First Time You Played Fallout...

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by OriginalFalloutFan, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. OriginalFalloutFan

    OriginalFalloutFan First time out of the vault

    Jun 27, 2009
    Doesnt matter which one jus the first time you played it.. Mine was a demo I downloaded about 5 or 6 years ago it was a FO1 demo but it got me hooked I ordered the Dual Jewel Case the next day and got hooked on FO2 I played it for a day and a half straight. It's a game that sticks with you. I still play it to this day and cant get enough of FO2.
  2. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    It was way back in my obsessive collection days, I had bought Fallout 1 for my collection but had done nothing with it as I was more into FPS games.

    Then one Sunday I was really bored and I decided to install Fallout, I had heard from a review there was this city full of zombies where something had gone wrong with a Vault and I at least wanted to check that place out.

    Then the intro started and I thought it was pretty good so I ran that a couple of times before I created a character and started playing.

    From that point on I went through the entire game, silly enough I only discovered later that I had build up experience to improve my skills.
  3. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Found FO in a Free Record Shop in Ostend in 1999. Bought it and played it. Loved it. Found the white label FO + FO2 box in 2000 (I think).

    Thus started the addiction (although it's been quite some time since I played any of the games... thank Gawd...).
  4. Blackened

    Blackened I should set a cutom tite

    Jun 29, 2008
    I was very little - now I'm 17 and it was about 1999 or 2000. We had a PC club (until before about 4 or 5 years) and there was Fallout - the first part. I liked it very much (not sure about that; I remember I do played it), though I sure do failed a lot, especially because my native language is not English. The people there enjoyed it, though.

    Later, we installed Fallout 2. It was some years later. It was my favorite game. Then, there was also Fallout Tactics. I can't remember what exactly happened then, but before about 3 years, I installed it again. Though I didn't installed the unofficial patch, I didn't even installed the official one.
  5. Herr Mike

    Herr Mike Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jul 28, 2008
    I kicked it old skool.

    I got the demo with a PC Gamer magazine in 1997. The demo was one screen of Junktown, (the entry area), but it wasn't called Junktown, had all different characters and items. I think there was a short quest or two.

    It pretty much had everything I ever wanted in a game. There was a minigun in the fridge. Awesome.

    I pre-ordered it.
  6. LoyLoy

    LoyLoy First time out of the vault

    Jun 27, 2009
    I saw my mate play it like 4yrs ago never thought of buying it myself just like watching him play it a lot, every time i come over I'd watch him killing off raiders and such so I'd be watching and forget about whatever i had to do the whole day.

    But i finally went and got the game 1yr ago and been playing since FO 1-2 and just got 3 but haven't played much still hooked on the oldies. FO 1-2 playing it for the 1st time was better then sex to me.
  7. lomopingseph

    lomopingseph First time out of the vault

    Jul 1, 2009
    I'm one of those godless heretics who didn't hear about the series until Fallout 3.

    I bought it because I was a big fan of Morrowind and Oblivion, and it didn't disappoint.
  8. roggles

    roggles First time out of the vault

    Nov 12, 2008
    Same here. Bought it when it was brand new from a store. There was a whole shelf with the big red boxes that the game came in. When I got home the game wouldn't install because I got a bad disc or something, so I had to replace it :(. I was only 11 at the time.

    I remember my dad going on the internet for me to find out how to deactivate the force fields in the military base.
  9. Stealste

    Stealste First time out of the vault

    Jan 15, 2009
    Me and a friend bought a copy in 98, 99 something like that. Preferred F2 at the time. I remember the exact moments i was hooked- Right about the time of getting to Vault City. Met Harold, and Herbert or Bob kept us in stiches for hours, repeating the conversation over and over again... Then went to VC and got the extra toe cut off. Bastard wouldn't pay us for repairing his Auto-Doc, so we force fed him the toe...
  10. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Yet another for the Fallout 1 demo. Played that so often I had to get Fallout 2 when it came out along with the strategy guide.
    Aaaah spent many an hour wandering around Klamath and the Den because I was afraid of going any further.
    Oddly I learnt more about sex from this game than in my sex ed classes at school.
  11. I_eat_supermutants

    I_eat_supermutants Vault Senior Citizen

    Feb 5, 2007
    I got it in 2000 I think. I don't remember clearly. It was my birthday and my friend had got me the dual jewel one. Well I had put Fallout 2 into my machine first. That's the one he picked first cause he thought the "Pimp out your wife" part of the box was funny. My CD drive was on it's last legs then. It barely installed with a humongous installation. CD drive died that day for the first (of many) times. Well he made his character and was doing fine. Running around Klamath and scavenging off of fights and such.

    Well I made my character with 3 int....I didn't realize what was happening at first...then I got to Klamath to sell off all of my stuff. I then realized I was a retard. That had me hooked. I thought it was like most games where int. did something else or didn't really matter. I learned and started a new character. I was hooked on it for quite some time and played it at least once a day for three years through my teen years.
  12. F.E.V.DippedDoofus

    F.E.V.DippedDoofus First time out of the vault

    Jun 2, 2009
    I built my first PC in 1998, ah memories Voodoo chipsets...

    At the time, my step father was playing FO1, and it looked pretty cool, I borrowed the disc and installed it, played the crap out of it, until Fallout 2 came out, that was the first PC game I bought on my own.

    That was over christmas break of 98', there were days just messing around random encounters, killing for xp, many a 24 hour stints with my surge 12 packs exploring every box on the map.

    In every game I have bought, traded downloaded, I have never had as much fun as I have in FO1-2.
  13. Patton89

    Patton89 Vault Dweller

    Nov 21, 2008
    LEts see. It was when i was younger.
    I picked up the game for almost nothing.
    I had a pentinium 2 based computer.
    i installed.
    And i started it.
    GOT hooked.
    Played it a lot, a lot, untill i managed to beat it for the first time.
    Damn i cant forget the feeling.
  14. patriot_41

    patriot_41 Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Mar 8, 2008
    A friend of mine at school gave me the CD around t he 8-th or 9-th grade. Said his dad brought it to him, thought I'd like it. Said it was something like Diablo. It was nothing like Diablo.
  15. RenoNut

    RenoNut First time out of the vault

    Jul 3, 2009
    I played FO1 when it first hit PC Gamer's demo disk....after playing the mission in Junktown or whatever it was called with the two rival gangs..I was hooked!
  16. Dreadwolf

    Dreadwolf First time out of the vault

    Oct 24, 2007
    It began with the demo of Fallout. Had no internet at that time (didn't even really know what internet is).
    But after I bought the game at a local store, had to find out that my german version had no gore or any of those awesome death-animations (iirc). Didn't even know about children in the game until I started lurking these boards.

    The thing I'll never forget about my first playthrough:

    I finished the game and was kind of irritated that there was no boss-fight. I found the bomb, set the timer and ran out of the building.

    Only later would I find out, that there was a master somewhere under the cathedral.
  17. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    First time I've played Fallout 1 I got killed by a swarm of mantis, just outside of Vault 13.

    And I stopped playing for 2 years. Then a friend showed me how to play Falllout 2 and it began.
  18. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003

    So this is back in 1997. I was 13, and still playing Mortal Kombat and Sonic on the Megadrive. Armand, the older brother of one of my best friends Misha, showed me and Misha Fallout. He explained how you couldn't just muck about, by pointing to some brahmins (in Shady Sands, I would figure) and explaining that if he shot them everyone would be pissed. For some reason that impressed me greatly.

    I lived in Rotterdam at that time, and Misha back in Nijmegen where I hail from. In the ensuing years, we would play Fallout together whenever I visited. Kind of odd since it's not a multiplayer game, but it took two immature minds to piece together the game's logic. I have no idea when we were done with it since we'd just pick up the last save whenever I'd visit. I remember once we managed to pickpocket a minigun off of a BoS soldier encounter, went mad with power and somehow ended up with a savegame on the top floor of the Cathedral, with still-living angry mutants and followers in the floors below. We had to abandon that run-through. I also remember the sheer awesome of meeting the Master for the first time.

    Anyway, I joined both NMA and TO somewhere in 1998-1999, and picked up Fallout 2 around that time. I remember one day during my first runthrough, I started playing it Friday afternoon while the family was out of the house, and I was still playing Sunday evening when they returned. No sleeping in between.

    I picked up Fallout 1 for more replays after I'd finished Fallout 2 once or twice. Good times.

    That'd be this one. The town was called Scrapheap, and had two rival gangs. You could negotiate a peace, help both gangs, or slaughter both gangs. It also had a minigun and dogmeat. One of the better demos, I would advise downloading it and playing it again, it's worth it.
  19. Ulysses

    Ulysses It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Oct 31, 2008
    I didn't play it until 2003 and after I played Fallout 2 (I did the same with Monkey Island, playing it out of order, heh). I had seen FO1 in a store and was curious about it, but being broke as I was and not having a CD-ROM capable PC I forgot about it. Since I loved Fallout 2, so I bugged a friend to borrow his copy of Fallout and loved it as much as I did the second.
  20. Whoo

    Whoo First time out of the vault

    Jul 3, 2009
    I had heard of Fallout since around 2004-2005ish. I never actually got around to playing it until about January 2009, unfortunately. I have absolutely loved it since. I love the story, it is built so well. I haven't played Fallout 2 yet, but from what I've heard it's just as good.