I almost wish I could get this into games…
If you’ve never played Fallout, I’d highly recommend it. Â No not that fallout, the old one. The original one. Â Although not currently on sale, it is on GOG as well. Â As the video mentions though, Fallout 3 was ‘ok’ but kind of un-remarkable. Â New Vegas was head and shoulders above, and 4.. well.. it’s best to pretend it never happened.
I guess whatever drama was behind selling the original version has been finally cleared up and it’s everywhere now.
I also thought it was somewhat worth mentioning that You can browse Moby games by system requirements, so you can easily find all the ‘Direct X 3‘, and ‘Direct X 5‘ games. Â There never was a Direct X 4. Â I did kind of enjoy ‘The Hive‘, although I never had enough time to finish it. Â I guess in that sense though it is significant as it is one of the handful of early first Direct X games.
There was an MS-DOS version, along with MacOS 7 version, albeit for the PowerPC. Â The MacOS version doesn’t run under emulation. Â It was later carbonized for early OS X, which again is PowerPC only. Â I haven’t tried it on OS X 10.6, the last version of OS X that included Rosetta.
You can find the MS-DOS exe / patches onÂ kaneoheboy.com The GOG version for Mac OS X used to the MS-DOS version in DOSBox, however it’s been updated to the Windows version to use WINE. Â On my machine the default launcher for STEAM and GOG don’t work, however the ‘classic’ launcher works fine. Â If you get the black screen, then you too have to run the low resolution version.
For whatever reason, my Windows 95 + Direct X 7.0a won’t run Fallout. Â Very strange, but the helpful message: