When I install Fallout 3 and play it as it is, the game is alright, but when patch it to 1.7, I can't play it anymore.

Here is the message box:

fallout3.exe ordinal not found.

The ordinal 5359 could not be located in the dynamic library C:\program files(x86)\bethesda softworks\fallout 3\fallout3.exe

I just want a complete gameplay without crashing in certain areas, maybe with DLC's on my 2nd game. How do I fix this?

1 Answer 1


According to a couple of websites this issue lies with "Games for Windows Live".

Start off with trying to install this mod.

This program allows you to do the following to Games for Windows LIVE in Fallout 3:

  • Stop Games for Windows LIVE from running in Fallout 3 and prevent its dll files from loading which reduces the time it takes for Fallout 3 to startup.
  • Remove the "LIVE" button at the main menu.
  • Allow you to bind the "Home" key to whatever action you want.
  • Allow you to move all of your DLC's out of their "hidden" G4WL folder and into your Fallout 3 folder.

If this doesn't help then I suggest checking so that all the distributables required to play the game is installed properly.

Try DirectX End User Runtime.

  • will try this at once
    – ken
    Sep 3, 2015 at 8:03
  • Great. If you run into any issues then be sure to let us know. Sep 3, 2015 at 8:04
  • Does installing fose also fix the problem above?
    – ken
    Sep 26, 2015 at 1:48

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