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Old 04-27-2009, 01:42 AM   #1
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Installed but not installed?

OK so I've been waiting to buy fallout 3 until the GOTY or something comes out but I've got a week off work with nothing to do so I fought what the hell I'll get it now.

So I buy it / download it fine, but when I go to open it ( either through steam or dir. exe ) it comes up with the fallout 3 splash screen with: Install, Options, Data Files ( both Options and Data Files are faded out ), Tech Support and Exit.

Now whenever I click install I get a error message saying: " Fallout 3 does not appear to be installed and the installer could not be found. Try exploring to your DVD-ROM drive and selecting setup.exe to install the game. "
I've check in the install dir. it seems everything is there except the setup.exe. I've check the integrity of the game cache and deleted and re-downloaded a few time but nothing changes.

Heres my Specs: vista x64 ultimate
Intel X9650
4GB ram
280gtx

All up to date driver wise, so any help from anyone would be great thanks.
 
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:22 AM   #2
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restart steam and try again.
If it doesn't work now, right click Fallout3>properties>Local File Tab>Verify integrity of game cache..
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Old 04-27-2009, 05:54 AM   #3
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Tryed both, no luck. Thanks for your help though.

Anything else you might think of let me know please....I really want to play the game now that I have it.
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Old 04-27-2009, 06:14 AM   #4
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Whoop never mind fixed it. In case anyone else has this problem just make a backup > delete local content > reinstall from the backup ( don't download it ).
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:42 AM   #5
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must admit had the same error, so registered on the forum to post to assist (but had to wait for verification to post lol)

my issue creating that same error " Fallout 3 does not appear to be installed and the installer could not be found. Try exploring to your DVD-ROM drive and selecting setup.exe to install the game." appeared to be .net framework related... i downloaded the latest from windows update and everything worked fine following a straight reinstall

glad its working for you thou Onyx52; I'm finding it fun if tinged with the sudden realisation that i really do need a better computer hehe
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Old 05-26-2010, 04:31 PM   #6
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Steam fails so much.
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:40 AM   #7
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I apologize for bumping such an old thread, but I ran into this issue trying to get Fallout 3 GotY working just the other day. None of the suggestions mentioned here worked for me, so I figured I'd add some info on how I got it to work.

I had seen another thread that suggested running as admin was supposed to fix it, but what I had to do was go hunt down the .exe files for Steam, Fallout 3, [I]and[/I ]the Fallout 3 launcher, and set all of these to run as admin -- just selecting "Run as Admin" when opening Steam from the Start Menu or whatever wasn't sufficient. Once I did this, the correct launcher screen appeared (the one with a "Play" option instead of an "Install" option that gave me the "Fallout 3 does not appear to be installed and the installer could not be found" message) and I was able to play.

For what it's worth, I'm on 64-bit Vista, and I have Steam and steamapps located on an external hard drive, not in C:\Program Files (x86)\.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:17 PM   #8
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im late on this I know but its been four days tryna get it fix but it wont work
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