Any chance for Van Buren? Ever?

Discussion in 'Future Fallout Game Discussion' started by FarGo Traders, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. FarGo Traders

    FarGo Traders First time out of the vault

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    Nov 3, 2008
    Hi all.

    Long story short, I've been a longtime Fallout fan. Pretty picky when it comes to Fallout canon. I was planning to get Fallout 3, despite some nagging suspicions. But after reading through the various reviews on these boards, I'm frightened of the thing.

    Been there done the Morrowind thing and Oblivion thing to death. I was hoping to see the full realization of Van Buren.

    After seeing this, I could just cry. Strider of the Wastes tears, of course. :wink:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uuDKrY7eW0

    http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Van_Buren


    Is there a chance this will ever be picked up again? Any news, hints, remote possibilities of someone getting the rights to this and finishing it?
     
  2. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    No. And this has been brought up a million times before.
     
  3. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    There is a russian game series very similar to the original Fallouts (isometric, TB), but it has crappy graphics and is quite buggy. I forget what the name is though.
     
  4. MorbidMind

    MorbidMind First time out of the vault

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    Oct 28, 2008
    This is a really huge stretch, but I always kinda hoped that someone would just turn the VB engine open source, and there would be a fan made Van Buren with the leaked script. Fan Buren... a guy can dream.
     
  5. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all
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    Dec 9, 2003
    That is really a dream. Bethesda has the engine, and there's no way in hell they're going to have anyone compete with their current baby.
     
  6. Barbalute

    Barbalute First time out of the vault

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    Nov 6, 2008
    I think you're talking about The Fall. I thought it was German though.
     
  7. bhlaab

    bhlaab Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Oct 30, 2008
    Look, son, your dad is gone. And he's never coming back. But I'm hoping someday you'll accept Walter as your new dad.
     
  8. marko2te

    marko2te Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Sep 24, 2008
    The only chance for Van Buren is that J.E. Sawyer after finishing The Black Hound make VB in NWN2 toolset. I think we should start a petition for it.
     
  9. Ashmo

    Ashmo Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Jul 2, 2004
    No.

    Unless someone makes Wasteland 2 and it turns out as a spiritual successor to Fallout -- which would be irony of fate.
     
  10. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    We could also start a petition for Barack Obama to recreate Van Buren using toothpicks and glue. About the same estimated completion date.
     
  11. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I know I have mentioned it often but I honestly would like Brian Fargo to get his act together and start work on Wasteland Remake or Wasteland 2.

    And make it a decent CRPG, not something for the console kids, they have more than enough games dammit!
     
  12. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    I actually wouldn't rule out Van Buren coming out officially in some shape or form (not as a computer game, though). Stay tuned.
     
  13. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    To bad as I would have enjoyed it the most as a CRPG.
     
  14. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    :shock: Say what? As in 'all the stuff that Black Isle put together before it got canned'?

    That would be the best news ever. :D
     
  15. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
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    Apr 3, 2003
    What, as a book?

    Grrrrlol
     
  16. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    I was talking about Dungeon Cleaners (Sanitary Podzemelij) 1&2, a Russian game. I am not positive if it ever got released in English though.

    Fan Buren is possible if there is a dedicated enough fan modding group. It would take a few years though. However, it is not impossible. Look to Circle of Eight (http://www.co8.org/forum/) for example of how it is done - check out how much they improved Troika's original TOEE. They are also working on a project of their own (Keep on the Borderlands) on the same engine, but with revamped rules and mechanics, and have a demo released. All of that without the source-code, or even any kind of official modding tools.

    Is it likely that this could happen to Van Buren? No. Possible? Well, more like a miracle if it does happen.

    ...And about the same chance of happening as any or all other Obama's election promises :roll:
     
  17. IrishSailor

    IrishSailor First time out of the vault

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    Nov 10, 2008
    Didn't it officially come out in the shape of a demo?
    Whoa, hold the phone! Obama actually promised to recreate Van Buren using toothpicks and glue? Must have missed that press conference.
     
  18. danielje

    danielje First time out of the vault

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    Mar 24, 2006
    Its gone forever, sorry my friend.

    Also, Fallout 3 is not a terrible game.

    To sum it up.

    "Yeah, Its alright."

    Its truly, an alright and playable game, not completely fallout canon, but not entirely not fallout canon. Its a love-hate thing.
     
  19. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    Unfortunately, now I do rule out Van Buren coming out in any shape or form. Sorry for needlessly giving you hope.

    The tech demo was leaked out, it wasn't released officially. And it doesn't even contain any of Van Buren's plot.
     
  20. Killerrabbit

    Killerrabbit First time out of the vault

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    Feb 20, 2009
    Personally I think Fallout 3 is worth checking out, but you might get quite negative answers here, NMA forums is apparently quite anti Fallout 3 so to say