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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
Rating: Platinum
Wine Version: 1.6.2

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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

Old test results
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Selected Test Results

What works

Almost nothing

What does not

Almost everything: game hangs at the beginning. I've got to install wine 1.6 to play it.

What was not tested

Additional Comments


selected in Test Results table below
DistributionTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20151.7.44 Yes No GarbageRobert Osowiecki 
ShowMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Feb 06 20141.7.11 Yes No GarbageJoe 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20151.6.2 Yes Yes PlatinumRobert Osowiecki 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy"Sep 25 20131.7.2 Yes Yes PlatinumJasper Follas 
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 26 20131.6 Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 

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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