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 Post subject: Fallout New Vegas install....solved
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:58 am 
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Put simply it won't install.

I installed Fallout 3 then tried to install the new expansion and it says I don't have the original game and that it must be activated, it is installed. There is no activation that I can find in Fallout 3. The new expansion uses Steam as DRM...should have read closer and I would have never bought this damn thing. Now I know why people pirate games! :evil:

Anyone have this game and know the procedure of installing it?

Thanks in advance,

Nasty


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout New Vegas install
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:47 am 
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New Vegas is not an expansion on FO3 ... it is packaged as a completely new game.


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout New Vegas install
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:16 pm 
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Jipstyle wrote:
New Vegas is not an expansion on FO3 ... it is packaged as a completely new game.

That just makes his question even weirder.


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout New Vegas install
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:32 pm 
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OK, if it is a complete full game why do I have to have the previous game installed...I get a pop-up stating so, from there it refuses to install.

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 Post subject: Re: Fallout New Vegas install
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:48 pm 
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I've no idea.

I downloaded and installed my copy through Steam .. FO3 is not currently installed on my PC.


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout New Vegas install
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:13 pm 
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My copy is retail.

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 Post subject: Re: Fallout New Vegas install
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:40 pm 
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This link might help?


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout New Vegas install
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:03 pm 
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No Jip it didn't help. The damn game keeps wanting a previous game installed before it will go any further. I am at a loss as what to do and since I opened the package I can't get my money back. If this is what gaming drm is going to be in the future a lot of people are going to go to golf.

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 Post subject: Re: Fallout New Vegas install
PostPosted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:27 pm 
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Sounds like a corrupt install. Completely uninstall the game. Then go into your registry and search for anything related to Fallout and delete it. Once you are done that reboot your system and then try reinstalling the game. Might want to try turning off your antivirus when doing the install as well just in case it tries to block something.


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout New Vegas install
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 5:03 am 
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Phosphorous had the right idea. I uninstalled everything Fallout, went in the registry and deleted any entries I found pointing to Fallout anything. Now the game installed and runs just fine.

Thanks again for all the interest and help guys!

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 Post subject: Re: Fallout New Vegas install....solved
PostPosted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:33 pm 
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Hooray! Glad to hear it. Enjoy the game! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Fallout New Vegas install
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:37 pm 
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Nastyman wrote:
Phosphorous had the right idea. I uninstalled everything Fallout, went in the registry and deleted any entries I found pointing to Fallout anything. Now the game installed and runs just fine.

Thanks again for all the interest and help guys!

Nasty


No problemo bro, glad it all worked out.


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