descender wrote on Feb 12, 2013, 15:34: There is not a huge difference between the Skyrim engine and what they used for the Fallout games... just tweaks and updates. You can achieve similar results with their older games by simply editing the ini files.
Playing New Vegas right now. It runs noticeably worse than Skyrim (with constant stuttering as it loads in new areas/objects) despite looking much worse and having much more barren environments. New Vegas and Fallout 3 were also far less stable for me than Skyrim is; I can count the number of Skyrim crashes I've encountered on one hand, while New Vegas usually crashes at least once every time I play it.
I didn't have this experience at all with FO3 or NV. I remember all of us playing it and the crashes were hit or miss for people. The only bad bug I ran into was in NV and had some baddies that were holding items I needed under the ground. I jsut reloaded and never had an issue.....others have had so many issues they can't even play the game.