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 do cover some technical issues regarding Fallout 3 and show what mods I’ve used to keep the game from crashing, but I do not show how to install the game. There are better tutorials available for that sort of thing than I could ever hope to produce.
This video discusses the following topics in getting Fallout 3 to run properly under Windows 10:
-The need for the 4GB and Windows Live patches
-The benefits of buying the game from GOG
-Required .ini edits
-Fallout Script Extender (FOSE)
-Fallout Stutter Remover (FSR)
-New Vegas Anti Crash (NVAC)
Highly recommended resources, installation guides and tutorials:
Modding Fallout 3 : My Way series by Gamer Poets video playlist
Fallout 3 Tutorials playlist by Gopher
Mods and utilities highlighted in this video:
FOSE (Fallout Script Extender):
FSR (Fallout Stutter Remover)
Gamer Poets Fallout 3 My Way – Modding Resources
NVAC (New Vegas Anti Crash)
OneTweak for FO3
If you download and use any of the above mods, be sure to endorse them to show your support for the mod author.
My Fallout 3 Visual Overhaul Mod Spotlight
I recommended buying the game from GOG as it already has the 4GB and Windows Live patches enabled. The same goes for Fallout: New Vegas…
Fallout 3 on GOG:
Fallout: New Vegas on GOG: