You are the Chosen One sent to find GECK (Garden of Eden Creation Kit) during a drought in 2241. Equipped with only a jumpsuit and PIPBoy 2000 you scour an open world in survival and turn based combat in a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Fallout 2 in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Note: This guide applies to the GOG version of Fallout 2. Other versions may require additional steps.
Tips & Specs:
To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained
Mint 17.3 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: 1920x1080
Note: Set the resolution to match your Linux Desktop
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"
.NET Framework Error
Click OK on all errors
Note: The errors do not affect the installation
Name your shortcut: Fallout 2
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. Laptop, Desktop or Netbook.
Click Screen Settings
- Scaling X2
- Refresh Rate
- Fog of War
- PC Scroll Limit
- Panel Scaling
Fallout 2 ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti and my GeForce 7600 GT. No performance issues and typical Fallout RPG style gameplay.