How did you discover Fallout ?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by PsychoSniper, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    Girls are a serious minority here... I maybe account for the 1% ethnic minority here! WEEE!!!
  2. meatbot

    meatbot First time out of the vault

    Jan 25, 2006
    Long story, but here goes.

    Was at my office one day, way back in '97. My co worker turns to me and says...dude, I just got one of those hacked compilation cd's. There's this awesome game on there....holy crap, you can get addicted to DRUGS. Its called fallout.

    >Me: Ho hum, yawn, where's the command and conquer cd.

    Sigh- Years would pass, then one day, broke and bored, I was looking around at abandoneware sites... fallout was on there, so I downloaded it. INTSANTLY hooked. Played all the way up until you fight the master. No talking heads :( THEN IT CRASHES !!! AACCCKKK !!!! I think. Kept crashing. Never could get it to work past that point. Tried for days. Forget about it and unload it and move on.

    FFW to right after Tactics has been released. Again, I'm wandering through a Borders, see FOT. YAY, another fallout game !!!! (I somehow TOTALLY missed the fact that there was a FO2) Play the game, like it, but hate the real time, and it takes WAY too long to play turn based. Shelf it.

    FFW to 2002. Walking through a big discount wharehouse. See the bargain bin, and right on top, you guessed it, 10$ jewel case with FO 1 and 2, PLUS PST !!!! Smorgasbord !!!! WOOHOO. Start reading the back of it "pimp out your wife for spare change" Break out in sweats...must-have-game... On the way home, I'm trying to open the jewel case, tearing frantically at the cardboard, while driving. I wreck. Car totalled, me injured. Game fine :) I played through a month of traction on a buddies laptop.

    Fallout 1, 2 and Torment ? 10$
    Car 6000$
    ICU for 3 days and a month in traction? 28000 $
    Being able to sell Sulik into slavery and screw your way through fallout 2 ? PRICELESS !!!!
  3. Kahgan

    Kahgan Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Nov 25, 2003
    that's even more than I payed for Fallout2 :chew:
  4. Demonslayer

    Demonslayer Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Aug 8, 2005
    Gone to a store (sells books and notepads and pen and magazines, don't know how you say it in english) and there was a magazine with some odd game, the woman told me it was 5€ and more 5€ for the game, and i said "Hum ok". That decision made me happy today.

    Fallout 2 just for 5€ :)
  5. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    Bought Fallout 1 and 2 Dual case a year and change ago. Must have been the third time I bought a copy of Fallout 2. First CD I got got scracthed too bad, and I ended up getting a CD copy and buying my own.

    Tactics I recently got.

    I still play all three...

    Yes Fallout Junky for life!
  6. Kaya

    Kaya First time out of the vault

    Jan 30, 2006
    I can't point to any specific instance where I first became aware of Fallout, but I suppose I've been aware of it ever since it's release, having always been a gamer since the late 80's and generally keeping up with gaming magazines and the internet.

    I only really started PC gaming last year and made a point of asking around the local exchange shops for any mention of the games, to no avail until recently. A couple of weeks ago I was just browsing in Game Exchange when I saw Fallout 2 peeping out of one of those wire baskets where they throw all the old games (travesty, I know). Anyway, bought it, got it home and fired it up.

    Over the last couple of years games really started to lose their shine with me and I hadn't found anything that grabbed my attention; so I was kind of expecting to install F2, play it for a couple of hours, realise it's been over-hyped and leave it to gather dust on my shelf.

    Good thing I was wrong.
    So that Vault door opens, and I see that family standing there waving, I'm expecting a nice warm friendly intro.
    When that gunfire rings out it really got me. I sort of sat back in my chair and just went '...Holy fuck...' and right then I think I knew I was in for a real treat. Been hooked on it ever since, still not completed it due to a couple of bugs and then having to start again after invalidating my save after patching it.
    Apart from the prospect of the Temple of Trials all over again the thought of playing through isn't one that bothers me, since I know I can do things differently and not get tired of it.

    Moving on, this very morning I was in town with a couple of mates, innocently browsing some dingy little nondescript PC store called ACE Electrics when I see none other than Fallout itself sitting proudly on a shelf full of retro games.
    After nearly explosively ejaculating all over the manager I got it home and, after much weeping and cursing finally managed a manual install helped by the guide on this very site. (Thanks to the writer. It's Odin, right?)

    Anyway, starting out with a pistol and stimpacks feels positively luxurious after the horror of the Temple of Trials, and I'm looking forwards to actually playing it rather than typing up an overlong first post that's probably bored you to death already.

    Still, two great games in the space of two weeks. I figure my mum must have rolled me up a pretty decent Luck stat after all.

    (Sorry this was so long.... I'm a bit of a rambler.... ) :wink:
  7. RadRaptor

    RadRaptor First time out of the vault

    Feb 9, 2006
    I found out about Fallout many years ago, not even certain when. A few months after the release of Fallout 1, I think.

    The DOS demo happened to be on a demo/shareware CD which the Free Record Shop handed out for free. I played it once and got hooked for life - I don't think I ever touched any of the other demos! I was quite a young pup back then and I recall looking for it in quite a few places, but was never able to find it until a buddy of mine pointed out he had seen it in stores.

    Naturally, I sent my mum out to get a copy for me.

    Not much of a story; but much of my memory is rather fuzzy. I do still recall large portions of what I did in the actual game, though. If anyone's interested? :wink:
  8. Xellos

    Xellos Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Feb 10, 2006
    I saw my friend playing Fallout (way back to 1998 or so), I hadn't had my own computer at the time but the theme and storyline seemed great so I remembered it. It was 2 long years later when my great adventure with Fallout began
  9. francoislr

    francoislr First time out of the vault

    Feb 14, 2006
    so i saw a pal playing fallout...he got a pirate version from another friend. i got it, played it, longed for more, took me a couple of years to track down f2, found a box set at a shop one day with f1,f2&f-tactics. Got it for R200(about $30 or so) Must say, it was more than worth every cent....Cant wait for my son one day buying the complete fallout box set.... :D
  10. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    I saw the review and I played the demo.
  11. Sytxferryman

    Sytxferryman Still Mildly Glowing

    Mar 14, 2005
    Saw the demo, downloaded it, loved it. Bought it. Addicted to it. Worshiped it. Bought F2. Loved it. Addicted to it. Worship......
  12. Morry

    Morry First time out of the vault

    Feb 26, 2006
    I played the demo years ago and I thought it was pretty cool, but didn't follow up with a purchase. Now that I am older and can spend my own money all the time, I've begun going back to buy the childhood things I always wanted to see. Fallout was on the top of my list not only because I thought the demo was cool, but the reputation that came before it. And I was not disappointed.
  13. 2b4k^

    2b4k^ First time out of the vault

    Mar 5, 2006
    I got the game in 97' from my cousine.. Been addicted since, and played both games atleast 15 times.

    So, i actually played Fallout since i was 7 years old.. Top that! :D
  14. Xavierblazer

    Xavierblazer Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 30, 2005
    whacha mean youngster?
  15. 2b4k^

    2b4k^ First time out of the vault

    Mar 5, 2006
    I'm just saying I may be the the person that played FO at the lowest age.. That should make me a pretty hardcore Fallout fanatic :D
  16. Xavierblazer

    Xavierblazer Vault Senior Citizen

    Jan 30, 2005
    yeah, for someone whos balls havent dropped yet

  17. chucknorris

    chucknorris First time out of the vault

    Mar 26, 2006
    i saw an ad for some game called fallout near xmas time WAY back in like 7th 22 looked cool cause of the huge scorpian.....i downloaded the demo....and was hooked....i routeenly play fo1 and fo2 and am waiting fo3 if they ever freakin make it
  18. Elissar

    Elissar Venerable Relic of the Wastes

    Aug 31, 2003
    Please do not double post, there is an edit function, for that very reason.
  19. laggerific

    laggerific First time out of the vault

    Jan 15, 2004
    I remember playing the demo way back in the day, and for some reason or other it didn't hook me...not that I really gave it a shot. I wish I knew what I had been thinking...first off the engine seemed to lifeless and static for me (boy was I ever wrong, especially considering what we are stuck with as "top of the line" CRPGs these days).

    But...many months later I was working the final Christmas season ever for Egghead Computers (as they went online only very shortly thereafter). I was the game guy there when someone came in asking for an excellent RPG...he just wanted a recommendation...I'm very thankful I wasn't called on for that request because I may have tried to dissuade him from the recommended choice of Fallout. I had a feeling I would be hearing back from him if the game did not pan out...but I never did...I have a strong suspicion that he went back home installed it and never looked back.

    So...years went by and Fallout 2 came out...and I was the one that was desperate for an RPG. For some reason I was able to get into the game despite being thrust practically naked into a pit of ants and scorpions right from the getgo (which is fairly unusual for me to do). So...I didn't play it for many months as word that a patch was coming warned me my saves might not be compatible. And before I got a chance to get hooked it ended up on my roommates computer as they were looking for something to play...and I figured I would get it back from them when I was ready to play. And that game received a lot of loving from my housemates. And finally, when I sat down to play it through I worked that game until I got offshore...and could not pick a lock in that shocking room and got distracted with graduating from college and all.

    But 6 months to a year later I tried that save again and finally figured out how to get around that room, and quickly beat it. I am now playing for the first time the original Fallout, partly to clear the foul taste of Oblivion from my pallete, but mainly because it is long past due that I play the game that so brilliantly captured the essence of what a true CRPG is all about. May we see more games that strive for the excellence presented in Fallout.
  20. Tornadium

    Tornadium First time out of the vault

    Mar 26, 2006
    Got the demo when i was like 9 then i saw fallout 2 while on a school trip so i bought it .....needless to say i basicly spent the next 4 months inside lol but i started to get bored with it then i saw the ultimate collection thing on amazon and i bought all 3 fallout 1 rocks Fallout : Tactics fun for large scale battles but not the same depth of game play