Fix: Fallout 3 Not Launching Issue on Epic Games Launcher

The action role-playing game Fallout 3 is the third major installment in the Fallout Series. The game was created by Bethesda Game Studios and released by Bethesda Softworks. It is the first game Bethesda has made after obtaining the franchise’s license from Interplay Entertainment. 

Since its launch, it has received many many positive reviews and everyone has enjoyed the game due to the gameplay it has and also loved the story of the game. You can play this game on different platforms like Microsoft Windows, Xbox 1, Xbox Cloud gaming, Xbox 360, and PS3. 

However, like other video games, some users are facing issues with this also. They are reporting that they are facing a not launching issue with Fallout 3 on Epic Game Launcher. If you are also facing this issue and searching for the fixes, then don’t worry your search ends here. We are here with a troubleshooting guide in which we have shared different methods by which you can solve the issue. Make sure you follow every method to solve the problem. 

Why Fallout 3 is not launching on Epic Games Launcher?

There are many reasons why you are facing the not launching issue with Fallout 3. A few reasons are mentioned below:

  • Your PC does not meet the minimum and required requirements of the game.
  • Your internet connection is not working properly. 
  • You have not updated your Windows or Graphic drivers. 
  • You are not having sufficient storage in your device. 
  • Your game is not updated.
  • In the game, there are corrupted files.
  • There is any hardware issue

How to fix the Fallout 3 Not Launching Issue on Epic Games Launcher

1. Check the Minimum Requirements 

To run the game, you must check the system requirements. The system requirements tell us whether we will be able to play the game on our device or not. So, check the minimum and required system requirements of the game given below.

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Minimum System Requirements 

  • Operating system: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or equivalent processor
  • Memory: 1 GB (XP)/ 2 GB (Vista)
  • Sound: DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Controller support: Xbox 360 controller
  • Hard disk space: 7 GB

Recommended System Requirements 

  • Operating system: Windows XP/Vista
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo processor
  • Memory: 2 GB System RAM
  • Sound: DirectX®: 9.0c
  • Controller support: Xbox 360 controller
  • Hard disk space: 7 GB

2. Check your Internet Connection 

If you have checked the system requirements and your device has all of them, then the next thing you can do to resolve the problem is by checking your Internet Connection. To run the game, you should have a good internet connection. 

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We will suggest you check your internet speed with an internet speed tester. There are many websites available, where you can do an internet speed test. The game requires a high-speed internet connection. So, make sure your internet connection is stable. If it is unstable or the internet speed is low, then try to fix it by switching to another network connection or restarting the router. 

3. Update the Graphic Driver

To run the game without any problem, your graphic driver should be up to date. Sometimes, we forget to update the graphic driver which created issues in running the game. If you have also not updated the graphic driver, then first of all update it with the help of the following steps. 

  • Go to the Start menu. 
  • Search “Device Manager” in the search bar. 
  • To will see a display option on the screen. Click on it and double-click to expand it. 
  • Right-click on your Graphic Driver. 
  • Now, you will be able to see an Update driver option, click on it. 
  • To complete the update, follow the on-screen instructions. 
  • After, the update gets complete, restart the device. 

4. Run the game as an Administrator 

If you have updated the Graphic Driver, and still you are not able to run the game, then we will suggest you run the game in administrator mode. When you run a game in the administrator mode, then it gives all the necessary authority required to run the game properly. So, if you are facing any issues with the game, try running it in administrator mode to resolve it. For this, follow the steps given below.

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  • Select the Fallout 3 game application file which you use to start the game. 
  • Right-click on it. After that, click on the “Run as Administrator” option, available on your screen. 

If you can run the game properly after doing this, then you should do this setting permanently, so that you do not need to follow the same step every time you open the game. To make this setting permanent, you have to follow the steps given below.

  • Right-click on the Fallout 3 game file. 
  • Click on Properties.
  • Go to Compatibility Tab. 
  • Check mark the Run this program as an administrator. 
  • Click on the Apply option and then click on OK. 

5. Verify the Integrity of the game files

One of the reasons you are facing a not launching issue is due to any corrupted files or missing files in the game. But you need not worry. The Epic Games Launcher comes with a feature that will help to check and repair the game files. For this, you need to follow the steps mentioned below.

  • Go to Start Menu. 
  • In the search bar, search “Epic Game Launcher”.
  • Select the best relevant result.
  • Go to the Library. 
  • Select the Fallout 3 game. 
  • Click on the three dots that you will see on the screen. 
  • A Verify option will appear, click on it. After that, wait for the process to get complete. 
  • Once the process is completed, check whether you can run the game or not. 

6. Disable Antivirus Software

Another reason you are facing the not launching issue is due to antivirus apps. Antivirus software cause conflicts with the file of the game. Many users have tried disabling the antivirus software and by this, they were able to resolve the issue. So, we will suggest you try disabling the antivirus software to resolve the not launching issue.

7. Check for Windows Update

You might be facing the problem due to not having the latest version of Windows. Users are reporting that when they were using the old version of Windows, they were facing problems with the game. But when they update the Windows, they are not facing any issues with the game. Therefore, we will suggest you check for a Windows update and if it is available, then update it. To update the Windows, you need to follow the steps given below.

  • Go to the Settings on the PC
  • On the left pane of the screen, you will see Windows Update, click it.
  • Click on Check for Updates.
  • If an update is available, click on the download now button to download the latest version of Windows.
  • Once Windows gets updated, check whether your issue is solved or not.

8. Update the game

The next thing you can do to resolve the issue is to check for the update available for the game. If any update is available for the game, update it. Because there are some issues that are faced by everyone and the developers fix it when they come to know about them. After those issues are solved, they push updates, so that it can be resolved for everyone. You can update the game by following the steps given below. 

  • Go to the Start Menu.
  • In the search bar, search for the Epic Game Launcher.
  • Open the app and then go to the library.
  • Select the Fallout 3 game and right-click on it.
  • You will see an option “Update”.
  • Download the update.
  • Once the game gets updated, restart the game and check whether the issue is solved or not.

9. Reset the game

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You can try resolving the issue by resetting the game from the PC by following the steps given below.

  • Go to the Settings
  • On the left pane of the screen, click on Apps.
  • Click on the Apps and Features option.
  • Search for “Fallout 3” and select it.
  • On the left of the screen, you will see three dots. Click on it.
  • Select the Advance option
  • Click on the Reset option.
  • After doing this, check whether your issue is solved or not.

10. Check the Server Outages

It happens sometimes that there is some server outage from the game’s end due to which users are facing issues. So, we will suggest you check whether all the servers are up or not. To check this, you visit the game website or any third-party websites. Some users have reported that they were not able to run the game as the server was down and after some time, they were able to run the game. 

So, we will suggest you check whether the server is down or not. If there is a problem from the game’s end, then the only thing you can do is wait for some time. Keep checking the server page and also wait for the official announcement. Once they fix the issue, you will be able to run Fallout 3 without any problem.

11. Remove Background running apps

You might be facing this issue because in the background many apps are running on your PC. We will suggest you close Fallout 3 and other apps running from the Task Manager. Follow the given steps, to close the background apps.

  • Press Ctrl + Alt+ Delete key. 
  • Click on Task manager
  • Click on More Details to see all the processes. 
  • For those apps that are not necessary to run in the background, select it. 
  • Right-click on that and then click on End task. 
  • Do the same for game processes also that are running in the background. 
  • After this, check whether you are able to run the game or not. 

12. Reinstall the game

Even after following all the steps, if you are not able to run Fallout 3 then we will suggest you reinstall the game. A few users have tried this and were able to solve the issue as they got new game files after this. You need to first uninstall the game and also delete all the game files from your PC. After that, wait for some time and reinstall the game. By doing so, you will be able to run the game without any issues. 

Conclusion 

By following the mentioned methods you will be able to run Fallout 3. We have also mentioned the reasons why you are facing the not launching issue. If you have solved this problem by using any other method, then do share it with us in the comment section below. And also tell us whether were you able to solve the problem by the mentioned methods or not. 

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