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User avatar #12 - blokrokker (03/01/2012) [-]
I know this isn't QUITE related, but I DO need some help. My Fallout 3 doesn't ******* run on my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad T420). It didn't run on my last two laptops, either. I have both a disc and Steam copy, and they get the same results, or lack thereof. I pull up the desktop menu, hit start game, and it goes black. I don't even get to the loading screen or the main menu. On my previous laptops, I could get to the main menu, hit 'new game' and get to the loading screen, but it would crash and go black when I ASSUME the game was finished loading. Can anybody help me out with this?
#23 to #12 - Womens Study Major (08/10/2012) [-]
Have a T420 and had the same problems. Found a solution on the internet: deinstall th Corel WinDVD Software. It seems that the video codecs of it produce the error.

Afterwards you have to fix the ini file and maybe to install new drivers and video codec. Such search for "Windows 7 Fallout 3 freezing" and you find the solution.

Have fun! Fuchs
User avatar #14 to #12 - arcaneclark (03/01/2012) [-]
possible conflict in ffdshow decoder.
Problem #1 : Fallout 3 crashing / Fallout 3 crash to desktop (ctd) | Fallout 3 crashing at the start of the game
Solution : (from Bethesda website)
1. Click Start
2. Click “All Programs” (or just Programs, depending on the version of Windows, whether they’re using “classic,” etc.)
3. Go to the ffdshow folder.
4. Click “Audio decoder configuration.”
5. In the left hand pane, click “Info & debug.” This is the second entry in the list.
6. In the right hand pane, near the bottom, find a check box labelled “Don’t use ffdshow in:”
7. Check that box, and in the text box underneath (it lights up when you check the check box), add “fallout3.exe” (don’t include the quotes). If there is already something in that box, put a semi-colon ( ; ) after what’s already there, and fallout3.exe after that. Do NOT use spaces, since ffdshow will think that’s part of the filename. A valid entry would be “explorer.exe;fallout3.exe” (without quotes).
8. Finally, click “Ok” and start Fallout 3.

Source: hXXp: //www.gamingnewslink.com/20...
User avatar #13 to #12 - arcaneclark (03/01/2012) [-]
After seaching and getting sent from site to site, i think this one will really help with these fourm's what the one guy said seemed to have worked

www.gamespot.com/fallout-3/...
User avatar #15 to #13 - blokrokker (03/01/2012) [-]
Thanks, I'll reinstall Fallout 3 and see if these solutions work!
User avatar #16 to #15 - arcaneclark (03/01/2012) [-]
okay let me know what happens :)
User avatar #17 to #16 - blokrokker (03/02/2012) [-]
Reinstalling now. This is gonna take awhile.
User avatar #18 to #17 - arcaneclark (03/02/2012) [-]
lol ok :P
User avatar #19 to #18 - blokrokker (03/02/2012) [-]
Also, Fallout New Vegas works perfectly, unless I'm running my mods, and then it has a small chance of crashing during a load, but that's nothing new (or possibly because I cheat like a ************ on PC, because I've already completed the story and done all possible NCR quests on the XBox 360). SR3 has the same problem.
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