Fallout 2 on Windows 7

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by PastaMasta, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

    Messages:
    545
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    There's probably a thread on this already somewhere, VAT this thread if neccesary.

    Uh so yeah, Just installed Windows 7 (which is pretty great so far) but im having a few issues with FO2.

    When I first installed it wouldn't seem to even start, but this problem has resolved itself since I have hooked up dual monitors. I tried patching and I got an error, and probably worst of all I get really fucked up graphics glitches (rainbow screen, quite similair to my vista problem only Alt+Tab wont work.

    Any help is appreciated. :D and again, sorry if this thread is unnecesary.
     
  2. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Windows 7 user here.

    Install Sfall. Fixes everything you mentioned.
     
  3. Millertime

    Millertime First time out of the vault

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Hopefully someone can help with my issue in Windows 7 (64b).

    They game runs fine (other than fmv graphic issues that I can deal with) but I cannot run the 1.02 patch. When I try to run f2patch.exe I get this message:

    The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

    Obviously there is no 64-bit version of the 1.02 patch, so I can't patch the game. Without patching to 1.02, the sfall or high res mods won't install, so.... :evil:

    Anyone else run into problems patching? I've tried compatibility mode in both 98 and XP settings, and run as administrator, but always the same error message.

    Thanks
     
  4. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

    Messages:
    545
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Your a god, thank you.

    I might suggest keeping this thread for advice with Windows 7?
     
  5. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Compatibility mode and such won't work when its the different executable. As far as im aware, theres no 64 bit exe available for the patch so your going to have to obtain a pre patched version. All the trilogy packs and the later original releases are 1.02 anyway.
     
  6. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

    Messages:
    545
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Installed Sfall, still getting the rainbow glitch. Patches installed with no problems however.
     
  7. Timeslip

    Timeslip Water Chip? Been There, Done That
    Modder

    Messages:
    921
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2007
    Installing it on its own isn't going to help you if you don't set up the options to actually do anything. Read the faq that came with it; your rainbow problems come under the heading of psychedelic colour schemes.
     
  8. Millertime

    Millertime First time out of the vault

    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Just an update - I was able to extract the fallout.exe from the f2patch.exe and then manually place it into the game folder. Seems to work fine and sfall does not complain.
     
  9. PastaMasta

    PastaMasta Mildly Dipped

    Messages:
    545
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    :D Alright, it's all good. Thanks.
     
  10. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Good to hear your both up and running.
     
  11. AlphaDeathclaw

    AlphaDeathclaw First time out of the vault

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Windows 7 hates Fallout 2!

    I recently got a new computer with Windows 7. When I installed Fallout Trilogy everything seemed fine until I tried out Fallout 2. The graphics were all screwed up with rainbow splotches and inverted colors. I tried to patch it with Sfall and then this error pops up.

    You're trying to use sfall with an incompatible version of fallout.
    Was expecting 'Fallout 2 v1.02 US'

    fallout2.exe was an unexpected size. Expected 0x122800 but got 0x4d6

    Fallout and Fallout Tactics work fine, Fallout just needed some simple compatibility options. Please assist.
     
  12. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Messages:
    9,960
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2004
    This topic shouldn't have been that difficult to spot.
     
  13. el_jefe_of_ny

    el_jefe_of_ny Still Mildly Glowing

    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Hi.

    I fixed fallout1 based upon:

    This Mofo's Thread

    However, he says "Fallout 2 is done by a similar process!"

    Uh. thanks. makes great pets. yeah.

    similar is so technical and explanatory.

    I just want to play this game like I am fallout1. it runs perfect, i have it at 800x600 no graphical glitches. Looks best at that resolution. Steam sucks. They release it without working on windows 7. Yay.

    Any complete tips and explanations? I have been reading these forums for a few days. yay.... Nay, maybe... a while? Still havent figured it out. I need to replace a file but I need a perfectly compatible version......

    By the way, awesome forum, peeps!

    I will have to try the unofficial fall2 patch after I go through F2 as is. looks might fly.

    -----
    Addendum:
    Yeah, the unofficial won't install either, nothing will yay.... it should just replace anyways.
     
  14. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Your gonna get weird colors and problems without Sfall on 7 man.
     
  15. el_jefe_of_ny

    el_jefe_of_ny Still Mildly Glowing

    Messages:
    222
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    I am asking how to install all things including sfall. that is my forum post question. from beginning to end on Steam, not actual disk.
     
  16. BR4ZIL

    BR4ZIL Still Mildly Glowing

    Messages:
    215
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2008
    hmm el_jefe_of_ny Fallout 2 works fine on Win7 with killaps patch (installs sfall) so should download it at http://killap.net/

    but if fallout steam version is all compressed up (like team fortress 2) then i think there is no way to modify it :|

    btw, if you ever have to choose between a steam version or a retail version of any game, choose the retail one
     
  17. El Scorcho

    El Scorcho First time out of the vault

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    I just got a new PC with Windows 7. Right now, I have sfall, Killap's patch and Killap's Restoration Project installed. After troubleshooting a few things, now I'm stuck on a new hurdle: I get the "Failure initializing input devices" error. Changing backgroundMouse and backgroundKeyboard to 1 failed to solve the problem.

    So, any suggestions?
     
  18. Aphyosis

    Aphyosis Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2009
    Do you run a crossfire system?

    Also, try reopening it. I get that on mine, but it usually runs without hassle on the second or third go.
     
  19. El Scorcho

    El Scorcho First time out of the vault

    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2009
    Nah, I don't have a crossfire system. Tried to reopen it five times to no avail. Damn. :/

    Edit: After deleting the ereg folder, it seems to work after a couple tries like you said. :)
     
  20. anarki2

    anarki2 First time out of the vault

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    you may also try the "Fallout 2 Revived Installer", just google it :)