Fallout is an open world turn-based post nuclear RPG where you try to survive as a Vault Dweller. Experience random battles as you traverse the wasteland searching for loot, completing quests and slaying mutated animals, renegades and monsters.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Fallout in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Fallout. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
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Mint 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.8
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.8 is installed and you can close this window
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name the virtual drive: fallout
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.8
Select "32 bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows XP
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
Desktop size: 1024x768
PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Click Next again
Check "Yes I have read and accept EULA"
Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
Click OK on all errors
Note: The errors do not affect the installation
Name your shortcut: Fallout
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Wine version: 1.8
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
Fallout can run on just about any computer these days
Click Screen Settings
- Scaling X2
- Refresh Rate
- Fog of War
- PC Scroll Limit
- Panel Scaling
Fallout 1 ran perfectly on my GeForce 550 Ti. It even recognized my 1680x1050 widescreen resolution without any patches, mods or hacks. Of course performance was perfect due to the age of the game.