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Up until recently, Fallout New Vegas played just fine on my PC, However, I went to play it yesterday and the game loads as far as the Bethesda splash screen (before the main menu) and then freezes. The only way I can get out of this is to restart the PC.

I have tried validating my Steam cache and I've also tried re-installing the game, to no avail.

I do not have any mods installed. My DxDiag can be found here -

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problems aside, you should install a 64bit OS if you have more than 4gb of RAM... – kalina Oct 28 '13 at 21:11
Did your copy of Fallout NV use Games for Windows Live, or is it the Steam version? GFWL shutting down is killing a lot of games. – SevenSidedDie Oct 28 '13 at 22:46
@SevenSidedDie It's the Steam version. Otherwise, I have tried validating my Steam cache would be fairly fruitless. – shanodin Oct 29 '13 at 4:03
@kalina can't really afford it right now. Maybe in the new year. – shanodin Oct 29 '13 at 4:06
Then I am out of ideas. D: – SevenSidedDie Oct 29 '13 at 4:27
up vote 0 down vote accepted

I eventually found someone else who had been having the same issue, and they reported that exiting Raptr before playing solved the issue. I just tested this and the game loaded fine.

To resolve this problem, exit Raptr (assuming you're using it - if not, I'm afraid I don't know)

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