Fallout is one of the greatest RPG games out there. It's set in the post-nuclear, dangerous world of violence and radiation. The game consists of a very detailed and interesting storyline, tactical turn-based combat, and revolutionary character creation style. You can play Fallout for months, but still it's not boring because of many ways of finishing the game. You can be a bad-ass gangster, or a world-saving hero. This is a must-see for all RPG games fans, and it's undoubtedly one of the best gaming classics. Unique, amazing storyline makes Fallout addicting! The Linux copy uses the classic DOS version.

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The Fallout game series are some of the greatest RPG games out there. Set in the post-nuclear, dangerous world of violence and radiation. The game consists of a very detailed and interesting storyline, tactical turn-based combat, and revolutionary character creation style. You can play any of the Fallout games for months and it will keep you coming back for more! Fallout, Fallout 2 and Fallout Tactics are one of the few must-play for all RPG games fans, and it's undoubtedly one of the best gaming classics.


It's the year 2161, 84 years after a two-hour-long war that destroyed most of civilization. Mankind soldiers on, living out a hardscrabble life on the surface or holing up in great Vaults built inside caves. You're a member of Vault 13 somewhere in Southern California, and the Vault Overseer's got a job for you: find a replacement water purification chip within 150 days, or your home is doomed.


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Your tribe has survived over ten years of drought but now their reserves are at an end. The village elders have selected you to wear the sacred Vault-suit of your grandsire and travel the perilous Wastes in search of the holy GECK — a mythical piece of pre-collapse technology that can restore the land to bounty.

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Fallout Tactics: The Brotherhood of Steel

With nuclear apocalypse looming over the world, several vaults were constructed to contain the best and brightest of humanity. By being shielded from the imminent death, the offspring of these people could reclaim and repopulate the Earth. However, before the entire network could be completed, nuclear war broke out. One of the vaults became militaristic and technology-driven. Using their superior weapons, they were able to claim the surrounding wasteland. The members of this vault formed the Brotherhood of Steel, an organization dedicated to unlocking new and better technologies.

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AshtarSheran Jan 13 2012, 12:47pm says:

On MInt 11 64 bit:
./dosbox-64: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found (required by ./dosbox-64)
./dosbox-64: error while loading shared libraries: libSDL_sound-1.0.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
How do I fix this?

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Protektor Jan 14 2012, 1:54am replied:

You will need to upgrade the version of libstdc++ to a newer version it looks like. You can do this to see what all is in your version:
strings /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 | grep GLIBC

libSDL_sound should be checked by the client if you have it and if not then it downloads a copy. You might want to double check if you have the library or not.

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Sofox Jan 11 2012, 8:55pm says:

To answer your question, "abandonware" is not a legal term. It's just a colloquial term for something that no longer seems to be cared for or maintained by any company. Generally the term is used as a justification for piracy (whether it is okay to pirate a game by a company that no longer exists is a big debate in and of itself).

The publishing rights for this game are currently owned by Interplay Entertainment, it would be illegal for anyone to sell Fallout without first forming an agreement with Interplay. Both GOG and Desura have assumedly made such an agreement.

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harfield Jan 23 2012, 7:14pm replied:

Indeed it's a big debate... But I don't know ; if we consider a game like a painting for example, we should say that some games, even if they are old, are master pieces, and it's hard to tell people that they can't see those master pieces because someone aren't comercializing it... In my opinion it's a problem of consider a game as a simple product or as a cultural legacy. For me the content is one thing and the way of selling it, the product that we made with this content, is another one. Desura, Steam and GOG are a way of selling a content, a good way, with support, well maded install scripts, summary, videos, photos etc. I buy a way of consuming a cultural legacy, a cultural content ; it's the same thing that going to a museum and paid for an Iphone application to have audio-guided tools that offers you a better "visit experience". Nowadays it's impossible to destroy pircacy, so I think the better way is to offer a crucial experience advantage to gamers... Desura is fantastic and I'll buy Fallout again just to have it working here, with all my other Desura games on Linux!

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Protektor Jan 12 2012, 9:24am replied:

Yes we do have a publishing contract with Interplay that covers all of their titles. Buying Interplay games here get's money in the pocket of Interplay.

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harfield Jan 9 2012, 7:49pm says:

Some issues as I can read here... I've some general questions : is fallout abandonware> Even if it isn't some games that "sell" GOG are, can they do that> I mean that's legal> It seems to be the intention of Desura to port some old DOS games and I think that's great! I recommend "Master of Orion 2 : Battle for Antares", a fantastic game that as Fallout still very playable nowadays (I mean the graphics and the gameplay still quite acceptable... I say that because I've tried to play the firs Alone In the Dark some days ago and it's just unplayable for me, I'm not that much retro =P ... I used to love this game back in 90 something...).

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Protektor Jan 12 2012, 9:26am replied:

We did not port the game. This is the original DOS version running under DOSBox. It says in the title description that the Linux version is the original DOS version. Buy Interplay games here you can be sure that they are legally sold to you and Interplay is getting their money.

The Windows version is an updated version for modern Windows that Interplay created and not Desura.

There is no such thing as abandonware. People try and label old games that way to justify not paying for them. Some times you can only buy old games occasionally off EBay but that doesn't mean you should help yourself to a free game just because you can't buy it and you want it. Put up an EBay wanted post if you want older games and can't find them for sale anymore.

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harfield Jan 19 2012, 9:24pm replied:

Well I didn't know that Protektor... I don't like to buy on the internet, specially not on ebay, if the companies want me to buy for their products they need to give me a totally legal and well presented way. It's the same thing for music, since Spotify I paid a premium account and sometimes I buy albums that I really want to have. With movies it's the same problem as with games : if I want to find for example an old film by Kurosawa it could be extremly hard, specially if you live in a place with no huge cultural activities, like little cities (in Brazil it's extremly hard to find old movies, classical music, even modern movies that aren't big hollywood or national productions - I just have Spotify because I live in France for some time! Not every place in this planet have the same infrastructure than America... Three years ago I decided to play Starcraft one again but my old CD was corrupted so I try to bought another one on the internet and because of international export taxes I paid more then 10 times the product value). So I'll continue to download movies and games for free if I can't bought them legally and in a nice platform like GOG, Desura or Steam for games or VUDU for movies (of course this one doesn't exist yet in Brazil).

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heavyweightas Jan 7 2012, 6:29pm says:

fullscreen=flase? Heh. Not that it matters. :-)


If I uninstall the game and savegames remain, upon reinstalling the game Desura stalls infinitely on "gathering information". If I press Cancel, the app just quits. A bug in Desura, I'm sure.

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Protektor Jan 8 2012, 2:02am replied:

I should also mention that the reason it doesn't just delete the directory is because of MOD support. We could probably do this better though, since Fallout doesn't have MODs.

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heavyweightas Jan 9 2012, 4:22pm replied:

The "fallout" directory alone is not enough to stall Desura on reinstall. There has to be some stuff inside it, too.

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DerRidda Jan 8 2012, 4:38am replied:

Oh no. Don't attempt to delete any folders! Fallout stores it's saved games inside the game folder and even some newer titles do, Blocks That Matter for example.

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Protektor Jan 8 2012, 1:46am replied:

Yes that is a bug in Desura. Sometimes if the directory exists it gets freaked out and won't move on anyway.

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Old classic. I played with it first in 2010, but I loved it. I think this game must be the idol of every game.

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