Fallout and playing old games on fancy new computers.

#1 Posted by Mikemcn (6996 posts) -

Seeing as I have a quad core computer, Windows Vista, a 1920 by 1080 monitor and this is a game from the mid 90's, Im kinda having crazy issues with trying to make Fallout work. The screen goes black sometimes and when i move my cursor the screen begins to reappear but only in the area of my cursor.  Theres a post about color issues on vista for this game but im not sure thats what im having issues with so I don't know if thats what I need to try and fix
 
So im wondering what I'm supposed to do. I think I need DOSbox to throttle my CPU, but I'd like to be sure thats what I need to get. If anyone could tell me what to do, i'd love some help.    
#2 Posted by Flaime (527 posts) -

Some old games cant run on newer systems, so yeah, DOSBox would be my guess.

#3 Posted by gexecuter (196 posts) -

 Fallout runs fine without DOSBOX, at least on the Windows XP machine i have. Have you tried the gog version? those guys do some stuff to make old games playable on modern systems.

#4 Posted by Fallen189 (5033 posts) -

Run it in compatability mode, with 256 colours, or look for a fan patch.

#5 Posted by TMThomsen (2078 posts) -
@gexecuter said:
"  Fallout runs fine without DOSBOX, at least on the Windows XP machine i have. Have you tried the gog version? those guys do some stuff to make old games playable on modern systems. "
GoG.com games are emulated through DOSBOX.
#6 Edited by ectoplasma (980 posts) -

I bought mine on GOG and it runs fine. With old games like these its much less of an hassle if you just buy a version from steam or GOG instead of downloading it / getting our dusty old cd out of the drawer.

#7 Posted by Tennmuerti (8134 posts) -

I would dual boot WinXP.
But that's just me.

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