Fallhope - FO2 Van Buren TC

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Dude101, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. Dude101

    Dude101 Vault Fossil

    Aug 3, 2005
    Fallhope is a Russian Fallout 2 Van Buren TC. This mod is fairly young but has made some serious progress in a short amount of time. They put out a press release in Russian yesterday, which I have "translated":

    <blockquote>The wasteland has again generated forces that may bring mankind to the verge of extinction. Life is one continuous fight for survival; people have changed and they are now ruled by animal instincts. Society will never be the same. Strength and instincts are superior to reason, and survival is the name of the game.

    When the hard days seem to never end; when it seems that life is becoming a living hell, and there is no hope for tomorrow, a new hero appears. A Hero who can change the course of history. A Hero who can change the fate of the world

    The secrets of wasteland lie not only beyond the limits of the prison, but much nearer than than you can imagine... You have many mysteries to solve:

    - Who are you?
    - Why are you here?
    - How did you get here?

    To many questions you will find many answers, and only you can decide which answers are true.

    New quests will help you find a new, huge and unknown world.
    New towns and the characters will appear before your eyes.
    True friends will help you overcome the dangers of the road, where the enemy could be just about anyone or anything. You will feel a new fallout consume you. Every second of the game will tell you one thing:
    You've lost it...
    But you live...
    And if you think of the future, then it exists...
    It is!
    And if you want it, you'll see it...
    You'll see the most important thing in life...
    You'll see hope!

    Fallhope is a brand new game based in the same Fallout, which surprised us once, and passed the test of time left in our hearts. It will be combined with the hopes and dreams of FO fans, that have been waiting for Fallout 3 for all these years.

    We believe that Fallout is a work of art, and it deserves more than a dozen years of life. We have great respect for the people who created this game and will continue their work on this Van Buren project.

    We are remaining true to canon, and already we have created new:
    - Dialogue
    - Quests
    - Music
    - Animations
    - concept and in game art

    When playing our game be sure to pay attention. In Fallout Hope you can play without searching under every stone on the side of the road, but by blindly moving forward and not paying attention, you risk missing out on a lot of interesting people and quests. Remember this!</blockquote>

    They have released a couple of tunes, which you can grab here and here



    There are some animated critter gifs and item art in the modding section discussion.

    Russian topic on Fallhope forums
    Fallhope homepage
    Discussion on NMA and animated eye candy

    In other news .Pixote. has catalogued all of the art in Fallout 2 by mapper PID number, which is an insane achievement. This will help FO2 modders a great deal in tracking down pieces of art in the mapper, and it is also very interesting to see every piece of scenery used to build the classic Fallouts.

    <blockquote>Each individual artwork has a corresponding number (PID order from the Mapper), name/description, and for the walls their individual direction (i.e. East/West). These files could be considered very useful for modders, (when they need to find individual artworks without having to scroll through the several thousand that were built by Black Isle) or for any fan who would like to appreciate the beauty of the original artwork. There 23 files all up at with a combined size of 22mb. You can down load each individual file, or all of the images in one compressed file…enjoy </blockquote>

    Discusion and eye candy on NMA
    Download from media fire
  2. terebikun

    terebikun Still Mildly Glowing

    May 16, 2008
    Just when NMA had given up hope of an amnesiac hero...We see hope!
  3. Morbus

    Morbus Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Aug 16, 2006
    In russian...
  4. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all

    Apr 3, 2003
    It's been clear for some time now; if you ever want to play a real Fallout game again, better learn Russian
  5. Sytxferryman

    Sytxferryman Still Mildly Glowing

    Mar 14, 2005
    Who gave up? I hadn't. Always like to think that little box somewhere with the label "Van Buren" will come to light some day, or someone will admit to destroying it and I will be in jail for my reaction, lol. (JOKE, if someone does destroy it I didn't kill them! Swear!)

    I am glad for this, knowing most mod's die before they are finished but hoping this one doesn't.

    Agree 500% with this
  6. SharkClub

    SharkClub Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    :lol: Sad but true. Though I suck at learning new languages.
  7. CloudlessDruid

    CloudlessDruid Not a Soviet Droid Orderite

    Oct 11, 2008
    I began studying russian last year. Maybe Fallout again can help me with russian as it helped me with english when I was just 12.
  8. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    I still think, the only valid Van Buren can be with either the jefferson engine or a jefferson engine clone. :p
  9. swampcat

    swampcat Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Feb 4, 2006
    yeah. me too.

    and i'm not even english.

    so i suck at even english :cry:
  10. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    Well then, I suppose I postponed russian lessons for too long. Better get started :)
  11. Stealste

    Stealste First time out of the vault

    Jan 15, 2009
    Dont worry, the English suck at English too. And dont get me started on 'american' English... :p

    Fallhope. I like the name, however it's too early to be too hopeful just yet.
  12. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Agreed. I really liked what they let us see of Van Buren and it wasn't even finished stuff. But those are just pipedreams, Lexx.

    Mods don't do it for me. The old graphics are really closely tied to the original story for me, getting something 'new' with the old looks just doesn't feel right IMO, that added to the fact that the few mods I've tried really didn't live up to what they had me expect.

    I do like that car thingy they made, but the screens just look... well, as is to be expected, I suppose. It's Fallout. Yay!

  13. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Yeh, it's how I feel. Van Buren is the new Fallout (or "the next"?) to me.

    Indeed, we will never ever see this again... But still, I don't want to abandon the dream yet. Maybe some day we will get a similar game to Van Buren, which will not be a crappy ego shooter. Who knows, maybe Bethesda will allow a new Spin-Off some day...

    Beside this, check out the timeline with New Vegas. It practically starts when nothing is in the timeline anymore. I guess that's for getting as much creative free room as possible... But I also don't see them changing the past with this, so a Van Buren-esque game could still be possible.
  14. Ausdoerrt

    Ausdoerrt I should set a custom tit

    Oct 28, 2008
    If there's one made in the future, it's unlikely to be more than a spiritual successor. There's no way Beth would let anyone use their license like that.
  15. Ausir

    Ausir Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Apr 20, 2003
    The Prisoner in VB was not really amnesiac, he just didn't know how he was transported to the prison.
  16. shihonage

    shihonage Made in USSR

    May 8, 2007
    That's the plan.
  17. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    Today I learned that my school no longer teaches Russian (or Japanese, Italian etc.) and is stuck only with English, French and German.
    Stupid piece of shit.
  18. Naissus

    Naissus It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jan 17, 2006
    This looks pretty good. I wonder how they will take the factional politics ordeal?
  19. el_jefe_of_ny

    el_jefe_of_ny Still Mildly Glowing

    Jan 6, 2010
    I have a friend who can translate russian poetry to american and vice versa.

    He probably would do it. Poetry and he also does nursery rhymes and fables. Those three are super difficult to translate.

    Would it be possible for someone to have access to all of the files and do so?
  20. bhlaab

    bhlaab Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Oct 30, 2008
    Not holding my breath for this.

    Mutants Rising is in english, right?