Before playing, make sure you patch the game immediately.
To download official patches and cool fanmade mods and fanmade patches, check out: No Mutants Allowed
If you are going to install the fanmade 1.05 patch (recommended), you will need to do some messing around renaming directories. See the Howto below.
installation from CD, patching, high resolution patch (unofficial), movies, gameplay, saving, loading, adjusting preferences
What does not
nothing that was tested
What was not tested
some fan-made patches, extended gameplay/completion of game
patch your game to current (official) before trying to play. - the high-res patch may need vcrun6 (winetricks vcrun6) - if your ingame cursor is sticking to an edge of the screen or is otherwise constrained try winecfg > add entry for FALLOUT2.EXE > under the Graphics tab un-tick 'Allow the window manager to control the windows'.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Manjaro Linux 21.1||Sep 23 2021||6.16||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Bob Niemöller|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 27 2013||1.5.31||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Oct 11 2012||1.5.14||Yes||Yes||Gold||Serge Hooge|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 07 2012||1.4-rc6||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Luis Alvarado|
|Show||Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 20 2011||1.3.26||Yes||Yes||Platinum||dan|
You must use a version of Wine that is 1.0.1 or newer. Versions of Wine before 1.1.13 are known to exhibit mouse-lag bug. There are a few really old versions that may work, but there's no reason not to try the newest tested version.
WARNING: Following tips are useful mainly for older Wine versions. Applying them is not nescessary.
- You can run winecfg and change few parameters.
- To avoid slow fading in/out use "emulation a virtual desktop", or renice wine process later.
- ALSA soundsystem may randomly crash wine with fallout games. Try choise OSS (works fine) or ARts (not tested).
Just mount CD with game and type wine /mnt/cdrom/SETUP.EXE. There no bugs, really. Select disk, path and type of installation (small, normal, full). Recommended choice full installation, but others variants also works.
From prev. mainainer:
If you are going to install the 1.05 fanmade patch, which I recommend, you must first install the official 1.02 patch. Then, you're going to need to do some file renaming. Extract the 1.05 patch seperately, and then browse your Fallout 2 folder. Notice that the filenames in the Fallout 2 folder aren't exactly the same as those in the patch - the patch folder has different cases for some. Simply rename the ones in the fanmade patch to make them look like those in your Fallout 2 folder. Then overwrite them.
If you do it wrong, you will get "unable to save game" errors after starting the game. If you do it right, this won't happen.