How did you discover Fallout ?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by PsychoSniper, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. random234

    random234 First time out of the vault

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    Nov 11, 2005
    I got the Demo of Fallout 1 from a PC-mag installed it played it played again and again and again. Then it came out and it was the first game i payed for back then. Still got the original package on my shelf but lost the CD. Then in 98 eagerly awaited the next part and had to play the bastard german version. Man it took forever to load the Blood patch over 56k.
     
  2. Philloumeus

    Philloumeus First time out of the vault

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    Jan 23, 2010
    Hm..

    I was like 11 when I played fallout 3 with my dad and he blown a super mutant and I was all like "Fallout 3? isnt this fallout 1?" and then I google and I got to know things about the games "http://fallout.wikia.com" there < and i bought it later on..
     
  3. BR4ZIL

    BR4ZIL Still Mildly Glowing

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    Feb 22, 2008
    Re: Hm..

    WOAHHHHH.... THAT WAS LIKE, SOOOOO LONG AGO :lol: :P. (/sarcasm)

    oh shi.......... just noticed hes a troll -_-
     
  4. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    Re: Hm..

    So... you're twelve?
     
  5. NFSreloaded

    NFSreloaded Still Mildly Glowing

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    May 5, 2009
    Re: Hm..

    Yeah or thirteen, which could confirm BR4ZIL's suspicion.
     
  6. Puphles

    Puphles First time out of the vault

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    Jan 29, 2010
    Being a huge fan of Morrowind and Oblivion, I was really anticipating Fallout 3, although I had never played the first two. Fallout 3 came out, but for whatever reason, I ended up not getting it, I think I was busy with other games at the time. Enough time went by that I figured I would just wait for the inevitable Game of the Year Edition, but it gave me a chance to try the original two first.
     
  7. .Pixote.

    .Pixote. Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder

    Sep 14, 2009
    I figure everybody should explain how they came across Fallout, and I’m no different. I was living and working in Singapore in the late 1990’s. There was this place, no more like a wonderland for all things electronic and computered, and because it was run by Chinese there were 10,000 shops (slight exaggeration) crammed into one shopping center/building called Sim Lim Square.





    Now a good portion of these shops were selling illegal software and games (as they did in Asia in those days), so when I sometimes visited this Mecca I would browse through the endless games in their little clear plastic bags, crappy color photocopied covers, hanging on hooks. Now each CD was 5 Singapore dollars, so a game with 3 CD’s was a total of $15. Being a cheap bastard I would always be on the hunt for decent single CD game, but even better a single CD with a few games crammed on it, and Fallout 2 was on such a CD hidden amongst the rest of the games. The CD was called “Kings of Games 99 Vol.1”. It had Blood 2 ‘The Chosen’, NBA Live 99, Tomb Raider 3, Railroad Tycoon 2, Future Cop, and finally Fallout 2. Little did I understand that the only way you cram so many games into a single CD you have to rip a lot stuff out of the game, so my first version of Fallout 2 had no talking heads, only a empty black box where you would normally see the face. But regardless I found the game thoroughly engaging, and weeks later when I saw complete versions of Fallout 1 and 2 I bought them. Those were the days when the original Fallout games would sit happily on the shelves of the proper gamming shops and I would walk past not thinking about buying the boxed copies, I can just kick myself now……but still I have kept my copy of “Kings of Games 99 Vol.1” if anyone wants to exchange it for the original boxed Fallouts.
     
  8. General Goose

    General Goose First time out of the vault

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    Feb 14, 2010
    Got Fallout 3 for my birthday along with a 360 and GTA IV, and I liked it. I wanted more and I was curious to know where the series had its roots, so I looked into Fallout 1 and 2 (I'd heard of them, but all I knew about them was that there were old, post-apocalyptic and RPGs), and when the pack arrived on Steam, I brought it.
     
  9. beans00

    beans00 It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Nov 19, 2009
    My brother boguht the first one in 97, played it the first time when i was like 5-6 years old and i was really pro.


    I've beaten fallout 1 around 30 times and fallout 2 50+ times in my life, i'm a loser :evil:


    i've also done like 15 runs through tactics and 2 runs through fallout 3.
     
  10. Infektionsgefahr

    Infektionsgefahr First time out of the vault

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    Jan 9, 2010
    I estimate I was 8 years old when I found Fallout 1 + 2 in a games collection called "Gold Games 4". I played a lot of games this time which had a better graphics and a lot more action than Fallout. But for some reason they did not interested me as much a Fallout. There was something mystical and fascinating about this post-apocalyptic game. So I started to play both parts over and over again. The story didn't realy interested me. I was 8 years old and there were a lot of stuff I didn't unterstand. But still, I loved Fallout 1 + 2. Some years later I decided to play it again and I started to love it even more. I loved the story, the setting, the atmosphere, the dialogues, everything...
    Since then Fallout is my all-time favorite and I realy hope that this great community will survive for a long long time.

    P.S: Bethesda, Pete Hines and Fallout 3 shall burn in hell.
     
  11. elira-lena

    elira-lena First time out of the vault

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    Jan 16, 2010
    lol it was the first year it came out... I was a youngin so yeah >.> I didn't quite understand the came as well as I do now. I saw my dad playing the game and asked him if I could play it too. So I started Fallout 1 then when Fallout 2 came out my dad got it... and wha la! I got hooked. I don't much like fallout 3 due to the first person shooter aspect of it (gives me headaches playing it) but all in all I love the fallout series, even if there is a game I can't play. :D
     
  12. FuneralFog

    FuneralFog First time out of the vault

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    Nov 18, 2008
    back when it just came out, one of my friends bought it, (is wasnt much of a Pc gamer) but watching him play it for a couple hours i became hooked, bought it, played the shit out of it, then bought Fallout 2, did the same. been a huge fan ever since. still play them too and i even enjoy tactics.
     
  13. jamotide

    jamotide First time out of the vault

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    Feb 22, 2010
    I also played the Fallout 1 demo when it was on a PC game magazine. In those days me and my best friend were hooked on Jagged Alliance:Deadly Games so Fallout appealed to us right from the start, and when we saw the first body get ripped by burst, we had to get it.
    So I went and bought the game, and we were really FREAKIN pissed that the german version was so censored. Since that day I have never ever bought a localised version of anything again.
     
  14. SoS87

    SoS87 First time out of the vault

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    Feb 25, 2010
    I played the fallout 1 demo wich came with some magazine. When it came out I got the game...same for Fallout 2, never found a game that I can really compare with these. I dont even really like Fallout 3 LOL, Fallout 2 all the way :P
     
  15. SomeBritishDude

    SomeBritishDude First time out of the vault

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    Feb 21, 2010
    I brought Fallout 3 for my 360 about a year or so ago, despite my hatred of Oblivion. Fallout 3 basically solved almost every problem I had with it, the main one being the setting.

    Obviously this prompted me to buy the first game. I also enjoyed it, but for very different reasons. It was one of those rare games with a decent story for one thing.

    I am a rare type of mutant who loves both games, though due to the recent edition to the Prince of Persia series which I required and hated I can very much understand why long time fans would be pissed.

    I hope New Vegas will satisfy both party's so I am on my own no longer.
     
  16. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    I heard a lot about it (FO2 in particular) growing up, but atm didn't have a computer at home to play it. I got one much later, and at the time got sucked into all the other games released since then - TOEE, IWD, BG etc, I loved TB combat in TOEE and Disciples and hated RTwP; pretty much played through all other BIS games before finally inevitably making my way to FO1/2, which I played first like 3 years or so ago. Took me less than a week to get through both, which was fun. Not a huge fan of the setting (I tend to enjoy fantasy-games and sci-fi books not visa versa), but the combat and character system were a lot of fun to play around with.
     
  17. Rain

    Rain First time out of the vault

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    Feb 22, 2010
    when i bought my first pc back in 1998. I have bough an additional hard drive. And there was a ripped version of fallout 1 without sound movies and talking heads.
    Goot hooked up and stayed that what way.
     
  18. IseedeadBrahmin

    IseedeadBrahmin First time out of the vault

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    Feb 25, 2010
    I discovert the series because of Fallout 3. But I didn't buy Fallout 1&2 until I found out that it was developed by "Black Isle Studios".
     
  19. chiquita

    chiquita First time out of the vault

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    Mar 11, 2010
    My copy of Fallout 1 came with a gaming magazine here in the Czech Republic. That was like eleven or twelve years ago. It was the first issue I bought, must've been fate...
     
  20. weaponx

    weaponx First time out of the vault

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    Mar 27, 2010
    When I was younger, in 5 or 6th grade my mom got our first real computer and she liked playing video games more than anything else. She showed me all of the games she bought and we took turns playing a lot of them but after awhile we got bored of the stuff we had and decided to get more. When we went to the store we asked for some cool adventure games that had guns and stuff and were handed Fallout. At first my mom wasn't sure if I should be playing it so she tested it out and decided it was a lot of fun and the viloence was not realistic so there is where my obsession with Fallout began. Every since then I have bought and played all of the Fallout games. I play the original Fallout every couple of months just for fun and hopefully soon will have a Fallout 1 costume complete with a full sized Pipboy 2000.