Text Speed

Discussion in 'Fallout RPG Gameplay & Tech' started by Tataunka, Aug 5, 2017.

  1. Tataunka

    Tataunka First time out of the vault

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    Aug 5, 2017
    Hey, so newbie here trying to get into Fallout 1. Issue is the text disappears far too quickly when I'm talking to unvoiced NPCs. I'm missing out on lots of information because I just can't keep up with it. I've already pushed the slider for text speed all the way to the left yet it's still to quick. Is there any other fix for this, or am I SOL? I really want to get into this game, but it's beginning to look like my slower reading speed may be the nail in the coffin for me giving Fallout 1 a go. :-/
     
  2. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I think you mean the floats? I'm not sure if any of the mods like FIXT actually help with that. You could try messing with the fallout.cfg file manually, the settings should be text_base_delay and text_line_delay. The values are from 1.000 to 6.000 usually, maybe it will also accept smaller or larger values? (Probably not, it will likely fuck everything up ;))
    They usually don't contain THAT much important information to begin with, though, if the character has something meaningful to say you usually get a proper dialogue box.
     
  3. Tataunka

    Tataunka First time out of the vault

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    Aug 5, 2017
    Nah, it's the actual dialogue boxes. Like when I was talking to Ian in Shady Sands his dialogue on some things shifted to the next page too quickly.
     
  4. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    You can scroll up. Just move the cursor to the top of the dialogue text, it should turn into an arrow. Clicking then scrolls up.
     
  5. Tataunka

    Tataunka First time out of the vault

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    Aug 5, 2017
    OMG thank you so much. I feel like such a rube for not figuring that out. XD
     
  6. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Eh, we've all been massive noobs about seemingly obvious things before :D
    Have fun with Fallout 1! I envy you that you can now experience it for the first time, hope you enjoy it!
    Also, stick around in the forums, new blood's always welcome. Feel free to introduce yourself here, too.
     
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  7. Tataunka

    Tataunka First time out of the vault

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    Aug 5, 2017
    Thanks! I'll be sure to stick around. I tend to have lots of questions on games so if I continue playing and go on to Fallout 2 you'll probably be seeing a lot more questions from me. LOL
     
  8. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    That's what NMA is here for after all. Well, that, and being a cesspool for the nostalgia-blinded glittering gems of hatred that can't accept anything made after 1999 ;)
     
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