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I was just wondering if this game has had some of its compatibility issues ironed out. I know GOG tends to tweaks such games to make them more compatible with modern systems, and I was wondering if this was the case, here. I own the game on Steam, and it crashes constantly, and sometimes doesn't start at all, seemingly of its own will. I know there's guides and whatnot, and believe me, I've spent hours trying to tweak things to work, and the best I've ever gotten with the Steam version was a game that would crash so often I couldn't progress further than Level 1.

Not intending to bash Steam or anything here, I'm just wondering if the GOG version is more stable. If it is, I'd highly consider buying it, because as of right now, I can't get back into it.
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rockbiter68: I was just wondering if this game has had some of its compatibility issues ironed out. I know GOG tends to tweaks such games to make them more compatible with modern systems, and I was wondering if this was the case, here. I own the game on Steam, and it crashes constantly, and sometimes doesn't start at all, seemingly of its own will. I know there's guides and whatnot, and believe me, I've spent hours trying to tweak things to work, and the best I've ever gotten with the Steam version was a game that would crash so often I couldn't progress further than Level 1.

Not intending to bash Steam or anything here, I'm just wondering if the GOG version is more stable. If it is, I'd highly consider buying it, because as of right now, I can't get back into it.
Well, I have Windows 7 and GOG Fallout 3, so regret to inform you that the game does not responding immediately after launch. It seems to me the well-known problem wasn't fixed at all.
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rockbiter68: I was just wondering if this game has had some of its compatibility issues ironed out. I know GOG tends to tweaks such games to make them more compatible with modern systems, and I was wondering if this was the case, here. I own the game on Steam, and it crashes constantly, and sometimes doesn't start at all, seemingly of its own will. I know there's guides and whatnot, and believe me, I've spent hours trying to tweak things to work, and the best I've ever gotten with the Steam version was a game that would crash so often I couldn't progress further than Level 1.

Not intending to bash Steam or anything here, I'm just wondering if the GOG version is more stable. If it is, I'd highly consider buying it, because as of right now, I can't get back into it.
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hellcat75: Well, I have Windows 7 and GOG Fallout 3, so regret to inform you that the game does not responding immediately after launch. It seems to me the well-known problem wasn't fixed at all.
I originally bought Fallout 3 when it first came out. I bought this GOG version a few hours after it became available and its working for me fine on Windows 7 Ultimate. No crashes, no problems starting. The game is playing the same way for me it did when it first came out. I'm running vanilla version with no tweaks or mods.
A bit of a problem with the Fallout 3 launcher, but that cleared up after I hit the verify/repair button, and now it runs beautifully on Windows 7 64 bit.
BTW the majority of the crashing and instability problems were not with Windows 7, but with multi core computers with more then two cores. Fallout 3 did not like them. But that problem is fixed with a simple edit of the FO3 init file.
Win 7 got blamed because most computers that shipped with Win 7 were multicore computers.
Post edited June 06, 2017 by dudalb
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dudalb: A bit of a problem with the Fallout 3 launcher, but that cleared up after I hit the verify/repair button, and now it runs beautifully on Windows 7 64 bit.
BTW the majority of the crashing and instability problems were not with Windows 7, but with multi core computers with more then two cores. Fallout 3 did not like them. But that problem is fixed with a simple edit of the FO3 init file.
Win 7 got blamed because most computers that shipped with Win 7 were multicore computers.
I found the same suggestion to edit fallout3.ini in Fallout Wikia, so now the game runs smoothly.
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rockbiter68: I was just wondering if this game has had some of its compatibility issues ironed out. I know GOG tends to tweaks such games to make them more compatible with modern systems, and I was wondering if this was the case, here. I own the game on Steam, and it crashes constantly, and sometimes doesn't start at all, seemingly of its own will. I know there's guides and whatnot, and believe me, I've spent hours trying to tweak things to work, and the best I've ever gotten with the Steam version was a game that would crash so often I couldn't progress further than Level 1.

Not intending to bash Steam or anything here, I'm just wondering if the GOG version is more stable. If it is, I'd highly consider buying it, because as of right now, I can't get back into it.
No problems for me on Win7 and it is Mod friendly also unlike the previous versions this is settup for 64x OS and it defaults for 4gb unlike the previous pathetic 1.8gb memory.. All the Bethesda title on here have been patched and upgraded I LOVE GOG!
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rockbiter68: I was just wondering if this game has had some of its compatibility issues ironed out. I know GOG tends to tweaks such games to make them more compatible with modern systems, and I was wondering if this was the case, here. I own the game on Steam, and it crashes constantly, and sometimes doesn't start at all, seemingly of its own will. I know there's guides and whatnot, and believe me, I've spent hours trying to tweak things to work, and the best I've ever gotten with the Steam version was a game that would crash so often I couldn't progress further than Level 1.

Not intending to bash Steam or anything here, I'm just wondering if the GOG version is more stable. If it is, I'd highly consider buying it, because as of right now, I can't get back into it.
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kyrillius: No problems for me on Win7 and it is Mod friendly also unlike the previous versions this is settup for 64x OS and it defaults for 4gb unlike the previous pathetic 1.8gb memory.. All the Bethesda title on here have been patched and upgraded I LOVE GOG!
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Post edited September 11, 2017 by carinth01
Pretty sure FO3 is LAA enabled. I have seen posts that state this and to be sure I emailed GOG once and they answered back that yes it is. Use the support page.
Post edited September 10, 2017 by Majic8
Ya you're right, I decided to check the GOG notes rather than what everyone was saying and turns out it is LAA enabled. Just doesn't have the ini enhancements. But those can be added pretty easy.
Works on Win7 fine, using win7 pro. Set it up for my son earlier on his machine. Ran fine.
Post edited September 11, 2017 by carinth01
OKAY so FOR ME at least I cannot get FO3 to play worth a damn on Win7..

But then i did TALE OF TWO WASTELANDS mod and now plays great using the superior and more stable NV engine..


ALL the BETHESDA GAMES on GOG are LAA or 4GB enabled YES
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kyrillius: No problems for me on Win7 and it is Mod friendly also unlike the previous versions this is settup for 64x OS and it defaults for 4gb unlike the previous pathetic 1.8gb memory.. All the Bethesda title on here have been patched and upgraded I LOVE GOG!
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carinth01: redacted
UPDATED - I COULD NOT GET FO3 STILL TO RUN PROPERLY AND STABLE SO I DID THE MOD THAT MERGES FO3 AND NV TOGETHER BASICALLY PUTTING FO3 INSIDE OF NV SO YOU CAN PLAY BOTH TRAVEL INGAME BETWEEN WASTELANDS AND THUS GIVING F03 IRON SITES AND ALL OTHER NV FEATURES:

https://taleoftwowastelands.com
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carinth01: Ya you're right, I decided to check the GOG notes rather than what everyone was saying and turns out it is LAA enabled. Just doesn't have the ini enhancements. But those can be added pretty easy.
Works on Win7 fine, using win7 pro. Set it up for my son earlier on his machine. Ran fine.
I still had issues on Win7 due to the multi core problem (fo3 was not settup for multicore) so i did this:

https://taleoftwowastelands.com/




Now I am SO HAPPY!
Post edited September 14, 2017 by kyrillius
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kyrillius: OKAY so FOR ME at least I cannot get FO3 to play worth a damn on Win7..

But then i did TALE OF TWO WASTELANDS mod and now plays great using the superior and more stable NV engine..

ALL the BETHESDA GAMES on GOG are LAA or 4GB enabled YES
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carinth01: redacted
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kyrillius: UPDATED - I COULD NOT GET FO3 STILL TO RUN PROPERLY AND STABLE SO I DID THE MOD THAT MERGES FO3 AND NV TOGETHER BASICALLY PUTTING FO3 INSIDE OF NV SO YOU CAN PLAY BOTH TRAVEL INGAME BETWEEN WASTELANDS AND THUS GIVING F03 IRON SITES AND ALL OTHER NV FEATURES:

https://taleoftwowastelands.com
Ya that works if you have both or you can do the multicore fix if you just have the one.

https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout3/mods/21888/?
You can add the ini fixes and add fose, then add 4gb LAA to fose with the patch. Fixes most issues and you can still run ttw with it if you wanted.
Post edited September 14, 2017 by carinth01
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kyrillius: OKAY so FOR ME at least I cannot get FO3 to play worth a damn on Win7..

But then i did TALE OF TWO WASTELANDS mod and now plays great using the superior and more stable NV engine..

ALL the BETHESDA GAMES on GOG are LAA or 4GB enabled YES

UPDATED - I COULD NOT GET FO3 STILL TO RUN PROPERLY AND STABLE SO I DID THE MOD THAT MERGES FO3 AND NV TOGETHER BASICALLY PUTTING FO3 INSIDE OF NV SO YOU CAN PLAY BOTH TRAVEL INGAME BETWEEN WASTELANDS AND THUS GIVING F03 IRON SITES AND ALL OTHER NV FEATURES:

https://taleoftwowastelands.com
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carinth01: Ya that works if you have both or you can do the multicore fix if you just have the one.

https://www.nexusmods.com/fallout3/mods/21888/?
You can add the ini fixes and add fose, then add 4gb LAA to fose with the patch. Fixes most issues and you can still run ttw with it if you wanted.
You don't do the 4GB LAA patch on the GOG version.. ALL of these on GOG already have that.. And I did do fose of course and all the main stability patches and such.. Fose is kinda standard for those mods and you can't even do TTW without...

But anyway works great with TTW so i am happy
Ya those are for both steam and gog, it's already noted in the description not to use the 4gb patch on the game .exe in gog version, just the script extender. It's the ini updates that are just used with the gog one. The notes have instructions for both versions. Steam has a bit more todo then gog version as it isn't laa. But just check the gog notes for the difference in the steps.
We had already verified all the gog ones were LAA.
Post edited September 19, 2017 by carinth01
Fallout 3 and Windows XP?

On the purchase page on GOG for Fallout 3, I am assuming it's an error, the requirements it does not list WinXP. That must be a mistake, because Fallout 3 *IS* an XP/Vista game.

Has anybody used the GOG version of FO3 on XP??

Thank you.