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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I did the humongous installation, I installed the patch, I ran as administrator, I ran in compatibility mode, I checked the pathways in .cfg, I own the cd and it is in the computer as I speak. The patch and the game are both the US version. Everything is as it should be, but I still get the "running fallout 2 requires cd" error. I did all this a couple days ago, and the computer has been rebooted atleast a couple times since. I have been looking everywhere for advice, but I can't find anything I have not done yet to get my Christmas Fallout 2 to work T_T

Any help is much appreciated.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:59 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I guess you should put the disk in the tray.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:00 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Are you inserting the CD into the same drive you installed the game from?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:16 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Retlaw83 wrote:
Are you inserting the CD into the same drive you installed the game from?


I only have one cd drive: E drive. The game was installed into the C drive, however. I don't think that makes a difference though?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:58 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It seems to for some older games I have, but it apparently isn't a problem in your case,
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 5:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

You fucked something up when installing patch, with patched you dont even need cd to play the game. Just reintall everything.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hellz yes Haris. Re-install. Dont fuck up. Run in compatibility mode if you are running modern hardware or 64 bit OS. Install and try one patch at a time if you keep having problems.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I have already reinstalled everything once. I am already running in compatibility mode. The right patch is the right patch, so unless I'm using the wrong patch, trying a different patch is not going to help.

Here is where I got my patch from: http://www.strategyinformer.com/pc/fallout2/downloads.html

I'll try reinstalling again.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It works o_o Thanks guys.

Now its onto returning the colors to normal! I love progress! icon_pelvic_thrust
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2010 8:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

By the way, for anyone who looks at this in the future: my problem was solved by reinstallation using the humongous installation. The first time I tried to reinstall, I was following a lead that said large installation would work better. In my case that was not true. Also, after I reinstalled the game, I reinstalled the patch which I found by googling "fallout 2 patch 1.02." I did originally download a patch that I could not get to install, so if that is your problem, carefully try your luck with another. The are other less important patches, but this is the main one. Also, I have read that the patch you install must match the version of your game. The following website shows the cover art for each version of Fallout 2:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/fallout-2/cover-art
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:28 am Reply with quoteBack to top

itsjeremy6 wrote:
It works o_o Thanks guys.

Now its onto returning the colors to normal! I love progress! icon_pelvic_thrust



The colors thing is quite random, you fix it by pressing esc+crtl so you exit to desktop while game is still runing than return to game. Can take few of those before it fixes it self, sometimes it works after one try and sometimes it works fine withour any fixing at all.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:57 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Haris wrote:
The colors thing is quite random, you fix it by pressing esc+crtl so you exit to desktop while game is still runing than return to game. Can take few of those before it fixes it self, sometimes it works after one try and sometimes it works fine withour any fixing at all.


Well, first of all, the color was improved significantly, but not fully, when I entered compatibility mode. But I have noticed that it makes the colors weird and fixes the colors sometimes when I minimize and maximize the screen (alt+tab). I just tried using ctrl+esc (on my browser) and all it does is bring up the start menu. esc+ctrl does nothing.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

itsjeremy6 wrote:
Haris wrote:
The colors thing is quite random, you fix it by pressing esc+crtl so you exit to desktop while game is still runing than return to game. Can take few of those before it fixes it self, sometimes it works after one try and sometimes it works fine withour any fixing at all.


Well, first of all, the color was improved significantly, but not fully, when I entered compatibility mode. But I have noticed that it makes the colors weird and fixes the colors sometimes when I minimize and maximize the screen (alt+tab). I just tried using ctrl+esc (on my browser) and all it does is bring up the start menu. esc+ctrl does nothing.

To fix the colour thing, make a text file with the following lines, of course using your actual FO2 path:

taskkill /f /IM explorer.exe
C:\"Fallout2"\"FALLOUT2.exe"
start explorer.exe

Then turn it into a .bat file and run FO2 from there. It shuts down explorer when you start the game and restarts it once you leave the game. Works like a miracle - your colour problem is solved.

Also, I recommend playing with Killap's Fallout 2 Restoration patch. I finally recently finished the game with the patch and it's a flawed, yet worthy addition. Work in progress, shall we say.

edit: http://www.nma-fallout.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=811799
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