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I know that there has been a ton of threads on this topic, but since this laptop is relatively new, I am not quite familiar with it. Anyways, when I run Fallout 3 and start a new game, it quits the program on the loading screen. How can I fix this problem?
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try copying this .dll into the game dir it worked for me.
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does the laptpop have a quad core cpu or hyperthreading?
if so, you need to disable the game for more then two threads to get it to work properly.
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WOW!! THAT ACTUALLY WORKED!
thanks deadeyeduck
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not a problem i noticed it when i changed to my new graphics card i guess the game can't handle newer cards or their drivers.
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also real quick if you happen to want to play new vegas and the same thing happens do the same just copy the .dll to the game folder.
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Actually, after the introduction finished, I chose to be a boy character and the game froze, but the sound continued. Does anyone know how to fix that?
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now maybe try what ghost55 said and do the cpu fix
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1st if you are not using any codec packs download K-Lite codec pack, it has optimised settings for fallout 3 in the presets already included

2nd find fallout3.ini and edit it in notepad and find
“bUseThreadedAI*” (the number can be different depending on how many core you are using) change the number to 1 so it looks like this:
bUseThreadedAI=1
(this will make the AI script use only 1 core)

than find [general] and at the end of it add:
iNumHWThreads=2
(this will make it use only 2 cores)
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post #10 of 18
As much as i wouldn't click on someone else's DLL on a forum, in this case, the d3d9.DLL hack is the only way to fix some of the lag, if you haven't updated your steam copy.

I'm using D3D9.DLL as well.

Also, are you running the steam version of the game? The updates fix all this.. If your not, you need to stop illegally downloading your stuff. Fallout New Vegas is worth it.
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