How To Get Fallout 3 Work On Windows 10?

Fallout 3 is an action role-playing game which was created by Bethesda on many platforms in 2008. Many gamers still play Fallout 3 game even today which clearly explains its immense popularity. But sometimes, you might face Fallout 3 not working on the latest Windows computers. It is a critical issue and you must apply some methods to make Fallout 3 work on Windows 10 OS. Given below are some effective solutions that you can use to resolve this issue.

Quick fixes for Fallout 3 not working issue

Apply any of the following workarounds to make Fallout 3 game successfully runs on your system:

Method 1: Run Fallout 3 as an Administrator

Some issues related to the working of Fallout 3 on Windows10 can be fixed by running the game with administrative privileges. It is a quiet simple process and you need to follow the steps given below to run this game as an Administrator on your system:

  • ·         Go to the Fallout 3 folder stored in your Steam folder. The default location of the required folder is: X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 3 goty or X:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 3.

    ·         Right-click on the Fallout 3’s EXE file stored on your computer.

    ·         Choose the Properties option from the resulting context menu.

    ·         Navigate to the Compatibility tab and enable the Run this program as an administrator option by putting a tick in the check box adjacent to it.

    ·         Now, click on the Apply button followed by Ok button.

Once you are done with the above steps, launch the Fallout 3 application again and check if the issue has been resolved.

Method 2: Edit the Falloutprefs.ini File

Most of the Windows 10 problems that are generally encountered while playing Fallout 3 can be resolved by editing the falloutprefs.ini file. It is a config file belonging to Fallout 3. For this, follow the steps given below:

  • ·         Go to the following path to access your game folder: My Documents\My Games\Fallout3.
  • ·         Locate a file named as falloutprefs.ini.

    ·         Double-click on the falloutprefs.ini file to open it as a new instance of Notepad.

    ·         Locate bUseThreadedAI=0 folder and rename it as bUseThreadedAI=1.

    ·         In a new line within the file, type iNumHWThreads=2.

    ·         Press Ctrl + S to save the changes you have made to the falloutprefs.ini file and close the instance of Notepad.

Run the Fallout 3 application and check whether the changes you made is successfully applied. After applying this solution, Fallout 3 can be run in compatibility mode with administrative privileges.   


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