Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel

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Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel cover
Developers
Micro Forté
Publishers
Interplay Entertainment
Bethesda Softworks
Engines
Phoenix[1]
Release dates
Windows March 15, 2001
macOS (OS X) November 15, 2013[2]
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel guide at StrategyWiki
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel at Wikipedia
Fallout
Fallout 1997
Fallout 2 1998
Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel 2001
Fallout 3 2008
Fallout: New Vegas 2010
Fallout 4 2015
Fallout Shelter 2016
Fallout 4 VR 2017
Fallout 76 2018

General information

GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions
No Mutants Allowed Forum - General Fallout Discussion

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
Amazon.com
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Windows
GamersGate
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Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Previous Interplay-published version supported OS X as well.
Windows
Green Man Gaming
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Windows
Steam
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Windows
Fallout Classic Collection includes Fallout, Fallout 2, and Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel.

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

Official 1.27 Patch[edit]

Upgrades version 1.13 or 1.25 to version 1.27. 1.26 Tactics Editor tools are included too.[citation needed]
The GOG.com version is pre-patched to version 1.27.
InstallShield installer won't work if you have the Steam version.[3] Use the repacked patch and then fot127cdremover instead.

Fallout Tactics Hi-Res Patch v1.0[edit]

Error when applying Hi-Res Patch to Steam version
Error when applying Hi-Res Patch to Steam version
Supports the US 1.27 and the German 1.25 versions.
Error when using with unpatched Steam version.

Bonus Mission Patch[edit]

From the Fallout Tactics Bonus CD and adds the Springfield bonus patch.
To be able to play it you'll need to be in the first Fallout bunker before applying this patch.

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename intro.BIK[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\core\movie\
  2. Delete or rename intro.BIK.

Game data[edit]

Game options
Game options

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\core\bos.cfg
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/38420/pfx/[Note 1]
Key bindings are stored in <path-to-game>\core\keys.cfg}}

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\core\user
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/38420/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud
Syncs up to 953.67 MB of game data (maximum 1000 files).

Video settings[edit]

Display options
Display options

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
Manually edit keys.cfg
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio settings[edit]

Sound options
Sound options
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Master, sound effects, music, speech
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 2.0, EAX 2 and RSX 3D[4]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
German
French
Italian
Fan translation, download.
Polish
Local retail version only.
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Notes
LAN play
Online play

Connection types

Issues fixed[edit]

Game hangs/crash at startup[edit]

Restore DirectSound3D[citation needed]
Delete Miles Sound System files[5]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\miles
  2. Delete or rename Mssa3d.m3d and/or Mssa3d2.m3d

Missing Inventory[edit]

Only use if experiencing missing items in inventory.
Missing Inventory Patch[citation needed]

Download and apply Missing Inventory Patch.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Steam[edit]

Windows
Minimum
Operating system (OS)
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 400 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 1.650 MB
Video card (GPU) SVGA
DirectX 7 compatible
Sound (audio device) DirectSound

Disc Version[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95, 98, 2000, Me
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium II 300 MHz
System memory (RAM) 64 MB 128 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 750 MB (minimum installation) 1.6 GB (full installation)
Video card (GPU) 4 MB of VRAM
DirectX 7 compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) used for Windows game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). The app ID (38420) may differ in some cases.

References