Fallout 1 not working on Windows 7 x64 (final build 7600)

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by 5h00n4y, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Wasteland Ghost

    Wasteland Ghost Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 20, 2005
    Another one thing about fallout.cfg: set art_cache_size parameter to 8:
    Code:
    [system]
    art_cache_size=8
     
  2. rogerg2

    rogerg2 First time out of the vault

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    Oct 24, 2007
    I agree that all of this 32-bit/64-bit crap is getting to me as well! I am considering purchasing a Dell or an HP computer since my system I built is going on three or four years old (motherboard and processor) and all they have now for the cheap is the 64-bit systems. I just don't know anymore...
     
  3. 5h00n4y

    5h00n4y First time out of the vault

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    Jun 22, 2008
    Thanks again, but didn't help and still the mismatch error popsup :(

    I'd say x64 is way smoother and responsive and it found all of the drivers by itself on my ~2005 system, so I'd choose x64 for the future ;)
    But don't worry about it being x64, I'm sure the processor in those PC's can handle both x86 AKA 32-bit and x64 AKA 64-bit instructions so you could install any OS on it.
     
  4. Stg Granite

    Stg Granite Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 8, 2007
    That.
    Also, rogerg2, you can dual-boot your pc. I have both Win XP 64 and 32 bit installed on my pc. 64 for general use - as it's much faster if you've got the a good amount of memory - and 32 for gaming because of compatibility issues.

    5h00n4y, why don't you post a screen with the error you're getting?
     
  5. rogerg2

    rogerg2 First time out of the vault

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    At this particular time the system I am using I personally built back in November 2006 and it contains an EVGA 680I MB and an E6600 CPU, 4GB RAM. Running Vista Premium. And I believe it performs substantially, but I am the type of person that is always looking for something more when it comes to my computer. :-) That is why I am thinking about upgrading but I don't know if it's easier, cheaper, and wiser, to just upgrade my motherboard/CPU/OS (Windows 7) or just purchase a new cheap ass system...

    I was thinking about one of those new i7 Intel CPUs and maybe an Intel based motherboard. I just don't know as of this time.
     
  6. rogerg2

    rogerg2 First time out of the vault

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    Oct 24, 2007
    I have been contemplating doing something similar to that with Windows 7 when it comes out, but I just don't know...
     
  7. 5h00n4y

    5h00n4y First time out of the vault

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    Jun 22, 2008
    Erm, but there's nothing to post - what I wrote in the first post is the entire message, it's just a standard tiny popup window with one button. ;)
    And then it goes black and returns to the OS, nothing else :(
     
  8. Stg Granite

    Stg Granite Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    May 8, 2007
    Oh, I see. I'd partially skipped you first post. Sorry. :D
    I've got this error when trying to install it on XP 64.
    But decided I'd just install XP 32, instead of trying to solve anything.
    Do that, I'd tell you. Or use VMware and see if you can run the game.
     
  9. Misteryo

    Misteryo Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 15, 2007
    Or you could spend $9 and get Fallout on Steam. (It might be more fun to work out the compatibility problems on your own, but, just sayin', if you want to play the game and the price of a burger, fries and a coke solves your problem... )

    Misteryo
     
  10. 5h00n4y

    5h00n4y First time out of the vault

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    Jun 22, 2008
    I'd rather support GOG.com 8-)

    But yes, I'll reconsider that, I've got an original version of the game already (CD-Action cover CD), still, it could be both mine or that version's fault it's not working...
     
  11. 5h00n4y

    5h00n4y First time out of the vault

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    Jun 22, 2008
    Alright, got a confirmation from a fellow Windows7 x64 user (Thanks xpect!), he used a different version of the game, and not only the installer worked but the game does also, since the first unpatched version, with the official 1.1 patch, up to the 1.3.5 TeamX newest patches.
    Well, some graphics and fonts are still glitched, but at least no more black screen hangs.
    Also tried it with the beta of the Restoration Mod, looks like it works fine too (didn't play much ;)), but when I install the Highres patch it gives me the same mismatch error message again, so, maybe the highres patch is incompatible with the exe supplied with the mod? Or once again it's just me? ;)

    Anyways, thanks everyone for the suggestions, I'm glad it got tested and I was proved to be wrong, lol ;)
     
  12. Wasteland Ghost

    Wasteland Ghost Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 20, 2005
    Again, try to install hi-res patch without Restoration Mod. ;) If it works — problem is in new exe (modified v1.2US).
     
  13. 5h00n4y

    5h00n4y First time out of the vault

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    Jun 22, 2008
    Yes yes, I did that, the highres patch works fine without it.
    Only gives the mismatch error after applying it to the mod.
     
  14. Wasteland Ghost

    Wasteland Ghost Still Mildly Glowing

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    Sep 20, 2005
    So, new exe is incompatible with the hi-res patch. Try to contact the author(s) of this patch. ;)
     
  15. Mash

    Mash Vault Engineer Modder

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    May 3, 2008
    Just noticed this thread.
    Yep the exe used in the f1 RP is indeed incompatible with the high-res patch. I'll put together an update when I get the chance.
    While I'm at it I should probably put "Hi-Res Patch" somewhere in the error message and the log file. :)
     
  16. karn09

    karn09 First time out of the vault

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    Sep 9, 2009
    I just got fallout 1 working on Windows 7 x64. It did not require a manual install (used Original CD). The updates however did require manual installation.

    Sorry to bump this thread..but if you are still having problems I can post everything that I did to bring it up to speed.
     
  17. Wolfehunter

    Wolfehunter First time out of the vault

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    Jun 30, 2008
    Make sure you reinstall Direct X from Microsoft.

    Win 7 has DirectX 11


    Also try installing using right click and "Troubleshooting Compatibility"

    For all programs not designed for win7 or vista 64bit.

    Then make a desktop icon.

    R-click on icon > Properties > Compatibility > win 95 and Check Privilege Levels >OK.

    Optional tweaks,

    Control panel > System and Security > System ? Advanced System Settings > Performance Settings > Data Execution Prevention >

    Add the Fallout.exe to the list by turn on DEP for all programs service except those I select.

    goodluck

    WH
     
  18. Ziutek90

    Ziutek90 First time out of the vault

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    Aug 4, 2008
    Has anyone already managed to install/run FO1 and FO2 on 7 x64?

    If you still got problems with that: terminate explorer.exe and then run the app (also fixes troubles with colors) -> this should work. :D
     
  19. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder

    Mar 10, 2007
    That's not necessary, the color problem and can be fixed easily with DirectDraw Compatibility Tool or hi-res patch (with 16-bit color setting).
    Fallout 1 & 2 run smoothly on my Win7 x64 Ultimate (English version with CJK MUI)
     
  20. Kelldroth

    Kelldroth First time out of the vault

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    Feb 8, 2011
    The easiest workaround is to simply run the game while leaving your screen resolution window open. The 16-bit patch does indeed handle the problem (though I occasionally still get a bad load for some odd reason).