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Fallout cover.jpg
Mac OS, OS X
Release dates
September 30, 1997
September 30, 1997
Mac OS
January 3, 2012
Fallout at WineHQ
Fallout at SteamDB
 Fallout at Wikipedia
Fallout 1997
Fallout 2 1998
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel 2001
Fallout 3 2008
Fallout: New Vegas 2010
Fallout 4 2015

Key points

Information It is highly recommended to install the Fallout Fixt patch.
Information The GOG.com version of Fallout runs the best on modern operating systems

General information

More information GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
More information GOG.com Support Page
More information Steam Community Discussions
More information Steam Users' Forums for game series
More information No Mutants Allowed Forum - General Fallout Discussion


Source DRM Notes Keys
Retail DRM-free US uncensored, EU censored.
Amazon.com Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
GamersGate Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
GameStop Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
GOG.com DRM-free Windows only. Previous Interplay-published version supported OS X as well.
Green Man Gaming Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Humble Store Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg
Steam Availability Table Icons - Steam.svg Windows only.

Essential improvements[edit]

1024x768 resolution using the Fallout1 High Resolution Patch v3.0.6.

Fallout Fixt[edit]

Information Patch compilation which contains several essential patches and bug fixes, allows for high and widescreen resolutions. Also contains optional fan content.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

DOS <path-to-game>\fallout.cfg
Windows <path-to-game>\fallout.cfg

Save game data location[edit]

DOS <path-to-game>\data\SAVEGAME\
Windows <path-to-game>\data\SAVEGAME\
Information Save games can be transferred between Windows, Mac OS and DOS installations of the game.

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud Native support
GameSave Manager Native support

Video settings[edit]

Graphics option Option WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution Hackable WSGF WS Bronze.svg Use the Fallout Fixt patch.
Multi-monitor No native support False icon.svg
4K Ultra HD Hackable WSGF Incomplete.svg Fallout Fixt patch allows 4K but it is not recommended. Text becomes too small to read, no difference to graphics quality over lower resolutions.
Field of view (FOV) Not applicable
Windowed Hackable Use D3DWindower[1]
Borderless fullscreen windowed Unknown
Anisotropic filtering (AF) Not applicable
Anti-aliasing (AA) Not applicable
Vertical sync (Vsync) Not applicable
60 FPS No native support Game is coded to run at low FPS, however mouse control is not effected by this.
120+ FPS No native support

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping Unknown
Mouse acceleration No native support
Mouse input in menus Native support
Mouse Y-axis inversion Unknown
Controller support No native support

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls Native support
Surround sound No native support
Subtitles Native support
Closed captions Unknown
Mute on focus lost Unknown


Language UI Audio CC Notes
English Native support Native support Native support
Italian Unknown Unknown Native support Check here

Issues fixed[edit]

Rainbow color problems in older games[edit]

Information Use the fix below; if it fails see Rainbow color problems in older games for solutions.

Fix ddraw.ini mode

Information Only works in a limited number of cases.
  1. Open the ddraw.ini file with Notepad.
  2. Find the [Graphics] header.
  3. Change mode=0 to:

mode=4 for fullscreen dx9 mode or mode=5 for windowed dx9 mode.

Information If this fix fails see Rainbow color problems in older games for solutions.

Error Initializing Video Mode 640x480[edit]

Fix Custom Resolution[2]

  1. Create a custom resolution of 640x480 with 60Hz refresh rate and 8 bits per pixel.

Retail install error[edit]

Information The CD version of the game reports an error upon start-up if run on modern versions of Windows.

Fix Installer Compatibility Mode

Run the installer in compatibility mode for Windows 95.

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
Pentium 90 MHz or faster
System memory (RAM)
16 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 MB (CD version only, minimal install) 565 MB
Video card (GPU)
DirectX 3.0a, 5.0 compatible
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU)
Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GHz+
System memory (RAM)
2 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 10 MB (CD version only, minimal install) 565 MB
Video card (GPU)
256 MB of VRAM


  1. Windowed Mode - GOG.com Forum
  2. Support for Fallout - GOG.com