Workaround for Fallout 2 and Windows 7 issues

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by caralampio, May 19, 2012.

  1. caralampio

    caralampio First time out of the vault

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    May 19, 2012
    I bought the F1/F2/tactics series in a box. F1 took the high-res patch in fine, however not so F2, it said that it expected version 1.02 (the boxed version is 1.01). So I go find a 1.02 patch, except that then windows 7 doesn't let me install it, because it's 32 bit and I'm 64 bit. Gaaah!!

    After trying a lot of stuff, downloading a lot of things, etc. an idea dawned on me. It's nothing technical, just practical. I have an old Windows XP machine at work. So, I installed the game there, patched it there, and high-res'd it there. Then I copied the whole folder to a portable memory and replaced the one on my windows 7 machine with it. That's all! Works perfect!

    BTW if your version is 1.01 in English, you need the UK patch 1.02e. If it's 1.0 it's US and you need the US patch 1.02d. I had a little hard time figuring this out.

    It's not like I discovered boiled water or something, but I hope this will help someone who has the same problem.

    Of course, you do need access to an older computer... That could be a problem... :crazy:
     
  2. Rev. Layle

    Rev. Layle A Smooth-Skin

    667
    Jul 26, 2005
    also, i *think* installing sfall might improve Win 7 usage.

    (can't remember, though)
     
  3. caralampio

    caralampio First time out of the vault

    3
    May 19, 2012
    Sfall didn't work for me. It was one of the many things I downloaded and tried out.
     
  4. Buxbaum666

    Buxbaum666 Heterostructured Nanorod oTO Orderite

    Dec 5, 2003
  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005

    I second that. That is the best bet really.