Running Fallout 3 in Windows 10: A guide to the basics

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Many people seem to have problems getting Fallout 3 to be stable and playable under Windows 10.

Fallout 3 is a ten year old piece of software. You can’t expect it to run flawlessly in a modern operating system without a little effort. But there is a way to get the game stable and playable.

This is a discussion of the steps I’ve taken to get a solid, stable Fallout 3 installation that I can play for hours without crashing (even though it is heavily modded).

This is NOT a tutorial! I…

13 thoughts on “Running Fallout 3 in Windows 10: A guide to the basics

  1. I wouldn't double dip for FNV with the GoG version. I could see it for FO3, because games for Windows live is annoying & all the other benefits you listed. But the 4gb patch for FNV takes literally 2 seconds to install.

    Still I enjoyed seeing your approach to getting FO3 stable & totally get why you didn't want to go the TTW route. I'm curious & would like to possibly see your approach to getting FNV stable on Win 10. Keep up the good work!

  2. thanks i get my good pc back this week burned out the liquid cooling had to replace it ,now i can play fo3 on my good pc without bugs ,great work.

  3. I'm honestly about to start crying from happiness cause I got these on sale so I could finally play them, and LORD they are such a pain in the ass to run. Thank you so much!!

  4. Hey, how did you know I was spooling up an FO3 install over the weekend? lol Thank you for making this!

    You run FO3 in MO. I want to, but while the other tools boot up fine in MO, the actual launcher and FOSE simply crash immediately. Do you have any suggestions? I was going to resort to NMM using the virtual install system, but I really miss the control of MO.

  5. If a game is being sold in 2018 on Steam, it's not unreasonable for people to expect it to work right off the download, just like how it's not unreasonable for Steam users to expect to play Bulletstorm when it's DRM prevents play.

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