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BustANutKingTut Dec 27, 2012 @ 12:22pm
Fallout appears to be running in compatibility mode
I recently got a new computer, which is running windows 8. When I first downloaded Fallout 2, it worked fine, it even didn't have the annoying rainbow graphics issue it did on windows 7. when I went to play it again, it said it appeared to all ready be running in compatibility mode. Any body know how to fix this?
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煌 | TheTemplar Dec 27, 2012 @ 2:35pm 
I got the same error. I installed SFALL (a mod) which apparently didn't work, uninstalled it and magically Fallout 2 started working again. Seriously.
BustANutKingTut Dec 28, 2012 @ 1:44am 
well, that doesn't really help me.
煌 | TheTemplar Dec 28, 2012 @ 2:20am 
Maybe try installing Fallout Restoration Project? I've heard that might work. Here's the official page of the mod: http://www.killap.net/
BustANutKingTut Dec 28, 2012 @ 4:36pm 
thanks, dude. It works fine now!
煌 | TheTemplar Dec 29, 2012 @ 12:23am 
Enjoy :)
Immetator Jan 19, 2013 @ 6:53am 
thx man
Liquidation Jan 19, 2013 @ 6:57am 
thanks
Buncha guns May 27, 2013 @ 11:22am 
I downloaded every patch i could think of including sfall. and i still get the same error. i played it for 2 minutes, saved, and then quit to take a nap. When i got back, i got the message. I'm Running on Windows 8 on some 1,600 dollar gaming computer i got for chritsmas. It shoulden't be a windows 8 problem as i have a game from 1985 running.
Daniel the evil May 27, 2013 @ 3:34pm 
Fallout ans fallout 2 doesnt work well on Win 7-8
Teeth Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:46pm 
I had serious problems with this as well, but eventually solved it. What I did:

1. create a folder for fallout on your desktop.

2. in steam, go to settings, and under the downloads tab, click "steam library folders". Add the new folder as a directory.

3. install fallout 2 to this directory. Do not run fallout 2.

4. Download the Unofficial Fallout Patch from http://www.killap.net/

5. Run the patch, making sure that it is pointing to the new directory that you just made, and that when it installs, it is not creating an additional fallout 2 folder within the existing one. It tried to create an additional folder by default for me, so just pay attention.

6. right click on FALLOUT2.exe, located in:

[YourFolder]/SteamApps/Common/Fallout 2

and make sure it is not running in compatibility mode, is not running in reduced color mode, and is running as an administrator.

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This solved it for me. Some of the steps might be unnecessary for you, but every single one was for me. I hope this helps some people!
ryat_66 Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:02pm 
It seems to be fixed for me now. I had to perform the instructions described for the Update release.
atkijam123 Aug 27, 2013 @ 3:12am 
roosta i cant get to my desktop folders when it asked me to find it, whats the procces to get to it
Teeth Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:00pm 
Originally posted by atkijam123:
roosta i cant get to my desktop folders when it asked me to find it, whats the procces to get to it

You need to scroll to the bottom and find this folder pathway:

C:/Users/[yourname]/Desktop/[yourfolder]

I assume you're talking about adding a directory or pointing the patch in the right direction?
BustANutKingTut Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:28pm 
Originally posted by atkijam123:
roosta i cant get to my desktop folders when it asked me to find it, whats the procces to get to it
honestly the mod fixx someone posted earlier is easier
Teeth Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:27pm 
Originally posted by Tactical Tom:
Originally posted by atkijam123:
roosta i cant get to my desktop folders when it asked me to find it, whats the procces to get to it
honestly the mod fixx someone posted earlier is easier

The mod is a part of the guide I posted, but for many people, windows 8 will prevent them from installing it while the games are installed in program files x86, which is the default.

Also, I still had to adjust the compatibility settings after I ran the mod, so...
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