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.
|Latest Wine Version Tested:||6.16|
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A 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|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|6033||Fallout 2 : In game mouse pointer is unusable||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|6933||Fallout 2 patch (1.02D) doesn't work||CLOSED||ABANDONED||View|
|8939||The fade-in/fade-out takes ages!||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|8988||Sacred: choppy video and sound; sprites cannot be seen.||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18226||Fallout 2: xcursor remains on the screen||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|27373||Fallout 2 hangs at intro video.||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|29736||Fallout 2 crashes at "Please Stand By" screen.||NEW||View|
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.