Category: Main Games Fallout: New Vegas Steam

Fallout: New Vegas

Retail version that is distributed via Steam. 

Application Details:

Version: Steam
License: Retail
Votes: 13
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.9

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What works

Installing. Playing. Sound. Save/load. Everything relate­d to normal gameplay. Follow my additional comments below and you should be home free.

What does not

The first gamescene with the Doc is a bit clunky. The game is a bit tricky to start. Exiting the game.


What was not tested

Finishing the game.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Detailed description of Installing Fallout New Vegas: Credit goes to everyone in the Fallout New Vegas application thread, I mostly just recompiled everything they said :) Note: This is what -I- had to do. From reading comments I believe I had the most trouble of everyone to get the game running, so you might find some of my steps (perhaps mostly towards the end) unnecessary. If you can see that I've made some really blatant mistake somewhere, please let me know! Good luck! $ mkdir .wine-fnv $ wget $ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-fnv sh ~/winetricks directx9 vcrun2008 comctl32 cc580 $ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-fnv wine /media/FNV_ENGLISH/Setup.exe After the install has finished, quit both game and Steam before you continue. $ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-fnv winecfg In Winecfg go to Libraries and add gameoverlayrenderer and set it to "disabled", then change Windows version to Vista. Close Winecfg and go to regedit: $ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-fnv regedit Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine\Direct3D In case you don't see the Direct3D folder, simply right-click the Wine folder, select "New -> Key" and name it Direct3D Inside Direct3D, add the following strings and set the following values: (right-clicking is your friend.) 1) Name: DirectDrawRenderer Value: opengl 2) Name: Multisampling Value: Disabled 3) Name: OffscreenRenderingMode Value: fbo *4) Name: VideoMemorySize Value: 512 * String 4 might only be necessary for people with Nvidia GeForce 8600/9600 graphics cards. If you want to add it anyway, make sure to enter the correct amount of memory on your graphics card. Close regedit and run Steam/Fallout. $ WINEPREFIX=~/.wine-fnv wine ~/.wine-fnv/drive_c/Program\ Files/Steam/SteamApps/common/fallout\ new\ vegas/FalloutNV.exe Steam then needs to install the Steam Service Component. Now the launcher will appear and you're finally set to press play. However; Make sure you've switched from Compiz to Metacity (in Gnome/Ubuntu): (or the equivalent in your distro.) ALT+F2 -> "metacity --replace" -> hit Enter. After pressing play, you (well, at least I) see an error dialogue claiming a "serious error" has occured. Never mind that. Just hit Esc once and then click your left mouse button. The game will continue loading. Now, the intro to the game went just fine for me, however when I came to the scene where you see the fan in the ceiling, I had to press Escape and then Continue for the game to continue. You have to do this until you get out of bed. Also, I had no sound when doing this, and no subtitles so I don't really know what was said. From the moment you get out of bed though, the game will be running perfectly. Until you quit. Then it'll crash. However keep a terminal or System Monitor running while you play and just alt-tab to one of those and kill the process. $ sudo killall FalloutNV.exe Optional (?): Steam - Untick friends In Steam, go to View - Settings - Friends and untick all boxes. Go to the In-Game tab and untick "enable steam community in-game". I don't know if this is really necessary since I didn't have to do it to get Civ5 working, but I've done it.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowAntergos x86_64Jun 08 20183.9Yes Yes NoSilverSamuel Koch 
ShowArch LinuxMar 11 20183.3Yes Yes NoPlatinumPaul C. 
ShowLinux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64Mar 22 20183.0Yes Yes NoGarbageSebastian Alejandro 
ShowManjaro LinuxJan 01 20183.0-rc4Yes Yes NoGarbageivdok 
ShowGentoo Linux x86_64Jul 17 20172.12-stagingYes Yes GoldLampros Liontos 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
28282 Sound constantly crackling in lot of games STAGED View
30639 Audio stuttering and performance drops in Star Wolves 3 STAGED View
32986 Fallout New Vegas: Anti-aliasing doesn't work properly UNCONFIRMED View
35234 Fallout: New Vegas launcher crashes when selecting a DLC by double click NEW View
37995 Mouse jittering when steam overlay is enabled UNCONFIRMED View
43637 Fallout New Vegas: Crash on launch using 64-bit prefix UNCONFIRMED View

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HowTo / Notes

Requirements for running

Things needed to be installed for F:NV to run;

winetricks d3dx9

winetricks quartz* - Maybe

*With 1.3.25 onwards, some dll overrides could cause issues (I'm looking squarely at  quartz) - This could just have been an issue with me because I have a wine-steam prefix with as many games that work as possible in there, had to move New Vegas to its own prefix after these issues. The winetricks version of quartz is from directx9, a user reported that he needed the win7 version for it to work. YMMV

This will be updated if anything else comes up as a requirement.


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