Fallout 3 GOTY for Mac OS X

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  1. dankoB, Jul 28, 2015
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    Fallout 3 has been available as a Wineskin port for over 5 years however the performance has been sub par and it hasn't been the easiest game to install. With many advances in Wine and CrossOver source codes over the last 12 months performance has increased to a nearly native performance when played on proper hardware (2011 and above). In fact, WineHQ now has Fallout 3 rated within the top 3 Gold rated installs.

    There is now a recently updated wrapper available at the Porting Team database for anyone that may be interested in playing Fallout 3 on their Mac. A concise set of installation instructions are also available at the link below and are included in an .rtf file located on the downloaded disk image.

    This wrapper was tested on a 2011 MBP Core i7 @ 2.2GHz with RadeonHD 6750M, 512MB and 16GB of RAM

    Performance depends on your system hardware but can be played quite nicely on a 2009 MacBook with nVidea graphics as well. Advanced settings should be configured according to the hardware it is being installed upon.

    The wrapper only supports Mac OS X 10.6.8 and above

    Download the wrapper from the database entry located here:

    http://portingteam.com/files/file/3047-fallout-3-goty-v1703/
     
  2. Washac macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for this pointer, may try it one day but quite happy with running it under Bootcamp at the moment.
     
  3. dankoB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It would be an easy test if you were to drag and drop the folder on the downloaded disk image to your preferred gaming folder.

    Right click on Fallout.3-Game.of.the.Year.Edition.app and navigate to Contents/Resources/drive_c/Program File/Bethesda Softworks/Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition/Data

    Then navigate to your Bootcamp partition on Mac OS X and drag and drop the contents of your installed data folder to the wrapper's data folder.

    Close the the windows and then launch Fallout.3-Launcher.app if you have no mods installed or Fallout.3-Game.Of.The.Year.Edition.app if you do have mods installed that require the Fallout 3 Script Extender.

    Good luck when you do give it a shot.
     
  4. dankoB, Jul 28, 2015
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    ps...I forgot to mention to move your Fallout3 saves and .ini folder from you Bootcamp partition...most likely located at Users/Your User Name/Documents/My Games/ Fallout3/

    Drag and Drop it to your Mac OS X side @ Home/Your User Name/Documents/My Games/

    If you don't have a My Games folder, simply create one and drop the Fallout3 folder there.
     
  5. Washac macrumors 68020

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    Hey, thanks for that information, silly question maybe but can a controller be used as this is my preferred
    method of gameplay ? I ask because I have Skyrim in a wrapper and it has controller support.
     
  6. Janichsan macrumors 6502a

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    Concise??!?
    I have seen shorter installation instructions for UNIX applications that have to be compiled first…
     
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  8. dankoB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha...yeah...well after 5 years of hearing the same questions over and over from new forum users I try to make it impossible for them to screw it up.
     
  9. dankoB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've never tried playing this port with a controller. I'm a keyboard mouse kind of guy but it seems like having a controller would be beneficial to the quality of the port. Have you tried plugging it in? I know CX Source has winMM support although I have no idea if this is what Fallout 3 accesses for it's input.

    Here's another alternative...explained for Ubuntu but you should get the just of it...

    http://askubuntu.com/questions/165210/how-do-i-get-an-xbox-360-controller-working/399662#399662
     
  10. dankoB, Jan 23, 2016
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    Updating a very old thread here, but maybe it might be useful to some in the community who are still playing an outdated wrapper version with Fallout 3.

    This update includes two wrappers. The first is configured to run the Vanilla version of Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition. The second is configured to run the same version but is completely set up to start modding the game.

    Both wrappers utilize Wineskin 2.6.2 (OSX 10.6 to 10.11) with the Wine Staging 1.9.1 engine. Staging features are enabled. The engine was compiled and built into a wswine.bundle using Wineskin Winery and Terminal.app. To try the wrappers with the features disabled use Wineskin > Advanced > Tools > WineCfg > Staging and uncheck all available options.

    The Mod ready version has separate launchers for each respective utility necessary to mod the game correctly.

    Full community support for this available here: http://portingteam.com/files/file/3047-fallout-3-goty/

    Now with less install instructions! :)

    I'm also currently working on a wrapper that will include support for the up to date Fallout 3 Mod Organizer which basically makes the the two extra utilities unnecessary.
     
  11. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    Is it supposed to only work with a Steam version? The page doesn't really say anything except hardware requirements. :)
     
  12. dankoB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, will work with the Steam version. There are installation instructions in the description concerning a Steam install.

    Steam Installation Instructions:
    Mount the downloaded disk image
    Drag and drop the app to your preferred gaming folder
    Right click and choose show package contents
    Click on Advanced > Tools > Winetricks
    Click on update Winetricks in the lower left hand corner
    Scroll down in the apps drop down list and choose Steam
    Click on the Run button and launch the Steam process
    After Steam has completed loading sign in and download the game
    Launch the game using Steam
     
  13. MacAlien macrumors 6502

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    I tried to get this to work with not much luck. Got as far as detecting hardware to optimize game and returned a "serious problem" and needs to close. Installed Wineskin. Instruction are unclear what else needs to be installed, though maybe I'm just blind?
     
  14. dankoB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's possible that you may need to replace the cracked binaries in the Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition folder. This is due to Wine's copy protection limitations. This issue is not present in the Steam version as VAC (Steam copy protection so to speak) is compatible with Wine.
     
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    Sorry, I was trying out that new Invisible Man emoji.
    Actually, I'm having a problem installing/playing fallout 3 goty on my mac via steam.
    A little back story:
    A few years back I was new to laptop gaming. I purchased fallout through steam not knowing it wasn't for Mac. Fast forward to now, it has sat in my library mocking me. So I finally decided to do something about it. I found a website that guided me to install wine via terminal.
    To be completely honest, I have no idea what I'm doing.
    I got as far as installing steam, then downloading fallout. Once I opened the game all the menu screens worked, but then I began a game and it immediately froze. I restarted the computer but now have no idea how to get back to steam and fallout.
    My apologies for my complete lack of knowledge in this realm.
    Any help to advise me on how to get back in and play this damn game is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
     
  18. EnderBeta macrumors 6502

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    The problem with these "ports" is that they never work. Thanks for getting my hopes up and dashing them again. :(
     
  19. Washac, Mar 19, 2017
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    Fallout 3 one does work I used to run it, and this is the updated version/versions of that. Sure some take some setting up, but get that bit right and all should be OK.

    Fallout 3 was never a stable game even on the PC, crashing all over the place unless measures where taken to assist stabilizing it.

    I have run and do run lots of windows games in Wrappers they work some better than others, but to say they never work is a big claim. You do need in a lot of cases quite a beefy machine as in better than bog standard.

    Ones I do and have played OK in WINE or CIDER wrappers to name a few.

    Fallout 3
    Oblivion GOTY
    Skyrim
    Elder Scrolls III Morrowind GOTY
    Never Winter Nights
    Never Winter Nights 2
    Two Worlds Epic Edition
    Grim Dawn
    Path of Exile
     
  20. dankoB thread starter macrumors newbie

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    By the sounds of it you will need to back track quite a bit and completely uninstall the Wine that you currently have installed. The wrapper above consists of Wineskin which has it's own self contained version of Wine. If you have another version installed onto your computer it could cause issues with the Wineskin wrapper, potentially.

    If I'm not mistaken the Fallout 3 game files would be installed into a hidden directory which would be why you cannot locate them. I cannot give you advice on command line Wine as that is totally foreign to me. I've always use the Wineskin front end for it. If you do manage to continue with the command line wine, I would suggest you launch Winetricks and install d3d9 and xact_2010.

    However if you do un-install all of it you can grab my wrapper from the link in the first post. I've just updated it to support A Tale of Two Wastelands which is a mod that implements Fallout 3 GOTY into the Fallout New Vegas engine which was far more stable.
     

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