Running Original Fallout on Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by cx40hero, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. cx40hero

    cx40hero First time out of the vault

    Jul 4, 2019
    Hi there, Ive recently purchased Fallout 1 & 2 (& I think tactics) White Label off evilbay.
    I only have one computer at home and its running Ubuntu 19.04.
    Has anyone got any experiace running Fallout on this version of Ubuntu?

    Im hoping to try and get it working this weekend so If anyone has any tips re setup I'd be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. burn

    burn Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?
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    Apr 22, 2012
    I'm pretty sure it just works.
     
  3. cx40hero

    cx40hero First time out of the vault

    Jul 4, 2019
    Still no joy I'm afraid :(
     
  4. burn

    burn Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?
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    Apr 22, 2012
    If you're having a problem, you need to describe the problem before anyone could start trying to help you.
     
  5. cx40hero

    cx40hero First time out of the vault

    Jul 4, 2019
    I'll double check the messages when I get home but I believe it was somthing along the lines of, Ubuntu failed to lauch the application, when I tried to run the installation. I'll confirm when I get home.
     
  6. fallout[12]enthusiast

    fallout[12]enthusiast First time out of the vault

    Jul 22, 2019
    - if you happen to have a fallout installation folder you can copy it to your Linux machine and just run it with:
    export WINEPREFIX="${HOME}/falloutWinePrefix"
    export WINEDLLOVERRIDES='ddraw.dll=n,b;mscoree,mshtml='
    wineboot -u
    wine explorer "${HOME}/path/to/falloutDir/falloutw.exe"

    - if you have to install it on Linux, the process is roughly:
    export WINEPREFIX="${HOME}/falloutWinePrefix"
    export WINEDLLOVERRIDES='ddraw.dll=n,b;mscoree,mshtml='
    export WINEARCH='win32' # installer won't run otherwise
    wineboot -u
    winecfg # select Windows 95!, installer won't run otherwise
    wine explorer "/dev/sr0/setup.exe" # if you have the CD inserted (this is for Arch Linux, on Ubuntu it may be /media/cd... or something - can't remember)
    # or: wine explorer "${HOME}/path/to/mounted/falloutIso/setup.exe" # if you mounted a fallout.iso somewhere
    # the files end up in "${HOME}/falloutWinePrefix/drive_c/<path you chose in the installer>"

    You can also take a look at this script for some pointers (although it does not contain the CD/iso based installation method):
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/threads/...linux-with-my-fallout-wine-0-1-script.217946/

    Edit: Browsing the forums, I just saw that there already exists a much more detailed guide here:
    http://www.nma-fallout.com/threads/installing-fallout-fallout-fixt-on-linux-using-wine.203552/
     
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2019
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