FOnline Developers are a young creative group determined to recreate the feeling and gameplay of the games Fallout and Fallout 2, pushing it even further, to the limits where massively multiplayer online game meets the role playing game. For this purpose, we are creating the FOnline Engine for everyone. FOnline is your Fallout world - online.

Though, even if the focus is set mostly on the Fallout games, it is possible to create totally new games without any Fallout connection at all.

Constantly updated repository is accessible at Github.com.

For help and/or support, please visit the English speaking community (Rotators development team) at Fodev.net.

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Motivation

Not sure whether you're acquainted with the FOnline engine, but if not then in short, it's an isometric sprite-based engine, development of which started as a modification for Fallout 2 back in 2004. I joined the process in 2006 and ended up leading the development efforts. I work on this project to the best of my ability, learning gamedev as I go. There have been different methods of engine distribution: binaries, source code, some mixes of both. Anyhow, there is a need to structure this whole thing.

The idea is to unite the efforts of all active Fonline servers and finally release the first official version of the FOnline engine. Currently everyone's using old builds deeply sinked in legacy code, not having the time or the knowledge to switch to a newer version. There are two essential reasons:

1. There's no new version. The new version has been being refactored and finalized for ten years with no final release.

2. People get used to the old, not-so-perfect mechanics. Since they know how to operate them, they keep doing it in utter hopelessness for real changes.

My idea consists in the union of all the key developers who still work on their servers. Together, we could contribute a lot and finally release the first version, after which we can help each other to migrate individual servers to this final version.

I believe the ETA for this is around four months, so the API will get freezed for this period and we'll get a new shiny engine. After that we'll update the game based on the engine.

Why not Unity or Unreal? If it's about Fallout spirit, having Fallout graphics system, and it's online, then it would require reengineering the original Fallout spriting system, isometric render, serialization system, network connectivity and transactions, all kinds of format parsers and loaders and other things. This engine is almost 16 years old. We didn't have Unity back then.

The engine will remain free under the MIT licensee.

FOnline engine & FOclassic Open Source

FOnline engine & FOclassic Open Source

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In October 2018 FOnline engine source code was release to public! According to this event, Rotators announced FOclassic - fork of the engine with many...

2016 RE-RELEASE!
Fallout Online Australia

2016 RE-RELEASE!

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Gday Boys and Girls, I'm proud to announce we do have a new server to host the game! We will be bringing it online TODAY! Connection instructions within!

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Fonline Last Breath

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Fonline Last Breath

All 3d model of weapons armors item characters are now in game. Next week i'll set up more location and begin some quest creation/craft recipe.

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FOnline: Ashes of Phoenix

AoP Dev diary 3: Skills

FOnline: Ashes of Phoenix

Third dev diary about FOnline: Ashes of Phoenix, a new Fallout MMORPG. This time we focus on skills.

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FOnline 2 is a 100% free Fallout MMORPG, based on the original Fallout 1 and 2 games. WARNING: studies have shown Fonline2 is more addictive than jet!

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FOnline: Ashes of Phoenix

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noman1
noman1

In October 2018 FOnline engine source code was release to public! According to this event, Rotators announced FOclassic - fork of the engine with many improvements for current and future games based on FOnline engine.

More information about upcoming changes related to open source FOnline engine:
Fodev.net

Github repositories:
FOnline: Github.com
FOClassic: Github.com
PReloaded: Github.com

Don't forget about joining fodev.net and Discord!

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Guest
Guest

could some one make a co op fallout 1/2 not mmo but co-op using the fonline engine?

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Guest
Guest

Hey how do I download the damn game engine?!?!?!

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noman1
noman1

foclassic: Github.com
fonline: Github.com

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-Labyrinth
-Labyrinth

Defiantly going to use this.

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noman1
noman1

Current playable FOnline servers and projects here: Fodev.net

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Guest

we got only 1 mod that is still updated here :/

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Lexx2k Creator
Lexx2k

2238 has its own changelog board. We only post updates on ModDB if something more important happens.

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Darkenneko
Darkenneko

I was wondering, I changed my settings in the config files but a lot of dialogue is still in Russian, is that normal? If it is, does someone have a vanilla version of the SDK translated? It would be great! Thanks!

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