Fallout 1&2 Speed Run Awesome Games Done Quick 2013

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by radnan, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. radnan

    radnan A Smooth-Skin

    Dec 1, 2006
    :) pretty nice


  2. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Fo1 was completed in 8:30 in 2010 by Devin Herron and Lorashkar. Fo2 has been done in 18 minutes apparently. What is the point of one-handedness?
  3. Languorous_Maiar

    Languorous_Maiar A Smooth-Skin

    Oct 25, 2011
    I don't see anything in such resolution.
  4. Vice Gray

    Vice Gray First time out of the vault

    Jun 11, 2013
    Does the speed at which you travel on the map running fallout on an old Pentium vs a newer PC account for anything? Since you get significantly less encounter.
  5. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    I believe FO2 was actually beaten by another player at a faster speed around roughly 15 minutes. Although it's possible that it's the same speedrun and they just said "not including credits" as their qualifier for that time...
  6. BigBoss

    BigBoss Your Local Scrub

    Dec 24, 2012
    One-handed doesn't have any point, because the whole damn game can be played with the mouse.

    In fact, when I play Fallout 1 and 2 I never used the keyboard. I do everything with the mouse. So one-handedness doesn't count here.

    Other than that, nice times. It might just be a rumor, but I heard someone beat Fallout 1 in a cool five minutes (not counting movies, character creation, etc., and they supposedly only did the main quest, and didn't even join the Brotherhood).
  7. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    The keyboard can be pretty useful in the first 2 Fallouts. But taking it away is literally pointless as a challenge.
  8. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    I genuinely don't understand this whole dismissal of the one-handed challenge. You can play basketball with one hand, too, but that doesn't mean removing the use of one hand won't impair you in some way. The videos even clearly showed that he made screw ups several times because he wasn't accustomed to using the mouse without the keyboard. I always play the original titles with the keyboard, so the idea of asking "What's the point of the one-armed challenge?" doesn't even occur to me. I get it.

    If you're used to playing it with 1 arm, then it won't affect you. But the game is much, MUCH easier to traverse with 1 hand on the keyboard and hotkeys committed to memory. It makes a considerable difference, especially for speedruns.
  9. BigBoss

    BigBoss Your Local Scrub

    Dec 24, 2012
    I guess your right, for someone who is accustomed to just using one hand for the mouse and doesn't even touch the keyboard, it can be hard.

    Like I said, when I play, I never touch the keyboard. I always play with the mouse and thats it. Thats why to me, I guess its no big feat.

    One thing I did notice however, is that he abused the glitches and had saves pre-loaded (meaning he used saves for different games, at times loading a save that wasn't from that run).

    He did abuse the system in order to gain those times. I think, if done right, a Fallout run could take much longer.
  10. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I usually don't use the keyboard either, but for a speedrun it can be useful. Abusing the combat-mode button for a few things for example enabled most of the speed runs so far.
    Using only one hand does pose a challenge, I guess.
    Now I wanna see Quake Done Quick with only one hand ;)