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The TTW Installer can't find my Fallout 3 DLC and won't install because of it.

I decided with my new computer, I could run Tale of Two Wastelands for once and I freshly installed Fallout New Vegas and 3. I download the installer and chose a destination for the TTW fomod and I put the locations of my Fallout NV and 3 (Both Steam GOTY). For some reason, the installer says that it can't find any of the Fallout 3 files it needs.

Here is a picture of what is happening. Please, help!!!

My PC Specs:

A GTX 960,

i5-4690 @ 3.5 GHz

8GB RAM

Windows 8.1 x64

TTW Version Compatibility: 

v2.9

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Check to make sure you have

Check to make sure you have ownership of the folders, and make sure the files are actually there. If they are then make sure they are not set to Read Only.

There can be an issue with programs on your desktop not being able to access other drives, try moving the installer folder to the root of the drive your games are on.

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I would suggest that you try

I would suggest that you also move your steam folder outside the program folder. Helps resolve a lot of issues especially with Windows. It's really pretty easy to do and you can do a search on the web to detail what you need to do. I actually have a second HD that I install all of my games including steam to. Works like a champ....

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Go to the data folder and

Go to the data folder and make sure it's not read only. Even if the DLC is not read only if the data folder is then the DLC files will be

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I'm thinking this might be a

I'm thinking this might be a Windows 10 UAC thing.  I ran into the same issue when I tried to reinstall TTW after upgrading to Windows 10.  I had also decided to move my Steam directory to D:\Games instead of the default program files path so I didn't have either fallout 3 or NV installed anymore. 

I ran the TTW installer as administrator and it said it couldn't find either game so I put the correct path in and set my TTW directory and it failed to find any of the required files.  It did however create the TTW directories.  I exited and tried again and this time it found everything and generated my files. 

The only other snag I ran into was that the first time I had the installer generate files, it seems that my fallout3.esm must have been corrupted or something because TTW couldn't find one of the voice files.  I deleted fallout3.esm and verified the game cache in Steam so I got a fresh copy and then it worked fine.

Edit:  Did run into 1 other snag.  MO didn't seem to like the FOMOD for the optional files.  I had to just zip up all of those files and install them without the FOMOD.  Seemed to work fine that way.  The FOMOD for the main TTW install worked fine.

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Make sure the Fallout 3

Make sure the Fallout 3 directory or any of the files are not set to read only, this is the most common cause for that issue.

The optional FOMOD is currently broken and will be fixed for next release.

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There's another glitch I've

There's another glitch I've run into that I haven't been able to figure out so far.  When I first exit Vault 101 there is a puddle of water on the road just below the vault and there's what I think it some sort of mesh problem with it.  There is a large square of water clipping through all of the rocks and terrain of the road and floating a little above the road.  There's an even worse glitch when I get to Megaton.  The little puddle that the bomb is sitting in has a similar water glitch that covers most of Megaton, floating in mid air.

I tried uninstalling everything except TTW and it's still there.  Tried regenerating my TTW FOMOD.  Tried Deleting all of my Fallout 3 files and reverifying my local files in Steam so it downloads fresh ones, then regenerate my TTW FOMOD again and it's still there.  I don't see any other visual glitches whether I re-enable my mods or not.

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That's still ENB issues.

That's ENB issues.

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Good call, I just tested it

Good call, I just tested it without my ENB and no more water issue.  Is there an ENB that doesn't do that?  I'm using Enhanced Shaders ENB.

 

Edit:  Tried several other ENBs just now and they all do it so I guess I'll use One Tweak instead.

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Found the ENB setting I was

Found the ENB setting I was looking for.  If you set this in enbseries.ini then the graphics glitch is gone.

[GLOBAL]
UseEffect=false

So at this point you're only using ENBoost I believe.  I may mess with ENB some more and see if I can find specifically which feature is causing that glitch so I can just disable that piece.

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Haha, actually the best way

Haha, actually the best way is to reread the ENB instructions and follow the step that I missed.  I forgot to disable Anti Aliasing, Anisotropic Filtering, and Water Displacement in the FNV Launcher.  Did that and now ENB works with no glitch :)

I got addicted to ENB playing Skyrim.  Hadn't used it before in Fallout so I wanted to try it.

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I use ENB without the graphic

I use ENB without the graphic effects to serve as a video memory expansion. If your video card has little memory, you NEED ENB to allow you to use the extra ram in your computer to hold meshes and textures. ENB even puts the memory in a different 4G space on 64-bit machines, allowing you to use ALL the game space for the game instead of meshes and textures. If you run 64-bit Windows (and who doesn't these days?) and have more than 4GB of ram, you should be using ENB... with or without the graphics affects would be up to you, but still use ENB for the space it will give back to the game. You'll be able to play longer before it finally crashes.

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I think that's what I'm

I think that's what I'm gravitating towards as well.  I also set my video card control panel to enhance application settings for AA.  Not sure how much difference that makes but looking at the cables in Megaton it seems to improve the visuals I get with the launcher set to max quality and my video card also set to max quality AA.  Doesn't seem to be as noticeable an issue for anything else but for cables it's really obvious.

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If you set the ini's

If you set the ini's correctly you don't need ENB at all. I have a 68GB install and I can play it for many many hours without a crash or running out of memory and I don't use ENB.

My exact setup is outlined in the performance guide. Don't use any other nonsense settings in any other guide and you won't have problems, particularly ipreloadsizelimit. Everyone messes with that setting and it's for the bink video playback buffer and increasing it just robs the game of memory. Don't mess with ugrids, don't mess with the cell buffers, don't use NVSR's heap replacer, and don't use PCB mods.

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You probably also don't have

You probably also don't have a video "card" with only 368 MB of "video" ram. I use an A6 APU, and the video is shared ram, and only 368 MB of it. You can't do diddly without running out of ram, for which ENB is a god-send.

And no, there's no way to change how much ram AMD reserves for the video. That was the first thing I checked. I've got 8GB - I'd love to devote like 2GB to the video side, but it's not adjustable.

Anywho, I'm saving towards something like an Nvidia 750.

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Ah yes, I don't play on

Ah yes, I don't play on potato. But most folks don't.

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RoyBatty wrote:Ah yes, I don

RoyBatty wrote:

Ah yes, I don't play on potato. But most folks don't.

I can see why. The A6 is only barely capable of playing Fallout/Skyrim. Even at just 1024x640, it gets about 40-ish FPS indoors, and somewhere between 20 and 30-ish FPS outdoors. I tend to use texture optimizers like the ordinator rather than texture enhancers.

The main reason I haven't gotten FO4 or SSE yet is I won't really be able to play them in an enjoyable manner until I get a decent video card. Actually, the prices on the GTX1050 are pretty low for a "new" card - I've put serious thought into getting one of those.

 

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Check out the 1050Ti.  It's

Check out the 1050Ti.  It's cheap and fast.  I just upgraded to it recently.  4GB card for less than $150 and an important bonus to me is that it's silent (either the fan doesn't come on at all or it's not audible.)

On the ENB subject, isn't ENB with the visuals turned off (EnBoost) basically just a replacement of the game's crappy memory manager with a good one?  Am I missing a reason not to use EnBoost?

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It replaces the video driver

It replaces the video driver memory management, not the game memory manager. That's part of of NVSE/NVSR. It allows you to swap video resources from system memory to the video card, with optional compression to save a bit more space in system memory. The idea is that crappy video like I'm using makes like 256MB available to ENB, then ENB swaps meshes/textures in as needed from system memory.

ENBoost is just the video memory management (and bug fix) parts of ENB, but ENBoost lags behind the full version... in fact, the ENBoost mod entry at Nexus doesn't actually have the latest - it points you to the latest ENB at the official site. It has an old version of ENBoost in case you have trouble with the latest ENB.

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Ahh ok, I may have

Ahh ok, I may have misunderstood what ENBoost was then.  I'm using ENB version 278 except I only copied the d3d9.dll, enbhost, enblocal, and enbseries ini's and then set useeffect=false and forceborderless/fullscreen=true.  Probably would be just as well off with OneTweak I guess.  ENB increased stability for me a lot in legacy Skyrim but still crashed frustratingly often.  Can't tell for SSE since I have yet to crash in over 300 hours played in SSE except during initial mod testing.

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Legacy Skyrim (or Oldrim as

Legacy Skyrim (or Oldrim as many folks call it) needs Crash Fixes. Not only does it prevent a bunch of crashes (like NVAC), but it has the ability to replace the game memory manager completely. No more heaps! That really made a huge difference in how long I could play Oldrim.

http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/72725/