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Fallout 1 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 22, 2016.

  • by booman, Jan 22, 2016 at 12:25 PM
  • booman

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    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:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.9
    Wine: 1.7.51-staging

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.8
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.8 is installed and you can close this window

    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name the virtual drive: fallout
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries

    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.8
    Click Next
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    Select "32 bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications Tab
    Windows version: Windows XP
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Check "Emulate a virtual desktop"
    Desktop size: 1024x768
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (DLL's, Libraries, Components)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Installing Fallout

    Click Browse

    Select "setup_fallout_2.1.0.18.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next again

    Click Options
    Check "Yes I have read and accept EULA"
    Uncheck "Create desktop icon"
    Click Install
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    Runtime Errors
    Click OK on all errors
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    Note: The errors do not affect the installation

    Click Exit
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "falloutwHR.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Fallout
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Select Fallout
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.8
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Fallout

    Select Fallout
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Optmization

    Fallout can run on just about any computer these days

    Click Screen Settings
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    Adjust:
    • Scaling X2
    • Resolution
    • Windowed
    • Colours
    • Refresh Rate
    • Fog of War
    • PC Scroll Limit
    • Panel Scaling
    Click Done
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    Conclusion:
    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.

    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Is big classic, excelent game

    As always good guide and very good screens

    :)
    booman likes this.
  2. Megazell
    Game works but I get this error

    Error in main
    Fallout crashed.
    Click on debug link to get more details.
  3. booman
    At what point did it crash?
    What distro are you using?
    System specs?

    I didn't have any problems in Mint 17.2 64-bit on my GeForce 550 Ti or my 7600 GT.
    Both worked flawlessly. I could travel, save, combat, loot, dialog, quests, everything.
  4. Megazell
    Linux Mint 17.1 - XFCE 64 bit
    XFX Radeon 7870 2 GB

    The game runs but when I exit the game I get that error. I have Fallout 1 installed using this method - https://www.gog.com/forum/fallout_series/linux_install_the_fallout_saga_on_debianubuntumintetc and it works without any issue. I was trying to give PlayOnLinux a shot since I never used it before.
  5. booman
    I've heard that Fallout could run in Linux natively. I didn't bother because it ran so well in PlayOnLinux/Wine
    From time to time games will refuse to shutdown properly. Sometimes all you have to do is wait... other times I go to PlayOnlinux Configure Wine Tab and click "Kill Processes"

    If you can run Fallout just fine with those .deb packages, then do it that way from now on.
    Nevermind, I read the instructions and even those scripts use Wine as well.
  6. Megazell
    I am going to try the kill processes trick when I get home.
  7. booman
    As long as the game runs fine, that should close it on Exit.
    You could always look at the debug when it refuses to exit.
  8. Megazell
    Correct - The game runs 100% but when it exits PlayOnLinux pops up with that list of errors I posted.
  9. booman
    I wouldn't worry about it, unless it freezes your whole computer.
    Try Alt+Tab to go back to PlayOnLinux and kill the process
  10. kingrobotjr
    when i launch it say error initializing video mode 1024X748

    i used this version to download it
  11. booman
    Make sure to use the virtual desktop in Wine configuration. It will match the window size for you.
  12. kingrobotjr
    tried this and even unchecked it
    i think this comp is 20-30 years old so i wasn't expected much to happen
  13. booman
    Oh, well that is why Fallout doesn't work. How did you get Linux on it?

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