Fallout 3 error fix with Windows 8.1 & Intel HD Graphics

Posted: 15 July 2015 in Tutorials and guides
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Internet is full of tutorials how to start playing Fallout 3 on Windows 8.* x64, but none of them work. There’s only one method to get it done:

1. Install the game
2. FalloutLauncher.exe – set compatibility to Windows Vista (Service Pack 1)
3. Fallout.exe – set compatibility to Windows 7
4. GDInstall.exe – set compatibility to Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
5. Install vcredist_x86 and dotnetfx3 if you have it on a CD (if not – you probably have it embedded to installation)
6. Install DirectX 9c
7. Install GWFL https://steamcommunity.com/linkfilter/?url=http://www.xbox.com/en-CA/LIVE/PC/DownloadClient
8. Download and change the files from http://www.nexusmods.com/fallout3/mods/17209/?tab=2&navtag=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nexusmods.com%2Ffallout3%2Fajax%2Fmodfiles%2F%3Fid%3D17209&pUp=1 – d3d9.dll to installation folder, and FALLOUT.ini to C:\Documents\My Games\Fallout3\
9. Change the FALLOUT.ini [Display] from C:\Documents\My Games\Fallout3 to this:

[Display]
iMaxDecalsPerFrame=10
iTexMipMapSkip=0
iWaterMultisamples=4
bTransparencyMultisampling=1
fSpecularLODStartFade=2000
fShadowLODStartFade=1000
fLightLODStartFade=3500
bDrawShadows=1
iActorShadowCountInt=6
iActorShadowCountExt=6
iShadowFilter=2
iShadowMapResolution=1024
iAdapter=0
iSize W=1920
iSize H=1080
iMultiSample=4
iMaxAnisotropy=15
iPresentInterval=1
bFull Screen=1
sD3DDDevice="(put what ever type of Graphics card you have in this space)"
[Grass]
b30GrassVS=0
fGrassStartFadeDistance=7000
[Imagespace]
iRadialBlurLevel=2
bDoDepthOfField=1
[Water]
bUseWaterRefractions=1
bUseWaterReflections=1
bForceHighDetailReflections=1
bAutoWaterSilhouetteReflections=0
bUseWaterDepth=1
bUseWaterDisplacements=1
iWaterReflectWidth=1024
iWaterReflectHeight=1024
bUseWaterReflectionBlur=1
iWaterBlurAmount=4
[TerrainManager]
fTreeLoadDistance=40000
fBlockLoadDistanceLow=50000
fSplitDistanceMult=1.5
[LOD]
fLODFadeOutMultActors=15
fLODFadeOutMultItems=15
fLODFadeOutMultObjects=15
[BlurShaderHDR]
bDoHighDynamicRange=0
[BlurShader]
bUseBlurShader=0
[Launcher]
bShowAllResolutions=1
uLastAspectRatio=3

10. In game menu – disable the AutoSave options.
11. Start the game, voila.

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