So some of you may have seen this coming, but much like Oblivion, Fallout 3 will lock up from time to time. Check out Xbox Evolved's article for a solution to this really annoying problem.
Is this game bug ridden on every platform?
Some not as bad as others.
does not lock up neither did oblivion even though ps3 looked sharper than the 360 did i cant c y developers just cant make games so everyone can enjoy a freezing lock up game so everyone can enjoy the same experience and quality
PC is fine. So far.
You look kinda dumb now that we learned that the 360 version locks up eh?... MAJORLOL
Lockups are usually the first sign of failing hardware of your 360. I'd happily play a slightly more inferior version than one that can ruin your machine and then you have to wait a couple weeks.
Fallout 3 bugs, Fable II glitches, Bioshock PS3 BigdaddyTextures/1080pWhiteBar s, can't anybody make a complete game anymore without patching it a month down the road??? I miss the PS2 days when devs were forced to have the game bugless since they couldnt release patches.
Forget the PS2 days I miss the SNES days when things were completely bugless..
Heh, SNES games weren't completely bug free either. No games are, but it seems this gen (due to harddrives and online) are plagued with real game ruining glitches because they can get the product out on time and patch later.
Some games still had a couple.. But some were actually fun! I remember playing WWF RAW on SNES and there was some CRAZY / FUNNY AS HELL bug but it required 2 players. When somebody would grab a player, the other player had to go out of the ring and pick up a chair and do a small hit on the player that was still grabbing. He fell down, but the computer that was grabbing him was somehow STILL grabbing the player that fell down. So that player had to go up on the ropes and the other player that hit him with the chair just had to run into him to make him fall OFF the ring. At that moment there was a GREY Textured guy that looked like SGT Slaughter (Old school Hulk Hogan enemy) that appeared OUT OF NOWHERE and started smacking people in the face LOL!!!! I wonder if somebody else ever saw this bug, but man that was hilarious. On a second note (I know my post is long) EA Sports bugs are just SO FUNNY sometimes, I played NHL09 and yesterday night I just lobbed the puck at the goaltender, he grabbed it for a second and then i poke checked him and I scored. When the Celebration Cut-scene appeared, The Goaltender jumped in my player's arms ROFL!!!! Can you imagine celebrating an other team's goal? I laughed for 10 minutes straight.
For PC tweaking. Go to the ini files inside the user folder then double the amount of ram available. Everything runs even smoother with less streaming if you do try to find loading faults like i did. Also, double the cell buffer thing. I basically copied how to tweak Oblivion.
It will be on every single game, because every single game was shipped out of the same place. This happens in Oblivion also, but this isnt a very serious bug. My gf has been playing the game the past 2 weeks and it happened to her twice. It has happened to me once. In total we have played for over 60 hours (I know were losers).
Yea, I'm having problems with Fable 2 laggin and locking up from time to time. Good tips.
I've had all kinds of cache problems with various games, the worst being when I had to reformat the hdd and start over to play through Dead Rising. Yes I tried clearing the cache and deleting my gamesave, I actually had to format the hdd to go outside in Dead Rising again. Im glad im not playing games on the 360 anymore.
Someone let IGN know they should deduct .2 from the 360 review. Issues aplenty for both! On a serious note: This is becoming more and more common, which is disheartening to say the least. I remember the days when you could buy a game on Day 1 at it worked as expected. Memories...
that was when Game developers were interested in making a good game/........not maximising profits for themselves.....
but I remember even small games on the nes that had major bugs.
I called it first that Fallout was going to bugged and broken on all platforms. Bethesda has a track record to keep and it seems I was right on the money. I wouldn't be to mad about it you all only paid 10 bucks for the game, the other fifty was paid for the hype.
screw this game, it offers hardly anything new and is basically an oblivion expansion. With all these good games coming out theres always a better buy. Fable2 > fallout3
Is this another fake bug article? Does the "lock up" occur when you hit the pause button?
mine is locking up every time I play it now.
Well with a game this big, there is bound to be issues, and it rarely happens. It happens randomly it seems dimeford. My girlfriend was playing it a week ago when I first got it and it locked up when she was going across a river. Then it locked up on her when she was fighting mutants. It locked up on me right when I was finishing a side quest. I was pretty pissed. There is no correlation and it has nothing to do with the pausing the game. Besides that, it is an awesome game and while it does have a lot of similarities compared to Oblivion, it is still an incredible game in its own right with plenty of new aspects. Also I think IGN talks about the lockup..the only reason I cant see giving the game a perfect 10 besides a few spots where the visuals are murky and the game gets to dark is the bugs.
I was just being sarcastic. Some other article on the front page is like, "WARNING - THE GAME ENDS!!!!" I expected some hiccups with this game - it seems like the more freedom a game has, the greater the possibility of bugs. All I'm going to say in the game's defense is: if you think this was buggy, play Fallout 1 or 2 without patching them.
Quite Simple(just like the BoTs) Buy this Game for your PS3 No lock ups Here Thy Silly Little BoTs
Correct,the superior Ps3 version should be purchased by those wishing to enjoy Fallout 3
of course this game has bugs. it's bugsthesda.
I agree.My copy of Oblivion is still getting patches to this day and its still buggy like a mofo.I've even lost save files because of the patches
Locking Up i don't think so my game is running smoothly with sharp graphics and i can't say the same for ps3 i'm hearing its got loads of bugs,tearing,lag,and so on.
The Xbox 360 can not handle Fallout 3,thus the reason for the lock-up
But hey, at least those glitches look better on the 360! Bethesda is keeping up with their infamous history. Too many games out for people to settle with this. Buy used after the patches. Like Socom. This crap needs to end like... now. SERIOUS LOL @ the people who are settling with the best version of the game freezing glitches. lol.
lol careful what you say about GOTY! /s
I guess when you're at the point of writing articles about how NOT to break the game ... there is a problem. Just how much more advanced are Western/European developers versus the Far East? Better question is how more advanced is Easter QA versus Western QA!
Beta's sell. Developers just iron out the bugs later, at their own free time. Its having their cake, and eating it too. You would do the same if you were just trying to turn a profit w/o quality control.
actually blademask ... you are right. If I were a publisher looking to maximize on sales, I would do it too. If it means sell an additional 100,000 copies today and not 15,000 next month when the title can be cannibalized by other software ... heck ya. Metallica quote ... "Sad but True" bubbles up ...
The smell of jealousy is intoxicating; oh, it smells so fine, like fresh flowers, or cerulean sheets of sunny sweet sky. Alas, what can be better than sipping fine wine, or eating apple pie, or dare I say watching fanboys cloak themselves beneath warm, moldy blankets of false comfort. Is there anything more sacred than hypocrisy? Its who we are, what makes us sing, or dream, or even adopt the very argument we formerly disregarded... I talk, of course, about graphics. To the heathens above, please drop the act. Glitches are commonplace among all video game titles, be it widespread or confined just to the pimply kid with "bad luck" glasses. Did not the earlier reviews already speak of this, claiming it instead to be minor and insignificant? Hence, so what if a FEW people suffer from an unfortunately glitched out copy? Is this not indicative of the gaming experience at large, you fools? I plan, no doubt like many others, to purchase the esteemed (and critically favored) 360 version of Fallout. In this sole respect, I treat myself to a better, more rewarding experience of Fallout. In the event, of course, that a freak occurrence manages to ensnare my not-once-broken-Xbox, than I will be at severe loss in comparison with other gamers, both Xbox and Ps users collectively. In other words, let us keep in mind that 1) the extent of Fallout's glitch problem is unknown/undocumented, thus impossible to verify whether or not a specific console is to blame; 2) Bearing the first principle in mind, all console owners are potentially susceptible to the same risks, until solid documentation is provided linking whatever console to the problem. To conclude, keep crying suckers. One of us lucked out, with regards to our purchase of console(s)... there will always be winners and losers, and those who neither win nor lose because their too busy having fun. Don't take it personally.
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My PS3 doesnt lock up but it freezes and unfreezes and Ive found the problem and its an easy fix, whenever a friend signs on the game stops until the name vanishes from the corner of your screen. Basically the fix is to turn of the "friends sign on notification". EDIT: just notice its not really a freezing problem because the game goes into a pause mode. I just noticed the screen fades when your friends sign on, but again if you want to stop this just un-select when your friends are signed on.
If it locks why did IGN rate it 9.6 Now technical issues like that should lose some points. Hell they took out some points from Uncharted for screen tearing and pop ins.
Didn't you know: "Glitches are commonplace among all video game titles" Some are just treated differently when it comes to reviews.
when those minor glitches are swamped under what is otherwise a perfect (or near perfect) game, partiality is in fact warranted. Uncharted, for all its cunning, was not perfect in any respect; therefore the majority of its score was rated down based on how well the character interaction, game play mechanics, etc. jelled with the reviewer. With Fallout, in particular, some have criticized its lack of stellar presentation; this would naturally include graphics, glitches, etc. Of course, the counterargument is: who cares? Fallout has consistently been heralded for its amazing story, and game play mechanics, not to mention its inclusive atmosphere, which other games have yet to match. As such, it is in my opinion that the good severely outweighed the bad, and thus the bad aspects were not seriously taken into account. But sure... I like the all reviewers suck argument better... except, of course, when they happen to agree with your opinion (in which case they wouldn't suck temporarily).
When did lock up start being considered a 'minor glitch'? Used to be something that required a restart was a 'major glitch', and possibly a gamebreaker. Fallout perfect or near perfect? Hardly. More opinion being passed off as fact.
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