Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Fallout 3 GOTY Intro/Startup Freeze Issue FIX

Here is solution to permanent fix for Fallout 3 applies successfully to GOTY edition as-well

Fallout 3 is not quite old game but engine has some issues with processors that have more than 2 cores witch most of new processors have in these days. You can force the game to only use two of them and it will stop the freezing. I haven't had it freeze on end of intro once since I applied these modifications with new line to fallout3.ini file, screenshot with details is down below.


Open up the fallout.ini file using notepad witch is located: My Documents\My Games\Fallout3\Fallout3.ini

Find the line:

 

bUseThreadedAI=0

Change it to:

bUseThreadedAI=1


Add another line after it and insert:

iNumHWThreads=2

 

This will limit the game to 2 cores and prevent the engine bug from causing the game to freeze on intro.





Screenshot where fallout3.in file is located and what lines need to be added or changed
Screenshot where fallout3.in file is located and what lines need to be added or changed