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F.E.A.R. 3

Support for F.E.A.R. 3:


The community is also a great place to check out. Try these places for help from other users:


Please review the Third-Party Game Support topic to determine whether your question should be directed to the game developer or to Steam Support. Sending a support request to the wrong party may result in a delay in processing your request.


Secondary Installers

If you're encountering issues with launching F.E.A.R. 3, make sure everything installed correctly.

Aside from verifying your game cache and checking your connection with Steam, you may also need to manually run secondary installers required by this game.

Exit Steam entirely.

Browse to your F.E.A.R. 3 installation folder (Usually C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\f.e.a.r. 3\)

Run the following installers:

  • ...\Steam\Steamapps\common\f.e.a.r. 3\redist\directx\DXSETUP.EXE
  • ...\Steam\Steamapps\common\f.e.a.r. 3\redist\vcredist\vcredist_x64.exe
  • ...\Steam\Steamapps\common\f.e.a.r. 3\redist\vcredist\vcredist_x86.ex

Reboot your computer and test the issue again. If the issue persists, contact F.E.A.R. 3 support.


OS Specific Troubleshooting

If the above does not resolve the issue and you are running Windows 7 or Windows Vista, please complete the instructions in our Windows 7 and Vista Troubleshooting FAQ.

If you are running in Windows XP, take the following steps:

  1. Exit Steam.
  2. Go to the Start menu, select Run, type regedit and click OK.
  3. Navigate to the following registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\VALVE
  4. Right click and select Permissions
  5. Check the Allow boxes for Admin and System for both Full control and Read.


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