How did you discover Fallout ?

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

  1. SnapSlav

    SnapSlav NMA's local DotA fanatic

    Jul 1, 2012
    A buddy was given the Dual CD case for Christmas- or maybe just as a gift for gift's sake? -and one day when I came over to his place to hang, he was no longer playing Civilization, but this new game, and he was in the middle of a pitched fight with half a dozen guys. I had no idea what was going on, but there were some dudes in green armor and one big dude in bright, shining, metal armor, and he was fighting them all. He was complaining that it was himself and his AI friend, but the friend was making the battle a nightmare, because he kept shooting HIM instead of the enemies. It was very intriguing.

    I can't even recall how much I saw of him playing it, but he lent me the discs to install them on my own PC (since I wouldn't need to keep them if I chose the "HUMONGOUS" option), and while I stumbled a few times trying to understand the character creation, once I got started, I was hooked and couldn't stop.

    I ended up beating FO2 when my same friend hadn't even gotten past the Temple of Trials, and no amount of persuasion could convince him to pick the game back up again. Now I'm running into the same problem with another friend who stubbornly refuses to dedicate a little time to the game... but that's another story for a different topic.
  2. FOvet

    FOvet Wandering the Wastelands

    Aug 26, 2012
    I discovered Fallout 2 after I played my Dad's fallout 1 game. I was interested in the game, and it had been out for awhile, so I looked it up--and found out that a sequal was in the making. Needless to say, I kept up with the news on the sequal, and when FO2 came out, I bought it within a couple weeks :D
  3. TK

    TK First time out of the vault

    Dec 1, 2003
    I played the demo from a computer magazine cover disk, it was a complete revelation and I played it to death. I remember waiting for FO to come out and saving up for it then being a bit disappointed that junk town didn't follow the same storyline as the demo. Needless to say the rest of the game blew me away and I've been hooked ever since.
  4. Zmuda

    Zmuda First time out of the vault

    Sep 22, 2012
    I played Fallout 3 and was curious about the previous two games. I bought Fallout & Fallout 2 a couple of years ago & thoroughly enjoyed them.
  5. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    As a fan of elderscroll(not now though). I played fo3.
    I don't think it was good game, but when I played NV I was just awsome game and world. So I played fo 1,2 because of NV. although I always regret and restart fo2 for characto making loosing quset though I was one of my best game.
  6. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 12, 2011
    What happened to the Elder scrolls for you to stop playing, may I ask?
  7. Richwizard

    Richwizard Stoopid Wun Kenobi Orderite

    Jan 18, 2010
    Back in the glory days of the original Fallout games, I was a Mac user and developers were (and still are) reluctant and slow to port games to the Mac platform. As a result, I didn't much follow the development of new computer games. A few years ago, a came across a list of "classic" computer games. As I recall, they were supposed to be games that revolutionized computer gaming. Fallout was on that list. As a player of the old TSR RPGs, I was familiar with and fond of the old Gamma World game.

    At that point, Fallout 1 & 2 had been available for the Mac for a few years and I bought both games along with the official "survival guides". I had read about the many bugs in FO2 and discovered NMA around the same time. I downloaded Killap's FO2 patch for the Mac and began playing both games. They took over my life. :D

    I have since built a PC and begun playing the modern games as well. I also wanted to play Killap's Fallout 2 Restoration Project, which is only available for the PC. I haven't downloaded it yet. It was so close to completion when I built the PC, I decided to wait for Killap to finish. Still waiting...
  8. woo1108

    woo1108 Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 27, 2012
    Maybe I was a fan of morrowind, not whole elderscroll.
    Many things changed between morrowind and oblivion.
    Daggerfall was not bad game but I'm not fan of daggerfall.
    For Oblivion, fo3(does it fallout? :lol: ), Skyrim, I don't like them.
  9. Joelzania

    Joelzania Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Oct 12, 2011
    I like you. :)
  10. zappian

    zappian First time out of the vault

    Nov 19, 2012
    Played fallout 3 , loved the gameworld , then played fallou 1 and loved it. It was my first turn base game in the beggining i only cared about the story and quests but the combat system grew on me.
  11. WastelandTrek

    WastelandTrek First time out of the vault

    Dec 15, 2012
    I got Fallout 3 for Christmas the year it came out and proceeded to play only that for a very long time. Usually when I wasn't playing I would read about it on the fallout wiki, which is essentially what introduced me to the concepts of the first two games. I read much of the series' background story via the fallout bible. After that I bought Fallout, Fallout 2, and Tactics and continue to enjoy them thoroughly (though I haven't given tactics any sort of chance).
  12. McCloud

    McCloud First time out of the vault

    Dec 28, 2012
    My high school boyfriend I had in my junior year was OBSESSED with the Fallout games (this was 2000-2001) so he showed me the game a bit
    I enjoyed it, but not owning it kept me from getting too into it.

    NEW VEGAS captured me as I live in Vegas and heard great things. Of course I got hooked (and love F3 to a lesser extent.) It's funny, that boyfriend was from a big mormon family with the last name Gibson, I bet he geeked out hard over NV!

    I live really close to Black Mountain, and once I actually saw some uprooted rebar laying in the street....
  13. mobucks

    mobucks woof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Did you play Fallout 1 & 2 yet McCloud?

    The RP has been completed for a while now. A new update is in the pipe, sure, but the latest RP is pretty damn complete. Still, the new update is right around the corner, currently being beta tested. So keep waiting I guess.
  14. McCloud

    McCloud First time out of the vault

    Dec 28, 2012
    mobucks- Not yet, sadly, but I'm dying to.
  15. mobucks

    mobucks woof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Oh my god you need to play them shits! Can we trade brains?
  16. killap

    killap Bear Dude Moderator Modder

    May 16, 2005
    I never did yet tell my story here.

    I got Fallout 2 as a Christmas present from my brother many, many years ago. It was some random game he found, post-apocalyptic setting, he said. Might be cool.

    The first time I ever played Fallout 2, I was put off by the Temple of Trials. I got halfway through it, said this game was crap, and stopped playing. I was fool at the time... Maybe a year or so later I found the CD and decided to try again. I made it through the Temple of Trials and out to Arroyo. Before long I was hooked. I played hours and hours every day. I couldn't stop. I had never seen a game quite like this. The bugs got to me, but I made it to the end.

    I went searching for patches after this and found an unofficial patch by a modder named Seraph. While playing the game, I had also come across Per's ultimate guide. At the end, there was this section on bugs and unfinished content and it got me thinking.

    The Fallout modding scene was relatively young at this time but there was already enough to extract the scripts and edit the maps. Using Seraph's patch as a base, I started to fix things listed in Per's guide that were not yet fixed by Seraph. I had never modded a game in my life before. I just suddenly felt like I needed to do it. Something was calling me.

    Several batches were sent to him before I decided I wanted to make my own patch. And on that day my unofficial patch was born.

    A year or so later I decided I also wanted to bring back unfinished content to the game. And here the Restoration Project came to be. It was a bit of a rocky road for the RP since I wasn't yet fully focused on quality and seamless integration with what was already there. The 1.x series of the RP is not how I wanted things to be. The 2.x releases changed this and I feel satisfied with how everything has turned out, RP and UP both.

    Somewhere in the mix of all this I also played Fallout 1, since I wanted to see what game started it all. I enjoyed it too, but always felt like Fallout 2 had a special place in my heart.

    In the end, and you might be surprised to hear it, I have only played Fallout 1 once and Fallout 2 ... maybe twice. Hell, I've played Fallout Tactics more times than that. :crazy: Crazy, I know. Blasphemy you might even say. The thing is, when I play a game I play it completely. No stone left unturned. Now, yes, Fallout is the type of game with immense re-playability, but modding it ruined everything for me. I know too much about how things work and spent too many hundreds of hours scripting/mapping/etc to be able to make it through a full game. Maybe some day, many years from now I'll be able to play again. That will be a fine day.
  17. mobucks

    mobucks woof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Heh, that was great. The same thing happened to me, only a different game. I played halfway through the initial dungeon of Baulders Gate II, hated it, shelved it for a year, decided to come back and man what an adventure.

    Here's hoping for future selective brain-wipe technology, so we can all experience Fallout 2 for the first time, again.
  18. Modus Operandi

    Modus Operandi First time out of the vault

    Dec 27, 2012
    Your altruistic sacrifice will be remembered forever, oh great Bear Dude.

    I've discovered it in a German compendium of games called Gold Games. I've played every game in there of course, but Fallout was something special. At first I had no clue what to do. I was eight years old and didn't care what people had to say to me and what my quest was. I just wandered around and was impressed by the setting. A few years later I tried it again. Now with actually reading everything. I still remember how impressed I was by Junktown. Well, since then I've played it several times in German and English becoming my favorite game of all time. I had the same experience with Gothic I, but the setting can't compete with the wasteland.
  19. valcik

    valcik So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Dec 20, 2008
    Perhaps even geriatric dementia will do the trick, I'm waiting for it too. :)
  20. McCloud

    McCloud First time out of the vault

    Dec 28, 2012
    What a perfect idea for Fallout. I happily volunteer my brain for swapping until the memory-wiping becomes available. Um, it's kind of a strange brain, but I have a feeling that won't be too big a factor.