Jack Off Jill
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Alright fellas, it's been a long time since I've used Windows, so I don't know anything.

I downloaded Fallout 1 and 2 from Steam. 1 works like a charm, but when i try to run 2 I get an error message. It says Fallout 2 is running in compatibility mode. I'm using Windows 8. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling it, as well as turning it on and off in Properties. Does anyone have any ideas? Steam has yet to respond. I also can't seem to find an .exe file.
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Jack Off Jill
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http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=33589529

For running them perfectly.

Find your Steam folder, find the Fallout 2 exe file, right click, properties, uncheck the compatibility mode.

Yeah, I did that. Didn't work. Made me want to punch my dog, but it isn't his fault.
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metacarpi
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Yeah, I did that. Didn't work. Made me want to punch my dog, but it isn't his fault.


Was Compatibility Mode not enabled, or did it just not work?
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Jack Off Jill
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#6
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Was Compatibility Mode not enabled, or did it just not work?

It wasn't enabled. So I enabled it. When that didn't work, I disabled it. I renamed that particular file and nothing. This is why I switched to Apple. Because I have no idea what I'm doing beyond clicking links for naked ladies.


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Oh hey, thanks man. Im kind of new here, I've only been posting for 6 years and never figured out the search bar.
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Yeah, write to my fanclub about it, honey.
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metacarpi
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#7
You don't have any mods installed at all do you?
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#8
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You don't have any mods installed at all do you?

Nope. Not unless steam automatically installs them.
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#9
Quote by Jack Off Jill
Nope. Not unless steam automatically installs them.


Under the properties tab on the shortcut on your desktop, there should be an option for 256 colour.


Fallout2.exe->Right click->properties->256 color

Something like that anyway.

Is that option checked? Greyed out?

If you can, uncheck it - it seems to be a common cause of issues for some reason.
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I've got a handle on the fiction.

I'm losing my grip, 'cos I'm losing my fingers.
Jack Off Jill
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#10
I think you're supposed to check that and enable 8 bit. That's what's supposed to solve the problem. But I think that's for some weird rainbow thing that will happen in the game. But yeah, I did that too.

Oh well. I guess I'll just wait for Steam to respond.
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metacarpi
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#11
I'd just hang on for Steam pal - my google-fu is failing me.
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#12
So. What are you wearing?
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#13
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Oh hey, thanks man. Im kind of new here, I've only been posting for 6 years and never figured out the search bar.




Then you should know better
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Jack Off Jill
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#14
I'm an impatient man.
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#15
Get it for mac?
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Jack Off Jill
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#16
I broke my macs.
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#17
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I broke my macs.


Ouch, right in the wallet!
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#18
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I broke my macs.


But Apple products never break.....
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But Apple products never break.....

No one can stop my destructive capabilities. Just last week I broke two nail guns.
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#20
Quote by JackalUK
But Apple products never break.....



Lies from the pits of.. the pit.


This problem happened to me when I wanted to play dungeon keeper 2 on Win7. DK2 is quite an old game, and it didn't like being shoved onto a much faster OS and system. Have you tried seperate launch options in steam? They've solved a lot of startup issues for me. Its a bit brute force-ish, but it has worked:

https://support.steampowered.com/kb_article.php?ref=1040-JWMT-2947
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