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Fallout New Vegas: is it playable?

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Hey guys. I'm thinking to start Fallout new vegas on ps3 for a while now and i don't want to start it if it's unplayable from crushes/freezes. I have the standard edition and if i complete it i concider buying the dlc's. And if still has the same issues can you tell me some fixes/workarounds? Thanks.

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This game is a borderline unplayable trainwreck on the PS3, especially once you have the DLCs installed, because it leaks memory like a sieve and the stability problems get worse and worse, the bigger your save gets. By the time I had finished the last DLC, my saves were at 20mb and the game was crashing every 15-30 mins or so and the frame rate was a literal slide show in some areas, because it went to the low single digits. The Cache Clear Code will help for a little while, as will turning off the radio and all the auto-saves but ultimately, the crashes and lag are inevitable. If you want to play any of Bethesda's games in anywhere near a playable state, then get them on PC and mod the hell out of them.

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the complete collection with all dlcs runs very poorly especially when you are far in the game. The bigger your save the higher the chance of crashing. you can get the platinum (if you have standard edition) without running in too many crashes but the dlcs are a different case. With the dlcs Its even worse than the fallout 3 Gotye which is already a catastrophe.The problem is the software construction of the ps3 which is too "complex" for the game. So prepare for countless freezes and heavy slowdowns in dense areas (somethimes you have one frame per FIVE SECONDS!!!)   

Too bad there is no remaster for ps4. This would be a great chance for console players to experience this great game in the way its meant to be played. 

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Just now, Alex_Gorbatschow said:

the complete collection with all dlcs runs very poorly especially when you are far in the game. The bigger your save the higher the chance of crashing. you can get the platinum (if you have standard edition) without running in too many crashes but the dlcs are a different case. With the dlcs Its even worse than the fallout 3 Gotye which is already a catastrophe.The problem is the software construction of the ps3 which is too "complex" for the game. So prepare for countless freezes and heavy slowdowns in dense areas (somethimes you have one frame per FIVE SECONDS!!!)   

Too bad there is no remaster for ps4. This would be a great chance for console players to experience this great game in the way its meant to be played. 

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I love Fallout 3 and whilst that game is undeniably a broken mess, New Vegas is many times worse and makes its predecessor look stable by comparison. I've got both the normal and Ultimate Editions of New Vegas but the UE has a miserable frame-rate right out of the box and stutters like crazy, whereas the normal version takes a couple of hours to start showing fatigue.

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Yup, can confrim wih the others. If you want the 100% then I suggest just blazing through it because the bigger the memory, the more it will lag. Completing the last mission after 200 hours of playtime was borderline impossible as the game would stagger and freeze every few minutes. 

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Just do multiple playthroughs, the game is designed to be done multiple times. Been a few years but I got 100% on an old account and I couldnt remember any massive issues except some areas like Dead City streets. 

 

You can get to New Vegas in like 10 minutes if you just b-line to the NCR airport and use the monorail, and from there you can go do anything. I agree that you probably can’t do everything in one playthrough, but you can definitely have a fun platinum. And for whats it worth, I have modded NV on PC and it still crashes like hell, even with the 4gb ram patch, game is just a bit broken.

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Shit, so I will pass as for now. I really enjoyed F4, hope they will release remasters someday.

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8 minutes ago, Cerber108 said:

Shit, so I will pass as for now. I really enjoyed F4, hope they will release remasters someday.

 

Fallout new vegas story and world building is way more complex and interesting than in F3 or F4. You almost think its a complete different franchise.  

I think Bethesda will need years to survive the fallout 76 mess. So they wont have time for the asked remasters. The only way you can enjoy new vegas is on pc unfortunately.  

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Thanks for the replies. I want to play it so bad. I think i just stick with the standard game so that i will somehiw enjoy it. As of dlc's i ll just buy one after i finish the main game and see from there how it goes. Thanks again guys.

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You can get through it, but damn does it get annoying. Still, if you like the game it's not unbearable

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Quite a few Bethesda game studios run like dog shit on last gen (Fallout and Elder Scrolls Series) I would play it on PC if I were you

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Define playable? It is one of the buggiest and broken games I've ever played, so much so you will have to keep a can of Mortein by your side at all times, but damn if it isn't one of the best games ever. That's what makes it so frustrating, it's so damn good but so damn unplayable. Getting the platinum is a lot easier than Fallout 3 and I'd listen to the fellow posters above, blaze through it as fast as possible, because you'll have to do it a couple of times anyway. Focus of speech as much as you can to make it faster.

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I recently got platinum and 100% in 100 hours. I played half game then i started dlc. Dlc is really in bad condition very buggy freezes alot but dlc is actually better than main game.  After dlc i continued main game,shit really hit the fan after that especially near the end it kept freezing every 5 secs i kept resting every 5 secs im not joking. i enjoyed it anyway 

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Been a few years since I have played it bu one thing i can tell you is make back up saves once in a while in case the inevitable happens.

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Framerate feels like 25 and drops below way too often, movement is far jankier than on PC and the game freezes every hour or so, forcing me to restart the entire console.

 

It's not ideal but it's doable if you remember to save often and have patience. I have the base game (edit: and a Slim PS3), from what I've heard I wouldn't waste my time with the DLCs

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ive played more unstable games, like fallout 3 lmao. just kidding but if you can make it through 3 then vegas is about the same. the bigger the save file the more laggy it gets during combat. one time i froze and didnt have a save so i just left my ps3 on for hours and did other stuff and it unfroze lol. i finally picked up the dlc version a few months ago and finished it because it was on sale new at the store. theres really no game breaking bugs its just frusterating. and if you have the disc you can not papply the patch and level up to the max fairly early in the game depending what disc verison you have if you just wanna get through it. imo its still a good game. dead rising 2 on ps4 gave me more hell

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Fallout 3 was rough at times but this is 10 times worse.

 

I’ve done everything to try to minimize save file sizes and slowdown/freezes but I’ve had to reset my console at least 3 times each day/time I’ve been playing because it either freezes outright or drops to 2fps.


Playable but you’re eventually gonna hit the wall.

 

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New Vegas is my favorite Fallout game. I found that if i played not signed in to psn it crashed a lot less. Also i didn't have any game breaking glitches, just crashes sometimes. If you save often not too big a deal.

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Did anyone try it on PSNow? 
Curious how it holds up on there..... 

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1 hour ago, Glowbugg said:

New Vegas is my favorite Fallout game. I found that if i played not signed in to psn it crashed a lot less. Also i didn't have any game breaking glitches, just crashes sometimes. If you save often not too big a deal.

 

I'll have to try that.  I played up to Novac and it crashed a few times.

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52 minutes ago, Larzz said:

Did anyone try it on PSNow? 
Curious how it holds up on there..... 

The PS Now version is the same trainwreck as the retail version, if not more so because of the added lag from streaming the game and issues caused if your connection drops out.

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The game was running perfectly fine for me on PS3, up until I installed the DLC. Now I can play for about 30 minutes before the frames drop, game freezes up, or the game stops loading between maps. I'm kicking myself for buying the DLC now, as it is pretty detrimental to the enjoyment of the game.

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The ultimate edition is not stable at all, its playable if your paitent but if your not then I dont reccomend it. I can't speak for the standard edition.

It is at least predictable where it's going to go unstable so you can just avoid those areas if you want.

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