The Fallout Demos.

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Negativity, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Negativity

    Negativity Take a dirt nap

    Oct 19, 2017
    Hey, what do you guys think about the Fallout Demos? I've played them all as a part of my Fallout marathon, and found them quite interesting.

    The Fallout 1 demo is interesting in how it shows us what Fallout was like just after it switched from the GURPS engine, like having the initiating attack not freeze the screen. I'm not sure this forum was around when the demo was released? regardless I'm sure some of you played it at the time.

    Fallout Tactics demo is basically more Fallout Tactics. By the way, what a great demo. It's just extra missions, which I'm up for since I really like the game. Not sure about the multiplayer, as it's long gone, but I have played the full game multiplayer, and I liked it.

    Finally, Van Buren. I know this game has a following on the board, and so I'm sure a lot of you have played the tech demo. I thought that it was enjoyable, if a little unpolished (obviously). I guess I'm bringing this back to the tech demos birth in a way.

    Regardless, I'm interested what you thought of the demos.
  2. naossano

    naossano So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Oct 19, 2006
    I will need to replay the other demos, but i played the original demo a lot.

    I am not sure i would love to play the whole game that way, but i liked that you couldn't save your game in the demo. It made the combats much more engaging, as knowing that if you lose, you actually lose. But the low resolution is a bummer. I can't stand to have a so small line of sight.

    If you want to play the demo scenario without the engine limitations, you can try this mod.
  3. Negativity

    Negativity Take a dirt nap

    Oct 19, 2017
    I agree, the engine is unpolished, not being able to run, easier combat etc. I always play my Fallout game in 600 x 400, it gives me that old school feel :D