aFallout 3 fails with message: ordinal 5359 not found ... program files (x86)/bethesda softworks/fallout 3/fallout3.exe

I am using.  The original install of the program worked.  It produces the ordinal not found message after I applied patch version 1.7.  I downloaded windows games live update and that did not work.  Please provide guidance.

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Last updated July 13, 2019 Views 36,733 Applies to:



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I see that you receive the error message: ordinal 5359 not found ... program files (x86)/bethesda softworks/fallout 3/fallout3.exe and the game Fallout 3 doesn’t work.


Let us work together to resolve this issue.


However, we need more information on this issue. Please answer the following questions.


1.     Did you use any third party software to install the patch for the game?


This error usually occurs when programs aren’t installed properly. Re-installing the patch should fix the issue.


Use the Control Panel to un-install the patch.


a.            Press Windows key + X and select Control Panel.

b.            Select Programs and select Uninstall a Program.

c.             Follow the prompted instructions.


Then, re-install it and check if it resolves the issue.


Please contact the support teams of the game for further assistance.


Please get back to us with the results.


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