I wonder what the differences between the dos and windows versions are?
The DOS version apparently does not have audio
for much of the text in the game.
Also, can you install mods?
No. Most mods depend on DirectX
insanitysnake: TMWNN: Fallout
Maybe its just me but I've noticed slowdown when loading the menus. Is anyone else having this problem?
is among the last DOS games ever made, and among the very, very, very few to have more or less equal versions for DOS and Windows. (The Last Express
, which appeared the same year, is another such example; I wouldn't be surprised to see Boxer-based Mac support from GOG in time.) 1997 was, as you can see, a transition year for the PC games industry from DOS to Windows.
What this means is that Fallout requires more CPU horsepower for Boxer/DOSbox to emulate than a game from 1985 or 1992, thus the slow menus.
Is the CPU actually a cause of bottleneck for the transition screens? I didn't get the sense that my computer was using a lot of horsepower. More than what the original game would have required, for sure, but nothing to give my fans a workout. In fact, I used activity monitor to watch CPU usage and it actually halved while in transition compared to when I just let the game sit on a menu.