Fallout New Vegas is STILL F'd up

#1 Posted by fossas (185 posts) -

so yea. new vegas for christmas is AWESOME. I have been playing the living shit out of it. I've only got one reoccurring problem, THE FUCKING GAME LOCKING UP ON ME. its installed on to the hard drive and it has happened probably upwards of 5 or 6 times on my now within the span of 4 days. If anyone could offer some insight i would be EXTREMELY thankful and happy holidays to everyone.

#2 Posted by Gerhabio (1977 posts) -

Damn, another reason not to get this.

#3 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5730 posts) -

I would take it back and get a replacement disc, even for NV, that sounds like over kill.

#4 Posted by BaneFireLord (2958 posts) -

I'm waiting for the GOTY edition next summer or whenever it comes out to jump in.

#5 Posted by shadyspace (455 posts) -
@DanHammett said:
" so yea. new vegas for christmas is AWESOME. I have been playing the living shit out of it. I've only got one reoccurring problem, THE FUCKING GAME LOCKING UP ON ME. its installed on to the hard drive and it has happened probably upwards of 5 or 6 times on my now within the span of 4 days. If anyone could offer some insight i would be EXTREMELY thankful and happy holidays to everyone. "
Don't complain when you're the reason games get shipped in this state.
#6 Posted by PillClinton (3297 posts) -

that game's crazy janky.  i was absolutely in love with fallout 3, but put NV back on the shelf right after finishing the main story quests because i just couldn't handle the extreme jank. 

#7 Posted by MikeydCT (573 posts) -
The game use to freeze up on me after the 1st update they did when I use VATS, got that problem fixed but it still will freeze up from time to time.
#8 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -
@100_Hertz said:
" that game's crazy janky.  i was absolutely in love with fallout 3, but put NV back on the shelf right after finishing the main story quests because i just couldn't handle the extreme jank.  "
This, only I haven't even finished the main story.
#9 Posted by fossas (185 posts) -

dont get me wrong, the game is great. its just that one thing is holding me back from enjoying it even more.

#10 Posted by pweidman (2365 posts) -

Get the latest update, and clear the cache through HDD memory often.  I'm 65+ hrs in and only one freeze.  Replacing the disk could be another option I guess.  Good luck.  It's an awesome game, even incredible at times, but the bugs and glitches and freezes/long loads, all hold back it's greatness unfortunately.
#11 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -
@G3RHRT said:
" Damn, another reason not to get this on console. "
#corrections
#12 Posted by CptBedlam (4460 posts) -

Yup, I'll wait at least another year. It will still have many bugs by then but at least I will probably be able to finish it.
 
What's beyond me is the critical acclaim the game got despite that it is totally messed up technically. At least I heard no one considering it in various goty talks (or quickly dismissing it because of it's jankyness).

#13 Posted by ClaritySam (614 posts) -

Just to add another side to this debate, I've put over 80 hours into it so far and the worst bug I've seen was a giant ant stuck in a rock.  

#14 Posted by Stonyman65 (2875 posts) -

I've been playing it on the PC and I have had no problems for nearly 10 hours now.  You console guys got fucked.  The load times are also pretty fast to and I'm running on a 6 year old machine. we'll see later though. Its on the oblivion engine so you know its gonna fuck up some time. 

#15 Posted by FritzDude (2273 posts) -

Common problem with the Gamebryo Engine, but worse with Fallout New Vegas. I fixed it by deleting the system cache. Then re-downloaded the latest patch and then i havent had a crash in 10 hours or more. You should try. Remember that deleting the cache will delete all patches for all games, though you can still patch them up again of course, so no worries.

#16 Posted by Mikemcn (7028 posts) -
@Stonyman65 said:
" I've been playing it on the PC and I have had no problems for nearly 10 hours now.  You console guys got fucked.  The load times are also pretty fast to and I'm running on a 6 year old machine. we'll see later though. Its on the oblivion engine so you know its gonna fuck up some time.  "
Yea, ive only had one issue, a crash, and just before it happened everyone in the Casino simultaneously exploded, which was pretty awesome. 
#17 Posted by tunaburn (1891 posts) -
#18 Edited by TorMasturba (1089 posts) -
@DanHammett:
How old is your Xbox 360, an does this happen in your other Xbox 360 games at all?
#19 Posted by FritzDude (2273 posts) -
@tunaburn said:
"dude the game is horribly broken and yet everyone defends it. check out my thread on what happened to me and see there responses? they tell me its basically my fault!
 
 http://www.giantbomb.com/fallout-new-vegas/61-25933/your-game-file-is-corrupt-and-can-not-be-loaded/35-472704/

                   

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I can understand your frustration, but corruptions through DLC and other faults in the game is fixed by the 1.2 patch, like i wrote to you in that thread. In your case it got corrupted through crash in a middle of an autosave, which will happen with all games, though i think it's a bit odd that your manual save got corrupted aswell. And yes, it's New Vegas' fault because it crashed there. I'm not trying to defend, but to help. It helped me that i deleted my system cache and re-downloaded the patch, haven't had a crash in over 10 hours after it. I'm not saying that this will help you, but it's worth a shot. The crashes is caused by Gamebryo Engine, and if you played games with the same engine you would know that the engine is not very reliable, since it's so random what causes the problems. Some can get away with no crashes, while others every hour. It's unfortunate that this game got shitstormed with problems etc, because it's really a good game beneathall of it.
#20 Posted by Everyones_A_Critic (6311 posts) -

I too got the game for Christmas, on 360. I'm 12 hours in and haven't had a single lock up. I'm running it from the hard drive and have downloaded the update, and the only glitch I've had thus far is a Lakelurk that didn't seem to want to die after I had drained its health in VATS. The framerate stuttered in spots but thus far it's been a pretty awesome experience. I've gotten to the end of the story missions (I plowed through the Caesar missions) and am now doing the fuckload of side quests that I've racked up so far in my playthrough. I don't know if taking the disc back to the store would be effective since it's running from your HDD and still locking up on you.

#21 Posted by fossas (185 posts) -
@pweidman: when did that patch come out? ive only updated it once and that was on the 25th of december.
#22 Posted by fossas (185 posts) -
@TorMasturba: my 360 is from about 2 years ago, ive never red ringed and its basically only happened with fallout 3 and new vegas.
#23 Posted by ClamFTW (42 posts) -
@DanHammett said:
" so yea. new vegas for christmas is AWESOME. I have been playing the living shit out of it. I've only got one reoccurring problem, THE FUCKING GAME LOCKING UP ON ME. its installed on to the hard drive and it has happened probably upwards of 5 or 6 times on my now within the span of 4 days. If anyone could offer some insight i would be EXTREMELY thankful and happy holidays to everyone. "
Anything in particular that seems to be triggering the crashes, or are they completely random?  The only game breaking bugs I ran into on the 360 version were when my companions wouldn't follow me out of a dungeon, so I'd have to backtrack and basically "nudge" them out. 
#24 Edited by pweidman (2365 posts) -
@DanHammett:
It(the 1.2 big one)came out before that so you're good.  But like I said, delete the cache from your HDD often.  Yes you have to redownload the patch, but it only takes a minute, and the game runs sooo much better.  70+hrs for me and 1 freeze, and no corruptions.  Plenty of goofy bugs though, and the occasional companion sticky.
#25 Posted by natetodamax (19220 posts) -
@DanHammett: My game is not installed and it hasn't locked up on my at all.
#26 Posted by fossas (185 posts) -
@pweidman said:
" @DanHammett: It(the 1.2 big one)came out before that so you're good.  But like I said, delete the cache from your HDD often.  Yes you have to redownload the patch, but it only takes a minute, and the game runs sooo much better.  70+hrs for me and 1 freeze, and no corruptions.  Plenty of goofy bugs though, and the occasional companion sticky. "
whats the process for deleting the cache? :P
#27 Posted by pweidman (2365 posts) -

@DanHammett:
My Xbox>system settings>memory>HDD>press Y for device options>clear system cache, press A

#28 Posted by Vendetta (434 posts) -

Here's my insight: The game is fucking broken. Unfortunately this isn't news. Fallout 3 was pretty buggy itself. Combine that with a developer that ships broken games chronically and you get New Vegas.

#29 Posted by tunaburn (1891 posts) -

i returned the game to gamestop. they gave me all 60 bucks back. even they knew it was broken. its more broken than fallout 3 ever was.

#30 Posted by anarchyzombie9 (615 posts) -
@shadyspace:   
 How about you stop being a fucking douchebag and try and help the guy instead of being a cunt?
#31 Posted by Animasta (14730 posts) -
@tunaburn said:
"

i returned the game to gamestop. they gave me all 60 bucks back. even they knew it was broken. its more broken than fallout 3 ever was.

"
not broken on PC, only crashed twice and we only had the weird save bug for a couple days.
#32 Posted by Fascism (148 posts) -

Only 5 or 6 times in 4 days? They have been patching alot of things. My play-through took 45 hours and I encountered 16 PS3 freezing lock ups I had to actually get up and turn the PS3 off, and that sucks because i'm lazy. Still... Great game.

#33 Posted by Lukeweizer (2771 posts) -
@DanHammett said:
" so yea. new vegas for christmas is AWESOME. I have been playing the living shit out of it. I've only got one reoccurring problem, THE FUCKING GAME LOCKING UP ON ME. its installed on to the hard drive and it has happened probably upwards of 5 or 6 times on my now within the span of 4 days. If anyone could offer some insight i would be EXTREMELY thankful and happy holidays to everyone. "
You on 360 or PS3? You could try clearing your cache. You can do it from the "Memory" menu on the 360, don't know if you can do it on the PS3. That's what I used to do when I was having trouble with Oblivion or FO 3.

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