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Fallout 2

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Steam Retail version with the High Resolution Mod.

Application Details:

Version: Steam + High Resolution Mod
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Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 2.20-staging

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What works

What works

Tested was the Fallout 2 Steam Retail version with the following additional modifications:

  • Fallout 2 Patch 1.02
    Needed to get a fallout2.exe which works with the High Resolution Mod.
  • High Resolution Mod 4.1.8

Followed the guide on the Steam User Forums for installing the modifications.

So, what does work:

  • Installation via Steam.
  • Installing all the mentioned modifications (it's really just copying everything into the Fallout 2 directory and running the self-extracting archive).
  • Setting the desired resolution in the High Resolution Mod utility.
  • Running Fallout 2 in DirectX9 mode.

Installing d3dx9_36 via WineTricks is required so that the DirectX mode works correctly. It could also be any other version, but I only tested with that one.

What does not

  • The "Basic" option in the High Resolution Mod utility, which yields abysmal performance or errors (OpenGL out of memory exceptions).
  • The "Direct Draw 7" option in the High Resolution Mod utility, which triggers the dreaded "Mouse Lag" problem in game (mouse works fine in menus, but in the game itself it lags severely).
  • The "DirectX 9" option in the High Resolution Mod utility if d3dx9_36 is not installed. Without that package installed it will display everything in a broken grayscale/black and white mode. The game will work, though.


What was not tested

Playing the game for more than two minutes.

Hardware tested


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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 14 20172.20-stagingN/A Yes YesGoldcdoublejj 
ShowUbuntu 17.10 "Artful" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Oct 28 20172.19-stagingYes No NoGarbagecdoublejj 
CurrentUbuntu 13.10 "Saucy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Mar 26 20141.7.14Yes Yes GoldRobert Zenz 

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