my way to Fallout 3


Any good souls left in this wasteland?

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“Peace, Freedom and Bacon & Eggs.” – Vault-Tec Rep


My Way To Fallout 3 Provides Three Paths



[Daddy’s Boy] : tag along start to finish and recreate my personal build.
[Explorer] : stop after any section and venture into the Capital Wasteland on your own.
[Scrounger] : add individual sections to your already modded game.

If you add random sections to your Load Order you need prior modding knowledge to troubleshoot your setup. Choose the [Scrounger] Perk with caution as it may quickly become [Demolition Expert].
The sections listed below can be used individually without concern:

– In progress…

“Take a look. Welcome to… Godforsaken Hellhole!” – Scavenger

“I’ll bet you haven’t been thinking about the guide as much as I have!” – Moira Brown


Fresh Start



To assure that prewar modding doesn’t spread to future populations Overseers must purge previous dwellers

– Open Windows Explorer

– Navigate to Steam/SteamApps/Common
– Delete the Fallout 3 folder.

– Navigate to Users/<User Account>/Documents/My Games
– Delete the Fallout 3 folder.

– Navigate to <OS Drive>:/Users/<User Account>/AppData/Local
– Delete the Fallout 3 folder.

– Open Steam/Library. Right click Fallout 3. Uninstall it.

When installing a tested load order I make sure that past modding sessions are obliterated. Left over files, that you may be unaware of, have the potential to crack the concrete on the road ahead.

– Open Windows Explorer

– Navigate to your Fallout 3 game folder.
– Double-click unins000.exe. Yes at the warning window. No when asked, Do you want to keep all saved games.

When installing a tested load order make sure past modding sessions are obliterated. Left over files, that you may be unaware of, have the potential to crack the concrete on the road ahead.


Installation



My Way supports Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition
I strongly encourage the GOG version as Steam was a Vault-Tec experiment

compare GOG & Steam schematics before choosing

-1 Karma

Download Fallout 3


INSTALL Fallout 3 from your LIBRARY. ( NOT in the Program Files directories )
– Click PLAY from Steam. Let the additional components install. FO3 will then fail to launch.


Windows Live

– Download Windows Live from the provided link or Bethesda’s Site.
– Launch the .exe. Install. Close when finished.
– Launch the game from the optimized .exe. Close the game.
– A Program Compatibility Assistant window will most likely open. Run Program. Close the game again.
– A new Program Compatibility Assistant window will open. Select Yes, this program worked correctly.


Make Fallout 3 4GB Aware

– Manually download Large Address Aware Enabler for Fallout 3
– Extract the archives contents to the Fallout 3 goty game folder.
– Right-click the Fallout3.exe. Copy it.
– Open the 3GB enabler folder. Paste the Fallout.exe inside.
– Double-click START.bat. At the cmd window push ENTER. Push the A key. Close.
-Move the optimized Fallout3.exe into the game folder overwriting the old one.


Windows Live Disabler

– Manually download Games for Windows LIVE disabler.
– Extract the archives contents to the game folder.
– Double-click Games for Windows LIVE disabler.exe. Select Disable G4WL/Yes/OK. Exit.

The FalloutLauncher.exe may no longer work. If you need to access the Game Startup Menu launch Fallout 3 from Steam. FO3 will not work without Windows Live installed. The disabler disables it’s annoying features.
By default FO3 can only utilize 2GBs of virtual address space. The Large Address Aware Enabler allows 64bit systems to utilize 4GBs.

+1 Karma

Download Fallout 3


– Download Fallout 3 using DOWNLOAD OFFLINE BACKUP GAME INSTALLERS

Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Part 1 of 3)
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Part 2 of 3)
Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition (Part 3 of 3)


– When downloading is complete launch: setup_fallout_3_1.7.0.3_(12034).exe
– Agree to the pop-ups. Select Options at the Fallout 3 Setup window.
Browse and choose a location to install Fallout 3 ( NOT the Program Files directories )
– Once installed Launch the game to establish system registries and .ini Files.

The GOG version comes 4GB aware and Windows Live disabled. We use the Offline Backups so that we can store them and never need to download the game again or use a gaming app. You also NEVER have to be online to play. There is no DRM. Fallout 3 is now yours. You own it until the bombs drop.


“I’m expecting great things from you!” – Abraham Washington