No movies and no pip boy

Discussion in 'Fallout General Modding' started by MisterCrit, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. MisterCrit

    MisterCrit First time out of the vault

    8
    Dec 3, 2011
    When I play the RP, I have never gotten the pip boy after completing the Temple of Trials... here's what I wrote in an email that bounced:

    I am writing to you in hopes that you will be able to lend me some advice about this problem: Whenever I install the Fallout 2 Restoration Project, or perhaps it has to do with installing sfall, I don't see the Elder speech movie at the beginning of the game, and my character does not acquire the Pip Boy after completing the Temple of Trials. So far, I have only found one thread that discussed this topic, but there was no solution for it.

    I noticed that the RP v2.1.2b includes sfall, but it includes version 2.12 which is not the most current one... After installing RP v2.1.2b, I was getting the alert dialogs for "Unable to open f2_res.ini" and "Unable to open panels.ini", which seemed to clear up after I replaced ddraw.dll with the version from sfall v2.16... Comments on this aspect are welcome, but I'm more concerned about the pip boy issue.

    I am using a batch file that taskkills explorer.exe before it runs fallout... I have a Dell XPS-15 (L502X) running Windows 7 64-bit.

    Any tips you can provide will be very much appreciated.

    Thanks,
     
  2. DForge

    DForge Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    343
    Jul 29, 2006
    I don't know much about mechanics, but that happens if you flag something you shouldn't read-only, or at least, it happened to me like that. Reinstalling might be a good idea.
     
  3. MisterCrit

    MisterCrit First time out of the vault

    8
    Dec 3, 2011
    Yeah... I figured it out. Since I had found hardly any others with this problem, I suspected it was something I did wrong. I think that a major contributor to this problem was my batch file. To call the game, I had a line like
    Code:
    C:\Games\BlackIsle\Fallout2\fallout2.exe
    , but I added a line
    Code:
    cd C:\Games\BlackIsle\Fallout2
    just before that, and that fixed all the sfall errors and probably the pip boy problem also.

    :mrgreen: