Fallout 3 - Birth Bug

#1 Posted by HarkinNecro (99 posts) -

Dear one and all,

Sorry to disturb you all but I thought I would reinstall fallout 3 the other day. Unfortunately it's run into a problem.

Right at the beginning when you are born, I choose whether i'm a boy or girl, and the doctor in front of me moves away. I can then cry and my mother says effectivily aww. Unfortunately then the game goes no further. I can still cry and the hospital noises are still around but thats it. The game doesn't continue.

I've tried looking around the net and noted that a few other people have had the same issue but no one has replied with a decent answer other than downloading some mod that will skip the whole beginning. I really don't want to skip the beginning and would like the full fallout experience.

if anyone could help with this I would be most greatful.



PS - I have patched the game to its most current edition

#2 Posted by Quipido (864 posts) -

Hey, I never played F3 on a PC, but I found this on the internet (which is a web destination):

"Delete all the files in your my documents/my games/fallout 3 folder and start the fallout 3 launch menu. It'll tell you its going to detect settings for your computer. Accept them, DON'T CHANGE THEM AT ALL, and just hit play.
Once you start a new game, it should work; it did for me. I think it has something to do with altering the suggested settings."

Hope it helps.

#3 Posted by TwoLines (3178 posts) -

It's part of the game, you have to wait 18 years untill you can exit the vault.
It's real time.

#4 Posted by HarkinNecro (99 posts) -

Nope still having the same problem :(

#5 Posted by Maxynator (185 posts) -

Try command console to move yourself to another stage in the mission, its complex but relatively easy if you know how to do it.
Do you have the PC version?

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.