pm
Fallout 3 won't start with Steam, please help... have had the problem for a year, and Steam support never answers me.
Like I said Steam support never answers me when I ask for help, I can't rely on them anymore. For one year I have had FO3, for one year FO3 has not worked for me. I have checked, and my specs are well above the requirments for FO3. Before you post a solution, listen to this, I have tried just about every solution out there, the busethreadedai thingy, updating ALL my drivers, every solution. Here's what happens. I install FO3, I click play in my games library. After that it loads and the FO3 out of game menu opens up, all I have left to do is hit play and BOOM I'm in the game. Well not so fast! As soon as I hit play, the game closes, nothing else happens. Someone please help me find a solution, I've waited long enough for Steam to help me, and now it's time to turn to the people for help.
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MaxMagnus Nov 6, 2012 @ 3:33am 
Do you have Intel integrated graphics? Have you red all other posts in this forum made by people that had exactly the same problem?
Darman Nov 6, 2012 @ 8:11am 
Originally posted by GoranM:
Do you have Intel integrated graphics? Have you red all other posts in this forum made by people that had exactly the same problem?

1- I don't know what that means.

2- I have never seen the same problem
MaxMagnus Nov 6, 2012 @ 9:31am 
What graphics card do you have?
Darman Nov 6, 2012 @ 9:33am 
Originally posted by GoranM:
What graphics card do you have?


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M
Darman Nov 6, 2012 @ 9:34am 
Another thing I'll mention, I was able to play this game for about a month, and after that this randomly happened
Hittmo Nov 6, 2012 @ 11:10am 
im not shure what happend. changed back to basic Win7 Theme and loaded launcher then i pressed data files and loade loose files. I didnt crash after pressing start game. Will Uppdate comment if it crashes.

Update..

Still works for me.
Last edited by Hittmo; Nov 6, 2012 @ 12:20pm
Darman Nov 6, 2012 @ 1:02pm 
I'm not sure how to fix this. I have tried EVERYTHING
Hittmo Nov 6, 2012 @ 1:09pm 
Originally posted by MLGDarman:
I'm not sure how to fix this. I have tried EVERYTHING

have you tried to go in to data files in the launcher menu and check off loose files? that worked for me. i also changed win7 theme to basic. =) been working for about 2 hours now =D
Darman Nov 6, 2012 @ 1:32pm 
let me check, I might need help though :P
Darman Nov 6, 2012 @ 1:33pm 
I have to reinstall it first xD
Sarlar Nov 7, 2012 @ 12:43am 
The game crashes with the steam overlay window. You can set Steam in offline mode whenever you want to play, or go into properties and uncheck "Enable Steam Communtity in game". Hope it helps.

Also, on a sidenote, have you also made the line iNumWthreads=1( or 2)???? I do not know, if that is the exact thing it is called, but it is needed. Hope it helps.
Hittmo Nov 7, 2012 @ 4:01am 
Originally posted by Sarlar:
The game crashes with the steam overlay window. You can set Steam in offline mode whenever you want to play, or go into properties and uncheck "Enable Steam Communtity in game". Hope it helps.

Also, on a sidenote, have you also made the line iNumWthreads=1( or 2)???? I do not know, if that is the exact thing it is called, but it is needed. Hope it helps.

forgot to mention that i did that to. but it didnt work for me. i also downloaded somthing that was called d3d9.dll but i only have it on my desktop. have not plased it in anny spesific folder for fallout 3. For me the games started working after changing win7 theme to basic and i went in to data files and checked loose files. Started without anny trouble. =)
Darman Nov 7, 2012 @ 9:56am 
Originally posted by Sarlar:
The game crashes with the steam overlay window. You can set Steam in offline mode whenever you want to play, or go into properties and uncheck "Enable Steam Communtity in game". Hope it helps.

Also, on a sidenote, have you also made the line iNumWthreads=1( or 2)???? I do not know, if that is the exact thing it is called, but it is needed. Hope it helps.

I've tried the second thing, not the first thing
Darman Nov 7, 2012 @ 10:07am 
I'm reinstalling it now, I'll let you know if either of your suggestions work
Acidic_TACO Nov 7, 2012 @ 11:13am 
It crashes for me when I click start new game :\
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