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Fallout

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

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
URL: http://fallout.bethsoft.com/
Votes: 8
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.13

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Link Fallout 1.1 Patch Link No Mutants Allowed (Fallout community site) Link The Vault (Fallout Wiki) Link GOG.com games catalogue

Test Results

Selected Test Results

What works

Everything I tested. CD version 1.2 . Just installed by double clicking the "Fallout" file on CD. Didn't have to change to Windows98. No performance issues.

Opening cutscene and cutscene about the water pump work fine. Character select, character stats select works fine. Combat, lighting effects, inventory select all have no problems.

What does not

Nothing. Everything I tested works.

Workarounds

What was not tested

Only tested the first level with the cave and rats. I did not play more than that.

Whole game not tested.

Additional Comments


selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Jul 30 20172.13Yes Yes PlatinumFatih Isik 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20151.7.44Yes No GarbageRobert Osowiecki 
ShowMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Feb 06 20141.7.11Yes No GarbageJoe 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20151.6.2Yes Yes PlatinumRobert Osowiecki 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Sep 25 20131.7.2Yes Yes PlatinumJasper Follas 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

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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