SHINY Feb 22, 2013 @ 6:03pm
Need Some Help with Fallout
I recently bought the first Fallout. I never played it - shocking, I know - and after enjoying the hell out of New Vegas I felt like giving this a shot. But here's the problem. There's something wrong with the graphics. I'm getting a smorgasboard of random colourful patches everywhere, especially if the palette on the screen has any light colour.

I looked through the options, hoping I could fix this if I played around with the resolution settings. I figured that was the problem. Couldn't find such an option. What's going on? Why is the game not coloured properly?
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Silicon Vampire Feb 22, 2013 @ 7:23pm 
I've been running Flatout for years on many computers/installations/versions.

Never have I seen such as you are describing.

You should post your complete system specifications... please include video adapter.
SHINY Feb 22, 2013 @ 7:25pm 
Weeeeell... here's the thing, and I'm probably shooting myself in the foot here, but I have a Mac laptop. I've been using Bootcamp for Windows 7, to play games on Steam. That might explain it, really.
Silicon Vampire Feb 22, 2013 @ 7:34pm 
Possibly but you should still list your specs, just in case.
Zuldwyn vhs7 Feb 23, 2013 @ 12:09am 
Are there any sorts of bugs in your computer is it broken in any way does it have any cracks if so that may be the problem but like Silicon Vampire said you should list your specs that may be the problem too.
SHINY Feb 23, 2013 @ 4:21am 
I really don't get it. I mean, Planescape: Torment and Ultima VI look (and play) just fine.

Anyway, how do I find out the specs on my computer? Is there a file somewhere that specifies this, or should I just look up the model online?
SHINY Feb 23, 2013 @ 4:21am 
And here's the thing. Fallout isn't broken. It's still playable.

It just has this glaring graphical issue.
Ataribaby Feb 23, 2013 @ 4:55am 
It's a well-known, common issue Mr. Pink. Because the game is over 15 years old, you need some kind of patch to help get it compatible with a modern OS.

Look here:

Or here:
Salty Tears (Banned) Feb 23, 2013 @ 4:59am 
" I'm getting a smorgasboard of random colourful patches everywhere"
Sounds like your video card is overheating and dying.
Ataribaby Feb 23, 2013 @ 5:04am 
It's most probably that he needs to install the high-res patch or similar, Sicko. The random colour issue is definitely common if you search around.
Salty Tears (Banned) Feb 23, 2013 @ 5:07am

Dying video card still my bet
Ataribaby Feb 23, 2013 @ 5:10am 
Challenge accepted. I bet 3 internets that it's the patch he needs.
SHINY Feb 23, 2013 @ 5:18am 
Okay, I'm trying to follow the instructions for the patch... but, where are the files? I bought Fallout off Steam, and outside a desktop icon I don't see a folder with the necessary game files. Unless they're somewhere online?
Ataribaby Feb 23, 2013 @ 5:26am 
Use Windows Explorer to navigate to "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\fallout"
SHINY Feb 23, 2013 @ 5:26am 
Ataribaby Feb 23, 2013 @ 5:27am 
Here's another guide that's specific to Steam (this is all from Google btw):
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