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#1 Keen7981

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 09:25 PM

Greetings,

 

Allow me to apologize in advance if this turns out to be a common problem.  I did not search the forums beforehand because I was honestly not sure what to search for.  My issue is happening just after leaving Vault 101 for the first time.  If I stay near the little wood door to the cave or even go a little ways down the path, everything is fine.  I get all my mod and dlc popups.  I am using the Ties That Bind mod and the scripted event happens correctly.  But as soon as I get too far away from Vault 101 and the distance is random, sometimes it is the end of the path and sometimes I can get a little ways down the road, a myriad of issues start.

I can no longer use my pipboy (pipboy readius) as it gets replaced with the missing texture exclamation point, even though it was working fine before.  My weapon makes no sound when fired, but the casing falling on the ground still makes a sound.  I can't use the menus anymore, pressing escape no longer does anything, and while I can bring up the console and type in it the commands no longer do anything.

 

I am honestly at a loss for where to even start troubleshooting this.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I will leave my load order below, if any other information is needed please to not hesitate to ask.

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Keen7981

 

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#2 Kelmych

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 12:41 PM

When the PC leaves Vault 101 the game engine needs to do a lot of processing to get the surrounding area setup. If it gets overwhelmed it is common to see the kinds of problems you mentioned. You didn't mention the stats of your system; these matter a lot when you have added mods that add to this processing load when leaving the vault. Did you wait a little bit of time near the vault before moving toward Megaton This often helps at least a little.

 

You might find some useful information in the FO3 guide on the STEP site (see my signature clock).



#3 Keen7981

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 03:16 PM

Greetings Kelmych,

 

Thanks again for the quick response.  I did wait for a minute or two before moving as I was looking stuff up on my other monitor.  Should I give it longer than that?  I don't remember this being a problem when I played years ago on a much worse pc.

At any rate, here are my specs..

 

Intel Core 17-6700k @ 4 GHz

GeForce GTX 1070 with 8 GB of VRAM

16 GB of RAM

Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Both the game and all the utilities I am using for it are installed to an HDD (Not enough room on my SSD).

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#4 Keen7981

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 08:38 PM

Greetings,

 

Quick follow up.  I left the Lone Wanderer outside Vault 101 for about 20-30 minutes while I went and grabbed some food, no change.  Out of curiosity I decided to go to Megaton and I found a lot more than my pipboy are missing textures or at the very least are replaced by the exclamation point at some point during loading.  The terrain, every npc in Megaton, etc.  I was able to load into Megaton (sort of), which surprised me though.


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#5 Keen7981

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Posted 09 June 2019 - 01:24 AM

Greetings,

 

Sorry for three posts right in a row, but I wanted to say that I believe I have fixed the problem.  I disabled all my mods and reactivated them one by one, deleting mods that I didn't really have an interest in as I went.  I ended up getting rid of about 50 mods.  Although I am only a few minutes into the game, it appears to be working now.  I don't know what exactly was causing it, perhaps system stress, but it looks like I will get to actually play which is the end result.  Thanks again for your time and help.


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