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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Test Results

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What works

As reported before: nearly everything works fine.
- Fallout Launcher
- Configuring
- Startup
- Normal gameplay
- Extensive gaming (for many hours)
- Playing at 1440x900 pixel with "acceptable" performance.

What does not

- Starting game via launcher*
- Music at the radio on the Pipboy**
- Opening gamebryo console (with default key)***


What was not tested

- Installing. Played a copy of the Windows installation (no-ste*m-version). Had to add/update one registry key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Bethesda Softworks\FalloutNV]
"Installed Path"="Z:\\PATH\\TO\\Fallout New Vegas\\"

Hardware tested


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  • Driver:

Additional Comments

* This stopped working after playing around with settings to fixing sound lags. Setting hardware acceleration to "emulation" in wincfg worked fine. The launcher now complains about missing sound device, but sound works fine. Need to start game through FalloutNV.exe or nvse_loader.exe (for mods using script extension). ** Speaking of "Mr. New Vegas" works well. Background music and stationary radios are also working. *** I had to work around this with "Alternative Console Access" mod. Downloaded/installed the mod and NVSE. Then enabled mod with Fallout Launcher -> "Data Files". Needed to start game with nvse_loader from then on. Game crashes when started via FalloutNV.exe as long as mod is checked/enabled in "Data Files". My hardware: CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8800 @ 2.66GHz GPU: nVidia Corporation G96M [Quadro FX 770M] MEM: 8 GB

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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