I almost wish I could get this into games…
If you’ve never played Fallout, I’d highly recommend it. No not that fallout, the old one. The original one. Although not currently on sale, it is on GOG as well. As the video mentions though, Fallout 3 was ‘ok’ but kind of un-remarkable. 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. There never was a Direct X 4. I did kind of enjoy ‘The Hive‘, although I never had enough time to finish it. 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. The MacOS version doesn’t run under emulation. It was later carbonized for early OS X, which again is PowerPC only. 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 on 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. On my machine the default launcher for STEAM and GOG don’t work, however the ‘classic’ launcher works fine. 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. Very strange, but the helpful message: