Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition

Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition

BrenTenkage Mar 3, 2013 @ 5:21pm
Ordinal 42 could not be located (Solved now)
Ok so what does this mean, I want to do a lets play, I spent 20 bucks on my game, I really want to play it, either give me a refund, explain how I can fix it, or let me buy a game of equal or lower value. For the Record I am running Windows 8
Last edited by BrenTenkage; Mar 3, 2013 @ 7:19pm
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ThunderKnight_Z Mar 3, 2013 @ 6:03pm 
I posted this on a few other threads as well. so here you go. I understand you've probably tried some of these already, but bare with me, quite frankly, what do have to lose?

i've had to fix this twice in the last week. the three things you need to do are download and install "Games for Windows Live" found here V V
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/LIVE/PC/DownloadClient

and you also need to download and put in place these two files. one is a .dll file. the other is an altered FALLOUT.ini file. both found here. V V
http://fallout3.nexusmods.com/mods/17209

I'm sure you've seen these fixes elsewhere and they might not have worked, my situation was the same, for some reason only this copy of the .dll actually worked for me, it might be the .ini that did the trick. Reguardless, just install all three of these, as you will need all three.

even after all of this, ---tabbing out will still have a high chance of crashing the game---, so always save before you do!!

TL;DR - You need all of the things I linked to. when all have been put in place, it should work nicely.
BrenTenkage Mar 3, 2013 @ 6:27pm 
Thank you, now it works
ThunderKnight_Z Mar 3, 2013 @ 6:48pm 
Share the news friend. some people are getting really huffy about it not working.
ThunderKnight_Z Mar 3, 2013 @ 7:13pm 
lol, not trying to bother you, but If your query has been answered/sloved, plese edit the title to help those who have the same problem and are still searching for a solution.
BrenTenkage Mar 3, 2013 @ 7:20pm 
done
Giant Crab 2020 Dec 15, 2013 @ 1:16am 
What if " Games for Windows Live" will not install on my computer?
petertherockdude Feb 16, 2014 @ 9:26pm 
Hey, so I tried this fix, and I can at least get past the load screen now, but the game crashes after about 5 seconds, so...yeah, I dunno what to do now. Got any ideas?
BenWah Feb 17, 2014 @ 1:25am 
Originally posted by petertherockdude:
Hey, so I tried this fix, and I can at least get past the load screen now, but the game crashes after about 5 seconds, so...yeah, I dunno what to do now. Got any ideas?

you need step 4 in the pinned thread
Kyalliara Oct 11, 2014 @ 10:20am 


Originally posted by BenWah:
Originally posted by petertherockdude:
Hey, so I tried this fix, and I can at least get past the load screen now, but the game crashes after about 5 seconds, so...yeah, I dunno what to do now. Got any ideas?

you need step 4 in the pinned thread

What are we supposed to do if the Games for Windows client isn't compatible with a specific windows 8 computer? Because that's the issue I'm getting, and if I can just managed to work my way around that flaw, I might be able to figure out what I'm doing wrong.
Architect Oct 25, 2014 @ 10:35am 
I get past the first two start screens, but the game crashes at the first load screen. Can anyone tell me why or help me through it? And yes, I did the steps above.
Last edited by Architect; Oct 25, 2014 @ 10:36am
R5CYA Oct 25, 2014 @ 11:20am 
Originally posted by dakotathehiker:
I get past the first two start screens, but the game crashes at the first load screen. Can anyone tell me why or help me through it? And yes, I did the steps above.
read and follow the setup guide. it'll cure all that ails the game. http://steamcommunity.com/app/22370/discussions/0/828937546147175081/
Crash test Feb 19, 2015 @ 11:17pm 
i downloaded everything, when i click start new or continue game it crashes
R5CYA Feb 20, 2015 @ 12:01am 
Originally posted by Crash test:
i downloaded everything, when i click start new or continue game it crashes
you allready have a thread going, but you're ignoring us when we ask you to provide the needed information to help you. we can't help without knowing what you're playing on.
Heroin Fiend Mar 1, 2015 @ 4:06pm 
I've tried the steps listed by thunderknight, they didn't work. So I tried the steps in the manual R5CYA links to. I still crash when I click on Play. Same Ordinal 42 error. What do I try next?
BenWah Mar 1, 2015 @ 4:20pm 
ordinal 42 error is absolute proof that you need step 1 in the pinned thread.
The windows live update shown there will immediately fix your problem.
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