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compdoc May 5, 2013 @ 9:10pm
Procedure to get Fallout 2 to run perfectly under Windows 7 64-bit.
I posted a procedure in the Fallout forum that fixed all the problems I had with Fallout in order to make it run smoothly under Win 7 64-bit. I found another mod and procedure that also Fixed Fallout 2 to run smoothly under Win 7 64-bit.

One important note is that once this "Fallout 2 Restoration Project" procedure is applied, any old saves won't work any longer, You will have to start a new game. So it's better applied before you start playing.

Here's the procedure:

1. Download "Fallout 2 Restoration Project" (Windows installer) from this location:

http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=56087

2. copy the file to your Steam Fallout folder:

example path: Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\Common\Fallout2\

3. Run the file and follow it's installation directions.

4. Start Fallout2 from Steam.

5. Select the "options" screen.

6. Next to the words "Game preferences" at the top left of the options screen there is a button called "Scan". Select it.

7. Change the "Colours" toggle switch to "16-bit" (very important).

8. Set the resolution desired and select "done".

9. Restart Fallout 2 and enjoy. ;)

Fallout 2 Restoration Project is a mod to the original game, however it's very well done and stays faithful to the original story and gameplay (the changes are mainly subtle and for the better).

It's very important you don't apply any other patches or mods other than the Fallout 2 Restoration Project. It has all the proper patches and resolution mods built-in and any other patches or mods will glitch it.
Last edited by compdoc; May 6, 2013 @ 7:58pm
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PEGAS-SG1 May 6, 2013 @ 3:20pm 
Thx for all ^^!!!
Tom (Multisensory) May 6, 2013 @ 6:38pm 
You should link to the latest and most stable version of FPR. It has more content and more bug fixes.

http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=56087
Last edited by Tom (Multisensory); May 6, 2013 @ 6:39pm
compdoc May 6, 2013 @ 7:51pm 
Originally posted by Tom (Multisensory):
You should link to the latest and most stable version of FPR. It has more content and more bug fixes.

http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=56087
Killap edited the post I linked to reflect the current version (2.1.2b) so it's the same. However your link is possibly less confusing. I'll edit the procedure. Thanks for the heads-up.
Last edited by compdoc; May 6, 2013 @ 7:56pm
Rjinswand May 7, 2013 @ 8:57am 
People like you and Killap just make the world a better place. Thanks!
Lemon121 May 7, 2013 @ 4:21pm 
thx man, great topic
MIKE May 7, 2013 @ 9:45pm 
Your fallout guide was perfect, as was this one. Thanks for making the patching process incredibly simple for the rest of us :)
chockle2 May 8, 2013 @ 6:52am 
Yeah, FO2 Run on Win 8. THX.

I am using the notebook PC.
Patched FO2 does not correspond to tapping of a trackpad.
the function of tapping is off, it will run well.
John May 8, 2013 @ 8:58pm 
"error running in video mode 640X480" Erm... help? am I just that bad with computers?
-= Urikov =- Germany Man May 9, 2013 @ 6:11am 
Got the same problem with the resolution.....installed the RP patch and ran it. Stillthe same Error. :/

Any solutions?
compdoc May 9, 2013 @ 11:56am 
Originally posted by johnhayes133:
"error running in video mode 640X480" Erm... help? am I just that bad with computers?
I repair and build custom computers for a living, however it's really difficult to diagnose such problems without knowing all the hardware, software and driver configurations on any particular PC.

What video card do you have? There may be an incompatibility with some setups. Just spitballing of course, but you might try updating your video drivers to the latest (if they aren't already).
compdoc May 9, 2013 @ 11:57am 
Originally posted by Der Anwalt:
Got the same problem with the resolution.....installed the RP patch and ran it. Stillthe same Error. :/

Any solutions?
What do you mean by "problem with the resolution"? If you mean the rainbow pixels; did you change the colors to 16-bit?
John May 9, 2013 @ 2:55pm 

Originally posted by compdoc:
Originally posted by johnhayes133:
"error running in video mode 640X480" Erm... help? am I just that bad with computers?
I repair and build custom computers for a living, however it's really difficult to diagnose such problems without knowing all the hardware, software and driver configurations on any particular PC.

What video card do you have? There may be an incompatibility with some setups. Just spitballing of course, but you might try updating your video drivers to the latest (if they aren't already).

Geoforce gts 450 is my video card. Gunna update my drivers and hope that helps.
John May 9, 2013 @ 3:08pm 
I suppose I should be more specific about the error.. Whenever I try to open the game I get the error "Error Running in Video Mode 640X480". But anyways,nope, sorry. Updating my drivers did not help. Any other clues? i'm assuming it means resolution because don't starve runs in 640X480 window. Any way to change that outside of the game so I can maybe run it?
Last edited by John; May 9, 2013 @ 3:12pm
PEGAS-SG1 May 11, 2013 @ 3:31pm 
I would like to report a bug, When i play to Fallout2, There's a lot of problem from the npc. I mean, when i talk to some npc a box windows error appear and the game close. And the bug is always present. So...if some one have a solution...

I notice this bug can be see at "The pite" Location and "Desert tribe". A lot of npc have an error occured when i talk to them.

I play in french version and using your patch.

Thx

P.S: The message is: GDIALOG::Error Grabbing Text message!
Last edited by PEGAS-SG1; May 11, 2013 @ 3:35pm
compdoc May 12, 2013 @ 9:45pm 
Originally posted by PEGAS-SG1:
I play in french version and using your patch.
Killap's patch has many dialogue fixes that are probably only compatible with the english version. This patch/mod may only work with the english version of Fallout 2 as a result.
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