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Fallout 3 - Best Borderless Windowed Mode Option?

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Basically I'm curious on what others think might be the best option for a Borderless Windowed Mode in Fallout 3 - OneTweak or GameCompanion?  The main point of the borderless windowed mode is just to make things run a little more smoothly, as that's how it's usually worked for me.  When there is basically no sensation of fps for me, that's awesome.  Prior to entering the orbit of STEP and finding Kelmych's great guide, I'd used the Fake Fullscreen mod by BUDA20, and I'm leaning that way, but when a moderator recommends OneTweak as their solution, it makes me think.  Still, most of the posts I've seen have - I believe - recommended GameCompanion, and I'm curious for the recommendations people that have tried one or the other might recommend.

 

Edit: I do not use ENB or ENBoost and don't really plan to right now.  Nothing against it, I'm just happy with the setup I have.

 

[spoiler=My Specs]CPU - i5-3570k OC'd to 4.2 GHz
GPU - AMD 7870 with 2 GB VRAM (manuf. XFX)
OS: Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
System RAM: 16 GB Corsair Dominator Platinum
Monitor: 1920 x 1200 at 60 hertz

 

 

[spoiler=My Mod List & Load Order] 0 0 Fallout3.esm
1 1 Anchorage.esm
2 2 ThePitt.esm
3 3 StreetLights.esm
4 4 BrokenSteel.esm
5 5 PointLookout.esm
6 6 Zeta.esm
7 7 Unofficial Fallout 3 Patch.esm
8 8 Detect Traps.esm
9 9 Advanced Recon Tech.esm
10 a aHUD.esm
11 b iHUD.esm
12 c DCInteriors_ComboEdition.esm
13 d ImaginatorFO3.esp
14 e CINEMATECH.esm
15 f DarNifiedUIF3.esp
Advanced Recon Tech - Detect Traps.esp
Detect Traps - DLC.esp
Detect Traps - Perk.esp
16 10 Realistic Interior Lighting.esp
17 11 Advanced Recon Gear.esp
18 12 Detect Traps - The Traponator 4000.esp
19 13 Advanced Recon Tech.esp
20 14 Advanced Recon Range Finder.esp
21 15 IDreamOfElectricSheep.esp
22 16 YearlingBooks.esp
23 17 megalight.esp
Bornagain Zeta Combat Armor Texture Patch.esp
Bornagain Outcast T-45d Texture Patch.esp
Winterized_T51b_Patch.esp
FO3_WRP.esp
Millenia_CombatShotgun_replacer.esp
Millenia_C96_replacer.esp
24 18 Advanced Recon Armor.esp
25 19 Armored Duster.esp
26 1a Dark Justice Duster.esp
27 1b Wills Power Armor.esp
28 1c Wills Power Armor Advanced Recon Patch.esp
29 1d KHWeaponscanner.esp
30 1e DYNAVISION - Dynamic Lens Effect.esp
31 1f Directors Chair - Fallout 3.esp
32 20 Bashed Patch, 0.esp

 

 

*Note that there has been some number of mergers particularly with patches, naturally.

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After testing most of the solutions you've mentioned, and a few more, I found that OneTweak really does deliver. For full disclosure: I liked Virusek's OneTweak for Skyrim so much, I worked with him to get it adapted for FNV and FO3 and hosted them under my name on the Nexus.

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Thanks for the response, DirtyWeasel!  I have to admit, getting a response from you kind of trumps the weight of most counters.  Setting up the mod now.  :)

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