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Fallout 1.x

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NameFallout
Version1.x
License Retail
URLhttp://fallout.bethsoft.com/
Votes 8
Link Fallout 1.1 Patch
Link No Mutants Allowed (Fallout community site)
Link The Vault (Fallout Wiki)
Link GOG.com games catalogue
RatingPlatinum
Wine Version1.7.2
Maintainers of this version:
Description

A famous post-apocalyptic role-player game by Interplay.

Selected Test Results (selected in 'Test Results' table below)

What works

Installation, but only with Wine windows version set to Windows 95 or 98. Even then, the graphics of the installer are corrupted. 


What does not
Running the game. It crashes to desktop shortly after starting, before the user is allowed to do anything.


What was not tested
Actually playing the game, because everything crashes before then.


Additional Comments

This was the original retail CD from the game's initial 1997 release.
Test Results
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Feb 06 20141.7.11 Yes No Garbage Joe 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Sep 25 20131.7.2 Yes Yes Platinum Jasper Follas 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 26 20131.6 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 08 20121.5.1 Yes Yes Gold ezzetabi 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Apr 07 20121.5.1 Yes Yes Platinum an anonymous user 


Known bugs
Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected

 
Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

  1. Use winecfg to set the Windows version to Windows 98 for the setup.exe program located on the Fallout CD.
  2. Run the setup.exe program with Wine.
  3. Fallout doesn't correctly detect disk sizes, this problem also occurs when you try to install Fallout while running Dosbox or Windows, select the small installation for now.
  4. If you have version 1.0, download the 1.1 patch, and extract it to your Fallout directory, for example:
    $ tar xf fallout_patch_1.1.tar.gz -C ~/.wine/drive_c/Fallout/
  5. Use winecfg to set the Windows version to Windows 98 for the Fallout executable, falloutw.exe.
  6. Optional:
    If you don't want to insert the Fallout CD every time you want to play the game, you can copy the game files to your hard disk:
    $ cp -r /mnt/cdrom/master.dat /mnt/cdrom/critter.dat /mnt/cdrom/data ~/.wine/drive_c/fallout/
    Be sure to overwrite master.dat and critter.dat, Fallout generates smaller versions of these files when running as a cache.
    Edit fallout.cfg, and change the paths specified by the music_path1, critter_dat, and master_dat options from your CD-ROM to your harddisk, for example:
    master_dat=D:\master.dat should be changed to master_dat=C:\fallout\master.dat.

 
Notes / Possible Issues

Notes / Possible Issues

The sound stutters, movies stutter, game is generally slow.
Setting the nice level for Fallout can seriously increase performance:
$ /usr/bin/nice -n 18 wine falloutw.exe
You may want to try fiddeling with the exact nice level.
The game crashes, even after the 1.1 patch!
Some patches have all the filenames uppercased, Fallout only seems to look for lowercased filenames, download the patch from above.
I can't save my game!
Again a problem with uppercase/lowercase filenames, try: mkdir data/savegame, you can remove the uppercased SAVEGAME if you want
The fade-in/fade-out takes ages!
Use winecfg, and set turn "graphics->emulate a virtual desktop" on.
The game won't run: segmention error.
ALSA is known to cause this, try Wine 1.0-rc1 or use OSS or Arts.
Mouse pointer is unusable
This known bug #6033, and appear on 24bpp desktop, for workaround use this command:
xinit `which wine` /home/path/to/fallout2.exe -- :1 -depth 16

 

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