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Hey guys,

I just started playing Fallout 3 for the first time, and I can't get my frame rate to show. Fraps is not working in this game for some reason (works in all other games for me). And MSI Afterburner's OSD also isn't working in just this game. Apparently the game doesn't have any console commands for it.

When I first started trying to play the game, it was crashing at the beginning during the "birth" scene. However, I noticed Fraps was indeed showing the first one or two times I played (before the game would freeze up). So I searched for fixes for the game crashing, which included editing two lines in the game's INI file, as stated here:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2825612

I have tried undoing those .INI file alterations to see if that let Fraps show my framerate again (it does not). I also disabled Windows visual themes for the Fallout executable, however undoing that did not bring my framerate back either. Those are the only things I have done to the game, and I have done nothing in Fraps (other than changing the framerate overlay bind key to see if I could bring it back by using that in the game, which it did not). I also tried running the game in compatibility mode, but to no success. I have also tried running both Fraps and Fallout 3 in administrator mode.

I've Googled a bunch but haven't found any fixes for this, and figured I'd ask here in the off chance that someone here might happen to know my problem. I found a couple of people asking about displaying FPS in this game, and one person saying Fraps didn't work. But no answers that could help me.

Thanks to anyone that can give any helpful info!
Edited by TriplePlay - 4/18/13 at 4:37pm
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It works fine for me. It only doesn't work in games if I'm using an FXAA/SMAA injector, including SweetFX. Are you using one?
 
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It works fine for me. It only doesn't work in games if I'm using an FXAA/SMAA injector, including SweetFX. Are you using one?

No, I am not. frown.gif

I have no idea what could have caused this. I don't think I really changed anything at all about my PC, and I un-did all the changes I made to the game itself (which were quite minor).

Thanks for trying though!
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