A famous post-apocalyptic role-player game by Interplay.

Application Details:

Version: 1.x
License: Retail
Votes: 9
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.0-rc3

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Link Fallout 1.1 Patch Link No Mutants Allowed (Fallout community site) Link The Independent Fallout Wiki

Test Results

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What works

The menu, saving and combat all work. The installer works properly, and I was able to watch the intro cut-scene, inspect bones, and fight a rat. All system seem to be functional.

What does not


What was not tested

I did not engage in conversation or go onto the world map. I only tested the starting area, then close the program down.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Intel
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

This game has a janky install process on any modern operating system (I installed it on Windows 10 before switching to Linux, equally as painful.) So while there are plenty of problems you'll encounter, they're all there on Windows too.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 22.04 "Jammy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 27 20239.0-rc3Yes Yes NoPlatinumZachary Yona 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jun 06 20238.9-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumHonki Tonk 
CurrentLinux Mint 21.1May 22 20238.0.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumZachary Yona 
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Jul 30 20172.13Yes Yes NoPlatinumFatih Isik 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20151.7.44Yes No NoGarbageRobert Osowiecki 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Installation Instructions

Installation Instructions

Set up or run everything below with a 32 bit prefix, set to Windows 98

  1. Insert your fallout CD-ROM
  2. Run setup.exe, _setup.exe or autorun.exe (in the autorun folder) and select Install
  3. While Fallout fails to detect your full disk size, you should still select HUMONGOUS installation. This will install all the game files to your hard drive, so you don't need the game disc inserted at all times. if you can't, see Troubleshooting.
    • After the installation, it'll play a preview for another Interplay game. At this point, you are safe to close the application (there is no key to skip the preview; alt + f4 and similar commands are your only option.)
  4. Go to the install location (PATH_TO_WINE_PREFIX/drive_c/Program Files/Interplay/Fallout/ by default) and open fallout.cfg. Delete the line containing "art_cache_size="
  5. You can now run the game, in falloutw.exe
    • If you have the 1.0 version, and want to patch it, you can install the official 1.1 patcher here.
      There's a zip file inside the zip file. Extract this nested zip's contents into the fallout folder in your wine prefix, replacing and merging all files, then run the new executable when you want to play.

Notes / Possible Issues


Fallout thinks my disk is too small for the humongous installation
Do the small installation, and go to the game's folder in your prefix's C drive (./drive_c/Program Files/Interplay/Fallout). Copy in the following files and folders from the disc to your installation, replacing any duplicates as you go: master.dat, critter.dat, the entire data folder, and the entire ereg folder.
Checking Version

Checking Version

You may need to check your game's version at some point, if you get into the modding scene or want to use the 1.1 patcher. The easiest way to check is to start the game, and look at the lower right corner of the main menu. In faded white text, the version number will be there. Linked is an image of what it will look like.