Full-screen vs windowed mode?

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by l3gacy, Jul 30, 2004.

  1. l3gacy

    l3gacy First time out of the vault

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    Jul 30, 2004
    I have heard/read somewhere that there is a way to get any fullscreen game in a window instead. I've been trying to get Fallout 1 to do this as I've recently picked it back up, and am curious as to how to do this.

    I've got Windows XP Pro, pretty standard system.
     
  2. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud
    Admin

    Apr 2, 2003
    None that I know of, you might get it working using a third party util tho..
     
  3. Kahgan

    Kahgan Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 25, 2003
    unless you have a problem/ugly view/etc. when you play in full screen, then I dont see why you would play in windowed...?
     
  4. Montez

    Montez So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Jun 20, 2003
    You can play the DOS version of Fallout 1 windowed in DOSBox. VirtualPC will do it for the other games, doubt it's worth the money just for that though.
     
  5. l3gacy

    l3gacy First time out of the vault

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    Jul 30, 2004
    Yeah, I heard that there were some that will do it, but I am not sure of the names of the utilities that manage it.
     
  6. l3gacy

    l3gacy First time out of the vault

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    Jul 30, 2004
    Not TOO ugly, other than the resolution being way too low (I have a 22 inch monitor and it looks really grainy... would ideally be playing it in 1280x1024) I would like to play at work and it's a lot easier to alt-tab to another window instead of alt-tabbing out of fullscreen because the monitor clicks and theres always a few second lag. :twisted:
     
  7. l3gacy

    l3gacy First time out of the vault

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    Jul 30, 2004
    Wow, I'm a jackass. Like 6 posts down was this:

    "Fallout in Windowed mode"
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=8162

    :oops: Guess I shoulda paid a little attention before I posted. Haven't had my asshole ripped out yet at least :lol:

    Alright, I am gonna go do some investigating on some other forums and see if I can get an answer, since apparently I'm not the only one that wanted this done. If I find anything useful, I'll let you guys know.