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I don't usually play PC games, for a number of reasons, but the biggest one is system requirements/compatibility problems. I recently got a copy of Fallout Trilogy from my good friend alruff. I was very excited to play it and installed it on inherentmalaise's laptop. Upon starting up the game, I got some color corruption and one time it froze on me. I reinstalled it (as it said to) and still the same problems. So I Google'd it and found a few things to try. It's late, and I don't have time to try them right now, but the point is I shouldn't have to go on a Google Scavenger Hunt every time I want to play a game. With Wii/360 games, I put it in, and I can play it. No crashes, no weird resolution problems, no color corruptions, no fucking with ini files. I mean, seriously. I can do this stuff because I'm a computer guy, but I don't WANT to have to.

From http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=948430

Solution for windows 7 Color Issue
Paste the following into your ddraw.ini file using notepad:

[Main]

;Change to 1 if you want to use command line args to tell sfall to use another ini file.
UseCommandLine=0



;XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

[Speed]

;Set to 0 to disable everything in this section
Enable=1


;The speeds corrisponding to each slot in percent. (i.e. 100 is normal speed)
SpeedMulti0=50
SpeedMulti1=100
SpeedMulti2=150
SpeedMulti3=200
SpeedMulti4=300
SpeedMulti5=500
SpeedMulti6=1000
SpeedMulti7=100
SpeedMulti8=100
SpeedMulti9=100


;The initial speed at game startup
SpeedMultiInitial=100



;XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[Graphics]

;Set to 0 for 8 bit fullscreen

;Set to 1 for 8 bit windowed

;Set to 4 for dx9 fullscreen

;Set to 5 for dx9 windowed
;Mode 1 requires your desktop colour depth to be set to 32 bit

;Windowed modes incur a performance hit. (Modes 1 and 5 more so than mode 3)

;The 16 bit colour modes cause movies to display incorrect colours, and slows down fades

;dx9 modes cause some corruption of movies, but not as bad as 16 bit colour modes

;dx9 modes work with fallout 1, but results in movies being completely corrupted

Mode=5
;Refresh the screen every x frames. Set to 0 to disable frameskipping.

;If you don't want frameskipping on initially, but may want to enable it later, set this to 1

;This has no effect in fullscreen mode or in dx9 modes
FrameSkip=0


;If using a dx9 mode, this changes the resolution

;The graphics are simply stretched to fit the new window
; this does _not_ let you see more of the map

;If you want to use an upscaling filter other than the hardcoded once listed below, place a dx9 effect file called 'global.fx' in data\shaders
GraphicsWidth=800
GraphicsHeight=600


;If using a dx9 mode, this changes the settings of the global shader

;Set to 0 to disable, 1 to use only if screen res > 640x480, 2 to use if screen res != 640x480 or 3 to use always
GlobalShaderMode=1


;Set to something other than 0 to apply a software scaler in graphics modes 4 or 5

;0 - without scale filters

;1 - 2xSai
;2 - SuperEagle

;3 - Super2xSai
;4 - hq2x

;5 - AdvancedMame2x
ScaleFilter=0


;Set to 1 for a linear texture filter, or 0 to disable
TextureFilter=0
;XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

[Input]

;Set to 0 to disable everything in this section
;This will also disable any input related script extender functions and the keyboard commands used to control other sections!
Enable=1


;Set to 1 to enable the mouse scroll wheel to scroll through your inventory
UseScrollWheel=1
;The mouse Z position is dividied by this modifier to calculate the number of inventory

;slots to scroll. My mouse moves 120 pixel in the z direction for one click of the mouse

;wheel, but this may vary depending on your mouse manufacturer and windows settings.

;Set to 0 to only ever scroll 1 click
ScrollMod=0

;Adjusts mouse sensitivity to some percentage of normal.

;Negative values are valid, if you want your mouse axis reversed for some reason
MouseSensitivity=80


;DX scancode of a key to press when the middle mouse button is clicked
;The default of 0x30 toggles between your two weapons

;Set to 0 to disable
MiddleMouse=0x30


;Set these to 1 if you want fallout to access the keyboard or mouse in background mode
BackgroundKeyboard=0
BackgroundMouse=0


;XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX


;The modifier key you have to hold down to change any speed settings

;If set to 0 if you don't want to use a modifier key, or a DX scancode otherwise

;Set to -1 for either ctrl key, -2 for either alt key or -3 for either shift key
SpeedModKey=-1


;A key to press to toggle the speed tweak on or off
;Specify 0 if you don't want a toggle key, or a DX scancode otherwise
SpeedToggleKey=0x00


;The keys corrisponding to the 10 speed slots

;Set to 0 to disable a slot, otherwise specify the DX scancode of the key you want to use
SpeedKey0=0x52
SpeedKey1=0x4f
SpeedKey2=0x50
SpeedKey3=0x51
SpeedKey4=0x4b
SpeedKey5=0x4c
SpeedKey6=0x4d
SpeedKey7=0x00
SpeedKey8=0x00
SpeedKey9=0x00


;The modifier key you have to hold down to change any graphics settings

;Set to 0 if you don't want to use a modifier key, or a DX scancode otherwise

;Set to -1 for either ctrl key, -2 for either alt key or -3 for either shift key
GraphicsModKey=0


;Increase/decrease frame skip.
IncreaseFrameSkip=0x51
DecreaseFrameSkip=0x4f


;Toggle the global shader on or off
ToggleGlobalShader=0x52


;Changes the current scaleing and texture filters
CycleScaleFilter=0x53
ToggleScaleFilter=0x4f
ToggleTextureFilter=0x50

;End

Runs all colors properly and in windowed mode on Windows 7 Change Mode=4 to run the game fullscreen in the graphics section.


And from http://www.sevenforums.com/gaming/8870-fallout-2-a.html#post109168


Well after toying around with it for while I finally got it to work last night. Recently I bought the Fallout Trilogy and noticed that the only two games that didn't have the rainbow graphics glitch were the HD version of Fallout 1 and Tactics. So after playing with the f1_res.ini I was able to fix it by changing the main section to this:
[MAIN]
#################################################################################################### ##############

# if AUTO_SCRN_SIZE = 0 - Screen Width and Height are set with SCR_WIDTH & SCR_HEIGHT.
# if AUTO_SCRN_SIZE = 1 - Screen Width and Height are set to current desktop resolution.
AUTO_SCRN_SIZE = 0

#Set the screen resolution here
SCR_WIDTH = 640
SCR_HEIGHT = 480


#Set the number of colours here
# 8 for 8bit(original)
# 16 for 16bit colour(loading screens don't show in this mode)
COLOUR_BITS = 16

For Fallout 2 I was able to do the same thing by installing the HD pack here:No Mutants Allowed :: Files
and changing the Main section in the f2_res.ini to this:
[MAIN]
;################################################################################################### ###############
;Set the screen resolution here
SCR_WIDTH=640
SCR_HEIGHT=480

;Set the number of colours here
; 8 for 8bit(original)
; 16 for 16bit colour (set only if your not using Sfall with graphics modes 4 or 5)
COLOUR_BITS=16

;Position of the Hi-Res Settings Button in the Main-Menu: valid positions are 1-7.
HI_RES_BUTTON_POS=5

Hope this helps you guys get these amazing games to work correctly.


Just thought I'd throw that beautiful crap in here. Can't wait to them it out tomorrow when I'm better-rested and perhaps more patient.

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