REAL FO3 System Requirements?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Gameplay & Tech' started by Ausdoerrt, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. Slaughter Manslaught

    Slaughter Manslaught Vault Senior Citizen

    Dec 11, 2006
    Does someone knows how to optmise this game so it runs on a Pentium 3.0 GHZ with 2gbs of RAM and a Geforce 6200 256 RAM video Card? I'm probrably going to overclock the processor. Can someone give me any hints on overclocking and optmisation of the game?
  2. beverageleverage

    beverageleverage It Wandered In From the Wastes

    May 28, 2008
    No it isn't. 8400 is not much better than an integrated video card, only difference is that has its own ram. Hope you didn't shell out extra thinking it was some kind of gaming notebook.
  3. Ayeso

    Ayeso First time out of the vault

    Oct 30, 2008
    Agreed... probably the video card is the problem... I play this with a 2.66 C2D 4GB Ram and a 8800GT @ 1900x1200 @ ultra high settings perfectly smooth.

    Minus VATS on occassion...
  4. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    Another excellent example of fallout 3's awesome multicore support:

    Bethesda's fix for crashing is to have users set fallout 3 to a single core. This is especially hilarious considering the system requirements recommend a dual core.
  5. Aero

    Aero First time out of the vault

    May 7, 2008
    XP and Vista Woes

    OK I knew it wouldn't play on my Vista Laptop. (only one gig of ram) But tried anyway. crashes on start up.

    SO Monday while I was waiting to head to Gamestop to pick up Fallout 3 and Guitar Hero World tour I decided to reinstall my XP Desktop that rests well ubove the min rew. If any of you have ever tried this You probally know where I am heading. On boot up after Fdisk I get a Hard Drive not found error. Well you have to have a Floppy drive to install said driver. I don't have a floppy drive so Have tried workarounds. Like Ghosting a new install disk with the drivers embedded. Searching the Web for other solutions. Trying to trick the install by messing with bios. Trying to install from USB thumb drives/harddrives. Talking to Dell Tech support. Saying screw it and playing Guitar hero world tour. Watched TV. Talked to Dell support again....Finally got them to send me a new install CD with new drivers....Hopefully it will arrive soon. Sigh....
  6. krzys.jur

    krzys.jur First time out of the vault

    Oct 14, 2008
    I have P4 2.8, GF7600GS, 1,5GB RAM, win xp, clear system, almost all services disabled and it runs ok with medium details and some option even higher. No CTD so far too.

    But it's not true Fallout sequel, that for sure.. it's quite ok as a game, definitely better than oblivion.
  7. RBurns722

    RBurns722 First time out of the vault

    Oct 31, 2008
    i got an 8800gt oc and i run it perfectly fine in 1440x900 in high settings with no lag at all..

    common misconception with the 6-7-8 series....the first number has almost nothing to do with how its gonna perform....second number is what you want....
    6800 will probably be better than a 7200 or even an 8200, kinda like that
  8. Jesterka

    Jesterka Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Mar 16, 2006
    Hey guys, as for the ultra chaotic world of HW specs I'm kinda lost, so... should that buggy crap run on this HP laptop? For now it looks it rather won't, or at least do not want to (latest drivers / codecs are installed and ffdshow audio / video exception are also activated). The game crashes when I set a new game, so no cutscene / ingame scene will even start. My OS is Windows Vista business 32 bit edition.

    Thanks for any good tips (although I guess there's quite nothing to be envious of).
  9. SudenKaamos

    SudenKaamos First time out of the vault

    Oct 31, 2008
    I had to put AA to 2 and ansiotropic filtering to 2 and Medium quality textures until my computer tolerated it. But then it didn't lag at all, not even outside so I guess that's fine now.
  10. Mettle

    Mettle Still Mildly Glowing

    Nov 9, 2007
    System; Athlon 64 3000+
    Memory; 2 GB DDR
    Graphic card; Radeon X800 Pro 256mb.

    Settings; 1024*768, Medium texture setting, Fadeing at medium, rest at lowest possible.

    Ran it between 15-26 FPS.
  11. ArmorB

    ArmorB Still Mildly Glowing

    Dec 24, 2007
    In my opinion the OPs bottleneck is the fact that he is running Vista with only 2gigs of RAM. The same rig running XP would be fine, but Vista is a RAM hog.

    Intel 6300 1.8 Ghz
    4 GB RAM
    8800 GTS
    Vista 32
    running at 1680x1050

    Running not quite 'very high' settings and it's smooth as glass. Last year I went from 2 gigs to 4 gigs of RAM and it made a massive difference in games...
  12. DCB

    DCB First time out of the vault

    Nov 1, 2008
    My system specs are:

    Opteron 165 1.8GHz
    2GB DDR-400/PC3200
    ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 625/993MHz
    DFI LanParty NF4 Ultra-D
    XP Pro SP3

    The video card is quite adequate, but obviously everything else is pretty dated.

    Running the Launcher it set it to "Ultra", although the res was left at 800x600. I dropped AA back to 2x and AF back to 8x and upped the res to my monitor's native 1400x1050. Was fine in the vault, but the framerate took a bit of a hit outside in a few places. Dropped the res back to 1024x768 but there was no noticeable improvement. Dropped back draw distances slightly, but again no noticeable improvement. I think it's definitely the particle effects/fog that is killing it. Seems like they put them all over. You really notice it in the subways where it should run pretty smooth due to the much smaller space.

    Mind enlightening the rest of us on the specifics of how to do that?
  13. zottelkrischan

    zottelkrischan First time out of the vault

    Nov 2, 2008
    Oh Please, Please, help me too to disable the fog

    my sys is x2 3.2 GH, 3Gig Ram, 3870x2, XP SP3, Catalyst 8.10

    and outside i can play with 1600x1200 and high detail and it is very smooth but inside, especially in the super duper mart and the metro station with the fire ants it drops the framerate even with 1024x728 and low detail


    (and excuse for my bad english)

    Edit: I´ve tried it again, with 800x600 in Windowmode, but in the Merigoldstation (the metrostation with the fireants) the framerate suffers to death, only when i look on the ground i can move normaly.

    Please help me, i can´t find something with fog in the 2 ini-files.
  14. baronjohn

    baronjohn First time out of the vault

    Nov 3, 2008
    Q6600, HD4850 1GB & winxp running in 1680x1050 4xAA 16xAF everything maxxed out I rarely get less than 60fps and never below 40fps.

    Runs and looks much better than Far Cry 2. I think performance is quite acceptable.

    I had about 3 crashes in 25+ hours of gameplay.

    I don't see anything wrong with this game technically. It's obviously meant to be played on a desktop machine with modern hardware. If you try to run it on a "gaming laptop" (lol) or a five year old pentium4 pc it is your own fault if it doesn't work well and doesn't mean the game is crap.
  15. zottelkrischan

    zottelkrischan First time out of the vault

    Nov 2, 2008
    Hmm, i think (or hope) my hardware is not the problem:

    Athlon64 x2 6400+
    3 GB ddr2 800
    radeon 3870x2

    crysis runs with 1024x768 and high detail very good

    and in the beginning (the first hours), fallout3 runs also very good (1600x1200, high), but now (even with 800x600,low) depending in which direction i look, the framerate drops, also in exterior levels and its not depending on how far i can look

    i have installed it new
    i have newest graphic and audio drivers

    i don´t know what to do
  16. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life

    Dec 2, 2003
    That's the bottleneck.