Fallout 3 - v184.108.40.206 Patch (English)
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Description: Fallout 3 - v18.104.22.168 Patch (English)This patch fixes crashing when exiting the game normally or using Alt+F4, stability issues with using Alt+Tab, and other bug fixes.
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1. General Issues
Your saved games are located in your \My Documents\My Games\Fallout 3 directory
Prior to Installing the Game
Before attempting to install Fallout 3, please verify that your computer meets system requirements.
We also recommend that you prepare your hard drive for installation by running ScanDisk and Disk Defragmenter prior to installation. These utilities are part of Windows® and can identify and resolve problems with your disk drive which could hinder installation and/or playing of the game.
To launch these programs and optimize your hard disk drive:
1. Open "My Computer".
2. Right-click the disk drive you wish to install the game onto (usually C:).
3. Click on "Properties".
4. Select the "Tools" tab.
5. Click "Check Now" to launch Scandisk.
6. When Scandisk has completed, follow steps 1-3 and click "Defragment Now" to launch Disk Defragmenter.
Remapping Your Controls
You can remap your controls while playing by selecting SETTINGS, CONTROLS, ACTION MAPPING. There are separate controls for each input device you have. You can have actions tagged to multiple devices. So if you want to remap an action to one of your mouse buttons, select DEVICE to change to the mouse settings in the bottom right corner of the screen.
2. Performance Tuning
There are several things you can do to increase game performance.
* Make sure you have no other programs running in the background.
* In the Fallout 3 Launcher, select OPTIONS:
o Lower the Resolution
o Turn Antialiasing OFF
o Turn Anisotropic Filtering OFF
o Set Detail settings to MEDIUM or LOW. Select Advanced for more detail options.
o Turn all water options to LOW or OFF.
o Set Screen Effects to NONE.
* While running the game, go to the SETTINGS menu and select DISPLAY.
o Reduce the FADE distance sliders for Actor, Item, Object, Grass, Shadow, Light, Specularity, OBject LOD or Tree LOD
3. System Requirements
Minimum System Requirements:
* Windows XP/Vista
* 1GB System RAM (XP)/ 2GB System RAM (Vista)
* 2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
* Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)
Recommended System Requirements:
* Intel Core 2 Duo processor
* 2 GB System RAM
* Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM
Supported Video Card Chipsets:
ATI HD 4800 series
ATI HD 4600 series
ATI HD 3800 series
ATI HD 3600 series
ATI HD 3400 series
ATI HD 2900 series
ATI HD 2600 series
ATI HD 2400 series
ATI X1900 series
ATI X1800 series
ATI X1600 series
ATI X1300 series
ATI X850 series
NVIDIA GeForce 200 series
NVIDIA Geforce 9800 series
NVIDIA Geforce 9600 series
NVIDIA Geforce 8800 series
NVIDIA Geforce 8600 series
NVIDIA Geforce 8500 series
NVIDIA Geforce 8400 series
NVIDIA Geforce 7900 series
NVIDIA Geforce 7800 series
NVIDIA Geforce 7600 series
NVIDIA Geforce 7300 series
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series
Regardless of your video card, make sure to download the latest drivers from your manufacturer.
ALT+TAB may cause some game instability with some hardware configurations and is not advised.
4. Update 22.214.171.124 Notes
Fixed occasional crashes when exiting the game or using Alt F4 to exit.
Fixed crashes when using Alt-Tab while binks or credits were playing.
The game now restarts properly after title updates finish installing.