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Hi everyone,

I saw that fallout 3 was for sale for only 10 bucks so I figured I'd buy the game for my PC. I've never been much of a gamer and lately the gaming i've been doing has been on my XBOX 360. I think the last game I've played on a computer may have literally been fallout 2... ten years ago!

But I was jealous of all the cool mods people could do on the PC version so I figured i'd give it a go. So i download fallout, install it, boot it up, and it promptly crashes before it even loads.


I'm not exactly handy with computers, I have no idea where to go from here. I really hope someone here can help me I'd really appreciate.

Here on my computer's specs.... i know my comp isn't exactly a gaming powerhouse... I didn't buy it for games. But it meets the criteria that fallout 3 requires so i don't understand why it doesn't work:

intel core i5 cpu 650@ 3.20 GHZ (4 CPUs) 4096MB RAM Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator HD DIRECT X 11

i hope that's the relevant information... as i said i'm not really good with this kind of stuff, sorry.

Philly wasteland 16:42, May 14, 2011 (UTC)

I gave an answer here, the iNumHWThreads solved the problem for me. Just follow the guide for Fallout 3 and you should be fine. --GobTheGoul 20:49, May 18, 2011 (UTC)

Haven't had time to try it out yet, but thank you very much!

Philly wasteland 12:29, May 20, 2011 (UTC)

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