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Ultimate Fallout High Resolution/Modding Guide
By Starise
Modding guide for the Steam version of Fallout. Fix the bugs, play in High-Res and add exclusive FIXT content.
Purist (Vanilla Experience) or FIXT?
FIrst, download the all-in-one patch (around 200mb):
► Download Fallout Ultimate FIXT Patch | 0.81alpha (July 5, 2015)

This Patch can be installed in 3 ways:
  • Purist Experience (Vanilla): Include all fixes but don't include any non-canon new content.

    Integrated fixes:
    • Official Interplay patches (1.1, 1.2)
    • TeamX patches (1.2, 1.21, 1.3.5)
    • Hi-Res patch.
    • Nimrod's Dialog Fixes (many text improvements).
    • No Children Fix
    • Cathedral Crash Fix
    • robbforce text fixes

    That's the original Fallout 1 experience, patched for bugs and able to run in Hi-Res. This should works very well with amateur translation projects.

  • Half-Purist Experience: All fixes above, and include some new content.

  • "Purist Not Allowed" Experience: All fixes above and most of the new content.

More info about Fixt: Official thread[www.nma-fallout.com].
How to install Fallout Ultimate Patch
  • Execute the "Fallout_Fixt_alpha-7.1_FULL_CUSTOM.exe" installation file (don't worry the patch is 100% secure and virus-free), and choose Next until it ask for path.
  • Choose the correct Fallout installation folder placed in your Steam directory.

Choose your destiny...
  • Now choose your way.
    If you are Fallout's veteran, choose Custom and select your flavoured installation.

  • Review the additional tasks and set the options you want. Please be careful to: "Delete current savegames? (Recommended to avoid crashes, compatibility issues)". If that's the first time you try to install this game, leave it checked and don't worry, otherwise, if you want to maintain your old savegames, uncheck the option or try to install the more safe VANILLA patch.

    When you finished, click on Next.

  • Choose some other goodies and sweet things and click Next again.
  • "Done".
How to configure the Hi-Res Patch
After installing the patch you wanted, please follow these simple steps to properly set the game working in high resolution.
  • Execute "f1_res_Config.exe" in Fallout folder
  • Choose preferred configuration options like in the example below
    N.B: in Windowed mode the game will be automatically setted to 640x480, but you can double the size selecting the option "Scaling X2". (Warning: Enable X2 scaling sometimes can cause problems with the mouse pointer or random crashes)
    Uncheck "Windowed" if you want to run the game in Full Screen.

  • Click on "ENABLE" to activate the HD patch. Text will change to: The Hi-Res Patch is Enabled.
  • Click on "Done".
Screen Settings
In Main Menu of the game, you can go on "Options > Screen Settings", to change screen settings on-the-fly, or some other things like change the side bar art.

How to install the old VANILLA patch
If something goes wrong, please try the old Vanilla patch.
  • Go to Fallout installation folder
  • Unzip archive content to the Fallout directory and overwrite all files.

Old Vanilla Patch: Download Fallout VANILLA Patch v4.1.7[www.dropbox.com]
Fallout 2 High Resolution Patch
Now available the High Resolution guide for Fallout 2.
You can find it here:
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Raddenson11 Sep 19 @ 11:42am 
Great "patch", can't even boot the game up with it because it cries for a US exe.
BONEESTORRRMMM Jun 24 @ 12:52am 
i try to change my resolution to 1920x1080 but it bugs out, gives me a completely wrong resolution and then i'm no longer able to click anything or even see my cursor. only way to fix it is a reinstall
Hiking Jun 6 @ 1:13pm 
I don't know why but my game is pretty laggy now, anyone know why???
IRuTReX May 31 @ 4:17pm 
thank you so much for the guide but I want to ask you what kind of new contents ? like what? if you don't mind me asking
Ex Oblivione Nov 2, 2017 @ 12:23pm 
Almost 10/10, ALMOST (talking about the patch itself, not the guide). If it wasn't by the fact that every time I find the Alien Ship (random encounter), the game crashes. The guide is helpful, though.
기안 Oct 15, 2017 @ 2:00am 
I don't see difference, steam version have their own H-res pack.
FlawedIntellect Aug 23, 2017 @ 11:29am 
Nevermind, got it working by telling it to go into XP compatibility mode.
FlawedIntellect Aug 23, 2017 @ 11:07am 
I can't get the damn thing to run (for version 0.81a). If I stick with default settings, it loads with a black screen and doesn't render anything. I can hear the music and the menu sounds, but nothing is visible.

If I try to set the DX9 render mode to 4 in ddraw.ini in order to get it to render, it still doesn't work. Instead, it crashes Fallout Fixt. (Yet somehow this change worked for the Fallout 2 Restoration Patch when I had the same problem there...)
Snake Aug 11, 2017 @ 2:47pm 
Please, note! If you get "MoveFile failed; code 5. Access denied" error while you install this patch, TURN OFF ANY ANTI-VIRUS cuz it is to blame for not letting you change dll files.
Klayly Jul 2, 2017 @ 11:09am 
Wonderful job, all hail to authors.