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#1 Hackerpcs

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 09:25 AM

So I want to replay Fallout 3 but I don't want to play New Vegas as I recently played it and have a working Fear and Loathing install. Should I install Fallout 3 through the Clear and Present guide or go in the TTW way through the Adonis' guide?


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#2 Kelmych

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 02:46 PM

TTW includes a lot of FNV so you might prefer the CPD guide since it’s FO3 only. For now don’t clean Bethesda ESMs since more info on this will be added soon. Reading the TTW guide might provide useful info even if you aren’t using it.

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:14 PM

My last replay of FO3 was at launch in 2008 so I have really bad memories of hundreds of crashes so my question is mainly on stability, if the newer version of the FNV engine can be more stable and I can ignore the FNV content completely


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#4 GrantSP

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 03:54 PM

While it is true the FNV engine is a more stable one than the FO3 engine, installing TTW is not just a case of playing FO3 in FNV. There are a LOT of cosmetic and gameplay changes, some away from vanilla, that needed to be made. Balance, gun/ammo choices, creature strengths, armour ratings etc. that are very different from vanilla FO3.



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Posted 13 November 2017 - 04:55 PM

​Hm I see, I will go to FO3 way then as I seek the original feel.


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#6 Kelmych

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Posted 13 November 2017 - 05:42 PM

The first playthroughs of FO3 I did years ago had a lot of stability problems. I have had far fewer problems in the games using the mods and utilities in the CPD guide.

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:37 AM

Has anyone played the GOG version of FO3? Just wondering if it is more stable without the Windows live and DRM components.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:18 PM

Has anyone played the GOG version of FO3? Just wondering if it is more stable without the Windows live and DRM components.

Hm, I have the launch and GOTY retail editions, didn't know there was a GOG (isn't it too new for GOG?)


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#9 Audley

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:26 PM

The GOG version is far more stable than the Steam version. I am roughly 4 hours in, and have not had a crash yet.


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:47 PM

I was referring to the retail version of 2009 GOTY (which I have 2 copies, I though I had the launch v1 and GOTY), I don't have it on Steam

It is Securom protected afaik

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 12:05 AM

While I have never used the disk version of the game, I assume it's similar to the Steam version (without Steam obviously). In all honesty, the GOG version seems much more stable than the other versions. No fiddling with GFWL or 4GB stuff. If you can afford it, it is highly recommended to grab the GOG version. Or wait until it's on sale (probably this Christmas).


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#12 GSDFan

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:12 PM

At one point GOG offered free versions of some games if you had them in Steam through GOG connect. I grabbed what I had, just never played any of them.




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