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Can I Run Fallout: New Vegas on Windows 11?

After the release of Windows 11, more and more users are concerned about whether they can run Fallout: New Vegas on Windows 11. They are not sure if Fallout: New Vegas is compatible with Windows 11. Moreover, there are some users reported that Fallout: New Vegas keeps crashing or freezing when they try to run Fallout: New Vegas Windows 11. If you are one of them, no worry. You will find the answer in this article.

About Fallout: New Vegas

Fallout: New Vegas is set in post-apocalyptic Nevada. In the radiation world, in order to compete for the few remaining resources on the earth, countries around the world have been engaged in a series of wars since the early 21st century. The devastating global thermonuclear war in less than two hours. The energy wars also preceded the Great War, during which the United Nations was disbanded, the United States was strained by a pandemic, and Canada was annexed by the United States. Ultimately, nuclear war broke out on October 23, 2077, and although the nuclear attack lasted only two hours, the consequences were devastating. The world has been reduced to a nuclear hell.

The protagonist is a postman from the Mojave Express Company, known as “The Courier”, who is responsible for delivering the mysterious cargo “Platinum Chip” to New Vegas, but he is ambushed by an unknown person halfway and stole the package. Of course, the protagonist didn’t die and was brought back to life with the help of a robot and a local doctor. After the doctor’s treatment, the protagonist’s injury was well treated and healed quickly. You are on a journey to track down a mysterious cargo and take revenge.

Fallout: New Vegas System Requirements

The first thing you need to do is to check the Fallout: New Vegas system requirements. only making sure that your hardware meets the Fallout: New Vegas system requirements, then you can know whether you can run Fallout: New Vegas on Windows 11.

System RequirementsMinimumRecommended
OSWindows XP 32-bitWindows XP 32-bit
CPUIntel Pentium 4 2.53GHz / AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Intel Pentium Dual Core E5200 2.5GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5800+
Memory1 GB RAM3 GB RAM
Video cardAMD Radeon X850 Series or NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GSAMD Radeon HD 3870 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 140
Vertex shader3.03.0
Pixel Shader3.03.0
Storage10 GB 10 GB

[Fixed] Fallout: New Vegas Crashing or Freezing on Windows 11

Just as we mentioned above, there are lots of users reported that Fallout: New Vegas keeps crashing on Windows 11. Therefore, it is not enough to ensure whether the Windows 11 device meets the Fallout: New Vegas system requirements. if you are facing Fallout: New Vegas crashing on Windows 11, reading the following part to find the solutions.

Disable background applications

Fallout: New Vegas may be interfered by some Microsoft services when you run it. Therefore you can try to disable these Microsoft services to check if you can run Fallout: New Vegas on Windows 11.

  • Press the Windows and R key to launch the Run box.
  • Type msconfig into the box and press Enter.
  • Under Selective startup, uncheck Load startup items and restart.

Run Fallout: New Vegas as Administrator

Games need administrator permission when you play it on your computer. In other words, if you don’t run the game as administrator, the game may be not work or launch, so does Fallout: New Vegas on Windows 11.

Firstly, run Steam as administrator, right-click your Steam, and select Properties>Compatibility tab>check the box before the Run this program as an administrator>Apply>OK.

Then, run Fallout: New Vegas as administrator, locate to the folder where Fallout: New Vegas is installed to find the Fallout: New Vegas exe file.

Right-click Fallout: New Vegas exe file and select Properties>Compatibility tab>check the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for: and select your previous operating system>tick Run this program as an administrator>Apply>OK.

Run as administrator
Run as administrator

Enable Fallout: New Vegas Compatibility Mode

If above methods don’t work, you need to make sure to enable the game compatibility mode. You should enable the compatibility mode, then you can play Fallout: New Vegas on Windows 11.

  • Right-click Steam icon, and choose Properties.
  • Then, Properties window will appear, click on the Compatibility tab.
  • Check the checkbox before the option Run this program in compatibility mode for (Windows 7 recommended).
  • Then hit on Apply and then OK button.
Launch Game in Compatibility Mode

Verify Game Files for Fallout: New Vegas

  • Go to Library in Steam and right-click on Fallout: New Vegas >Properties.
  • Go to Local Files > Verify integrity of game files.
Verify integrity of game files
Verify integrity of game files

Update Graphics Card Driver for Fallout: New Vegas

If Fallout: New Vegas still keeps crashing or freezing after you try above methods, you might consider the graphics card driver problem, including outdated or incorrect drivers. So you should check and update Graphics Driver. Using third party programs to update graphics Driver is the easiest and fastest way.

  • Download and install Driver Booster which is a driver updating software to help users to check and update all outdated, missing or faulty drivers with 1 click.
  • Click on the middle Scan button to check all outdated, missing or faulty drivers on your PC.
  • Update the graphics card driver.

It’s done! Now you can check if you can play Fallout: New Vegas on Windows 11 or not.

Now, you can run Fallout: New Vegas on Windows 11 smoothly. In conclusion, if you want to know if you can play Fallout: New Vegas on Windows 11 computer, you should first check the Fallout: New Vegas system requirements. And if you are facing Fallout: New Vegas crashing or freezing even though you system requirements are met, you can try the methods we introduced above.

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