Fallout 3 did crash - but not that often. When it crashed, it totally crashed. I couldnt reset the PS3 - had to turn it off at the wall. I would've hoped that they sorted it out for the GOTY edition but don't know.
I would not let that put you off buying this game though. It is brilliant. I played it for over 100 hours and did not get bored at all - there's so much to explore and discover. I've not put that much time into a game since Final Fantasy VII. My one complaint was that the story ended rather abruptly - but this new GOTY edition takes care fo that
I wouldn't bother buying it until they patch it, if they don't it's not worth it. They cannot have tested this game, it's awful, it crashes every half an hour at least (on a brand new slim). Massive disappointment, could have been so good!
To be honest and fair, i think it is down to a bit of luck and how long you have been playing it for. I have had a few crashes, annoying but the game autosaves often and for me you only need to reset the console. It is a very small negative aspect for the game and should not be considered to be a reason not to buy it. BUY IT! More than worth it.
Yah, its always a brand new slim every time i hear complaints about Falloutīs crashing problems! One good advice: after 10 consecutive hours of gaming, please take a short brake, youīr doin no good to you nor to your console! I got the 40GB version and had never ever crashing issues with any game i played! And I am convinced that this is because i play max. 10 hours a week! So dear NERDS, pleas try to preserve your hardware first and complain secound!!
(PS: please apologize my bad english, I am from Austria.... but contrawise, let me read what you try to fabricate in german ;)
After my experience with Oblivion GOTY edition I would buy the Fallout 3 Collector's Edition (the metal lunch box), it's available quite cheap now, or if you want to save even more money just get the standard edition. This should have far fewer crashing problems than GOTY edition.
I have the Collector's Edition, it comes with a good booklet and 'Making Of' DVD, as well as a rather nice Bobble Head (as seen in the game!) I will buy the GOTY edition but will be keeping my Collector's Edition as I fully expect the GOTY edition to be buggy. I will also be starting a new game on GOTY as it's been a while since I completed the standard game.
If the DLC proves to be too buggy and there's no patch within a few months then I'll probably just sell the GOTY edition and stick to the less-buggy standard version. When I played it I experienced only a handful of freezes.
fallout 3 was one of my favourite games EVER and i have been waiting so long to get the GOTY editon - are you guys actually saying that the bugs are so bad that i shouldnt buy it? i mean is it really that bad???
I got this game yesterday, I've experienced at least a couple moments of slowdown. About three crashes, forcing me to hard reset. You have to remember to save constantly if you aren't somewhere with rooms (as the autosave won't kick in). It's a huge flaw and pain the ass, I still say buy it though. It's only Ģ19.99, all the DLC alone is meant to be Ģ40.
I played Fallout 3 for 50+ hours and it stalled my PS3 80GB only one time.
And S. A. Watt: "had to turn it off at the wall" ... If your PS3 wonīt turn of because itīs completely stalled, just hold your finger on the on/off-sensor for 8 seconds, no need to pull the plug.
GotY-Ed. for just over 20 Pounds? Thatīs one hell off a deal, the 5 downloads are nearly double that and you donīt get the game with it! No idea whatīs the idea behind that pricing ... who would download addons if he gets the game + 5 addons for less than the price of 3 downloaded addons that in addition you cannot sell again like the disc??? I sold my Fallout 3 for 15 Pounds and got the GotY, so for me 5 addons for the price of 1. ;))))
Pah!!..There are way to many complaints about the GOTY edition for it to be an end user problem. Just because YOU dont have problems , doesnt mean there isn't one. I get these problems within minites of powering up my PS3 and starting a new game. I'm now going to ask amazon for a refund, because every damn time I try to play any of the addons , I get these lock ups. The game itself looks great and I loved the original fallout 3, had NO problems at all(so dont tell me its because Ive had my ps3 on for too long, ive played 10 hour sessions regularly on many games on the PS3 and had never ever had this problem, and still don' with OTHER games.). No, its down to poor testing by bethesda and rushing a game out before problems have been ironed out.
I got the goty edition (for the download content only)for Christmas having completed the original ... but am putting off starting the game as I can't seem to be able to see my old saves files... does anyone else in the UK have this problem? and are there any cures ?
Im playing this on a 40gb old-style ps3 and have had some problems but for Ģ20 and an amazing game its worth persevering. I've had trouble with slow-down, some freezing in VATS mode and the odd restart-necessitating crash, and crashes in specific parts of the game. It's up for debate whether this is caused by the add on programming clashing with the original game world, whether it becomes more frequent the larger your save file becomes over time as your character has more impact on the game world, or whether its hardware conflicts. The best rationale I've heard is that the game has problems clearing its memory cache, so a backlog of memory built up over playtime causes stalls and stops progression in some game areas. The solution that seems to work the most is saving as close as possible to where a common freeze occurs then turn off the console and reload, so the game section loads cleanly without that backlog of data. Doing that every couple of hours seems to help with general lag/freeze problems too. The game is still fantastic regardless
Snarf. Yes, I think you are correct. Unbounded arrays that are not cleared maybe, over time these build up and use up available memory. The addons seem to push it over the limit. They are much more stable if played earlier on in the game. I've found certain areas are especially prone to problems. I'll list them. Broken steel. Adams air force base, especially in the hangars you go through where the deathclaws are. Point lookout. The boardwalk, where that lady trader lives and up to the hotel where you get the chinese spy mission. The Pitt. The area where you first enter the pitt itself and up to the mill and that general area. Operation anchorage. The base where you go after blowing up the big guns. Mothership alpha. no specific areas, this is the most stable addon for me. General glitches in the main game , especially where there are a lot of NPC's in open areas(rather than in the towns and citys).
I do get problems elsewhere but the above seem to be particularly bad. and your solution of saving and reloading every hour or so does definatly help a bit. Yes it is a fantastic game...but rather ruined for me because of the problems. Although since my last rant, I've started a new game from scratch, rather than using a save from the old one and it's definatly improved enough to be just about playable for me now.
I read on another forum that the issue may be related to the fact you have discovered the jefferson memorial before the quest sends you too it. I think this, as unlikely as it sounds, could well be the issue as my game was fine up until I completed that particular quest, now it does freeze after about an hour of game play, particularly annoying if it does this during an autosave
I heared that there is a way to fix! Deinstall the "normal" Fallout Game (not the Savegame!) and install then the GOTY Edition and then it should run! i dont have the GOTY Edition so i cant try it by myself. I hope someone can try and left a feedback? i have the information of an german forum...