Would Fallout 3 run on my computer?

Discussion in 'Fallout 3 Gameplay & Tech' started by Golan2072, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Golan2072

    Golan2072 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 1, 2005
    I'm thinking about ordering Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition from Amazon.com (or any similar site) in the near/intermediate future. However, my computer is a bit old.

    My computer's specs are:
    Pentium Dual Core 1.6GHz
    1GB DDR RAM
    NVIDIA GeForce 7100
    WinXP

    Would Fallout 3 run well on my computer?

    P.S.
    Oblivion works fine on my computer, though with relatively low graphical settings.
     
  2. jorj82

    jorj82 First time out of the vault

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    Jul 20, 2008
    In short, probably not. Here's the system requirements:

    Minimum System Requirements:

    * Windows XP/Vista
    * 1GB System RAM (XP)/ 2GB System RAM (Vista)
    * 2.4 Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent processor
    * Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 256MB RAM (NVIDIA 6800 or better/ATI X850 or better)

    Recommended System Requirements:

    * Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    * 2 GB System RAM
    * NvidiaDirect X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA 8800 series, ATI 3800 series)
    * Supported Video Card Chipsets:

    o NVIDIA GeForce 200 series
    o NVIDIA Geforce 9800 series
    o NVIDIA Geforce 9600 series
    o NVIDIA Geforce 8800 series
    o NVIDIA Geforce 8600 series
    o NVIDIA Geforce 8500 series
    o NVIDIA Geforce 8400 series
    o NVIDIA Geforce 7900 series
    o NVIDIA Geforce 7800 series
    o NVIDIA Geforce 7600 series
    o NVIDIA Geforce 7300 series
    o NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series
    o ATI HD 4800 series
    o ATI HD 4600 series
    o ATI HD 3800 series
    o ATI HD 3600 series
    o ATI HD 3400 series
    o ATI HD 2900 series
    o ATI HD 2600 series
    o ATI HD 2400 series
    o ATI X1900 series
    o ATI X1800 series
    o ATI X1600 series
    o ATI X1300 series
    o ATI X850 series

    I found them on the official site: http://fallout.bethsoft.com/eng/info/faq.html just scroll down a little
     
  3. Golan2072

    Golan2072 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 1, 2005
    Well, I guess that I'll have to wait until I'll buy a new computer, then...
     
  4. Lord Danath

    Lord Danath It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jan 14, 2008
    The only problem I see is your video card as it's not in the list of supported ones.

    For reference I run it on a:

    Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz (Single Core)
    1Gb DDR2 Ram
    Geforce 7300 GT 512 MB
    Windows XP

    Runs pretty decent with a few .ini tweaks on High.
     
  5. Golan2072

    Golan2072 It Wandered In From the Wastes

    101
    Sep 1, 2005
    So, you're saying that a new video card (and maybe some new RAM) would allow me to run Fallout 3?
     
  6. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Nov 4, 2009
    Thats old hardware thats most likely being phased out. You could buy a whole new computer for under a grand that would kick the crap out of your current and probably be easier to get your hands on.
     
  7. Lord Danath

    Lord Danath It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jan 14, 2008
    No. what I'm saying is that with your PC you could probably run Fallout 3 with a few .ini tweaks. Assuming that your video card supports it.

    Anyway as Aphyosis pointed out it's old hardware by today standards so it's probably better just to get a new PC that can run today games than wasting money upgrading something that will probably be obsolete in about a year at best.

    Also, if you are thinking of upgrading you PC just to play Fallout 3 it's not worth the money at all.
     
  8. jorj82

    jorj82 First time out of the vault

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    Jul 20, 2008
     
  9. the_cpl

    the_cpl Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Aug 9, 2009
    I play it with 2GB, ATI X850, on LOW. Not full screen. The game freezes often. Wait for a new computer.
     
  10. Hauptmann

    Hauptmann First time out of the vault

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    Feb 7, 2009
    Bah. A Dual Core and u ask if it will run? LOL
    Well wait - you're v card is really old. Isn't it integrated too?
    U cloud buy a new Video card for a few bucks, play it while u wait for a new PC. ;)

    BTW. I play on a ancient Celeron D 2,4Ghz, 1GB Ram, 7600GS. Low settings, 1024x 768.
    It stutters a lot. Now how's that for Hardcore :P
     
  11. heronfisher

    heronfisher First time out of the vault

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    Mar 12, 2010
    Minimum system requirement:

    * OS:Windows XP/Windows Vista
    * Processor:Intel Pentium D 2.6GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
    * RAM:1GB(Windows XP)/2GB (Windows Vista)
    * Video Memory:256MB
    * DirectX Version:9
    * Free Hard Disk Space:8GB


    Recommended system requirement:

    * OS:Windows XP/Windows Vista
    * Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
    * RAM:2GB
    * Video Memory:256MB
    * DirectX Version:9
    * Free Hard Disk Space:8GB
     
  12. Stoatblood

    Stoatblood First time out of the vault

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    Dec 18, 2011
    Exactly why I got the PS3. I used to be a PC gamer, but not every game is tested on every computer. That guarantees a bug during your gameplay... With a PS3, you just get max graphics, no bugs, and a helluva lot of fun!

    Oh and btw, then you can get New Vegas!
     
  13. Bf109

    Bf109 First time out of the vault

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    Jul 13, 2010
    Necro post:

    Would it run on my el cheapo laptop w/ integrated graphics? Core i-3, 4GB RAM.
     
  14. gothdeus

    gothdeus First time out of the vault

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    Jun 26, 2007
    It probably would on quite low settings.

    Watch this video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ2_Fgay5BI

    You might also want to hunt for some performance improving mods/tweaks on:
    http://fallout3.nexusmods.com8/

    For example:
    Fallout Stutter Remover
    NMCs_Texture_Pack_for_FO3 ("LITE Pack" and "MINIMUM Bumpmaps pack")

    You might also need:
    Intel HD graphics Bypass package