Fallout 1, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics return to GOG

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Kilus, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    At the end of 2013 the rights to publish Fallout 1, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics changed hands from Interplay to Bethesda. At that time the titles were pulled from Steam and GOG. In June of 2014 all three games returned to Steam but were absent from GOG. This disappointed many fans of GOG as Fallout was hosted there for over 5 years with all the extra content and configuration GOG provides. Until now Bethesda has not supported GOG as a digital distribution service and many were doubtful(myself included) if GOG would ever sell Fallout again. However GOG is full of Polish tenacity with the will to hunt down publishers and developers for the right to digitally distribute games and they have finally convinced Bethesda to come on board.



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    The copies on sale now as coded different to legacy copies, which have had 'Classic' appended to the title, but it is not apparent at this time to the difference between the two.
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2015
  2. raynor009

    raynor009 Yeehaw!?!

    Apr 29, 2012
    Hahahah, I got them all for free there. Fuck if I will give Bethesda another dime for Fallout.
  3. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Yeah, if you got the games beforehand, either buying them or as part of the giveaway at the end of 2013 they won't show as as purchased in the GOG store but will still be in your library. So be careful not to double buy them.
  4. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish Slippy sloppy, The

    Sep 11, 2010
    I got a physical copy (only the discs, sadly), got the free copies ready to download from GOG at any point I want to and I got copies of the GOG version on an external hard-drive along with my ever growing collection of smut. [edit: I rechecked, I do not have a copy on Steam. But why bother getting a fourth copy anyway?]

    So, yeah.
    Not a whole lotta reason to buy any more copies.
    Unless I can get a hold of an original boxed copy.
    That is something I'd buy.

    Why exactly did it take them 'this long' to bring them up at GOG again?
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2015
  5. raynor009

    raynor009 Yeehaw!?!

    Apr 29, 2012
    I never really was a big fan of GOG, I like having all my digital copies of my games on Steam.
  6. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    Bethesda didn't want to work with GOG. Maybe it was GOG's DRM stance or maybe Bethesda was just too comfortable with Steam. It did kinda leave a bad taste, I mean Fallout 1,2 and Tactics were launch titles for GOG and digitally premiered on GOG.
  7. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    It's interesting that the new versions are listed for Fallout owners as not owned; meaning that GoG is actively offering to sell Fallout 1, 2, and Tactics to customers they know already have access to the games on their server.

    Is something different about them now? (Aside from a logo change.)
  8. dustin542

    dustin542 First time out of the vault

    Jul 2, 2009
    Less extras.
  9. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    It does count. Old customers might not want to get new logos on games they already owned.
  10. Mohamed2001

    Mohamed2001 HATE NEWSPAPERS

    Jan 28, 2013
    What do you mean by less extras? Not really going to get it since I already got it for free there. The original ones. No need for another one, which may or may not be dumbed down in terms of extras.
  11. Gizmojunk

    Gizmojunk Antediluvian as Feck

    Nov 26, 2007
    I understand that, but outside of us here, that bit is largely irrelevant ~to just about everyone else I'd think.

    *Less Extras? Seriously?
  12. dustin542

    dustin542 First time out of the vault

    Jul 2, 2009
    They are only including the manual. The old versions also included the fallout bible, soundtrack, wallpapers, etc.
  13. sdlotu

    sdlotu Which vault is this again?

    Jun 14, 2007
    Most importantly, the original GoG versions included the Mark Morgan soundtrack music in MP3 format.

    Alas, these are only the Windows versions, and I have no realistic hope of seeing Mac versions again. I guess I'll have to hang on to my boxed copy of FO2.
  14. Kilus

    Kilus Not Australian Orderite

    May 3, 2003
    GOG staff on the difference between the additions. Biggest thing is the lack of OS X support in the Bethesda versions:

  15. 4too

    4too Vault Senior Citizen

    Apr 30, 2003
    Mac OS X, Games Via WINE

    When played pre B’Soft GOG FOT on Mac, learned can open WINE shell itself and install Redux.7x mod and more.

    Shallower learning curve than hand rolling pre Win era games with DOS-Box.

  16. tekhedd

    tekhedd Hoarding ammo IS gameplay

    Oct 28, 2008
    ...and if all else fails, the install CDs are on display on /that/ shelf. :)
  17. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Nice to see they're back on GoG, even if money goes to Bethesda now. Between Bethesda and Herve though, not sure which is the lesser evil. On the other hand, I got them for free, so fuck both.
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  18. AgentBJ09

    AgentBJ09 Vault Dweller

    Jul 9, 2015
    I can second this. The GOG account pages for the old versions are labeled "Fallout 1/2/Tactics Classic."

    To say I'm not surprised by this loss of content, along with an elevated price for the new versions ($9.99 versus $5.99), is an understatement. Doubt any Bethesda fanboys will take notice, though.