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Fallout 2 Guide

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 26, 2016.

  • by booman, Feb 26, 2016 at 1:00 PM
  • booman

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    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.

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    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
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.10
    Wine: 1.8

    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: 1920x1080
    Click OK
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    Note: Set the resolution to match your Linux Desktop

    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_fallout2_2.1.0.17.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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    .NET Framework Error
    Click Close
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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 "fallout2HR.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: Fallout 2
    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. Laptop, Desktop or Netbook.

    Click Screen Settings

    Adjust:
    • Scaling X2
    • Resolution
    • Windowed
    • Colours
    • Refresh Rate
    • Fog of War
    • PC Scroll Limit
    • Panel Scaling
    Click Done
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    Conclusion:
    Fallout 2 ran really well on my GeForce 550 Ti and my GeForce 7600 GT. No performance issues and typical Fallout RPG style gameplay.

    Screenshots:
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Comments

Discussion in 'Guides' started by booman, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. mrdeathjr28
    Excellent old gem, good screens and very good guide

    :)
    booman likes this.

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