Until tomorrow (Saturday, September 30th, 2017) at 11:59pm PDT, Steam and Bethesda have the original Fallout game for free. Like EA’s On the House promotion through Origin, this is not just a free weekend. If you “install” the game from the Steam store (although you only need to “install” it to your library — you can actually install it whenever you like) then it is, apparently, yours to keep.
Honestly, whenever I get around to it, this would be my first time playing the game, too. Back in the 1997 time frame, I was mostly playing games like Command & Conquer (including Red Alert). I never really got into RPG games, be it Western or Eastern. But, due to the wonders of PC gaming, I can just go back and, you know, play whatever I missed… because old games can be awesome, too.
Okay, I’m rambling. Add it to your Steam library if you haven’t already (and, of course, if you have a Steam account).
This WAS working for me but
This WAS working for me but now F1 and F2 launch with black scenes. I just deleted because i may or may not have modded them before… I think there WERE mods, but then the games were updated officially… I think only F2 had an HD mod still…
Anyway, if I get a chance I’ll post if I get the game working.
Okay, I had to apply
Okay, I had to apply COMPATIBILITY mode.
You can use Steam to go to the game folder, then apply compatibility of “XP SP3” to “falloutwHR” and it now launches properly.
There’s also the “f1_res_config” that has some settings to change, but I think that’s for the old version which you can launch manually called “FALLOUTW”…
and then it now stopped working with Windowed.. sigh.
It works at least on FULLSCREEN with the backdrop stretched. Looks okay for a RETRO experience, and this game wasn’t about the graphics anyway.