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Rumor: Fallout 3 Patch Causing Freezing, Save Data Issues

If we understand the concept of a patch correctly, it's supposed to fix things, correct? And while the new Fallout 3 patch is certainly designed to do just that, it may come with a nasty side-effect for some gamers...

According to The Gaming Vault, the current rumor is that the Fallout 3 1.10 patch, while it does fix certain bugs and glitches, may also mess with your save data. Some people have apparently reported missing items in their inventory (and that includes crucial items required to advance the plot of the game), and PS3 owners are claiming the game is now more prone to freezing after loading particular areas. Other saving issues may pop up as well and it may affect old save files, although nobody can confirm if this is a widespread issue. The most common problems apparently center on freezing, and if you think you've got a screwy patch, the only way to fix it is to delete the patch from the "Game Data Utility." Then just start the game without installing the patch and you should be good to go. We hope this hasn't hit any of you, and if it's a larger than expected problem, we have to assume the developers will issue another patch that won't nail your save data.

For the most part, patches and updates don't cause problems with games; we've seen some e-mails from concerned readers, asking if they should ever risk downloading them. Well, sometimes you need them and many times, they really help. You just have to take the bad with the good and fortunately, there's a whole lot more good than bad these days.

Related Game(s): Fallout 3

1/13/2009 John Shepard

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Qubex
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 10:05:29 PM
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Not that surprised, we will see more of this...

Q!

"i Am HoMe"

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 11:17:58 PM
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Well Fallout 3 is just inherently glitchy as hell already, but I forgive every damn bit of it for how good that game is.

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potato
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:16:33 AM
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Ok im gonna betray myself and post another ocmment but that's cause i love fallout 3 and i dont want any sh** happening to anyone.

Before instaling the patch ive backup my saved files into a memory stick and then i installed the patch when i saw that it screwed up my game i deleted my patch and reput my old version from my memory card and im good to go now.

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Jizmack
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:35:19 AM
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Why do you Always say

" Q!

"i Am HoMe""

because if your talking about playstation home its already here man let it go lol. And Fallout 3 isn't that great it deserves 4/5 stars for me.
1 star for story.
1 star for blowing the hell outa everybody.
1 star for cusomization.
1/2 a star for graphics
1/2 a star for not being a bad port.

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Advent Child
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:56:49 AM

Its his signature

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 1:01:52 AM

It's not a port, furthermore his sig used to read "all roads lead to home" and now it says he is home, get it?

Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 1/14/2009 1:02:54 AM

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PS3_Wizard
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 8:36:58 AM

Why the hell does it matter what his sig says? Why don't YOU let it go...

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 7:13:04 AM
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Bethesda really love the PS3, don't they?

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Orvisman
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:07:27 AM

Well... At E3 Bethesda members were on a videotape raving how powerful the PS3 is. Then they go and give exclusive DLC for Fallout 3 to the 360. Go figure.

If I had to bet, however, expect this exlusive DLC content on the PS3 at some point, probably on retail disk at first.

I'm also betting the PS3 gets the GTA: Lost & The Damned DLC on a retail disk at some point too. Can you say loophole?

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Jed
Saturday, January 17, 2009 @ 2:13:17 AM

I wonder how many caps microsoft payed for the exclusive DLC

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pavlovic
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 8:47:38 AM
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Well, I won't download the patch until a new one is ready to go.

BTW, the patch 1.20 for COD:W@W also damage the save file for the single campaign, so if you want to play it, you shouldn't download that patch, but if you want to go online you should download it. *sigh*

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Alienange
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 9:40:11 AM
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I'd ditch this update but it's the only way to get trophies and put an end to that annoying pause when friends come online.

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Tristan
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 9:49:02 AM
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Tsk tsk tsk

For some reason, the Fallout series has always been plagued with bugs, really annoying bugs. If you have played Fallout Tactics on the PC, you'd know what I'm talking about. I just hope Bethesda would find a real fix soon (Interplay never did with Fallout Tactics).

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Kingharris
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 9:51:52 AM
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It crashed on me 6 times in 20 minutes, and the bugs in it; dont get me started..

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King James
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:00:34 AM
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Never had a problem out of mine yet.

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King James
Monday, January 19, 2009 @ 3:42:21 AM

Played Fallout 3 today. It froze up twice!!!

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Vivi_Gamer
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:47:28 AM
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since the 1.10 update ive had no troubles....

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Skatejimmy5
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 10:55:21 AM
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Thankfully, I've already got the Platinum trophy, so I don't think I should play much more of Fallout 3 for a while.

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Deleted User
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 4:27:28 PM
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Bethesda aren't reknowned for their technical wizardry. All the TES games had hosts of problems.

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BeezleDrop
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 8:36:27 PM
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When my copy of fallout3 wasn't clipping and freezing for no appearent reason I loved it. Never has a game run so poorly on my ps3.

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Jed
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 4:49:18 AM
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It ran better for me before this patch. Not it is choppy and it froze a couple of times

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JofaMang
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 9:36:35 AM
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Running Just Ducky with 1.10. No freezing, no pop ins, no pausing. I play it only on my BC-80gb, Wife plays it mostly on her launch 60gb model, and has had the same experience as me.... perfection since 1.10.

Both of our PS3s run double aftermarket fans and are cleaned regularly. the BC-80gb has had some issues with controllers dropping connection randomly, but since last firmware update have been able to reconnect without rebooting the PS3. That is a system issue that occurs in almost all games for me, not just Fallout.

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Azzriel
Thursday, January 15, 2009 @ 6:33:37 PM
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I've had almost no problems with Fallout 3. Aside from 4-5 freezes that had no pattern to them, the game has performed flawlessly. I waited untill after the patch to even stick this game in my PS3. Maybe the people with problems just need to start over, after installing the patch, and play a fresh new game. It's the only way to get all the trophies anyway since they are not retroactive.

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Etrnal
Sunday, January 18, 2009 @ 6:16:49 PM
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My fallout started freezing like crazy today. Non stop, seriously. It eventually froze up when I was gonna blast a deathclaw in the face...i was so pissed off because I got 3000caps and a bunch of items, a level up and I never saved.

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L20maxCAP
Monday, May 18, 2009 @ 6:50:37 PM
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Installed the patch and F3 still freezes up on PS3. Patch fixed nothing.

Got the platinum trophy with about 23 freeze ups here and there, all requiring power cycling, waiting 5 minutes did not work at all. NONE of the freezes related to friends coming online.



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