Fallout1&2 on iphone(ipad)

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by Outdoorsman, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Outdoorsman

    Outdoorsman First time out of the vault

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    Apr 12, 2012
    hi
    i joined the forum today to talk about this.
    im not talkin about the possiblity...
    belive it or not
    i actually ran the fallout 1 on my ipad1
    (i think no one done it before, right?)
    with dosbox on ipad and dos version of fallout 1
    its working without any error
    but its runing too slow to play
    it was not bad till making character..and sound is ok

    ive ran fallout 1 only but im sure 2 is slower

    any idea to make it faster?

    ps.
    if u want to try it on your i device, just ask me
    it was not difficult but you need to jail break
    and some trick on fallout config file and dos box
     
  2. Thorium

    Thorium First time out of the vault

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    Mar 21, 2012
    Try it with QEMU. It's a lot faster than DOSBox.
     
  3. Outdoorsman

    Outdoorsman First time out of the vault

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    Apr 12, 2012
    can i use QEMU on ipad?
    i cannot find how to do it
     
  4. RolandDeschain79

    RolandDeschain79 Android Adventurer

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    Apr 12, 2012
    Hey did you see my thread from today as well? I ran fallout 1 in dosbox on Android.

    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=957360#957360

    Can you tell me how you managed to run fallout 2 in dos? I was going to work on that a bit today but it seems you already have a head start.

    I can help you to get it running faster. I don't have an Ipad to test for you but I have some info that will help you mod the DosBox files and improve performance. You may also need to mess with the fallout 1 config file.

    Read this page on modifying the DosBox config a bit:
    http://migenonline.com/N900/dosbox-0.73-Fallout1.conf.txt

    I got it from a link in this thread:
    http://talk.maemo.org/archive/index.php/t-38359.html
     
  5. RolandDeschain79

    RolandDeschain79 Android Adventurer

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    Apr 12, 2012
    Do you mean to run win95 from QEMU and play it it through there? Please tell me how to access my files from QEMU. If I could do this while in win95 or 98 I could load all sorts of games.

    I have searched for a way to do this unsuccessfully. With the BOSH program I can see small files in my HDD folder but I am unable to find fallout once I place it there.

    If you can help me run it like this, then I will make an instructional video for us all to share.
     
  6. Outdoorsman

    Outdoorsman First time out of the vault

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    Apr 12, 2012
    No, Iphone and ipad can use dosbox named idos(dospad)
    its kind of dosbox but it looks differnt, serch on google
    i tried Bochs but its not working (same problem with you)
    im fixing CFG files with your links
    cpu and rander on dosbox and entire fallout.cfg
    it seems better but still slow
    and the dos version things you asked
    i found there is no dos version of fallout2 (sorry)
    fallout 1 have own dos version installer in its cd
    you dont need to patch it
    setup.exe is for windows install.exe is for dos
     
  7. RolandDeschain79

    RolandDeschain79 Android Adventurer

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    Apr 12, 2012

    Would an Iphone 3Gs be able to run it in Idos? I have an iphone I could try it on but I doubt it will be as good as your ipad.

    Let me know if you can run the ambient noises and music in videos without major lag. My version of Android is a Beta which has several sound issues. Its hard for me to know if its my device or my settings that is causing the slowdown.

    I am sad to hear there isn't a way to run fallout 2 in Dos. Its hard to know for sure because people have claimed to do it before.

    I used to own the fallout CD's but made the mistake of lending them to a friend years ago:(

    Its possible to mount win 95 with DosBox, so i'm hoping there's a way to access the file system too. If that's possible it could open up lots of new options. I have written the developer of DosBox Turbo and asked about this. I have yet to hear back from him but I will keep you posted.
     
  8. Outdoorsman

    Outdoorsman First time out of the vault

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    Apr 12, 2012
    3Gs can run it, you can try
    tell me if you find some solutions
    maybe the hardwares are problem..
    ipad1 is 1Ghz cpu and 256mb ram
    what about your android
    is it better?
    and idos is not running isolated,
    its running with Ios`s spring board
    but booting an ipad in dos is impossible

    hmm.. its 3:50am enough for to day
    i`ll go sleep now

    lets do it next day
     
  9. RolandDeschain79

    RolandDeschain79 Android Adventurer

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    Apr 12, 2012
    Have a good sleep I will work a little on the problem. Is there a config file for the idos program? I will need to jailbreak my phone, i'll have to look that up too lol.

    The HP TouchPad has decent hardware, Snapdragon dual core arm @ 1.2Ghz, Adreno 220 GPU and 1GB of ddr2
    http://www.gsmarena.com/hp_touchpad-3839.php

    I found that I had to mess with the DosBox Config before I got decent performance. At first it was just too slow.
     
  10. RolandDeschain79

    RolandDeschain79 Android Adventurer

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    Apr 12, 2012
    Update! I have made some progress running fallout 2 with the Bochs program. Got it to show me the files but it won't run. It gives me error msgs when I launch the EXE.

    I have tried win 95 & 98 but both are giving errors. I've not been able to get around the fact that the display is set to 16 colors. I messed with a few other games but nothing would start.

    I've seen this one video of a guy running fallout 2 but I have no idea how he managed to do it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgJ_3SO1ox8&feature=my_liked_videos&list=LLT2eeCj5VxJmXo1uf33RJjA
     
  11. Outdoorsman

    Outdoorsman First time out of the vault

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    Apr 12, 2012
  12. RolandDeschain79

    RolandDeschain79 Android Adventurer

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    Apr 12, 2012
    It's Confirmed! Fallout 2 will run on Android with libSDL. Just don't ask to explain yet. I believe I understand but I won't know for sure till I can reproduce the results in English.

    Facts
    1)It works and you can save and load games.
    2)There is no sound, working on it...
    3) Performance is slow but playable, working on it..
    4)It's currently only in Russian but I am working on that.
    5)The videos run worse than in my fallout 1 video with DOS but they do run.

    Thanks is owed to WMorroWM for showing me how to run it. Now I must make it work for the masses of Androids looking to migrate to the wasteland.
     
  13. ferenius

    ferenius First time out of the vault

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    Mar 10, 2013
    Hi,
    any news?
    Any progress in getting Fallout 2 working on the ipad?
    keep up the good work u guys