Approximate Scale of Map Squares in Fallout 1/2?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by SealyStar, May 6, 2012.

  1. SealyStar

    SealyStar It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 23, 2012
    I'd like to find out. Was an exact scale ever given? Can it be calculated based on walking times, or with a map of the area?
    It'd be useful and interesting to know.
  2. Ohaimerk

    Ohaimerk modoc, den, grave Orderite

    Mar 30, 2009
    I actually have no idea. Never really looked into it myself. I'm sure others would be able to give a more exact answer, but I took the fallout 1 worldmap and laid it out on a map from google maps and:

    My guess would be each square is ~12 miles on each side, or ~19km.

    Fallout 2 is roughly slightly larger than double the size of fo1's map (six squares between military base and vault 13 as opposed to 13 for fo1) so my guess would be somewhere between 26 and 30 miles per square, 42-50 km
  3. Muff

    Muff Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    May 5, 2006
    Well the map you just posted from the map scale and the overlay from Fallout it looks to be roughly 50 miles per tile.
  4. SealyStar

    SealyStar It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 23, 2012
    1. Thanks! The miracles of Photoshop and Google maps...
    2. No, it's definitely not 50 miles/tile. In either game.
  5. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud

    Sep 14, 2009
    Planing on a reenactment walk? :wink:
  6. SealyStar

    SealyStar It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Mar 23, 2012
    It would be fun if I was physically fit enough :P

    But no, I'm just interested, really. It could also be good for the handful of TC mods out there, to know the default scale for their map.
  7. notdefix

    notdefix First time out of the vault

    Jul 28, 2016
    I'm aware that this is a very old topic, but I came across it because I wanted to know the scale of the Fallout2 map.
    I had also created an overlay from Google map data and here is the result.


    I've included the scale bars from the original Google map source, and scaled them with the overlay.

    From my best estimate, each square on the Fallout2 map (50×50px) has a width (and height) of about 11.2 to 11.8 miles (or 18.0 to 19.0 km).
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2016
  8. cordelionreaver

    cordelionreaver Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 29, 2015