Fallout 1/2 leave Steam, Bethesda working to get them back on it fast

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  1. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    Fallout 1, 2 and Tactics seem to have been removed from Steam a little later than the GOG versions, but Bethesda lets us know on Twitter that they're working to get it back on Valve's service:<blockquote>We’re working to return classic @Fallout games (1, 2, Tactics) to Steam and will provide an update when they’re ready to go.</blockquote>They're also apparently considering other options (which would include GOG), though it doesn't seem to be a sure thing:<blockquote>we’ll have a look at other options once we handle Steam.</blockquote>
     
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  2. rehevkor

    rehevkor It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Nov 19, 2005
    At least they're not going to try and bury them. The PR nightmare that'd be.
     
  3. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Why is it a problem, anyway? Is it just a legal issue with paperwork, or are they really fixing the intro now?
     
  4. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    I hope beth walks same way as interplay.
     
  5. WorstUsernameEver

    WorstUsernameEver But best title ever!

    May 28, 2010
    As they say on Twitter:
     
  6. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    The rights have gone from Interplay to Bethesda. This means that Steam has to make sure nothing from Interplay's offering remains & everything is migrated to Bethesda's.

    Easiest way to do that is by pulling it all, and redeploying with Bethesda's credentials. But that also means modifying some game files etc for licensing purposes.
     
  7. hexer

    hexer It Wandered In From the Wastes
    Modder

    Dec 7, 2013
    Interplay's spinning logo and the music was an integral part of Fallout's intro. They even styled it to look like something from Fallout's world.
    Too bad they'll probably remove it and replace it with something inferior :seriouslyno:
     
  8. Censor

    Censor Huh?

    Jan 28, 2013
    I agree. Fortunately I was able to pick up the copies from GOG in time.
     
  9. Jubal Quintus

    Jubal Quintus Nacho Friend

    Mar 2, 2007
    I'll miss the fanfare if I ever buy the Bethsoft versions, but that isn't likely. The original copies I own already will always be my go to versions.
     
  10. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    It's not a given that they'll remove the fanfare. What we do know is they have to change terms of service and copyright notices. That doesn't mean they have any right or reason to remove all traces that Interplay produced the game.
     
  11. danielje

    danielje First time out of the vault

    Mar 24, 2006
    I'm glad that the titles have passed to Bethesda. It's my hope we might see some sort of legacy support or perhaps a new engine rework for the games to help them last into the 21st century. Really, Bethesda should form a team and do a complete expansion for 1/2, adding hours of new gameplay options/graphics/text etc. But, who am I kidding thats just wishful thinking, theres no real profit there, just mad street cred from us to them. Maybe though, if they spent some time with the first two games, they could get a better feel for what Fallout was trying to have in store,
     
  12. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Oct 12, 2011
    If they were to do that then people would realize what a crappy game Fallout 3 is and they don't want that.
     
  13. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Why do people have this obsession with remaking everything?
     
  14. danielje

    danielje First time out of the vault

    Mar 24, 2006
    Just because we'll never see a game like Fallout 1/2 again UNLESS they are remade. Although Wasteland 2 comes to a real nice middle ground of old and new, waiting for my gaming rig to arrive so I can play it again. This Inspiron notebook can't really handle the game all that well. Plus, I don't want them to remake Fallout 1/2, I just want them to spend some time and money updating the engine to be more compatible out of the box and maybe add some content. Killap did some great work on the Restoration Project for Fallout 2, Bethesda should bundle some of the good work the community has done and make it readily available/easy to install for the masses to enjoy. Ive tried to go back to regular vanilla fallout 2 after the RP, and everything feels so....quiet and lonely, like the game isnt complete or something.

    I just think it would be a shame to let the game die off over the next few years. Besides, what better way for a company to convince you to buy ANOTHER copy of a game you love than to offer up some new content/additional features. Hell, I've bought 1/2 atleast 4 times each already might as well for go for one more.
     
  15. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The restoration Project is already for the masses to enjoy, it's free. You want them to monetize Killap's work?

    Also Bethesda aren't exactly known for being good at optimizing their games.
     
  16. sea

    sea Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 5, 2009
    They'd be complete idiots to do that. The games still sell well and have a great reputation.

    That said, I wouldn't be surprised if they are holding things back over some revisionist history, i.e. adding their logo into the intro or something.
     
  17. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    They didn't fixed anything of Arena nor Daggerfall which is full of bugs.
    So I don't expect they make FO1,2 better.
    they are lazy idiots.
     
  18. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder

    Mar 10, 2007
    For FO1/2, unless there are lots of "Interplay" in other texts, they would just replace the Interplay's spinning logo movie, edit the copyright messages in misc.msg & credits.txt, and repack the files into the main DATs. Probably also edit the manual PDFs.
     
  19. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    I'm really curious if they're going to remove sfall from GOG/Steam version as well. It's a third party software published under the GNU/GPL license, Bethesda doesn't have any right for selling it. Timeslip should sue their pants off! :twisted:
     
  20. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    I don't expect them to remove the interplay logo. I suspect the approach will be that Interplay/BI was the developer & that Bethesda is now the publisher.

    There is no rational reason to remove the spinning logo, except out of spite.

    But a lot of other files have to be modified as well to add the necessary info.