Is it supposed to be this good?

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by Lord 342, Jun 3, 2005.

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  1. Lord 342

    Lord 342 Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    May 21, 2004
    For everyone's technical reference and enlightenment, it seems that at least SOME Windows XP machines are able to run Fallout 1 without problems. I just got a new (to me at least) IBM Thinkpad laptop computer, and I put Fallout 2 on it (Favorite game to play on travel!) On a whim, since I haven't played it as much, I put Fallout 1 on it... Well I expected the little message about how Fallout Cannot run Under this Kernel operating system.. etc. But instead I got an install screen, and it installed. I patched it, set the system to 95 compatability and made no other changes, and it loads up and runs fine!

    The Thinkpad is a 900 MhZ Celeron with 384 MB of RAM, 8MB of graphics, and Windows XP SP2 with all relevant updates from IBM and Microsoft... I don't know but I'd guess it has to do with SP2 or some similar update. I tried to install it on a friend's Dell desktop that hadn't seen update or internet in years, and it gave me the message. Manual install off the disk yielded a game that crashed even after patching and compatability mode, no matter what we did.
  2. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life

    Dec 2, 2003
    I have the same thing going on, I actually think it was SP1, or something in one of the updates before SP1.

    I have never had a problem with FO1 on my laptop, except for a corrupted copy at one point.
  3. Jebus

    Jebus Background Radiant

    Jan 29, 2004
    I think there's something wrong with you laptop.
    Better bring it in for repairs.
  4. Finesse

    Finesse Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    May 2, 2005
    f1, and f2 worked for me on sp1, sp2... and I didnt do anything. I also make sure I have no backround programs running when I play games because nothings is more annoying than backround programs...

    Did your friend have an ati card... the ati drivers sometimes have a problem with the old 8-bit games... or aleast they did with ff7

    or it could be because its a dell (self explainitory :silly: )
  5. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    Yeah, I've just fucking lost the ability to play Fallout, both under XP and Dosbox. Pissed off. About to reinstall.
  6. Lord 342

    Lord 342 Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    May 21, 2004
    I was surprised because I had thought that XP's inablility to install Fallout was more or less a universal; I knew some systems could run it but it had to be shoehorned in with a manual install. It gives no problems, and yes, I think my friend did have an ATI card...
  7. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 15, 2005
    I never-evar had a problem with installing and playing Fallout, neither on 98, Me, XP, SP1, or SP2...
    On several CPUs and MB.

    I think I got it!

    What kind of RAM is it? DDR or SDRAM? Because it might be that it works on SDRAM without problems?!
  8. Finesse

    Finesse Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    May 2, 2005
    I have ddr 400 ram... works fine. If you get the error after you installed the game and run it, its most likely is a video card error...

    You can adjust you video card settings with a program called rivatuner but its only for nvidia cards (i think, could be for ati cards too)

    There probley a program to adjust ati card setting but I dont know of one...
  9. Dracon M'Alkir

    Dracon M'Alkir Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 19, 2004
    You too? I thought that I was the only one, and I was flamed several times for saying that I was able to get it to run..

    Dark Wyvern
  10. drimmie

    drimmie First time out of the vault

    Jun 5, 2005
    I've had more problems running FO2 on Win98SE than any other Microsoft O/S. WinXP Home SP2 seems to be the most stable for me. It will, however, crash every 4-5 hours (yes, I play it that much :crazy:) This is with and without the official patches, no compatibility mode either.

    No problems with FO1 either in XP :eek:
  11. PhoenixRising

    PhoenixRising First time out of the vault

    Jun 9, 2005
    I have yet to try Fallout 1 since I got XP (considering my friend that borrowed the game who hasn't returned it yet before I even got 98, LOL!) but Fallout 2 ran flawlessly on 95, 98, and XP for me. Of course, all the hub bub is about Fallout 1, since it is technically a DOS game, and we know what XP says about DOS XD
  12. InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit

    InTheOnlineAsbestosSuit Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 27, 2005
    I've never had a problem running either game on my eMachines desktop. It's got Xp home edition on it and a three gig processor, so I expected it not to run F1 but it works fine.
  13. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    Hm, I think that's enough "it works" posts. This forum is mostly for "it doesn't work" threads, so locked.
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