A famous post-apocalyptic role-player game by Interplay.
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Getting to the main menu.
What does not
Being able to start a game and play it.
What was not tested
Playing the game.
When the main menu loads the upper half of the screen is obscured by a black rectangle. The resolution appears to be 640x480 by the looks of the lower half of the screen. However, the half obscured upper part makes the game unplayable.
This is the GOG.com version of the game.
Running it in compatibility with Win 98 makes no difference.
Wine is configured for 32 bit usage.
Use winecfg to set the Windows version to Windows 98 for the setup.exe program located on the Fallout CD.
Run the setup.exe program with Wine.
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.
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/
Use winecfg to set the Windows version to Windows 98 for the Fallout executable, falloutw.exe.
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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Slow game / mouse drag
by Math Wiliam on Wednesday November 21st 2012, 15:09