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Hey Kids,
for another neat run in a window trick try this:
Download Fallout 1.1 update for dos...
download DOS4GW.exe
download HMIDET.386
download HMIDRV.386
put all this stuff in your fallout directory or a mirror if you prefer...
set up fallout.exe in Dosbox, and run it in a true window with all movies and such intact just like god intended.
All of these files are downloadable at file planet/shack and such...
This does require some knowledge of dosbox, I suggest D-fend Reloaded to make things easier...
I can verify this works under windoze xp...
I have yet to come to terms with vista I'm afraid...
Have fun...
PS: Im assuming the gog version is falloutw.exe
I dont actually have it, previously bought the gsp collection.
I've actually gotten a number of dos versions of games this way.
The original patches usually contain the full executable, you generally
only need to know how to pass the resource pointers to the exe when
an install routine is unavailable...fallout is a little tricky as it requires the device drivers as well.
warning: I offer no file pointers so use common sense when downloading them. Also, if you find these instructions completely baffleing, you probably should'nt try it anyway ;)
FYI: You may need to set the parameter "art_cache_size" to 5
Post edited April 11, 2009 by Pekbro
where can you actually get DOS version of fallout? is the version on GOG a dos version?
or i'm supposed to buy a windows version and use a patch in order to convert it to DOS version?
Post edited April 14, 2009 by countersweet
The GOG version of Fallout, from what I can tell, is NOT the DOS version. I hope someone comes along and gives us a way to play the DOS version in our DOS application of choice, whether it be Boxer or DosBox and any number of front ends.
BJ
The only downside of this is you cannot use any of the community patches. To the OP, what kind of speeds are you getting under Dosbox?
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phanboy4: The only downside of this is you cannot use any of the community patches. To the OP, what kind of speeds are you getting under Dosbox?
If you download the 1.1 patch it has the DOS exec inside of it
I'm pretty sure there was no DOS version of Fallout that was ever released. And even if there was I don't know why you'd want to play it anyway since the Windows version is just fine.
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thelovebat: I'm pretty sure there was no DOS version of Fallout that was ever released. And even if there was I don't know why you'd want to play it anyway since the Windows version is just fine.
The DOS version of Fallout comes on the same CD as the Windows version of Fallout.

With that said it's not recommended to play the DOS version in DOSBox because it will be very slow (depending on the speed of your computer) Also you will not be able to apply any of the patches that have come out for the game since it's release. IIRC there was only one unofficial patch release that worked for the DOS ver.
It's an old thread, I know, sorry in advance.

I prefer the DOS version, for two reasons.

#1 - I've been running Linux only for about 4 years now. Even though Fallout2 is Win only and works flawlessly with Wine, using DOSBox is simpler, especially when mounting images is required.

#2 - As much as strange it may seem first, the DOS version (of whatever game) is actually more up to date, as far as ability to run it on new hardware/OS is concerned.
Windows (d)evolves, *nix too, so does Wine and from time to time, compatibility breaks. But DOSBox is still actively maintained, designed to just run these old beauties. The chance of severe compatibility issues between DOSBox and the game is far less likely than with native Windows or Wine. But maybe it's just me having that POV. :)
Post edited May 04, 2011 by MaraST78