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: 8.9-staging

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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

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What works

Different settings, music, fighting, trading, main quests, completing the game.

What does not


What was not tested

Every quest/encounter.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: AMD
  • Driver: open source

Additional Comments

To install it, you need (as with Windows) an older version of Windows, e.g. Windows 98.

Additionally I used Fallout Fixt 0.81a, could not find any problems.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jun 06 20238.9-stagingYes Yes NoPlatinumHonki Tonk 
ShowLinux Mint 21.1May 22 20238.0.1Yes Yes NoPlatinumZachary Yona 
ShowLinux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" x86_64Jul 30 20172.13Yes Yes PlatinumFatih Isik 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jun 16 20151.7.44Yes No GarbageRobert Osowiecki 
ShowMac OS X 10.8 "Mountain Lion"Feb 06 20141.7.11Yes No GarbageJoe 

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 OR run 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.
  4. Go to the install location and open fallout.cfg. Delete the line which starts art_cache_size=
  5. You can now run falloutw.exe, which is the game.
    • If you have the 1.0 version, and want to patch it, you can install the 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
The solution here is a bit of a pain; 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.


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by Lauren Ouellette on Sunday July 12th 2020, 11:58
Using the instructions above with the 1.1 patch, I was still getting crashes when starting the game. I found that there was an `art_cache_size` line in my fallout.cfg, and that removing that line resolved the crash.
RE: art_cache_size
by Lauren Ouellette on Sunday July 12th 2020, 12:27
To be more specific, the original config had `art_cache_size=1024`. Removing that line and running the game successfully updated the value to `art_cache_size=8`.
RE: art_cache_size
by Zachary Yona on Monday May 22nd 2023, 21:44
Hey there! I just joined the maintainers for this, and added this to the guide. Thanks for pointing this out!