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Old 10-09-2005, 12:37 PM   #1
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Hi!

Considering buying Fallout + Fallout 2.

Will they work with XP?

I've heard that Fallout 1 only works with windows 95/98. Also I downloaded the demo before and it wouldnt work... launched then frooze at a black screen.

Any help appreciated.. I really want theese games and can pick them up for between ?5-?15 .. will they work?
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Old 10-09-2005, 12:51 PM   #2
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Good news! Fallout 2 does work on XP. And im sure that Fallout will also work.
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:15 PM   #3
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Hmm.. I am still confused.

Fallout 2 is supposed to work fine... however on e-bay some sellers claim that fallout 1 run on 95/98 only..

Others claim it runs on XP... fecking hell.
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:35 PM   #4
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I suppose that if it doesn't run on XP there are some patches that enable it to run on it...
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:39 PM   #5
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Fallout 2 runs fine straight off XP for me.
Fallout took a bit of jiggery-pokery to work but "I think) by runnnig the .bat file straight from the directory it worked. I also tried DOSBox but waaaaaaaaay too slow.
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:40 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Magic@Sep 10 2005, 01:15 PM
Fallout 2 is supposed to work fine... however on e-bay some sellers claim that fallout 1 run on 95/98 only..
Lies!
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Old 10-09-2005, 02:09 PM   #7
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It runs on XP fine, both of them.
I should know, I own every Fallout (Including the console one) and the PC ones all work fine.
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:02 PM   #8
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Strange, because I also have both, and Fallout 2 works great, yet Fallout comes up with "Not compatible with this version fo Windows" on Windows 2000, and on XP it does the black-screen.

Edit: If you can't even get Fallout 1 to install on XP, you may wanna try the 2000 "fix" this'll also help all who can't get it installed on 2000/NT

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How to install Fallout 1 on Windows 2000 or NT

Win2K or NT users need to make a manual installation of the game and since Win2K and NT have almost identical core, the installation procedure is the same for both versions and here are the steps for it:

Before you start, make sure you have at least NT 4.0 with Service Pack 3 on your machine.

1. Assumming that your CD-ROM drive letter is "D" and your HD letter is "C", first, create a folder for your game called fallout
(ie C:\games\fallout) then copy D:\program\win\falloutw.___ to the folder you created and rename it to falloutw.exe.

2. Now you have four choices, depending on the installation size you want:

Small Installation: Do not copy anything else.

Medium Installation: Copy D:\master.dat to your fallout folder (ie C:\games\fallout)

Big Installation: Copy D:\master.dat and D:\critter.dat to your fallout folder.

Humongous Installation: Copy D:\master.dat then D:\critter.dat and after that, copy the entire D:\data folder to your fallout folder.

3. Create a text file in C:\games\fallout called fallout.cfg and add the following lines to it, depending on your installation:

Small Installation:
[system]
master_dat=d:\master.dat
critter_dat=d:\critter.dat
[sound]
music_path2=d:\data\sound\music
free_space=0

Medium Installation:
[system]
master_dat=c:\games\fallout\master.dat
critter_dat=d:\critter.dat
[sound]
music_path2=d:\data\sound\music
free_space=0

Big Installation:
[system]
master_dat=c:\games\fallout\master.dat
critter_dat=c:\games\fallout\critter.dat
[sound]
music_path2=d:\data\sound\music
free_space=0

Humongous Installation:
[system]
master_dat=c:\games\fallout\master.dat
critter_dat=c:\games\fallout\critter.dat
[sound]
music_path2=c:\games\fallout\data\sound\music
free_space=0

And finally, make a shortcut to falloutw.exe file and you're done!
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Old 10-09-2005, 03:38 PM   #9
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Best thing I could advise is to set the install.exe to windows 95 or 98 compatibility. This helps save time unlike the above. It works perfectly and worked for me.

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Old 10-09-2005, 04:22 PM   #10
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Congrats Troop!

Question answered... basically I just have to buy them now.

If I experience any problems after I have installed them you'll hear me whine until then... Farewell!
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