The Ultimate Fallout Marathon

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by Atomic Postman, Aug 2, 2021.

  1. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    Pretty soonish I've got a big six week stretch of absolutely nothing coming up and I'm planning on doing my regular Fallout marathon I do every four or so years, but I wanna make this one the best one yet. I'm looking for recommendations on media or play styles to make the most out of it. Any suggestions really.

    I'm playing the OG Fallout's on a CRT for the first time which should be pretty novel in itself.

    Pre-Fallout :
    Mad Max
    Failsafe
    Doctor Strangelove
    Vault Dwellers Survival Guide manual

    Fallout
    Following the path of the Vault Dweller's memoirs (a character named Sam in reference to the protagonist of Lord of Light, who Tim Cain said was the baseline for the "good" vault Dweller in development)
    Speech, Barter and Small Guns tags
    Good Natured Trait
    Use double barreled shotgun until the Plasma Rifle becomes available
    Dogmeat as a companion, Ian who I will try to get to die at the Watershed.

    Pre-Fallout 2:
    The Road Warrior
    Beyond Thunderdome

    Fallout 2:
    Try to come to the canon New Vegas outcome endings, shoot a deathclaw in Modoc in the eye
    Name (?)
    Outdoorsman, Speech and Melee Weapons tagged
    Gifted and One Handed traits
    Spear user until he gets his hands on a gun, shoots the Modoc Deathclaw. Goes to New Reno after Vault City and embraces Unarmed as the boxing champion known as the Chosen One. Switches to Unarmed and wins the arm wrestle against Francis to get the Power Fist
    Sulik, Cassidy and Marcus as mainstay companions but basically recruiting everyone.
    Stealthing Oil Rig but killing Richardson by a Power Fist punch to the head (crunch).

    Pre-New Vegas:
    Six string samurai
    For A Few Dollars More
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
    All Roads Comic


    New Vegas:
    Man with no name inspired Courier who takes strength in getting the job done and keeping communities connected and alive (his heart of gold). Initially just wants to do the job and delivers the Chip to House, then decides to move on to Utah and skip town. Decides to return to the Mojave after his experience in Zion. Wears Leather Armor and cowboy hat at first, then the Armored Vault 21 Jumpsuit after returning from Zion and championing Vegas. Sides with House at first, then NCR whilst secretly reporting to Yes Man. Turns on NCR at Hoover Dam when he reveals his ace in the hole.

    Tags: Survival, Barter, Guns
    Traits: Skilled, Built to Destroy
    Light Armor crit build who uses That Gun and This Machine
    Has all companions through to the end of their quests with ED-E as the only constant


    Any suggestions? Not sure why I posted this really. Just excited I guess.
     
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  2. Hardboiled Android

    Hardboiled Android Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 7, 2015
    No mods? Integrating some total conversion could be interesting, but I understand if you want to keep the experience pure.

    But one film you're ABSOLUTELY missing is Boy and his Dog, which sould probably come after Strangelove and before the manual.

    And pre-Fallout 2, you could read the Vault Dweller's Memoirs if not the whole manual.
     
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  3. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    I'm undecided on what to do vis a vis mods for Fallout. Fixt adds weird changes so I might try just unofficial patches and the mod to restore the good endings but I couldn't quite get the patches to work for whatever reason.

    Fallout 2 I'm doing just the updated UP, not RP.

    For New Vegas I'm basically playing with Jsawyer Ultimate, Mojave Raiders, Mojave Arsenal, Mojave Wildlife and a bunch of cut content restoration and pre release restoration mods. Plus some extras like Hidden Valley Overhauled etc just to give a more fleshed out vanilla experience. I have a most list I can share.

    And yeah I'll read the vault Dweller's memorial and fallout 2 manual, and good spot on Boy and His Dog. Though I'll watch that first after Fallout 1 because I wanted the pre-Fallout 1 media to be pre-apocalyptic. I think the ending of Dr. Strangelove sets up the tone for reading the manual and starting Fallout quite well

    I'm also stuck on a good name for the Chosen One. I usually go with Torak because it's the name of a tribal protagonist from YA books I read when I was younger, but I feel like there's got to be a better name. Maybe Kaga to reference that RP mod rival character.
     
  4. Risewild

    Risewild Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    For Pre-Fallout you could try watching "Damnation Alley". The movie is very Fallout-y, with the exception of the very end (I guess).

    For Fallout you could try Fallout et tu, and play it on the better FO2 engine.
     
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  5. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    Doesn't et tu also make changes? I'm looking for quite a pure experience as it were.
     
  6. Risewild

    Risewild Carbon Dated and Proud
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    I think the changes are mostly or all optional.
    @Lexx doesn't like feature creep.
     
  7. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    It's a more pure experience than Fixt in its purist version (which is not very purist).
     
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  8. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    It is tempting but I think I will stick to the 1.35x patch and the mod to restore the good endings. Just the inner purist in me. Assumedly it runs on a seperate program to normal Fallout?
     
  9. Hardboiled Android

    Hardboiled Android Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 7, 2015
    Yeah it launches from the Fallout 2 exe. but I want to concur with the others insofar as the changes in et tu are all optional... and IMO most of the changes are fine, not all that different from the NV mods.
     
  10. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
    Ah that's alright then. As long as I can get the good endings. Although I would like to get the steam hours counting up on fallout 1 but fixt didn't do that anyway.
     
  11. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
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  12. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Vault Archives Overseer

    Mar 16, 2013
  13. FreedomStalker

    FreedomStalker Still Mildly Glowing

    247
    Apr 22, 2016
    You should check out the movie Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone. It gives off a Fallout kind of vibe on top of being a good movie.
     
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  14. John Cassidy Joestar

    John Cassidy Joestar First time out of the vault

    46
    Aug 22, 2017
    I would suggest as a Pre-Fallout 2/NV, Fallout Sonora when it comes out or if you are russian play it rn. It ties up pretty well with the lore of FNV apparently (mainly Arizona's lore and the Desert Rangers).
    Im currently playing Fallout Nevada and it has some nice thing, its lore is pre-Fallout however.

    If you can also add in pre-fallout the movie/book "1984", also there is this anime called Future War 198X (with no mechs or sci-fi just 1980's military hardware) where WW3 breaks out.
    In pre-fallout 2 the novel "A boy and his dog" or the film adaptation called "Apocalypse 2024", there is also this shitty movie that inspired FNV called The Postman, there is also a novel but I never bothered reading it.