Megaton - Game Always Crashes

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Gameplay & Tech' started by itsonlydanny, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. itsonlydanny

    itsonlydanny First time out of the vault

    13
    Dec 1, 2008
    I've just started to play Fallout 3 'for proper' - after months of tinkering, etc. Anyway, I have all the DLC, the latest Fallout Mod Manager and FOSE, and I'm using the 1.5 official patch.

    Unfortunately, the game always crashes at Megaton. Or to be more exact, as soon as I finishing talking to Lucas Simms (the Sheriff) and start to wander ... it crashes. And it always crashes when I Quick Save/Save. Everytime without fail.

    Here is a list of the Mods I am using (with, obviously, the X denoting the Active Mods):

    [X] Fallout3.esm
    [X] Anchorage.esm
    [X] ThePitt.esm
    [X] BrokenSteel.esm
    [X] PointLookout.esm
    [X] Zeta.esm
    [X] Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch.esm
    [ ] Destruction.esm
    [X] CRAFT.esm
    [X] CALIBR.esm
    [X] xCALIBR.esm
    [X] FOOK2 - Main.esm
    [X] FOOK2 - [*censored*] World And Neighbourhood Kit.esm
    [X] FOOK2 - [DIK] DLC Improvement Kit.esm
    [X] FO3 Wanderers Edition - Main File.esm
    [X] Mart's Mutant Mod.esm
    [X] CubeExperimental (EN).esm
    [X] Enhanced Weather - Rain and Snow.esm
    [X] StreetLights.esm
    [X] Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch - Operation Anchorage.esp
    [X] Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch - The Pitt.esp
    [X] Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch - Broken Steel.esp
    [X] Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch - Point Lookout.esp
    [X] Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch - Mothership Zeta.esp
    [X] DarNifiedUIF3.esp
    [X] StreetLights - Wasteland.esp
    [X] Fellout-pipboylight.esp
    [X] CASM.esp
    [X] CRAFT - Activation Perk.esp
    [X] CALIBRxMerchant.esp
    [X] KTs_Centercamera.esp
    [X] Zumbs'_Overhauled_Real_Time_Security.esp
    [X] NotSoFast.esp
    [X] HeirApparent.esp
    [X] IntoTheDeepWoods.esp
    [X] The Mantis Imperative - Mantis.esp
    [X] The Mantis Imperative - Jello.esp
    [X] The Mantis Imperative - XP.esp
    [X] The Mantis Imperative - SkillBooks.esp
    [X] The Mantis Imperative - Medical.esp
    [X] The Mantis Imperative - Combat.esp
    [X] rockville.esp
    [X] PortableMattress.esp
    [X] SS OTS Camera FOSE.esp
    [ ] Destruction - Main.esp
    [ ] Destruction - Main - Statics.esp
    [ ] Destruction - DLC.esp
    [ ] Destruction - DLC - Statics.esp
    [X] Classic Fallout Weapons BETA.esp
    [X] UndergroundHideout.esp
    [X] DCInteriors_Georgtown.esp
    [X] Underground Home.esp
    [X] FOOK2 - Main.esp
    [X] FOOK2 - [EVE] Energy Visuals Enhanced.esp
    [X] FOOK2 - [DIK] DLC Improvement Kit.esp
    [ ] FOOK2 - Mothership Zeta.esp
    [X] FOOK2 - Main [Hotfix].esp
    [X] FOOK2 - DIK [Hotfix].esp
    [ ] MyFOOK2 - No Rape Victims.esp
    [ ] MyFOOK2 - Black & White Tranquility Lane.esp
    [ ] FOOK2 - [DESTRUCTION] Main.esp
    [ ] FOOK2 - [DESTRUCTION] Main - Statics.esp
    [ ] FOOK2 - [DESTRUCTION] DIK.esp
    [ ] FOOK2 - [DESTRUCTION] DIK - Statics.esp
    [ ] FOOK2 - [DESTRUCTION] Mothership Zeta.esp
    [ ] FOOK2 - [DESTRUCTION] Mothership Zeta - Statics.esp
    [X] FO3 Wanderers Edition - Main File.esp
    [X] FO3 Wanderers Edition - FOOK Support.esp
    [X] WeaponModKits.esp
    [X] WeaponModKits - FOOK.esp
    [X] Hi-Res Weapons & Ammo Textures - The Pitt.esp
    [X] Hi-Res Weapons & Ammo Textures.esp
    [X] Tactical Weapons by gRs Frederyck.esp
    [X] xCALIBRmunitions.esp
    [ ] xCALIBRmunitions_FOSEnhancements.esp
    [X] Stealthboy Recon Armor - CRAFT.esp
    [X] RobCo Certified.esp
    [X] Mart's Mutant Mod.esp
    [X] Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC Anchorage.esp
    [X] Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC The Pitt.esp
    [X] Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC Broken Steel.esp
    [X] Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC Point Lookout.esp
    [X] Mart's Mutant Mod - DLC Zeta.esp
    [X] Mart's Mutant Mod - Hunting & Looting.esp
    [X] Mart's Mutant Mod - Natural Selection.esp
    [X] Mart's Mutant Mod - Reduced Wasteland Spawns.esp
    [X] Mart's Mutant Mod - Tougher Traders.esp
    [X] Slower Degradation (-50%).esp
    [X] FasterMorePowerfulMines.esp
    [X] NightvisionGoggles(Powered).esp
    [ ] Arwen_XPR_Extreme.esp
    [ ] KillableKidsOptional.esp
    [X] Owned!.esp
    [ ] ZumbsDarkerSunglasses.esp
    [ ] ZumbsDarkerSunglasses_no_replace.esp
    [X] ZumbsDarkerSunglasses_screen_effect.esp
    [X] Enhanced Weather - Rain and Snow in Fallout.esp
    [X] Enhanced Weather - Radioactive Rain and Snow Plugin.esp
    [X] Enhanced Weather - Rainbows.esp
    [X] Enhanced Weather - Weather Sounds in Interiors.esp
    [X] Enhanced Weather - Sneak Bonus during Storms.esp
    [X] Fellout-Full.esp
    [X] Fellout-BrokenSteel.esp
    [X] Fellout-PointLookout.esp
    [X] Fellout-Zeta.esp
    [X] megalight.esp
    [ ] Destruction - CP - Fellout.esp
    [ ] FWE - FOOK DLC Support.esp
    [ ] Mez's Merged Patch - FWE-WMK-MMM.esp
    [X] xCALIBR_override.esp
    [X] FEV.esm
    [ ] CC.esp
    [X] airshipfixed.esp
    [ ] AFS Brisbane.esp
    [X] NecronomiconExMortis 5.5.esp
    [X] Experimental MIRV upgrade.esp
    [X] KarmaCannibalIncrease1010.esp
    [X] KarmaFutureImperfect1010.esp
    [X] KarmaChurchDecrease1010.esp
    [X] KarmaNormal1010.esp
    [X] KarmaThreshold1010.esp
    [X] KarmaStealIncrease1010.esp
    [X] Commando Perk.esp
    [X] Sniper Perk.esp
    [X] Gunslinger.esp
    [X] Wired Reflexes.esp
    [X] FO3 Wanderers Edition - Optional Sneak Msgs.esp
    [X] FEV - RepairByCaliberAndWeaponType.esp
    [X] FEV -BetaQuickFix.esp
    [ ] Mart's Mutant Mod - XFO (not FOOK).esp
    [X] XFO_barter_fix_mild.esp
    [X] XFO_Degradation_fixes.esp
    [X] XFO_food_water_changes.esp
    [X] XFO_Gore_fixes.esp
    [X] XFO_misc_tweaks.esp
    [X] HouseholdTeleporter.esp
    [X] Arwen_XPR.esp
    [ ] KarmaEasy1010.esp
    [X] KarmaHard1010.esp
    [ ] KarmaThresholdExtreme1010.esp
    [X] SpaceAdventure.esp
    [ ] XFO_barter_fix_harder.esp
    [ ] XFO_Cripple_fixes.esp
    [ ] XFO_Enemy_rebalance (no MMM or FOOK).esp
    [ ] XFO_full_Preconfig_STANDALONE.esp
    [ ] XFO_Immersion_Necessities.esp
    [ ] XFO_Immersion_nomsgs_empty.esp
    [ ] XFO_Immersion_nomsgs_sneak.esp
    [ ] XFO_Karma_changes.esp
    [ ] XFO_Pacing_Epic.esp
    [ ] XFO_Pacing_Extra_Levels.esp
    [ ] XFO_Pacing_high.esp
    [ ] XFO_Pacing_med.esp
    [ ] XFO_Pacing_mild.esp
    [ ] XFO_Perk_Flaws.esp
    [ ] XFO_Perk_paths.esp
    [ ] XFO_Perk_rebalance.esp
    [ ] XFO_Playstyles.esp
    [ ] XFO_Radiation_changes.esp
    [ ] XFO_rarity_ammo_high.esp
    [ ] XFO_rarity_ammo_high_FOOK.esp
    [ ] XFO_rarity_ammo_med.esp
    [ ] XFO_rarity_ammo_med_FOOK.esp
    [ ] XFO_rarity_ammo_mild.esp
    [ ] XFO_rarity_ammo_mild_FOOK.esp
    [ ] XFO_rarity_drugs_high.esp
    [ ] XFO_rarity_drugs_med.esp
    [ ] XFO_rarity_drugs_mild.esp
    [ ] XFO_Sneak_Rebalance_harder.esp
    [ ] XFO_Sneak_Rebalance_mild.esp
    [ ] XFO_SPECIAL_DnD.esp
    [ ] XFO_Speed_increase.esp
    [ ] XFO_SP_Fix2_(SP10_TAGx2_INTxHalf).esp
    [ ] XFO_SP_Fix_(SP10_TAG25_INTxHalf).esp
    [ ] XFO_Stat_changes.esp
    [ ] XFO_Timescale_fast.esp
    [ ] XFO_Timescale_med.esp
    [ ] XFO_Timescale_slow.esp
    [ ] XFO_VATSdmg_100.esp
    [ ] XFO_VATSdmg_50.esp
    [ ] XFO_VATSdmg_75.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapon_Jamming.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_accuracy_notdmg_high.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_accuracy_notdmg_high_FOOK.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_accuracy_notdmg_med.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_accuracy_notdmg_med_FOOK.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_accuracy_notdmg_mild.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_accuracy_notdmg_mild_FOOK.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_dmg_and_accuracy_high.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_dmg_and_accuracy_high_FOOK.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_dmg_and_accuracy_med.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_dmg_and_accuracy_med_FOOK.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_dmg_and_accuracy_mild.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_dmg_and_accuracy_mild_FOOK.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_dmg_notaccuracy_high.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_dmg_notaccuracy_high_FOOK.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_dmg_notaccuracy_med.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_dmg_notaccuracy_med_FOOK.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_dmg_notaccuracy_mild.esp
    [ ] XFO_Weapskill_dmg_notaccuracy_mild_FOOK.esp
    [X] 1alexscorpionsnipergear.esp
    [X] sc_lovers_resource.esm
    [X] sc_wasteland_pimp.esm
    [X] Item Descriptions Img.esp
    [X] Explosive Entry.esp
    [X] rl3chip.esp
    [X] rl3chipuninstall.esp
    [X] Slower Degradation (-25%).esp
    [X] Slower Degradation (-80%).esp
    [X] Slower Degradation (-95%).esp
    [X] MinuteMinder.esp
    [X] Darkness.esp
    [X] KillableKids.esp
    [ ] SS OTS Camera Right Shoulder.esp
    [ ] SS OTS Camera Left Shoulder.esp
    [X] Solace.esp
    [X] HiVE.esp
    [X] Aeroplane Mod.esp
    [X] GeneratorSound.esp
    [X] GalaxyNewsRadioFix.esp

    And here are my Tech/PC Specs:
    XP Home+Vista Ultimate (32-bit) \ Intel E6750 @ 3.47 \ Abit IP-35 Pro \ Antec 900 Ultimate Gamer \ Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro \ 4gb Corsair Twin2X2048 XMS Xtreme Performance (800mhz) \ XFX 8800GTS 320mb \ Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer \ Samsung SpinPoint F1 1TB \ Samsung Writemaster SH-S223Q \ Corsair CMPSUHX 620w PSU \ DGM L-2248WD 22" TFT \ ZyXel P-660RU-T1

    I am using Windows XP to play Fallout 3. Yes, it still crashes even with no overclocking.

    Any help or advice would be most appreciated,

    Thanks,
    DANNY
     
  2. matthewfarmery

    matthewfarmery It Wandered In From the Wastes

    137
    Jun 26, 2010
    bit of a needle in a haystack, my advise is, disable all the mods apart from the few main ones, and try again, then enable the mods one by one, as it might be a mod issue or a conflict, especially with that many mods installed
     
  3. itsonlydanny

    itsonlydanny First time out of the vault

    13
    Dec 1, 2008
    Turned off AA and it seemed to work OK - ie, enabled me to a quick wander and a Quick Save. I then just the AA back on and it still seems fine. Fingers crossed.

    Regards,
    DANNY
     
  4. matthewfarmery

    matthewfarmery It Wandered In From the Wastes

    137
    Jun 26, 2010
    might be a driver issue, hopefully it will work ok if you done that