Only Vanessa. When I move the camera angle she changes rendering. Have reinstalled the game about 6 times. Rolled back and updated video drivers. REALLY, I've tried everything!!! What is going on? The game was fine, she was fine, hours of playing, then this. It is only Vanessa. Everything in the game works fine. When starting a new game and the Vanessa race option is given, she has that glop pink hair. A complete new install and nothing else installed, still the same. All updates, new downloaded Vanessa, all patches official and unofficial, you name it, I've tried it.
That leaves this game's settings. Did you accidentally put it on a setting you don't normally use? HDR...Bloom...etc.
Win compatibility mode? It's old....
If all else fails....you could try the old Oblivion trick of backing-up your config/ini file...deleting it...and letting the game rewrite it. It might require you re-tweeking it for resolution, etc...use your back-up if no-effect noticed. Keep in mind I don't have FallOut 3 installed to experiment myself...
No issues with FNV and Vanessa in that game. No issues with Skyrim or Oblivion. No issues with any other NPC.
Downloaded and installed the present version of Vanessa. The same as I had. Installed the patch. No difference.
Loaded an old saved game where Vanessa was with the PC for around 80 playing hours without any problems. She is now the same, weird body and hair.
It is only what Vanessa is wearing and her head (the hair and eyelashes are wrong). Her body seems normal. She talks and acts correctly too.
Completely removed FO3 and reinstalled in different directories and different HDs. Removed all info, INIs and saves folder.
Reset video settings to the lowest. Turned off all stuff like HDR.
Ran a complete new install without any patches and updates. ALL graphics settings to the bottom/off. Installed Vanessa then during character creation and had the Vanessa race option with the pink glop hair.
Note those screen shots were taken within a few seconds of each other with the only change in the camera angle.
If I have to go through that character creation (nearly 5 minutes) many more times I'll go out of my mind!
I keep Windows update turned off. That is a crock of poop anyway. Several updates every week for an OS that is no longer supported? Win7. So I manually update once a month after I set a restore point.
I am wondering if the textures of Vanessa are much higher resolution than the rest of the game has and my memory, video or system, has gone just soggy enough to screw up handling them. The system memory is 4 or 5 years old.
The only thing I can think of is video memory Sniffles. I just loaded fallout 3, as I haven't in a long time and it automatically reset my video to Super Ultra, or some thing like that. Go into setting and rescan. It could be you have it set above what your system can reproduce. (Although in careful rereading you already did that... ) What clothes did you give her, I can take a look I suppose..
It isn't missing textures, as they would be purple. The other thing is as in all the games if you are using free cam, you can come close enough for clothes and items to vanish behind the camera wall.. Though that doesn't appear to be the case..
Ach, I'd forgotten how dreary vanilla Fallout 3 was! It's been ages since I played it, but I had used similar mods to inprove the landscape and lighting. I can't remember whether I used the same mods as Collin mentions, but if not, the effect achieved was the same.
I also used mods to improve the people. However I don't recall meeting a problem similar to that you have with Vanessa. It does look a little like something I once met in Oblivion (I think) where two sets of textures were being called at the same time and as the character turned, it would flick partially from one to the other. However as you have done a complete re-install I doubt if that's the case. Sorry, I have no instant answer at the moment.
My complete uninstalls were using a recorded, logged install. Those new installs did not involve the other two copies of the .ini file. When I made an install without the uninstaller logging, then manually removed the install, all sorts of extra entries came up in the registry. Diligently removing each and every entry the problem was solved. So my guess is you are right Seyheb. It was using two or possibly three sets of textures. An old .ini that was customized by this and that and a fresh new one, each with it's own somewhat different graphics settings.
I finally laid the problem on our tech and he was intrigued and disturbed. He has one of his techs testing this now. A way for the OS itself to corrupt DB files where no virus checker would notice it.
Nasty. From my tech from his tech who has been trying to break Skyrim, Oblivion and Fallouts.
"Yes, you can run multiple .ini files providing the hierarchy rules are obeyed. In your case, you had the default .ini, the x86 .ini and the x64 .ini. That followed the rules and was allowed. What is a concern is an .ini file is in essence a registry entry. Each will execute that is in the path or reference table."