Hi-Res Patches for Fallout1&2 & the BIS Mapper

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by Mash, May 14, 2008.

  1. lilBrownFish

    lilBrownFish First time out of the vault

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    Jun 19, 2008
    ahh, it works, played for hours... its so much nicer to look at! just changed it to 240 like you said, thanks :D
     
  2. NecroKreep

    NecroKreep First time out of the vault

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    Oct 10, 2006
    I seem to be running into a little bit of a problem with your patch. My native resolution is 1920X1200 with the game running perfectly fine when set to that. I got a little tired of seeing off screen though, so I set AUTO_SCRN_SIZE to 0 and lowered the resolution down to 1680x1050. It works fine but I still felt seeing where the world drops off to a black void to be a little disconcerting. I went down to 1440x900 and that's when things became problematic. I tried all wide screen resolutions along with a few 4:3 res's and, ironically enough, the only one that works is 800x600. With every single resolution between 1680x1050 and 800x600, the error message "Error initializing video mode 640x480" pops up as soon as I execute the Fallout2.exe. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  3. Grotesque

    Grotesque It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Oct 16, 2006
    Ive installed Fallout 2 with the unofficial FO2patch 1.02.25 and F2 Restoration Project 1.2 and then added the resolution patch 1.2 and the ingame resolution did not changed.


    Manually Ive changed the resolution in the f2_res.ini the same as my desktop resolution

    #Set the screen resolution here
    SCR_WIDTH = 1280
    SCR_HIGHT = 1024

    Still no effect! What should I do?
     
  4. Mash

    Mash Vault Engineer Modder

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    May 3, 2008
    Did you run f2_res_patcher.exe

    I think the error's hardware based. The resolutions that will work are similar to what you can set in Windows display properties.
    You can get around this using sfall. In sfall, if you set MODE to 4 and GraphicsWidth and GraphicsHeight to your native desktop res. You can then set the res patch to what ever resolution you like within reason.
    I'll be releasing an update soon that should help limit the scrolling a bit(Similar to my fallout1 patch). The map blockers are being a pain, so it won't be perfect. :?
     
  5. encinodude

    encinodude It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Jun 3, 2008
    Anybody else having this problem where NPCs with floating text tend to speak a whole lot more in higher res than lower res?
     
  6. Darek

    Darek is currently unavailable

    Jan 7, 2008
    @ Mash

    What's the progress report on the Fallout 2 Mapper patch?

    I need to remove the outer tiles from a map, but the mapper crashes every time I try to move the map (to be able to reach the tiles). A high res patch would solve that problem, right?

    Great work by the way.

    cheers
     
  7. Mash

    Mash Vault Engineer Modder

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    May 3, 2008
    Version 1.3 of the Fallout2 Resolution Patch is out in the wild, check my sig or the first post of this topic for the link. :)

    I've started work on the mapper but keep getting distracted by fallout2. :)

    Edit:
    Also I will be out of town for the next few days and may not be able to respond to posts.
     
  8. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    Great job releasing the new version! What exactly changed with the "improved map loading"? No more scrolling outside the map?
     
  9. Mash

    Mash Vault Engineer Modder

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    May 3, 2008
    Sorry killap, not quite yet. Making the new screen size align with the map blockers is a challenge. still working on that one. :)
    This limits the jumping around the map when loading, I re-enabled the map blockers but the screen will still overlap the map, the higher the res the greater the overlap.
     
  10. jimkkk111

    jimkkk111 First time out of the vault

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    Jul 1, 2008
    i need some help

    i think it's an old problem,i moved too fast in the world map how can i slow down world map?i often need one month(game time) to touch off a battle,it‘not good……
     
  11. Babax

    Babax It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Sep 19, 2006
    Thanks MASH! Especially for Fallout 1 patch. Now I can return to gaming ^_^
     
  12. smeger55555

    smeger55555 First time out of the vault

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    Feb 11, 2007
    Little help with the res patcher

    I can not get the res patcher to work, I have extracted everyting to the correct folder "C:\Program Files\BlackIsle\Fallout2\" but when I try to use the f2_res_patcher I get the following error message

    Unrecognized Data Found!
    fallout2.exe may not be the correct version.
    Patch has NOT been installed.
    Installation Terminated!

    I currently have none of the fallout patches installed and I am running on Vista 64bit.

    I would show an image of the error message on my browser but not sure how.

    I would realy appreciate any help as this is a very interesting and usefull patch.
     
  13. Jiddick ExRex

    Jiddick ExRex First time out of the vault

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    Jul 4, 2008
    Megamod support?

    First of all: thanks to Mash for releasing this patch as well as a big thanks to the whole NMA modding community. You have truly made the world a better non-radiated place.

    Has this res patch been tried with MIB88's Megamod patch yet? Any reason why it wouldn't work?
     
  14. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    Re: Megamod support?

    There is no reason it wouldn't. Try and tell your experience.
     
  15. Mash

    Mash Vault Engineer Modder

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    May 3, 2008
    Use can use Timeslip's Sfall mod to do what you ask I think.
    I'm focusing on modding for higher resolutions, if I deviate I'll never get anything done. :)


    I responded to your PM smeger55555.


    Yes try it and let me know.
     
  16. joe_strummer

    joe_strummer First time out of the vault

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    Jul 8, 2008
    Re: Little help with the res patcher

    I have the same problem with f1 and f2
     
  17. Mash

    Mash Vault Engineer Modder

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    May 3, 2008
    Re: Little help with the res patcher

    What versions of f1 and f2 are you using? The supported versions are listed in the Readme's. The exe's I used (apart from the Chinese version)were extracted from the official patches found in the files section of NMA.
     
  18. joe_strummer

    joe_strummer First time out of the vault

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    Jul 8, 2008
    Re: Little help with the res patcher

    fallout 1 is 1.2 version and f2 is not installed, Ill do it later when we are done with f1
     
  19. Mash

    Mash Vault Engineer Modder

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    May 3, 2008
    Re: Little help with the res patcher

    Is that TEAMX's fallout1 1.2?
    It seems there is a US fallout1 1.2 but I couldn't find a copy of it at the time, so its not currently supported.
     
  20. joe_strummer

    joe_strummer First time out of the vault

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    Jul 8, 2008
    Re: Little help with the res patcher

    Not sure, I am quite new at this site. I bought a white label fallout pack 6 months ago and just installed so i am not sure. I didnt installed different patches just what i have got on dvd.