Fallout collection/Windows 7 incompatibility.

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Alright, well, as I was passing through my local target, I saw the original fallout collection for $15. Needless to say, I bought it, as I had been wanting to play the original games for a long time after playing the third and loving it. So, I get home and pop the disc into my laptop, wait for the installation process to finish, and then click the shortcut for fallout 1. The game loads up and... Color corruption! Half the pixels on the screen were in bands of rainbow, which irratated me. Fallout 2 did the exact same thing. The only games that worked were the HD version of fallout one and Fallout tactics.

So, after much frustation, I got on to google, and searched "Fallout collection color corruption" and read through some similar complaints, only to find out that it was My Windows 7 that was causing the issue. I found that the Fallout 1 High resolution patch, and fallout 2 high resolution patch were supposed to fix the problem. I installed the fallout 1 patch, and it worked just as it should have. However, the Fallout 2 patch didn't fix anything, it just lead to an error stating: "The instruction at (INSERT NUMBER HERE) Referenced Memory at (INSERT NUMBER HERE)" and then something about the action not being able to be completed. I uninstalled and reinstalled the patch multiple times, to no avail, leaving fallout 2 unplayable and myself rather frustrated. So, if anyone has any suggestions on how to fix this problem that I am clueless about, please chime in, also feel free to bitch about your problems.

Press Alt + Tab while playing the game to minimize it, then open it again. it sometimes takes a few tries, but this usually fixes it.

Troop60pirate:
Press Alt + Tab while playing the game to minimize it, then open it again. it sometimes takes a few tries, but this usually fixes it.

Believe me, I tried that... it didn't work.

(Poorly disguised bump)

Any suggestions on what to do would be nice...

Okay just got a hold of fallout colection. Down loaded HD patch for fallout 1 no problem. Fallout 2 can't get teh rainbow graphics to go away. Tried the HD patch incorect version message. Cannot even get the update patch from the disc to update the fallout 2 .exe file.Did a search for a [I think it is called ddwar.ini file probably wrong file name. I did search for the corect one but can't remember what it is called].I am at a loss as to what to do do get the graphics to work corectly. My pc specs are.

HP 6310f Amd II x4 630 proccessor 2.8 GHZ
6 gig ram 64bit 64bit system windows 7
NVIDIA Gforce 9100
Any advice is most welcome thank you

OK, I signed up just to answer to this thread. I will attempt to solve common problems with Fallout and Windows 7.

If you are unable to install Fallout due to a video error:
1. Disable then reenable SLI. Done!

If you receive an error while trying to install the patch:
1. Find the patch file and rename it to Fallout.zip
2. Open it with WinZip, WinRar, or 7zip.
3. Extract all files onto the main Fallout directory, overwriting all files. Done!

To fix the "rainbow graphics" follow these instructions:
1. Right click anywhere on desktop and click "Screen Resolution"
2. Start up Fallout while the Screen Resolution window is open. Done!

I just had this problem with my new laptop, I installed the HR patch and switching from 8 to 16 bit colour did the trick.

DOSBox, perhaps? Ought to do it. Otherwise I have no idea.

roadster213:
To fix the "rainbow graphics" follow these instructions:
1. Right click anywhere on desktop and click "Screen Resolution"
2. Start up Fallout while the Screen Resolution window is open. Done!

Also applies to most 16 bit colour games (C&C1, Starcraft 1, etc).

Oh, and welcome to The Escapist!

Delusibeta:

roadster213:
To fix the "rainbow graphics" follow these instructions:
1. Right click anywhere on desktop and click "Screen Resolution"
2. Start up Fallout while the Screen Resolution window is open. Done!

Also applies to most 16 bit colour games (C&C1, Starcraft 1, etc).

Oh, and welcome to The Escapist!

After testing it with Starcraft, couldn't you just right click on the shortcut, go to the compatability options and enable 'run in 256 colors'?

dommyuk:

Delusibeta:

roadster213:
To fix the "rainbow graphics" follow these instructions:
1. Right click anywhere on desktop and click "Screen Resolution"
2. Start up Fallout while the Screen Resolution window is open. Done!

Also applies to most 16 bit colour games (C&C1, Starcraft 1, etc).

Oh, and welcome to The Escapist!

After testing it with Starcraft, couldn't you just right click on the shortcut, go to the compatability options and enable 'run in 256 colors'?

You could, I suppose. Try it and see.

I fixed the same problem with Fallout 2 in Win 7 64bit.

- Installed fallout 2 fresh from CD
- Installed Unofficial Fallout 2 Patch (http://news.filefront.com/unofficial-fallout-2-patch-final-version)
- Installed sfall (http://sourceforge.net/projects/sfall)
- Installed High Res Patch v2.2b(http://falloutmods.wikia.com/wiki/Fallout2_High_Resolution_Patch)

In f2_res.ini set the resolution you want to run and the colour bits to 16, i.e:

[MAIN]
;##################################################################################################################
;Set the screen resolution here
SCR_WIDTH=1440
SCR_HEIGHT=900

;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

ddraw.ini also has some stuff to play with, turn on directx9 for instance.

HTH

If I ever has issues with a game on Windows 7, I run the setup in Windows XP SP3 compatibility mode and the game's .exe file as well.

I've had some older games do this, I found that sometimes they can't resize your resolution so just try going to old school settings before hand like as low as 800x600 and it can fix it.

Thank you al for your help in solving this issue.

Hey guys I was wondering if you can help me out. I have windows 7 just installed all the patches to fix the color issue and got fallout 2 to run in high def. I just want to play through the game (this time around) with a super character. The save game editor falche2 does not seem to work. Does anyone have an editor for this game that will work with windows 7? Thanks in advance.

ok i want to thank everyone for all of thier help and suggestions. i read through all the posts above this one and i found the the problem with the rainbow colors.. (the only issue i had) can be fixed by just right clicking on your desktop (windows 7 of course) and select screen resolution. then just start the game as was suggested above Again thanks roadster.. (note: you do NOT need to change any setting or make any downloads to fix the color problem..) this also worked for fallout 2 aswell but i have not tested tactics..

the screan resalution thing worked but when i go to play all of a sudden it goes black and wherever i move my mouse i can see the screan kind of like im painting the sreen and it never goes away

I really want the collection as well, and I also have Windows 7, I can't find anywhere else saying yea or nea on whether any of the 3 in the trilogy collection will work with Windows 7.

it only happens durring the cutscenes trust me

Tried running it in a different compatabiliy? I did that for Vista (even though I didn't need to)

For me it helped when I just changed the colors from 32 to 16 bits.
Hopefully this helps someone.

To fix the "rainbow graphics" follow these instructions:
1. Right click anywhere on desktop and click "Screen Resolution"
2. Start up Fallout while the Screen Resolution window is open. Done!

Dude, thanks so much. I tried everything I thought, searched a tons of threads and nothing worked except for your advice. Thanks alot brother. Roadster213 FTW

BTW I am running windows 7 64 bit for anyone who is wondering.

Thank you!!!

Need help - just bought F2 and it keeps freezing; I have downloaded killips patch, but that does not work.

I installed both 1, 2, and Tactics and had the same issue with my new HP with Windows 7. The only thing I installed extra was the most recent version of the High Res patches (there are separate ones for each game). Once the games are booted after the patches are installed, you can go into the Options menu and adjust the settings to suit your display.

Worked beautifully for me, and everything runs flawlessly.

Redalert9r9r:
I really want the collection as well, and I also have Windows 7, I can't find anywhere else saying yea or nea on whether any of the 3 in the trilogy collection will work with Windows 7.

The entire trilogy collection works with 7.

shardin888:
Need help - just bought F2 and it keeps freezing; I have downloaded killips patch, but that does not work.

Uninstall, after reinstallation only download/install the High Res patch and nothing else. That is, assuming your system specs are compatible/capable, which I'm just going to assume they are.

Thanks -I will do the uninstall fix, hopefully that'll work.

I uninstalled the game and reinstalled, I also only downloaded the high res patch; while in the options menu the screen froze. Do I need to adjust my screen display? Also, forgot to mention that i have win 7 and am using a laptop.

Windows 7 64bit home premium

Fallout 2 with Killap's Unofficial patch 1.02.27.3

for me this fixed it, edit the "ddraw.ini" file:

;XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
[Graphics]
;Set to 0 for 8 bit fullscreen
;Set to 4 for dx9 fullscreen
;Set to 5 for dx9 windowed
;A dx9 mode is required for any graphics related script extender functions to work (i.e. fullscreen shaders)
;Modes 1, 2 and 3 are no longer supported
Mode=4

[change the "Mode" value to 4 from 0]

How about simply not buying the piles of fail that are Windows Vista & Windows Vista 2 (The slightly less shat on edition) and stick with the last good Windows OS?

Yeah, do that.

Chibz:
How about simply not buying the piles of fail that are Windows Vista & Windows Vista 2 (The slightly less shat on edition) and stick with the last good Windows OS?

Yeah, do that.

A bit late to this party aren't you?

Chibz:
How about simply not buying the piles of fail that are Windows Vista & Windows Vista 2 (The slightly less shat on edition) and stick with the last good Windows OS?

Yeah, do that.

Windows 7 and Vista are completely different.

kman123:
Windows 7 and Vista are completely different.

I fail to see how they differ, from a practical standpoint. They're incompatable with the same things for the same general reasons. And they're both bloated, obese OS' due to the same companies' incompetence.

Um, how do I install the high resolution patches if I've bought it on Steam? I'm having the colour problem so I downloaded the patch but I don't know where to go from here since the game is saved onto Steam rather than one of my folders. What do I do?

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