One of the most significant issues with Bethesda’s Behemoth title is the unnecessary and redundant crashes it faces. Not to mention, it’s lack of proper support on Windows 10 making it a nuisance to get through it. Searching Fallout 3 on Steam reveals how it’s not even optimized for Windows 7 and later. This guide seeks to clear that issue for you guys.
First off, you have to realize that Fallout 3 isn’t compatible with most Windows. To counter this, we are going to have to follow this link:
Now, download a “Games for Windows Live” app for Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 device. If you own a Windows 10, choose this option anyway.
Once you’re finished downloading it, install the file. Now, what you have to do is go back to Steam and right-click on your Fallout 3 game. Go to “Properties.” Click on “Local Files,” and then “Browse Local Files.” This will open the location of the game. Find Fallout3.exe and right-click on it. Go to “Properties,” and then click on “Compatibility.”
On the Compatibility Mode section, click on “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and then select “Windows XP (Service Pack 3) from the choices given. Also, click on “Run this program as administrator,” and then click on Apply and “Ok.” Once you’re done with that, navigate to where FalloutLauncher.exe is. Tick the option “Run this program as administrator.”
Now, all you have to do is just play the game! That’s it! I hope you enjoy one of Bethesda’s most exceptional gems!