"What Remains" is a Fallout1/2 total conversion based on the FOnline Engine, using assets of Fallout 1/2. It is a singleplayer game and rather focusses on more linear, deep storytelling, then an open sandbox world. The game will take place in the area of the Great Lakes in the postapocalyptical USA, the years which passed after the great war can be counted on a few hands and toes, so one can assume not much time passed since then. It will be a big part of the game to just survive, try to come by, to be part of this harsh world.

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1 comment by SurfSolar on Apr 26th, 2011

So, here it is, the first small essay about where exactly What Remains takes place, and other cool stuff. Some parts the cautios reader already knows, some stuff is new. Everything is still vague enough to don't drop in spoilers by accident.

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What Remains will take place in the northeastern region of the former United States of America in the year 2097, precisely in the Midwestern Commonwealth, merged from the states Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan or Illinois for example. Even though the region might sound familiar to our real life universe, the war has left scars on the actual people living there, the fauna and flora, and the very landscape itself. 

Craters as big as cities, former flatland now turned into big ranges rendering the travel impossible, former lakes or rivers either dried out, or with now complete altered courses, all due to the devastating power of the bomb.In prewar days, the Midwestern Commonwealth consisted of many lakes and rivers, so does the postwar area look like. There are many swamps and riversides, it's rainy, but there are also parts where the land completely dried out and turned into a desert.

In the north, you have radioactive snow falling down, you don't want to go there (eventually you must in the game, though). Ash and death is everywhere.You'll meet a lot of new critters, consisting of natural (although perhaps mutated?) animals, as well as human organizations trying to come by.At the start of the game, you'll only find a very inaccurate weathered prewar map, like this here. (*) You'll really want to find someone who can draw you a better one as soon as you can, as the landscape has changed and trusting prewar maps may be a certain death for your character.

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*not the final version

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  • The game tells a linear story, staggered into chapters, with always some months, sometimes even years between each chapter, to compensate the huge size of the actual gameworld.
  • The slated number of actual hours spent with gameplay is around 20 hours, maybe a bit more.
  • Depending which traits you choose, what age your character is (and other variables) the start of the game changes.
  • A huge part of the game will be spent on your characters story and progression, to connect loose ends, to answer questions about yourself (and maybe even the himself?)
  • Although What Remains is not aiming for an "epic-safe-the-world" campaign, you'll be able to alter the very future of the locations and people ingame, aswell as your characters future.
  • Help communities ingame, or watch them dying. It's your choice. Often choices won't come out as you expected, though.
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Shidentora
Shidentora Apr 10 2012, 1:42pm says:

A must. Simply - a must.

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Mauler86
Mauler86 Mar 28 2012, 10:05pm says:

Definitely tracking this. Your progress is stunning and I can't wait to play this.

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WildMint
WildMint Mar 4 2012, 1:12pm says:

Epic!

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Teslo
Teslo Feb 20 2012, 7:36am says:

Hello there! This mod looks great mate. The funny thing that I was trying to make similar mod by myself some time ago. But I was trying to use Fallout tactics Engine… and it was crap. Is this FOnline Engine so much better (scripting/dialogs/map making)? Because it just looks great. I wish I could get involved in projects like this. Once again great work.

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HeartofShadows
HeartofShadows Jan 25 2012, 1:23am says:

Didn't know you had this on Moddb.
Loved your music and I'll love this too(known as camil2003 in other places). Followed!

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Shadowkiller91234567
Shadowkiller91234567 Jan 4 2012, 9:46pm says:

Your mod looks great, just because of this i reinstalled fallout 1 2 and tactics. I also highly suggest you tell about your mod on the bethsoft fallout forums. Just my 2 cents and the Underling looks creepy as ****.

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SurfSolar
SurfSolar Jan 13 2012, 8:52pm replied:

Thank you Shadowkiller91234567 - I am proud that my silly little game has evoked the urge in you to install the old classics, that makes glad! :)
As for the Bethesda Boards, I am not sure. I'd be glad when more people know about my game, but I think most of them know only Fallout 3 and will get disappointed by my game, being very similar to Fallout 1 and 2. Plus, I am not registred there and wouldn't know where to post it. :<

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adfjkndjklnhdfs Jan 3 2012, 7:16am says:

Can't wait for this, tracking for sure!

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SurfSolar
SurfSolar Jan 13 2012, 8:48pm replied:

Thanks!

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SurfSolar
SurfSolar Dec 17 2011, 10:56am replied:

Haha, I've just read about the Dogman, that indeed is a cool idea. :D Any more regional-only suggestions (Michigan/Wisconsin-ites) may have - always send it to me. ;)

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