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Windows 7: Fallout 2


06 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate RC Build 7100
 
 
Fallout 2

It wouldn't run normally without color corruption, just gives a black screen but with compatibiliy modes on, it gives an error saying it is in compatibility mode and refuses to start. How retarded, why would it not let you run it in a mode which fixes it.

Anyone know a way around this issue? The game is giving the error, not Windows.

Also, input doesn't work when the game does run, jeyboard and mouse fail to work and you need to reboot to use the computer.

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15 May 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
 
 

Having a similar problem, let me know if you find a solution =)
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28 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 RC Build 7100
 
 

Well after toying around with it for while I finally got it to work last night. Recently I bought the Fallout Trilogy and noticed that the only two games that didn't have the rainbow graphics glitch were the HD version of Fallout 1 and Tactics. So after playing with the f1_res.ini I was able to fix it by changing the main section to this:
[MAIN]
#################################################################################################### ##############

# if AUTO_SCRN_SIZE = 0 - Screen Width and Height are set with SCR_WIDTH & SCR_HEIGHT.
# if AUTO_SCRN_SIZE = 1 - Screen Width and Height are set to current desktop resolution.
AUTO_SCRN_SIZE = 0

#Set the screen resolution here
SCR_WIDTH = 640
SCR_HEIGHT = 480


#Set the number of colours here
# 8 for 8bit(original)
# 16 for 16bit colour(loading screens don't show in this mode)
COLOUR_BITS = 16

For Fallout 2 I was able to do the same thing by installing the HD pack here:No Mutants Allowed :: Files
and changing the Main section in the f2_res.ini to this:
[MAIN]
;################################################################################################### ###############
;Set the screen resolution here
SCR_WIDTH=640
SCR_HEIGHT=480

;Set the number of colours here
; 8 for 8bit(original)
; 16 for 16bit colour (set only if your not using Sfall with graphics modes 4 or 5)
COLOUR_BITS=16

;Position of the Hi-Res Settings Button in the Main-Menu: valid positions are 1-7.
HI_RES_BUTTON_POS=5

Hope this helps you guys get these amazing games to work correctly.
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28 May 2009   #4

 
 

Thanks man, i'll give it a try. I love Fallout 2 and the corruption was a pain but i did have it running well though
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30 May 2009   #5

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yoast View Post
For Fallout 2 I was able to do the same thing by installing the HD pack here:No Mutants Allowed :: Files
and changing the Main section in the f2_res.ini to this:
Fallout2 WORKS, the intro vids and game are rainbow free - i want to have your babies...can finally play on my mini9 again, without having to install xp

Edit: Using the touchscreen to play the game is crazy though, dont think its mapping the X/Y coords to the game correctly
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31 May 2009   #6

 
 

Works like a charm, no rainbow effects
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25 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 / XP / Ubuntu
 
 
Fix for Fallout 1

in the main directory ddraw.ini

Editing this using the constants supplied in the files works, no need to run in compatability mode, but it kind of screws up the other windows and the mouse is "stuck" inside fallout 1 till you alt-tab out of it.
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13 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
Simply Fix to Older Games

Everyone stop what you are doing, shut up, and let me share with you what I just learned!!!

You have to make a simple .bat file to CLOSE WINDOWS EXPLORER because the task bar in will try to push through the video codecs and such in a lot of older games, and 90% of the time, the game doesn't like this!

This is the one I used for Starcraft: Brood Wars 1.16.1 -

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files (x86)\StarCraft"\"StarCraft.exe"
start explorer.exe

So for my Fallout 2 install, it looks like -

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Program Files (x86)\BlackIsle"\"Fallout2"\"FALLOUT2.exe"
start explorer.exe

(Mind you I'm using Windows 7 x64 Home Premium, 2.2Ghz Dual Core, 4GB RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce G210M video card)

To make a Batch File (.bat), simply open Notepad and paste EXACTLY what I've given you into it, then go to "Save As". Change the "Save As Type" from "Text Document (*.txt)" to "All Files", name the file something like "Fallout 2 Explorer Kill", then save the file to your desktop. Double click it, play your game, and ENJOY!

Hope this saves many people hours of searching every forum at the end of the internet for a fix, at least to these two games! All other things that you've changed in compatibility tabs and graphics card menus should be able to be put back to a default or desired setting.
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13 Dec 2009   #9

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Thats idiotic, and you clearly dont know how to use the command line. What your command up there does, is actually: "Ill kill this program, then when this other program runs, ill start it again." Thats absurd. Also, nearly everyone has their own path to the file, so just copying that will leave 90 % of the people with an error message. and i see this is your only post, so you apparently joined here to tell us something that you havent even come up your self.
shame on you man.
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20 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 
Dead link

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yoast View Post
For Fallout 2 I was able to do the same thing by installing the HD pack here:No Mutants Allowed :: Files
and changing the Main section in the f2_res.ini to this...
Hi, I am having rainbow videos, and some stuff in gameplay is corrupted too. However, the download link above isn't working. Does anyone have the needed HD Pack to send me?
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